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Making Sense of the Port of Belize Buy-Back

The House of Representatives met in the final session for 2023 on Thursday.  During the sitting, a number of bills were tabled and passed, including the Port Acquisition and Settlement [...]

C.W.U. Welcomes Port Takeover, Amid Concerns About Stevedores

Earlier today, the Christian Workers Union issued a release, following government’s announcement on Thursday that it will be nationalizing the Port of Belize Limited.  The statement goes on to say, [...]

Child Diagnosed with Meningitis Dies

There is sad news tonight about the nine-year-old child who was on life support with meningitis. News Five learned that he passed away earlier today, just as family and friends [...]

Minister: Assessments Needed before Child is Returned to Mother

The death of four-year-old Ayanna Bennett last month, while in the custody of a Mennonite couple, as temporary foster parents, raised the ire of many. Questions were asked about the [...]

Investigation Reveals Policemen Assaulted Man First

On Wednesday, we reported on a stabbing incident in San Pedro that left two policemen wounded. The initial story was that the policemen, Edwin Reid and Kieran Mena were walking [...]

Police Officers Who Escorted Escaped Prisoner to Be Charged

Accused murderer, Hildebrandt Codd remains at large after he escaped along with Jesse Mejia through a window in an adjoining room to the Courtroom Number Three where they were scheduled [...]

Accused Murder Nimrod Tillett Faces Extradition to Mexico

Earlier today, the Chief Magistrate granted a warrant of apprehension for the arrest of Nimrod Tillett, as well as an application for his extradition proceedings to begin.  Tillett, who has [...]

Is Collin Francis Fit to Stand Trial for Murder?

Collin Francis, an inmate at the Belize Central Prison, appeared before the High Court today for a competency hearing.  Francis, a mental patient, is accused of attempting to kill a [...]

Father Charged for Abetment; Son Wanted for Attempted Murder

Forty-six-year-old Owen Pollard Senior has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison after being arraigned on a single charge of abetment to murder.  His son, Owen Pollard Junior, is on [...]

2023-24 Sugar Crop Delayed Until End of December

The start of the 2023-24 sugar crop has been delayed and the Belize Sugar Industries Limited has voiced its discontent with the decision to postpone the start of production.  In [...]

Sale of Sugar Across the Borders Requires Permit

Earlier this week, News Five aired a story on the shortage of sugar on supermarket shelves. The shortage is not occurring in the output from the Belize Sugar Industries, but [...]

Minister: Toughest Part of Carrying Out CCJ Ruling Lies Ahead

During Thursday’s House Meeting, Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia gave a statement on the progress this present government has made in relation to the implementation of the C.C.J.’s [...]

Police Beef Up Operations Heading into Christmas

As the hustle and bustle of the season takes us into shopping areas to buy gifts and Christmas grocery, so too do thieves step up their game to see who [...]

Live Sign Language Translation of House Meeting Begins

This week was observed as Disability Week and what better way for the House of Representatives to acknowledge persons living with disabilities than with the start of a live sign [...]

Inspiration Centre Celebrates Talents of Children with Disabilities

Every year since 2014, the Inspiration Centre has been distributing calendars featuring artwork of the children that it provides therapy and assistance to. But now the centre has shifted from [...]

Youth Delegate Ishmael Nicholson Participates in COP28

COP28 continued today in Dubai. To enhance the engagement of youth from underrepresented communities in shaping climate policies, the COP28 Presidency launched the International Youth Climate Delegate Program. This initiative [...]

Monique Vernon Represents Fragments of Hope at COP28

Another young Belizean who is participating in COP28 in Dubai is Monique Vernon. On Saturday, Vernon will participate in a panel discussion where she will share the successes and challenges [...]

Woman Engineer Ramy Chia Pens Her First Book

This week’s story is suitable for both kids and adults alike, and it comes with a book available for purchase too. We had the opportunity to sit down with Ramy [...]