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A Second Confirmed Case of COVID-19; Woman Infected Her Mother

Tonight there is a second case of the highly contagious corona virus. The second case is the mother of the thirty-eight year old resident of the San Pedrito area of [...]

State of Emergency for Ambergris Caye is Extended for 30 days

San Pedro remains under lockdown tonight as San Pedranos observe a state of emergency imposed since Monday following the announcement of the first case of the virus. Generally, the streets [...]

PM Barrow: “No National Shutdown Just Yet”

Prior to this afternoon’s press conference, there had been persistent hearsay on social media that the prime minister would be bringing into effect a countrywide lockdown in attempting to mitigate [...]

No Need to Panic Amid Coronavirus Chaos

According to PM Barrow, should a countrywide state of emergency become imminent, citizens must not panic.  In the case of such eventuality, the prime minister says that the national taskforce, [...]

Local Economy Di Tek Serious Lick

As the nation braces for a crisis provoked by the COVID 19, several measures were announced today at a press conference by the national Oversight Committee, to ease the pain [...]

$150 Bi-weekly for Laid-off Tourism Workers

Belize’s economic performance in light of the existing crisis is very poor and it will take months for the country to rebound from the doldrums of COVID-19.  Gross domestic product, [...]

PM Barrow Acknowledges $10 Million Donation by Lord Michael Ashcroft

Lord Michael Ashcroft, who has been in Belize for two weeks, made a significant announcement today as the country braces for the spread of COVID-19.  Lord Ashcroft is making a [...]

Contributions by Utility Companies

During his presentation today, PM Barrow also spoke about the contributions made by the utility companies. On Tuesday, B.E.L. said its hands are tied when it comes to cancellation of [...]

Landlords Summarily Evicting Tenants is Unlawful

The Leader of the Opposition who is the co-chair of the Oversight Committee joined the Prime Minister at a press conference this afternoon. There have been numerous reports of property-owners [...]

Despite Additional Funds, Financial Relief is Still Only a Drop in the Bucket

Government is stepping up efforts to raise public funds to aid Belizeans, and while it is now looking at an initial one hundred and twenty-five million dollars in financial relief, [...]

Kerosene Price Goes Down

With prices for crude oil dropping on the international market, kerosene prices will go down at the pump at midnight tonight.  The Ministry of Finance says the price for kerosene [...]

Is the Michael Finnegan Market Closing its Gates? Not So Says CitCo!

Reports surfaced this morning that the Michael Finnegan Market was closing down. The information online suggested that vendors were all leaving at midday because the market would be shutting down. [...]

Senate Approves 2020-2021 Budget with $25M COVID-19 Assistance Package

A Special Sitting of the Senate took place today in Belmopan for senators on both sides of the aisle to approve the General Appropriations Bill 2020-2021. When it went to [...]

Senate Debates Budget 2020-2021

Social partner senators Mark Lizarraga and Elena Smith, along with U.D.P. Senator Doctor Carla Barnett, also shared their views on certain sections of the Prime Minister’s budget. Senators are calling [...]

First Cohort of Cuban Medical Professionals Touch Down in Belize

Late this evening, a chartered flight arrived from Havana, Cuba landed at the Philip Goldson International Airport. On board was a team of Cuban medical professionals, who will be here [...]

Frontline Health Personnel to be Given Augmented Compensation Packages

Cuba has had a medical brigade deployed in Belize comprising doctors and nurses for years now. At the press conference earlier today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow spoke about how important [...]

5 Persons, Including Wilfred Elrington, Vying for Leadership of the U.D.P.

The United Democratic Party postponed its national leadership convention amidst the COVID-19 situation that has been plaguing the world.  The deadline for applications is set for March twenty-sixth and at [...]

Darrell Bradley for U.D.P. Leader

Darrell Bradley is currently the President of the Senate. He ran as the U.D.P. standard bearer for Caribbean Shores in 2015, but was defeated by the P.U.P.’s Kareem Musa.  Bradley [...]

Tracy’s Relief Aid Comes Under P.U.P. Fire

Albert area representative Tracy Panton has come under fire from the People’s United Party after it came to their attention that relief being offered to constituents appeared to be blatant [...]

Food Security During National Emergency

The issue of food security in a case of national emergency is paramount.  While he alluded to the fact that government is doing everything in its means to ensure that [...]

Can Laid Off B.T.B. Employees Double Dip in Relief Funds?

Last week, the Belize Tourism Board laid off a majority of its employees and provided them with compensation packages that should cover the next four months.  But would they still [...]

COVID-19 Patient Isolation Unit Will Remain at K.H.M.H.

Prime Minister Dean Barrow during a press conference today confirmed to the country and frontline healthcare workers that the isolation unit will remain inside the walls of the Karl Heusner [...]

Belize Medical Associates Will Not Accept Suspected COVID-19 Patients

A private medical facility has plans not to accept COVID-19 cases. The folks at Belize Medical Associate say they cannot accommodate COVID-19 patients because the facility is not properly equipped [...]