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Fake Vaccination Cards Circulating

A pair of fraudsters, including a nurse, has been working overtime falsifying COVID-19 vaccination cards, the same ones that are being issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to [...]

Belize City Mayor Has COVID-19

If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is that the virus is indiscriminate and can affect everyone and anyone. Tonight we go one-on-one with [...]

No Mask Wearing in Spanish Lookout

A recent spike in the number of COVID-19 infections, four hundred and three active cases reported on Wednesday, continues to raise serious concerns for the Ministry of Health and Wellness.  [...]

UK Vaccines Coming

The Government of the United Kingdom has announced a donation of forty-two thousand doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Belize.  This donation comes as part [...]

Help Avoid Overwhelming Hospitals: Get Vaccinated

The recent rise in COVID cases and deaths has medical practitioners concerned about the toll this disease can take if hospitals are pushed to maximum capacity.  General Practitioner at the [...]

Blood Clots Rare with AstraZeneca

In addition, Doctorr Friesen said there are lingering apprehensions about the AstraZeneca vaccine. She attributes this to misinformation, especially about potential blood clots.    Dr. Laura Friesen, General Practitioner, Belize [...]

Dr. Hidalgo Co-Edits International Book on COVID-19

A new book called “COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from the Frontline,” has just been published and Belize’s own Doctor Jorge Hidalgo is one of the editors.  The publication is a compilation [...]

Singh Gives Glimpse into G.O.B. Pandemic Choices

Belize’s handling of the pandemic 2020 is also included in the book. Former Director of Technology in the Prime Minister’s Office, Michael Singh, who was a member of the former [...]

Minister Musa: “The Church is Our Social Conscience”

As we reported earlier this week, the Belize Council of Churches has taken a stern position on the proposed legalization of marijuana.  It was expected since the religious community has [...]

Marijuana Legalization to Level the Playing Field

According to Minister Musa, passing legislation would establish a system that can be controlled, in order for everyone, including government, to benefit from the new industry.   Kareem Musa, Minister [...]

Fonseca on PM’s Comment on Salary Cuts

Education Minister Francis Fonseca is setting out to clarify recent comments made by Prime Minister John Briceño regarding the implementation of the ten percent salary cut for teachers.  That is [...]

Multiple Shots Fired on Police Street

There was a late afternoon shootout on Police Street in Belize City. Fortunately, no one was killed. Around five p.m., two men on a motorcycle rode up in front of [...]

Transport, Utilities, Food Prices Up

If you feel like you have been paying more for basic necessities lately, you are right. Belizeans have been paying more for transportation, food, electricity, water and gas, according to [...]

Imports Almost Double, Exports in Steep Decline

Also on the brighter side, this month Belize’s imports have almost doubled compared to this time period last year.  In June of 2020, Belize exported one hundred and three million [...]

Onion Farmers Thank Minister Mai

Earlier this month, News Five reported on the dilemma that onion farmers found themselves in when they had problems getting their one hundred and forty thousand pounds of onions on [...]

Contraband Detection Equipment Coming

Minister Mai was more than happy to receive the fuel award and said that the contraband trade is an ongoing problem that his ministry tries to abate through joint efforts [...]

Fishing Coop Members Facing Competition

Today, Minister Mai toured the National Fisheries Cooperative on North Front Street in Belize City.  His ministry has been getting reports that fishing cooperatives are facing fierce competition from private [...]

Road to COP26: Belize in London

World leaders are preparing to meet in Glasgow, Scotland later this year, in October and November, as the discussion on climate change mitigation and adaptation continues. The annual Conference of [...]

Prime Minister Manuel Esquivel Biography Released

He served as Belize’s Prime Minister twice, first from 1984 to 1989 and again from 1993 to 1998.  But aside from the brief notes on his terms in office in [...]

40 Youth Get Much Needed Scholarship Assistance

A cohort of forty young people was awarded an opportunity to further their education through a partnership with the ministries of Home Affairs and Education, as well as the Kolbe [...]

UB’s Dr. Sankat leaving; Dr. Vincent Palacio Interim President

The President of U.B., Doctor Clement Sankat is stepping down. A release from the Board of Trustees of the University of Belize this afternoon announced that Doctor Sankat ends his [...]