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State of Emergency Described In Full Details

Belizeans across the country continue to prepare for a nationwide shutdown to come into force on Thursday morning.  Tonight, there is more clarity on the latest COVID-19 response and how [...]

PM Barrow – “No Means No!”

In light of government’s recent announcement of a countrywide lockdown, there have been dozens of business owners reaching out to the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition in an [...]

AG Says State of Emergency Can Be Lifted Before 30 Days

The legal parameters, as well as the technical details of the state of emergency, are being fine-tuned ahead of the Governor General’s assent to bring it into force.  That declaration [...]

Who Are Essential Services, Does Your Job Qualify?

The media is considered an essential service and will continue to function during the state of emergency.  Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte expressly described a number of organizations and businesses that [...]

Financial Aid is Coming from the IFIs

A significant sum of money to be borrowed from at least three international financial institutions, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as the Central American Bank [...]

Over $2 Million Spent Already to Acquire Ventilators & Other Medical Supplies

An initially budget of nine hundred thousand dollars was set aside to acquire medical equipment, such as ventilators and other medical supplies needed for the response to COVID-19. There were [...]

32 Ventilators for Fight Against COVID-19

Earlier in his presentation, Doctor Marvin Manzanero spoke about having procured thirty-two ventilators that will be used at public health facilities for those persons having a more severe case of [...]

San Pedro Still on Lockdown

Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero, reported earlier today that as many as one hundred and three tests have been conducted across the country to detect the presence of [...]

Attorney Arthur Saldivar Arrested by Belmopan Police

Tonight attorney Arthur Saldivar remains at the Belmopan Police Station in lockdown. Saldivar’s legal woes began over a Facebook post over the weekend. He was held by the police and [...]

Association of Defense Attorneys Formed

A group of attorneys have formed an association that will focus on tackling issues affecting the poor population in Belize. They are called the Association of Defense Attorneys and will [...]

3 Persons Charged & Fined for Breach of Curfew on San Pedro

Police are swiftly enforcing state of emergency regulations.  In San Pedro where a mother and daughter have the virus, three persons were charged with “Breach of Curfew Conditions.”  This is [...]

132 Out-of-Season Whole Lobsters Confiscated

Fisheries personnel were on patrol on Sunday when they came across a vessel with four persons who threw their cargo of one hundred and thirty-two whole lobsters overboard.  As you [...]

Cruise Lines Suspend Calls to Port Until May

There is no definitive period to say when the COVID-19 pandemic will be over, but most people agree that it will take months for economic activity to normalize. In the [...]

What About Cable Services & the Integrity of Internet Infrastructure?

At today’s press conference, while on the topic of essential services, the head table was asked about cable companies and internet service providers. A large chunk of the workforce will [...]

Health Workers Wahn Get Handled Good

Health workers, who are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, are being taken care of by the government, which has made available a compensation package that will cover [...]

Bus Association Says That They Need Help ASAP!

Unlike health workers, bus operators believe they are being left out in the cold when it comes to support during this pandemic.  Today, Secretary of the Belize Bus Association called [...]

S.S.B. Amends Benefits Regulation

The Social Security Board has positioned itself to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The S.S.B. says that it remains committed to safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of [...]

At Least 9 Belizeans Returning Home Daily

All entry points into the country were closed on March twenty-third except for cargo. As you know commercial flights, cruise ships have been suspended and the movement across the borders [...]

Has Third Coronavirus Patient Remained Self-isolated?

The third victim to have been diagnosed with the coronavirus returned to Belize from New York on March twentieth before showing symptoms of illness five days later.  While the thirty-eight-year [...]

When Will Belize Return to Normal?

At this time, there is no cure or vaccine for COVID-19. And it is not expected that one will be approved until eighteen months down the road. During his appearance [...]

“Adopt A Child with Disability”

There’s a small non-governmental organization that is making a difference in the lives of children living with a disability.  “Adopt a Child with Disability” is a non-profit operating out of [...]

Quarantine Survival – Rumajay’s Virtual Fetes

For thirty days, starting midnight on April first, the nationwide shutdown restricts non-essential businesses from opening and non-essential workers from moving around in an effort to prevent the possible spread [...]

Quarantine Survival: “Quaraoke” – Quarantine + Karaoke

One teacher says that being at home with children, who are out of school, is an opportune time to do fun, safe activities in the yard. Tremett Perriott, over the [...]

I.D.B. Discusses COVID-19 and the Caribbean

On Monday afternoon, the Inter-American Development Bank held a webinar to talk about COVID-19 and the implications on the Caribbean. During the live online show, Therese Turner Jones of the [...]

I.D.B. Invest Outlines Support for Private Sector

The private sector arm of the Inter-American Development Bank, the IDB Invest, was also a part of the webcast discussion. C.E.O. James Scriven spoke about how they are engaging their [...]