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Another Protest for Laddie at Battlefield Park

At this time, Belize City residents are gathered at the Battlefield Park in Belize City as they stage yet another protest to express their discontent about the fatal shooting of [...]

Youth Minister Comments on Shooting Death of Laddie Gillett

This afternoon, funeral services were held for Laddie Gillett, who was laid to rest in the Cayo District. The fourteen-year-old student was shot last Wednesday night by Police Corporal Kareem [...]

Youth Minister Calls for Reform and Accountability

Minister Bernard says that the shooting death of the teen and the need for stronger reform were discussed at this past cabinet meeting. But he also says individual officers must [...]

Curfew Hours to Change: 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

The Government of Belize has released an updated Statutory Instrument for COVID regulations. As of Monday, July twenty-sixth, the curfew hours will move to ten p.m. to four a.m. daily. [...]

M.O.U. is Signed to Provide Services to Refugee Youth

For some migrants from Central American countries, Belize is to them what the U.S. is to Belizeans – a safe haven where economic opportunities seem endless. But when families are [...]

Commission of Inquiry Set to Resume in Mid-August

The commission of inquiry into the sale of public assets under the previous government ended abruptly in mid-April when N.T.U.C.B. President Luke Martinez castigated the Briceño administration during a televised [...]

Mother Appeals for Assistance after House Fire

A mother of nine is appealing to the public for help after her house in Belama in Belize City was destroyed by fire on Thursday night.  Kescha Miller told News [...]

Bottlenose Dolphin Killed in Corozal

The Ministry of Blue Economy is condemning the killing of a bottlenose dolphin sometime last week in northern Belize.  A press release from the Department of Fisheries laments the death [...]

Book Bags for Back-to-School Drive

Three hundred book bags for needy children heading back to school in September, that’s the goal set by the Aspire for Greatness Foundation.  It’s a target that is within reach [...]

Stig Da Artist and Kylon Eiley: “Don’t Shoot, I’m Just a Youth”

Social media has been flooded this week with memories of Laddie Gillett. One Belizean artist who is a relative of Laddie’s decided to turn his own memories into lyrics.  This [...]

No Cuts for C.E.O. Salaries?

The Public Service Union is speaking out following a leaked letter that guarantees C.E.O. salaries and allowances will not be touched.  The document, from the Office of the Prime Minister, [...]

P.S.U. Prez: Cabinet Secretary Does Not Have Authority Override Legislation

The P.S.U. is now seeking legal advice because the Public Sector Emoluments and Allowances Bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives on May twenty-eighth and in the Senate [...]

P.S.U. Asks GG Not to Accept Salary Increase at this Time

The Public Service Union has also written to Governor-General Froyla T’zalam, expressing concern over the Governor-General Conditions of Service Amendment Bill, 2021, which provides for an increase in salary, duty [...]

Attorney Weighs in on Cancellation of Talk Show that Includes Anti-Vaxers

A television show featuring proponents of the COVID-19 vaccine and the Belizean Rights and Justice Movement, a newly formed group against the shot, has been called off.  The decision follows [...]

Senior Counsel on Freedom of Expression

For a different legal perspective on free speech, News Five spoke with Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck.  He says that the constitution is quite clear on certain restrictions, including the fact [...]

Redistricting Case Will Proceed to Trial

A cabinet brief issued by the Briceño administration on Wednesday says Henry Charles Usher, Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform, has provided an update on the forthcoming [...]

Sugar Ship Moved to Big Creek: Union Says Fight Not Over for Stevedores

Their ship may have left the Port of Belize, but Belize City stevedores say they will continue to challenge Cabinet’s decision to allow the ships they have been offloading sugar [...]

G.O.B. Accessing Grant for Poverty Reduction

The Government of Belize has signed a grant agreement with the Caribbean Development Bank under the Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme. According to a release from G.O.B., the B.N.T.F. focuses on reducing poverty [...]

CFAL Donates School Bags & Supplies

Despite the rise in COVID-19 cases, the plan – until otherwise announced – is for schools to return to face-to-face learning next school year. Today at the Radisson Fort George, [...]

Calendar of Activities to Celebrate Emancipation Day

Events for the newly designated Emancipation Day holiday on August first were released today at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts. Across the country in various municipalities as well [...]

Modern-Day Slavery in Belize?

ISCR Director, Nigel Encalada says that the activities are important because in this day and age, there is evidence of modern-day slavery.   Nigel Encalada, Director, Institute for Social and [...]

Trauma Training for DYS

The Belize Youth Counseling and Wellness arm of the Department of Youth Services has held training for the staff on how to properly assist youths who have faced some kind [...]

Massive Turnout for Vaccination in Orange Walk

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is carrying out a national vaccination campaign, which today took them to Orange Walk District where hundreds of residents came out get vaccinated. Scores [...]

G.O.B. Green lights A.S.R./B.S.I. Move to Big Creek; Stevedores React to Economic Blow

There was disappointing news today for the Christian Workers Union. For the past twelve days, those stevedores who are members of the union have been on a go-slow on the [...]

P.B.L. Responds to G.O.B.’s Decision

We also heard from the C.E.O. of the Port of Belize Limited, Andrew Lane, on A.S.R./B.S.I.’s move to Big Creek Port. Lane told News Five via phone that the government’s [...]