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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 [...]

Empowering the South Side through Employment

In areas of south side Belize City where opportunities are often hard to come by, the U.S. Embassy Belize and two local agencies are seeking to make a difference.  The [...]

Father Zipple Shares Message on the Joy of Easter

And finally tonight, as Belizeans prepare to observe the Easter holidays, whether by travelling somewhere in the country, or staying home with family and friends, we thought it fitting to [...]

Nightly Curfew to be Extended to Mid-April

The nightly curfew which has been in place for several months will be extended at least until mid-April, despite a considerable reduction in active COVID-19 cases.  It’s a joint decision [...]

Still Only Fifty Percent Capacity at Restaurants and Bars

On Tuesday, Cabinet supported the call from the Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth industries for adherence to all safety measures over the Easter weekend and endorsed the “Easter [...]

Police Discourage Social Gathering this Easter Weekend

Thousands of Belizeans will be traveling this extended weekend to different parts of the country for Easter vacation.  In spite of a significant reduction in the number of active COVID-19 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Special Envoy & Minister Dolores React to Torture Video

Two weeks ago, the disturbing video of a fifteen-year-old boy being tortured in the Conch Shell Bay area of Belize City at the hands of two men went viral on [...]

Coast Guard Hosts Women Symposium

As women’s month nears its end, a series of activities carried out by the Belize Coast Guard in celebration of the fifty women enlisted with the law enforcement agency culminated [...]

Coast Guard Has No Tolerance for Sexual Assaults

In attendance at the symposium were members of the police department, the B.D.F. and the coast guard.  One of the concerns addressed was the process through which aggrieved persons can [...]

Improving the Welfare of the B.D.F.

While were with the Minister of National Defence and Border Security, he also spoke about the welfare of the soldiers at the Belize Defence Force. A former military man himself, [...]

UNICEF Belize Launches MICS Report

The partnership between UNICEF and the Statistical Institute of Belize to gather comparable data on women and children using a Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has been valuable in understanding their [...]

N.C.F.C. Uses MICS to Address Child Marriage

The survey has also provided key data to assist the National Committee for Families and Children as they address child marriage and early unions in Belize.  Surprisingly, in 2011, teenagers [...]

How Many Books Do Children Have at Home?

The Ministry of Education, on the other hand, has used information from MICS to look at early childhood development and literacy.   John Newport, Ministry of Education “When we began [...]

Brandon Baptist Gets Help from Police Department

Turning over a new leaf is something that Brandon Baptist and his friends have been wanting to do for some time now and they have been looking for an opportunity [...]

Quarantine Regulations Likely to be Extended Past Easter Break

As you know quarantine regulations currently in place since March third restrict the opening of bars, nightclubs and casinos. There is also a curfew from ten p.m. and five a.m. [...]

Weekend Lockdowns for Jamaica NOT Belize

The rumours about a pending three-weekend lockdown are false. News Five confirmed today with Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa that a document getting considerable social media buzz is not [...]

D.Y.S. and B.M.C.M.S. Intervenes in Urban Gun Violence

Within the past twenty-four hours, youth have been both the primary victims and the main suspects detained in connection with the spate of violence in Belize City. Since Wednesday, the [...]

Bringing Down the Hammer on Youth Criminals

The Behaviour Modification and Conflict Management Services falls under the scope of the Department of Youth Services which finds the urban gun violence flare up concerning. But Deputy Director and [...]

A Rehabilitated Water System in Bullet Tree Falls Village

Water is a basic need and even today, there are still a number of households in villages without potable water. The Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local [...]

Digitizing the Department of Nationality and Passports Records Management Unit

Just about everyone has complained at some time or another about the lengthy wait for replacement passports or nationality certificates.  Well, there may be some relief in sight.  The International [...]