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American Tourist Arrested for Not Properly Wearing Face Mask

La Isla Carinosa may not have been so loving to an American tourist over the weekend. A video went viral of a female American tourist arrested by two police officers [...]

Police Officer Under Investigation for Using Chokehold on Drunk Driver

There was another caught-on-camera moment with police revealed over the weekend.  The video shows a police officer using a chokehold on a civilian.  The incident reportedly happened in Santa Elena, [...]

PC Cajun Charged with Manslaughter for Beating Death of O.W. Resident

In the north, a police officer has been charged with the crime of manslaughter. He is Police Constable Leenart Cajun.  The incident happened in 2018 at the house of Ariel [...]

PC Teul Charged with Sexual Assault

Another police officer is making the news, this time for sexually assaulting a nineteen-year-old woman three times.  Police Corporal Edgar Teul stands accused of sexually violating a woman while she [...]

Chester Sees Degree of Criminal Wrongdoing in Case against Former U.D.P. Minister

The criminal case against former U.D.P. Works Minister Rene Montero is active.  His successor Minister of Infrastructure Development and Housing Julius Espat has forwarded documentary evidence to the Commissioner of [...]

Changes in Quarantine Regulations to Take Effect on February 1st

The government is soon to announce new quarantine measures, which will take effect on February first.  But what will those restrictions look like? Since December, there has been a curfew [...]

Belize Braces for 3rd Wave of COVID-19

Ministry officials are still unsure whether the new UK or South African strains of the novel coronavirus are in Belize.  The UK variant has been detected in neighbouring Mexico.  As [...]

96 Tablets Stolen from Sadie Vernon High School

Thieves targeted another school in the Saint Martin De Porres area. Last Friday morning, the criminals broke into Sadie Vernon High School and stole ninety-six tablets.  The electronic devices were [...]

Bowen’s Estate Seeks Monetary Compensation after Death in Holding Cell

On Monday, January fourth, detainee Gregory Bowen was found dead in his cell at the Queen Street Police Station. Police reported his death as an apparent suicide. In an interview [...]

A Parallel between Gregory Bowen and Nestor Vasquez’s Demise

Elrington added that the unfortunate incident is similar to the tragedy that befell the Vasquez family when their loved one, Nestor Vasquez Junior – also known to have mental health [...]

Improving the Medicolegal Death Investigation System in Belize

The National Forensic Science Services assists the police department with carrying out post-mortems on about five hundred bodies. These are in the cases when a person’s death is classified as [...]

1000+ Individuals Pass Police Exams

More than one thousand young men and women from across the country performed successfully in the police exams. The next step to becoming a police officer is passing the interview [...]

New Threats on the Horizon for Chiquibul!

Over the years, we’ve reported on the transboundary threats to the Chiquibul Forest – the illicit activities that were carried out exclusively by Guatemalans. Those activities include illegal logging, cattle [...]

Was There a Land Grab in Mountain Pine Ridge under the Previous Administration?

The Caracol Road Project was always a divisive issue in the House of Representatives. The road is being done in phases – and the current administration has shared that they [...]

No Charges Against Former Lands Commissioner, Yet

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also spoke of the ongoing investigation concerning Wilbert Vallejos, the former Lands Commissioner. Viewers will recall that Vallejos residence in Patchakan Village was raided, and [...]

Dozens Gather Outside of Lands Dept. in Belize City

This morning in Belize City, many persons gathered at the office of the Lands Department near the Cemetery Road roundabout. News Five understands that those individuals were all applicants for [...]

Valley of Peace Farmers Blame Valley of Peace Farms Ltd. for Damaged Crops

Tensions between the Valley of Peace Farmers Association and Valley of Peace Farms Limited got high last week. The farmers are blaming the company for damaging their crops. Chairman of [...]

No Peace in Valley of Peace; Cane Fields Set Ablaze!

But the tensions got higher over the weekend when two separate parcels of cane fields belonging to Valley of Peace Farms Limited were set on fire. Less than ten acres [...]

Update on Acquiring COVID-19 Vaccine in Belize

There were zero COVID-19 deaths recorded over the weekend, and today the Ministry of Health and Wellness reported three deaths from Covid-19.  The recent statistics show the daily positivity rate [...]

M.O.H.W. Acquires a Million Dollars Worth of Equipment for COVID Services at the K.H.M.H.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness today handed over a million dollars worth of equipment to improve the COVID-19 services at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  The equipment was acquired [...]

The White Elephant that is the Belize City Center

The Belize City Center was inaugurated with much fanfare when it opened its doors on April thirtieth, 2018.  That was at least two years before COVID-19 became a reality.  In [...]

e-Governance is the Way to Go!

Going digital is the new direction that the Government of Belize plans on taking. It is expected that this administration will introduce significant changes during their five-year mandate. The Minister [...]

Making the Change to e-Governance

As for CITO, government’s Central Information Technology Office, it will be the digital hub for delivering those internet-based services. The idea, says the Minister of e-Governance, is to convert ninety-five [...]