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ComPol Chester Williams on Movement of People during S.O.E.

As you heard, since the beginning of this week, traffic has picked up and movement across the city has increased. So there is concern some have thrown caution to the [...]

Test! Test! Test!

Test! Test! Test! That is what international bodies such as the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization are advising countries to do to effectively respond to COVID-19 [...]

An Update on Viral Swabs Procurement

According to Doctor Marvin Manzanero, viral swabs that have been ordered for some time should be in the country by now. This along with the reactions donated by the Pan [...]

A Breakdown of G.O.B.’s Cost-Saving Measures

A few days ago, we heard the cry from the Prime Minister that government is low on money and as you know, the public service, which accounts for one of [...]

Inaugural Shipment for National Gas Company Arrives in Belize

The first shipment of liquid petroleum gas purchased by the National Gas Company arrives in Big Creek on Thursday and final preparations are underway to offload its inaugural freight coming [...]

Carib Trading Won Bid to Ship LPG from U.S. Gulf Coast to Belize

In responding to statements made in an interview given by attorney Audrey Matura, the managing director of the National Gas Company told News Five today that with the exception of [...]

San Pedro Has to Adhere to S.O.E., Not Regulations of Town Council

Earlier this weekend, the San Pedro Town Council issued its own regulations in terms of opening hours for businesses on the island. While all but one measure fell outside of [...]

Still No Charges for Murder of Hattieville Resident, Julian Ebanks

One person has been detained in connection with the murder of Julian Ebanks, a resident of the Bainsville area of Hattieville. On Monday morning, Ebanks was gunned down a few [...]

Dangriga Shooting is Gang Related

ComPol Chester Williams also spoke about the gun violence in Dangriga where a man and woman were injured. On Monday night, just before eight o’clock, Frederick Coote and Tamera Nunez [...]

Evian Murillo is Charged for the Murder of Walter Usher

Police have made an arrest in the murder of Walter Usher. Usher was killed on February twenty-third in Belize City.  Evian Murillo has been charged with Usher’s Murder.  Murillo is [...]

Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund Donates $60,000 to Police Department

During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers are singled out as frontline workers who are working around to clock to keep the public safe. But the police department is also on [...]

Recovery of COVID-19 Does Not Mean Immunity

There is more on the COVID-19 situation. The government continues to encourage social distancing and proper hygiene to prevent the spread of the virus. A motion to extend the state [...]

Chet’s COVID Cases

In the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, seven hundred and eleven persons tested positive for COVID-19 as of today.  In the neighboring subdivision of Othon P. Blanco, of which Chetumal [...]

Still No Cure for Novel Coronavirus

Research and scientists have yet to produce a cure or vaccine for COVID-19. While the US Food and Drug Administration has not approved any drugs for the treatment, researchers released [...]

This is What Teachers Need to Know During COVD-19 Pandemic

Schools across the country remain closed likely for the rest of the academic year so the Ministry of Education has developed an online programme to keep students at all levels [...]

Assistance for Belizean Students Abroad

The Deputy Chief Education Officer Doctor Neulin Villanueva also addressed the matter of Belizeans students who are stuck overseas and unable to return home except under special circumstances, because borders [...]

Deputy Chief Education Officer Explains Education Rules Regarding Graduations, Promotions

Doctor Neulin Villanueva also spoke on promotions and graduations in primary and high school. The Ministry has decided that students will be promoted though exams will not be taken.  Doctor [...]

Business and the Economy in the Caribbean Amid the COVID Pandemic

Women leaders across the globe have shown to be the most responsive in battling the COVID-19 pandemic in countries such as New Zealand, Belgium and Finland.  They have acted proactively [...]

Agriculture Minister says Assistance for Farmers on the Way

In 2019, an extreme drought devastated crops in the north and south. Farmers lost millions of dollars and this prompted the government to roll out a financial aid package for [...]

Belize Commemorates Vaccination Week in the Americas

This week, countries around the world are commemorating the eighteenth annual Vaccination Week in the Americas. This celebration is being held under the theme, “Love. Trust. Protect. #GetVax.” The importance of [...]

Senate Approves S.O.E. Extension

The Senate today approved the motion to extend the State of Emergency by an additional sixty days. Unlike sittings before the COVID-19 pandemic, at today’s session only five senators participated [...]

AG Michael Peyrefitte Bashes P.U.P.

The Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte rebutted the lead senator across the aisle.  Peyrefitte questioned the People’s United Party’s position on the motion, stating that the P.U.P. in both the House [...]

Senator Elena Smith Says No Time for Politics

Weighing in on the debate was Senator Elena Smith on behalf of the social partners, which includes the business community, churches, the N.G.O. community and unions. Today, Smith was measured, [...]

Senators Debate Unemployment Relief Programme

The online portal for the Unemployment Relief Programme was closed on Friday, April twenty-fourth. More than eighty thousand applications for assistance were received, but less than half of that number [...]

P.U.P. on the Closure of Unemployment Relief Fund

Senator Michel Chebat decried in the senate the politicization of the food programmes to needy families during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. This afternoon, the P.U.P. said it was [...]