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COVID Recovery in San Pedro

During our one-on-one interview with Mayor Wally Nunez, we asked about the road to recovery for San Pedro businesses and resorts as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Thousands have lost their [...]

Police Investigate Scam at the Traffic Department in San Pedro

News Five has confirmed that a police investigation is currently underway at the traffic department in the island town of San Pedro. This follows reports that a number of residents [...]

U.S. Embassy Comments on Belizean Migrant Child

The standard-four Belizean student who was included in a Breitbart News bilingual interview with several other young people making the trek to the U.S./Mexico border is reportedly safe in the [...]

Police Minister: Policing Easter Weekend a Success!

This afternoon, Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa was asked about policing the Easter weekend.  While some of the popular tourist destinations like Hopkins, Placencia and San Pedro recorded high [...]

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 [...]

No Preferential Treatment for Melonie Magdaleno

Melonie Magdaleno has come under fire in the past for purportedly being afforded preferential treatment by the Belize Police Department because of her mother, Deputy Commissioner Dezerie Phillips-Magdaleno.  Some even [...]

ComPol Speaks on Reprimand of Female Officers

As we’ve reported, police officers Shantel Berry and Alleeya Wade are facing disciplinary actions internally for violating the regulations of the Belize Police Department.  They appeared as guests on Channel [...]

Hot Cross Bun and Fry Fish Tradition Lives On

The long Easter weekend is upon us. Across the country, Belizeans are prepping their tables and stomachs for the traditional hot cross bun and fry fish dishes. While the COVID-19 [...]

Belizean Chefs Prepare Traditional Easter Meals

Belizean Easter cooking also includes those delicious hot cross buns. Paul Lopez went looking for the secrets to these with Chef Ainsley Castro of the Naked Chicken on Mahogany Street [...]

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 [...]

No Reminder Necessary for Lawbreakers

While those fliers are being freely circulated, ComPol Williams says that it is not his duty to reach out to proprietors and organizers to discourage these activities.  According to the [...]

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 [...]

S.S.B. Rolls Out New Self-Service Portal

The Social Security Board is introducing My Social Security Self-service Portal for customers who are insured with S.S.B.   This morning, General Manager for Corporate Customer Service, Chandra Nisbet-Cansino explained the [...]

Travelling Safely to the Cayes for the Easter Holidays

With borders closed, this year is going to see many Belizeans become tourists in their own backyards – visiting various parts of the country for the Easter Holidays. While some [...]

What Are You Doing This Easter?

Since last week, tourism tracking data showed that resorts and hotels in major tourist destinations in the south, namely Hopkins and Placencia, were already fully booked and the properties on [...]

Meet Hannah St. Luce Martinez: a Champion of Belize’s Biodiversity

Tonight, we wrap up our series on women in leadership roles with the story of one woman who wasn’t born here, but who has spent her working life trying to [...]

Baby Boy Dies Days after Injections – Post Mortem to Determine Cause of Death!

A baby boy has died in northern Belize. The circumstances of his death surround a visit to a clinic where he reportedly received two injections that are a part of [...]

Belize City Man Drowns!

A man drowned in Belize City over the weekend. Police say that twenty-nine-year-old Marc Russell was at a boatyard when he began to have a seizure, fell and hit his [...]

Gwen Liz is Remembered for Women’s Month

You may only know her name from a school or street, but politician and women’s activist Gwendolyn Lizarraga was celebrated this past weekend. She was a businesswoman, chicle and mahogany farmer, [...]

G.O.B. Rejects Unions’ Proposals – Want to Proceed with Salary Cut & Increment Freeze

G.O.B. is not budging – at least that is the news coming out of the unions. The government has flatly rejected their cost-cutting proposal and wants to push full steam [...]

G.O.B. to Meet with Unions; the Unions Won’t Budge on Measures for Now!

But it may not be a done deal.  According to P.S.U.’s Dean Flowers, G.O.B. reached out to allow them a final chance to ventilate their reasons for their unwavering position.  [...]

P.S.U. Calls Out M.O.H.W. for Transfers of Public Officers

And now turning to more public service matters – Dean Flowers is calling out the Ministry of Health and Wellness. He alleges that public officers are being treated to very [...]

Did Minister Michel Chebat Try to Remove the Ministry’s F.O.?

So, there you heard Flowers allege that the officers were being transferred at the orders of the Minister of Health and Wellness, Michel Chebat.  But it doesn’t end there, according [...]

P.S.U. Condemns M.O.W.H. Attacks on Public Officers!

And Flowers also took the opportunity to take some closing shots at Minister Michel Chebat – calling his actions arrogant and disrespectful.  He alleges that Chebat’s issue with the Financial [...]

Women Police Officers Charged for Appearing on OYE

A pair of police constables who were recently victorious in a claim against the Belize Police Department has been charged for appearing on Channel Five’s Open Your Eyes morning show [...]