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P.G.I.A. Won’t Reopen on July First

Today marks a record forty-six days since there are no new cases of coronavirus recorded in Belize and the prime minister took the occasion to address the nation on the [...]

No Date for International Flights as Yet

The Prime Minister also outlined that the re-opening of the P.G.I.A. hinges on rapid testing.  All appeared to be in place, but on Thursday, the International Air Transport Association is [...]

All Borders Remain Closed Indefinitely

Belize’s land borders are also to remain closed indefinitely. PM Barrow pointed to a spike in coronavirus cases in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.  Those countries which abut Belize in the [...]

Further Relaxation of S.O.E. Measures Come Monday

On June first, a new round of relaxed measures will come into effect across the country, as Belize continues to remain free of new coronavirus cases.  This morning, PM Barrow [...]

Graduating Amid State of Emergency

June is graduation season for schools at all levels across the country.  With the state of emergency still in effect until the end of the month, traditional commencement exercises will [...]

D.F.C. Steps in to Assist Tourism Stakeholders

The Prime Minister today announced a measure to assist the ailing tourism sector. The Development Finance Corporation has been tapped by government to assist with the financial recovery of the [...]

Regular Gar Price Increases Again!

The price of fuel is creeping up again. Regular fuel will go by forty-six cents at midnight on Saturday to retail at eight dollars per gallon. This is the second [...]

Camalote Resident Knocked Down, Killed by Police Officer

A mentally ill resident from the village of Camalote was knocked down and killed on Thursday night. Roy Vansen was walking about a mile away from his house when he [...]

Suspect Vehicle Impounded in Fatal Hit & Run Incident on Old Northern Highway

Assistant Commissioner of Police Joseph Myvett also gave an update on the fatal road traffic accident on the Old Northern Highway that claimed the life of sixty-eight-year-old Rudolph Rodriguez over [...]

Search for Drug Continues

B.D.F. soldiers and police officers remain in the area where a narco jet landed on Thursday morning. The jet, believed to be carrying drugs, crashed landed on a farm off [...]

Busito Driver was Executed In Front of Passengers

Tonight, we have official information on the cold-blooded, broad daylight execution of Oscar Vasquez. On May twenty-eighth, the busito driver left the Belmopan market area en route to Cotton Tree [...]

One Person Detained for Xinwu Zhu Murder

The question remains tonight whether a hit was carried out on Xinwu Zhu? Video footage shows the hair salon owner of Hopkins Street in the King’s Park area of Belize [...]

Beef Between Friends Led to Gruesome Murder

One man has been charged for the brutal murder of Abner Novelo. He is thirty-one-year-old Nimrod Sherman Catzim of Orange Walk Town.  Police levied the charges today. Novelo was the [...]

Hopkins Double Murder, a Burglary Gone Bad

As we reported on Thursday, police believe that they have cracked the case of the double murder of tour guide operator Quintin Espinosa and U.S. national Roland Burley, which occurred [...]

Guillermo Duarte, Charged for Murder, Gets Bail

Guillermo Duarte, through assistance from attorney Hurl Hamilton, today secured bail from the Supreme Court in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars in the form of property papers. Duarte is [...]

Rafael Velasquez Gets Bail on Two Counts of Sex Offences

Twenty-eight year-old Rafael Velasquez, an office assistant at a resort in San Pedro, was granted bail of eight thousand dollars today when he appeared with his attorney, Rene Montero, before [...]

Gustavo Mendez & 2 Minors are Charged for Producing a Video Recording to Promote Gang Activity

Two minors from Punta Gorda and a nineteen-year-old have been charged for producing a video recording to promote gang activity. The nineteen-year-old is Gustavo Mendez of the Joe Taylor Creek [...]

Belize’s Test Level Satisfactory to W.H.O. Standards

For seven weeks, Belize remains free of positive COVID-19 cases. Fifty-five tests conducted on Thursday returned negative for the novel coronavirus.  The Ministry of Health has been carrying out random [...]

Hiccups with G.O.B.’s Unemployment Relief Programme

The pandemic has pushed employment numbers up and a full economic recovery will take time to occur. Most businesses project two years to be able to recover.  Eighty-three thousand persons [...]

Meeting the Country’s Needs Amid Economic Hardship

The massive relief effort to assist thousands of destitute families with food supplies during the economic hardship that has befallen the country since the initial wave of COVID-19 is ongoing.  [...]

The Potential in Growing Hemp for Foreign Exchange

The PM said today that the Belize dollar remains strong.  But while the foreign exchange position is holding, there is a need for additional foreign exchange in the very near [...]

Criminal Charges for Herman Longsworth

Former Minister of Sports and Consul General in New York, Herman Longsworth was fired after it was revealed that he was responsible for questionable cash transactions. An audit into the [...]

An Update on the John Saldivar’s Investigation

On February twenty-sixth, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams told News Five that disgraced minister John Saldivar would naturally be brought in for questioning into the allegations of bribery against him. [...]

Harmony Needs Your Help!

The family of sixteen-year-old Harmony Young has had to deal with her life threatening illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The young girl has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in [...]