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Belize Testing Samples to Identify Stains of COVID-19

From concerns about new travel regulations to the growing concerns about the highly infectious new strain of the novel coronavirus, first detected in the UK last September.  Experts say the [...]

Preparations Ahead of Free Zone Reopening

As we reported on Tuesday, in two weeks, after almost a year of dormancy, the Corozal Free Zone will reopen for business. Viewers will recall that in the first quarter [...]

UNICEF Donates Over $157K Worth of PPE Supplies to G.O.B.

UNICEF handed over to the Ministries of Human Development and Health and Wellness P.P.E. supplies to support the national response to COVID-19. On Wednesday, two containers filled with synthetic blankets, [...]

Living with COVID-19; the Psychological Effects

The psychological effects of the novel coronavirus are not limited to a victim, but can be experienced by an entire household and the population on a whole. Whether it has [...]

Healthy Living: Cayo Dialysis Clinic

A new health clinic opened its doors in the West on Wednesday. It will offer a much-needed service to a very high-risk population and relieve them of risky inter-district travel.  [...]

Dengue Cases Declined Significantly in 2020

2020 was a dreadful year for many, and we are all happy to leave that year in the past. But not everything was bad. Some good news from last year [...]

Dr. Baldomino Barboza – Another Victim of COVID-19

Another frontline healthcare worker has lost the battle with COVID-19. He is a well-known Doctor Baldomino Barboza, who was originally from Libertad Village in Corozal. Today, the Ministry of Health [...]

Ingrid Vega Recounts COVID-19 Battle

On December twenty-fourth, we showed you the touching video of Ingrid Vega, wife of late David ‘Dido’ Vega, as she left the Belize Healthcare Partners Limited following her battle with [...]

Ingrid Vega Speaks on Her Husband’s Death

Ingrid Vega was intubated on December twelfth, one day after her husband, newly elected area representative of Corozal Bay David ‘Dido’ Vega, died.  Forty-seven-year-old Dido was intubated about a week [...]

Teenage Cancer Patient Needs Your Help!

A teenager in Succotz needs your help to seek medical attention in Guatemala. Thirteen-year-old Kendra Avalos was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer a few years ago. In 2015 she [...]

Orlando Quan Sr. Loses Battle to COVID-19

And this unfortunate update, earlier this week, told you about the Quan’s family appeal for blood donors. Orlando Quan Senior was hospitalized with severe COVID-19 and needed blood transfusions and [...]

Rapid COVID-19 Drive Restarted Across the Country

Sixty-one thousand, five hundred and eleven COVID-19 tests have been conducted as of today. Eleven thousand, one hundred and fifty-two cases have been confirmed with two hundred and sixty-seven deaths, [...]

Healthy Living: Extreme Weight Loss

For many of us, we are happy to put behind us the memories of 2020. But the year of the onset of the global pandemic wasn’t all bad for everyone. [...]

COVID Outbreak at Palm View Center Contained

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Palm View Center has been contained.  The Ministry of Health and Wellness confirmed on Tuesday that twenty-one residents and seven staff tested positive for the [...]

COVID-19 Numbers Fluctuating

On Tuesday, the country recorded eighty-one new COVID-19 cases, putting the total to eleven thousand and eighteen confirmed cases.  Out of that number, five hundred and thirty cases remain active.  [...]

COVID-19 Cases in OW and Coro Decreasing

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Orange Walk and Corozal districts has been decreasing. The spread of the virus is slowly controlled. Travel to and within these two [...]

“Monchi” Cervantes Quarantined after Testing Positive for COVID-19

Orange Walk North Area Representative Ramon “Monchi” Cervantes is the sixth P.U.P. area rep to tests positive for COVID-19.  The Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign [...]

Orlando Quan Sr. Fights Against COVID-19

While Cervantes is quarantining and expected to recover, the situation is not so fortunate for a Belize City businessman. Orlando Quan Senior is intubated at a private medical facility in [...]

COVID-19 Outbreak at Palm View Center

There is a COVID-19 outbreak at the Palm View Center in the Capital.  Late this evening, the Ministry of Health and Wellness issued a release confirming the unfortunate situation at [...]

COVID-19 Pandemic Affecting B.S.I. Factory

The country has recorded ten thousand, nine hundred and thirty-eight cases of COVID-19.  With more than ten thousand recovered patients, five hundred and eighty-seven remain active.  The Corozal and Orange [...]

PAHO Donates 94,975 Antigen Tests to Belize’s COVID-19 Efforts

The Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, has donated ninety-four thousand, nine hundred and seventy-five antigen tests with antigen controls and rapid diagnostic test analyzers.  This is to increase the lab [...]

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Almost 11K

Six additional COVID-19 deaths were recorded on the final day of 2020 and over the weekend two additional deaths were also reported. Seven new COVID-19 deaths were reported today, bringing [...]

Joycelin Moguel Gives Birth to First Baby in 2021

The first baby of 2021 was delivered at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City.  Weighing in at nine pounds four ounces, baby Bryce was born to thirty-year-old Joycelin [...]

Ministry of Health and Wellness Closely Monitoring O.W. and Corozal Districts

Travel restrictions across district lines in Orange Walk and Corozal are still in place. Both districts have continued to record an increasing number of COVID-19 cases, with Orange Walk having [...]

M.O.H.W. Monitoring COVID-19 Mutation

As we leave behind the dreadful 2020 year, we enter 2021 with a new strain of the COVID-19 virus. The new strain was first reported in the United Kingdom where [...]