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Peace Treaty Brokered Between Backa Lands and PIV

A ceasefire has been brokered between two Belize City gangs with a history of enmity that has seen many lives lost on both sides of that bitter rivalry. On Wednesday [...]

Can a Truce Actually Hold?

An armistice between those feuding groups in Lake Independence is nothing new. In fact, over the years, we have covered several initiatives undertaken by the Belize Police Department, through the [...]

Dead at Fifteen, Niccanor Fermin is the Latest Murder Victim

Fifteen-year-old Niccanor Fermin became the latest victim of gang violence when he was executed and dumped in an overgrown area near the entrance to Vista del Mar on Wednesday morning.  [...]

Could Niccanor Fermin Have Been Saved?

Several months ago, Fermin’s mother had reached out to the Belize Police Department, as well as the Wagner’s Youth Facility to secure a scholarship opportunity for her son.  While that [...]

Department of Youth Services is Critical in Gang Intervention

The Department of Youth Services is critical in providing the kind of assistance that is needed to intervene in the lives of young men who choose a life of crime.  [...]

B.D.F. Soldier Charged for Murder of Elston Morter

On Independence Day, a stabbing incident in Hattieville ended the life of coast guard seaman Elston Morter. His friend, Marcel Gill was also stabbed and remains hospitalised. Today, police formally [...]

A Thoughtful Donation to K.H.M.H. Nursing Staff

We’ve been reporting on the physical and emotional toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has been having on frontline healthcare workers. Personnel from the COVID-19 units would go hours on end [...]

How the Donation Will Motivate K.H.M.H. Healthcare Workers

In the COVID-19 Unit at the K.H.M.H., there are twenty-six nurses, seven patient care assistants, six attendants and about ten to twelve doctors who work on a shift basis.  Nursing [...]

Servicing Rural Belize District during COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this week, News Five received reports from Crooked Tree Village of staffing issues at its health center. During an interview with the Deputy Regional Health Manager for the Central [...]

Increasing Your Immunity to COVID, Public Health Measures

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has spoken at length about COVID-19 health measures, such as wearing your mask, washing your hands and physical distancing, as means of preventing the [...]

Belize Commemorates International Sign Language Day

This year, for the first time, Belize is commemorating International Sign Language Day, which is being held under the theme, “We Sign for Human Rights.”  It is observed annually on [...]

SCLAN Holds Third Annual Meeting

The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) held its third annual side event in the margins of the Seventy-sixth Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The event was [...]

Autism Belize Successfully Completes Power Professional Certification Program

Twenty-six persons were issued certificates of completion, having successfully participated in a first-of-its-kind autism program. Among the participants were teachers and parents who acquired much needed information on how to [...]

Second Rounds of Consultations For Port Expansion Project

A virtual public consultation is ongoing for the Port of Belize Expansion Project.  The initiative proposes to expand the port with a modernized cargo area and bulk cargo facility.  Additionally, [...]

Port Project Aligns With National Transportation Master Plan

During the question and answer segment, presenters were asked if the Port of Belize Expansion takes into account the transportation master plan. Here is the response.   Allen Herrera, Nextera [...]

PM Briceño Says 150 New Starter Homes

During his Independence Day address on Tuesday, Prime Minister John Briceño announced that over a hundred starter homes are being built to assist single mothers who are first-time homeowners. It’s [...]

Ministry of Education Introduces “Together We Rise”

Together We Rise – it’s the name of an education pilot project also being rolled out by the Briceño administration to provide intervention programs at four secondary schools in Belize [...]

COVID Chronicles: Surviving COVID Hospitalization

Tonight on COVID Chronicles, we bring you the story of forty-three-year-old Keith Yearwood, a COVID hospitalization survivor.  Yearwood, a diabetic, was rushed to the COVID Unit at the KHMH when [...]