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COVID-19 Hits City Hall, Belize City Mayor to be Tested

At one-twenty-five this morning, a fourth case of COVID-19 was confirmed following a battery of tests of twenty-five persons.  The announcement was made before nine o’clock this morning to the [...]

Mayor Earl Trapp on Cayo COVID-19 Case

At least twenty persons have been included so far in the mapping exercise relating to the fourth person carrying the virus; this includes his immediate family members and those individuals [...]

Travel Ban in Effect Internally; Easter is Off

The month-long state of emergency is on its second day and includes a restriction on all out-district travel.  With Easter vacation only a week away, plans to visit other parts [...]

Belizeans Abroad to be Prohibited Re-entry

The National Oversight Committee, a multi-agency taskforce chaired by Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Opposition Leader John Briceño, has together agreed that all frontier points and ports of entry must [...]

MOH Undertakes Mapping for COVID-19 Patient Four

This afternoon, the Director of Health Services provided more details to the fourth case of the corona virus. Mapping started soon after the results were known involving the San Ignacio [...]

MOH Provides an Update on COVID-19 Testing

One hundred and forty persons have been tested from all over the country for the corona virus. Four are positive: two in san Pedro, one in Belize City and now [...]

COVID-19 Unemployment Relief Application is Ready!

Thousands have been left jobless in the tourism industry, as well as other sectors, as business comes to a halt. So, in Belize City and the districts, the unemployed persons [...]

Thousands Apply at S.S.B. for COVID-19 Unemployment Relief

As you heard, today many unemployed Belizeans applied for the COVID-19 unemployment relief from the government. We spoke with General Manager of Corporate and Customer Relations, Chandra Cansino about this [...]

DHS Speaks on Masks & Ventilators

As you know, during the Ask the Experts webcast the panelists field questions from the public. Two of the frequently asked questions today were about the use of masks and [...]

To Mask or Not To Mask?

Every sector is grappling with the impacts of COVID-19; municipalities are no exception. In Orange Walk, Mayor Kevin Bernard says the town council is adjusting to survive the months ahead [...]

COVID-19 Affecting Revenue Stream for City/Town Councils

Orange Walk Mayor Kevin Bernard is pleading to Prime Minister Dean Barrow to afford city and town councils across the district financial relief. Most councils have closed down and only [...]

To Date, 3 Cases of COVID-19 in Belize

As the one-month national curfew goes into effect at eight o’clock tonight, the good news is that there are no new addition cases of COVID-19.  The most recent samples carried [...]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Corozal

Up north in Corozal Town, lines formed at supermarkets and banks as residents conducted last minute shopping, prior to the start of the curfew. But on Wednesday, a few miles [...]

What’s Up With the Corozal Subvention from G.O.B.?

The economic slowdown is not only affecting central government, but the nine municipalities in the country. While G.O.B. can access international funding, the councils require funding for their recurrent expenses. [...]

Are Municipal Councils Essential Services?

Earlier you heard that municipalities are facing uncertainty on government subventions. Streams of revenue from traffic and property taxes are drying up and collections have dipped considerably. Under the state [...]

Chinese Association Donates Five Thousand Face Masks

An initial donation of five thousand face masks was made by the Belize Chinese Association to the police department, the Ministry of Health, as well as the Karl Heusner Memorial [...]

One Thousand Additional Masks for Police

According to ComPol Chester Williams, an additional one thousand reusable masks are being acquired through the assistance of a private businessman.   Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police “The protection of [...]

National State of Emergency is Just a Few Hours Away

It has been thirty-nine years since the last state of emergency of this kind was imposed, but at midnight, a national shutdown will kick in across the country placing restrictions [...]

Essential Workers, with Limitations, Allowed Movement During State of Emergency

The state of emergency includes a strict curfew from eight p.m. until five a.m.  During these hours, only some essential workers will be allowed to be out, but their movement [...]

Chester Williams: No More Warnings, Persons Now Being Charged for Not Adhering to Laws

As you know, a number of persons are already facing charges for not observing social distancing as is required at this time to contain the spread of COVID-19.   To ensure [...]

Returning Belizeans Up North Are Quarantined at a Hotel in Corozal Town

Even though all entry points have been closed, Belizeans cannot be left stateless and are allowed to re-enter the country.  But because persons returning from countries where the COVID-19 is [...]

ComPol Says Police Need to Know Who is in Quarantine

As you have seen, the B.D.F. is on guard at a hotel up north where a number of persons are on mandatory quarantine. This morning, the commissioner said the police [...]

MOH Threatens Pharmacies Selling 2 Medications

Today, the Director of Health Services came down hard on any pharmacy that is selling two medications: hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. It is reported that a number of persons have been [...]

Make Your S.S.B. Submissions Online!

The Social Security Board was a representative on today’s ‘Ask the Experts’ live webcast. General Manager of Corporate and Customer Relations Chandra Cansino spoke about social security’s arrangements for the [...]

Sick Benefit Claims Submission Timeline Extended!

And for those who may get sick and want to submit their paperwork – well, that those persons don’t have to hurry to do so. Cansino says that they have [...]