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Jalacte Village Emerges Victorious in Land Rights Claim against G.O.B.

Six point three million dollars – that is what will be awarded to two men and the village of Jalacte following a win in the Supreme Court.  Details of the [...]

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Members of the U.D.P. Turn in Petition Seeking to Recall Patrick Faber

Members of the U.D.P. Turn in Petition Seeking to Recall Patrick Faber

It started with murmurs and whispers, continued with an exchange of barbs and denials on social media, and then today, there was an actual petition submitted at the United Democratic [...]...

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Investigation Begins into Sleeping Giant Anomaly

Investigation Begins into Sleeping Giant Anomaly

It is the most talked about mystery right now: what is causing the smoke or steam to rise in the Maya Mountains? Well, while the public continues its speculation ranging [...]...

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Leading by Example: The Commissioner of Police Gets his COVID-19 Vaccine

Leading by Example: The Commissioner of Police Gets his COVID-19 Vaccine

With only twenty percent of Belize’s police force getting their vaccination against COVID-19, despite being eligible from the earliest phases, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams today rolled up his sleeve [...]...

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Police Officer in OW with COVID-19; Department Offering Incentives to Officers

Police Officer in OW with COVID-19; Department Offering Incentives to Officers

And police officers are clearly at risk. In fact, News Five learned today that an officer from the Orange Walk Police formation has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.  The department [...]...

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B.D.F. Says Training Cannot Be Withheld for Soldiers Who Do Not Get Vaccinated

B.D.F. Says Training Cannot Be Withheld for Soldiers Who Do Not Get Vaccinated

And for their part, is the Belize Defence Force using training opportunities as a means of forcing soldiers to take the vaccine?  That’s a complaint that came to News Five [...]...

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Minister of Health Says Nurses Leaving for Higher Pay Abroad

Minister of Health Says Nurses Leaving for Higher Pay Abroad

Last week we told you about group of up to thirty-five Filipino nurses who have resigned, or will be resigning from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital to seek employment in [...]...

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Council Clarifies: Nurses Were Given Multiple Extensions for Exam

Council Clarifies: Nurses Were Given Multiple Extensions for Exam

The Nurses and Midwives Council of Belize has issued a statement on temporary nursing licenses and licensure examination following the controversy over foreign nurses departing Belize.  The council says it [...]...

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B.D.F. Soldier Killed in Crash in Toledo District

B.D.F. Soldier Killed in Crash in Toledo District

A member of the Belize Defence Force lost his life in a road crash on Wednesday.  It happened in Toledo just before five o’clock when a motorcycle and a truck [...]...

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B.D.F. Officer Wilfredo Majana Inducted in the I.M.S.O. Hall of Fame

B.D.F. Officer Wilfredo Majana Inducted in the I.M.S.O. Hall of Fame

The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence inducted several individuals into the International Military Student Office Hall of Fame at a prestigious ceremony held on Wednesday. Among the inductees was Belize’s [...]...

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The Party is Over for COVID-19 Violators at Sea

The Party is Over for COVID-19 Violators at Sea

The Commissioner of Police is sending a strong warning to anyone hosting social gatherings contrary to COVID-19 regulations. This includes those individuals and companies who have become creative and are [...]...

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Political Unrest in Nicaragua

Political Unrest in Nicaragua

Although Belize was among the nations who abstained during a vote at the Organization of American States on the situation in Nicaragua, today Belize’s Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay told News [...]...

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National Parenting Task Force Holds a Male Talk Forum

National Parenting Task Force Holds a Male Talk Forum

Today at the Belize Institute of Management, the National Committee for Families and Children, through its National Parenting Task Force held a “Male Talk Forum.”  The event, which brings together [...]...

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Changing Perceptions about Men’s Roles & Contributions

Changing Perceptions about Men’s Roles & Contributions

One of the presenters at the session today was Director of the Family Court, Dale Cayetano. He spoke about the legal challenges when men seek custody of children as well [...]...

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Jaden Dubon is Recruited to the U-Eighteen Men’s National Team

Jaden Dubon is Recruited to the U-Eighteen Men’s National Team

This week, Technical Development Director Philip Marin of the Football Federation of Belize has been visiting Portland Oregon College ID Camp in the United States.  The visit was to observe [...]...

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Football Gears Donated to F.F.B.

Football Gears Donated to F.F.B.

Technical Director Marin returns to Belize on Friday with a donation of football boots, shin guards and gloves. It’s a donation from the Dubon Family, Chris and Spencer Carl and [...]...

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Breaking News: B.D.F. Soldier Dies in Accident

Breaking News: B.D.F. Soldier Dies in Accident

This news just in…. a B.D.F. solider lost his life in a late evening RTA in Jacintoville, Toledo District.  News Five has confirmed that the B.D.F. officer was on a [...]...

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Is it Fire? A Volcanic Eruption? Meteor? Or Steam Vent—Speculation Abounds over the Sleeping Giant Plume

Is it Fire? A Volcanic Eruption? Meteor? Or Steam Vent—Speculation Abounds over the Sleeping Giant Plume

Social media has been abuzz with theories of what is happening in the mountains. Some speculate it is volcanic activity, while others say it is a meteorite that struck in [...]...

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Body Found at Larks Caye Died from Multiple Injuries: Still Not Identified

Body Found at Larks Caye Died from Multiple Injuries: Still Not Identified

Police have released the postmortem results of a body found near Lark Caye, off the coast of Placencia two weeks ago. As we reported, when Coast Guard officers found the [...]...

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Manslaughter Charge in the Death of Jillian Garcia

Manslaughter Charge in the Death of Jillian Garcia

Nineteen-year-old Jillian Garcia lost his life on Sunday night when he was run over by an SUV traveling at high speed.  The incident happened in his home village of Trial [...]...

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2 Fires in Jalacte

2 Fires in Jalacte

Police are reporting on two fires in Jalacte, Toledo District over the last two days. On Tuesday, reports are that a thatched structure which houses the residence of Stephen Koy [...]...

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Terminated Employees Contemplate Lawsuit Against San Pedro Town Council

Terminated Employees Contemplate Lawsuit Against San Pedro Town Council

When the San Pedro Town Council changed in March following the municipal elections, several employees from the previous administration were terminated.  Under the labor laws of Belize, those individuals ought [...]...

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Long Term Employees among San Pedro Town Council Workers Waiting for Severance

Long Term Employees among San Pedro Town Council Workers Waiting for Severance

According to Elrington, sufficient time has been afforded to the Town Council and its attorneys to respond to the query.  Aside from a delay in response, Elrington says that at [...]...

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NEMO and Its Partners Fine Tune Hurricane Preparedness Plans

NEMO and Its Partners Fine Tune Hurricane Preparedness Plans

We are sixteen days into the Atlantic Hurricane Season and NEMO and its partners continue their disaster preparedness. Since the Ministry of Human Development forms the disaster relief committee, they [...]...

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I.M.F. and Briceño Administration Agree on Some Aspects of Belize’s Economic Situation, Differ on Others

I.M.F. and Briceño Administration Agree on Some Aspects of Belize’s Economic Situation, Differ on Others

In 2019, Belize owed ninety-seven percent of what it was producing.  During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Belize’s debt increased to one hundred and thirty percent of G.D.P.  Prime Minister John [...]...

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