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A Customs Officer Perishes in RTA Near Hattieville

A well-loved and respected customs officer is the latest victim of a fatal road traffic accident. It happened over the weekend when Rudolph Williams was traveling along the George Price [...]

Police Question Officer’s Account of Weekend Stabbing Incident

A police officer was stabbed on Saturday night.  Akeem Jones reported to his fellow officers that he was attempting to part a fight between several persons near Water Lane, when [...]

Coast Guard Officer Stabbed by a Pair of Knife-wielding Attackers

Coast Guard Officer Kyle Humes was stabbed in front of his residence over the weekend, when a pair of men accosted him as he got out of his vehicle.  He [...]

A Suspect is Arrested and Charged for Dorian Tzac’s Murder

A suspect in the January thirteenth murder of Dorian Tzac is in police custody. He was picked up following the deadly shooting on Antelope Street Extension that left the welder [...]

Another Armed Attack on Antelope Street Extension

There was an attempt on the life of Alrick Lamb in the same crime-ridden neighborhood where Dorian Tzac was gunned down last Thursday.  According to Lamb, he was on a [...]

School Wardens Protest Firings

Today a group of women turned out in protest at the Truancy Unit of the Ministry of Education in Belize City. They were up in arms because they were being [...]

M.O.E: Warden List “A Complete Disaster” With Absentee Wardens Paid, Others Not Assigned to Schools

The Ministry of Education says that it is in the process of cleaning up the School Security Warden Program. That is because a review of a list of approximately one [...]

School Security Warden Program Important During Pandemic

Sosa says that the school security wardens are playing an important role as children transition back into the classrooms during a pandemic.   Rafael Sosa, School Security Warden Program Coordinator, [...]

Education Minister: No COVID Originating at Schools

Since the reopening of schools last Monday, there have been reports of COVID clusters among teachers of at least one school, and reports of other cases have caused more concerns [...]

Opening Ceremony for Judiciary Held Online: Pandemic Challenges Addressed

The official ceremony marking the commencement of the legal year 2022 was held virtually today. Speakers did not shy away from addressing the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]

Bar Concerned About Quality of Judgments that Lack Details

The Bar Association of Belize is calling for an improvement in the quality of judgments delivered in the courts. Iliana Swift, President of the Bar Association, says there is a [...]

Family Court Moving; Repairs Coming to other Courts

After her first year as Attorney General, Magali Marin Young spoke about the neglect she says the Judiciary has faced over the years. According to the A.G., some improvements have [...]

Court Restructuring Also Coming

In its Blu manifesto, the P.U.P. Administration promised to restructure the court system. According to the Attorney General, that restructuring is now coming on stream. She explained the new system, [...]

PM Says Public Officers Must Be Held Accountable

Last week, we reported that the Commission of Inquiry conducted an investigation into the sale of government assets between October 2019 and November 2020, under the last administration. The Commission found [...]

PM Says Chebat Was Surprised, but All is Well Following Cabinet Shuffle

It has been one week since Prime Minister John Briceño announced a Cabinet reshuffle, when he placed Minister Kevin Bernard as the new Minister of Health and moved Minister Michel [...]

Belize City Council Fine Tunes Portfolios

The Belize City Council has made some adjustments to its councilor portfolios. A release from CITCO outlines the changes which begin with Mayor Bernard Wagner, who is also taking on [...]

PM Briceno Says New Health C.E.O. is Fit for the Job

On Friday Dr. Julio Sabido was confirmed as the new C.E.O. for the Ministry of Health. Prime Minister John Briceño told News Five on Saturday that Dr. Sabido is a [...]

Bernard Responds to Scepticism About New C.E.O.

For almost two months, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has been operating without a C.E.O., after Doctor Deysi Mendez was terminated from the post in late November.  Cabinet Secretary [...]

P.S.U. on Doctor Sabido’s Appointment

News Five today spoke with the President of the Public Service Union, Dean Flowers, who says that as a union they have no say in the appointment of a C.E.O. [...]

P.S.U. Writes to New Health Minister about Breakdown in Administrative Affairs

And, the P.S.U. believes that the chorus of the new Health Minister signals a new way forward. Last Wednesday, on January twelfth, the union issued a letter to Minister Bernard [...]

Is Doctor Marvin Manzanero Making a Comeback?

Since the P.U.P. took office, former Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero made the news for several reasons. He survived his bout with COVID-19, but was eventually pushed out [...]

Leaders Reflect on The Man – George Price

Saturday was celebrated as a public and bank holiday. And, while many took it simply as an extra day of rest and relaxation, government leaders attended a tribute to the [...]

Popular Entertainer Has M.S. Appealing for Assistance

Fans of performing artist Marlyn Vansen were surprised over the weekend when she posted about her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. The singer, dancer, and mother of a one year old daughter [...]

Woman Living in Collapsed House Seeking Assistance

A resident of Neal Pen Road in Belize City is looking for a job so that she can move from her house that had collapsed on January second. Florence Horne [...]