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Belize Remains Free of Covid-19; New Measures Announced

As the weekend gets underway, there are zero cases of coronavirus detected within our borders but new measures are being put in place beginning this Saturday.  The Oversight Committee on [...]

Alleged Gang Members Imprisoned

As the crackdown of suspected gang members continues, police today hoarded away a first group of affiliates.  The men were picked up at different times and places and kept in [...]

Police Department Publishes Wanted Persons List

The full force of the law to crack down on crime came down as early as three o’clock on Wednesday morning when the round up began in neighbourhoods in the [...]

Police Make Several Arrests Following Belize City Bloodbath

Several persons were arraigned this evening in the lower courts after being charged for crimes ranging from attempted murder to murder.  On Tuesday afternoon, twenty-two-year-old Derrick King, an employee of [...]

An Update on the State of Emergency

At a press conference this evening, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams provided an update on operations being conducted under the existing state of emergency, beginning with an increase in the [...]

Measured Progress in Solving Homicides Involving Two Infants

Investigators are closer to making arrests in at least three of the murders that occurred earlier this week.  According to Commissioner Williams, they have made significant inroads in cracking the [...]

What’s Ahead for Citizen Security this Weekend?

ComPol Chester Williams stopped short of divulging operational details of police activities that are scheduled for this weekend, suffice to say that the ramped up presence of officers in the [...]

COVID-19’s Devastating Effects on the Tourism Industry

Tourism industries across the world continue to crumble due to the devastating effects of COVID-19. While Belize remains without a confirmed case, the tourism industry here is still feeling the [...]

Employees in Tourism Industry Feeling the COVID-19 Effects

Tens of thousands of persons rely on the tourism industry and with COVID-19 negatively affecting the industry many businesses are left to lay off employees. Hotels across the country are [...]

How Can G.O.B. Assist Hotels and Employees?

According to Tejada, the Belize Hotel Association is working with the COVID-19 National Oversight Committee to mitigate the effects of the deadly disease. A survey is being carried out and the [...]

FECTAB Demands a Seat at the Table

The first case of coronavirus is yet to be confirmed in Belize and while many are hunkering down in fear of contracting the illness once it makes landfall, stakeholders in [...]

FECTAB: “Something’s Require Wahn Dictatorship”

FECTAB’s demand for equity in the distribution of tourism relief is in the interest of small and independent tour operators who they say are constantly overlooked by government and industry [...]

CJ Kenneth Benjamin Retires; Who Takes Up the Post?

Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin has retired from the Judiciary, having reached the mandatory retirement age of sixty-five years on Thursday.  This leaves the post vacant.  When News Five contacted Attorney [...]

Luis Almagro & Nestor Mendez are Re-elected as Sec. Gen. & Asst. Sec. Gen. of the O.A.S.

At the headquarters of the Organization of American States in Washington today, the anticipated elections took place for Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General of the O.A.S.  Secretary General Luis [...]

COVID-19 High Risk Groups

While some cases of the novel coronavirus are mild, there are some underlying conditions which make people more likely to catch it or suffer a more severe infection. The high risk group [...]

COVID-19 Tips

Tonight we bring you more information on how to prepare and protect yourself in light of the novel corona virus. Earlier this week we spoke with critical care doctor and [...]

Belize Port Authority Sets the Record Straight: Cargo Ships Continue Calls to Belize

False information has been spreading as fast as the virus elsewhere in the world and fact checking has become even more critical as is the reliance on official information. Today, [...]

K.H.M.H.’s C.E.O. on COVID-19 Preparedness

The Ministry of Health has been preparing for COVID-19 since January of this year when the first cases were being reported in China.  It has acquired additional testing kits and [...]

Central Health Region Plans for COVID-19

In respect of the Central Health Region, several institutions have been identified and will be equipped and converted for various levels of care that will be needed in the event of a large [...]

Ministry of Health Screening Points

During Thursday’s Ask the Experts session, Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero also shared that new screening points are now in place around the country. He says that they [...]

Corporal Kent Martinez is Committed to Stand Trial for Manslaughter

A police corporal, who allegedly shot and killed a teacher as he drove in a vehicle in downtown Belize City last July, was today committed to stand trial in the [...]

Bail Denied for Accused Murderer George Bull

A man, who is charged with a murder that occurred in 2017 and for whom a preliminary inquiry has still not been completed, was denied bail today in the Supreme [...]

Female Chef Charged With Illegal Gun Possession

A woman, who claims she is a chef in San Pedro, was today arrested and charged with possession of an illegal firearm and sixteen rounds of ammunition. Ana Herrera, represented [...]

Internal Investigation Ongoing into Fatal B.D.F. Helicopter Incident

We’ve been reporting on the latest reports on the B.D.F.’s fatal helicopter crash.  The Honduran Air Force conducted the first investigation and has shared their findings. The Civil Aviation Department [...]

The Tale of the B.D.F. Heli Crash and the Postmortem

As you heard just now, the team is still carrying out the internal investigation. But one other point that stuck out during at Wednesday’s press conference relates to the autopsy. [...]