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Quarantine Regulations Violators Will Be Ticketed!

As the task force is activated to police the regulations, moving forward they are looking for ways to minimize close contact with the public.  One way of doing that – [...]

Restricted Event Hotlines to be Activated!

To complement the work that the cops are doing to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that the public complies with the regulations, Commissioner Williams says that they [...]

Does ComPol Support Adjustment of Curfew Hours for the Holidays?

Earlier in the newscast, you heard that the Belize Police Department is cracking down on those who are violating the quarantine regulations.   As the department juggles COVID-19 policing and their [...]

What About a National Lockdown, ComPol?

From an adjustment on curfew hours for the holidays to a national lockdown – will it help Belize to address the growing number of COVID-19 cases?  That’s what one C.E.O. [...]

Eviction in COVID Times

A single mother of two is facing eviction from her home in Belize City, despite having tried her best to meet monthly rent.  Deriann Augustine, a resident of Central American [...]

One Mo’ Grocery Bag for 2020!

There is an update tonight on the status of the Ministry of Human Development’s food programme. We have confirmed that there are only enough supplies for one more round to [...]

Special December COVID-19 Relief Fund Replaces Christmas Cheer

Cabinet announced that nine hundred and thirty thousand dollars was approved for a special December COVID-19 Relief Fund to be equitably distributed among all thirty-one constituencies; that’s thirty thousand dollars [...]

Is Grocery Bag, a.k.a. Pantry, On or Off?

Today, many residents on the south side lined up to receive food packages, but is it a continuation of the ‘Grocery Bag’ programme? As you’ll recall, some two weeks ago, [...]

Humanity First Helping Families with Pantry

Humanity First – it’s the community service arm of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belize.  Like others, such as N.G.O.s and NEMO, as well as private entities, Humanity First has [...]

UNICEF Partners with U.S. Embassy and Others to Distribute Care Packages to Flood Victims in Cayo

A News Five crew headed west today where UNICEF has partnered with NEMO and the Belize Red Cross to provide aid packages to hundreds of families that have been affected [...]

Boy Is Videoed Detailing Sexual Attack; Suspects are Arrested

A rather disturbing video of a boy detailing a vile sexual attack against him was posted on social media this morning.  The video was taken in Roaring Creek Village, Cayo, [...]

Persons Who Videoed the Boy May Be Criminally Charged

While the accused perverts are in police custody, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that investigators are also looking at those who recorded the boy confessing to the sexual abuse [...]

Do Not Share the Video!

Unfortunately, the video of the boy confessing to being a victim of a sexual attack made its way on social media.  Williams today sent out a stern warning to those [...]

COVID-19 Measures Amended to Accommodate Tourism Sector

The new COVID-19 measures were amended over the weekend.  Two major changes were announced, the first being the time the curfew comes into effect. Initially, Minister of Health and Wellness [...]

Enforcing S.I. 170 of 2020

Statutory Instrument 170 of 2020 came into effect over the weekend. You’ll recall that the Ministry of Health outlined a number of measures being taken to contain the spread of [...]

Curfew Hours are from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Earlier today, Commissioner Williams told the media that he was simply following the directives initially given to him and could not explain the decision to move the curfew back an [...]

16 Days of Activism Launched!

Today, Belize launched the sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence under the 2020 global theme: Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! It’s an annual international campaign used to [...]

Y.E.S. Launches New Domestic Violence Campaign!

To coincide with the launch of the sixteen days of activism, the Youth Enhancement Services launched a domestic violence awareness campaign that features the work of local artists. Karen Cain, [...]

Y.E.S. to Champion Proposed Charges for Domestic Abusers

The campaign is only half of the Youth Enhancement Services’ initiative to tackle domestic violence. Cain says that YES will be submitting a position paper to cabinet with proposed changes [...]

Joy For A Child Foundation Sees Prisoner Reaching Out to Help Children

A new initiative is being rolled out by an inmate of the Belize Central Prison to reach out to children who have lost their parents to violence.  The Joy for [...]

Pantry and COVID-19 Food Assistance on Pause!

Food Pantry and COVID-19 food assistance programme are on pause and the pantry is getting a rebrand of sorts.  Today, when we caught up with Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia, we [...]

The Children Put PM Briceño in the Hot Seat for Children’s Day!

Today is being observed as World Children’s Day across the globe. November twentieth was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day, used to promote awareness and advocate for the [...]

Children’s Day 2020: Reimagining a Better Future for Every Child!

To also mark the occasion, Belizean children sent Children’s Day greetings to other kids across Belize.     [Greetings from Belizean Children on World Children’s Day…]

Blue Creek Community Gets Support from Spanish Lookout

The Mennonite community is one of several religious groups that has been lobbying with government for the full reopening of churches under the existing Quarantine Act.  In the wake of [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says Police Could Have Been More Respectful to Blue Creek Churchgoers

The incident on Sunday when armed police rounded up a group of worshippers and their children in Blue Creek Village caught the attention of the People’s United Party. The P.U.P. [...]