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Freak Thunderstorm in Cayo Feels Like Small Tornado: Dog Tossed into Another Yard

Yes we are in the rainy season, yes, we are in hurricane season. But tornados? This morning, some residents of Billy White in the Cayo District felt like they were [...]

Met Office Says Billy White Storm was Thunderstorm

And while the residents of Billy White certainly had a time of it with today’s freak storm, News Five spoke with Deputy Chief Meteorologist Michelle Augustine who classified it as [...]

Another Protest for Laddie at Battlefield Park

At this time, Belize City residents are gathered at the Battlefield Park in Belize City as they stage yet another protest to express their discontent about the fatal shooting of [...]

Youth Minister Comments on Shooting Death of Laddie Gillett

This afternoon, funeral services were held for Laddie Gillett, who was laid to rest in the Cayo District. The fourteen-year-old student was shot last Wednesday night by Police Corporal Kareem [...]

Youth Minister Calls for Reform and Accountability

Minister Bernard says that the shooting death of the teen and the need for stronger reform were discussed at this past cabinet meeting. But he also says individual officers must [...]

Curfew Hours to Change: 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

The Government of Belize has released an updated Statutory Instrument for COVID regulations. As of Monday, July twenty-sixth, the curfew hours will move to ten p.m. to four a.m. daily. [...]

M.O.U. is Signed to Provide Services to Refugee Youth

For some migrants from Central American countries, Belize is to them what the U.S. is to Belizeans – a safe haven where economic opportunities seem endless. But when families are [...]

Commission of Inquiry Set to Resume in Mid-August

The commission of inquiry into the sale of public assets under the previous government ended abruptly in mid-April when N.T.U.C.B. President Luke Martinez castigated the Briceño administration during a televised [...]

Thief Shot During Hold-up at Grocery Shop

The peace of the Eight Miles Community was shattered this morning when a hold-up at a grocery store left one of the alleged perpetrators dead, even though he arrived prepared, [...]

No Cuts for C.E.O. Salaries?

The Public Service Union is speaking out following a leaked letter that guarantees C.E.O. salaries and allowances will not be touched.  The document, from the Office of the Prime Minister, [...]

P.S.U. Prez: Cabinet Secretary Does Not Have Authority Override Legislation

The P.S.U. is now seeking legal advice because the Public Sector Emoluments and Allowances Bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives on May twenty-eighth and in the Senate [...]

P.S.U. Asks GG Not to Accept Salary Increase at this Time

The Public Service Union has also written to Governor-General Froyla T’zalam, expressing concern over the Governor-General Conditions of Service Amendment Bill, 2021, which provides for an increase in salary, duty [...]

Attorney Weighs in on Cancellation of Talk Show that Includes Anti-Vaxers

A television show featuring proponents of the COVID-19 vaccine and the Belizean Rights and Justice Movement, a newly formed group against the shot, has been called off.  The decision follows [...]

Senior Counsel on Freedom of Expression

For a different legal perspective on free speech, News Five spoke with Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck.  He says that the constitution is quite clear on certain restrictions, including the fact [...]

Redistricting Case Will Proceed to Trial

A cabinet brief issued by the Briceño administration on Wednesday says Henry Charles Usher, Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform, has provided an update on the forthcoming [...]

Changes in Curfew to take Effect on Monday!

Here’s a heads up to restaurants and other businesses as nightlife activities are once again being restricted due to the increasing COVID-19 cases. Start changing your schedules now since the [...]

M.O.H.W. Closing Down Village Churches

And there is bad news tonight for some rural churches who have not heeded Ministry of Health warnings.  Health and Wellness Minister Michel Chebat says that the data is showing [...]

Increasing COVID-19 Cases Burdens Healthcare System

Minister Chebat says that people not adhering to the public health measures and the increasing COVID-19 cases are burdening the healthcare system.  As we’ve reported, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital [...]

Massive Turnout for Vaccination in Orange Walk

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is carrying out a national vaccination campaign, which today took them to Orange Walk District where hundreds of residents came out get vaccinated. Scores [...]

Charges Brought Against Meighan Family for Monday Night Mayhem

Sixty-one-year-old Norris Meighan joins his son and two others in being charged equally for the chaos that ensued on Monday night in Belize City.  After being held in police custody [...]

G.O.B. Green lights A.S.R./B.S.I. Move to Big Creek; Stevedores React to Economic Blow

There was disappointing news today for the Christian Workers Union. For the past twelve days, those stevedores who are members of the union have been on a go-slow on the [...]

P.B.L. Responds to G.O.B.’s Decision

We also heard from the C.E.O. of the Port of Belize Limited, Andrew Lane, on A.S.R./B.S.I.’s move to Big Creek Port. Lane told News Five via phone that the government’s [...]

Woman Found Dead in Lord’s Bank Village

Today, the Vindel family in Lord’s Bank Village made a shocking discovery a short distance away from where they lived. The body of Vilma Vindel Elias, a mother of three, [...]

Police and Meighan Family Get Into a Tussle

Police are continuing to crack down on illegal gatherings, but on Monday night, videos began to circulate of a confrontation with police in Belize City that turned ugly. This morning, [...]

Protests for Laddie Continue: ComPol Says Manslaughter is Strongest Charge Possible

Across the nation, protestors are calling for the police officer who was allegedly behind the shooting death of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett to be jailed and charged with murder.  Every night, [...]