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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 [...]

Four COVID Deaths in Two Days

There are disturbing numbers tonight from the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Four people have died from COVID-related complications over the past two days. Additionally, eighty-six new cases of COVID-19 [...]

Respected B.D.F. Soldier Dies in Motorcycle Crash

The Belize Defense Force is mourning the death of Staff Sergeant Victor Martin. He was a special force operator, physical instructor and mentor to many officers. Martin also had a [...]

Arson on Antelope Street; Husband & Wife Survive

There is yet another fire to report tonight; this time in the Antelope Street area of Belize City. A well-known yardman and his wife escaped grave injury when a fire [...]

New Details Emerge on Two-Day Confrontation in the Chiquibul

Four days after two standoffs between a joint team of B.D.F., forestry personnel, Friends for Conservation and Development rangers and Guatemalan soldiers and civilians occurred in the Chiquibul Reserve, and [...]

More Questions than Answers for Stake Bank Caye

Stake Bank and the Port of Magical Belize will face off in the Supreme Court on September thirtieth, following leave being granted earlier this week for Port Coral to file [...]

One Ship a Week, Cruise Tourism Slow to Rebound

Cruise tourism is slowly making a comeback since reopening on July seventh with only one ship visiting per week. With ships traveling at around sixty percent capacity and not all [...]

B.D.F. Vaccination Rate Increasing; Still Below 50%

Currently, three Belize Defense Force officers are positive for the COVID-19 virus.  Lieutenant Colonel Velasquez confirmed that around forty-two percent of B.D.F. soldiers have been vaccinated to date and that [...]

Churches Say No to Marijuana Legalization

The Belize Council of Churches, having consulted regionally with its counterparts in the Caribbean, has put forward a definitive position on the proposed legalization of marijuana.  The religious organization is [...]

Liberalism and the Church

The ongoing discussion on marijuana legalization has led to progressive views being shared in the public discourse.  As open-minded as those opinions may be, the Council of Churches maintains that [...]

Council of Churches Explains its Position on Salary Reductions

The Council of Churches was equally vocal on the issue of the ten percent pay cut that teachers and public officers will be getting for the next three years. For [...]