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A Third Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Belize

Prime Minister Dean Barrow spoke to the nation today in a pre-recorded statement on the virus that’s turning life upside down.  First, there is a third confirmed case of COVID-19.  [...]

Fleshing Out the State of Emergency

As of Wednesday night, the restriction of free movement of citizens across the country will come into full effect as part of the state of emergency.  Only persons who are [...]

PM Barrow – Outside Financial Aid A Little Slow to Come By

Are there sufficient medical equipment and supplies to take us through this period of national shutdown, amid the COVID-19 crisis?  According to PM Barrow, there is enough to last the [...]

Disbursements for Unemployed Belizeans Commences this Week

To tide Belizeans over while funding from the international financial institutions is made available, government will be drawing down on monies that have been earmarked from its majority-owned utility companies, [...]

Patient Three “Doing Good Overall”; M.O.H. Looking at 2 Other Persons

The thirty-eight-year-old Belizean male, who contracted COVID-19 before traveling to Belize from New York City, remains in self-isolation tonight. Patient three is in Belize City, the economic and political hub [...]

COVID-19 Testing to be Scaled Up

The Ministry of Health is acquiring more equipment to be used to fight the virus. Doctor Manzanero says that further testing will be carried out to detect potential cases.  According [...]

Lord Michael Ashcroft & the Belize COVID-19 Response Fund

There are more details tonight on the ten million-dollar donation granted by Lord Michael Ashcroft to the government to assist in the combat against COVID-19. The donation has been deposited [...]

COVID-19 Threatens to Shut Down Transportation System

The COVID-19 pandemic is the cause of worldwide instability. Huge chunks of economies are shutting down, businesses are closing and the unemployment figures continue to rise. It is estimated that [...]

Bus Association Writes Transport Minister for Relief

Public transportation is necessary for the movement of people who go to work or shop. Ewart Metzgen says that one of the requests being made by the Belize Bus Association [...]

Sanitizing San Pedro

Meanwhile, in San Pedro Town, the business community has partnered with the San Pedro Tour Operators Association to sanitize public areas. With the approval and supervision of the Ministry of [...]

Belizean Students on Self-Isolation Experience

A number of Belizean students, who were studying overseas, have returned home and are in self-isolation due to the novel coronavirus. There is a fourteen-day incubation period for the virus [...]

Was Proper Screening Being Done at the P.G.I.A.?

Bryton Codd returned home from Canada on March seventeenth; at the time, that country had seventeen confirmed cases of COVID-19 and schools were closing as a form of containment.  On [...]

How to Cope Through Self-Isolation

Isolation comes with huge challenges since it is an abrupt departure from normal life to no contact with family members and friends. Successful self-isolation is a battle more of the [...]

Attorney Arthur Saldivar Charged for Spreading False News

Attorney Arthur Saldivar is the second person to be charged for spreading false information in relation to COVID-19. The charge comes after Saldivar made a Facebook post on Saturday, claiming [...]

Group of Men Slapped with ‘Social Distancing’ Charge

Police say that they have arrested a group of men for failing to comply with the social distancing act in light of COVID-19.  The arrest was made at a bar [...]

Trio Charged for Failing to Comply with Public Drinking and Social Distancing Regulations

Police are coming down hard on persons who do not observe quarantine measures in place.  Over the weekend, three persons were charged for public drinking in the south.  Police say [...]

Was it you, ACP Alden Dawson?

And in a separate case – but related to the issue of public drinking – we turn to an incident that allegedly involves a senior police officer.  A video was [...]

3 Charged for Unlicensed Ammunition

On Saturday morning, around eight o’clock, police conducted a search at a residence in San Ignacio where they found unlicensed ammunition. Three persons, who were at the residence at the [...]

San Pedro Patients Recovering from COVID-19

Tonight, Belize has three confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The first was confirmed on Sunday, March twenty-second.  The patient is a thirty-eight-year-old Belizean female, who is currently in self isolation in [...]

Returning Belizeans to be Quarantine for 21 Days

There were a number of new quarantine measures put in place over the weekend.  During today’s Ask the Experts segment, Doctor Marvin Manzanero was joined by John Bodden. He is [...]

D.P.P. to Provide Directives into Fatal Melinda Road Accident

Last Friday made one week since Shon Dee Emmanuel was knocked down and killed on the Melinda Road in Stann Creek.  The Hope Creek resident was riding his bike, heading [...]

The Judiciary of Belize Response to COVID-19 Preventative Measures

COVID-19 is having an impact in every imaginable sector. As you know, there is a backlog in cases to be heard and decisions to be delivered at the Supreme Court.  [...]