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Healthy Living: Anxiety Spikes in COVID-19 Era

The message from local health authorities has been clear; it is highly likely that at some time, Belize may face another wave of COVID-19.  While we continue to practice preventative [...]

Life Continues as Normal in Arenal Village, Despite Rise of COVID-19 Cases in Guatemala

The main border points remain closed, but illegal border crossings are still taking place because every week we get an update on how many persons are arrested and charged for [...]

CARICOM IMPACS Come Bearing Sanitary Supplies for Belize Central Prison

At the Philip Goldson International Airport this morning, a French aircraft touched down, bringing supplies that will be used by inmates at the Belize Central Prison. Everywhere, including the prisons, [...]

Anticipating the Reopening of the P.G.I.A.

Belize has entered its eighth week without recording a positive COVID-19 case. The closure of the P.G.I.A. and land borders has kept imported cases away and the work of frontline [...]

Belize Enters 8th Week since Last Positive COVID-19 Case

More than one thousand six hundred COVID-19 tests have been conducted and as of Tuesday afternoon, only two cases were under investigation. Belize continues with zero positive COVID-19 and is [...]

Adjusting to the New Normal Amid Coronavirus Threat

Businesses are finding new ways to provide customers with personal safety. In the downtown area of the City, Dibary, is one of the attractive places to shop. But due to [...]

Harmony Young Undergoes Surgery

Last week, we brought you the story of Harmony Young, a sixteen-year-old Belize City resident who was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour back in March of this year. Her [...]

Five Mexican Detained for Illegally Entering Belize

An additional forty-five samples were processed today for the corona virus and the Ministry of Health is reporting that all were negative. Belize has now entered its eight week since [...]

G.O.B. Reviewing Applications for Repatriation

Three government ministries have begun reviewing applications submitted by Belizeans stuck overseas due to the coronavirus and want to come back home. Close to five hundred applications have been received [...]

Director of Health Services Speaks on Quarantine Hotels

A number of Belizeans, who were employed in the cruise ship industry, has made it home. In their case, the cruise ship companies made the arrangements for their return and [...]

Belizeans Studying Abroad Determined to Complete Studies Despite Pandemic

Hundreds of Belizean students remain stranded in many countries due to the corona virus that spread so quickly they were unable to get back home. The P.G.I.A. and borders remain [...]

P.G.I.A. Won’t Reopen on July First

Today marks a record forty-six days since there are no new cases of coronavirus recorded in Belize and the prime minister took the occasion to address the nation on the [...]

No Date for International Flights as Yet

The Prime Minister also outlined that the re-opening of the P.G.I.A. hinges on rapid testing.  All appeared to be in place, but on Thursday, the International Air Transport Association is [...]

Belize’s Test Level Satisfactory to W.H.O. Standards

For seven weeks, Belize remains free of positive COVID-19 cases. Fifty-five tests conducted on Thursday returned negative for the novel coronavirus.  The Ministry of Health has been carrying out random [...]

Harmony Needs Your Help!

The family of sixteen-year-old Harmony Young has had to deal with her life threatening illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The young girl has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in [...]

Saint Catherine Academy Closing Off, Preparing for New School Year

Saint Catherine Academy in Belize City has notified its parents that they are closing off the school year on Friday, May twenty-ninth. This will allow for the school to continue [...]

Will New School Year Begin Earlier?

But will the new school year begin earlier in August rather than later? News Five confirmed today that a meeting with education officials and stakeholders will be held next week [...]

Chetumal Businesses Close at 5 p.m. to Stop the Spread of COVID-19!

Chetumal is locking up shop at five every evening and this is what it looks like at this time. This latest measure was taken by our neighbours in the north. [...]

Healthy Living: Autism in Pandemic

Whether it’s curfew hours, face masks, no graduation, no travel, COVID-19 has drastically uprooted all that was normal in our lives. And yes, these measures are meant to keep us [...]

Belizeans Trapped in Mexico, Not Able to Return Home

Turning to COVID-19…tonight the news is that there are still no new cases of the virus, but the repatriation of Belizeans is running into trouble as soon as it started. [...]

57 Persons in Mandatory Quarantine

So while many Belizean repatriates are trapped in neighbouring Guatemala and Mexico, fifty-seven persons who crossed into Belize in recent days are in quarantine.  The list includes the ten Belizeans [...]

Scaling Down Random Testing for COVID-19 in Belize

The Ministry of Health is scaling down its random testing for the coronavirus now that it is in week-seven without any new cases. The ministry has been randomly swabbing and [...]

Spiking COVID-19 Cases in the Region; Mexico Records 501 Deaths in 24 Hours

In the last twenty-four hours, the U.S. is reporting five thousand four hundred and eighty new cases with two hundred and fifty-six deaths. Closer to home, neighbouring countries, such as [...]

Week 7 without COVID-19 Cases; Residents Must Remain Health Conscious

In a one-on-one interview, Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero said that the good public health measures installed from the onset of the crisis has helped with the containment [...]

World No Tobacco Day and COVID-19

Forty-five percent of young people are consumers of tobacco products, be that cigarettes, vapes, electronic cigars and even hookahs. And it is a concern for the World Health Organization going [...]