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Government Enacts Countrywide Safety Measures in Response to COVID-19

There is no national shutdown, but government today instituted strict safety measures country to prevent the spread of the deadly corona virus. The COVID-19 crisis has paralyzed chunks of Belize’s [...]

Practice Social Distancing!

The new normal includes safety measures such as the closure of many business establishments such as casinos, beauty salons, gyms, bars, and restaurants. Groceries stores will remain open, but owners [...]

Belize’s First COVID-19 Patient May Have Committed an Offence

The first COVID-19 case was imported; it involves a thirty-eight-year-old woman who entered the country after leaving Los Angeles last week Thursday.  The Belizean woman was expected to self isolate [...]

Almost 3 Dozen B.T.B. Employees Take Termination Packages

The tourism sector has suffered a trashing from the halting of cruise visits, the closure of businesses and the locking off of all ports of entry to Belize. Since last week, the Belize [...]

G.O.B. Imposes Freeze on a Number of Measures to Limit Spending in Public Service

Government is moving to limit spending and contain expenditures in the public service by imposing a freeze on a number of measures due to the expected economic upheaval relating to [...]

Attorney General Addresses P.S.U.’s Concerns

Public Service Union of Belize is calling on government to close all non-essential government offices across the country. Some ministries and departments have decided to close doors due to while [...]

First Person Charged for Spreading Fake News, LOL

Twenty-five-year-old Erika Vargas, a resident of Orange Walk Town, is the first person on record to be charged with spreading false news.  The arraignment follows a stern warning from Attorney [...]

La Isla Bonita Turns into Ghost Town Due to COVID-19

As we told you, residents of San Pedro Town tonight remain on lockdown. When we checked in today, the streets remain without traffic and Belize’s top tourist destination has become [...]

San Pedro Tenants Say Landlord Kicking Them Out

Another concern emerging from San Pedro Town is that landlords are kicking tenants out who can ill afford rents. These tenants are mostly non-residents of the island who are there [...]

Home-based Learning Continues; BJAT, PSE and CXC Postponed Indefinitely

Schools across the country have closed due to COVID-19 as a way to enforce social distancing among the young.  It means that thousands of children are now at home and [...]

Food Minister Says Belize’s Food Stock Adequate

A main concern in the population is over food security so thousands are stock piling food item. A committee called the COVID-19 Food Supply Monitoring Committee met on Tuesday to [...]

New Measures Implemented for Public Buses

Earlier this week transport authorities met with the Belize Bus Association and other bus officials to discuss the movement of persons across the country.  Several large operators closed off their [...]

San Ignacio/Santa Elena Officials Host COVID-19 Contingency Plan Session

In San Pedro and Belize City, residents have generally been staying home and activities on the streets have slowed down as a result of the measures to prevent the spread [...]

San Ignacio/Santa Elena Authorities Working to Keep Law and Order

We also spoke with Mayor Earl Trapp and Western Regional Commander Senior Superintendent Linden Flowers.  They both outlined areas that they are working to enforce and manage to keep things [...]

S.I.B. Latest Economic Figures for February 2020

The Statistical Institute of Belize has released its most recent figures as it relates to the Consumer Price Index and External Trade Bulletin.  Last month, consumer prices increased slightly, as [...]

Cuban Health Specialists to Assist Belize in Fight Against COVID-19

The world class Cuban health system is contributing across the world in the fight against the novel coronavirus.  Belize and Antigua and Barbuda are the two most recent countries to [...]

Man Found Dead in the North; Did He Drown?

In other news, an Orange Walk man was found dead in a pond. Police say that no injuries were observed on the body and it is suspected that Nolasco Gonzalez, [...]

Robbery and Shooting in Bella Vista Village

Police are looking for four men who committed a robbery and shooting in Bella Vista Village earlier this week. On Monday, the assailants held up a security guard and robbed [...]

A Stabbing Between in-Laws

An argument between in-laws has left one person hospitalized and another facing an attempted murder charge. Police say that during the early hours of Tuesday morning, a family was socializing [...]

Investigation Into Fatal Accident Continues

Police say they still haven’t been able to determine who was driving the mini-SUV that was involved in the fatal crash on Tuesday morning. Forty-three-year-old Dorian Anthony was killed when [...]

Commercial Banks are Fully Prepared to Work with Indebted Customers

Financial institutions stand ready to work with their respective customers during this time of economic catastrophe.  The Central Bank of Belize, led by Governor Joy Grant, has been instrumental not [...]

Distilleries to Produce Hand Sanitizers

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide, hand sanitizers and alcohol are virtually non-existent in stores and supermarkets. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water is one of the best [...]

Belize Healthcare Partners Limited Prepared to Take In COVID-19 Patients

Belize Healthcare Partners Limited, a private facility, is taking a different approach to deal with an anticipated health crisis in the case of a COVID-19 outbreak. The hospital is functioning [...]

Healthy Living: Domestic Violence & Social Distancing

Typically in March, Belize would celebrate Women’s Month with a plethora of activities that would celebrate women, as well as, bring to focus the issues specific to our gender. All [...]