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Two Police Officers Wounded By Robbers Escaping Crime Scene

A resort in the Cayo District was the target of a hold-up on Tuesday night and the perpetrators wounded two of three police officers who were responding to the call [...]

Woman Plans Execution of the ComPol & Family Court Director

The lives of the Director of the Belize Family Court and Commissioner of Police Chester Williams have reportedly come under threat by a high-profile respondent in a custody battle before [...]

Man from Biscayne Shot in Belize City

A resident of Biscayne Village is in critical condition after he was shot on Tuesday evening in Belize City. Twenty-nine-year-old Evan Cain was walking on Jasmine Street in the Lake [...]

A Man is Sentenced to Thirteen Years for Murder

A man who was found guilty of murder has been sentenced to thirteen years imprisonment in the southern session of the Supreme Court. Andre Valle Diaz was convicted of the [...]

U.D.P. Excoriates Deputy Mayor Micah Goodin

Deputy Mayor Micah Goodin has come under severe criticism from the United Democratic Party, following a weekend shooting in which he was involved.  Shadow Minister of National Security Mike Peyrefitte [...]

Was Micah Goodin Really Detained for 36 Hours?

Also speaking on the matter, in his capacity as an attorney representing one of the men involved in the shooting, was OJ Elrington.  Contrary to what the Commissioner of Police [...]

B.N.T.U. Says Zero Tolerance for Teacher Abuse

The Belize National Teachers Union, in the wake of an emotional social media post shared by a distraught primary school teacher, has issued a statement on an incident that recently [...]

“New Taxes Stand to Cripple Creatives and Small Business Owners” – U.D.P.

The proposed Trade License Bill that was introduced in the House of Representatives for first reading on Friday has been met with opposition in various quarters, including the business community [...]

Trade License Bill: What are Villages and Who are Entertainers?

In scrutinizing the language of the proposed legislation, attorney OJ Elrington says that persons conducting business at the micro-level in villages will also be affected by the new law once [...]

Chamber Believes There Should Be a Flat Fee for Trade License

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that the conversation with G.O.B. on trade license reform started back in 2009 and has evolved over time. Major concerns were ventilated [...]

The Proposed Trade License Regime Explained

While the discourse on social media is centered around Article Seven of the bill as it relates to entertainers, peddlers and others now having to pay for a trade license, [...]

Consultation Must Continue to Understand the Impact of Proposed Law

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes that details of the bill remain unclear and need buy-in before being made into law. The bill will be taken to the [...]

Brads Seeks to Quash New SI on Gaming Tax; Shyne Says Tax Brads

Last Friday during the sitting of the House of Representatives, the issue of the contract awarded to Brads Gaming Company was raised.  This was in reference to taxes that should [...]

San Vicente Water System Contaminated with Malathion Pesticide

Today, News Five spoke with Principal Public Health Inspector John Bodden about the situation in San Vicente Village, Toledo where six residents had to be hospitalized after ingesting poison that [...]

Still No “ALL CLEAR” for San Vicente Water System

Anybody exhibiting symptoms such as vomiting, shortness of breath, headache, diarrhea or cramps are asked to access the nearest medical facility for treatment.  The principal public health inspector says that [...]

Fishermen Protest New Regulations in Northern Belize

Last week, the Fisheries Department announced new requirements for fisher folk who are harvesting conch and lobster.  The size of their catch increases by half inch for both products.  This [...]

U.D.P. Wins Seven of Twenty-nine Village Council Slates

Village council elections across the country began in earnest this past weekend, and of the twenty-nine communities that participated in the vote, eleven of them went to the United Democratic [...]

COVID-19 Infections and Death Rising Across Region

The Pan American Health Organization has issued some alarming data about the rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths across the region. PAHO held a press conference today where it sought [...]

Rise in COVID Cases across the Americas, “A Wake Up Call”

Dr. Etienne says the rise in cases should be a wakeup call for countries across the region. She suggests that people remain masked up and keep their social distance practices, [...]

School Closure Caused by COVID Has Significant Impact on Children’s Learning Capacity

School closure as a result of the COVID pandemic has had a significant impact on the learning capacity of children in the Caribbean. Today, the World Bank joined regional officials [...]

Belize Joins the World in Celebrating First International Day for Women in Maritime

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development informs that there are over fifty thousand merchant ships registered in at least one hundred and fifty countries, and manned by over [...]

Port Commissioner Urges Gender Equality for Women in Maritime Sector

While this is the first year that International Women in Maritime Day is being celebrated, already the theme and those in authority are calling for there to be gender-equality for [...]

Trade Winds 2022 Maritime Training

Last night we showed a few of the training exercises our Belize Defense Force Soldiers have been engaged in on land and in the air during Trade Winds 2022. Tonight, [...]