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Commission of Inquiry Finding: None of the Vehicle Sales Were in Compliance with the Law

The Commission of Inquiry into the sale of public assets between October 2019 and November 2020 is over, and its report was released today. The findings in the forty-six-page document [...]

Commission Chair: Transactions Involving Former Minister Can be Pursued Legally

The Commission of Inquiry report also detailed the sale of vehicles from the Government’s Vehicle Care Unit, laptops, and specially-made furniture sold off during the period under investigation. Chairman Marshalleck [...]

New Health Minister Thanks PM and Pledges to Listen To Health Care Professionals

The new Minister of Health, Kevin Bernard, spoke to News Five on Monday about the direction he intends to take the Ministry in, and how he will address the many [...]

Bernard on C.E.O. for Minister of Health & Wellness

With shortages of equipment and other supplies in the Ministry’s hospitals and clinics, Minister Bernard told News Five there will be many areas under review, and he hopes to work [...]

Minister Bernard on Sports and E-Governance Portfolios

Minister Bernard has been the Minister of Sports since November of 2020, but he now leaves this to his colleague, Minister Rodwell Ferguson. He spoke about what he put in [...]

U.D.P. Says Bernard Isn’t “Fit” for Ministry of Health

And, while Minister Kevin Bernard is now the new Minister of the beleaguered Ministry of Health and Wellness, his ability to steer it out of the chaos is already being [...]

U.D.P. Blasts Briceño Administration’s Pandemic Response

The U.D.P. also had harsh words for the Briceño administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the mounting death toll since the People’s United Party assumed office in November 2020.  [...]

Son Chops Father to Death after Attack on Younger Brother

A chopping incident this morning in a village in southern Belize appears to be the end result of years of violence within the Rivas/Ical home. Amaya Salvador Rivas reportedly died [...]

San Roman Chairman Makes Appeal to Police Department

And while the incident is isolated, Chairman of San Roman, Augustine Choc, says that it also brings into focus the need for police presence in the village. He says that [...]

Former Chief Education Officer Takes Ministry of Education to Task

Classes resumed on Monday for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions across the country, despite a considerable spike in the number of active COVID-19 cases.  Former Chief Education Officer, Dr. Carol [...]

Mayor Trapp Says Horace Grant is Unqualified for Town Administrator Post

Mayor Earl Trapp, in responding to claims made by his colleagues in the San Ignacio Town Council, shared his perspective on the proposed hiring of a new town administrator.  The [...]

Earl Trapp Responds to Claims of Nepotism

On Monday, Deputy Mayor Matthew Preston accused Mayor Earl Trapp of nepotism, claiming that the head of the municipal government has hired his relatives for key offices within the San [...]

Contraband Onions Affecting Local Sales… Again

The over saturation of the local market with illegally imported onions has been long standing issue for Belizean farmers, especially during harvesting. Over the weekend, one onion farmer from Cristo [...]

Caution Urged as Haulover Bridge Works Begin

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is urging those who travel the Belize River to exercise caution near the Haulover Bridge as replacement works get underway. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development [...]

Labor, Movement, Sick-Out Costs Impact Belizean Businesses

It is no secret that businesses across the country have been severely impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. Going into the third year, business owners across the country continue to brace [...]

The Cost of Employees Isolating or Out With COVID

One of the costs to employers and business owners that most people don’t consider is the cost of having an employee out on sick leave.  While it is necessary for [...]

Cross Border Shopping and Its Impact on Local Business

We also asked Senator Herrera for his thoughts on the reopening of the land borders, and how local businesses have been able to stay afloat as a result of the [...]

U.S. Government Donates 12 Ventilators

The U.S. Government today donated twelve ventilators to the Ministry of Health and Wellness to support the ongoing fight against COVID-19. The donation was facilitated by the U.S. Embassy Security [...]

Joint Bravo Task Force Carry Out Activities in Belize District

The Joint Bravo Task Force’s motto is “progress through unity” and that is exactly what they are seeking to accomplish in Belize over the next two weeks. The “Keel Billed [...]