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5-year Plan Released to Address Challenges of Older Population

In this side of the world, the population is ageing rapidly and living longer and countries are signing on to the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older [...]

Healthy Living Interacts With Older Persons at HelpAge Belize

October first is celebrated as International Day of Older Persons. The Global 2015 theme is “Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment.” One local organization that works daily to [...]

Mercury Above Acceptable Level in Fish Found in Macal River

Traces of mercury have been detected in fish from the Macal River.  An analysis in which twelve species were caught from the waterway indicated that six of them tested positive [...]

Keyren Tzib’s Bail Petition Postponed Pending Psychiatric Evaluation

Keyren Tzib, on remand for manslaughter, was in Supreme Court this morning for a second appearance in her petition for bail. Last week Friday Justice Troadio Gonzalez had adjourned the [...]

Sister of Thytis Blancaneaux Says Tzib Showed No Remorse

Tzib’s mother says that she is doing okay on remand because she is away from the things that terrorize her. She’s confident that everything will work out for her daughter [...]

Minerva Blancaneaux Says Tzib Needs Real Help…Not Incarceration

Blancaneaux says that her family is seeking closure for the death of their brother and son. But they also want Tzib to get the help she needs. According to Minerva [...]

Minister Hulse Blames Local Media for Bad International Press on WRH Rat

A rat in the incubator!  Not only have the jarring images gone viral but the story has made headlines across the world.  Undoubtedly, the recent incident involving a rodent biting [...]

Says KHMH Needs More Rigid Bill Collecting Procedure

Minister of Labor Godwin Hulse also touched on the proposed raise for employees of the K.H.M.H.  He rationalizes the salary increase in much the same way as the Prime Minister [...]

Health CEO Speaks on Eviction of Food Vendors

The recent eviction of vendors from the Western Regional Hospital, as part of an effort to rid the facility of a grave rodent infestation, has raised the ire of sellers [...]

No Timeline Given for Return of Vendors

While there is no timeline for the re-positioning of the vendors, Doctor Allen told the media earlier today that while the Belmopan City Council empathizes with them, the mayor and his councilors also [...]

MoH Will Not Comment on Nolberta Sanchez Investigation

Nolberta Sanchez died at the K.H.M.H. on September tenth after undergoing surgery several hours earlier in Belmopan, where she gave birth to a child via caesarian section.  When doctors at [...]

Fate of Lucia Cal Investigation Mired in Bureaucracy

The proverbial buck, the outcome of all the scandals that have besieged the Western Regional Hospital since the beginning of the year, stops at the Minister of Health.  He, in [...]

Healthy Living looks at Caribbean Wellness Week

Caribbean Wellness Week is being celebrated under the theme: Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Aging. Several activities have been scheduled for this week to encourage Belizeans to adopt healthy lifestyle changes. Today, [...]

No Update in Allegation of Negligence at WRH

Tonight there is little progress in the tragic death of twenty-nine year old Nolberta Sanchez. The mother of four died at the K.H.M.H. after giving birth to a healthy child [...]

Accident Victim Desperately Needs Blood before K.H.M.H. Will Operate

On September third, an elderly woman was struck by a motorist while walking along the Phillip Goldson Highway near mile two.  Maria Dolores Castro was severely injured during the accident, [...]

Hospital Symposium Kicks Off in Belize City

The Belize Hospital Symposium 2015 commenced today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. The event is the first of its kind in the jewel and was organized by Sagicor [...]

Does Belize Have Adequate Health Facilities?

But does Belize have the adequate facilities in place to deal with health conditions that are on the rise? According to Vice President of Group Insurance for Sagicor Life Inc, [...]

WRH Food Vendors Evicted Because of Rat Infestation

Rats and snakes at the Western Regional Hospital….even the international media has been covering the scandalous state of affairs of the hospital. Today, it was about the hospital’s laundry found [...]

Health Inspector Says Vendors Had to Go as WRH Implements New Measures

The letter was issued to the vendors on Friday following a notice that the hospital administration was requesting a meeting with them.  That meeting never happened and they were in [...]

P.U.P. Leader Calls for Head of Minister of Health

By now, a video showing a large rat inside a sterile incubator at the Western Regional Hospital just after it bit a newborn has gone viral. Even before that, the [...]

MoH Marin Says Western Regional Managers are to Blame

Where the rats are concerned, though, Minister of Health Pablo Marin takes no blame. He heaps that squarely on the shoulders of Western Regional Manager, Melinda Guerra, and Administrator, Bernadette [...]

Family Claims Hospital Negligence in Maternal Death

On Thursday, news broke that a mother of four from Big Falls had died at the K.H.M.H. after surgery at the Western Regional Hospital. Nolberta Sanchez was haemorrhaging profusely after [...]

Officials Says Intensive Investigation Underway

This morning, there was a critical meeting at the Western Regional Hospital concerning the tragic case of Nolberta Sanchez. We’re told it included all those who tended to her, as [...]

New Operating Theatre for the Corozal Community Hospital

Today, when we spoke to Minister of Health Pablo Marin, we did so at a most auspicious occasion – the opening of a brand-new operating theatre at the Corozal Community [...]

Who Stole Surgical Equipment from Corozal Hospital?

While the operating theatre is no doubt a boon for the hospital, there is already a black cloud hanging over its opening. About a week ago one of the surgical [...]