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Gaming Machines Malfunction on First Draw

Boledo and lottery buyers went out en masse on Sunday to purchase their favourite numbers for the Sunday Lottery and Jackpot, but many of them were disappointed and returned home [...]

Retail Cost of Sliced Bread to Go Up to $2.50

Belizeans across the country, at all levels of society, are buckling under the weight of severe inflation and, come December eighteenth, things won’t get any cheaper.  Earlier today, a press [...]

Police Charge Man Accused of Slashing Woman’s Throat

Last Thursday, Shona Baptist, a call agent, was callously attacked and her throat slashed while she was on the job at home in the Bryan Estate area of Burrell Boom [...]

Thieves Target and Rob Security Guard on the Job

A security guard was robbed while on duty at a store in San Ignacio also on Thursday night. Two men, armed with a gun, accosted the guard and then robbed [...]

Police Charge Driver Involved in Multiple Traffic Fatality

Last Thursday, News Five brought you the tragic story of a fatal road traffic accident the night before that claimed the lives of four work colleagues who were heading home [...]

Police Impound Van and Look for Heritage Bank ATM Thieves

On Friday, the managers and employees of Heritage Bank woke up to discover that thieves had targeted two of their ATM’s – one in Belize City and another at a [...]

PM Briceño, “I think the B.N.T.U. should look in the mirror first.”

The Belize National Teachers Union met with its membership this afternoon at various branches across the country.  The meeting succeeds a discussion with the Minister of Education late last week [...]

PM Blames Management for Teachers Not Being Paid

PM Briceño also touched on the issue of some teachers not being paid their salaries for months on end, since the start of the new school year.  That, he said, [...]

Still No Legislation to Replace Flawed Definitive Agreement

A senate inquiry into the Definitive Agreement that was granted to Portico Enterprises Limited by the outgoing Barrow administration in October 2020 begins on Tuesday inside the Assembly Building.  While [...]

PM Briceño Reiterates Position on Sugar Industry Inquiry

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association is yet to enter into a new commercial agreement with B.S.I., despite a date for the start of the new sugar crop being set [...]

San Pedro Mayor, Wally Nunez Endorsed to Run Again

San Pedro Mayor, Wally Nunez was endorsed as the P.U.P.’s mayoral candidate for the municipal slate in San Pedro. During a rally on Saturday night, Nunez received the support of [...]

Tourism and Health are Critical to Belize’s Economy

The Regional Tourism and Health Program is an initiative that addresses the health, safety and environmental sanitation threats to tourism, with the goal of strengthening countries’ capacities to prepare and [...]

Tourism, Health and Belize’s Terrestrial Borders

The health of Caribbean economies is closely related to the health of its travel and tourism industry since the Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world.  Doctor Lisa [...]

Assembly Building to Get Much Needed Sprucing Up

This afternoon in Belmopan, several parliamentarians, as well as representatives of the Republic of China (Taiwan) were on hand for a donation that will see the Assembly Building get a [...]

Loss and Damage Fund Pledges “Chump Change”

COP28 in Dubai has seen pledges to the Loss and Damage Fund totaling just over six hundred million dollars, a sum dismissed by leaders from small island developing states (SIDS) [...]

Plans for Mangroves Reforestation in Money River Underway

Established in 2001, the Adaptation Fund initiated project funding in 2009, concentrating on climate adaptation efforts. It extends eligibility for funding to all developing nations and introduced the pioneering concept [...]

Belize to Participate in IDB’s CLIMA Program

The Inter-American Development Bank (I.D.B.) announced on Saturday its CLIMA program, rewarding countries for achieving environmental goals with a 5% grant of the loan principal. The initiative aims to help [...]

Climate Change Affects Health

At COP28, Canadian medical professionals protested for climate action, advocating for a just phase-out of fossil fuels. They highlighted the severe health consequences of climate change, including the spread of [...]

CARICOM Fully Supports Guyana

The United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ) has cautioned Venezuela against taking any actions that could change Guyana’s control over the disputed Essequibo region. This warning comes just days [...]

Peaceful Ceasefire Protest at COP28 in UAE

In an unusual occurrence in the United Arab Emirates, a peaceful protest unfolded at COP28 in Dubai, calling for a ceasefire in support of Palestine. The protestors, at the Blue [...]