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Is Curfew Still Necessary? Barrow Says No, Chebat Yes.

There was a meeting at the House of Representatives today and early on there was an exchange about an issue which affects every Belizean: the curfew. Mesopotamia Area Representative, Shyne [...]

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Changes to Juvenile Offenders Act and Family and Children’s Act

Changes to Juvenile Offenders Act and Family and Children’s Act

Today, Minister of Human Development and Families, Dolores Balderamos Garcia presented a Bill to amend the Juvenile Offenders Act and a Bill for an Act to amend the Families and [...]...

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Belize Getting Back Funds Used for Flooding

Belize Getting Back Funds Used for Flooding

During today’s meeting, Prime Minister John Briceño rose to explain that the Caribbean Development Bank was in the process of refunding five million dollars that his Government had used soon [...]...

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Tug of War Continues Over Land in Belama Phase 5

Tug of War Continues Over Land in Belama Phase 5

Sparks flew during the House Meeting over additional funds required for land acquisition by the past administration. It happened when Prime Minister John Briceño rose to announce that a further [...]...

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Auditor General Dorothy Bradley Looks Back at Legacy

Auditor General Dorothy Bradley Looks Back at Legacy

The tenure of Dorothy Bradley as Auditor General comes to an end on December seventh.  Bradley has issued a farewell statement saying “As I leave, I am extremely proud to [...]...

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Coastal Road Upgrade 60% Complete

Coastal Road Upgrade 60% Complete

Over a hundred million dollars is being invested to upgrade the Coastal Road, also referred to as the Coastal Highway. With construction works well underway, the upgrade is sixty percent [...]...

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Over 400 Pounds of Cannabis and Weapons Discovered in Corozal

Over 400 Pounds of Cannabis and Weapons Discovered in Corozal

This evening police issued a report that on Thursday, intelligence information led law enforcement officers to a cache of cannabis, guns and ammunition. A search in the San Jomal area [...]...

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Caye Caulker Councillor Arraigned for Wounding

Caye Caulker Councillor Arraigned for Wounding

Councillor George Del Cid of the Caye Caulker Village Council got in trouble with the law after he reportedly hit a man on the face the week. He was arraigned [...]...

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Who Are the Belizeans in Peru and Bolivia Getting Passports?

Who Are the Belizeans in Peru and Bolivia Getting Passports?

Following reports that immigration officials recently traveled to Latin America, specifically Bolivia and Peru to provide passport application services to Belizeans abroad may have some wondering about the identity of [...]...

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Ministry of Education Formally Recognizes Edinburgh University’s Online Programs in Belize

Ministry of Education Formally Recognizes Edinburgh University’s Online Programs in Belize

On November twenty-third, C.E.O. in the Ministry of Education, Dian Maheia signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding formally recognising Edinburgh Napier University’s online programs in Belize. It is a [...]...

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Building the Capacity of the Tourism Industry during the Pandemic

Building the Capacity of the Tourism Industry during the Pandemic

The tourism industry was among the first to be shattered by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the country rebounds, there is need to adapt new strategies going forward.  Josue Carballo is [...]...

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Ek’Balam Dominates Once More in World Cup Competition

Ek’Balam Dominates Once More in World Cup Competition

Belize’s National Pok-ta-Pok team, Ek’Balam is the 2021 Pok ta Pok World Cup Champions. Also known as the “Mayan ball game,” the world cup competition was held in Merida, Mexico. [...]...

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Putting At-risk Youths to Work on Police Street

Putting At-risk Youths to Work on Police Street

Earlier this week, we showed you the work that is being done to spruce up the riverside neighborhoods in Lake Independence.  That aspect of the cleanup campaign is being organized [...]...

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Two Sugar Cane Farming Associations Denounce Sugar Industry Act

Two Sugar Cane Farming Associations Denounce Sugar Industry Act

This evening the Progressive Cane Farmers and Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association issued a joint release denouncing the introduction of amendments to the Sugar Industry Act today in the House [...]...

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New Vehicles for Department of Transport

New Vehicles for Department of Transport

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing, through the George Price Highway Rehabilitation Project, has acquired two fully equipped 2022 Toyota Fortuner sport utility vehicles as part of its project [...]...

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Library Week Goes Virtual

Library Week Goes Virtual

The Belize National Library Service and Information System invites the public to celebrate Library Week. The theme is Belize Libraries: Transforming, Enriching and Uplifting Communities Since 1935. The week is [...]...

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Delroy Cardinez: From Wagner’s Youth Facility to Youth Spokesperson

Delroy Cardinez: From Wagner’s Youth Facility to Youth Spokesperson

Accused of murder while still a minor, then later acquitted, twenty year old Delroy Ranks is one example of a Belizean youth transforming his life.  So often the young men [...]...

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Kareem Michael to Head Central Bank

Kareem Michael to Head Central Bank

Kareem Michael has been named the new Governor of the Central Bank of Belize. Michael has been acting as Governor ever since the former Governor, Gustavo Manuel Vasquez resigned suddenly [...]...

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Prime Minister on Drug Plane Landing and Much Needed Radar

Prime Minister on Drug Plane Landing and Much Needed Radar

Today the Prime Minister witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in San Carlos Village, Orange Walk.  News Five took the opportunity to ask him about the frequency at [...]...

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Pm On Following the Drug Money

Pm On Following the Drug Money

The Prime Minister says the fight against drug lords will be a continuous one because they have already set up a network that we now have to break up.   [...]...

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PM Comments on Commercial Agreement Recommendation

PM Comments on Commercial Agreement Recommendation

Last night we told you about Cabinet’s recommendation to extend the expiring Commercial Agreement between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industry Limited (BSI/ASR) for a [...]...

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Minister Chebat Breaks Silence on Breakup with C.E.O. Mendez

Minister Chebat Breaks Silence on Breakup with C.E.O. Mendez

Today, News Five caught up with Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat at a meeting on early childhood development in San Ignacio. Among the first questions asked was what [...]...

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Who’s at the Wheel of the Ministry of Health & Wellness?

Who’s at the Wheel of the Ministry of Health & Wellness?

With the passage of the Public Health Reform legislation the position of Director of Health Services within the Ministry of Health and Wellness, previously held by Doctor Marvin Manzanero was [...]...

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Former Lands C.E.O. to Assume Post as Health C.E.O.

Former Lands C.E.O. to Assume Post as Health C.E.O.

And by this evening, Prime Minister John Briceño told News Five’s Marion Ali that Doctor Lesbia Guerra is being considered to replace Doctor Deysi Mendez as the Chief Executive Officer [...]...

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Over 63% of Population Vaccinated; COVID-19 on a Downward Trend

Over 63% of Population Vaccinated; COVID-19 on a Downward Trend

With the COVID-19 positivity rate below ten, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is optimistic that the downward trend will see the country containing the spread of the virus. But [...]...

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