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Belize Remains with Only One Confirmed COVID-19 Case

The Ministry of Health has concluded its first preliminary exercise on San Pedro related to the positive COVID-19 case. According to Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero, some thirty-four [...]

La Isla Bonita Remains on Lockdown

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye remains on lockdown tonight. La Isla Bonita was placed on quarantine on Monday for seventy-two hours after a resident of the San Pedrito Area tested positive [...]

San Pedro Police Keeping the Peace on Ambergris Caye

To ensure that everything remains peaceful on Ambergris Caye, Superintendent Christopher Noble and his team are advising all resident to remain home. Noble is advising all businesses that alcohol must [...]

B.E.L. Says No Light Bill Waiver Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Amid the crushing economic impact of the coronavirus crisis many, including the opposition, are calling on government to have its majority-owned utility companies waive their respective bills for the next [...]

B.E.L. Implements Plan of Action to Help Customers Amid Corona Hardship

Despite the coronavirus emergency, B.E.L. says it continues to defray the monthly expenses of some three thousand senior citizens across the country.  The representative of the company reiterated, however, that [...]

A Statutory Instrument for Laid off Workers to Claim S.S.B. Benefits

Among the first to feel the implications of COVID-19 are the thousands of persons, primarily from the tourism industry, who have been sent home without pay or placed on holiday.  [...]

Despite Economic Burden of Pandemic, Can Employers Afford to Pay Staff at Lower Salary?

The S.I. is only to last for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The S.S.B. is working closely with the Ministry of Labour and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and [...]

Caye Caulker Non-Residents Abandon the Island Due to Fears of COVID-19 Spread

Following the announcement of the first case of COVID-19, flights and water taxis were suspended to San Pedro which is under a state of emergency.  Fear and panic drove many [...]

Tourism Industry Taking a Blow Due to COVID-19

Tourism based economies are taking a blow from the COVID-19 disease which has spread across the world. It is no exception in Belize as thousands of people who depend on [...]

Cuban Doctors to Arrive in Belize on Wednesday, Thursday

The first team of medical experts from Cuba will land in Belize on Wednesday and the second batch of doctors will arrive on Thursday via a chartered airplane from Guatemala. [...]

Cuba Working on COVID-19 Vaccine

According to Hernandez, Cuban medical professionals are working on a vaccine to neutralize the COVID-19 virus. According to press reports, preliminary results of the vaccine being developed by Cuba to fight [...]

S.S.B. – Taking Care of Stakeholders and Staff while Managing COVID-19

As you heard, Social Security will be amending its regulations to provide cover to persons who are left unemployed as a result of the novel coronavirus. Persons, who have been [...]

S.S.B. Proposes Advance Payment to Pensioners

The Prime Minister sin expected to make official announcements on Wednesday, but another recommendation that S.S.B. Chair Doug Singh revealed during his appearance on Open Your Eyes this morning is [...]

Many Bus Operators Suspend Operations

Several large bus operators announced that they were halting services between their base and Belize City. Others have decided to reduce the number of buses operating, so they have adjusted [...]

Bus Run Cancellations Tough for Health Workers

During today’s Ask the Expert session, the Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero also spoke on the bus situation. One viewer asked the panel if it was safe to [...]

More Questions for the M.O.H. Experts

Viewers of the live webcast also wanted to know about the possibility of a lockdown; as well as the use of certain drugs to treat the COVID-19. Here’s the Director [...]

Changes at the Fuel Pumps

The novel coronavirus has caused the prices for crude oil and fuel to plummet in the international market. Some pump stations in the U.S. have lower prices to as much [...]

B.E.L. Implements Cost-Cutting Measures Amid Coronavirus Predicament

While the price of diesel dips, government is also calling for cut backs at ministries, including its majority-owned utilities to curtail their expenses during the COVID-19 crisis.  Belize Electricity Limited, [...]

1 Dead & 2 Others Injured in Traffic Accident

One man was killed and two others injured in a road traffic accident on the George Price Highway. This morning, Dorian Anthony was on his way to visit his incarcerated [...]

Corozal Free Zone Grinds to a Halt

The coronavirus crisis continues to have far-reaching financial consequences in all sectors of the economy, including the commercial free zone in Corozal.  While most of the attention has been focused [...]

Commercial Banks Offer Packages to Costumers

There is some good news from the private sector and that is that commercial banks are offering packages to customers who are facing hard times ahead.  The banks are extending [...]

Immigration Department Suspends Certain Services

Due to the threat of COVID-19, the Immigration Department is suspending certain services beginning today. Applications for passports will be accepted only for emergency travel; otherwise all is on hold.  [...]

Restaurant Businesses Take Serious Hit Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Like many businesses, restaurants are also feeling the effects of COVID-19 and will have to change their way of doing business. In the next twenty-four hours, restaurants will close their [...]

Chicken Prices at Quality More Affordable to Families

Quality Chicken is one of the main suppliers of chicken to the tourism industry and the population. Now, that the industry is at a standstill and people are losing their [...]

In times of Pandemic, Online Shopping is the Way to Go

Online shopping to stock up for food items is a most convenient way at a time when the country is under threat of COVID-19 and social distancing is a priority. [...]