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G.O.B. Prepares the Nation of COVID-19

In this region, Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago are the latest countries to confirm their first cases of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus, referred to as COVID-19, which has now [...]

Supplementary Allocations and Additional Funding for COVID-19

A budget for the upcoming financial year was tabled in the House last week. But government is now looking at international partners for funding to deal with the imminent threat [...]

“Nothing is more important than preserving the health of our people” – PM Barrow

As we said, there are no confirmed cases locally, but the Ministry of Health has been consistently saying it is only a matter of time. But unlike other countries, the [...]

Cuban Doctors to Help Belize with Fighting COVID-19

The Ministry of Health is propping up its equipment as it prepares for COVID 19. The Ministry in the process of procuring six new ventilators to add to its existing [...]

Belize Integral Health Centre Closes Due to Suspected COVID-19 Patient

Prior to the Prime Minister’s press conference, there was a scare at a clinic in the south side of Belize City. A person showing respiratory complications had gone in for [...]

COVID-19: How Do We Self-Isolate?

The coronavirus is straining health systems all over the world. The Ministry of Health here says it is acquiring more ventilators as part of its preparedness plans to tackle the [...]

13 Samples, None Positive for COVID-19

The screening process for determining whether an individual exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 is not a series of test conducted on everyone with a cough or flu-like signs.  This afternoon, Director [...]

Exercise Proper Hand Hygiene by Washing Properly

One of the most asked questions is how to protect yourself against the alarming spread of c COVID-19. One of highly recommended suggestions from doctors is a common-sense approach. Epidemiologist, [...]

Jane Usher Resident is Stabbed Multiple Times during Home Invasion

On the crime blotter, there was a home invasion on Wednesday night in the Jane Usher Boulevard area of Belize City. Donald Enrique Nunez Garcia was inside his house when [...]

Police Following Several Leads in Murder of Elderly Woman

Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero also gave an update on the investigation into the murder of Carolyn Arnold. The body of the elderly woman was discovered semi-nude on a dirt road [...]

35% in Cancellations – Massive Impact of Coronavirus to Overnight Tourism Sector

Even as the government officially announced today that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belize, the virus is already having and will continue to have a major impact [...]

University Groups, Church Missions Cancel Travel to Belize

From the hotels to the tour guides, all sectors in tourism are feeling the impact of the COVID-19.  The Executive Director of the Belize Tourism Industry Association says that its [...]

S.S.B. Takes a Proactive Approach to Potential Crisis of COVID-19

In 2019, during the dengue epidemic in Belize, thousands of persons were affected and there was a sharp increase in the amount of sickness benefit claims between January and July. [...]

Opposition Leader Accepts Invitation to Co-Chair COVID-19 Working Group

Still on the coronavirus, the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño confirmed via a release this evening that he has accepted, in good faith, the invitation by the Prime Minister [...]

Community Disaster Response Team Conducts Simulation

The Belize Red Cross and the City Emergency Management Organization conducted three disaster simulations today in Belize City. The exercises are to complement two months of training where thirty residents [...]

Kidnapping-Related Charges Levied in Orange Walk

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with an attempted kidnapping. Police say one of the assailants, Luis Urbina, has a long charge sheet of similar charges. Urbina [...]

Three Men Arrested and Charged for Burglary

Police have arrested and charged three men in connection to a burglary that happened at number sixty Barrack Road on Sunday. Police say that fifty-two-year-old businessman Azm Obadul was asleep [...]

A Sports Summit Advocates for Equity for the Female Gender

All over, women face challenges in their professional life and the field of sports is no exception. Since Wednesday, a summit commenced in Belize City to promote equality for girls [...]

Healthy Living: SCA Tests Cyber-School Day

The W.H.O. declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday, acknowledging that the disease is spreading across the globe. You saw earlier in the newscast the Prime Minister outlining the country’s preparation [...]