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Second Round of Payment for Unemployment Relief

As many as eighty-three thousand persons applied for the Unemployment Relief by the time the portal closed. A second round of now payment is being prepared for persons eligible to [...]

Financial Assistance is Slow to Come By

There have been complaints from recipients that the second tranche of payment has been slow to come by, since many received their first hundred and fifty dollar payout back in [...]

Open the Gyms!

Last Friday, Mark Neal, the owner of Body 2000 Gym, appeared in magistrate’s court along with four others to answer charges related to violations of the state of emergency regulations.  [...]

Delivery Man Charged under S.O.E.; Says He was Working

Mason Berry, the owner of a delivery service in the west, feels that he may have been singled out and unfairly charged under the state of emergency regulations. Berry says [...]

Revenue Stream Update from Belize City Mayor

While we were with the Belize City Mayor today, the media asked for an update on the revenue streams at the Council. In April when the state of emergency was [...]

ComPol Williams Visits Santa Cruz to Put a Stop to Contraband

The village of Santa Cruz up north is a haven for contrabandistas and a way of life for the villagers.  Santa Cruz sits immediately in front of the Mexican community [...]

ComPol Speaks on Policing During the SOE

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that it is not easier policing during the state of emergency than it is under normal circumstances. He says that it is actually more [...]

ComPol on Extension of S.O.E.

On the topic of the state of emergency, an online site conducted an interview with Commissioner of Police Chester Williams last week where he is quoted as saying; “I would [...]

CitCo Donates to the Elderly at Sister Cecilia

On a positive note, life at the Sister Cecilia Home for the Elderly will be more comfortable for the vulnerable population who has to adhere to the strict guidelines imposed [...]

Frontline Workers and Police Officers Get Pantry from Indian Community

Saving the best for last…today the Belize Indian Community issued its last batch of vouchers as a part of its pantry programme to assist those affected by COVID-19.  The recipients, [...]

Environmental Advocate Passes Away

The environmental community is without one of its member tonight. Doctor Candy Gonzalez passed away over the weekend.  Gonzalez was the founder of the Belize Institute of Environmental Law and [...]

American Croc Starves with a Stomach Full of Plastics

An American crocodile was found on the brink of death on the north side of Ambergris Caye over the weekend.  He was eventually euthanized because his condition was too far [...]

FECTAB is a House Divided: Are Personal Interests Taking Lead?

For years, we have been covering the loud noises coming from the leaders of FECTAB, the Federation of Cruise Tourism Associations of Belize on all things related to tourism. But tonight, [...]

Tourism Stakeholders Need G.O.B. to Help with Accessing Long Term Low Interest Loans

Tourism was the first sector to start showing the impacts of COVID-19. Hotels and resorts in prime tourism destinations such as Placencia, San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Hopkins and the Cayo [...]

Local Tourism Won’t Make Money, But Will Likely Boost Morale

As you know, with the ease of restrictions, domestic tourism is being promoted as a first step to open up the industry. Stakeholders are offering great deals for Belizeans to [...]

Salary Cuts at B.T.L.

Unemployment is growing due to COVID-19 and most companies have had to offer salary cuts to employees and reduce work hours to be able to stay in business. The cuts [...]

Are There Illegal Crossings Happening in Arenal?

Today marks thirty-seven days straight without any active case of COVID-19 in Belize.  And while this is good news for the country as it continues to relax restriction measures, the [...]

Nigel Petillo – “Where Does a Land Owner Pop Up From?”

There has been a turn of events in respect of a huge tract of land on the George Price Highway. The Belmopan Land Development Corporation has come forward to claim [...]

Belmopan Land Development Corporation Claims Cotton Tree Land

According to Ysaguirre, the land in question had been tangled in the courts for a number of years and a decision was eventually handed down in favour of Belmopan Land [...]

Patrick Faber Remains Ready to Lead the U.D.P.

Since we had the Minister of Education on hand, the media queried about his leadership bid. Faber is one of four persons who have entered his name in the leadership [...]

Repatriation Process for Displaced Belizean Abroad Commences

The repatriation process for displaced Belizeans overseas to return home is in the making.  Belize has not recorded another positive case for COVID-19 for more than thirty days and the [...]

What’s the Cost of Quarantine? $110 Per Day!

Belizeans who return home will be required to go into mandatory quarantine at a chosen hotel. They will bear the cost of that quarantine and according to C.E.O. Lou-Anne Burns [...]

Would Belizeans Returning Home Will Be Able To Self Quarantine?

According to C.E.O. Martinez, those returning home will need to adhere to strict safety guidelines. The choice to self-quarantine will be given only to a selected few after they meet [...]

Repatriation Process Can Take A Few Days

The repatriation process for Belizeans will not be achieved over night. According to C.E.O. Martinez, the process can take a few days or even a week. Martinez is asking for [...]

Security Guard Found Dead in Hotel Bathroom

We don’t normally report on suicide, but today a shooting incident brought to light the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic may be having on persons struggling with mental health issues, [...]