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What’s Up With the Corozal Subvention from G.O.B.?

The economic slowdown is not only affecting central government, but the nine municipalities in the country. While G.O.B. can access international funding, the councils require funding for their recurrent expenses. [...]

Are Municipal Councils Essential Services?

Earlier you heard that municipalities are facing uncertainty on government subventions. Streams of revenue from traffic and property taxes are drying up and collections have dipped considerably. Under the state [...]

Chinese Association Donates Five Thousand Face Masks

An initial donation of five thousand face masks was made by the Belize Chinese Association to the police department, the Ministry of Health, as well as the Karl Heusner Memorial [...]

One Thousand Additional Masks for Police

According to ComPol Chester Williams, an additional one thousand reusable masks are being acquired through the assistance of a private businessman.   Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police “The protection of [...]

San Pedro Belize Express Donates Over $30,000 in Supplies to Caye Caulker & San Pedro

A number of companies and organizations are stepping up and joining in efforts to assist persons who are being impacted in some way by COVID-19.  Today, San Pedro Belize Express [...]

National State of Emergency is Just a Few Hours Away

It has been thirty-nine years since the last state of emergency of this kind was imposed, but at midnight, a national shutdown will kick in across the country placing restrictions [...]

Essential Workers, with Limitations, Allowed Movement During State of Emergency

The state of emergency includes a strict curfew from eight p.m. until five a.m.  During these hours, only some essential workers will be allowed to be out, but their movement [...]

Chester Williams: No More Warnings, Persons Now Being Charged for Not Adhering to Laws

As you know, a number of persons are already facing charges for not observing social distancing as is required at this time to contain the spread of COVID-19.   To ensure [...]

Returning Belizeans Up North Are Quarantined at a Hotel in Corozal Town

Even though all entry points have been closed, Belizeans cannot be left stateless and are allowed to re-enter the country.  But because persons returning from countries where the COVID-19 is [...]

ComPol Says Police Need to Know Who is in Quarantine

As you have seen, the B.D.F. is on guard at a hotel up north where a number of persons are on mandatory quarantine. This morning, the commissioner said the police [...]

MOH Threatens Pharmacies Selling 2 Medications

Today, the Director of Health Services came down hard on any pharmacy that is selling two medications: hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. It is reported that a number of persons have been [...]

G.O.B. Cuts Back on Fuel Allocations to Designated Ministries

As part of measures to contain spending in the public sector, the government is cutting fuel allocations for some ministries. The cutback represents a twenty-five percent reduction in allocations to [...]

Make Your S.S.B. Submissions Online!

The Social Security Board was a representative on today’s ‘Ask the Experts’ live webcast. General Manager of Corporate and Customer Relations Chandra Cansino spoke about social security’s arrangements for the [...]

Sick Benefit Claims Submission Timeline Extended!

And for those who may get sick and want to submit their paperwork – well, that those persons don’t have to hurry to do so. Cansino says that they have [...]

Saldivar Claims to Be a Political Target

Attorney Arthur Saldivar believes he is being targeted. The usually outspoken lawyer was first arrested on Saturday and charged with ‘spreading false news’ and on Monday he was arrested for [...]

Arthur Saldivar Charged with ‘Being in Possession of an Unregistered Bulletproof Vest’

Among the items found at Arthur Saldivar’s family residence in Camalote Village was a bulletproof vest.  For this, he was charged with being in possession of an unregistered bulletproof vest.  [...]

Enough Foreign Exchange in the Local Market, Says PM Barrow

Supermarkets and select grocery stores will be allowed to remain open during the next thirty days of a national state of emergency.  On a needs only basis, persons will be [...]

What About Job Loss During State of Emergency?

During the national shutdown there are going to be several other businesses in various sectors that will be ceasing their operations, forcing employees to go jobless during the thirty-day interim.  [...]

B.T.B. Offers Tax Break to Hotels

With the tourism industry at a virtual standstill due to COVID19, the Belize Tourism Board is offering a tax break to hotels across the country.  Hoteliers are to first submit [...]

S.S.B. on Employers’ Contribution Payments

At the top of the newscast, Chandra Cansino of the Social Security Board spoke on ways to submit claims and the extension of submission timelines for sickness benefits. Another matter [...]

What About the Contributory Pensions?

And the Social Security Board says that they haven’t forgotten the contributory pensions. Chandra Cansino says that their pension was deposited today, a week before it’s due. But that is [...]

Domestic Violence Expected to Spike During State of Emergency

Beginning Thursday morning, all persons who are considered to be part of the essential services are required to carry a pass, including social workers.  The provision of social services, according [...]

Labour Commissioner Fields Questions on Labour and COVID-19

Labour commissioner Ann Marie Thompson was another guest on the Ask the Experts live show today.  A number of questions submitted by online users were about working during the state [...]

More Questions for the Labour Commissioner

Other questions raised during the online session focused on the enforcement of the labour laws during the State of Emergency. The online viewers were also concerned about those front-line workers [...]

Caribbean Tires Donates 100+ Cases of Hand Sanitizer

One local company has been working to keep the COVID-19 at bay while spreading some goodwill. Caribbean Tires is giving away over one hundred cases of hand sanitizers to frontline [...]