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Michel Chebat Out as Heath Minister; Kevin Bernard In

After weeks of controversy over the growing leadership vacuum at the ministry of health in terms of its directors and C.E.O’s– including last week’s decision by an incoming C.E.O not [...]

A Stevedore is Gunned Down Upon Release from Police Custody

A stevedore was ruthlessly cut down by a hail of bullets on Sunday night, shortly after being released from a holding cell at the Raccoon Street Police Station.  It is [...]

Man Dies Following Crash with James Bus

A man lost his life during an accident Sunday evening on the George Price Highway. Here’s the Police Department’s Director of Communications, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood with the official details of [...]

Dr. Rosado is New Deputy ComPol

Eastern Division Commander, Doctor Richard Rosado has been tapped to become the next Deputy Commissioner of Police.  His recommendation to the Security Services Commission is to fill the vacancy for [...]

Another Fatal Road Accident, This Time in Cotton Tree

There were two more traffic fatalities over the weekend, one on Sunday in Cotton Tree Village, Cayo, and another in San Juan Village, Stann Creek. The one in Cotton Tree [...]

Man’s Leg Severed in Third Fatality

The third traffic fatality occurred in San Juan Village, Stann Creek, and there are contradictory reports as to how the victim lost his leg in the incident and subsequently died. [...]

Robbery Attempt Leads to Belize City Woman Being Stabbed

A foiled robbery attempt on Marine Parade on Saturday night ended with a woman being assaulted and stabbed. Belize City resident Kerry Esquivel reported to police that around eight-thirty she [...]

Life Jacket Found: May Be From Missing Honduran Woman

There has been some development in the search for Honduran National, Angie Pena, who went missing on January second near a beach in Roatan, Honduras. Latest information to News Five [...]

Some Show, Some Don’t: Mixed Response to School Re-openings

A number of schools across the country officially reopened today to hybrid learning, as prescribed by the Ministry of Education. Despite hundreds of schools receiving approval for this approach, many [...]

Principals Eye Learning Gaps

The return to classrooms for hybrid learning is expected to assist the Ministry of Education with an assessment of the learning gaps created since March of 2020 when in-person classes [...]

Rapid Test Lines Now Almost Double the Amount in Vaccination Lines

From the significantly higher number of new infections being reported over the last two weeks, and the longer lines of people at the testing sites, Omicron is probably already spreading [...]

Minors 12-17 Lagging Behind in Vaccinations

Dr. Musa said that some two hundred thousand Belizeans have been fully vaccinated, but that the persons with the lowest turnout right now are minors.   Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa, Deputy [...]

Vaccine Can Help You Recover From COVID

When asked how does he respond to people who might say they aren’t getting vaccinated because the vaccinated are getting COVID anyway, Dr. Cuellar said he can say for certain, [...]

Elderly, Cardiovascular Patients, Diabetics and Others Urged to Stay Vigilant Even from “Milder” Omicron

Dr. Fernando Cuellar also said on Open Your Eyes that COVID-19 is here to stay, and people will need to have larger discussions about reopening the country. But at the [...]

Dr. Cuellar Says MOHW Needs To “Get Their Act Together.”

Before the news broke at noon that the Minister of Health was being changed in the Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle, Dr. Fernando Cuellar said the leadership situation at the Ministry [...]

…A Mutiny Against San Ignacio Mayor Earl Trapp?

Is there a mutiny within the San Ignacio Town Council?  Last week, Mayor Earl Trapp appeared in the media criticizing the proposed hiring of a P.U.P supporter to become the [...]

Is the Twin Town Mayor Afraid of Horace Grant?

P.U.P Chairman Henry Charles Usher also questions the mayor’s fear of employing Grant, whom they argue has over twenty-five years of experience in various capacities, notwithstanding his academic background.   [...]

Usher Says Bernard “Right Man for the Job”

As we reported at the top of the newscast, Kevin Bernard replaces former Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat at the helm of public health system during today’s Cabinet [...]

Henry Charles Takes on Religious Affairs

As part of the cabinet reshuffle that was announced by the Briceño administration earlier today, Public Service Minister Henry Charles Usher has been assigned responsibility for Religious Affairs.  The portfolio [...]

C.S.C.P.A. A.G.M. Elects New Officers

In Corozal this morning, a group from the Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association was on standby awaiting the removal of Chairman Vladimir Puck and his Board of Directors from the [...]

Vladimir Puck Challenges Outcome of A.G.M

However, C.S.C.P.A Chairman, Vladimir Puck, and his Board of Directors do not plan to vacate the office without a fight. Puck insists that the meeting held over the weekend in [...]

Puck Insists His is the Legitimate Board

Everlado Uk has since written to Vladimir Puck, informing him of the results of the Special General Assembly that took place over the weekend. Of note is the letter, dated [...]