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Was Dangriga Teen Mistakenly Killed?

Official details from the Belize Police Department on the murder of Kwamie Williams were shared at today’s press briefing in Belize City. The fourteen-year-old was shot dead as he was [...]

Fatal Accident on Bullet Tree Road

A notice of intended prosecution has been served on San Ignacio resident Leon Small following a fatal road traffic accident out West. On Friday night, Small was travelling in his [...]

Victim Recovering from Shot to the Head

There were several shootings reported over the weekend; one in Belize City and the other in the Forest Home community in Toledo. The most recent occurred just after midday on [...]

2 Persons Shot in Forest Home, but Not Cooperating with Police

Later on Sunday night, police responded to shots fired in Forest Home Village in Toledo. Fredrick Bahadur as well as Selvin and Winston Ramclam were sitting outside a wooden house [...]

Teen Laid to Rest; Several Shootings on South Side

There were several other shootings in Belize City, but no one was injured. Shamar Nicholas, the minor who was fatally wounded in a police-involved shooting the previous week, was laid [...]

B&B Delivery Truck Targeted by Thieves

On Saturday evening, yet another Bowen and Bowen delivery truck was targeted by thieves, this time in the Kontiki area of San Ignacio Town. Gilbert Philips and two sidemen were [...]

Ministry of Tourism Says Infected Cruise Passengers Did NOT Come Ashore Last Week

The Carnival Vista Cruise Line returned to Galveston port in Texas on Saturday with what it termed a “small outbreak” onboard after it left Cozumel, Mexico. The outbreak was detected [...]

Beloved Nun Dies from COVID-19

A Catholic nun from Texas who had been Benque Viejo since 2017 died over the weekend from complications caused by COVID-19.  Sister Maria of Merciful Love Medina had been serving [...]

Are Unvaccinated Officers Being Sent Home?

The last we heard, almost sixty percent of the Belize Police Department has been vaccinated so far.  But does statutory instrument seventy-four of 2021 that speaks to getting vaccinated or [...]

MoHW Says No to U.D.P. Convention in Belmopan

Plans for a U.D.P. convention to select a caretaker for Belmopan have been rejected by the Minister of Health and Wellness who has cited concerns about large social gatherings, amid [...]

Is John Saldivar Eligible to Run for Public Office?

The eligibility of John Saldivar as a candidate for the United Democratic Party has been called into question by party leader Patrick Faber.  He is on record stating that special [...]

High School Dropout Rate Rises Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

At least four government high schools in Belize City have seen sharp declines in the number of students enrolled at those secondary institutions.  Absenteeism has increased in schools such as [...]

Skills Training for School Dropouts

Young people drop out of school for a variety of reasons, but the Department of Youth Services is hoping its entrepreneurship and on-the-job training programs can help some of these [...]

Farewell to P.S.E.s? Minister of Education Weighs in

Are Primary School Examinations a thing of the past?  Since COVID-19 disrupted the academic calendar last year, Standard Six students have not been able to sit the annual papers.  A [...]

No More P.S.E., Even after COVID?

Minister of Youth, Sports and E-Governance Kevin Bernard also supports an end to standardized testing.  Minister Bernard says these tests place unnecessary pressures on students which ultimately lead many to [...]

The 15th Annual Henry Usher Grant Award

The Holy Redeemer Credit Union has, in its own way, been helping in the building of the country, through its support of schools and charities. But it has also been [...]

Boys’ Carwash Expands, Gets Donations

Their story got over half a million views on News Five’s Facebook two weeks ago; this week, the south side car wash boys are in the news again, getting equipment [...]

Variety of Services Now Available for Young People

Minister Bernard says an assessment survey is providing the Youth Department with much-needed information about the types of services young Belizeans need most.   Kevin Bernard, Minister of Youth, Sports [...]

New Chargé d’Affaires for U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy has a new Chargé d’Affaires.  Leyla Moses-Ones arrived in Belize on Friday and will serve at the embassy in Belmopan for three years. Chargé Moses-Ones most recently [...]

Taiwan Supports MFA Strengthening

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as part of an initiative called “Strengthening of the Ministries [...]

Nurses Complete Operating Room Training in Taiwan

Five Belizean nurses have completed an eighteen-month operating room training program in Taiwan.  Viviane Villas, Sheila Dominguez, Lusbei Can, Elvita Choco and Enelie Alfaro completed the course on August fifth. [...]