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Police Draw Weapons to Stop a Presumed Runaway Ambulance

An ambulance was stopped by heavily armed police at the Hattieville junction on Sunday afternoon. It was coming from Hopkins in the south and was transporting a patient accompanied by [...]

Police Department Demands Apology for Ambulance Fiasco

Even though the police department found out that the ambulance was in fact transporting a patient, and so the life of a the patient was at risk, the Commissioner of [...]

COVID-19 First Wave Contained; What’s Next?

Belize has passed its first wave of COVID-19. But don’t expect that things will go back to normal immediately.  Coming out of today’s meeting of the National Oversight Committee, it [...]

P.S.U. Says the PM Not Seeing the Picture Clearly

A joint meeting between Prime Minister Dean Barrow, the Public Service Union and the Belize National Teachers’ Union is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.  The meeting will revolve around [...]

P.S.U.’s First VP says PM Needs to do Fact Checking

Also on Friday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow stated that ministers, chief executives officers and heads of departments will also be making a sacrifice which is much more than what public [...]

B.N.T.U. Members Have Mixed Feelings Over G.O.B.’s Cost Saving Measures

The Belize National Teachers’ Union is yet to form an official position on the government’s cost-saving measures proposal. The waiving of increments will also affect the thousands of teachers and [...]

P.S.U., B.N.T.U. to Meet with PM

In a letter sent to the President of the P.S.U. by Financial Secretary, Joseph Waight, the union is told that if it continues to reject the proposal, the prime minister [...]

Ministers Giving Up $1K Phone Allowance, 50% of Entertainment Allowance

According to the Prime Minister, the ministers will be giving up fifty percent of their entertainment allowance, which is a monthly sum they receive to host international guests as well [...]

Said Musa Remains Hospitalized

As we reported on Friday, former Prime Minister Said Musa was hospitalized after a mild stroke on Thursday night.  The seventy-six-year-old For George Representative continues in the hospital tonight.  His [...]

Elderly Man Stabbed Multiple Times in Ladyville Home Invasion

There was a home invasion in Ladyville in which an elderly man was brutally stabbed multiple times. Sixty-one-year-old Michael Avilez was inside him house when two persons stomped in the [...]

Guillermo Foreman Stuck at Northern Border

And there is trouble at the border points. Up north, the Mexicans don’t want him, and the Belizean authorities won’t let him enter his own country. Tonight Guillermo Foreman finds [...]

American National Busted for Illegal Entry at Corozal Free Zone

An American national was busted up north for entering Belize illegally over the weekend via the Corozal Free Zone.  According to police, the man was intercepted while attempting to make [...]

Tensions at Western Border as Guatemalan Truckers Temporarily Block Bridge

Tensions ran high this morning across the western border, in Melchor de Mencos, where Guatemalan drivers blocked the bridge. While the borders remain close, cargo is allowed into the country.  [...]

156 Persons Arrested, Charged for S.O.E. Violations

Even though it is now twenty-eight days without any new confirmed case of COVID-19, a state of emergency remains in place for the country.  Thousands have already been charged for [...]

Guatemalan Labourer is Busted with Prohibited Gun/Ammo, Gas Discharge Weapon

A Guatemalan labourer is in big trouble with the law tonight for a slew of firearm offenses. Police say that on Sunday in Santa Cruz Village, Stann Creek District, Geovanni [...]

Cache of Guns and Ammo Found in Dangriga

In recent weeks, there has been a spike in gun violence in Dangriga where four persons were injured in separate shootings. The incidents, according to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, [...]

DHS Outlines What Restrictions Relaxation May Look Like

At the top of the newscast, Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero shared that Belize has contained its first wave of the COVID-19, but the number of cases are [...]

Will Borders and P.G.I.A. Be Reopened July?

Doctor Manzanero says that it’s not likely that they will recommend for an opening for the borders. As you know, Belize is the only country in Central America with no [...]

COVID-19 Testing Reduced to 3 Times a Week!

And on the topic of testing, the Central Medical Lab will not be doing daily COVID-19 testing, with the country’s first wave contained. Director of Health Services Marvin Manzanero outlines [...]

What’s Up with Criminally Charged Cayo Doc?

A doctor was criminally charged in the San Ignacio Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Doctor Fausto Alvin Pineda of Benque Viejo del Carmen was arrested and charged for ‘Engaging in Private [...]

DHS Responds to Alleged Case of Victimization at Southern Regional Hospital

In a separate, but health related matter, the Belize Dental and Medical Association also called on the Ministry of Health to look into a case of what they deem victimization [...]

MOH Outlines Donor List for COVID-19 Management

During today’s Ask the Experts webcast, Lizette Bell of the Policy, Planning and Project Management Unit provided a list of funding and donation committed to Belize for COVID-19.  The total [...]

Kinkajou Dies 2 Weeks Later!

Almost two weeks ago we reported on a Kinkajou that was injured up north and was receiving treatment at the Belize Wildlife Referral Clinic. Well, the sad news tonight is [...]

EU to Invest $1 Billion to Assist Caribbean in Fight Against COVID-19

May ninth is recognized as European Union Day and this year the occasion highlighted the impact that the novel coronavirus is having on Europe and other countries that enjoy bilateral [...]