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Belize Receives Vaccines from COVAX Facility

The country is now in phase two of the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. So as people sixty and older as well as those suffering from certain non-communicable diseases, teachers, police [...]

25 Unreported COVID Cases Detected

Earlier this month, a routine check by health officials led to the discovery of twenty-five confirmed COVID-19 cases that had not being reported. These were flagged by the Ministry of [...]

Scotiabank Shutters its Operations as Belize Bank Merger is Completed

The acquisition of Scotiabank Belize by Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited, the parent company of Belize Bank, has been completed.  This afternoon, a team of workmen took down the iconic Scotiabank [...]

Minister Chebat Responds to P.S.U., Says F.O. was Transferred

Health and Wellness Minister Michel Chebat responded to the reports of alleged termination and removal of staff from within the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Last Friday, the first Vice [...]

Doctor Manzanero is Back at the Ministry of Health & Wellness

Today, Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat confirmed that the debacle surrounding the Doctor Marvin Manzanero has, in his view, been resolved.  He says the former Director of Health [...]

The Brothers Gamboa Assault Fellow Police Officer in Dangriga

A physical altercation between two officers at the Dangriga Police Station on Tuesday has led to charges being brought against siblings Akeem and Kenrick Gamboa.  It is reported that the [...]

Jeremy Leslie Cleared of Piracy Charges

A man arrested with accused pirates in Honduras was today allowed to rejoin his family after it was discovered there is no evidence linking him to the rest of the alleged [...]

2 Men Freed of Home Invasion Charges

Two men were today cleared of all charges, including attempted murder, in relation to a home invasion in May of last year when an elderly man was badly beaten and [...]

Nightly Curfew to be Extended to Mid-April

The nightly curfew which has been in place for several months will be extended at least until mid-April, despite a considerable reduction in active COVID-19 cases.  It’s a joint decision [...]

Still Only Fifty Percent Capacity at Restaurants and Bars

On Tuesday, Cabinet supported the call from the Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth industries for adherence to all safety measures over the Easter weekend and endorsed the “Easter [...]

Police Discourage Social Gathering this Easter Weekend

Thousands of Belizeans will be traveling this extended weekend to different parts of the country for Easter vacation.  In spite of a significant reduction in the number of active COVID-19 [...]

No Reminder Necessary for Lawbreakers

While those fliers are being freely circulated, ComPol Williams says that it is not his duty to reach out to proprietors and organizers to discourage these activities.  According to the [...]

Arsonist Burns Down House on Rivero Street!

A blaze wiped out a Belize City property overnight. Fire officials say it was no accident and are hoping area surveillance footage will help identify the arsonist. Luckily, the occupants, [...]

Fire Safety Tips for the Dry Season!

The dry season is upon us and that may also mean a busy season for fire-fighters dealing with bushfires.  Station Supervisor Kenneth Mortis of the Fire Department reminds the public [...]

Belize Jaguars Return Home after Win Against Turks & Caicos

They are home. The national male football team, the Belize Jaguars, touched down at the P.G.I.A. this afternoon after defeating Turks and Caicos on Tuesday with a whopping final score [...]

Highlights of Pre School Festival of Arts 2021

During the COVID pandemic, Belize’s performing artists have had to get creative and many have moved online. The same has happened with Belize’ littlest performers. The tiny tots recently took [...]

Case of Unaccompanied Belizean Child Flagged by Local Authorities

A Belizean minor, identified as a standard-four student from a Belize City primary school was among a group of unaccompanied children from Central America   making their way to the United [...]

Risk Factors Associated with Migrating Children

Director of the Department of Human Services, Lliani Arthurs told News Five that of great concern are the risk factors associated with unaccompanied minors.   Arthurs pulled no punches warning parents [...]

An Investigation Underway in Case of Unaccompanied Minor

So is there some level of neglect for which the parent or guardian can be held accountable? Director Arthurs says that while migrating to another country for better opportunities is [...]

What’s the Fate of the Unaccompanied Belizean Girl?

While the country has been documenting unaccompanied minors since 2016, it is primarily collecting data on Central Americans ending up in Belize. Those cases came to a halt in 2020 [...]

Joint Unions to Negotiate Through the Easter Break

The nation’s children may be on Easter break, but the Belize National Teachers Union is not relaxing this holiday. Union representatives met with government representatives on Monday evening to further [...]

B.N.T.U. to Meet with All Branches Next Week

Senator Smith has also laid out a schedule during which the union’s leadership will meet with various branches to provide an update following the upcoming round of meetings.  According to [...]

A New Governor is Set to Assume Office at Central Bank

A new Governor of the Central Bank of Belize is set to assume office later this week, with the start of a new financial year.  Manuel Vasquez will succeed Ambassador [...]

Belize Jaguars Blow Out Turks & Caicos

The Belize Jaguars triumphed this afternoon by trouncing Turks and Caicos with a final score of five-nil in the second World Cup qualifier being played by our men’s national team.  [...]

Regular Gas Goes Up Pass Eleven Dollars

It has become a holiday tradition and this year is no different. Yes, gas prices have been increased right before the Easter getaway weekend.  Today, the Ministry of Finance announced [...]