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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 [...]

Administrative Leave is 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dr. Marvin Manzanero Placed on Administrative Leave

The saga continues….News Five has confirmed that Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero has been placed on administrative leave, pending investigation of alleged misconduct. That’s the information coming to [...]

Heavy Machinery Freak Accident Kills Man on the Job!

An employee of the Citrus Products of Belize Limited was killed on the job. The heavy machine operator was out working on a farm when the machine he was driving [...]

Home Invasion in Yemeri Grove Village

There were a number of home invasions recorded over the past week, including Toledo. On the afternoon of February seventeenth, William Haught of Yemeri Grove Village reported that armed burglars [...]

Minister Musa Speaks on Dereservation in Caribbean Shores!

It’s scenic spot enjoyed by many who live in the Caribbean Shores area of Belize City, but this week residents discovered wooden posts being erected, obstructing the view and preventing [...]

Belama Phase One Residents Concerned About Clearing of Mangrove Patch

Meanwhile there is another land issue brewing in Belize City. Residents near the Antonio Soberanis Crescent are concerned the cutting of mangroves along the Haulover Creek could spell trouble for [...]

Distant Cousin of the Piranha is Found in New River Lagoon

A new species of freshwater fish commonly known as “pacu” has been discovered in the New River Lagoon by fishermen from nearby Lemonal.  Pacu is an omnivorous fish that originated [...]

100 Days Later, How’s Your New Government Performing?

The first one hundred days are often critical for any political party upon assuming office.  Not only does it serve as a transition period for an incoming administration, it is [...]

Flattening the COVID Curve, 100 Days Later

Hurdles aside, PM Briceño also lauded the accomplishments of his administration thus far, including the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Wellness at containing the spread of COVID-19.   [...]

Home Invasion at Private Island Resort in Southern Belize

It was a moment of high drama that captured the attention of Belizeans on social media: a resort owner under fire from pirates who came ashore on his island. Even [...]

Minister Musa Says Authorities Closing in on Sea Pirates

The cops are closing in on the sea pirates – that’s what Minister Kareem Musa told the media today.  He says that they are treating the issue of piracy seriously. [...]

Why Did Police Respond Two Hours after Attack on Lark Caye?

And the police’s response to the gun attack on Lark Caye also came under criticism. Reports circulated that it took the police two hours to respond to the caye which [...]

ComPol Chester Williams on Piracy

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has taken an active interest in the incident on Lark Caye and visited Christian Gusenbauer while he recovers in his hospital bed.  Aside from gathering [...]

Coastal Road Accident Claims Two Lives!

A family trip turned deadly on the Coastal Road on Saturday afternoon. A van carrying almost two dozen people overturned and two persons died, including an eighteen-year-old pregnant mother.  The [...]

Accident in Santa Elena

There was also an accident in Santa Elena in which two persons were injured, but fortunately there was no loss of life.  It involved two vehicles and a motorcycle at [...]

Young Bank Resident Clings to Life Following Chopping Incident

There was also a report of an attempted murder over the weekend.  On Saturday in Camalote Village, Jose Gonzalez was chopped multiple times by two men he was drinking with [...]

Contractor General Omar Mitchell is the Victim of Home Invasion

There was a home invasion at the San Ignacio residence of Contractor General Omar Mitchell. Mitchell was accosted by five men who bound his hands and feet and placed him [...]

Investigation into B.T.B. Use of Pension Funds to Pay Salaries

An investigation is underway at the Belize Tourism Board where close to four hundred thousand dollars in pension funds were reportedly used to pay salaries to employees, including upper management [...]