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Fewer COVID Cases, but Belize Remains Far From an All-Clear

Several government officials have confirmed that there should be an adjustment to the existing COVID-19 regulations at the start of next month.  We don’t know the details of those changes [...]

Prez Biden’s Executive Order on International Travel Affects Tourism Countries

On Thursday, the new U.S. President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders within his first twenty-four hours in office.  But one of those executive orders can have grave [...]

70K COVID Tests Conducted in Belize

Initially, Belize’s health and tourism sector were already preparing for the testing requirements for return travel to the United States.  The Ministry of Health approved additional COVID-19 testing sites in [...]

Taiwan Donates 15,000 COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests

Thanks to the Taiwanese Embassy in Belize, there can be even more rapid test drives. That’s because, on Thursday, the Embassy of Taiwan handed over a donation of fifteen thousand [...]

U.D.P. Not Oppose to Re-opening of CZL Free Zone, but Wants Details

The Corozal Free Zone reopens on February first.  The reopening is one of the campaign promises that the P.U.P. made before the election.  Since the new government made the decision, [...]

Preparing for CFZ’s Grand Reopening

According to Acting Director of Health Services Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is still consulting with stakeholders ahead of the reopening, but the final say rests [...]

Corozal Mayor Renegotiates Contract with Imer Hernandez

On Wednesday, Corozal Mayor Rigoberto Vellos renegotiated the one point three-seven-seven million-dollar contract with U.D.P. contractor Imer Hernandez. The agreement was signed between the former U.D.P. Mayor Hilberto Campos and [...]

Dennis Robinson Executed in Front of His House in Dangriga!

During news time on Wednesday night, shots rang out in the Monument Site area of Dangriga. A fisherman, Dennis Robinson, from the area had been gunned down. The family believes [...]

When Will the Curfew End?

The United Democratic Party today called a press conference to address matters of national importance.  It was held at the party’s headquarters on Youth for the Future Drive in Belize [...]

Opposition Leader Faber Slams P.U.P. Government over COVID Tests

The opposition also criticized the Briceño administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Opposition Leader Patrick Faber blasts the government for continuously politicizing the pandemic and blaming the past U.D.P. administration.  [...]

Faber Comments on Montero and Allegations of Corruption

From COVID to alleged corruption. Opposition Leader Patrick Faber was asked about his colleague, former Minister of Works Rene Montero.  The government wants Montero to face criminal charges for alleged [...]

U.D.P. Assists First Time Land Owners to Make Payments

After the People’s United Party won the November general elections, the Lands Department locked down as rumors of U.D.P. cronies taking documents from the office in Belmopan surfaced.  It was [...]

M.L.A. Goes Before the C.C.J.; A New Land Rights Commission to be Formed

The indigenous communities in the south have collectively prevailed in the courts since they initiated legal action against the Government of Belize in the nineties. The fight has always been [...]

A New Day for Indigenous People’s Affairs in Belize

Upon assuming office in November of last year, the People’s United Party created a specific ministerial portfolio for Indigenous People’s Affairs.  That responsibility was given to Belize Rural Central area [...]

Respect for the Customary Governance Institutions of the Mayas

In acknowledging government’s solemn undertaking, M.L.A. spokesperson Cristina Coc says that they are elated by the newfound will to respect and recognize the traditional institutions of the indigenous community.   [...]

Dr. Dame Minita Gordon Laid to Rest at the Lord Ridge Cemetery

The principal streets of Belize City were lined with spectators this morning, as a funeral procession rarely seen in the history of the country made its way to the Lord [...]

What Can GOB About PUC’s Purchase of Old Mirab Building?

The previous Public Utilities Commission’s decision to purchase the old Mirab building on North Front Street in 2019 raised many questions. Under former chairman John Avery, the P.U.C. purchased the [...]

Minister of Transport Explains Maga Season Terminations

On January fifteenth, the Ministry of Transport terminated twenty-four employees at the Novelo’s Bus Terminal in Belize City. Their dismissal comes at the height of maga season and particularly when [...]

Unemployment and Bad Financial State

In responding to the terminations at the Ministry of Transport, Prime Minister John Briceño also spoke on the general issue of employment in these times of austerity where there simply [...]

Home Affairs Minister speaks on crime and unemployment

With so many unemployed, one of the growing concerns is that it will lead to an increase in crime. In an interview today with the Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem [...]

A Snapshot of Belize’s COVID Situation, One Month Later

The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Belize appears to be on the decline. Today the Ministry of Health reported twenty-seven new cases and three new deaths, and a [...]

A new S.I. is coming next month!

As for the Covid-19 regulations outlined in December’s Statutory Instrument, the Minister of Health had already confirmed that new regulations will be coming at the start of February. So, what [...]

Second Day of National Mourning: A Viewing at Government House

The heavy downpour over Belize City today made the second national day of mourning to honor Belize’s first Governor General feel even more somber.  The rains forced slight adjustments in [...]

Mike Bou-Nahra Explains the Sale of Mirab Building to P.U.C.

On Monday, we reported a leaked letter sent by the new Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission to attorney Andrew Marshalleck.  Chairman Molina is seeking legal advice regarding a sale [...]

Sold for $10.3M, But What Did P.U.C. Receive?

So what was included in the package that the P.U.C. purchased?  According to the businessman, the Mirab building, including the property it sits on, and an open lot adjacent to [...]