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News Five Live, Now to Start at 6:00 p.m.

We start tonight’s newscast, with the following matter. At eight o’clock tonight, enforcement of the national shutdown begins in earnest. In the past days, we have been trying our best [...]

To Date, 3 Cases of COVID-19 in Belize

As the one-month national curfew goes into effect at eight o’clock tonight, the good news is that there are no new addition cases of COVID-19.  The most recent samples carried [...]

Minister of National Security Outlines State of Emergency’s Regulations

Attorney General and Minister of National Security, Michael Peyrefitte was the featured guest on the Ask the Expert webcast today.  The hour-long programme was to talk about the regulations included [...]

AG Shares Amendments to S.I. Before it is Signed Off by the GG

As the situation evolves, Minister Michael Peyrefitte also noted that there are changes to the Statutory Instrument made by the National Oversight Committee. He explained the sections of two of [...]

No Boledo or Sunday Lottery Draw for Now

The nightly Boledo and Sunday Lottery Draw are staples in Belizean culture, but along with the thirty-day national state of emergency comes a suspension of all those games of chance [...]

List of Essential Services and Establishments Approved for Operation under State of Emergency

Essential services include national security. border management and immigration, customs, cabinet and national assembly members, medical and auxiliary services, vet services, ambulance services, public utility workers, private security services, social [...]

No Passes for First Week of State of Emergency!

On Wednesday, essential services employers were invited to submit two names of workers to operate during curfew hours of eight at night to five in the morning.  Well, those passes [...]

Curfew Kicked in Tonight at Eight

With a countrywide state of emergency now in effect, it was anticipated that all major streets and thoroughfares would be deserted, leaving cities, towns and even villages virtually abandoned.  But [...]

Public Must Work with Police During State of Emergency

The provisions within the statutory instrument governing the national state of emergency are still unclear for some persons, particularly where it concerns their movement during non-curfew hours.  The primary responsibility [...]

Popular Haitian Cabbie is Murdered in Ladyville

All across the country, people are hunkering down to avert the spread of COVID-19. But in Ladyville, a criminal was on the loose. A Haitian cab driver was murdered and [...]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Corozal

Up north in Corozal Town, lines formed at supermarkets and banks as residents conducted last minute shopping, prior to the start of the curfew. But on Wednesday, a few miles [...]

What’s Up With the Corozal Subvention from G.O.B.?

The economic slowdown is not only affecting central government, but the nine municipalities in the country. While G.O.B. can access international funding, the councils require funding for their recurrent expenses. [...]

Are Municipal Councils Essential Services?

Earlier you heard that municipalities are facing uncertainty on government subventions. Streams of revenue from traffic and property taxes are drying up and collections have dipped considerably. Under the state [...]

Chinese Association Donates Five Thousand Face Masks

An initial donation of five thousand face masks was made by the Belize Chinese Association to the police department, the Ministry of Health, as well as the Karl Heusner Memorial [...]

One Thousand Additional Masks for Police

According to ComPol Chester Williams, an additional one thousand reusable masks are being acquired through the assistance of a private businessman.   Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police “The protection of [...]

San Pedro Belize Express Donates Over $30,000 in Supplies to Caye Caulker & San Pedro

A number of companies and organizations are stepping up and joining in efforts to assist persons who are being impacted in some way by COVID-19.  Today, San Pedro Belize Express [...]