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The Bottle of Malathion Used to Poison San Vicente Village Was Illegally Imported

The person, who attempted to poison almost two thousand residents of San Vicente Village, Toledo District sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning last week, has still not been arrested. [...]

U.S. Military Brings Medical Care to Orange Walk District

As many as eight hundred and seventy-nine residents of Orange Walk District are benefiting from medical care provided by the United States Southern Command’s Joint Task Force.  At the conclusion [...]

M.O.H.W. Speaks on COVID Clusters in Schools

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is making certain safety recommendations to schools in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases. The ministry is not recommending that schools close for [...]

Omicron BA.2 Confirmed as Dominant Strain in Belize

Belize is facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections and the ministry is stepping up its surveillance efforts. As of Wednesday evening, over six hundred active COVID-19 cases were being [...]

Social Events Still Permitted, No New Measures

In less than seven days, the National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds in Belmopan is expected to draw a multitude of visitors from across the country for three days of [...]

All Clear for Water in San Vicente

San Vicente residents now have safe potable water to use. Dr. Diaz-Musa confirmed that health inspectors visited the community and have given the all clear.   Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa, Director [...]

How Severe is the Effects of Omicron BA.2 Strain?

One of the most important questions on the minds of Belizeans at this time has to do with the severity of the Omicron BA.2 variant. To get some insight on [...]

Dr. Cuellar to Event Planner: “Go Ahead and Plan”

Dr. Cuellar also chimed in on the matter of public events. He, too, is not against these events being hosted. Dr. Cuellar is of the view that the economy must [...]

Dr. Cuellar Encourages Vaccines and Booster as Personal Protection

Dr. Cuellar also recommended that more Belizeans take advantage of vaccines and booster shots. While there is an expectation that COVID-19 cases will increase over the weeks to come, Dr. [...]

San Vicente Water System Contaminated with Malathion Pesticide

Today, News Five spoke with Principal Public Health Inspector John Bodden about the situation in San Vicente Village, Toledo where six residents had to be hospitalized after ingesting poison that [...]

Still No “ALL CLEAR” for San Vicente Water System

Anybody exhibiting symptoms such as vomiting, shortness of breath, headache, diarrhea or cramps are asked to access the nearest medical facility for treatment.  The principal public health inspector says that [...]

COVID-19 Infections and Death Rising Across Region

The Pan American Health Organization has issued some alarming data about the rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths across the region. PAHO held a press conference today where it sought [...]

Rise in COVID Cases across the Americas, “A Wake Up Call”

Dr. Etienne says the rise in cases should be a wakeup call for countries across the region. She suggests that people remain masked up and keep their social distance practices, [...]

School Closure Caused by COVID Has Significant Impact on Children’s Learning Capacity

School closure as a result of the COVID pandemic has had a significant impact on the learning capacity of children in the Caribbean. Today, the World Bank joined regional officials [...]

San Vicente Rural Water System Contaminated by Resident

Six residents of San Vicente Village in Toledo are hospitalized and are being monitored in Punta Gorda after they began exhibiting symptoms of being poisoned. Today, C.E.O. in the Ministry [...]

Ministry of Health & Wellness and Police Department Involved

Today, personnel from the ministry are on the ground in San Vicente Village monitoring and assessing the situation and providing clean and safe water to the residents. The Ministry of [...]

A Salt Reduction/Healthy Eating Campaign to Observe World Hypertension Day

Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer” – it’s the theme for this year’s World Hypertension Day, which is observed annually on May seventeenth.  In an effort to raise [...]

Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure

Generally, the standard for “normal” blood pressure is one-twenty over eighty. But the data shows that high blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for heart disease. Referred to [...]

Bomb Threat at the K.H.M.H.

Nurses Week ended with a scare that sent the medical staff at the K.H.M.H., as well as dozens of patients, scrambling for safety. Patients in wheelchairs, some in beds still [...]

Mentally Ill Patient Made Call of Bomb Threat

But who could have made such a threat on the poor man’s hospital that provides tertiary care medical treatment to the entire country? Doctor Andre Sosa, the Chair of the [...]

Bomb Threats Tests the Hospital’s Capacity to Manage Disasters

According to Doctor Andre Sosa, the incident, while callous, is being taken as an opportunity for the institution to test its capacity to manage in the case of a natural [...]

Minister of Health Recognizes Sacrificial Work of Nurses

This week was celebrated as Nurses’ Week, under the theme “Nurses: A Voice to Lead-Invest in Nursing and Respect Rights to Secure Global Health. In the house today, Kevin Bernard, [...]

Prime Minister Jon Briceño Speaks on COVID Response in Caribbean at Global Summit

World leaders today participated in the second Global COVID-19 Summit, convened by United States President Joe Biden. At the event, Prime Minister John Briceño, as CARICOM Chair, spoke about the [...]

Briceño Said COVID Shrunk the Caribbean Economy Significantly

Briceño called on everyone to apply what we know works in combating the COVID spread, pointing to the crippling effects the virus has had on the regional economy.   Prime [...]

COVID Positivity Rate Doubles

The COVID-19 positivity rate has more than doubled in the last four days. Health experts are monitoring the number of positive results from the tests administered daily, in order to [...]