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Another Alleged Killer is Gunned Down After Deadly Shooting on Kraal Road

A recent flare-up of gang warfare in the vicinity of Kraal Road has seen four persons killed.  Two of them, including Gary Young and Matthew Gutierrez, fell victim to armed [...]

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Death Investigation Underway into Officer-Involved Fatality

Death Investigation Underway into Officer-Involved Fatality

Nicholas’ demise at the hands of police officers who were responding to the fatal shooting moments earlier has triggered an internal investigation, notwithstanding the fact that there was an exchange [...]...

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Devon Bailey Shot; Crashes into Roundabout

Devon Bailey Shot; Crashes into Roundabout

A young man well known to police, Devon ‘Hulk’ Bailey, was gunned down on Friday night in Belize City. But as News Five’s Paul Lopez also found while doing this [...]...

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Missing Swimmer’s Body Found in Sibun

Missing Swimmer’s Body Found in Sibun

There was a sad ending to the missing person report from Sunday as the lifeless body of twenty-two-year-old Carlos Guerra was found floating in the Sibun River behind Franks Eddy [...]...

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Jaheed Baptist is Shot on Pen Road

Jaheed Baptist is Shot on Pen Road

A shooting in Belize City last Thursday has left Jaheed Baptist recovering from injuries he received while walking on Pen Road.  Baptist reported to police that as he approached a [...]...

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COVID-19 Cluster on James Bus Line

COVID-19 Cluster on James Bus Line

As the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, for the first time, there is a cluster being detected in the public transportation industry. James Bus Line suspended [...]...

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95% of Ready Call Employees Vaccinated

95% of Ready Call Employees Vaccinated

One of the groups that are now deemed “essential workers” are the employees of business process outsourcing companies or B.P.O.s.  As of August first, they too must produce a negative [...]...

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Belizean Olympians Grateful for Home Fan Support

Belizean Olympians Grateful for Home Fan Support

In news from the Olympic Games, all three Belizeans sent to participate in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics competed over the weekend.  Amado Cruz made history from the start, by being [...]...

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Recognising Emancipation Day

Recognising Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day was recognised for the first time this year as a public and bank holiday in Belize. The Ministry of Culture, through the National Institute of Culture and History, [...]...

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Churches Played Part in Slavery

Churches Played Part in Slavery

Of the many activities held so far, an ecumenical service on August first shed light on the original actors in slavery. Interestingly, the churches played a role in slavery. In [...]...

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Changing the Legacy of Slavery

Changing the Legacy of Slavery

Outside of getting communities more involved, it’s about changing the “crab-in-a-barrel” mentality. Director of the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, Nigel Encalada says that it is time for all [...]...

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Tour Guide Questions Vaccination Policies for Visitors

Tour Guide Questions Vaccination Policies for Visitors

We are only just beginning the month of August and there are already concerns among tour guides over what they feel is unfair treatment compared to the tourists they escort [...]...

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MoE and CW Cares Helping Children Back to School

MoE and CW Cares Helping Children Back to School

Schools are scheduled to resume in-person learning in the last week of August, so parents are trying to acquire those much needed textbooks and gather together money for various fees. [...]...

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Minor Fire at Supreme Court

Minor Fire at Supreme Court

There was a small fire at the Supreme Court of Belize today. Reports to News Five are that the fire department was called to the court after a small tank [...]...

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“Speak Up” on Climate Change: Enter Caribbean Art Contest

“Speak Up” on Climate Change: Enter Caribbean Art Contest

Belizeans of all ages are invited to enter a regional art competition. Today, McNab Design Limited and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre announced the “Speak Up” Campaign, aimed at [...]...

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Healthy Babies; Happy Mothers: World Breastfeeding Week

Healthy Babies; Happy Mothers: World Breastfeeding Week

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with educational sessions at hospitals, social media campaigns, and the certification of two polyclinics as Mother and Baby Friendly. [...]...

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New Curfew and Stricter Measures to Combat COVID Surge

New Curfew and Stricter Measures to Combat COVID Surge

A spike in the number of COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks has prompted the Ministry of Health and Wellness to take stringent measures in an attempt to stem [...]...

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Santa Elena, Toledo is on COVID Lockdown for Two Weeks

Santa Elena, Toledo is on COVID Lockdown for Two Weeks

A new taskforce will also be introduced to administer existing COVID measures in places such as shops and stores, public offices, as well as other business establishments. While a lockdown [...]...

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Spanish Lookout is No Exception to COVID Protocols

Spanish Lookout is No Exception to COVID Protocols

Spanish Lookout remains an area of concern for the Ministry of Health, as well as the Belize Police Department.  That Mennonite community in the west has been flouting the COVID [...]...

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Teachers are Getting Vaccinated as Part of Back-to-School Push

Teachers are Getting Vaccinated as Part of Back-to-School Push

There is a concerted effort by various government ministries to get public officers vaccinated.  While the approach has been met with opposition in some corners, by and large teachers are [...]...

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Minister of Culture Speaks on Emancipation Day

Minister of Culture Speaks on Emancipation Day

For the first time, Belize will observe Emancipation Day as a public and bank holiday this year.  It commemorates the day in 1838 when enslaved Africans from the English-speaking Caribbean [...]...

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Unrest in Guatemala: Ambassador Alpuche Says Belizeans there Monitoring Situation

Unrest in Guatemala: Ambassador Alpuche Says Belizeans there Monitoring Situation

Protests have broken out in Guatemala, with thousands taking to the streets on Thursday, lighting fires and blocking roads across the country. The protestors who are an amalgamation of different [...]...

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Sugar Production Up

Sugar Production Up

The Belize Sugar Industries, A.S.R. Group is processing its final delivery of sugar cane for the season. The company does not yet know how much sugar was produced in total [...]...

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Upgrades to protect environment coming from BSI/ASR

Upgrades to protect environment coming from BSI/ASR

In the off season, B.S.I/A.S.R. says they will be making a twenty million dollars investment to improve facilities. These upgrades will include the water treatment plant to improve the quality [...]...

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Big Creek Better for Business Says BSI/ASR

Big Creek Better for Business Says BSI/ASR

The press also asked about the company’s decision to move its sugar loading operations from the Port of Belize to the Big Creek Port. The company asserts that this will [...]...

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