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No Case Submission Refused in Oscar Selgado Trial

Attorney Oscar Selgado was back in court today to hear Justice Nigel Pilgrim’s verdict on a no case submission by his attorney Adolph Lucas. Selgado and his attorney did not [...]

Orange Walk Father Dies in Wednesday Morning RTA

A resident of Orange Walk Town lost his life in a road traffic accident this morning. Reports are that forty-year-old Carlos Vargas lost control of his red Honda Accord while [...]

ComPol Williams Press Charges against Brother For Alleged Cyber Bullying

Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, has pressed charges against his brother, Arthur Williams, for alleged cyber bullying. This morning, Arthur Williams was escorted to the Belize City Magistrates Court in [...]

Shane Bennett Gets Life in Prison for Murder

In January 2020, thirty-six-year-old Anthony Parks was gunned downed in Independence Village, he succumbed to his injuries eleven days later.  But when his suspected killer was convicted of murder in [...]

Investigation Still Ongoing on Belize City Meningitis Case

At the end of January a child attending Holy Redeemer Primary School began exhibiting signs and symptoms of meningitis. The Ministry of Education took precautionary steps to protect the remainder [...]

Bernard Says Free Vaccines Are Fit For Use

The United States government recently donated four thousand, eight hundred doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Bivalent vaccines to the Government of Belize. However, the Center for Disease Control stated on its website [...]

Legal Opinion on Standing Orders Gives Way to Senate Meeting

The Sitting of the Senate for Thursday will proceed as scheduled, that is the final decision by the President of the Senate, following a legal opinion issued by the Attorney [...]

Forgotten CWU Members Speak Out

Ever since the termination of several members of the Christian Workers Union from the Port of Belize Limited, tensions have run high between the two parties. Since then, the union [...]

Minister Fonseca Assures IT-VET Teachers of Timely Payments

Last week, instructors at the Belize City IT-VET called the media to say that their salaries were not being paid by the Ministry of Education since September. The instructors said [...]

Minister Fonseca: No Student Should Be Sent Home for Not Paying School Fees

Another IT-VET issue that surfaced last week was that thirty students attending the Orange Walk ITVET were reportedly sent home for owing several months of school fees. But the Minister of [...]

Minister Fonseca: Curriculum Reform Designed to Ease Work

For over a year, the Ministry of Education has been discussing with educators the matter of curriculum reform. Some teachers have raised concerns of their own on the topic, such [...]

No Taxes on K.H.M.H. Workers’ Gratuity

They’ve come out swinging when the working conditions at the K.H.M.H. do not meet their standards, but now employees at that hospital will no longer pay taxes when they collect [...]

The Race for Town Hall Kicks Off in Peini

Tonight, we officially commence our pre-election coverage of the 2024 municipals with a series of profiles that will introduce mayoral and councilor candidates from all nine cities and towns to [...]

Lack of Proper Infrastructure Hinders PG’s Development

You just met several of the candidates vying for a seat at Town Hall in Punta Gorda on March sixth. They are all optimistic that their respective slates will be [...]

Will PG Get a House of Culture?

Earlier today, when we caught up with Minister of Culture Francis Fonseca we asked him about the possibility of a House of Culture being built by NICH to benefit the [...]

How Electricity is Generated and Distributed Across the Country

In our final episode of Bringing Energy to Life, we look at electricity generation and how it makes its way to the national grid from independent power providers who supply [...]

B.E.L. Manages Power Supply During CFE’s Planned Maintenance

Belize Electricity Limited has received notice from CFE in Mexico that it will be doing planned maintenance on the interconnection between B.E.L.’s transmission grid and CFE’s substation at Xulha [pronounced [...]

Belize’s First Health and Nutrition Expo

Healthy habits, healthy schools, healthy Belize”, that is the theme of the first Health and Nutrition expo held today the Belize Civic Center. The expo was held in order to [...]

One Road, Two Projects

The rains a couple months ago seriously damaged a number of streets in Belize City. Cemetery Road, which has not seen repair work for several years, was among them. But [...]

MIDH Official: Haulover Bridge Was Never Planned Four Lanes

On Tuesday, we reported that there was a minor traffic accident on the newly-opened Haulover Bridge at Mile five on the Philip Goldson Highway. When the finishing touches on the [...]

New CT Scan Machines Are In The Country

The new CT Scan machines are officially in the country. Belizeans have been anticipating the arrival of the new equipment ever since it was announced that they would arrive in [...]

Where is Corozal Taxi Driver, Rosalito Pacheco?

Today marks day five since Corozal taxi driver, Rosalito Pacheco has gone missing. The fifty-seven-year-old was last seen driving from in front of a supermarket where he had made his [...]

Pending Police Senior Command Shuffle Ruffles Feathers Internally

With the announcement of transfers and promotions within the Belize Police Department, News Five understands that not all police officers who make up the senior command are happy campers. Reports [...]

Did Belizean Migration to U.S. Contribute to 2023’s Low Murder Count?

There are reports that more than ninety gang affiliates from Belize City migrated to the U.S.A in 2023 to seek asylum. With the 2023 murder count coming in at a [...]

Weekend Football Takes Center Stage in Sports Monday

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. High school football is alive and our high school athletes are doing well. On Sunday, the Central [...]