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Curfew and Crime

While the regulations of the state of emergency have been relaxed, the curfew remains in effect. From Monday to Thursday and on Sunday, the curfew begins at eight o’clock. An [...]

A Single Mother of Four is Gifted Land Title & Restored House

A single mother and her children are in better living conditions tonight.  Georgia Valentine today received the keys to a house that was retrofitted and gifted to her through Amy [...]

Pathlight International Assisting 60 Families with Food Hampers

Pathlight International has been around for four years; their most recent initiative includes assisting families that have been affected by COVID-19. A group of needy families from the tourism and [...]

YATA’s Walls Down Makes the Cut for the “Change the Story Competition”

Turning to an interesting competition, The Walls Down project piloted by Joseph Stamp Romero, the founding director of Youth Advocacy Through Arts, has been entered into a contest, sponsored by [...]

CARICOM IMPACS Come Bearing Sanitary Supplies for Belize Central Prison

At the Philip Goldson International Airport this morning, a French aircraft touched down, bringing supplies that will be used by inmates at the Belize Central Prison. Everywhere, including the prisons, [...]

Y.W.C.A. Launches a Feminine Hygiene Products Drive

COVID-19 has left many families disenfranchised across the country. While some have joined the unemployment pool and are dependent on relief from government, others are unable to meet rent, pay [...]

Further Relaxation of S.O.E. Measures Come Monday

On June first, a new round of relaxed measures will come into effect across the country, as Belize continues to remain free of new coronavirus cases.  This morning, PM Barrow [...]

A Further Relaxation of the State of Emergency to be Announced

A further relaxation of the state of emergency will be announced when Prime Minister Dean Barrow speaks to the press on Friday morning.  Belize continues without new cases of COVID-19, [...]

Cops Not Enforcing S.O.E. Regulations Enough?

The Prime Minister will on Friday measures that will give more freedom of movement during the state of emergency. But while ComPol says that the department is doing the best [...]

Chetumal Businesses Close at 5 p.m. to Stop the Spread of COVID-19!

Chetumal is locking up shop at five every evening and this is what it looks like at this time. This latest measure was taken by our neighbours in the north. [...]

Patrick Faber on Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a difficult time as the COVID-19 pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges. There are different forms of mental [...]

Family Homeless after House Collapses on Mahogany Street

The Smith family of Mahogany Street is homeless tonight. As Elizabeth Smith and her five children were in deep slumber on Tuesday night, their house collapsed. Luckily, they were not [...]

San Pedro Belize Express Gives Back!

The San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi made two COVID-19 relief donations today. The first donation comprises food packages to almost fifty families in the Majestic Alley neighbourhood of the [...]

200 More Food Packages Courtesy Belize-Indian Community

The Belize-Indian community made an eight thousand dollars donation for underprivileged families who are feeling the economic pinch as a result of COVID-19. That eight grand is only a fraction [...]

A Soup Kitchen to Help Those in Need in Mesopotamia

COVID-19 has shed light on the number of families that are in desperate need of putting food on their table.  In the Mesopotamia Division in Belize City, a soup kitchen, [...]

New SOE Means More Work for Police Officers

Statutory Instrument Sixty-Two has brought into effect a new two-month state of emergency on May first and with it a revised set of regulations to govern the movement of the [...]

Masks Must Cover Mouth and Nose, Or Else…

Over the extended weekend as many as sixty-two persons were arrested and charged for various offences related to the state of emergency.  That total is a considerable reduction from previous [...]

Indian Community Gives Back to Needy Families

The Indian community has been extending generosity to those families who have less and are hurting during this COVID-19 crisis. Today, the community reached out to the Port Loyola residents [...]

All China Federation of Overseas Tiashanese Makes a $100,000 Donation to Belize CitCo

Belize City residents are also benefitting from food items courtesy of the All China Federation of Overseas Tiashanese. Mayor Bernard Wagner and councillors received the supplies and distribution will begin [...]

Don’t Let Your Guard Down! Stay COVID-19 Alert!

There was a sigh of relief on Tuesday evening when the Ministry of Health confirmed that three more persons have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the number of persons to beat [...]

ComPol Chester Williams on Movement of People during S.O.E.

As you heard, since the beginning of this week, traffic has picked up and movement across the city has increased. So there is concern some have thrown caution to the [...]

P.U.P. on the Closure of Unemployment Relief Fund

Senator Michel Chebat decried in the senate the politicization of the food programmes to needy families during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. This afternoon, the P.U.P. said it was [...]

Diplomatic Community Makes Donation to Belize Red Cross

A sum of twelve thousand dollars was handed over to the Belize Red Cross from the diplomatic community and the international organizations accredited to Belize. The diplomatic community here is [...]

PM Barrow Refutes Claims of Politicization of COVID Relief

There has been constant criticism from the People’s United Party that relief aid being provided by the Barrow administration is being done through political constituencies, as opposed to organizations such [...]

NEMO is Under-Utilized in Providing Humanitarian Relief

Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat also raised the issue of the Red Cross and the Belize Defense Force as part of the COVID distribution network.  He, too, had strong [...]