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Qatar’s Generation Amazing Program Introduced to Belize

The Generation Amazing Foundation is establishing its grassroots football program in Belize. The foundation is described as a legacy movement from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. An official ceremony was held in Belmopan this morning to celebrate the introduction of the program in more than two dozen primary schools. Here is more from that […]

Benny’s Belize Hurricanes Defeats OW Running Rebels in BEBL Match

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. A category five hurricane blew through the Belize City Civic Center on Friday night. The highly anticipated basketball match between the Bennys’s Belize Hurricanes and the Orange Walk Running Rebels brought out fans from both teams for this thriller.   Paul Lopez, […]

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 Secondary School Sports Association hosted its Football Semi-Finals inside the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. Four female and four male teams made it to this round […]

Running Track inside Marion Jones Sporting Complex Neglected

It is no secret that sporting facilities across the country are in dire need of significant repairs and upgrades. But, why is it that long-awaited renovations to the running track inside the Marion Jones Sporting Complex are yet to be realized? Two months after the current government took office; we toured the sporting facility to […]

Track and Field, Canoe Racing and Basketball Takes Center Stage

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. On Saturday, collegiate athletes from across the country converged at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex for a track meet. The weather worn track posed its own challenges for these young competitors. But, the show must go on. Here is more from the […]

Minister of Sports Rationalizes $5K Rental Fee Per Game at Civic

Earlier this week, while announcing the start of a new basketball season, the BEBL raised serious concerns regarding the cost of renting the Civic Center on game nights.  Each team is required to pay for the use of the sporting facility for every night that it has a home game.  The cost, according to the […]

Belize Hurricanes Introduces Players and Coaching Staff for 2024

The 2024 basketball season organized by the Belize Elite Basketball League kicks off on Friday with the first game of the season being played by defending champs, the Belize Hurricanes.  This afternoon, the team introduced its players, coaching staff and support crew to the public ahead of the tip off at the start of the […]

BEBL Transitions to a “Team-Owned” League

The Belize Elite Basketball League is back with its 2024 Season. The first game of the season takes place on Friday night inside the Belize City Civic Center, between last year’s finalists, the Benny‘s Belize Hurricanes and the San Pedro Tiger Sharks. This afternoon, Glen Gill, the league’s newly elected commissioner held a press conference […]

BEBL Executives Request Fifty Percent Cut in Civic Center Price

One of the major points raised in today’s BEBL press conference has to do with the cost that comes with using the Belize City Civic Center for matches. According to the league’s commissioner, each team pays five thousand dollars to use the Civic Center for each home game played. With three teams using the civic […]

Sports Monday’s Weekend Sports Review

Goodnight, and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. We begin tonight’s coverage with the final match of D’ Gym Basketball Tournament. It was a wet Saturday night in Sugar City. The game started outdoors at the East Sports Center and had to be finished at the Orange Walk Sporting Complex. […]

Female Football Team Receives Warm Welcome Back

The Belize National Women’s Football Team is back after cleaning up the CONCACAF W- Road to Gold Cup Competition. In the six matches that they’ve played from September to now, they scored twenty goals and only conceded one goal. That goal was to Bonaire, but in that game, Belize walloped that Caribbean Leeward island, five […]

Belize and Venezuela Sign Sports MOU

Sports Minister Rodwell Ferguson is in Caracas, Venezuela, where the sixth Central American and Caribbean School Sports Games are taking place. Minister Ferguson who is also the President of the Central American Region of Consecade is accompanying five Belizean athletes who are competing in this year’s games which run from November twentieth to December first.  […]

Belizean Athletes Ace Copa Revolucion Games in Mexico

Seven athletes who participated in the 2023 Copa Revolucion Games in Quintana Roo, Mexico over the long weekend have returned home with eighteen medals. The seven athletes, who also included the current Ms Queen of the Bay, Kendall Morgan, took part in six different track and field disciplines. And according to team leader, Fred Usher […]

The Importance of Sports in Personal Development

On November twentieth, the world observes World Children’s Day, a UNICEF initiative commemorating the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The day serves as a platform for children to address crucial issues such as climate change, education, and mental health. And every year, UNICEF Belize collaborates with News Five for a […]

President and Gen. Sec. of Belize Cycling Federation Resign

The President and the General Secretary of the Cycling Federation of Belize have resigned. President Alicia Thompson told News Five that, “It was just too much and I could not handle it. At the elections we said that we would need volunteers and we did not get any…I was honored to have served my members […]

Belizean Athletes Excel At Pan American Games

The nineteenth edition of the Pan American Games was held in Chile from October twentieth to November fifth. It is considered the most important event of the Americas because it featured more than six thousand of the best athletes of the continent competing across thirty-eight sporting disciplines. Belizean athletes participated, including several from the Belize […]

Ashantie Carr Shines at 2023 PanAm Games

A delegation of Belizean athletes is currently in Santiago Chile for the 2023 Pan American Games. Belize sent players to participate in track and field, canoe racing and sailing. Ashantie Carr represented Belize in the long jump competition. Not only did she make it in the top eight athletes to compete in the finals, she […]

Police and BWS Will Face-off in IBL Finals

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward”. That is a quote from Vernon Law, former MLB athlete. And, on Friday night, the experienced champions Tuff E Nuff got a lesson from Belize Water Service in […]

Back-To-Back Champions, Hard Rock Boys

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. “Hard days are the best because that is when Champions are made”, that’s a quote from American athlete Gabby Douglas. And, these champions have definitely seen some hard days. On Sunday evening, the Port Loyola Titans went head to head with the […]

The William Dawson Sprite/Digi Basketball Playoff Action

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall”. That’s a quote from former Activist and Politician, Nelson Mandela. The organizers of the William Dawson Sprite/Digi Basketball Tournament deserve to be commended for the […]

IBL Goes Into Playoffs, All Star Weekend Coming Up

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. “The time when there is no one there to feel sorry for you or to cheer for you is when a player is made.” That’s a quote from former basketball player, Tim Duncan. We begin tonight’s coverage with some Friday night action […]

Belize U-23 Volleyball Team to Take On Nicaragua for Silver in Panama

Belize’s Under-twenty-three men’s volleyball team is competing for silver medal on Saturday at the Central American Championship in Panama. Team Belize has won three of its last five games which put them in a position for second place. But, the silver medal is still up for grabs and our national team must maintain its composure […]

The Belize City Marathon Sees Huge Turnout

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. “Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly”. That’s a quote from Basketball Player, Shaquille O’Neal.  At sunrise on Sunday, one hundred and one runners lined up at the starting mark, in front of the […]

Independence Day Victory for Belize Senior Women’s Football Team

The Senior Women’s Football National Team defeated Aruba’s Women’s National Team on Thursday inside the Football Federation of Belize Stadium in Belmopan.  The showdown saw team Belize score two goals, while Aruba was unable to secure any. The goal scorers of the match were Mikhaila Bowden and Sabrina Eiley. We caught up with them in […]

Junior Cycling National Team Medals in Dominican Republic

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. “The man who has no imagination has no wings”. That is a quote from the one and only Muhammad Ali. And, our Junior Cycling National Team most certainly soared to the top with their outstanding performance at the Caribbean Junior Cycling Games […]