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Quality of Life Crimes to be Pursued Seriously in Absence of Curfew

With the restriction of movement now being lifted, how will the police department be able to enforce other restrictions that fall under the present state of emergency?  The attorney general [...]

150 People Charged for Failure to Wear a Facemask in the Span of 3 Days

On Thursday we told you about the lifting of the lockdown in Guinea Grass, Ship Yard and Santa Martha. As you know, police officers were critical in helping to maintain [...]

Increasing Utility Bills on Ambergris Caye

You met him last week when he organized a four-man protest in front of the San Pedro Town Council Office on Ambergris Caye clamouring for assistance from the mayor and [...]

Waking Up to Another S.I., Some Relief for Northern Communities

A new Statutory Instrument has come into effect which sees a relaxation of the states of emergency in several communities within the Orange Walk and Corozal districts.  With the new [...]

Monitoring Increase in COVID-19 Cases

The COVID-19 situation remains fluid and the National Oversight Committee has had to remain on the ball on an hourly basis.  That’s according to AG Peyrefitte who sits on the [...]

One Year for Bribery or Extortion Over Face Masks

One year in prison for bribing an officer to give you a break for not wearing your mask is also the same jail time officers will receive should they coerce [...]

Countrywide Lockdown Still on the Table if Necessary

While we had the AG, we asked if the two-week curfew period is sufficient for the mounting COVID-19 infections to be brought under control given the ever increasing report of [...]

Guinea Grass Chairman Welcomes Lifting of the Lockdown!

So, as you heard just now, the Attorney General announced the lifting of the lockdown of three communities in the north – one of them being Guinea Grass. As we [...]

ComPol Comes Up Big for Guinea Grass!

For the past week and half we have been reporting on the Guinea Grass villagers’ appeal for assistance with the Village Council going so far as to write to the [...]

San Pedro Becomes Ghost Town; Residents Getting Support from Food Assistance Programme

As you know by now, Ambergris Caye is at the top of the list with the number of COVID cases and residents on San Pedro have been experiencing hard times [...]

Food for San Pedro a Success!

There is another initiative, a fundraising drive, which has been started by attorney Audrey Matura to assist those whose lives have been devastated by a second lockdown. Residents, many who [...]

Curfew Adjusted as of Sunday

COVID-19 continues to spread across the country so additional measures to stem the spread will come into effect as of Sunday and will last for two weeks.  Legislation to enforce [...]

Gyms to be Closed During Two-Week Period

Among the many cases of COVID-19 infections is the transmission of the virus from a fitness trainer to a client.  With this in mind, the DHS has also recommended the [...]

Are Bars Playing Tricks with Their Licenses?

Admittedly, the PM says that the situation involving bars is rather tricky since a majority of these establishments operate under a public and a special license, which allows them to [...]

New COVID-19 Restrictions are Really Old Ones

The restrictions that are set to come into force on Sunday morning are in fact limitations that were already in effect in the previous states of emergency and will be [...]

No F.F.B. Congress on Saturday

There will be no congress of the Football Federation of Belize on Saturday as was initially scheduled.  As we reported on Thursday, concerns were raised by candidates who are contesting [...]

B.D.F. Steps Up COVID-19 Prevention and Control Measures

The Belize Defense Force says that its five COVID-19 positive members are progressing well.  According to Brigadier General Steven Ortega, it remains unclear where the first soldier, who tested positive, [...]

PM Barrow Responds to the Cries of Guinea Grass Villagers

Today, Prime Minister Barrow responded to the cries of villagers of Guinea Grass in Orange Walk.  Residents have been protesting this week for the lack of assistance from the government [...]

This Is How Quarantine Food Looks Like

The Marroquin family of Blue Creek Village has been quarantined for as long as forty-three days at the Orange Walk Multi Purpose Complex.  Persons who are not positive are released [...]

Guinea Grass Residents Protest Lockdown

Today, a small group of residents from Guinea Grass protested against the lockdown measures which they say is bringing further hardships. The village has been on lockdown for two weeks [...]

COVID-19 Positive Doctor Who Breached Quarantine Will Be Charged!

A K.H.M.H. doctor, who tested positive for COVID-19, was spotted in the city conducting business.  Surveillance footage captured the doctor on Friday afternoon and that image was widely circulated online.  [...]

Pastor in the South Arrested for Breach of S.O.E.

In the south, a pastor in Santa Cruz village in the south is facing charges under the State of Emergency Regulations. Police say that there were sixteen persons inside the [...]

Manny Heredia Will Not Be Charged for Mass Gathering

There are no charges for Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia following the viral images of a mass gathering in front of his house last Friday. Videos and pictures show Heredia and [...]

188 Persons Arrested under S.O.E. Regulations!

Police arrested and charged close to two hundred persons for breach of the State of Emergency regulations over the weekend. From our records, it appears to be the largest number [...]

A New Curfew is in Effect for All of Belize

At the start of  the week, the states of emergency for COVID-stricken communities, including Guinea Grass, Shipyard and Santa Marta in the north and San Pedro in central Belize have [...]