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Southern Regional Hospital Comes Under Intense Public Scrutiny for Increased Patient Mortality

The recent deaths of a young mother and a town council employee at the Southern Regional Hospital have brought grief to the families. It has also sparked a protest amid [...]

Elroy Flores Dies Less Than a Day After Being Released from Southern Regional Hospital

The passing of Elroy Flores, an employee of the Dangriga Town Council, is the second death reportedly due to negligence at the Southern Regional Hospital.  Flores, a member of the [...]

SWU Protests Following Deaths at Southern Regional

The turnout at a protest against the so-called increase in deaths at the Southern Regional Hospital was anemic; however, the concerns being voiced are very real.  This afternoon, SWU President [...]

CWU Withdraws 21-day Industrial Action Notice

The impasse between the Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited is over. Following a meeting this morning, both parties found common ground and after meeting with its [...]

Arturo “Tux” Vasquez: “I think We Are Now on the Same Page”

According to C.E.O. of the Port of Belize Limited, Arturo ‘Tux’ Vasquez, the request for a further reduction in gang size is no longer on the table.  Vasquez says that [...]

All Services Resume at K.H.M.H.

But there is good news from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital here in the city. The K.H.M.H. Authority informs that as of this Monday, the national referral hospital is back [...]

Scrapped for Parts; Felina James’ Vehicle Found

Investigators have made some progress in the murder of thirty-seven-year-old Felina James.  Though no one has been charged, vehicle parts of a Kia Sorento owned by James were reportedly found [...]

Foreign Minister Gives Update on Multimillion-Dollar Referendum Campaign

The referendum to take the territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala to the International Court of Justice is less than six months away. But the engine of the public awareness [...]

Elrington Slams P.U.P. on Proposed Postponement of Referendum Date

There is a proposal floating around to postpone the April referendum to give Belizeans more time to apprise themselves of the facts.  Foreign Minister Elrington slammed the Opposition for that [...]

Sedi Says Residents in the South Have Had a Change of Heart

Recently, several groups, including the Belize Progressive Party and the southern caucus of the People’s United Party publicly said ‘NO’ to taking the territorial claim to the I.C.J.  The grouping [...]

FM Elrington: Not All Politicians Steep in Belize/Guatemala Dispute

But do the naysayers include some of Elrington’s cabinet colleagues? Last week, Minister Edmond Castro said he will make up his mind after he finds out what Guatemala has to [...]

Belmopan Mayor’s Mind Not Made Up on I.C.J. Question, Yet

Another high profile U.D.P. politician who has not made up his mind is Belmopan’s Mayor, Khalid Belisle.  Belisle told News Five that he is still gathering information in order to [...]

Cabinet Slams Johnny for Sensimilla Proposal

Opposition Leader John Briceño, in his weekly message, proposed the legalization of marijuana in Belize, following a similar endorsement in Canada recently.  In the recorded address, the P.U.P. leader discussed [...]

An Update on the Roll Out of Dialysis Programme

In September, the Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber announced that the dialysis programme of the government was being expanded to include twice the number of persons that were receiving treatment. [...]

SICA Meeting Discusses Migration and Climate Change

Belize holds the pro-tem presidency of SICA until the end of the year when it will be handed over to Guatemala.  Today, the meeting of the Regional Council of Ministers [...]

Shooting Victim’s Family Wants Answers

On Monday, we reported on the shooting of twenty-one-year-old Nathaniel Lockwood of Sand Hill. He was driving his motorcycle carrying a passenger when a vehicle pursued him and the driver [...]

Shooting Victim Succumbs

There is a report that forty-nine-year-old Elroy Saldano succumbed to gunshot wounds today while receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Saldano was shot on October fifteenth while he [...]

4th Annual Coastal Awareness Trivia Challenge is Held in Belize City

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute is observing Coastal Awareness Week. As a part of the activities, the fourth annual coastal awareness trivia challenge was held in Belize City [...]

Belize Audubon Society Tackles Fishing Pressures with Copper Bank Fisherfolk

Last week we showed you how the Chunox beneficiaries of the Belize Audubon Society’s small grants programme are using their grants to improve their standard of living and to reduce [...]

Copper Bank Community Credit Enterprise is Helping Fisherfolk

There is another programme that Belize Audubon Society helped to establish in Copper Bank Village – it’s called the Community Credit Enterprise. Back in 2009, Audubon sought the assistance of [...]

At-Risk Youths Visit Prison

Forty-eight at-risk youths who are enrolled at the Frank Lizama Training Centre were today taken to the Belize Central Prison for a unique visit. They were taken there for a [...]