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Three Policemen Detained for Sexual Coercion

Turning to a despicable sex video in circulation; three officers, including a corporal, have been identified as the policemen behind the most appalling act of sexual coercion that was recorded [...]

Corporal’s Resignation to be Rescinded, He Still Faces Disciplinary Action

The officers involved have been identified as a corporal and two police constables.  Notwithstanding the tendering of his resignation a week or so ago, ComPol Williams will be withdrawing that [...]

MOH Says it is Appalled at the Assault on Human Dignity

The Ministry of Health has also weighed in on the issue, saying that its Mental Health Unit recognizes one of the victims as a person with a severe mental disorder. [...]

‘Flimsy’ Tents Replaced with Wooden Structures

According to Darrell Spencer, communication between both parties will continue in the days ahead. As for the flimsy tents used for the COVID-19 areas in hospital countrywide, Spencer says that [...]

Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund Donates 100K to Hope Haven in San Pedro

The Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund has made another donation; this time, it is befitting Hope Haven Children’s Home and Community Center located on Ambergris Caye.  The donation is in [...]

G.O.B. Threatens LPG Importers Over Emergency Discounts To Belizeans During COVID-19 Crisis

G.O.B. and the LPG importers are sparring again. Three of the six liquefied petroleum gas companies in Belize—namely Belize Western Energy Limited, Gas Tomza, and Southern Choice Butane (Zeta Gas)—are [...]

Attorney Audrey Matura Says it is A Scheme to Protect Government’s Interest in National Gas Company

The Bureau of Standards regulates the retail price of butane, but not the wholesale price; it is the importers and wholesalers who control that. World oil prices have been plummeting [...]

Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of LPG Importers Against G.O.B.

Two lawsuits have been filed in respect of the matter in which the importers are seeking judicial review of S.I. fifty-seven of 2019 and a constitutional challenge against the government. [...]

The Number of S.O.E. Arrests Dwindles

On Tuesday night, Cayo District which has reported three cases of COVID-19 went under an additional lockdown. The police continue to do their rounds in other parts of the country [...]

Virtual Court Appearance for S.O.E. Offenders

The Kolbe Foundation recently introduced a system where inmates can make virtual court appearances from the Belize Central Prison.  It’s a system that is also being considered by the Belize [...]

Face Shields for Frontline Workers – a Generous Donation!

All non-essential establishments are closed and that includes businesses that sell stationery items. Although the Stationery House Retail Outlet on Slaughterhouse Road in Belize City is closed for Belize City [...]

What Do We Do With Deceased COVID-19 Patients?

The body of fifty-five-year-old Hubert Pipersburgh, the first casualty of COVID-19 in Belize, was reportedly cremated on Monday night.  The disposal of the remains of patients who succumb to complications [...]

P.U.P. Outraged About Video; Officers Should Be Removed from Department

Late this evening, the People’s United Party issued a statement in respect of the graphic video about which the complainant spoke at the top of the news. The P.U.P. says [...]

Mandatory Use of P.P.E.s for Police Officers

Even though several officers are under fire for questionable and deplorable behaviour during the state of emergency and curfew, there are others who are holding their own as frontline persons [...]

Police Beat Down San Martin Residents

Did cops take the enforcement of the curfew law too far on Friday night in Belmopan? That’s what many have concluded after a video and photos of an elderly man [...]

Infected Persons Who Fail to Comply with Quarantine Directives Can Also Be Charged

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also told News Five that infected COVID-19 persons, who fail to comply with quarantine directives, can be charged for negligent behaviour if they do not [...]

Patient Three Says he is Recovering Well

Earlier in the newscast we had details on the COVID-19 patients. Belize confirmed its third case of the novel coronavirus on March twenty-ninth. As it relates to Patient Three, he [...]

Nurses Association of Belize Vex with Ministry of Health

This afternoon, the Nurses Association of Belize sounded an alarm saying there is lack of material and equipment to deal with an outbreak of COVID-19. NAB says it has concluded [...]

PM to Nurses: “We not only hear you, we will address your difficulties”

Responding to the concerns of the Nurses Association of Belize was Prime Minister Dean Barrow today during live video statement. Barrow says that the Association’s concerns will be addressed including [...]

Belize Central Prison Aims to Remain COVID-Free

The Belize Central prison is bursting at its seams with the number of inmates behind bars. The recent arrests of state of emergency offenders have swollen the number to about [...]

Fishing – an Alternative in the Wake of Collapsed Tourism Industry?

The tourism industry has shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now domestic tourism is also on hold for the upcoming Easter holidays. It is forecasted that the industry [...]

Sagicor Gives $10K for COVID-19 Response and Protection to the Police Department

Earlier in the month, Sagicor Financial Company Limited announced that is committing one million U.S. dollars to aid in the fight against COVID-19 in the Caribbean. The focus will be [...]

News Five Live, Now to Start at 6:00 p.m.

We start tonight’s newscast, with the following matter. At eight o’clock tonight, enforcement of the national shutdown begins in earnest. In the past days, we have been trying our best [...]

Minister of National Security Outlines State of Emergency’s Regulations

Attorney General and Minister of National Security, Michael Peyrefitte was the featured guest on the Ask the Expert webcast today.  The hour-long programme was to talk about the regulations included [...]

AG Shares Amendments to S.I. Before it is Signed Off by the GG

As the situation evolves, Minister Michael Peyrefitte also noted that there are changes to the Statutory Instrument made by the National Oversight Committee. He explained the sections of two of [...]