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Wall crushes eleven-year-old boy to death

A freak accident of sorts has left a primary school student dead and his mother hospitalized in the north. Police say that a wall collapsed on top of the mom [...]

P.S.U. Goes after Minister of Health and FinSec

This afternoon, just as most people were preparing for the long weekend, the Public Service Union of Belize issued a release blasting the “posturing and hypocrisy of the government” only [...]

Tourism Stakeholders’ Turn to Get Vaccinated!

On Wednesday, Belize received a first batch of thirty-three thousand six hundred doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through the COVAX Facility.  It is a crucial development as the country continues on [...]

C.E.O. Cagy About Split with Former Tourism Director

In March, the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations announced the departure of Tourism Director Karen Bevans from the Belize Tourism Board.  Bevans had a lucrative one point two million-dollar [...]

Tourism Trends: Increasing Number of Tourists to Belize

While domestic tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic has helped with the survival of the industry, since October first when the P.G.I.A. opened, there has been an increase in international tourist [...]

Increased Flights to Belize

It was recently announced that COPA Airlines is to resume flights to Belize. This is welcome news on both the economic and tourism fronts because it allows for the country [...]

When Will Cruise Tourism Really Start?

The anticipated resumption of cruise tourism in the region at the end of May early June may not stand true at this point in time. That is because the Centre [...]

Dr. Carla Barnet under Consideration for CARICOM Secretary General

Belize has nominated Doctor Carla Barnett, former CARICOM Deputy Secretary General, for the post of Secretary General of CARICOM. Dr. Barnett has worked across the CARICOM region during her roles [...]

Belize Receives Vaccines from COVAX Facility

The country is now in phase two of the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. So as people sixty and older as well as those suffering from certain non-communicable diseases, teachers, police [...]

25 Unreported COVID Cases Detected

Earlier this month, a routine check by health officials led to the discovery of twenty-five confirmed COVID-19 cases that had not being reported. These were flagged by the Ministry of [...]

Scotiabank Shutters its Operations as Belize Bank Merger is Completed

The acquisition of Scotiabank Belize by Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited, the parent company of Belize Bank, has been completed.  This afternoon, a team of workmen took down the iconic Scotiabank [...]

Minister Chebat Responds to P.S.U., Says F.O. was Transferred

Health and Wellness Minister Michel Chebat responded to the reports of alleged termination and removal of staff from within the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Last Friday, the first Vice [...]

Doctor Manzanero is Back at the Ministry of Health & Wellness

Today, Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat confirmed that the debacle surrounding the Doctor Marvin Manzanero has, in his view, been resolved.  He says the former Director of Health [...]

The Brothers Gamboa Assault Fellow Police Officer in Dangriga

A physical altercation between two officers at the Dangriga Police Station on Tuesday has led to charges being brought against siblings Akeem and Kenrick Gamboa.  It is reported that the [...]

Case of Unaccompanied Belizean Child Flagged by Local Authorities

A Belizean minor, identified as a standard-four student from a Belize City primary school was among a group of unaccompanied children from Central America   making their way to the United [...]

Risk Factors Associated with Migrating Children

Director of the Department of Human Services, Lliani Arthurs told News Five that of great concern are the risk factors associated with unaccompanied minors.   Arthurs pulled no punches warning parents [...]

An Investigation Underway in Case of Unaccompanied Minor

So is there some level of neglect for which the parent or guardian can be held accountable? Director Arthurs says that while migrating to another country for better opportunities is [...]

What’s the Fate of the Unaccompanied Belizean Girl?

While the country has been documenting unaccompanied minors since 2016, it is primarily collecting data on Central Americans ending up in Belize. Those cases came to a halt in 2020 [...]

Joint Unions to Negotiate Through the Easter Break

The nation’s children may be on Easter break, but the Belize National Teachers Union is not relaxing this holiday. Union representatives met with government representatives on Monday evening to further [...]

B.N.T.U. to Meet with All Branches Next Week

Senator Smith has also laid out a schedule during which the union’s leadership will meet with various branches to provide an update following the upcoming round of meetings.  According to [...]

A New Governor is Set to Assume Office at Central Bank

A new Governor of the Central Bank of Belize is set to assume office later this week, with the start of a new financial year.  Manuel Vasquez will succeed Ambassador [...]

Belize Jaguars Blow Out Turks & Caicos

The Belize Jaguars triumphed this afternoon by trouncing Turks and Caicos with a final score of five-nil in the second World Cup qualifier being played by our men’s national team.  [...]

“Blue” is Murdered Near Cumberbatch Field

Belize City police are investigating the murder of a young man who was shot and killed on Saturday evening.  It is the latest homicide in the Old Capital and investigators [...]

Woman Shot in Belize City

There was a shooting in Belize City on Saturday night, but the victim was probably not the target. Police say that a woman was in her yard on New Road [...]

Common-Law Wife Charged with Murder of Omar Kantun

Guatemalan Lesbia Alvarez has been charged for the stabbing death of her common-law husband Omar Kantun. As we reported last week, Kantun was killed inside his home last Friday in [...]