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The Briceño Administration Committed to Realizing Plan Belize’s $5 Minimum Wage

A five-dollar minimum wage increase will likely come to pass before the end of 2022. As we have reported, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports a gradual increase [...]

Laddie Memorial Day, One Year After His Untimely Death

To mark the one-year anniversary of his untimely passing, Laddie Gillett’s family and the Laddie Gillett Foundation will be hosting a Laddie Memorial Day on Thursday, July fourteenth. It was [...]

The Laddie Gillett Foundation Continues to Seek Justice for Laddie

We also asked Valdez about the vision behind the creation of the Laddie Gillett Foundation. She shared details on how the foundation and Laddie’s family have navigated the last twelve [...]

N.T.U.C.B. President Calls for Action From G.O.B.

Also addressing the audience at today’s N.T.U.C.B. book launch was president of the trade union, Luke Martinez. In his remarks, Martinez raised three issues that he says requires urgent attention [...]

Human Development Junior Minister Speaks on Increase in Minimum Wage

Today, when the media caught up with Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development, Elvia Vega, she was asked about the proposed increase of the minimum wage from [...]

Stakeholders Strategize on How to End Elder Abuse

“Elder abuse” or “abuse of older people” is defined as a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship in which there is expectation of [...]

A Phishing Scam Targeted at Unsuspecting Belizeans

There’s a public warning being issued tonight from the financial sector about a phishing scam that’s targeting Belizeans. The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies, [...]

Beware of Phishing Scams on Social Media

According to Ruta, customers are often ensnared when attempting to check their bank accounts online, after realizing that they had shared key information on the phony website.   Agata Ruta, [...]

Curtailing the Rising Cost of Fuel

Last night we told you about the increase in the price of premium gasoline which now stands at over seventeen dollars per gallon. Today, we took to the streets of [...]

GOB Commits to Holding Regular Gas and Diesel Prices at Current Levels

The Government of Belize has committed to continue keeping diesel and regular gasoline prices at their current levels. In a release issued today, G.O.B. reiterated the various steps it says [...]

Little Girl Needs Help to Undergo Surgery

A five-year-old child needs your help in order to undergo a life-saving surgery at the K.H.M.H. Kimara McGregor was born with hydrocephalus, which is a build-up of water on the [...]

If You Can Help, Contact Rebecca Nicholson

Nicholson says after the allergic reaction, Kimara now needs to have the shunt in her head replaced. The life-saving procedure and the accompanying therapy and time already spent receiving treatment [...]

Residents Say Proposed Increase is Minimum Wage Not Enough, but a Start

But is the proposed increase in minimum wage insignificant given the staggering inflation rate? Today, a News Five team headed to downtown Albert Street to get the pulse of the [...]

Village Leaders Cannot Arbitrarily Hinder Access to Roadways, etc…

According to the Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, village leaders and Maya leaders cannot conduct themselves as if private land owners do not continue to enjoy their rights of ownership [...]

Should Marijuana Be Legalized in Belize?

A writ of referendum by the Governor General is pending, following the announcement by the Chief Elections Officer that the churches have secured the necessary signatures to trigger taking the [...]

Premium Gas Price Skyrocket Overnight

The price of premium gasoline has ballooned to over seventeen dollars per gallon at the pumps. While Belizeans are feeling the pinch of yet another increase, the Government of Belize [...]

Threshold Met: A Cannabis Referendum is Now Certain

The churches are tonight one step closer to triggering a referendum on the issue of cannabis legalization in Belize. When last we reported on the concerted effort by the religious community [...]

Other Questions Should be Included in Upcoming Referendum

A budget is yet to be created to fund the expenses associated with the cannabis referendum. That responsibility lies with the ministries of Finance and Public Service, however, the Minister [...]

Minister Musa Wants No Part in ComPol Williams, OJ Elrington Feud

Reporters also got a chance to ask Minister Musa about the war of words between Commissioner of Police Chester Williams and attorney Orson Elrington that has been playing out in [...]

Tourism Minister on Shyne’s Appearance on Stage: How Do You Quantify That?

Since his appearance with Diddy on the BET Awards stage earlier this week, social media has been abuzz with comments, largely praising the former Bad Boy rapper for promoting Belize [...]

Senator Courtenay Offers Clarity on COVID19 World Bank Loan

In response to the objections, as well as the concern raised, Senator Courtenay noted that the monies spent were utilized at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when medical equipment, [...]

Economic Growth by 5.3% in First Quarter of 2022

The Statistical Institute of Belize today held a press conference at the Radisson where it announced that in the first quarter of the year, the country’s economy improved by five [...]

Belize Replaces Its Base Model of Economy to 2014

Today, the Statistical Institute of Belize announced that the structure being used to measure the gross domestic product for the country did not provide a true representation of the reality [...]

GOB Reinstates Ten Percent Salary Reinstated, No Performance Bonus

As we have been reporting, public officers are getting their ten percent salary reduction reinstated as of July first. This comes as good news to government workers across the country [...]

No Area Rep Recommendation Needed to be Recruited as Police

A number of officers have been dismissed from the Belize Police Department for various infractions and Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has said that this has been happening on a [...]