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Aerators in New River are Effective, but Concerns Grow as Rains Flush Pollution into Corozal Bay

There is an update tonight on the condition of the New River; the Department of Environment is reporting a level of success with the installation of aerators at various points [...]

Environment, Featured | Sep 20, 2019 | 0Comments

 

Government Allocates Funds for the Work on the New River

Government Allocates Funds for the Work on the New River

D.O.E. has additional long-term work in the months ahead. Deputy Chief Environmental Officer, Edgar Ek says that part of the plan includes further studies of the sediments that have sunk [...]...

Ministry of Health Assessing Health of Residents along the New River

Ministry of Health Assessing Health of Residents along the New River

Over the past two months, the health of the New River deteriorated exponentially. Aside from visible changes in its physical aspect, a strong stench of rotting eggs, which is hydrogen [...]...

Woman from Southern Belize Dies after Contracting Dengue

Woman from Southern Belize Dies after Contracting Dengue

The family of a woman from southern Belize is claiming that a loved one died due to dengue. An outbreak was detected months ago and the number of cases continues [...]...

Dr. Marvin Manzanero: Seek Medical Attention to Avoid Critical Situations

Dr. Marvin Manzanero: Seek Medical Attention to Avoid Critical Situations

As we reported earlier this week, Stann Creek is showing the second highest rate of dengue infections in the country. A total of one thousand nine hundred clinically confirmed cases [...]...

Police Issue Wanted Poster for Suspect in Belmopan Double Murder

Police Issue Wanted Poster for Suspect in Belmopan Double Murder

The police needs assistance in locating nineteen-year-old Jose Salvador Alfaro Chavez; he is nineteen-year-old and from El Salvador.  Alfaro Chavez is wanted in connection with the murder of cousins Gruver [...]...

Attorney Says Nelson Espinosa was Beaten to Confess to Murder

Attorney Says Nelson Espinosa was Beaten to Confess to Murder

On Thursday afternoon, twenty-two-year-old Harmonyville resident, Nelson Espinosa was arraigned for the heinous murder of nineteen-year-old Adamir Choc. It is believed that Choc was sexually assaulted and murdered in a [...]...

Belize Vulnerable to “Sudden Stop” in Investment Flows

Belize Vulnerable to “Sudden Stop” in Investment Flows

A U.S. news outlet has published a list of countries considered vulnerable to professional scammers and Belize made the list. The article, published by WKZO FM in Michigan says that [...]...

C.E.O. says K.H.M.H. Staff Not Pensionable

C.E.O. says K.H.M.H. Staff Not Pensionable

Chief Executive Officer for the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority, Michelle Cox-Hoare, stuck to her position today, reiterating that the staff at the hospital is not pensionable. The recently formed [...]...

K.H.M.H. Workers Union to Take Pension Issue to Court

K.H.M.H. Workers Union to Take Pension Issue to Court

The K.H.M.H. Workers Union has lawyered up and hired the services of Nazira Myles of Myles and Banner law firm.  Myles sent a letter to the C.E.O. on September sixth [...]...

More Trouble Brewing at K.H.M.H.

More Trouble Brewing at K.H.M.H.

The K.H.M.H. Workers Union is also dealing with another issue. A meeting was held this evening among medical officers who, as we understand, are experiencing labour-related issues. Union President Lidia Alpuche [...]...

P.S.U. Says the Ministry of Health is the Worst Place to Work

P.S.U. Says the Ministry of Health is the Worst Place to Work

The Public Service Union has issued an update to its members on the recently concluded familiarization tour by new president, Gerald Henry at government ministries. And it is not pretty. [...]...

Bail for Men Busted with Large Amount of Weed in Corozal

Bail for Men Busted with Large Amount of Weed in Corozal

Two men busted in Corozal with a large quantity of marijuana were granted Supreme Court bail on Thursday in the sum of ten thousand dollars each. They are taxi-driver, Nestor [...]...

A Peaceful Protest in Belmopan

A Peaceful Protest in Belmopan

Crime was the heart of a protest in Belmopan today. A small group focused on the high level of crime and the pain endured by families of murder victims. But [...]...

A Breakdown of Industries Most Affected by Drought

A Breakdown of Industries Most Affected by Drought

As much as fifty million dollars have been lost in produce by farmers due to drought. Sugar, corn and the livestock industries have taken a huge blow and production of [...]...

Building Climate Resilient Infrastructure Amid Extended Dry Weather

Building Climate Resilient Infrastructure Amid Extended Dry Weather

The government has sought financial assistance from the World Bank to build climate resilient infrastructure, including roads and bridges, across the country.  The initiative precedes the existing drought; however, the [...]...

Is Insurance for Farmers Coming to Belize?

Is Insurance for Farmers Coming to Belize?

Insurance in the agriculture sector is uncommon as it is considered a risky undertaking for any institution providing financial protection against loss or harm.  Notwithstanding the chances of loss to [...]...

National Gas Company Says its Presence Will Enhance Opportunities for Current Suppliers

National Gas Company Says its Presence Will Enhance Opportunities for Current Suppliers

The National Gas Company says that its presence in the supply chain for butane will not disrupt the distribution and retail sector and adds that regulated wholesale prices and quality [...]...

Annual Children Rally Celebrates Patriotism

Annual Children Rally Celebrates Patriotism

On the eve of Independence, primary school students all over the country were encouraged to have appreciation for patriotism and love for country. In Belize City, the Civic was packed [...]...

K.H.M.H. Celebrating 24 Years of Service

K.H.M.H. Celebrating 24 Years of Service

This year, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is celebrating twenty-four years of service. The national referral hospital began operations in 1995 and since then, services have expanded and infrastructure has [...]...

Emergency Assistance to Farmers Impacted by Drought

Emergency Assistance to Farmers Impacted by Drought

At a very lengthy press conference that went through the lunch hour today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that a state of emergency is to be declared in parts of [...]...

Opposition Leader Comments on G.O.B.’s Plan to Assist Farmers

Opposition Leader Comments on G.O.B.’s Plan to Assist Farmers

While this is not the first occasion that drought has affected the agricultural sector, it is certainly the worse. The government’s plan to work with Central Bank and local banks [...]...

Mother of 6 is Gunned Down Inside Her House in Santa Elena

Mother of 6 is Gunned Down Inside Her House in Santa Elena

There is heightened tension in San Elena, Cayo tonight where a mother of six was killed on Wednesday night. Mirna Young was with her family at home when she was [...]...

Harmonyville Resident Nelson Espinosa is Arraigned for the Murder of Adamir Choc

Harmonyville Resident Nelson Espinosa is Arraigned for the Murder of Adamir Choc

The mother of Adamir Choc arrived in front of the courtroom in Belmopan today minutes after the murder suspect was taken away in the pan of a police pickup truck. [...]...

Still No Arrests in Belmopan Double Murder

Still No Arrests in Belmopan Double Murder

Investigation continues in the Belmopan double murder of minors Gruver Delgado and Herman Valladarez. The two cousins were gunned down after delivering freshly made tortillas. While several persons of interests [...]...