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10 COVID-Deaths & 27 New COVID-19 Cases

The number of COVID related deaths is sneaking up quickly and the situation is putting pressure on the health system. Four persons died from COVID-19 related complications over the weekend; [...]

A closer look at COVID-19 related deaths

So, as you heard just now – there are ten COVID-related deaths in Belize within the span of about thirty-six hours. Three of the deceased are females, while seven are [...]

Caribbean Chicken and San Felipe Villager dies of COVID-19 complications

Now, we take a look at the COVID-19 patients who died this weekend. We start off with patient number seven, Natalio Wicab of San Felipe Village. Wicab was a supervisor [...]

Verna Gladden dies of COVID-19 complications days after giving birth

Two more men died over the weekend – but now we turn to the case of thirty-year-old Verna Gladden who passed away just after nine this morning at the K.H.M.H. [...]

Two more COVID-19 deaths – both men from northern Belize.

The other two deaths to report tonight are two males; one is a sixty-five-year –old and the other is a fifty-eight-year-old Marcelo Alcoser of Caledonia Village. D.H.S. Marvin Manzanero tells [...]

Lee Mark Chang Tests Positive for COVID-19

Well-known restaurateur and former Senate President Lee Mark Chang has tested positive for COVID-19 and remains in quarantine at his residence here in Belize City.  The businessman received a phone [...]

DHS explains KHMH Isolation Unit surge.

With the number of deaths and positive cases climbing so fast, the COVID 19 isolation unit of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has maxed out. On Saturday, the K.H.M.H. issued [...]

Backfire: Dennis Lamb Gunned Down During Robbery Attempt

A nineteen-year-old man, who has had a history with the law, was shot and killed on Friday during an attempted robbery. He is Dennis Lamb and his fatal shooting occurred [...]

Security Guard Injured During Robbery Attempt at Twins Supermarket

A security guard on duty at Twins Supermarket on St. Thomas Street had a near brush with death on Saturday morning as an armed robber tried on several occasions to [...]

Police Charged for Extortion

And while that police officer in the south was caught facilitating a border jumper, in the north an officer was charged with extortion. On Saturday, the officer was posted at [...]

New Law to Deal to Deal with Police Who Commit Extortion

According to Commissioner Williams, incidents of extortion by police officers have increased recently. He says that the law is to be amended to fast track the process to get a [...]

Police Officer Caught Facilitating Border Jumper

Over the weekend a police officer was caught smuggling a border jumper in the south. The officer and his wife were stopped at a checkpoint in Punta Gorda.  Police and [...]

Police Officer Caught Drunk Driving, With Unlicensed Firearm

A third officer is in trouble with the law; the corporal of police was caught drunk driving and in possession of an unlicensed firearm. Elton Elijio was in a black [...]

Police to sport a new gym courtesy of Lord Ashcroft COVID 19 Relief Fund

Some good news for the police; the Department will be sporting a new gym at the Police Fitness Centre.  Funding has been provided by the Lord Ashcroft COVID 19 Relief [...]

COVID-19 deadly among pregnant women with high risk factors

The death of new mom thirty-year-old Verna Gladden has left many pregnant women concerned about delivering these babies during this pandemic. So, today the Ministry of Health’s Technical Advisor in [...]

Tips for pregnant women to keep safe during the pandemic

So, what can expecting moms do to protect their health and avoid contracting the virus? Beer says that it starts with the routine precautionary measures  – always wear a face [...]

Baby is Born in Police Station

While three cops went rogue over the weekend, two law enforcement offices are receiving praises for delivering a baby at the Mahogany Police Sub precinct. On Saturday morning a pregnant [...]

FFB Holds 2020 Congress; Sergio Chuc Re-elected as Its President

The Football Federation of Belize held its 2020 congress in Belmopan over the weekend, despite initial concerns from members of the organization regarding social distancing and other safety measures in [...]

DHS comments on the repatriation process

On Friday we showed you the arrivals of the Belizeans who came in on the repatriation flight at the Philip Goldson International Airport. The report was that close to a [...]

Guinea Grass Village Council writes to PM – “ Lift the lockdown”

Two protests were held in Guinea Grass Village last week. The northern community is under lockdown until the first week of September but villagers complain that they have been suffering [...]

Will other villages in the north be placed under a lockdown?

And while the Guinea Grass Village Council and NAVO champion the lifting of the lockdown of the village – D.H.S. Marvin Manzanero says that the spread of the virus in [...]

Alfred “Big Red” Usher Wanted

Alfred “Big Red” Usher last week bitterly complained to News Five that he has been illegally and unfairly detained and placed in quarantine. He was caught in Orange Walk with [...]

The police needs in identifying a John DOE who was hit by car

Police are asking the public for their assistance in identifying an elderly man who was knocked down over the weekend. The man was hit by a car that was driven [...]

Police in Ladyville Investigate Stabbing

Police in Ladyville are investigating a stabbing which occurred on Saturday night. Adrian Hulse was walking on Pigeon Street when he was reportedly approached by Elcide Bainton who uttered the [...]

A taxi fare robs and shoots his taxi driver

Police in Cayo are investigating a robbery which left a taxi driver with gunshot injuries.  On Saturday night Gerson Ramirez was operating his taxi with his wife in the passenger [...]