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Caregivers for Older Persons Graduate Training

A caregiver provides three levels of care: preventative, assistive and educational care. They are the bridge between older persons and society and often times recommend interventions to make life better [...]

Mental Health Association Welcomes Section 53 Decision

The recent ruling on Section Fifty-Three of the Criminal Code is getting support from the Mental Health Association. The MHA says it applauds the Chief Justice’s recent ruling which is [...]

Healthy Living on Ways to “Love Your Heart”

“Love Your Heart” – That’s the theme under which the Belize Medical Associates will be hosting its annual anniversary symposium. So many of us are at risk of heart disease; [...]

Caregivers Trained to Handle Needs of Senior Citizens

A team from the University of Indianapolis in Indiana is in Belize working with caregivers for senior citizens through HelpAge Belize and the Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly.  We [...]

Belizeans Asked to be More Understanding of Our Seniors

How does one help a senior citizen, who is used to being independent, get used to having others do things with and for them? Volunteer chairman of the Board of [...]

A Conducive Environment for Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

There has been some progress in leadership roles for women but the glass ceiling is still hard to break. In politics, more women are becoming involved but what about the [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Water Safety Post Hurricane

After the all-clear was established for Hurricane Earl last week, the Ministry of Health issued an advisory informing Belizeans to monitor their water sources and ensure that the water used [...]

Potential Health Hazards Post Hurricane Earl

The entire country of Belize is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Earl. The damage country wide is minor for some and major for others. But there are few [...]

BCVI Turns 35

Three decades plus five…that’s the length of time the BCVI has been around in Belize. To mark that milestone, the N.G.O. held an anniversary celebration this morning. The Executive Director, [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Diabetic Dieting

Any person who has been diagnosed with diabetes knows that what they eat is one of the most critical steps in managing their condition. The diabetes diet may seem very [...]

A Mother of Seven Needs Your Help to Cover Cost of Heart Surgery

Thirty-nine year old Deborah Frazer is also asking for assistance. In April of this year, the mother of seven children was diagnosed with a heart condition and is in need [...]

K.H.M.H. Receives Newly Refurbished Day Room

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority was today officially handed over a newly refurbished “Day Room” at the Operating Theater of the national referral hospital. The facelift to the waiting [...]

George Gough Liable for Medical Negligence

Chairman of the Belize Medical Council and Laparoscopic Surgeon George Gough has been found liable for negligence in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought against him in 2013 for a gallbladder [...]

Healthy Living: Are You Affected with A.D.D.?

Have you been told repeatedly that you’re disorganized? Do you have problems with procrastination? Do you struggle with deadlines? How about being consistently late, no matter how early you wake [...]

Injured Coast Guard Officer Receives Assistance from Mexican Navy

With all the reports about the realities of a crime wave, there is an uplifting story that has the Diego family of Belize City smiling. Petty officer Kevin Diego was [...]

Healthy Living – Student Life Before and After Stella Maris Part II

Last week, we introduced you to three teens who were a part of the 2016 graduating class of Stella Maris School. It is a big year for the school as [...]

Emergency Medical Technicians Participate in Refresher Courses

Emergency Medical Technicians from across various occupations are completing a refresher course this week.  The review program is put together by the Belize Emergency Response Team.  According to National Coordinator [...]

BERT Provides Training Opportunity for EMTs

Walter Santos, an EMT employed at Belize Natural Energy Limited, is among the group of technicians.  The update, he says, is necessary since his line of work in the oil [...]

Student Life Before and After Stella Maris School (Pt I)

Last Wednesday evening, nineteen proud students donned their gold caps and gowns; they eagerly strut across the stage to collect their hard earned diplomas. Their excitement and that of their [...]

Chopping Victim, Minor, Succumbs to Injuries

Thirty-one year old Yo Creek resident Larry Banner is spending his second night behind bars for aggravated burglary and maim following a crazy chopping incident in the northern village. Last [...]

National Aids Commission Holds Countrywide HIV Testing

The number of persons that are HIV positive is high for the size of the population. And even though men are the most affected; they are the least to be [...]

Chamber of Commerce Hosts HIV Testing

Over the last five years, Belize has participated in the Caribbean Regional Testing Day initiative led by the Pan Caribbean partnership against HIV/AIDS, PANCAP. And on Friday, the country joins [...]

Monima Employment Investigated by Ministry of Labor

Audibaldo Monima Junior – he left the Coast Guard to take up a post as the Regional Health Manager in the North. It’s a post that calls for a Master’s [...]

3 More Case of Zika Confirmed

There are three new cases of Zika in Belize, bringing the total so far to five. The news came via Ministry of Health press release this evening confirming the presence [...]

Amidst Controversy, Audibaldo Monima Resigns as North Region Health Manager

Last week Wednesday, News Five broke the story of the appointment of Audibaldo Monima Junior as Regional Health Manager for the north. The backlash over that appointment was fast and [...]