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Taxi Operator Gunned Down in Front of His Wife: She Pleas for Information

Tonight, the wife of well-known taxi operator, Leo Skeen is speaking out about the senseless killing of her husband right in front of her as he was fixing her car [...]

2 Active Older Men Murdered in Less than 2 Weeks

Violence against older people is a global issue and today, a joint release from the Council of Ageing and the Ministry of Human Development condemned the neglect, abandonment and abuse [...]

Crimes Against Older People is Everyone’s Business

While the country continues to grapple with a rise in crime, these recent murders highlight that crime and violence impacts every person. Executive Director of the Council of Ageing, Ix-chel [...]

Kassman Gill, 15 years old, dies weeks after shooting

Authorities have confirmed that fifteen year old third form student, Kassman Gill, died inside the KHMH this afternoon. Gill was hospitalized for over six weeks, after he was targeted by [...]

Woman Dies on Way to Her Doctor in San Ignacio

Today News Five received a video of a woman, apparently dead, carried to the back of a police mobile in San Ignacio. Reports on social media were that she died [...]

Dr. Hidalgo on Booster Shots

Scientific data shows that after getting vaccinated, protection against the virus may decrease over time. For an increased immune response, the Center for Disease Control and Preventions is saying that [...]

Result of No Movement Sundays Won’t Be Apparent Until Next Week

Whether or not the two recent No Movement Sundays had an impact on COVID-19 numbers will not be known for a few more days.  According to Dr. Hidalgo, this is [...]

COVID Anti-viral Treatment Being Developed

Merck and Co., Inc a global health care company has designed the first oral antiviral medication for COVID-19. It’s a pill called Molnupiravir. Merck is currently seeking approval by the [...]

BIFSA Calls Allegations in Pandora papers “Erroneous”

The Belize International Financial Services Association has commented on the Pandora Papers publication by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. BIFSA says it is regrettable that this publication highlights decades’ [...]

A COVID-19 Health Advisory Task Force is Formed

As of October third, one hundred and ninety-eight thousand, five hundred and eighty persons or forty-eight percent had received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. One hundred and [...]

“Lait Up Belize” Bringing Electricity to Remote Villages

In Belize, ninety percent of the population has access to a reliable source of electricity, but there are still some two thousand households, or about thirteen thousand people, that do [...]

28 of 36 Villages to Get Electrified

But of the thirty-six villages that are still without electricity, only twenty-eight are expected to get electrified because some Mennonite communities have declined to be included. Nevertheless, Minister of Public [...]

Caution: Excessive Noise from Motor Vehicles

If you are proud of the loud noise made by your truck, bus, car, motorcycle or moving equipment, or have even had work done to make it even louder in [...]

US$100,000 in IT Equipment From EU for Ministry of Finance

The Head of Cooperation of the European Union for Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas, Aniceto Rodriguez, today handed over to Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary, new information technology equipment for the [...]

Applications Open for Census 2022 workers

If you are job hunting, you might want to look towards the Statistical Institute of Belize. They need to fill nine hundred vacant short term positions for its 2022 Population [...]

Hypertension Medication Recalled

Hypertensive patients who are on prescribed high blood pressure medication, Losartan, manufactured particularly by the German market, are advised to discontinue taking the medication immediately.  The Ministry of Health and [...]

IDB Loan for Ministry of Finance Digitization and Training

Belize has secured a loan of US eight million dollars from the Inter-American Development Bank to be invested in digitalization, staff training and expanding a data center at the Ministry of Finance. It [...]

Belize Education Project Wins IDB Superhero Award

Meanwhile, Belize is one of four winning countries of the IDB’s Superheroes of Development 2021 Initiative. The awards recognize creative and innovative solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The four [...]

Taiwanese Embassy Donates Food Hampers to the Police Department

The Belize Police Department today received a small token of appreciation from Taiwanese Ambassador David Chien, who donated fifty food hampers to the men and women of law enforcement.  The [...]