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Teresita “Tely” Cruz Dies Days after Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms

We start our newscast tonight with the death of another San Felipe resident in the Orange Walk District, where the number of COVID cases is increasing. She is fifty-year-old Teresita [...]

Tely Cruz Experienced Extreme Fatigue Leading Up to her Death – was it COVID-19?

So, at this time, the family doesn’t know if Teresita Cruz’s death is due to COVID-19 as the results are being processed. Eldon Cruz reports that the family members who [...]

17 New COVID-19 Cases

There are seventeen new COVID-19 cases.  Those results were released earlier this afternoon.  This batch of tests shows majority of the cases are for Corozal, with a few for Orange [...]

Increase in COVID-19 Cases in 3 Northern Communities

At this time, the Ministry of Health has a team of officers working in the north where there is an uptick in COVID-19 cases.  The ministry is keeping its eyes [...]

Suspect Cases at Dorothy Menzies Childcare Centre Test Negative

A fear of spread has been dispelled at a child care facility in Belize City. News Five has confirmed that eight resident minors at the Dorothy Menzies Childcare Centre have [...]

Overwhelming Poultry Demand to be Satisfied by Weekend

The poultry industry has not been left untouched by the coronavirus. A few weeks ago, there was a shortage of chicken and this week, one of the biggest producers, Caribbean [...]

DHS Speaks on COVID-19 at Caribbean Chicken Processing Plant

On the matter of Caribbean Chicken in Blue Creek, Doctor Marvin Manzanero says that the ministry has been in contact with the poultry producer.  The company, he says, has committed [...]

San Felipe Residents Fearful; Asking for COVID-19 Tests!

Today we spoke with village Chairman Margarito Andrades who shared that since the death of Teresita Cruz, residents are scared and clamouring to be tested simply because they are workers [...]

Artist4Life Comes to Aid of Vendor Who is Attacked and Robbed

There was a brazen broad daylight robbery and beat down of a tamales vendor in Belize City this morning and it all went viral on social media, posted by the [...]

Will Robbers Come After Alex Sanker?

Police were quick to detain the two suspects, but one escaped. But did the good deed by Alex Sanker cast a shadow of fear on his life? The artist told [...]

Policeman Reginald Diego Arraigned on Extortion Charge

A police officer, Reginald Diego from the Corozal District, has been arrested and charged for the crime of extortion, following an incident over the weekend in which he allegedly coerced [...]

Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund Hands Over Cheque to the Belize Zoo

The best little zoo in world is located at mile twenty-nine on the George Price Highway. It is home to two hundred animals of forty-five species of Belizean wildlife.  Over [...]

ComPol Comes Up Big for Guinea Grass!

For the past week and half we have been reporting on the Guinea Grass villagers’ appeal for assistance with the Village Council going so far as to write to the [...]

Positive Cases Linked to San Pedro are Showing Up in the North and West

DHS Marvin Manzanero says that the Ministry’s contact tracing and swabbing exercise continues to capture patients connected to San Pedro. Manzanero notes that although some test results may not include [...]

San Pedro Becomes Ghost Town; Residents Getting Support from Food Assistance Programme

As you know by now, Ambergris Caye is at the top of the list with the number of COVID cases and residents on San Pedro have been experiencing hard times [...]

Food for San Pedro a Success!

There is another initiative, a fundraising drive, which has been started by attorney Audrey Matura to assist those whose lives have been devastated by a second lockdown. Residents, many who [...]

Miss Universe Belize Scholarship Initiative

Pre-primary and primary schools are to reopen on September seventh, but for distance learning only, meanwhile high school classes resume in October. But given the dire economic times, families are [...]

A New Tourism Organization Comes on Board

There’s a new tourism organization in town and its scope covers everyone in the industry, including hair braiders and small tour operators.  Its advent, however, comes at a time when [...]

BLAST is Here to Fill the Void

BLAST is entering a local landscape that is, for all intents and purposes, the domain of FECTAB.  The Federation of Cruise Tourism Associations of Belize has been experiencing some turbulence [...]

Sergio Nal Junior Needs Your Help!

The family of forty-seven-year-old Sergio Nal Junior is asking for the public’s help tonight. Nal was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and is in urgent need of a surgery. Today, his [...]

COVID-19 and Its Mental Effects

COVID-19’s effects on people differ in many ways. There are the physical, emotional and mental impacts that the global pandemic is having as it is ravages economies worldwide.  And as [...]

Coping with COVID-19

According to Quintanilla, there are several coping mechanisms that can be practiced to cope with the mental effects of COVID-19. Quintanilla says that people are naturally concerned for their own [...]

Mental Health Expert Speaks on Dealing with COVID-19 Related Deaths

The loss of a loved one is painful and the grieving process takes time, but dying to the novel coronavirus makes the grieving process even more difficult due to the [...]

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Trained to Mentally Deal with COVID-19

The trauma related to COVID-19 patients and victims does not only affect families, but it extends to frontline workers such as nurses and doctors.  So who is there when these [...]

Health Expert Shares Numbers for Mental Health Clinics

Mental health officials are encouraging people to seek help if COVID-19 is consuming their well being.  Clinics in every district are open with mental health experts there to provide counseling [...]