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Persons Leaving San Pedro Amid Fear of Lockdown of Island

The Ministry of Health confirmed today that there is no community spread of the novel coronavirus. It is awaiting results of more than a hundred persons tested for the virus, [...]

The Worrying Case of San Pedro’s COVID-19 Patient

Up to news time, Belize has recorded a total of fifty-seven COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, twenty-four are active.  As you know, nine cases were confirmed over the weekend, with [...]

Is There Community Spread of COVID-19 on La Isla Bonita?

So, health officials say there is widespread concern. But is there a case of community spread on that island?  The Ministry of Health is not ready to call it that [...]

COVID-19 Patients in Corozal

The Ministry of Health also spoke on the cases in Corozal. The three latest cases in the north are from two persons of one family, who entered the country through [...]

Status of the Latest COVID-19 Patients in O.W.

Moving from Corozal to Orange Walk, two males from that district were among those who tested positive over the weekend. One is a person who entered the country illegally; the [...]

Police Officers Not Allowed to Travel to San Pedro

Back to San Pedro….there is no community spread of the virus, but a number of persons are being tested.  As you heard, a female police officer from Corozal is hospitalized [...]

Scotia Bank Closes Temporarily on San Pedro; Staff Exhibiting Flu-Like Symptoms

Today, Scotia Bank issued a notice to say that it has temporarily closed its branch in San Pedro.  The release says that the reason for the closure is to conduct [...]

130 COVID-19 Samples Being Processed

The Ministry of Health is on a massive contact tracing exercise across the country, following the troubling cases where persons are not able to determine where they were exposed and [...]

M.O.E. on Schools’ Preparedness

Turning to the Ministry of Education and the state of schools, the ministry says that schools are in high gear preparation mode for the re-opening of schools on August tenth. [...]

Homeschooling is an Option; Parents Must Meet Requirements!

As the COVID-19 cases continue to grow – the concern among many are that schools are not ready and they fear sending their children to school to be exposed to [...]

Family of Keona Ara Fears that They Won’t Get Justice for Her Murder

The family of murder victim Keona Ara is crying out for justice tonight. The eighteen-year-old was killed in a most savage way and her body set on fire and later [...]

No COVID-19 Assistance Programmes for Blackman Eddy Village?

Today, while a News Five crew was in Blackman Eddy Village, located on the George Price Highway near the cut-off to the Iguana Creek Bridge, they caught up with the [...]

Road Works on George Price Highway Affecting Blackman Eddy Village

Road works continue on the George Price Highway in the west where at the cut off to the Iguana Creek Bridge a roundabout is being built. While the much needed [...]

Stevedore Vex with Christian Workers Union

The C.W.U. has just signed a C.B.A., but not all is well in the union.  Two outspoken stevedores came forward today to highlight issues they have been having with the [...]

Stevedore Disappointed with President Evan “Mose” Hyde

According to Fuller, several discussions were had with C.W.U. President Evan “Mose” Hyde regarding his concerns. Fuller says that he had hopes that Hyde would address his concerns, but that [...]

Belizeans Want to Travel; Will They Get a Test?

The Director of Health Services touched on a wide range of issues today. Now, as the P.G.I.A. gets ready for reopening on August fifteenth, the Ministry of Health says that [...]

M.O.H.’s Preparation Continues…

The Ministry of Health says that they have acquired a stock of geo-bracelets that, in the coming days, will be tested out.   When it comes to the health app, its [...]

PM Says If Tourist Won’t Follow Law, then ‘Don’t Come’

As for the tourists who will be coming into the country on August fifteen and thereafter, Prime Minister Dean Barrow says they will have to follow the laws that have [...]

John Briceño and Patrick Faber Spar in the House

On the matter of the Philip Goldson International Airport, the debate got heated on Monday between Leader of the Opposition John Briceño and leader elect of the U.D.P., Patrick Faber. [...]

Opposition Leader Corrects Prime Minister

The Supreme Court last month ruled in favour of Lord Michael Ashcroft to provide expert input in the case of redistricting.  He is an interested party in the case by the [...]

Ensuring Birth Registration for the Prevention of Statelessness

Four percent of the population in Belize is not registered at birth. An initiative to change that was launched today. The Belize Vital Statistics Unit, in partnership with the UN [...]