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Post-Mortem reveals that Elrick Vairez Drowned

The post-mortem result is out – Elrick Vairez died by drowning. Today, an autopsy was conducted on the body of the thirty-five-year-old father of one and just after four p.m., [...]

Portico Responses to Former Attorney General, but Is There Really a Definitive Agreement?

The principals of Portico Enterprises Limited have responded to a letter written by former Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte on January twenty-seventh.  In that communication,  the previous chief legal officer is [...]

I.M.F. Outlook and Risk Issues Identified by the Visiting Team

Last night, we reported on the Concluding Statement or preliminary findings of the official visit of the International Monetary Fund. Tonight, we take a closer look at some of the outlook [...]

Bus Operators to Meet with N.T.U.C.B. Tonight Over Current State in Bus Industry

The press release that the Belize Bus Association demanded the Ministry of Transport to circulate by day’s end on Wednesday, summarizing the points on which they have come to an [...]

Fish Kill in Manmade Canal Off the Boom Road

Today, a News Five team was called out to a manmade canal that leads from Ray Cattouse’s property through the compound of Teichroeb and Son’s Limited and funnels into the [...]

Tracy Panton Says Patrick Faber Should Be Brought Back into the U.D.P.

Albert Area Representative Tracy Panton shares the position of the U.D.P.’s Caucus for Change that Collet Area Rep Patrick Faber should be returned to that constituency as the party’s candidate [...]

Employees of Belize City Security Firm Takes Employer to Court Over Unpaid Wages

Employees of a security firm in Belize City are preparing to take their employer to court over unpaid wages. Information to News Five is that a number of employees from [...]

Labour Department’s Sets Out To Eradicate Child Labor in Belize by 2025

The Labour Department has set 2025 as its target year to completely eliminate child labour in Belize. And, last week the department launched its Child Labour Education Tour to build [...]

Minister of Agriculture Prioritizes Rural Women in Agriculture During SICA Pro-tempore Presidency

Women who engage in agriculture are poised to be prioritized during the next three months that Minister of Agriculture, Jose Abelardo Mai holds the position of pro tem presidency of [...]

Minister of Agriculture: Belize Can Learn from Others Best Practices in Agriculture

Mai is also of the view that Belize can learn from other countries around us on how to become more efficient, particularly at a time when climate change is becoming [...]

How Much Training, Discipline and Sacrifice Goes Into Pre-Race Events?

In every discipline or sport there are stringent guidelines for coming out among the top finishers. And the paddlers in this year’s Belikin La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge are [...]

Belize Volleyball Makes History; National Teams Qualify for NORCECA

Belize Volleyball continues to make history. It has arguably become one of the most successful sports in the country to bring international recognition and placements. Today, word spread like wildfire [...]

B.V.A. Says Teams Need Help to Attend NORCECA Games

…and while there is an excitement, B.V.A. President Allan Sharp says that it will cost approximately thirty-five thousand dollars per team to attend, including acquiring specific branded jersey and footwear [...]

A Spelling Bee Competition for Standard One Students of Anglican School

Today at the Mexico Sports Center in Belize City, standard one students from Anglican primary schools across the country participated in a spelling bee competition. It is not to be [...]

B.B.A. and Transport Ministry Meet Common Ground on Bus Dispute

Earlier this week, the Belize Bus Association issued an ultimatum to the Department of Transport that was sure to result in strike action had those demands not been met.  Tonight [...]

Transport Minister: All Bus Companies Who Meet Criteria Are Entitled to Concessions

During the dispute, the B.B.A also demanded that its members equally enjoy whatever duty exemptions were granted to Floralia to import its fleet of buses. Today, Minister Ferguson said that [...]

B.B.A President Appeals to Small Bus Operators to Work Together to Amalgamate

Following the lengthy meeting, B.B.A. President Thomas Shaw made an appeal to the smaller bus operators to work together with the bigger companies so that there will be a smooth [...]

Minor Murdered in Roaring Creek, Second Shooting Victim Hospitalized

A teenager is dead and another is hospitalized, following a shooting incident in Roaring Creek Village. Information to News Five is that just before one thirty p.m., fifteen-year-old Dane Matute [...]

Missing Man Elrick Vairez Turns Up Dead

The result of a post-mortem examination is still pending in the death of thirty-five-year-old Elrick Lee Vairez. His body was discovered on Tuesday evening near Montego Bay Caye, located approximately [...]

Embassy of Belize in Mexico Investigates Reports of Missing Belizean Woman in Tijuana.

The Embassy of Belize in Mexico is investigating reports of a Belizean woman gone missing in Tijuana. A Belize City family reportedly informed the embassy that they received information suggesting [...]

Barkley Allen Arraigned for Arson, A Psychiatric Evaluation is Ordered

Twenty-seven-year-old Barkley Allen Junior, a resident of Orange Walk Town who is believed to be mentally challenged, appeared in the magistrate’s court in Belize City today where he was arraigned [...]

I.M.F. Issues Concluding Statements Following Recent Mission to Belize

The International Monetary Fund has presented its concluding statements, following a recent 2023 Article Four Mission to Belize.  The I.M.F. reports that economic activity has rebounded strongly from the COVID-19 [...]

D.O.E. Amends E.I.A. Regulations, But Is It Constitutional?

Earlier today, the Department of the Environment released a public notice informing of an amendment to the existing Environmental Impact Assessment regulations. But is the revision of Statutory Instrument Number [...]

Chief Environmental Officer Has No Knowledge of Portico’s Definitive Agreement

On Tuesday, we showed you a letter written by former attorney general Michael Peyrefitte, in respect of a so-called definitive agreement that the principals of Portico say was granted to [...]

Department of Environment Leads Belize’s GEO Report

This morning, stakeholders in conservation, led by the Department of Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, held an inception meeting for the Global Environment Outlook Report.  It is [...]