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Freak Thunderstorm in Cayo Feels Like Small Tornado: Dog Tossed into Another Yard

Yes we are in the rainy season, yes, we are in hurricane season. But tornados? This morning, some residents of Billy White in the Cayo District felt like they were [...]

Met Office Says Billy White Storm was Thunderstorm

And while the residents of Billy White certainly had a time of it with today’s freak storm, News Five spoke with Deputy Chief Meteorologist Michelle Augustine who classified it as [...]

Another Protest for Laddie at Battlefield Park

At this time, Belize City residents are gathered at the Battlefield Park in Belize City as they stage yet another protest to express their discontent about the fatal shooting of [...]

Youth Minister Comments on Shooting Death of Laddie Gillett

This afternoon, funeral services were held for Laddie Gillett, who was laid to rest in the Cayo District. The fourteen-year-old student was shot last Wednesday night by Police Corporal Kareem [...]

Youth Minister Calls for Reform and Accountability

Minister Bernard says that the shooting death of the teen and the need for stronger reform were discussed at this past cabinet meeting. But he also says individual officers must [...]

Curfew Hours to Change: 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

The Government of Belize has released an updated Statutory Instrument for COVID regulations. As of Monday, July twenty-sixth, the curfew hours will move to ten p.m. to four a.m. daily. [...]

M.O.U. is Signed to Provide Services to Refugee Youth

For some migrants from Central American countries, Belize is to them what the U.S. is to Belizeans – a safe haven where economic opportunities seem endless. But when families are [...]

Commission of Inquiry Set to Resume in Mid-August

The commission of inquiry into the sale of public assets under the previous government ended abruptly in mid-April when N.T.U.C.B. President Luke Martinez castigated the Briceño administration during a televised [...]

Mother Appeals for Assistance after House Fire

A mother of nine is appealing to the public for help after her house in Belama in Belize City was destroyed by fire on Thursday night.  Kescha Miller told News [...]

More COVID Cases in Young People; Suspected Cases in Children

Belizeans are watching with growing concern the increase in COVID-19 cases, but what they may not be aware of is the change in demographics of the disease. According to officials [...]

C.E.O. Shal on His Experience with COVID-19

Tonight, the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour and Local Government, Valentino Shal is sharing his personal story about contracting COVID-19.  He says his symptoms were [...]

C.E.O. Shal Says He Followed All COVID Protocols and Still Got the Virus

Today, Shal told reporters that he followed all the protocols, but still contracted COVID-19.  He says this is why it is important to be safe and get vaccinated because you [...]

Bottlenose Dolphin Killed in Corozal

The Ministry of Blue Economy is condemning the killing of a bottlenose dolphin sometime last week in northern Belize.  A press release from the Department of Fisheries laments the death [...]

Book Bags for Back-to-School Drive

Three hundred book bags for needy children heading back to school in September, that’s the goal set by the Aspire for Greatness Foundation.  It’s a target that is within reach [...]

Stig Da Artist and Kylon Eiley: “Don’t Shoot, I’m Just a Youth”

Social media has been flooded this week with memories of Laddie Gillett. One Belizean artist who is a relative of Laddie’s decided to turn his own memories into lyrics.  This [...]