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Late Pay for Teachers Sparks Concerns About Salaries

April twenty-fourth is the last Friday of the month and across the country several thousand teachers were expecting that their salaries would have been deposited in their accounts going into [...]

No Guarantees that Teachers Will Receive Full Pay Going Forward

In a meeting with Financial Secretary Joseph Waight back in March, assurances were given that teachers would be paid at the end of each month, notwithstanding the financial constraints.  The [...]

PM Updates the Nation on COVID-19 Response

Three more persons have recovered from COVID-19. This brings the number of persons who have recovered to five, leaving eleven persons still battling the novel coronavirus. Unfortunately, two Belizeans died [...]

Sunday’s Total Lockdown to Disappear

PM Barrow says that the relaxation of the quarantine measures is because of the containment of the cluster spread of the novel corona virus. Local public transportation by land, air, [...]

Five COVID-19 Patients Have Recovered, Belize Still Not in the Clear

Earlier, in a recorded statement, the PM said reagents which are on order are expected this weekend. That comes on the heels of reports that health supplies ordered by Belize [...]

Blue Creek Cattle Producers are Taking a Serious Lick

The situation in agriculture, particularly for livestock producers, is dire as thousands of heads of cattle are grazing in pastures that are quickly drying up amid the drought.  The Ministry [...]

Not Enough Consumers for Locally Produced Beef

The COVID-19 state of emergency, along with the abrupt closure of the unrecognized trading route at Bullet Tree Falls, has left many farmers holding on to livestock that cannot be [...]

Three Dangriga Residents Charged for Out-of-Season Conch

The early closure of the conch season and the coronavirus pandemic have also had an impact of fisherfolks. While they are still allowed to harvest finfish within the non-curfew hours, [...]

Almost $4500 for Fisherman Caught with Out-of-Season Lobster

Conservation and Compliance Supervisor at the Fisheries Department, Hampton Gamboa also gave an update on another case, which occurred on March twenty-ninth.  In that incident at sea, also in the [...]

23,680 Unemployment Relief Payouts

The government is not discounting the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus.  With a soft reopening of the economy, the preservation of life and health remains a priority and [...]

Chester Willing to Take Pay Cut to Keep Police Officers Employed

The Public Service Union, the Belize National Teachers Union and the Association of Public Service Senior Managers are in consultation with Government over cost saving measures to lessen the financial [...]

Harvard Students Offer Free Tutoring to Belizean Students

A group of Harvard students and one from Emory University have joined efforts to provide free tutoring service for fourth and six formers while classes remain suspended. The services are [...]

Belize’s Forests Burning Out of Control

We have been reporting on the growing number of fires which have been sparking all over, and there are now regulations to fine persons who start these fires. Tonight, we [...]

Police to Enforce New Law on Lighting of Fires

A new statutory instrument signed on April twentieth prohibits the lighting of fires during the State of Emergency. Concerns grew after the number of fires recorded across the country soared [...]

Belize City Youths Charged for Gang-related Videos

The state of emergency for feuding Belize City gangs was lifted last Thursday and over a hundred and forty-two presumed gang members are back on the streets of the Old [...]

How is the Country Managing HIV/AIDS?

The death of Ulysease Roca has sparked debate on the treatment of persons who are HIV positive. The statistics show that only half of the persons confirmed as HIV positive [...]

NAC Chair Gives Update on Progress of Equal Opportunities Bill

In a telephone interview with the Chair of the National AIDS Commission, News Five got an update on the status of the controversial Equal Opportunities Bill. Public consultations have concluded [...]

World Book and Copyright Day is Celebrated in Belize

Across the world, April twenty-third is recognized as World Book and Copyright Day. It is used to recognize the literary works of poets, authors and writers. But in the wake [...]

Healthy Living: Blood Bank in Pandemic

It’s Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Week – a time set aside to recognize and show appreciation for the medical laboratory technologists who are an integral part of the healthcare system. They [...]