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COVID-19 Hits City Hall, Belize City Mayor to be Tested

At one-twenty-five this morning, a fourth case of COVID-19 was confirmed following a battery of tests of twenty-five persons.  The announcement was made before nine o’clock this morning to the [...]

Mayor Earl Trapp on Cayo COVID-19 Case

At least twenty persons have been included so far in the mapping exercise relating to the fourth person carrying the virus; this includes his immediate family members and those individuals [...]

Travel Ban in Effect Internally; Easter is Off

The month-long state of emergency is on its second day and includes a restriction on all out-district travel.  With Easter vacation only a week away, plans to visit other parts [...]

Belizeans Abroad to be Prohibited Re-entry

The National Oversight Committee, a multi-agency taskforce chaired by Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Opposition Leader John Briceño, has together agreed that all frontier points and ports of entry must [...]

MOH Undertakes Mapping for COVID-19 Patient Four

This afternoon, the Director of Health Services provided more details to the fourth case of the corona virus. Mapping started soon after the results were known involving the San Ignacio [...]

MOH Provides an Update on COVID-19 Testing

One hundred and forty persons have been tested from all over the country for the corona virus. Four are positive: two in san Pedro, one in Belize City and now [...]

COVID-19 Unemployment Relief Application is Ready!

Thousands have been left jobless in the tourism industry, as well as other sectors, as business comes to a halt. So, in Belize City and the districts, the unemployed persons [...]

Thousands Apply at S.S.B. for COVID-19 Unemployment Relief

As you heard, today many unemployed Belizeans applied for the COVID-19 unemployment relief from the government. We spoke with General Manager of Corporate and Customer Relations, Chandra Cansino about this [...]

74 Persons Arrested for Breaking Curfew

The state of emergency came into effect on April first and by Thursday night, the streets of the City and around the country were virtually empty of people and there [...]

Ismael Jacobs is Shot and Killed in PG

There was a murder on Thursday night in the Indianville community of Punta Gorda.  Sometime around seven p.m., PG police were called out to the area where they found twenty-seven-year-old [...]

DHS Speaks on Masks & Ventilators

As you know, during the Ask the Experts webcast the panelists field questions from the public. Two of the frequently asked questions today were about the use of masks and [...]

CitCo Running on Skeleton Staff Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis is widespread and across the country municipal administrations are feeling the financial crunch.  Of the four hundred and twenty employees on staff at [...]

To Mask or Not To Mask?

Every sector is grappling with the impacts of COVID-19; municipalities are no exception. In Orange Walk, Mayor Kevin Bernard says the town council is adjusting to survive the months ahead [...]

COVID-19 Affecting Revenue Stream for City/Town Councils

Orange Walk Mayor Kevin Bernard is pleading to Prime Minister Dean Barrow to afford city and town councils across the district financial relief. Most councils have closed down and only [...]

Fishing – an Alternative in the Wake of Collapsed Tourism Industry?

The tourism industry has shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now domestic tourism is also on hold for the upcoming Easter holidays. It is forecasted that the industry [...]

Sagicor Gives $10K for COVID-19 Response and Protection to the Police Department

Earlier in the month, Sagicor Financial Company Limited announced that is committing one million U.S. dollars to aid in the fight against COVID-19 in the Caribbean. The focus will be [...]