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Minister of Health on Wedding: “I Don’t Know Why It’s Controversial”

On Wednesday, reports that a couple had been given special privileges by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to hold their wedding ceremony at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza [...]

Investigation into Double Murder/Suicide Concludes

The investigation into the murders of police officer Arilee Young and her teenage daughter is already wrapping up. The probe into the double murder and suicide on Fourth Street last [...]

A Stripped-Down Farewell for PC Arilee Young

A funeral service for thirty-seven-year-old Arilee Young, the police officer who was shot and killed by her boyfriend last Friday, will be held on August twenty-seventh at the Santa Elena [...]

Arrests Made in 2 Child Rape Cases

Police have made arrests in two of the shocking child rape cases this week. A twenty-year-old from San Pedro, Alejandro Choc has been charged with two counts of rape of [...]

New C.E.O. for K.H.M.H.? Minister Says Yes; K.H.M.H. Says No

Today, word circulated that Doctor Michael Tewes has been chosen as the new C.E.O. of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Tewes, a veterinarian by profession, would be replacing Michelle Cox-Hoare [...]

Technicians Promised their Overdue Overtime

Last week, lab technicians at the Central Health Lab declared they would not work anymore overtime hours because they had not been paid for the overtime accrued since June. The [...]

Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Arrive

Belize has received a batch of one hundred and thirty-two thousand Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.  The Ministry of Health and Wellness acquired them through UNICEF and an African group [...]

GenExpert Machines for Central Health Region

Today at the Central Health Region compound in Belize City, the lab received a donation of two GenExpert machines, capable of testing for COVID, tuberculosis and a variety of other [...]

Samsung Arrives in Belize; Cellular World Official Distributor, Service Center

The cellular phone industry in Belize has big news today as electronic giant Samsung announced its official presence in Belize. The worldwide brand is partnering with Cellular World as the [...]

Smart Offered Least Expensive Proposal for G.O.B. Microsoft Contract

Today, News Five sought comment from Smart on criticism over their successful bid for the renewal of the Government of Belize’s Microsoft contract. They told us a release would be [...]

The Belize Electronic Licenses & Permits System is Launched

Today, at the Bureau of Standards office in Belmopan, there was a soft launch of the Belize Electronic Licenses and Permits System, also known as BELAPS. But what does this [...]

BELAPS – One Stop online service to Apply/Pay for Import/Export Licences and Permits

The journey has not been easy but will help to further develop the country. While it was officially launched today, the project started in 2013 with an approved total budget [...]

A Waiver for Home Protector Insurance by Ministry of Finance

The Public Service Union is questioning a write-off for an outstanding amount owed by Home Protector Insurance to the Government of Belize.  In a letter written by the Minister of [...]

“Garifuna Nation” Says G.O.B. Abusing Settled Lands

A group calling themselves the Garifuna Nation is calling out the Government of Belize for what they say is an abuse of lands the Garinagu settled prior to colonization.  Like [...]

P.S.U. Offers Scholarship Grants to Ten Students

Ten education grant scholarships were awarded earlier today to the children of financial members of the Public Service Union.  Those grants were distributed across the country to successful student applicants [...]

G.O.B. Reaches Out to Residents of Collapsed House

On Wednesday night we brought you the story of Margaret McDougall, the sixty-year-old grandmother whose house collapsed on Saturday night with her and her entire family inside. But today, after [...]

Cabinet Looks at Vaccines, Climate Change and Regional Customs

In cabinet news this week, Cabinet was updated on the roll-out of the Pfizer vaccinations for Belizeans ages twelve to seventeen which began Monday.  They also found out that as [...]

COVID Chronicles: Doing Business Under COVID

Tonight our new series, the COVID Chronicles continues. This week, reporter Paul Lopez went in search of some enterprising entrepreneurs who have had to make some major adjustments in the [...]