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Hugo Patt to Answer for the Fire Sale 2020 Toyota Tacoma

The Commission of Inquiry into the sale of government vehicles and other equipment at the end of the United Democratic Party’s last days in government resumes on Friday.  Former Deputy [...]

B.E.L. Hosts Virtual A.G.M.

Belize Electricity Limited held its annual general meeting virtually this afternoon to shareholders only.  It was the first AGM under the People’s United Party government, since the company’s board of [...]

Digital Makeover for Belize Court System

Digital makeovers are coming for the Belize court system. Today, the Attorney General of Belize signed a memorandum of understanding with the Caribbean Agency for Justice Solutions, to strengthen the [...]

National Census Must Wait until 2022!

Like so many things postponed due to corona virus, the national census taken every ten years is being pushed back yet again. Originally rescheduled for 2021, the Statistical Institute of [...]

La Ruta Maya 2021 is Cancelled

COVID-19 has claimed another event casualty. Today it was announced that the Belikin La Ruta Maya River Challenge traditionally held on the extended March weekend has been cancelled. The organizing [...]

Minister of Health and Wellness Reflects on 100 Days in Office

The positivity rate for COVID-19 is down to one point four percent from a whopping sixty-five percent in last November of last year.  The latest figures show that there were [...]

A Food Security Pilot Project is Launched in Belize

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, also known as IICA, is piloting a voluntary third-party quality assurance project in Belize and Honduras. Today, a virtual ceremony was held to [...]

Public & Private Sector Partnership Needed for Strengthening of Food Safety System

The project will also look at legislative frameworks, capacity building efforts and public-private partnership opportunities to facilitate changes to strengthen the food security management system. Minister of Food Security Jose [...]

Stop Order Issued for Unwanted PG Gas Station

In an update to a story from June, construction of a fuel depot and convenience store near the outskirts of Punta Gorda has been halted by the Central Building Authority, [...]

Corozal Prepares for 2-in-1 Elections

Loose ends are being tied up by both major political parties ahead of the municipal elections next Wednesday in Corozal.  The People’s United Party is seeking another term of office [...]

Hilberto Campos Returns to the Bay for By-election Vote

Former Corozal Mayor Hilberto Campos is running against the younger sibling of David ‘Dido’ Vega next Wednesday in a bye-election to represent Corozal Bay in parliament.  Vega died of COVID-19 [...]

Mexico Invites Belizean Businesses to a Virtual Roundtable

They may not be able to sit together in person due to COVID-19, but that is not stopping Belizean and Mexican business counterparts from joining forces. Today, the Embassy of [...]

Delille Academy Gets Laptops

The nations school children may be hoping to resume in-person classes in September, but in the meantime many are still on remote learning. This week one school in the Stann [...]

Responding to Road Traffic Accidents – How You Can Help

If you encounter a road traffic accident, do you know what to do? There are some basic life-saving skills that you can perform.  It is almost always recommended that medical [...]

The Booming Business of Butterflies

Most people only see Belize’s beautiful butterflies one at a time, when they land on a garden flower.  But imagine being surrounded by them all the time. Tonight, News Five’s [...]