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Ebola Scare Off the Coast of Belize City!

The possibility of a threat from the deadly Ebola virus placed the nation on edge on Thursday night, but tonight there is a sigh of relief. The scare started when [...]

Carnival Magic Passenger is Quarantined Onboard Cruise Ship

Prime Minister Dean Barrow was also at this morning’s press conference to quell fears. He reiterated that if there had been any way at all that he could have assisted [...]

P.M. Barrow Says No to Medevac from P.G.I.A.

Barrow says that he thought that was the end of the matter, until he was informed later in the day that the plane was in the air. But despite the [...]

West African Visitors Banned from Landing in Belize

A regional response to the threat of Ebola in the Caribbean earlier this week, prompted several island nations, including the government of St. Lucia and Jamaica to restrict the influx [...]

Ministry of Health Outlines Comprehensive Response to Ebola Threat

The immediate implementation of those new immigration policies is one prong of G.O.B.’s preparation for the threat of Ebola. The Ministry of Health, in the face of Thursday’s wake up [...]

Quarantine Area to be Set Up at P.G.I.A.

The order for seven hundred and fifty hazmat kits has already been placed through the Pan American Health Organization. The order will be some time in coming, since those kits [...]

Will There Be Any Repercussions for Belize’s Rejection of Cruise Ship Passengers?

Will there be repercussions for rejecting a U.S. request to allow the quarantined passenger to be brought on shore? The government was being assured that the lab technician was low [...]

US State Department Disappointed in Belize’s Decision to Decline Request

While P.M. Barrow doesn’t expect repercussions, the U.S. State Department has expressed disappointment in that decision not to have the cruise ship passengers disembarked and flown out from the P.G.I.A.  [...]

Ministry of Tourism Kicks Ebola Mitigation Plan Into High Gear

While the scare of Ebola washing up on the shores of Belize is very real, its impact on the tourism industry can be potentially devastating.  The multi-agency approach notwithstanding, the [...]

Passengers on Carnival Magic Disembark in Belize City Despite Ebola Threat Onboard

Social media went ballistic Thursday night following reports, factual and exaggerated, that there was a potential threat to Belize from a passenger on board the Carnival Magic. The wide-scale panic [...]

U.S. Air Ambulance Lands at P.G.I.A. Despite P.M.’s Persistence

But we go back to the issue of the air ambulance. While P.M. Barrow remained steadfast in his decision not to have the quarantined cruise passengers medically evacuated from the [...]

3 More Conservation Posts for Chiquibul National Park

While the eyes of the nation are fixated on a departing cruise ship and a perceived threat, on Saturday the organizers of a telethon are hoping that you’ll keep the [...]

B.D.F. Launches Operation Gallop

At least four times for the year, the Belize Defence Force carries out a large-scale operation called incisive gallop. Approximately one hundred soldiers, acting on intelligence, focus on one area [...]

B.D.F. Commander on Joint Belize-Guatemala Commission Meeting

A delegation from Belize, including government and opposition representatives as well as B.D.F. and Police commanders, travelled to Guatemala this past weekend to meet with their counterparts. At the end [...]

The Pulse of the People on Ebola Threat

Tonight, Carnival Magic is heading towards Galveston, Texas. But there were hours of high anxiety when news spread like wildfire that there was a possible threat of Ebola. We took [...]

Women In Politics, An Initiative by WIN-Belize

Even though there have been small steps, the odds are against women who want to become involved in the front lines of politics. One organization that wants to reverse these [...]