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S.S.B.’s Contribution Reforms Takes Effect July 1st

Cabinet has approved S.S.B.’s proposal to reform its contributions and pension scheme. The Social Security Board embarked on a countrywide consultation process two years ago to seek support for its [...]

S.S.B. Loan Portfolio’s Rate of Return is 5.5%

So what about S.S.B.’s loans and portfolios? Well according to C.E.O. Doctor Colin Young, S.S.B.’s 2018 audited financials are near completion. Doctor Young says that in 2017, the fund’s rate [...]

Ministry of Health Concludes Investigation into Death of Baby Thevane

An investigation following the death of eight-week-old Thevane Banner has been concluded by the Ministry of Health.  The newborn died from battered child syndrome and his father, twenty-eight-year-old Troy Banner, [...]

DHS Weighs in on Protocols Following Stabbing of Retired Nurse Elijio

The near-fatal attack on Matron Augustina Elijio last Tuesday at the Port Loyola Health Center has prompted the Ministry of Health to revisit existing procedures for patients accessing services at [...]

Are Police Officers Trained to Deal with Mental Health Cases?

In the tragic case of Nestor Vasquez Junior, who lost his life over the weekend after being badly beaten by a fellow inmate inside a holding cell at the Queen [...]

2 Mental Health Initiatives are Launched in Belize City

Today at the Biltmore Hotel, the Ministry of Health and UNICEF launched an initiative which aims to measure mental health among adolescents, as well as a project called Helping Adolescents [...]

Extended Drought Causing Water Woes in Georgeville, Cayo

Many communities and villages that rely on reservoirs to provide water to their homes have been experiencing issues as a result of the extended drought. Over the past few months, [...]

Georgeville’s Water Board to Resolve Crisis

There are a number of short-term and long-term actions that must be taken to fix the perennial water problem in the village. Water Board Chairman Al Westby says that there [...]

Belama Phase 4 Residents Protest against Alex Chang

Belize City police broke up a protest this morning that unfolded along the Philip Goldson Highway. Residents of Belama Phase Four showed up in front of Fen Lan Company Limited [...]

OJ Elrington Comments on Belama Residents’ Protest

U.D.P. Standard Bearer Orson ‘OJ’ Elrington, who was involved in negotiations at the early stage, says that residents refused to take Chang’s proposals. According to Elrington, Chang was willing to [...]

Elrington Says Belama Land is Privately Owned Since 1991

According to Elrington, a land registry report shows that the land was privately acquired on October twenty-fourth, 1991. It was on October twenty-sixth, 2018 that the power of attorney was [...]

Keeping Our Foods Safe

Unsafe foods kill four hundred and twenty thousand persons every year around the world. These are deaths that are preventable. When we consume unsafe foods it puts our health at [...]

The Lodge At Chaa Creek: From a Humbling Beginning to an Award Winning Resort

In part two of his Chaa Creek experience, News Five’s reporter Hipolito Novelo takes a look at what it takes to run an internationally recognized, award-winning resort. It all started [...]

Belmopan City Council’s Comes Under Fire over S.S.B. Contributions

The Belmopan City Council is under fire tonight for failing to pay social security contributions for one of its employees. In a letter dated May thirty-first, the Social Security Board [...]

Black Cross Nurses: Analyses by S.J.C. Students

The S.J.C. History Department launched a book on the historical significance of the Black Cross Nurses in Belize. Back in 2013, the high school adopted a student-centered approach of teaching [...]

Chaa Creek: A Wildly Civilized Belize Luxury Resort

Established in 1981, Chaa Creek: Belize Luxury Resort started off with a single hut. Fast forward more than three decades later; it is one of the world’s most eco-friendly resorts. [...]

President Trump’s New Policy Requires Visa Applicants to Submit Social Media Details

The U.S. Government is making major changes as it relates to its process of visa applications by foreigners. Under a new State Department policy, visa applicants to the U.S. will [...]

Romanian Ambassador Visits Belize

Earlier this week, Romanian Ambassador Daniela Gitman visited Belize and met with the Prime Minister and other government officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education. The visit was [...]

Call for Entries for the 2019 National Song Competition

Call for entries for the annual September Celebrations Theme, as well as the National Song Competition, are opened and the folks over at the National Institute of Culture and History [...]

September Celebrations Committee Looking for 2019 Theme

Meanwhile the deadline for the submission for the September celebrations theme is July twenty-first. All Belizeans, even those living overseas, have an opportunity to submit a theme – something dear [...]

Healthy Living: Donate Blood

You’ve seen countless calls in this very same newscast. You’ve seen a multitude of messages online. It’s a recurrent request that not enough people oblige. It’s a call for blood. [...]

Health Minister: Dr. Angel Campos Asked to Change Ministry

It took effect last week Tuesday, Doctor Angel Campos is Junior Minister for Health no more; in fact, he is now the Minister of State in the Ministry of Human [...]

Minister Pablo Marin Suing Brints Security Ltd. Employees

Minister of Health Pablo Marin is taking legal action against several employees of Brints Security Limited for defamation of character. News Five understands that the suit stems from a social [...]

New P.S.U. Prez to Tackle Many Issues

Under his leadership, Henry says that the P.S.U. will focus its efforts on tackling several issues within the public service that are negatively impacting the lives of many public officers. [...]

3rd Annual Police Youth Mentorship Program Launched

One hundred and sixty-eight boys and girls are forming this year’s intake for the third annual Police Youth Mentorship Programme. The program which starts tomorrow and concludes in the next [...]