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Cabinet Decision: Commission of Inquiry on the Sugar Industry

Cabinet has made a decision, essentially acquiescing to the demand put forward by cañeros in the north, that a commission of inquiry be convened into the sugar industry. That decision [...]

Agriculture Minister: Inquiry Is Not to Dig Into B.S.I. Business

G.O.B. has said that it will not nationalize the sugar industry. But what will be the scope of the inquiry? Will the unresolved commercial agreement be settled?   Jose Abelardo [...]

B.S.C.F.A. “Thankful” For Cabinet’s Decision on Commission of Inquiry

We also heard from Alfredo Ortega, the Chairman of the Committee of Management at the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association. Ortega was among those leading the protest on Tuesday in [...]

Abi Mai: Controlled Price of Brown Sugar Needs to be Revisited

Prime Minister John Briceño has said that at this time an increase in the controlled price of brown sugar cannot be entertained due to the high cost of living.  Two [...]

Watch Out! Supplies Control Amendment Bill to Address Price Gouging

You have been warned and now the government is taking action. Last week, Prime Minister John Briceño told the media that a taskforce was set up to address the global [...]

Government of Belize Announces Phased Approach to Pension Reform

The Government of Belize is moving full steam ahead with its planned public sector pension reform. Conversations surrounding pension reform surfaced back in early February when, at a joint union [...]

Man Takes Up Issue with S.S.B over Benefits; S.S.B Responds Favourably

The next story is a plight of a burly middle-aged man who was employed and, for the most part, suffered no known health issues during the first forty-three years of [...]

Shane Williams: The U.D.P. Underdog in Queen Square

The United Democratic Party is currently in its convention season and standard bearers are being elected and endorsed across the country. In the Queen Square Division, Shane Williams, who is [...]

Family of Missing Hopkins Man Seeks Public Assistance To Locate Him

The family of a twenty-four-year-old man from Hopkins Village is seeking the public’s assistance to locate him. Marlon Martinez, who is hearing- impaired, was reported missing on Monday after he [...]

Byron Broaster is Charged for Stealing a Pickup Truck

Fifty-nine-year-old Byron Broaster appeared unrepresented earlier today before Senior Magistrate Baja Shoman where he was read a single charge of theft.  The Guatemalan/Belizean, who is homeless, claims to be on [...]

A Real Belizean Inventor To Be Proud Of

Tonight, we will feature two Belize on Reel stories.  The first is in honor of Women’s Month and the other is in commemoration of Child Stimulation Month.  Meet Alma Franz, [...]

Kite Flying and Remembering Baron Bliss on Heroes and Benefactors Day

It’s kite season, an annual tradition that has for many years firmly taken root in Belizean culture.  While handmade kites are no longer as popular as they once were in [...]

M.O.A. Signed to Develop 5 Miles of Valley of Peace Road

Today, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed for the upgrade of several miles of road in the Valley of Peace community. The two point two million dollar initiative is being [...]

M.I.D.H. Considering Toll for Coastal Highway

The Coastal Highway is on schedule to be completed later this year. It is a project that provides alternative access for commuters to southern Belize.  Today, News Five caught up [...]

PAHO Hold “3 Years of COVID-19’ Press Conference

In March 2020, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was detected in Belize. Since then, nearly seventy-one thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded and a total of six [...]

Health Experts Discuss Long-Haul Effects of Contracting COVID-19

We also heard from Doctor Marcos Espinal, the Assistant Director at PAHO. He responded to a question about the long-term effects of contracting COVID-19 and whether those long-haul COVID-19 symptoms [...]

Belize Central Prison Receives 240 Chrome Books from Port Moody Rotary Club

This afternoon, the Belize Central Prison received two hundred and forty Chrome Books from the Port Moody Rotary Club in British Columbia. It was the final phase of an ongoing [...]

Belize City Resident Seeks Compensation For Damages Property in Demolished Home Controversy

Last night, we told you about the controversy surrounding the demolition of a house on Pike Crescent in Belize City. As we reported, Caroline Young, who had reportedly been occupying [...]

Guinea Grass Farmer Is $25,000 Richer From Scratch and Win Ticket

A resident of Guinea Grass Village is twenty-five thousand dollars richer after spending three dollars on a Scratch and Win ticket. The winner, however, declined the request to be interviewed, [...]