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Orange Walk Taxi Man Murdered

The weekend ended in tragedy for the family of a taxi man in the north. Fifty-four year old Matias Alpuche was stabbed to death by his fare in the Petsville [...]

Four Persons, Including Two Minors, Busted for Illegal Entry Into Belize

A family of four, including two minors, was busted over the weekend for defying the most severe piece of law to come into effect during the state of emergency.  Despite [...]

The Reopening of the Economy; Business Not as Usual

This morning, there was far more movement in the city and around the country as almost all businesses are now open and so did government offices and statutory boards. But [...]

ComPol Explains Confusion with Stores Being Shut Down on Saturday

The reopening of some businesses started on Saturday morning following the announcement of the new statutory instrument. Many stores in downtown Belize City opened their doors after weeks of closure [...]

Another Patient Recovers from COVID-19; Only 2 Active Cases Remain

The good news tonight is that there are no new cases of COVID-19 for twenty-one consecutive days.  On Sunday, another patient recovered from the virus after having twice tested negative [...]

Random Testing for COVID-19 Underway

Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero also told News Five that random testing began over the weekend for frontline workers and other persons. He confirms that the ministry is [...]

Luwani and Ernest Mena Injured in Shooting Incident in Kulcha Capital

Just before the eight o’clock curfew on Sunday night, gunshots rang out in the Benguche area of Dangriga.  When the shooting subsided, a man and a woman had both been [...]

Dangriga Shooting is Gang-Related, Police Presence Increases

The shooting on Sunday night in Dangriga is the result of an ongoing feud between rival gangs, a beef that has been simmering for several weeks and has landed two [...]

B.D.F. Soldier Loses Life in Fatal RTA

A Belize Defense Force soldier lost his life in a traffic accident on Friday evening in the Corozal District.  Eight other persons, who were traveling in the Isuzu pickup truck [...]

Wanted for a 2017 Murder, Amin Cho is Finally Detained and Charged

Wanted murder suspect Amin Cho has been detained and charged. The Guinea Grass resident was wanted for the 2017 murder of Pedro Pol, an elderly shopkeeper of August Pine Ridge. [...]

New SOE Means More Work for Police Officers

Statutory Instrument Sixty-Two has brought into effect a new two-month state of emergency on May first and with it a revised set of regulations to govern the movement of the [...]

Masks Must Cover Mouth and Nose, Or Else…

Over the extended weekend as many as sixty-two persons were arrested and charged for various offences related to the state of emergency.  That total is a considerable reduction from previous [...]

New Amendments to S.I. 62 of 2020

New state of emergency amendments have been made to Statutory Instrument number sixty-two of 2020, which allows for the reopening of a large number businesses in various categories. The Attorney [...]

AG Explains Different Opening and Closing Hours for More Businesses

…outside of those businesses, the amendments also make provision for many other businesses to operate during this extended state of emergency.  Those businesses are to operate from eight in the [...]

No Parties, No Social or Religious Gatherings, etc…

When it comes to other public events and different forms of social gatherings, the Attorney General says that those are still not allowed.  Michael Peyrefitte spoke on the topic of [...]

Mask, Social Distancing, and other Regulations Likely to be in Place for the Next Couple Weeks!

In his presentation, the AG shared some important reminders that the public must adhere to at all times. Peyrefitte notes that the borders remain closed; the curfew is still in [...]

Are You Allowed to Swim During the SOE? The A.G. Responds

To wrap up the AG’s presentation…when it comes to swimming at public pools, rivers, creeks, the sea and other waterways; that is off limits. But if you are on a [...]

Diesel Price Goes Down at the Pumps

The pump price for diesel will finally go down tonight, but the decrease is not such a big one. At midnight, diesel drops by thirty-six cents to sell at seven [...]

Was Deon Ferguson’s House Burglarized and then Set on Fire?

There was a fire over the weekend that wiped out a man’s house in Belize City. Deon Ferguson, a tourism worker from San Pedro, received a call just before eleven [...]

Fire at Chetumal Dumpsite Affecting Corozaleños

A fire across the northern border, at a dumpsite, has been brought under control, but the smoke continues to billow, affecting residents of the area as well as of the [...]

No Social Distancing at San Pedro Water Taxi Terminal

Enforcing that citizens maintain six feet of social distance is part of the police department’s mandate during this state of emergency.  In San Pedro this morning, dozens of passengers were [...]

Reports of Police Abuse During SOE are Down Says ComPol Williams

Reports of officers abusing their authority during the state of emergency have gone down significantly since the Professional Standards Branch of the Belize Police Department has been actively investigating a [...]

Making Masks Work in Orange Walk

After weeks of being under lockdown, Belizeans across the country get to move a bit more and return to work.  There is a new normal though; everyone must wear a [...]

The Struggles of Town Councils Amid COVID-19

As there is a softening of the regulations and the economy is beginning to crank up, town and city councils countrywide are trying to figure out how to keep financially [...]