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Drug Plane Lands Near Bladen, Police Officers are Involved

A sizeable haul of cocaine was confiscated by local law enforcement officers when a twin-engine aircraft landed on the Southern Highway near Bladen Village on Thursday night.  The last time [...]

Commendations for Four Brave Lawmen

Tonight, the Belize Police Department is tasked with investigating its own, as it is believed that a trio of officers was directly involved with the landing and discharging of the [...]

Several Police Officers Dismissed for Unlawful Conduct

Among the officers in police custody is the bodyguard assigned to the Director of Public Prosecutions. According to ComPol Williams, the tribunal process has seen the dismissal of a number [...]

“Police Aiding and Abetting Narcos is not Unique to Belize” – Chester Williams

In neighboring Guatemala, several law enforcement officers have also been arrested for aiding the landing and offloading of a drug plane that touched down overnight in Petén.  The involvement of [...]

Blue Bonds Debt Conversion Finalized

The Government of Belize and The Nature Conservancy today announced the finalization of its debt conversion agreement. The agreement will see hundreds of millions of dollars in savings and investments [...]

36 Students Get Scholarships To Pursue Medical Careers

Thirty-six aspiring doctors received scholarships today to begin pursuing their goals. The opportunity was made possible for them through collaboration between the Belmopan City Council and American Northwest University. It’s [...]

Belmopan Mayor Trying to Sort Out Council Finances

Eight months ago when she inherited the Belmopan City Council, Mayor Sheran Palacio indicated that the Council was financially challenged and had huge debts. We got the chance to ask [...]

Belmopan Market Vendors Moved to Create COVID Vaccination Site

According to Mayor Palacio, the Council also took a loss when it had to give up revenues from the spaces it once rented to vendors near the centre of Belmopan. [...]

Booster Shots Here; Additional Annual Boosters May Be Needed

Last week Cabinet approved the administering of a third shot of COVID-19 vaccine, known as a booster shot, for persons who have already taken two doses of vaccine. As science [...]

Will Younger People Be Given Boosters?

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is currently recommending booster shots for high risks patients. But, will the less vulnerable younger population also be asked to take boosters? News Five’s [...]

“Lait Up Belize” to Connect Remote Villages Over Next 3 Years

The LAIT UP BELIZE Project, a partnership between the government and the European Union, will begin bringing electricity to rural communities in Belize still lacking this crucial service. The project [...]

Young People Demand Action to Protect Their Future

Day five of the COP26 events saw youth and education taking center stage of the discussion, both inside and outside with protests in the streets of Glasgow. At the Scottish [...]

Mothers Speaking Out for their Children at COP26

But what about those who are voiceless? Just outside the action one hub inside the Scottish Event Campus, a group of parents who are taking a stand for their children. [...]

Frontiers of Change; Minister Habet at Glasgow University

While Climate Change Minister Orlando Habet gave the keynote address at the Belize-led REDD+ event this afternoon at the COP26, earlier today he was among a few ministers invited by [...]

REDD+ Journey in Belize

Today at the CARICOM pavilion at the Conference of the Parties 26, the Belize delegation hosted a side event, highlighting the REDD+ project in Belize. The United Nation’s framework to [...]

Mexican Embassy Displays Altar and Seeks Facebook Likes for Competition

The Mexican Embassy in Belize is asking social media users to help them win this year’s “Reto de Altares” competition for Dia de los Muertos. Every year the institute of [...]