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Cruise Line Service to Belize Suspended Amid COVID-19

The threat of the coronavirus hovers over Belize as we start the weekend. But tonight the Ministry of Health confirms there are no cases of the virus here, but its [...]

Tourism Stakeholders Concerned About Wellbeing of Employees

The economic impact of suspension of cruise arrivals compounded by hotel cancellations, will undoubtedly affect revenue generation within the tourism industry.  Of equal concern to the Belize Hotels Association is [...]

COVID-19 Causes Cancellations

But aside from the cruise ships and hotel cancellations, there are other movements to note. NICH is cancelling a research conference which was scheduled for later this month that would [...]

Price Gouging Amid Coronavirus Threat

As we said, Belize is yet to record its first case of coronavirus and while many are preparing for its advent on our shores, there are some business owners who [...]

How prepared are residents for COVID-19?

The first detection of the coronavirus took place in December 2019 in Wuhan China. In less than three months, it has spread across the globe, infecting thousands of persons and [...]

Still NO Cases of COVID-19 in Belize; Ministry of Health Prepares for the Inevitable

As the situation continues to evolve and the coronavirus inches closer to Belize, the Ministry of health today revealed its strategy on how it will communicate with the public when [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Takes its Seat on COVID-19 Taskforce

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize, as a social partner, has a seat on the COVID-19 Taskforce, which has been established by government.  Prime Minister Barrow, at a press [...]

Where Do We Isolate the Infirmed?

In recent days, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Union has complained that the isolation ward at the K.H.M.H. is not an adequate space and that health personnel are at risk.  [...]

Another Delay in Redistricting Case

The parties in the redistricting case before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin have reviewed the affidavits of the expert witnesses that are to be brought forward by interested party in the [...]

When Can Soldiers Use their Discretion While on the Job?

This week we’ve been reporting on the preliminary report coming out of the investigation into the helicopter accident that killed four B.D.F. soldiers. That report was prepared by the Honduran [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Stands in Solidarity with Waterfront Workers

A week ago, stevedores gave the required twenty-one-day notice of strike action at the Port of Belize. While they have returned to work, today, they held a rally and were [...]

Closing Arguments for U.S. Gov’t Case Against Lev Dermen

Closing arguments were heard earlier this weekend in the U.S. case against Lev Aslan Dermen.  He stands accused of defrauding the U.S. government of more than one billion dollars in [...]

Maskall Mechanic Back in Court for Harm

A mechanic of Maskall Village was escorted before Magistrate Aretha Ford this afternoon to face a charge of harm upon Sherlette Arnold.  The incident allegedly happened on March eleventh in [...]

A Man & Two Minors Denied Bail for Robbery

A man and two minors were denied bail this afternoon when they appeared before Magistrate Aretha Ford on a charge of robbery. Twenty-year-old Kenroy Daly, a resident of Sarstoon Street [...]

Tayvon Castillo Goes Before the Courts Again for Obtaining Property by Deception

Twenty-year-old Tayvon Castillo today found himself before the courts, charged with Obtaining Property by Deception, for allegedly collecting money for a vehicle that he never delivered to its buyer. Castillo [...]

A Second Attempt by Jeremy Bermudez to Get Bail

A special constable who is charged with eight counts of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor today made his second appearance before a Supreme Court Judge to seek bail while [...]

Valley of Peace Farmers Take Drastic Measures

A land issue has been festering for some time in the Valley of peace, Cayo District. Farmers have complained that the land they have worked for years has been sold [...]

Coastguard Shot in PG

A coastguard officer was shot in Punta Gorda on Thursday night while socializing at an establishment.  Twenty-eight-year-old Collin Ramirez reported to police that while at Xions Den Bar which at [...]

Mario Soto Wanted for Murder of James Slemp

A wanted poster has been issued for Guatemalan farmer Mario Soto by the Belize Police Department. Soto is accused of brutally murdering seventy-nine-year-old Canadian national James Slemp. Slemp was found dead [...]

Y.W.C.A. Hosts Annual Open House

The Y.W.C.A. is celebrating sixty-four years in Belize this month. The Belize Chapter of the Y offers instructional and training programmes that promote education, income generation for women and girls, [...]

Created for Success – Nazarene High Hosts its Biennial Expo

The compound of the Nazarene High School was buzzing with activity today as students participated in an expo to show off their knowledge and skills. While some students chose to [...]