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Patrick Faber Was Wanted Following Domestic Abuse Allegations, But Fiancé Withdraws Charges

Opposition Leader Patrick Faber was wanted by the Belize Police Department, following a report made by his fiancé on Wednesday afternoon. The formal complaint filed by Dr. Shanika Arnold with [...]

Faber Faces Two Charges

While an informal report was made to police on Monday, the events that unfolded two days later which resulted in Dr. Arnold’s injury, as well as the destruction of her [...]

Dissuading Dr. Arnold from Proceeding with Court Action is a Crime

Since the issue made headlines on Wednesday, it is reported that Dr. Arnold has come under intense pressure not to proceed with legal action against her fiancé.  According to Commissioner [...]

Thirty-Seven Persons Flagged at The P.G.I.A. For Immigration Offenses

Even as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was welcoming Costa Rica Foreign Minister to Belize on Tuesday, on that same COPA flight were thirty-seven persons who were flagged at the [...]

Will Belize Impose Visa Requirements for Venezuelans?

During the press conference held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was revealed that visa requirements have been imposed for Venezuelan nationals in several Central American countries. Belize has [...]

Ministry of Tourism Comments on South Americans Denied Entry

The Minister of Tourism and the director of the Belize Tourism Board also addressed concerns over the C.O.P.A. Airlines passengers that have been denied entry during the B.T.I.A. Annual General [...]

A Call Center Employee is Gunned down at Home

There was a senseless murder in Belize City last night, just off Mahogany Street.  A customer care worker was online and about to wrap up a shift when he was [...]

B.T.I.A. Looks Forward to 2022

Tourism stakeholders, who make up the Belize Tourism Industry Association, today took part in their thirty-sixth Annual General Meeting. The event was held virtually in tandem with COVID protocols. With [...]

New Tourism Programs and Market Expansion in 2022

Belize’s tourism industry, which was the first and most severely impacted sector during the pandemic, is rejuvenating to where it was in pre-COVID days, making what Belize offers even more [...]

PM Mottley’s Party Wins 30 of 30 Seats

Now turning to regional news, the Barbados Labour Party, led by the Prime Minister Mia Mottley, was victorious in the Republic’s general election on Wednesday. The Barbados Labour Party defeated [...]

FM Courtenay Congratulates Mia Mottley on Re-election

Today, Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay congratulated Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley for her party’s landslide win and return to office.   Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs “I think once [...]

2 Weeks into Hybrid Learning: Both Caution and Joy of Return

Today makes day-nine since a number of schools have been officially reopened to hybrid learning. It has been met with mixed reviews from parents and teachers, for which the Ministry [...]

Are Teachers Mandated to Get Tested?

Do teachers have to take a test to return to school? Reports reaching News Five are that teachers have been returning to classrooms without having done any test to confirm [...]

Education C.E.O. Blocking Out Noise on School Warden Program

Earlier this week, a number of security school wardens were given their walking papers and replaced. The former school wardens cried foul, claiming that they were being politically victimized by [...]

Over $180K Worth of Sanitization Supplies for Schools

A hefty donation of sanitization supplies were symbolically handed over to the Ministry of Education from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, at the House of Culture [...]

Who Will Benefit from C.A.B.E.I. Scholarship Grant?

Earlier this week, the Government of Belize was able to procure two hundred and fifty-five scholarships through a grant from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, also known as [...]

Stevedores Protest at Port

Stevedores at the Port of Belize Limited are once again at odds with their employers. Several stevedores engaged in a “sit-out” outside the compound this morning, while they were supposed [...]

Impasse in Separation Package Negotiation for Stevedores

In their response to the recommendations for the filling of the six vacancies, P.B.L. sent a letter accepting those for the two general foremen and the substitutes. They denied the [...]

C.W.U. Says Resignations No Reason to Block Appointments

P.B.L. noted in their response that both Raymond Rivers and Sean Middleton “resigned at their own will and P.B.L. accepted those resignations; that process is final and closed”. With this, [...]

Cabinet Reviews COVID in Schools, Virtual Trials and Highway Patrols

In Cabinet news, the Minister of Education reported that all schools are being closely monitored for any potential COVID-19 outbreaks. During the first week of classes, the Ministry of Health [...]

COVID Chronicles: Senior Citizens Get Their Internet Groove On

The elderly population is among the most vulnerable when it comes to the COVID-19 virus. That is why major efforts have been made to safe guard this population through vaccines [...]

The Aged Need Devices and Internet

For digital literacy to have a far reaching effect, however, the conversation surrounding digital equity must also remain at the forefront. Digital equity in this context refers to older persons’ [...]