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L.A. boy with leukemia bravely helps other cancer victims

A thirteen-year-old Belizean has been making a name for himself through a difficult time in his life. Jayhann Escalante who now lives in the US with his parents was diagnosed [...]

Burn Victims Mercy Fund Getting Money for Worthy Cause

The Burn Victims Mercy Fund has been operating for years now, but not much is known about how the funds are generated to assist victims in times of desperate need. [...]

World AIDS Day: New Cases Down as More Get Tested

The number of new cases of persons affected with HIV annually has been on a steady downward trend according to the National Aids Commission. Today, that good news was celebrated [...]

Healthy Living: 3 Reasons Why You Should Get Tested for H.I.V.

You saw earlier in this newscast the commemoration of World Aids Day in Belize. That story and the many others we’ve put together for this health segment have provided you [...]

Persons with Diverse Abilities Rally in Old Capital

Throughout this week, consciousness raising activities are being held around the globe to bring attention to the rights of those living with disabilities. The challenge is to create an environment [...]

Including Persons With “Diverse Abilities”

This week is disability awareness week. It is being observed from the twenty seventh of November to the third of December. The week includes the United Nations sanctioned international day of [...]

Coast Guard’s Daniel Arzu is Back; How is He Doing?

After receiving treatment in Mexico for a month, Coastguard Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Junior returned to Belize today via a Mexican military aircraft. Arzu Junior was shot to the head [...]

Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Returns to Belize on Monday

Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Junior of the Belize National Coast Guard was shot towards the end of October. He was shot in the head when he was visiting his child’s [...]

W.H.O. Declares Zika “Global Emergency” Over

In health news, international reports say that the World Health Organization earlier today declared an end to its global health emergency over the spread of the Zika virus, prompting dismay [...]

Healthy Living: Exercising for Your Mental Health

If you’ve been putting off getting into an exercise routine; then maybe the next segment of Healthy Living will give you the added push. Exercise – we all know by [...]

Medics and Dentists Discuss Advances in Health Profession

The Belize Medical and Dental Association is hosting its thirty-fifth annual congress this week. The three-day event kicked off with a conference today sponsored by the Ministry of Health through [...]

Tyron Coleman Survives Quintuple Bypass Surgery in Cayman Islands

Tyron Coleman is back in Belize after completing several successful rounds of open heart surgeries at Health City Hospital in the Cayman Islands. The popular James Bus driver was diagnosed [...]

Crooked Tree Mom Dies Suddenly in Hospital; Family Demands Answers

A family from Crooked Tree, Belize District is mourning the unexplained death of one of their own. Thirty year old Deonnie Robinson, a mother of three children, was admitted to [...]

Family Asks for Closure with Delayed Post-Mortem Examination

It’s been almost two weeks since Robinson died and a postmortem is yet to be performed to determine the cause of death. Her body remains in the morgue and Crawford [...]

Ian Sambula, Fire Victim, Dies in Treatment in Texas

There is a second murder to report tonight in connection with an act of arson at a house on Aloe Vera Street, Belize City on October fourth. Five weeks after [...]

Nursing Conference Discusses Developmental Care of the Newborn

Nurses engaged in both the public and private health systems are meeting in Belize City to discuss the many ways in which they can provide improved neonatal care. The conference [...]

What’s Behind Shortage of Nurses in Belize

But understaffed hospitals continue to be one of the primary challenges facing the healthcare system. As it currently stands, demands are not being met despite efforts by the Ministry of [...]

Healthy Living: First “Living in Womb Wellness Retreat” This Weekend

It’s a one of a kind event that is being hosted in Belize this weekend. It’s combining food and diet and yoga into a weekend of wellness geared specifically to [...]

Hamilton Siblings Burned in Fire Getting Better After Surgeries

It’s been just over a month since two minors, severely burnt in an act of arson, were airlifted to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Texas, U.S.A.  On October seventh, four [...]

Family Agonizes Over Who Destroyed Their Home and Lives

But while the children continue the fight for their lives, it is very much emotional time for their mother, Melisa, and family members in Belize. To add salt to the [...]

Children’s surgeries planned for Dangriga

The World Pediatric Project will be conducting surgery clinic at the Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga Town. The surgery clinic is only for children from birth to twenty one years [...]

HPV Vaccine to be Given to Schoolgirls in Cancer Fight

Over four thousand girls are expected to receive the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. While Belize has one of the highest cervical cancer mortality rates in Central America, [...]

Canadian Group Trains Caregivers For Disabled Persons

Training concluded today for caregivers of persons living with disabilities. A Canadian group, Healing Hands, has been in Belize working along with the Belize Assembly of Persons with Diverse Abilities [...]

Healthy Living: Surviving Adult Acne

It’s part of the teenage experience that we are glad to leave behind. There were even a lucky few who never had to face this challenge as adolescents. It’s a [...]

Public Health Department Cracks Down on Rodent Infested Belmopan Restaurant

The Ministry of Health has responded to concerns raised on social media about Chen’s Restaurant, an establishment in the Water Reservoir Area of Belmopan. Patrons and residents of the area [...]