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No New COVID-19 Infections; Belize Remains with 2 Positive Cases

Tonight, the country remains on the yellow phase, which is phase one of COVID-19.  There are still only two confirmed cases of the virus in Belize and both are in [...]

Update into COVID-19 Patients

So, as you heard just now, there are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The index patient and her mom remain in isolation on San Pedro.  As you know, those [...]

B.E.L. Reaches Out to Our Customers in Time of Crisis

Earlier this week, the Belize Electricity Limited said it was making a contribution of one million dollars to assist in combating the spread of COVID-19.  Now, the clamour on the [...]

Travellers Liquors Ltd. Produces Hand Sanitizers

If you have been checking at stores and pharmacies, you would be out of luck for hand sanitizers. The item has sold out just about everywhere, as consumers prepare for COVID-19. [...]

Challenging Times Ahead for Belize

There are two cases of COVID-19 in Belize, but the deadly virus is already having a toll on the way of life.  It is an enemy that attacks everyone from [...]

Opposition Leader Says Best Defense Against COVID-19 is Social Distancing

Opposition Leader John Briceño co-chairs the COVID-19 Task Force. Briceño today released a pre-recorded video message, addressing the challenging times that Belize and the population will be plunged into. As [...]

Briceño Says That “Days Ahead Will Not Be Easy”

According to Briceño, the task is daunting and the days ahead will not be easy. If the economy is to bounce back in the shortest possible time, the entire country [...]

MOH to Explore Other Testing Capabilities in the Near Future?

Almost ninety samples from across the country have been tested for COVID-19. The samples are sent exclusively to the Central Medical Laboratory in Belize City, which is the only certified [...]

DHS on Healthcare Workers and Compensation

The Ask the Experts session by the Ministry of Health is a good source for COVID-19 updates. One of the issues that came up a couple times was the compensation [...]

DHS Calls for Stop to Discrimination Against Health Workers

Doctor Marvin Manzanero also raised concerns about health workers facing discrimination, as well as being aggressed by members of the public. He says that there are reported cases in the [...]

Will Our Neighbors’ COVID-19 Situation Affect Us?

And while many of us may be tired and frustrated by all the new measures put in place, they are necessary. Doctor Marvin Manzanero says that we may have to [...]

Keeping Kids Busy During COVID-19 Closures

As more stringent measures are put in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, life as we know it is different. With the closure of schools, lay-offs and work from [...]

COVID-19 and Resident Minors at Children Homes

Protocols have been installed at children’s homes across the country as the Ministry of Human Development prepares home managements for COVID-19. On average, COVID-19 is milder on children than it [...]

Liberty Foundation Protecting Its Staff and Resident Minors from COVID-19

Belize is currently in phase yellow and the virus is contained on San Pedro, where the first confirmed case infected her mother. Since then, there has been a nationwide quarantine [...]

BERT Ambulance is Prepared & Ready for COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has spread so quickly that the United States is now the country with the highest number of cases and the pandemic is wreaking havoc with the death [...]

Church Bells Ring as Pope Delivers Blessings in Response to COVID-19

At eleven a.m. Belize time; echoes of churches bells rang across the world. The Catholic churches joined in the event, at the request of Pope Francis, who delivered blessings from [...]

Government Enacts Countrywide Safety Measures in Response to COVID-19

There is no national shutdown, but government today instituted strict safety measures country to prevent the spread of the deadly corona virus. The COVID-19 crisis has paralyzed chunks of Belize’s [...]

Practice Social Distancing!

The new normal includes safety measures such as the closure of many business establishments such as casinos, beauty salons, gyms, bars, and restaurants. Groceries stores will remain open, but owners [...]

Belize’s First COVID-19 Patient May Have Committed an Offence

The first COVID-19 case was imported; it involves a thirty-eight-year-old woman who entered the country after leaving Los Angeles last week Thursday.  The Belizean woman was expected to self isolate [...]

Almost 3 Dozen B.T.B. Employees Take Termination Packages

The tourism sector has suffered a trashing from the halting of cruise visits, the closure of businesses and the locking off of all ports of entry to Belize. Since last week, the Belize [...]

G.O.B. Imposes Freeze on a Number of Measures to Limit Spending in Public Service

Government is moving to limit spending and contain expenditures in the public service by imposing a freeze on a number of measures due to the expected economic upheaval relating to [...]

Attorney General Addresses P.S.U.’s Concerns

Public Service Union of Belize is calling on government to close all non-essential government offices across the country. Some ministries and departments have decided to close doors due to while [...]

First Person Charged for Spreading Fake News, LOL

Twenty-five-year-old Erika Vargas, a resident of Orange Walk Town, is the first person on record to be charged with spreading false news.  The arraignment follows a stern warning from Attorney [...]

La Isla Bonita Turns into Ghost Town Due to COVID-19

As we told you, residents of San Pedro Town tonight remain on lockdown. When we checked in today, the streets remain without traffic and Belize’s top tourist destination has become [...]

San Pedro Tenants Say Landlord Kicking Them Out

Another concern emerging from San Pedro Town is that landlords are kicking tenants out who can ill afford rents. These tenants are mostly non-residents of the island who are there [...]