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Is Leader of the Opposition’s Fiancée Filing Charges against Him?

This afternoon social media was abuzz with claims that the Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber may be embroiled in yet another domestic violence scandal.  At news time, media members [...]

Border Reopening Still Set for February First, Unless…

The omicron variant has broken the infection rate records around the world and Belize has been no different since this mutation of the COVID-19 virus was detected in Belize.  But [...]

Heightened Surveillance at Border Entry Points

Among the members of the COVID-19 task force that advises cabinet on the course of action to be taken during the pandemic is Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa. She says that even [...]

COVID Cases Could Drop in February. but Surging Now

COVID cases are surging and the highest rate is among the unvaccinated. News Five has obtained a copy of a COVID-19 report from the epidemiology unit of the Ministry of [...]

Outstanding Results for Belizean Nurses Sitting Regional Exams

The results of the Regional Examination for Nursing Registration are in, and seventy-one percent of Belize’s nurses passed the regional exam. Sixty Belizean nurses sat the exams last October. According [...]

P.S.U. Says Sabido Has to Resign from Public Service before Taking up C.E.O. Post

In a one-on-one interview with News Five on Monday, P.S.U. President, Dean Flowers, confirmed that the appointment of Doctor Julio Sabido as C.E.O. in the Ministry of Health and Wellness [...]

Is G.O.B. Battling One Such Case Already?

And, there would seem that a similar case is unfolding. Former Environment C.E.O., Doctor Percival Cho, was replaced with the change in government. But he too, says P.S.U. President Dean [...]

Health Minister: We’d like Dr. Manza to Stay

The new Minister of Health, Kevin Bernard, met with former Director of Health Services, Michel Chebat on Monday to discuss Manzanero’s possibly staying at the Ministry of Health. This is after, [...]

Micho Settling in At Public Utilities

Former Minister of Health, Michel Chebat, was reassigned just over a week ago to the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, and Logistics. It was a major shift from a Ministry [...]

Chebat Was Surprised but Expected the Shift

Chebat was moved from the Ministry of Health after there had been criticisms about his way of doing things. His C.E.O. left and another that was offered the job turned [...]

P.A.H.O./W.H.O. Thanks Chebat for Collaboration

While we spoke with Chebat, we asked for his reaction to a letter from W.H.O./P.A.H.O., thanking him for the collaboration during his tenure as the Minister of Health and Wellness. [...]

Nurses Train for Pandemics

When asked about relevant training for nurses to better cope with COVID, she responded that nurses are trained to deal with pandemics.   Nurse Lizette Bell, Chief Nursing Officer & [...]

A Customs Officer Perishes in RTA Near Hattieville

A well-loved and respected customs officer is the latest victim of a fatal road traffic accident. It happened over the weekend when Rudolph Williams was traveling along the George Price [...]

Police Question Officer’s Account of Weekend Stabbing Incident

A police officer was stabbed on Saturday night.  Akeem Jones reported to his fellow officers that he was attempting to part a fight between several persons near Water Lane, when [...]

Coast Guard Officer Stabbed by a Pair of Knife-wielding Attackers

Coast Guard Officer Kyle Humes was stabbed in front of his residence over the weekend, when a pair of men accosted him as he got out of his vehicle.  He [...]

A Suspect is Arrested and Charged for Dorian Tzac’s Murder

A suspect in the January thirteenth murder of Dorian Tzac is in police custody. He was picked up following the deadly shooting on Antelope Street Extension that left the welder [...]

Another Armed Attack on Antelope Street Extension

There was an attempt on the life of Alrick Lamb in the same crime-ridden neighborhood where Dorian Tzac was gunned down last Thursday.  According to Lamb, he was on a [...]

School Wardens Protest Firings

Today a group of women turned out in protest at the Truancy Unit of the Ministry of Education in Belize City. They were up in arms because they were being [...]

M.O.E: Warden List “A Complete Disaster” With Absentee Wardens Paid, Others Not Assigned to Schools

The Ministry of Education says that it is in the process of cleaning up the School Security Warden Program. That is because a review of a list of approximately one [...]

School Security Warden Program Important During Pandemic

Sosa says that the school security wardens are playing an important role as children transition back into the classrooms during a pandemic.   Rafael Sosa, School Security Warden Program Coordinator, [...]

Education Minister: No COVID Originating at Schools

Since the reopening of schools last Monday, there have been reports of COVID clusters among teachers of at least one school, and reports of other cases have caused more concerns [...]

Opening Ceremony for Judiciary Held Online: Pandemic Challenges Addressed

The official ceremony marking the commencement of the legal year 2022 was held virtually today. Speakers did not shy away from addressing the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]

Bar Concerned About Quality of Judgments that Lack Details

The Bar Association of Belize is calling for an improvement in the quality of judgments delivered in the courts. Iliana Swift, President of the Bar Association, says there is a [...]

Family Court Moving; Repairs Coming to other Courts

After her first year as Attorney General, Magali Marin Young spoke about the neglect she says the Judiciary has faced over the years. According to the A.G., some improvements have [...]

Dorian Tzac is Gunned Down on Antelope Street, Another Teenager Clings to Life

Another murder was recorded in Belize City on Thursday night, the second since the start of the New Year.  A welder who resides on Antelope Street Extension was shot and [...]