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Call for Applications for Food Assistance Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Food Assistance Program under the Ministry of Human Development. The redesigned initiative is a merger of the COVID-19 Food Assistance Program and the [...]

Help for Families Affected by Flooding in Crooked Tree

A local Belize City mechanic saw victims of recent flooding on the news. He then took his own funds and bought supplies that he anonymously distributed to about fifteen families [...]

Operators of Public Transportation Can Only Operated at 75% Capacity

Traveling on public transportation has for years been a hellish experience and with cases of COVID-19 increasing daily, commuting on buses and dollar vans has become an even more frightening [...]

More Arrests Made for S.O.E. Violations

An additional thirty-one persons were arrested and charged for quarantine regulation offenses. Thirteen persons were charged for failing to wear face masks in public, while six other persons were arrested [...]

Despite COVID Times, Salvation Army Carries Out Christmas Hamper Drive

It was a little tough this time around due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its annual kettle appeal being downsized, but even as funds have not been rolling in, the [...]

500 Plates of Food Distributed in Cotton Tree Village

Five hundred plates of food were distributed today to residents of Cotton Tree Village in the Cayo District. The food donation comes courtesy of the Belize Police Department, Benny’s, and [...]

Surveillance Camera Installed After Deadly Shooting at Auto Shop

A surveillance camera overlooking Saint Martin’s One Stop Auto Care on Partridge Street Extension has been mounted on a lamppost in the wake of a deadly shooting incident over the [...]

216 Persons Arrested for Violating Quarantine Regulations!

Two hundred and sixteen persons were arrested and charged for violating the quarantine regulations. One hundred and twelve persons were arrested for failing to wear a face mask in public. [...]

Coast Guard Hosts Young Sea Cadets to Christmas Lunch

This afternoon at the Gateway Youth Center, the Belize Coast Guard hosted a handful of children who are part of its Sea Cadet Program to lunch.  It is part of [...]

Making Rum Popo for Christmas

The Christmas holiday has always been a time when family and friends get together to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the season to be merry. But 2020 has proven to [...]

New Curfew in Time for Christmas Holidays

There are new COVID-19 measures being implemented going into the Christmas holidays, including a nightly curfew that will keep most Belizeans inside their homes at eight o’clock.  The announcement of [...]

$500 Fine for Face Mask Offense, Plus Stiffer COVID-19 Regulations

The use of face masks remains mandatory, despite the penalty for the offense of not having one or wearing it improperly having been reduced to a fine of five hundred [...]

Number of Active Cases Drastically Reduced, but No Social Gatherings

From the health perspective, the number of active cases has decreased considerably to a little over one thousand, five hundred infections based on a redefined method by the World Health [...]

Restaurants at Fifty Percent by Reservations Only, Schools Remain Closed

The new statutory instrument that comes into effect this weekend also applies to restaurants and bars, schools, as well as participation in contact sports.  Where schools are concerned, they will [...]

No Liquor to be Sold After Six P.M.!!

The sale of liquor is also being prohibited beyond six p.m. daily and that, too, is indefinite.  While alcohol can still be consumed in the privacy of one’s home, you [...]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Receives Cheque from the Embassy of Mexico for Humanitarian Assistance

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief Executive Officer Amalia Mai received a cheque of fifty-nine thousand, five hundred and eighty-four dollars and thirty-nine cents from Mexico’s Ambassador [...]

Government of Belize Receives Humanitarian Relief Donation from Brazil

The Government of Belize received a donation of humanitarian relief from the Government of Brazil to assist in the aftermath of Tropical Depression Eta and floods caused by Hurricane Iota. [...]

G.O.B. to Announce New Quarantine Regulations on Friday

The Government of Belize is expected to announce new quarantine regulations on Friday which will become effective on Saturday.  As you will recall, the most recent Statutory Instrument expires this [...]

Alcohol Sales to Cut Off at Six p.m.

When that new statutory instrument comes into effect, it will also clamp down on the sale of alcohol.  According to Minister Kareem Musa, the public will no longer be able [...]

Home Affairs Minister Says Belize Needs to Consider a Lockdown!

As we head into the holidays and new measures are put in place, talk of another lockdown has been swirling in the public.  As we told you earlier this week, [...]

C.D.F. Launches a Campaign to Prevent Family Violence

The Child Development Foundation launched a campaign that seeks to prevent family violence.  The campaign will engage private sector through the use of posters and educational sessions. Executive Director Diana [...]

Domestic Violence: Woman! Know Your Rights!

The Building People Movement, through the support of the Embassy of Switzerland to Mexico and Belize, has launched a domestic violence laws project. And to kick start that project, they [...]

Saint Martin’s One Stop Auto Care – a Second Chance for Former Gangsters, Criminals

A second phase of the Empowering Communities to Empower Themselves initiative, funded by the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs grant, was launched today. Months ago, in the Yarborough community, a life [...]

Over 100 Persons Arrested for Breach of COVID-19 Regulations

Police arrested more than one hundred persons over the weekend for violating the Quarantine Regulations. The offences ranged from failure to wear a face mask, to breaking social distancing rule, [...]

Belize Police Department Activates COVID-19 Task Force!

And so, with all those violations – that brings us to the Belize Police Department’s response moving forward.  Today, Commissioner Chester Williams told the press that they are taking sort [...]