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News Five’s Dives Deep in Latest Children Act Amendment

A study done by UNICEF and the Statistical Institute of Belize five years ago revealed that only twenty-four percent of Belize’s children have the support of their fathers as they [...]

Senate Debates Legislation That Legitimized National Women’s Commission

On Thursday, the Senate also debated legislation that seeks to establish the National Women’s Commission as a legal body. Lead U.D.P. Senator, Michael Peyrefitte, argued that while the legislation seems [...]

Dolores Refutes Claims from Senator Peyrefitte on NWC

Today, we received a response to Senator Peyrefitte’s comments from Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, the Minister of Human Development. She outrightly rejected the notion that the commission is being used as a [...]

Child State Care Costing Belizeans Annually

A 2022 Inter-American Development Bank study on children in the care of the state in Belize found that sufficient data on the total number of children under care or custody [...]

Corozal Residents Raise Environmental Concerns over Caribbean Sea Project

Residents of the Bay Shore Drive area in Corozal Town have voiced concerns over the extent of the environmental impact that a project can have in their community. The project [...]

DOE Says Developer Had No Permit to Build Jetty in Corozal Bay

While the residents of the community are concerned about the project that they believe will cause significant environmental damage to the sea and marine life in their residential community, they [...]

Disgruntled Widower Sues Former Attorney Over S.S.B. Settlement

When Jane Ifeanyichineke died of stage four colon cancer a few years ago, her husband applied to the Social Security Board for widower’s pension, believing that he was eligible to [...]

Attorney Says Claim Against Him is Driven by Greed

News Five contacted attorney Orson Elrington for a response to the claim being brought against him.  While Elrington told us that the matter is before the court, he did mention [...]

CWU Says No To Consensual Work Agreement Contract

On February second, the Belize City Council issued a letter to the Christian Workers Union informing them of the implementation of a Consensual Workplace Agreement. The Belize City Council claims [...]

Meet the Candidates for the Dangriga Town Council Elections

On March sixth, the electorate will go to the polls to vote for a municipal government in their respective city or town. Until then, the political parties are visiting with [...]

What Are the Municipal Issues in Dangriga?

The campaign efforts were as vibrant in Dangriga on Sunday as they probably are in all other cities and towns, with the municipal teams for the various political parties making [...]

ComPol Williams Explains Why He Reported His Brother

Earlier this week, we told you that Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams brought charges against his own brother, Arthur Williams, under the Cybercrime Act. Arthur Williams was charged with two [...]

BPD and Human Trafficking Institute signs MOU

The Belize Police Department and the Human Trafficking Institute has solidified their efforts in the fight against human trafficking and smuggling. On Thursday, the department and the institute signed a [...]

Man Wanted for Hattieville Double Murder Captured

On Thursday night, police captured a suspected murderer that has been on the run since October twenty-fourth, 2023. Twenty-two-year-old Lewis Blake was wanted for questioning in connection with the murder [...]

Joseph Budna Wanted by Police for Alleged Cyber Bullying

Joseph Budna is once again making the news, and, as has been the case in the past, it is not for good reasons. He is wanted by police in connection [...]

CBA Quietly Celebrates Chinese New Year

The explosion of firecrackers and the clashing of cymbals down the streets of Belize usually indicate the celebration of Chinese New Year for the Asian community in Belize. A time [...]

Happy Lunar New Year From The Embassy Of Taiwan!

February tenth marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year celebrations for 2024. Every year, around this time, families come together to cultivate luck and good fortune for the New [...]

Shalliney Oliva: Set to Audition for AGT

Fourteen-year-old Shalliney Oliva has a dream to share her gift of singing with the judges of America’s Got Talent.  If she makes it past her virtual auditions on February twenty-fifth, [...]