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Businessman Murdered; Cops Believe It Was a Hit!

A man was executed in Belize City before the start of the curfew hours on Wednesday night. A Chinese business man was shot and killed outside of his business in [...]

Busito Driver Executed on George Price Highway

The murder count went up by two today.  The latest victim was executed at around midday as he drove a ‘busito’ on the George Price Highway, heading to Saint Mathews [...]

A Further Relaxation of the State of Emergency to be Announced

A further relaxation of the state of emergency will be announced when Prime Minister Dean Barrow speaks to the press on Friday morning.  Belize continues without new cases of COVID-19, [...]

G.O.B. Receives Almost a Million Dollars from Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Fund

The country of Belize remains under threat for a second wave of the coronavirus though no new cases have been reported in past forty-six days. Notwithstanding, the Ministry of Health [...]

P.S.U. and G.O.B. Agree on Increment Negotiations

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Finance sent out an addendum to a circular that had been previously released in respect of increments owed to eligible public officers for the fiscal [...]

P.S.U. Launches Social Media Forum

The executive of the P.S.U. also met virtually on Wednesday night where they held the first of a series of online conversations with its membership regarding various matters, including the [...]

Police Make Progress in Double Murder

There is an update to the double murder in Hopkins which occurred last Friday, May twenty-second at a house on the Hopkins Road. Police in Dangriga have made progress in [...]

Creative and Virtual Graduation Ceremonies Trending this Year

There is still no official information on the re-opening of schools, but the rest of the academic year will likely continue as is with students doing at-home studying. It is [...]

Students Preparing for CSEC, CAPE Exams

Students will be sitting CSEC and CAPE examinations in July. That was the decision coming out of the First Emergency Virtual Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development [...]

Saint Catherine Academy Closing Off, Preparing for New School Year

Saint Catherine Academy in Belize City has notified its parents that they are closing off the school year on Friday, May twenty-ninth. This will allow for the school to continue [...]

Will New School Year Begin Earlier?

But will the new school year begin earlier in August rather than later? News Five confirmed today that a meeting with education officials and stakeholders will be held next week [...]

ComPol Explains Release and Charges for Busted Chinese Businessmen

A group of men, including four Chinese businessmen and two Punta Gorda residents, was released from custody on Wednesday after being busted near Orange Point in the Toledo District.  The [...]

Cops Not Enforcing S.O.E. Regulations Enough?

The Prime Minister will on Friday measures that will give more freedom of movement during the state of emergency. But while ComPol says that the department is doing the best [...]

Chetumal Businesses Close at 5 p.m. to Stop the Spread of COVID-19!

Chetumal is locking up shop at five every evening and this is what it looks like at this time. This latest measure was taken by our neighbours in the north. [...]

American National Found Dead in Bullet Tree

The body of a woman was discovered in Bullet Tree Falls in Cayo District earlier today.  The woman who has been identified as an American national was found motionless this [...]

Healthy Living: Autism in Pandemic

Whether it’s curfew hours, face masks, no graduation, no travel, COVID-19 has drastically uprooted all that was normal in our lives. And yes, these measures are meant to keep us [...]

Fake Guns! Real Gang Members?

A horrible video surfaced on the internet on Tuesday night; its contents sent chills all around. Three men are seen brandishing a high powered firearm and a handgun and then [...]

ComPol Williams on Imitated Guns

According to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams; while the guns turned out to be fake, the fear instilled by the men on the public is very real.  He says that [...]

Six Men Busted with Shrimp and Corona Beer in Orange Point

Six persons, including four Asian businessmen, were taken into custody on Tuesday morning after being busted by a coastguard patrol near Orange Point, in the southern waters of Toledo.  Xueen [...]

Charges to be Brought Against Asian Businessmen

According to Soberanis, the men were in violation of a number of laws; including the fact that boat captain Leslie Williams was driving the boat with an expired license.  The [...]

Belizeans Trapped in Mexico, Not Able to Return Home

Turning to COVID-19…tonight the news is that there are still no new cases of the virus, but the repatriation of Belizeans is running into trouble as soon as it started. [...]

57 Persons in Mandatory Quarantine

So while many Belizean repatriates are trapped in neighbouring Guatemala and Mexico, fifty-seven persons who crossed into Belize in recent days are in quarantine.  The list includes the ten Belizeans [...]

FinSec Memo: Increment Forgone Until Retirement

Earlier today, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight sent out a circular reiterating government’s position on the forgoing of increments for public officers.  In the bulletin which was issued to the Office [...]

Is Belize in a Recession?

COVID-19 has not only overwhelmed health systems and claimed the lives of one hundred thousand people, but it also continues to halt economies.  An IMF Blog post in April states [...]

Tourism Hit Hard by COVID-19!

The tourism industry collapsed in a matter of days as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As far as it is known, one major airline, Southwest is not scheduled to [...]