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B&B Employees and Two Others Shot in Deadly Encounter

In the face of an imminent threat from the coronavirus, a crime wave is sweeping across the city. There is word tonight that B.D.F. soldiers will be deployed to the [...]

5-Year-Old Kia Herbert is Killed as She Sleeps Inside Her Bedroom

The lives of two innocent children were taken following separate shooting incidents on Sunday night and Tuesday morning.  As the city reeled from the crime wave since Sunday, the nation [...]

4 Year-Old Dominic Rhamdas is the 3rd Person Killed in King’s Park Shooting

Among the seven persons to be senselessly killed in the past forty-eight hours, is another infant, four-year-old Dominic Rhamdas.  The young child was at home when his mother Shakira White [...]

Teenager Gunned Down on Gladden Street

Before Kia Herbert, was gunned down in her house, a father of one was shot and killed in Belize City.  Collet Morter was hanging out with friends when the killer [...]

2 Persons are Injured in Jane Usher Blvd. Shooting

Aside from the seven murders, nine persons have been injured in shootings in the violence that ash erupted in the past two days.  On Jane Usher Boulevard this morning around [...]

Shooting on Antelope Street; No One Injured

There was another shooting earlier in the morning. Several shots were fired at a house on the south side of Belize City, fortunately no one was injured. Police were called [...]

7 Dead, 9 Others Injured in Shootings Across the City

In less than forty-eight hours, gun violence has claimed the lives of as many as seven persons, including two children ages four and five. Nine others, including an elderly man [...]

Caribbean Shores Ready to Effectively Deal with Crime

Kareem Musa says that like COVID-19, there needs to be a bipartisan approach to solving the crime spree that has the city under siege.    The inequality in the system, the [...]

Kareem Musa on Gun Control, Curfew

Gun and firearms are known to be illegally pouring from across the borders and smuggled into the country in many ways, all contributing to the mad state of affairs on [...]

Killing of Children – A Most Serious Form of Human Rights Violation

The bloodbath in the streets, including the murder of young children, is prompting condemnation.  Earlier today, the National Committee for Families and Children in collaboration with the Office of the [...]

K.H.M.H. Workers Union Demonstration Cancelled

A demonstration that was scheduled to take place today in front of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital was canceled. The demonstration was planned by the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Workers [...]

K.H.M.H. Workers Union Prepares Letter to Send to Prime Minister Dean Barrow

The union has decided to petition the staff if they want the isolation unit at the K.H.M.H.  When we spoke to its leaders, two hundred and fifty signatures were collected [...]

Faber and Saldivar to Lock Horns for Leadership Again

The United Democratic Party is gearing up for yet another clash of the titans as it goes into a second contested convention to choose a new leader.  It promises to [...]

No COVID-19 in Belize; MOH to Acquire More Testing Kits

Today, the Ministry of Health held a sensitization webcast session on COVID-19. The session, as we’ve reported, is for the public to ask questions directly to health officials in an [...]

DHS Says COVID-19 Situation is Fluid; a Detection Could See New Measures!

There are no confirmed cases of the virus in Belize, so should you go ahead and make travel plans?  Not so fast, says the Director of Health Services.  Doctor Marvin [...]

Prison Prepares for COVID-19

Belize remains coronavirus free tonight and measures are being put in place to strengthen the health system as the virus threat hovers over the country. Government has already banned events [...]

MOH Makes Arrangements for New Screening Points & Makeshift Quarantine Center

The Director of Health Services also shared some updates about the opening of new screening points across the country. While there are concerns about the availability of space should there [...]

Coronavirus Rumor Mill Continues Churning

As it relates to COVID-19, the panic and fear are real and this morning alarm raced across Orange Walk Town as the coronavirus rumour mill kept on churning. Health officials [...]

Two “Economic Czars” to Assist with B.T.B.’s Financial Aid

As part of its bipartisan approach in tackling the COVID-19 threat, the government and the opposition have each chosen a financial expert to oversee the expenditure of some seventy-five million [...]

What About Foreign Exchange Amid COVID-19 Threat?

With a combined half-a-billion U.S. dollars in foreign exchange, there is enough cash between the commercial banks and Central Bank to cover roughly fifty percent of all projected imports for [...]

Tax Relief for Hoteliers on the Horizon?

The economic ramifications from the corona virus is a major concern so on the issue of an interim tax break, another working group will be put together in the days [...]

2020 P.S.E. Suspended Amid Coronavirus Threat

Primary School Examinations, the first sitting which was to have been held on March thirty-first, have been suspended amid the COVID-19 threat.  That decision comes from the Ministry of Education [...]

House Debate on Budget Cut Down to 1 Day

A number of events are being cancelled to minimize the risk of the corona virus. This afternoon, it was confirmed that the House debate on the budget which normally lasts [...]

Sporting Events Postponed Due to COVID-19 Threat

The National Sports Council is indefinitely suspending all activities countrywide amidst the threat of COVID-19.  A release from the council says that while the sporting activities and workshops worked in [...]

G.O.B. Introduces Measures to Thwart Price Gouging

Price gouging amid the new coronavirus threat that looms large over the country has prompted government to amend the Supplies Control Regulations via Statutory Instrument Number Thirty-three of 2020.  The [...]