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Cop Flees Accident Scene in Corozal, Gets Shot in Sugar City

A police constable attached to the Gang Intelligence, Investigation and Interdiction Unit, or the GI3, for short, is hospitalized tonight after being shot by fellow law enforcement officers on Thursday [...]

BPD Offers Different Account in PC Dawson’s Shooting

The Belize Police Department, however, provides a very different account of what took place.  According to a report issued earlier today, PC Dawson failed to stop at the vehicle checkpoint [...]

New COVID Measures Will Extend to the End of 2021

A new statutory instrument to address the surge in COVID-19 cases was introduced by the Ministry of Health and Wellness on Thursday evening.  The fifty-five page document succeeded an appearance [...]

Slight Relaxation of Curfew Hours Depends on Positivity Rates

According to Dr. Sabido, there will be a slight relaxing of the nightly curfew, but only if the daily positivity rate decreases by November first.   Dr. Julio Sabido, Ministry [...]

CEO Explains Trade License Reforms

The Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labor and Local Government is moving to modernizes and standardize the trade license regime. This week’s Cabinet brief noted that Cabinet approved the [...]

Villages Will Be Able to Charge Trade License Fees

This week’s Cabinet brief also noted that for the first time villages will be able to charge for trade licenses.  But, in a time of economic hardship when small and [...]

Chairman of Ladyville Supports Trade Licenses for Revenue Stream

The chairman of one of those large villages the CEO mentioned told News Five that he supports the Trade Licenses amendment. He says he sees how it can bring much [...]

Rice Industry Revival in Southern Belize

We also asked CEO Shal about the rebound the rice industry in Southern Belize is currently experiencing. Recent images show truck loads of rice being transported from villages in Southern [...]

Unlicensed Tour Guides Warned by BTB

People who are posing as tour guides and do not have certification from the Belize Tourism Board can also face penalties if they are caught operating or conducting tours.  Today [...]

Civil Aviation Issues Warning About Drones

Earlier this week we brought you the story of Vistro, a company in Orange Walk that is set to launch a drone delivery service. Well, the Department of Civil Aviation [...]

Not all Drones Need a Permit

But you don’t need to worry if you happen to have a drone weighing under eight ounces because the regulations do not apply to you. He said that there are [...]

Opposition Sends Approval After Consultation on Justices

The Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber has reportedly given his approval for the process to proceed for the appointment of four persons as Judges of the Supreme Court.  Today, [...]

Caribbean Chicken Salesman Abducted During Robbery

Two employees of a Caribbean Chicken were roughed up and their truck stolen while they were inside on Thursday afternoon in Belmopan. Police report they were called to the University [...]

Thieves Steal Stove from James Garbutt Primary School

There was a burglary on Thursday night during which thieves gained entry into James Garbutt Primary School on Albert Street West.  The lock on the front door of the upper [...]

Women’s Volleyball Heads to Central American Championships

Viewers may recall that 2018 was a big year for women’s volleyball in Belize. Fans from across the nation witnessed the Belize Women’s National Volleyball team capture silver in the [...]

World Handwashing Day Kicks of Month of Awareness Activities

The Ministry of Health & Wellness is kicking off a month of activities beginning today with Global Hand-Washing Day. The events, in partnership with Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), are [...]

High Absentee Rates but CXC Results Released

The COVID pandemic, tropical storms and even the La Soufriere volcanic eruption created considerable challenges for secondary students across the region who sat the Caribbean Examinations Council this year. In [...]

Barbados to create “safe zones” for vaccinated

In regional news, the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Motley has announced that in order to protect those who have gotten vaccinated, her government will be creating “safe zone” where [...]

Antigua to Lift Restrictions, PM Says People Had Sufficient Time to Get Vaccinated

By contrast, Antigua is moving towards removing all COVID-19 restrictions by the end of the year—regardless of the number of vaccinated people. Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he wants [...]