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Public Officers Charged with “Abetment to Exiting Belize Illegally”

The number of COVID-19 cases sets a new record; we will have that coming up including the death of the first female due to the virus; we’ll talk to her [...]

Customs Department Rails Against Charge of Officer

The charges brought against one of its own, Customs Officer Dion Castillo, did not sit well in the department.  This evening, Comptroller Colin Griffith publicly registered his discontent about the [...]

Customs Says Tugboat Didn’t Declare Purpose of Trip

So to dispel any notions that Customs Officer Dion Castillo may have been negligent to give clearance to the AJ Ellis tugboat for a purpose outside of the S.O.E. regulations, [...]

Fifth COVID-19 Patient, an Elderly Woman, Passes Away

Early this morning, an elderly woman succumbed to the coronavirus at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Seventy-two-year-old Iris Rose Barillas is the first female locally not to survive the virus. [...]

Iris Barillas’ Caregiver Describes Her Hospital Visit in Belmopan

Late this evening, News Five spoke with Iris Barillas’ caregiver and family friend.  She explained how it came about that Barillas and her husband ended up at the Belmopan Medical [...]

DHS Manzanero Confirms 5th COVID Death

So a fifth person, who is an elderly female, has died due to the coronavirus. But there were reports this morning that a sixth person had succumbed overnight. In speaking [...]

78 New COVID-19 Cases Brings Total to 553

A record number of positive cases of COVID-19 was confirmed overnight putting the number of positive cases for the country at an alarming five hundred and fifty-three. Stann Creek District [...]

Bruk It Dong Jenny Tests Positive for COVID-19

Well-known mental health therapist Jennifer Lovell has tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed to the virus during a workshop that she was administering on the sixth of August.  Lovell, [...]

Jenny Describes Ordeal with Coronavirus

According to Lovell, she began experiencing flu-like symptoms, as well as other signs of COVID-19 in the days following her exposure.  She describes her battle with the disease so far. [...]

G.O.B. Approves Central Quarantine Facility

Law enforcement officers here in Belize for months have been having difficulties in successfully securing the porous border to the west and north. Scores of borders jumpers have been caught, [...]

Crime Control Bills Amended to Deal with Border Jumpers

The Senate today passed the amendment to the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Bill. The amendment seeks to restrain a magistrate from granting bail for persons charged with contraband offenses, [...]

Contrabandistas Will Serve Mandatory Jail Time

The second piece of legislation that seeks to curb border jumping activities was passed today in the Senate.  The amendment to the Customs Regulation Bill 2020 aims to remove the [...]

State of Emergency Extended by 14 days

The state of public emergency was today extended for a further period of fourteen days.  Statutory instrument one hundred and ten was to expire on Thursday after it came into [...]

Senate Debate Gets Heated Over Amendment of Labor Laws

The amendment to the Labour Bill was also passed today in the Senate.  The amendment has attracted major opposition from several unions, including the National Trade Union Congress of Belize. [...]

Guinea Grass Residents Protest Lockdown

Today, a small group of residents from Guinea Grass protested against the lockdown measures which they say is bringing further hardships. The village has been on lockdown for two weeks [...]

P.S.U. Rejects Amendment to Labour Law

First, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize, which is the umbrella organization for the unions, and now the Public Service Union is lodging its discontent with the amendment to [...]

P.S.U. Engaged with Cost-Saving Committee

In respect of the government’s wage bill and the need to cut costs incurred by government departments, First Vice President Dean Flowers says that a meeting is to be convened [...]

K.H.M.H. Workers Union Agrees to 3 Million-Dollar Cost-Cutting Exercise

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Workers Union says that last week they were able to reach common ground on the cost cutting efforts at the K.H.M.H. as a result of [...]

Who’s Responsible for Collecting COVID Garbage?

On Tuesday, we covered the risks that sanitation workers are exposed to when disposing of biohazardous material from COVID-19 patients.  While it falls within the responsibility of the Central Health [...]

P.S.U. Concerned about Proposed S.S.B. Loan to Belize Elementary School

A public notice of investment was published in the local newspapers by the Social Security Board where it proposes to lend three hundred thousand dollars to a private school, the [...]

National Student Union of Belize Comes Out in Support of U.B.F.S.U.

This week, we have been reporting on the issues brewing at the University of Belize between the senior administration and the UB Faculty and Staff Union. The Board of Trustees [...]