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Charging Belize City Residents for Garbage Collection

If you live in Belize City, you may have noticed trash beginning to pile up in your neighbourhood. Well, there is a problem brewing with the collection and we will [...]

CitCo & Belize Waste Control Trash It Out over Pickups & Payment

The plans to start charging residents in Belize City for garbage collection come on the heels of the council being almost a million dollars in arrears with Belize Waste Control [...]

Sad Ending: Child Dies after Being Shot on Monday

Tonight, we regret to inform viewers that nine-year-old Jamir McKoy, who was shot in Unitedville on Monday night, has died.  McKoy was near his house in the village standing along [...]

9 p.m. Curfew Continues through September

With the expiration of the last Statutory Instrument on August thirty-first, a new S.I. takes effect today, extending the nine p.m. curfew for an additional month. This means that between [...]

Special COVID Exemptions Do Need to Be Gazetted

Also related to COVID-19 regulations, News Five asked Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa about the decision made by his colleague, Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat, to offer [...]

COVID Cases Surge in Belize District; Contact Tracing is Futile

The infection rate, as it pertains to new COVID-19 cases in Belize District, has ballooned over the past few weeks.  Those numbers have more than doubled since August eleventh, prompting [...]

Vaccine Campaign Going to Primary and High Schools

On August twenty-third, minors between the ages of twelve and seventeen began receiving initial doses of Pfizer vaccines.  Across the country, as many as twelve thousand teenagers have received their [...]

What are Breakthrough Cases? Dr. Jorge Hidalgo Explains

Doctor Cuellar’s infection is what is being described medically as a breakthrough case.  While there are instances of breakthrough cases in which a patient dies, other factors such as morbid [...]

Vaccination Saves Dr. Cuellar’s Life

Doctor Fernando Cuellar has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, being extremely vocal about the need for Belizeans to adhere to the existing regulations.  Since vaccines became [...]

Life-threatening Experience Brings COVID Closer to Home for Dr. Cuellar

The experience of having COVID has strengthened Doctor Cuellar’s resolve.  Having survived the life-threatening ordeal, the well-known internist says that individual responsibility lies with each of us to adhere to [...]

Gang Members Air Concerns with Ministers

Some fifty gang members from Southside Belize City are incarcerated at the Belize Central Prison under the recent State of Emergency.  They will spend two more weeks behind bars before [...]

DYS Reaches Out to Incarcerated Youth

As we said, Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa was not at the Belize Central Prison alone.  Also present were members of the Belize Police Department, community, and the Department [...]

SOE Over by Independence Day? That Depends..

The Minister of Home Affairs says he does not expect the Southside State of Emergency to be extended past September nineteenth, although he says the government is prepared to continue [...]

Minister Julius Espat Wins Court Case against Government

There is a meeting of the House of Representatives this Friday, but this week, we were reminded of the day Julius Espat was kicked out of the House of Representatives.  [...]

Marshalleck Says the Government Who Pays is Neither P.U.P. nor U.D.P.

In an interesting twist, Espat is now part of the Government that lost the lawsuit.  But Marshalleck says that the government is the government, no matter which party is in [...]

Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Belize & Guatemala at O.A.S.

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belize and Guatemala met on Wednesday with the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, in Washington DC. Minister Eamon Courtenay [...]

Human Rights Commission To Expand its Reach

The Human Rights Commission of Belize held an extraordinary General Meeting virtually and filled several vacancies on its Board.  Appointed as the new Secretary is attorney Kay King of Belmopan, [...]

Artists Begin Independence Mural in Belize City

Earlier this week, we showed you new public art at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium on the Ring Road in Belmopan.  That mural is part of an initiative by the National [...]

Maya Heroes Day 2021 is Celebrated!

The Northern Maya Association of Belize has recognized leaders of the Mayan community who over the years have dedicated a large part of their lives to safeguarding and promoting the [...]