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Patrick Faber on Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a difficult time as the COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges. There are different forms of mental [...]

Family Homeless after House Collapses on Mahogany Street

The Smith family of Mahogany Street is homeless tonight. As Elizabeth Smith and her five children were in deep slumber on Tuesday night, their house collapsed. Luckily, they were not [...]

San Pedro Belize Express Gives Back!

The San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi made two COVID-19 relief donations today. The first donation comprises food packages to almost fifty families in the Majestic Alley neighbourhood of the [...]

200 More Food Packages Courtesy Belize-Indian Community

The Belize-Indian community made an eight thousand dollars donation for underprivileged families who are feeling the economic pinch as a result of COVID-19. That eight grand is only a fraction [...]

A Soup Kitchen to Help Those in Need in Mesopotamia

COVID-19 has shed light on the number of families that are in desperate need of putting food on their table.  In the Mesopotamia Division in Belize City, a soup kitchen, [...]

New SOE Means More Work for Police Officers

Statutory Instrument Sixty-Two has brought into effect a new two-month state of emergency on May first and with it a revised set of regulations to govern the movement of the [...]

Masks Must Cover Mouth and Nose, Or Else…

Over the extended weekend as many as sixty-two persons were arrested and charged for various offences related to the state of emergency.  That total is a considerable reduction from previous [...]

Indian Community Gives Back to Needy Families

The Indian community has been extending generosity to those families who have less and are hurting during this COVID-19 crisis. Today, the community reached out to the Port Loyola residents [...]

All China Federation of Overseas Tiashanese Makes a $100,000 Donation to Belize CitCo

Belize City residents are also benefitting from food items courtesy of the All China Federation of Overseas Tiashanese. Mayor Bernard Wagner and councillors received the supplies and distribution will begin [...]

Don’t Let Your Guard Down! Stay COVID-19 Alert!

There was a sigh of relief on Tuesday evening when the Ministry of Health confirmed that three more persons have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the number of persons to beat [...]

ComPol Chester Williams on Movement of People during S.O.E.

As you heard, since the beginning of this week, traffic has picked up and movement across the city has increased. So there is concern some have thrown caution to the [...]

P.U.P. on the Closure of Unemployment Relief Fund

Senator Michel Chebat decried in the senate the politicization of the food programmes to needy families during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. This afternoon, the P.U.P. said it was [...]

Diplomatic Community Makes Donation to Belize Red Cross

A sum of twelve thousand dollars was handed over to the Belize Red Cross from the diplomatic community and the international organizations accredited to Belize. The diplomatic community here is [...]

PM Barrow Refutes Claims of Politicization of COVID Relief

There has been constant criticism from the People’s United Party that relief aid being provided by the Barrow administration is being done through political constituencies, as opposed to organizations such [...]

NEMO is Under-Utilized in Providing Humanitarian Relief

Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat also raised the issue of the Red Cross and the Belize Defense Force as part of the COVID distribution network.  He, too, had strong [...]

NAC Chair Gives Update on Progress of Equal Opportunities Bill

In a telephone interview with the Chair of the National AIDS Commission, News Five got an update on the status of the controversial Equal Opportunities Bill. Public consultations have concluded [...]

The Belize Indian Community Providing 2000 Food Packages to be Distributed Across the City

The latest organization to reach out to persons affected by the COVID-19 is the Belize Indian Community. Today, they delivered vouchers to be issued to persons who are eligible to [...]

Is Party Politics Permeating Coronavirus Relief?

In an effort to assist as many Belizeans who are in dire straits as a result of the sudden economic downturn, government has been bolstering initiatives such as the Pantry [...]

An Investigation is Launched into the Death of Fashion Designer Ulysease Roca

Ulysease Roca, a twenty-five-year-old fashion designer, was found dead inside his house in Willows Bank, Belize District on Sunday. Roca’s death is under investigation because of the circumstances. Roca was [...]

Ulysease Roca Suffered from Being Bullied

Ulysease Roca was a fashion designer who suffered from cyber-bullying for being a member of the LGBTI community and for being HIV positive. In a recent post on his social [...]

UNIBAM Exec. Dir. Says Police & Community Could Not Identify Mental Breakdown

The family claims that Roca was denied access to medical assistance due to his HIV status, saying that a post-mortem was initially refused because of that. Caleb Orosco, the Executive [...]

Policing and the Pantry Programme During the S.O.E.

On Friday, police officers shut down pantry programmes across Belize City. It has been reported that cops were telling pantry recipients to go home and that didn’t go over well [...]

Lord Ashcroft Relief Fund Has Dispersed $3.75 Million So Far

Here is an update on the Lord Ashcroft Relief Fund of ten million dollars.  The most recent donation is for five hundred thousand dollars, which was made to the Belize [...]

Gang Members Released from Detention After Thirty-day Lockdown

On Thursday night, more than one hundred and forty persons suspected of being members of gangs were released from the Belize Central Prison after a month of incarceration. At the [...]

Order and Social Distancing; a Must During Pantry Distributions

Long lines are forming at centres where the pantry programme is being distributed. This morning, it turned ugly when police disrupted the pantry disbursed by the Salvation Army. But at [...]