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Hugo Patt to Answer for the Fire Sale 2020 Toyota Tacoma

The Commission of Inquiry into the sale of government vehicles and other equipment at the end of the United Democratic Party’s last days in government resumes on Friday.  Former Deputy [...]

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B.E.L. Hosts Virtual A.G.M.

B.E.L. Hosts Virtual A.G.M.

Belize Electricity Limited held its annual general meeting virtually this afternoon to shareholders only.  It was the first AGM under the People’s United Party government, since the company’s board of [...]...

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Digital Makeover for Belize Court System

Digital Makeover for Belize Court System

Digital makeovers are coming for the Belize court system. Today, the Attorney General of Belize signed a memorandum of understanding with the Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions, to strengthen the [...]...

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National Census Must Wait until 2022!

National Census Must Wait until 2022!

Like so many things postponed due to corona virus, the national census taken every ten years is being pushed back yet again. Originally rescheduled for 2021, the Statistical Institute of [...]...

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La Ruta Maya 2021 is Cancelled

La Ruta Maya 2021 is Cancelled

COVID-19 has claimed another event casualty. Today it was announced that the Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge traditionally held on the extended March weekend has been cancelled. The organizing [...]...

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Minister of Health and Wellness Reflects on 100 Days in Office

Minister of Health and Wellness Reflects on 100 Days in Office

The positivity rate for COVID-19 is down to one point four percent from a whopping sixty-five percent in last November of last year.  The latest figures show that there were [...]...

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A Food Security Pilot Project is Launched in Belize

A Food Security Pilot Project is Launched in Belize

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, also known as IICA, is piloting a voluntary third-party quality assurance project in Belize and Honduras. Today, a virtual ceremony was held to [...]...

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Public & Private Sector Partnership Needed for Strengthening of Food Safety System

Public & Private Sector Partnership Needed for Strengthening of Food Safety System

The project will also look at legislative frameworks, capacity building efforts and public-private partnership opportunities to facilitate changes to strengthen the food security management system. Minister of Food Security Jose [...]...

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Stop Order Issued for Unwanted PG Gas Station

Stop Order Issued for Unwanted PG Gas Station

In an update to a story from June, construction of a fuel depot and convenience store near the outskirts of Punta Gorda has been halted by the Central Building Authority, [...]...

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Corozal Prepares for 2-in-1 Elections

Corozal Prepares for 2-in-1 Elections

Loose ends are being tied up by both major political parties ahead of the municipal elections next Wednesday in Corozal.  The People’s United Party is seeking another term of office [...]...

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Hilberto Campos Returns to the Bay for By-election Vote

Hilberto Campos Returns to the Bay for By-election Vote

Former Corozal Mayor Hilberto Campos is running against the younger sibling of David ‘Dido’ Vega next Wednesday in a bye-election to represent Corozal Bay in parliament.  Vega died of COVID-19 [...]...

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Mexico Invites Belizean Businesses to a Virtual Roundtable

Mexico Invites Belizean Businesses to a Virtual Roundtable

They may not be able to sit together in person due to COVID-19, but that is not stopping Belizean and Mexican business counterparts from joining forces. Today, the Embassy of [...]...

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Delille Academy Gets Laptops

Delille Academy Gets Laptops

The nations school children may be hoping to resume in-person classes in September, but in the meantime many are still on remote learning. This week one school in the Stann [...]...

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Responding to Road Traffic Accidents – How You Can Help

Responding to Road Traffic Accidents – How You Can Help

If you encounter a road traffic accident, do you know what to do? There are some basic life-saving skills that you can perform.  It is almost always recommended that medical [...]...

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The Booming Business of Butterflies

The Booming Business of Butterflies

Most people only see Belize’s beautiful butterflies one at a time, when they land on a garden flower.  But imagine being surrounded by them all the time. Tonight, News Five’s [...]...

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An Empty Chair at the DHS Office!

An Empty Chair at the DHS Office!

Belize is in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and yet there’s an empty chair at the office of the Director of Health Services.  News Five has confirmed that there [...]...

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Is Administrative Leave an Attack on the Reputation of DHS Dr. Manzanero?

Is Administrative Leave an Attack on the Reputation of DHS Dr. Manzanero?

Void aside, the Association of Public Service Senior Managers says that the government is attacking the reputation of Doctor Marvin Manzanero, who for the greater part of 2020 was the [...]...

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Is Doctor Manzanero Responsible for the Death of COVID-19 Victims?

Is Doctor Manzanero Responsible for the Death of COVID-19 Victims?

The President of the A.P.S.S.M. says that according to the Public Service Regulations, there is a limited period of time for an allegation of misconduct to be brought against a [...]...

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Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa is Collateral Damage

Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa is Collateral Damage

But Doctor Marvin Manzanero is not the only person being affected by what is widely perceived to be a concerted effort to have him removed as DHS.  Since December seventh [...]...

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1000 Barbados Vaccines Arrive in Belize

1000 Barbados Vaccines Arrive in Belize

As promised, the donation of one thousand vaccines from Barbados arrived in Belize today via Amerijet just after seven this morning.  The shipment was received by the former Acting DHS, [...]...

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The Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the Ministry of Health and Wellness held a media sensitization session at the Radisson on COVID-19 vaccines.  Among the issues discussed were the effectiveness of vaccines in a pandemic [...]...

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A Vaccination Simulation Exercise

A Vaccination Simulation Exercise

In preparation for the vaccine roll out across the country in the coming weeks, a simulation exercise was conducted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness last week. Doctor Natalia [...]...

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Millions of Dollars in Losses at Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Millions of Dollars in Losses at Hol Chan Marine Reserve

It is one of the most popular natural attractions for both Belizeans and visitors, but tonight it appears that the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is in serious financial trouble.  Responding [...]...

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Man Accused of Beating Wife with Hammer Gets Bail

Man Accused of Beating Wife with Hammer Gets Bail

Police say he beat his common-law wife with a hammer in December. But tonight, his attorney has gotten him out on bail.  Just days before Christmas, it is alleged that [...]...

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G.D.P. Down by 13.1% for Last Quarter of 2020

G.D.P. Down by 13.1% for Last Quarter of 2020

The Statistical Institute of Belize has given its report on the state of the Belize economy. During a virtual presentation today, the S.I.B. shared that the economy contracted by thirteen [...]...

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