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August 6th Confirmed Cases Stand at 28; Total of 80 Active Cases Across the Country!

In coronavirus crisis—San Pedro and Santa Martha have community spread and the number of cases continues to grow. The confirmed COVID-19 cases have jumped to over one hundred since our [...]

M.O.H. Adjusts Testing Strategies; Belize City is of Concern!

And as the number of cases increase – the Ministry of Health says that contact tracing and testing strategies are evolving. Tonight, we can tell you that the ministry is [...]

Preliminary Report: 30 New COVID-19 Cases

There are thirty preliminary confirmed cases of COVID-19 tonight. These initial numbers come from one hundred and eighty samples processed today.  These results are going for secondary confirmation and that [...]

If You Have Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19, Self-Isolate and Call 0800-MOH-CARE

And so if you are exhibiting symptoms or believe you were exposed to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health is advising you to call before you visit a health clinic. The [...]

Snaking Lines at San Pedro Medical Clinic

Residents of San Pedro are attempting to keep calm, but there is nervousness on the island which is the epicenter of the coronavirus in the country. Still hundreds more have [...]

Three San Pedro Residents Come Out as COVID-19 Positive

Three persons from San Pedro came forward and released on social media their COVID-19 positive status. They did so to inform persons who came in contact with them to be [...]

Attorney General Explains Measures in Lockdown Areas

The lockdown of the villages of Santa Martha, Shipyard, and Guinea Grass along with Ambergris Caye came into effect today.  That is after the Ministry of Health confirmed positive COVID-19 [...]

S.O.E. Regulations for the Country as Explained by the Attorney General

While those three areas remain under strict quarantine, a State of Emergency has been announced for the rest of the country. As announced by Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Thursday, [...]

AG Serious About Locking Up Violators

According to Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte the fullest extent of the law will be brought down on any and everybody who flaunts the law. He says that law enforcement officers [...]

Senior Cops Now Suspended for Chaos at Port of Belize

Three senior police officers were placed on administrative leave following the chaos at the Port of Belize compound on July twenty-fourth. Eastern Division Commander and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Alden [...]

Several Persons Detained for Questioning in Murder of Shakeem Humes Sr.

On the night of August fifth, Shakeem Humes Senior was executed outside of his house in the Westlake area of the Eight Miles Community on the George Price Highway. The [...]

Confiscated Narco Planes for Sale

In June, the C.E.O. in National Security told News Five that government had sold four aircrafts for a million dollars.  The money was most welcome given the financial crunch and [...]

The Attributing Factors to Decreasing Crime Stats

On Thursday, the Police Department, in its bi-annual COMSTAT meeting held in Belmopan reviewed the crime statistics for the first half of 2020. As we reported, major crimes decreased by [...]

Can Hotels Survive Another Lockdown?

COVID-19 cases continue on the rise which means that if more community transmission is confirmed, the possibility of a countrywide lockdown is likely. While it is a decision that the [...]

Where Are the Enhanced Packages for Frontline Workers?

Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero announced today that several frontline workers have been infected with COVID-19. Three police officers, two nurses and three doctors are confirmed to have [...]

Facility to Contain Border Jumpers Approved by Cabinet

As part of COVID-19 measures to contain the virus; C.E.O. George Lovell also spoke about a centralized quarantine facility. He says that this will assist in containing border jumpers. Lovell [...]

911 Enforcer to Keep Track of Tourists

While government is looking at have one facility for border jumpers for better control, it will also be relying on a devise to track tourists whenever they arrive. The nine-one-one [...]

Coast Guard Launches Operation Blue Lightening

The Belize Coast Guard today launched Operation Blue Lightning. The operation is geared at keeping Belize’s maritime border closed during this crucial battle against COVID-19.  While the B.D.F. and police [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Says Still No Negotiations at U.B.

The University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union is reporting tonight that their attempt to negotiations with the Board of Trustees and President of the UB has stalled.  The union [...]

Executing Unit for CABEI Loan Formed, Finally

Five years ago, in August 2015, the Government of Belize and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) signed a loan agreement for the Belize Integral Security Programme.  The overall [...]

US Embassy Gives Half-a-Mil for COVID-19 Prevention and Awareness

The U.S. Embassy handed over half-a-million Belize dollars for the implementation of a COVID-19 awareness and prevention plan.  UNICEF Belize is the local implementing partner and the work will target [...]