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DHS Manzanero Still Responsible to Submit COVID List under S.I. 134

Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero, remains subject to the controversial Statutory Instrument 134 which requires him to submit to the Minister of National Security the names of all [...]

A Case for Why Police Need the COVID List

Confidentiality aside, the Minister of National Security, who doubles as the Attorney General, also argues that persons who refuse to remain in quarantine or self-isolation are, more often than not, [...]

Is the P.G.I.A. Ready for Reopening? Here is a Look at Protocols in Place

United and American Airlines are set to resume commercial flights beginning this Thursday.  More than seven hundred Belizeans and visitors are to land at the Philip Goldson International Airport in [...]

Slight Relaxation Come October First

With the reopening of the P.G.I.A. on Thursday, at the start of a new month, there is a general belief that additional measures to accommodate the arrival of visitors to [...]

G.O.B. Sells Nat’l Fire Service HQ, but Construction for New HQ Yet to Commence

The government has sold the National Fire Services headquarters in Belize City to Atlantic Bank.  The sale was approved by cabinet in February of this year and the prime piece [...]

An Attempted Robbery of a Coastguard Vessel Leads to Shootout

Just before daybreak today, two persons attempted to steal a coastguard vessel from where it was moored at the BelCan Bridge in Belize City near a joint posting of Belize [...]

One Robber is Detained following Crossfire

One of the culprits escaped and another was taken into custody and handed over to the Belize Police Department where an investigation is currently underway. The identity of the detainee [...]

P.U.P. Unveils Rural Living, Housing, Transport and Infrastructure Policy

As the People’s United Party gears for national elections to be held sometime in November, it has been releasing its Plan Belize policies.  This morning, the P.U.P. unveiled its blueprint [...]

Julius Espat Explains the P.U.P.’s Housing Policy

Earlier in the newscast we told you about the P.U.P.’s plan to build ten thousand starter homes for first time home owners. That plan will only come to fruition is [...]

Patrick Faber to be Formally Introduced as U.D.P. Leader

Party leader Elect Patrick Faber is set to formally take over the reins of the U.D.P. on October eighth when he will be introduced to the masses of supporters as [...]

Julius Still Supports the Need for Redistricting

Still on the matter of general elections, the Belize Peace Movement says that the Elections and Boundaries Commission is displaying gross negligence.  It has launched a case, requesting the court [...]

COVID Elections and its Process

The Prime Minister is holding the date of elections close to his heart; but he has to announce the date four weeks before the elections are held. He has already [...]

2 More COVID-19 Deaths are Recorded in Orange Walk

The number of COVID-19 deaths has inched up to twenty-six. The most recent persons to pass away due to complications of the virus are from Orange Walk, which is the [...]

52 New COVID-19 Cases; 17 Recovered

The numbers show that the new cases are trending up. Fifty-two new COVID-19 cases were recorded overnight, taking the number of confirmed cases up to one thousand nine hundred and [...]

Monitoring COVID-19 Clusters

The Ministry of Health is also monitoring a number of COVID-19 clusters, primarily in the northern districts of Corozal and Orange Walk. One particular cluster in Orange Walk involves a [...]

Camp D’Silva is New Quarantine Facility for COVID-19

A quarantine facility manned around the clock by military personnel has been opened in Mountain Pine Ridge.  Camp D’Silva which has for many years been used as a B.D.F. outpost [...]

37 Deportees at Central Quarantine Facility at D’Silva Camp in Mountain Pine Ridge

Last Friday, a group of thirty-seven deportees arrived at the Philip Goldson International Airport on a repatriation flight. They were processed with rapid testing, all returned negative. The deportees were [...]

Land Tax Amnesty Debated in Senate

The senate met in its final session for this five-year term this morning.  Parliamentarians in the upper house bade farewell to each other and President Darrell Bradley, as there is [...]

Clarity on Land Tax Amendment Bill

In clarifying the purpose of the Land Tax Amendment Bill, Senator Mike Peyrefitte responded to the statement that the revised piece of legislation will only benefit wealthy land owners who [...]

Cyber Crime Bill is Passed in Senate

This morning, the upper house also passed the Cyber Crime Bill which was met with unanimity on both sides of the floor.  That piece of legislation criminalizes activities online in [...]

“Yellow Man” Threatens News Five’s Journalist Hipolito Novelo

Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett today threatened News Five’s journalist Hipolito Novelo. The first form of intimidation came via text in which Audinett warns Novelo to not mess with him on [...]

Will There be a Prime Ministerial Debate?

Will there be a prime ministerial debate? Well, there has not been one except for a radio exchange between former prime ministers Manuel Esquivel and Said Musa in 1998.   The [...]

The Economic Figures for August

The COVID pandemic continues to batter Belize. The economic figures for August show a significant drop of fifteen point two percent in imports down to one hundred and forty-three point [...]

An Update on the M.S.M.E. Support Programme

The M.S.M.E. Support Programme was launched on August first to assist business owners who are feeling the economic brunt caused by the COVID pandemic. As of mid September, six hundred [...]

Maria Luisa Mena de Espat is Awarded with the Ohtli 2020 Award

And this news, the Embassy of Mexico in Belize is paying tribute to Maria Luisa Mena de Espat, a well-known Corozal resident.  Espat is being awarded the Ohtli 2020 Award [...]