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AG on Public Health and Safety Rights

AG Young also discussed the legality of these new regulations. She affirmed that while the Constitution of Belize affords Belizeans certain fundamental rights, those rights are not absolute. Here is [...]

ComPol Breaks Down No Movement Sundays

This Sunday, September twenty-sixth and then again on October third, persons will only be able to leave their homes for medical purposes, emergencies, as an essential worker, for food supplies [...]

Exemptions for Local Tourism; but Reservations Needed

Now tourist destinations such as San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Hopkins and Placencia, curfew begins at nine p.m. and not seven o’clock like the rest of the country.  While residents are [...]

CitCo & BWC Resolve Garbage Issue

There is a collective sigh of relief as the garbage impasse has come to an end. After months of non-payment by the Belize City Council to Belize Waste Control, the [...]

Increasing Your Immunity to COVID, Public Health Measures

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has spoken at length about COVID-19 health measures, such as wearing your mask, washing your hands and physical distancing, as means of preventing the [...]

Area Rep Tells Islands to Remain Vigilant Despite Exemptions

As we have reported, San Pedro and Caye Caulker are among the communities enjoying certain exemptions from the recent COVID-19 regulations.  On Monday, we spoke with Area Representative Andre Perez, [...]

High Vaccine Uptake on Islands

Perhaps, a further silver lining for these two tourist communities, amidst the pandemic, is their high vaccination uptake. According to Perez, eighty percent of Caye Caulker’s population has been vaccinated. [...]

Undocumented Immigrants and Vaccination

Undocumented immigrants are another vulnerable population that is being considered for vaccination. According to Perez, undocumented immigrants are often fearful of visiting a vaccine center because of their status. He [...]

Zenaida Moya is Charged for Anti-Vaxxers Protest

Belize’s growing anti-vaccination movement had its eyes set on the Old Capital this weekend where several groups were planning to converge on downtown Belize City to protest the government’s vaccine [...]

BPD Stops Anti-Vaxxers Motorcade from Entering Belize City

As we mentioned earlier, several motorcades were prevented from arriving in Belize City on Saturday and law enforcement officers were deployed to the George Price and Philip Goldson highways to [...]

The Mennonite Community and the Constitutional Challenge

Attorney Arthur Saldivar and a team of lawyers are preparing to represent up to two hundred claimants in a constitutional challenge against the COVID-19 regulations. His clients, many of whom [...]

ComPol Williams: “Rights and Freedoms Subjected to Limitations”

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also spoke on the matter, adding that the constitution provides for certain limitations of those fundamental rights and freedoms. A public health crisis is reason [...]

ComPol Williams: “Spanish Lookout Is Not a Private Community”

And, with that, the police have been cracking down on the Mennonite community of Spanish Lookout. According to Commissioner Williams, a team of officers went into the community to enforce [...]

Curfew Begins at 7 p.m.

As of tonight, the curfew hours start at seven p.m. and go until four a.m. the following day.  However, the curfew hours for Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Placencia, and Hopkins [...]

No Movement Sundays

Additionally, Sunday, September twenty-sixth, and October third are declared no movement days.  A person will, however, be able to leave home for medical purposes, emergencies, as an essential worker, for [...]

Attorneys Hired For Mennonite Lawsuit

On Thursday, we reported that perhaps at least two Mennonite communities had hired the services of attorneys to challenge the government on the COVID regulations.  Today, attorney Dickie Bradley confirmed [...]

Minister Fonseca: “Personal Rights Never Trump Public Good”

On September twentieth, new COVID-19 regulations take effect, including an extension of the curfew from seven p.m. to four a.m. daily; restaurants can only do takeout and a “no movement” [...]

Belize City Council Deep in Trash

It’s a mounting problem, with no end in sight. For weeks, some in Belize City say for over a month, their trash has not been picked up – not by [...]

Trash is Increasing; Is the Bill Also Going Up?

The contract says the Council pays BWC sixty thousand dollars weekly for garbage collection. We asked the Mayor whether this bill is increasing, based on the contractual agreement, even though [...]

Belize City Residents Smacked in Middle of Garbage Impasse

As both CitCo and BWC continue to battle through this garbage crisis; Belize City residents who will have to endure yet another week of their trash not being collected.  The [...]

Water Woes in Unitedville

Water – it is considered the source of life. But for one part of Unitedville, it is a source of contention. A villager recently reached out to our news room [...]

PM Addresses Nation on New COVID Measures

As most Belizeans already know, a new set of COVID regulations will come into effect on Sunday. Those rules are the latest attempt by the Briceno administration to stem the [...]

Lockdown Time Again!!

For the next two weeks, starting on Sunday, September nineteenth, mainland Belize will be in a semi-lockdown for two weeks.  With the exception of Hopkins, Placencia, Caye, Caulker, and San [...]

Will There be a Legal Challenge to COVID Restrictions?

News Five is trying to get confirmation of a report made on social media today, which claimed that at least one two Mennonite communities have lawyered up to challenge the [...]

CANO Helping with Garbage Collection in Belize City

A non-profit organization has answered the cries of Belize City residents, who for weeks have not had their garbage collected. The problem is due to an impasse between the Belize [...]