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4-Year-Old Child Perishes in Early Morning Five

We begin tonight’s newscast with the tragic death of a four-year-old special needs child who lost her life in a fire this morning in Belize City.  A fire broke out [...]

Was There Negligence in the Fatal Fire?

Was there negligence in the death of four-year-old K’Lee Flores? Social media has been buzzing and even at the scene of the fire, the question of who is ultimately responsible [...]

An Assortment of Drugs Discovered in Burrell Boom

A sizeable quantity of an assortment of illegal drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin was confiscated during an operation in Burrell Boom Village on Tuesday evening. Law enforcement [...]

Government Employees with Credit Union Accounts Won’t Receive Salaries until Next Monday

Public officers who receive their salaries through their respective credit unions will not be able to access those funds until next Monday, June nineteenth. This is as a result of [...]

Sixteen Requests for Information from Waterloo Under FOIA

As many as sixteen requests have been made to various government departments on behalf of Waterloo Investment Holdings Limited under the Freedom of Information Act.  Those requests for access to [...]

Is there Anything in Cruise Tourism Fiasco for Shyne?

It’s a question that was asked of the U.D.P. Party Leader on Tuesday when he sat down with the media.  Here’s how he responded to that question.   Reporter “Are [...]

Shyne Barrow: “I Just Want One Standard”

On Monday, Shyne Barrow wrote to C.E.O. Jason Liberty of the Royal Caribbean Group regarding the scandalous Definitive Agreement, as well as the Memorandum of Understanding the company has entered [...]

The Definitive Agreement and Its Importance in Cruise Tourism

In tonight’s episode of the Five Point Breakdown, we take a closer look at the Definitive Agreement, what it is and whether or not the contract signed between Portico and [...]

Keeping the Deer Dance and the Maya Culture Alive

Based on current historical data, the Mayas are the earliest inhabitants of this hemisphere, preceding the time when Jesus walked the Earth. But there is a determined need among them [...]

Belize Recognizes World Refugees Day

Today is celebrated as World Refugees Day 2023.  The day is being recognized under the theme, “Hope away from home, a world where refugees are always included”. In honor of [...]

Ministry of Immigration Resolving E-Passport Backlog

The Ministry of Immigration is on its way to clearing the backlog of e-passports yet to be issued. The department ran into issues with supplies due o the sheer number [...]

More than 12,000 Individuals Applies For Amnesty in Belize

We also asked C.E.O Middleton for an update on the Amnesty Program. The timeline for applications to be submitted was officially closed in March. Middleton says more than twelve thousand [...]

Immigration C.E.O Discuss Travel Policies for Jamaicans

C.E.O. Middleton also responded to questions on the concerning number of Jamaican and Haitian nationals that are using Belize as a transit point to the U.S. He was asked if [...]

Belizean Troops Return from Military Exercise in the United States

Today, a cohort of one hundred and forty plus members of the Belize Defense Force and the Belize Coast Guard returned to the Jewel from three weeks of training in [...]

Boat Captain Says Port Authority Refuses to Renew His Master License

Today, News Five spoke with Caribbean Sprinter’s boat captain Christian Rivero, who has written to the Office of the Ombudsman seeking assistance in what he describes as unfair treatment by [...]

Nonrenewal of Master License Threatens Boat Captain’s Livelihood

Like a driver’s license, Rivero’s master license expires on his birthday which is this Friday, June sixteenth. Time is running out for the career boat captain who says that the [...]

Campbellsville University Honors Mayor Sharon Palacio

Earlier today, Campbellsville University, a private Christian institution in Kentucky, recognized Mayor Sharon Palacio with a Leadership and Service Award. Mayor Palacio has been partnering with the university for the [...]