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Five Immediate Measures Taken Ahead of COVID-19 Outbreak

The highly contagious novel coronavirus continues to spread all around the world and more than one hundred and twenty countries are now affected. Across the border, Guatemala has confirmed one [...]

$25M Earmarked as Relief Aid for Tourism Sector

The budget debate that has been scheduled for March nineteenth and twentieth hangs in the balance, as government is yet to formally agree on whether those consecutive House meetings should [...]

Central Bank Instrumental in Funding Fight Against COVID-19

That twenty-five million-dollar loan, which government will secure through the Central Bank of Belize, will be serviced through cost-cutting measures across all ministries at two percent of the recurrent budget.  [...]

Bipartisanship and Unity in Fighting COVID-19

The prospective funds set aside for addressing the national issue of the coronavirus crisis is in the vicinity of seventy-five million dollars, all loans and grants put together. As you [...]

K.H.M.H. Workers Union Meets with Official to Iron Out Pressing Issues

As measures are being put in place to combat COVID-19, the K.H.M.H. Workers Union and the management at the national referral hospital remain at odds. The union is concerned that [...]

K.H.M.H.A. Workers Union Considering Strike Action

Union members have expressed several concerns to the hospital’s management, including the provision of the protective gear.  According to Baird and Alpuche-Blake, both parties remain in a stalemate regarding several [...]

Couple Murdered inside King’s Street Home; 4-Year-Old Critical

Four persons were murdered between Friday and Sunday nights; three of the murders were committed in Belize City. We start with the shocking killing of a couple.  Philip Leslie and [...]

Gunman Breaks in Door to Murder Frederick Williams

The weekend gun violence started as early as Friday night. Eighteen-year-old Frederick Williams was targeted at his home on Partridge Street Extension. Williams was released from police custody that same [...]

Hattieville Resident is Murdered in Corozal

There is further loss of life.  On Sunday afternoon, the body of a Hattieville resident was discovered near the bridge at the Belize/Mexico border in Corozal. It was identified as [...]

Channel 5 Employee Targeted by Gunman

In another act of violence, Stephen Ferguson was shot on Sunday night and rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. It happened just before eight o’clock in front of his [...]

Youth Shot in Belize City

Eighteen-year-old Earl Baptist is recovering from a gunshot wound. Baptist was released from the Queen Street Police Station in Belize City this afternoon and was making his way down Pink’s [...]

Lev Dermen is Found Guilty of Money Laundering

Earlier today in a Utah court, a jury convicted Lev Aslan Dermen of conspiracy and money laundering. Dermen, as we have been reporting, was accused of defrauding the U.S. government [...]

Additional Testing Kits Procured for Belize

There are more details on the coronavirus preparedness.  The issue of testing kits and their availability locally, in order to confirm whether persons who are exhibiting signs of COVID-19 are [...]

Johnny Gives Assurances to K.H.M.H. Staff

At the prime minister’s press conference this afternoon, Opposition Leader John Briceño also addressed the issue of occupational concerns being raised by the K.H.M.H. Workers Union.  While the K.H.M.H. Authority [...]

SP Water Taxi & ADO Bus Return to Port Amid COVID-19 Concerns

On Sunday, the government announced that it was stepping up its control measures at the ports of entry.  A ban was imposed prohibiting the nationals of China, Hong Kong, Iran, [...]

Belize City Mayor on COVID-19: “Business in our city has to continue”

Belize City is the economic hub of the country. More than seventy thousand persons live in the Old Capital and thousands use the public transportation system.  While mass gatherings are [...]

Belize CitCo Launches $10M Municipal Bond

The Belize City Council today launched its ten-million-dollar municipal prospectus paper.  Mayor Bernard Wagner says that the municipal bond has three tranches with different maturities and coupon rates and an [...]

C.E.O. George Lovell: Report on B.D.F. Helicopter Crash was Professional Done

It’s been one week since official preliminary reports were released on the helicopter crash of February twenty-seventh that claimed the life of B.D.F. majors, Adran Ramirez and Radford Baizar and [...]

Can a Soldier Refuse a Command from his Superior?

Among the factors that could have contributed to the fatal crash was the use of cell-phone to communicate, poor weather conditions and the lack of night vision equipment. One of [...]

Families of Fallen Soldiers Will be Compensated Adequately

The families of the deceased B.D.F. soldiers, with the assistance of their attorneys, are in discussion with the Ministry of National Security to secure a compensation package because in most [...]

Bizarre Robbery-Kidnapping Incident in San Narciso

A man was robbed, tied up and dumped in a river, but he survived the ordeal. Police say that they have two of the men responsible for the crime.  San [...]

Shooting in San Ignacio; One Man Injured

A San Ignacio resident was shot just after ten on Saturday night in San Ignacio. Police say that Belizean Security Officer Leroy Supaul was heading home after a night of [...]

The Weekend in Sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities…]