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Belize Refuses Donation of Testing Kits from the Republic of Korea to the Region

There is a most worrisome report coming out of the region tonight. Heads of Government of SICA met in March and adopted a Regional Contingency Plan to combat the novel [...]

Belize Running Low on Viral Swabs

There will be an increase in sampling and testing countrywide especially in the Cayo and Corozal Districts for the COVID-19 virus. However, supplies such as swabs to collect samples are [...]

COVID-19 Patient 8 is Lands Inspector Ramsley Gillett from Corozal

There is a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Corozal District.  The patient is Ramsey Gillett, a brave public officer who works at the Lands Department in Corozal Town [...]

Dr. Manzanero Says Patients 6, 7 Stable

Mapping and testing of other persons infected by the virus continues by the Ministry of Health.  On ‘Ask the Experts’ today, Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero provided an [...]

Evidence Points to a Community Spread

There are now a total of eight Belizeans who tested positive for the virus. And it is expected that the number will increase in the days to come. While the [...]

Three Policemen Detained for Sexual Coercion

Turning to a despicable sex video in circulation; three officers, including a corporal, have been identified as the policemen behind the most appalling act of sexual coercion that was recorded [...]

Senior Expert Investigating Despicable Incident

According to ComPol Williams, the despicable act perpetrated by the officers undermines the work of the police department, as well as the individual efforts of their colleagues in shaping the [...]

Corporal’s Resignation to be Rescinded, He Still Faces Disciplinary Action

The officers involved have been identified as a corporal and two police constables.  Notwithstanding the tendering of his resignation a week or so ago, ComPol Williams will be withdrawing that [...]

MOH Says it is Appalled at the Assault on Human Dignity

The Ministry of Health has also weighed in on the issue, saying that its Mental Health Unit recognizes one of the victims as a person with a severe mental disorder. [...]

Patient Four Infected Patient Six

Patient six is San Ignacio businessman, Nigel Espat, who says he is recovering from the deadly virus. Espat spoke to News Five on Tuesday evening and this morning, he described [...]

Patient 6: “It’s Not a Death Sentence”

Nigel Espat is expected to be re-tested early next week to determine if his body has been able to dispose of the virus. He will be re-tested twice according to [...]

M.O.H. Address (Some) Concerns Raise by Nurses Association

Tensions are decreasing between the Nurses Association of Belize and the Ministry of Health.  Both parties met today to discuss concerns brought up by the association related to the equipment [...]

‘Flimsy’ Tents Replaced with Wooden Structures

According to Darrell Spencer, communication between both parties will continue in the days ahead. As for the flimsy tents used for the COVID-19 areas in hospital countrywide, Spencer says that [...]

A Delay in Salaries for Public Officers

There is news tonight which public officers will not be happy about and that is because those members expecting salaries today, for the April fifteenth pay period, are not getting [...]

Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund Donates 100K to Hope Haven in San Pedro

The Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund has made another donation; this time, it is befitting Hope Haven Children’s Home and Community Center located on Ambergris Caye.  The donation is in [...]

G.O.B. Threatens LPG Importers Over Emergency Discounts To Belizeans During COVID-19 Crisis

G.O.B. and the LPG importers are sparring again. Three of the six liquefied petroleum gas companies in Belize—namely Belize Western Energy Limited, Gas Tomza, and Southern Choice Butane (Zeta Gas)—are [...]

Attorney Audrey Matura Says it is A Scheme to Protect Government’s Interest in National Gas Company

The Bureau of Standards regulates the retail price of butane, but not the wholesale price; it is the importers and wholesalers who control that. World oil prices have been plummeting [...]

Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of LPG Importers Against G.O.B.

Two lawsuits have been filed in respect of the matter in which the importers are seeking judicial review of S.I. fifty-seven of 2019 and a constitutional challenge against the government. [...]

The Number of S.O.E. Arrests Dwindles

On Tuesday night, Cayo District which has reported three cases of COVID-19 went under an additional lockdown. The police continue to do their rounds in other parts of the country [...]

Virtual Court Appearance for S.O.E. Offenders

The Kolbe Foundation recently introduced a system where inmates can make virtual court appearances from the Belize Central Prison.  It’s a system that is also being considered by the Belize [...]

Vicious Beat Down of Elderly San Martin Resident Still Under Investigation

The vicious beating of seventy-seven-year-old Alejandro Chavez, as well as another resident of the San Martin community in Belmopan, at the hands of police officers, remains under investigation.  While both [...]

Face Shields for Frontline Workers – a Generous Donation!

All non-essential establishments are closed and that includes businesses that sell stationery items. Although the Stationery House Retail Outlet on Slaughterhouse Road in Belize City is closed for Belize City [...]

What Do We Do With Deceased COVID-19 Patients?

The body of fifty-five-year-old Hubert Pipersburgh, the first casualty of COVID-19 in Belize, was reportedly cremated on Monday night.  The disposal of the remains of patients who succumb to complications [...]

Moses Sulph Says Total, 24hr Lockdown Should be Mandatory

Social activist Moses Sulph is weighing on the state of emergency and how it adversely affects the entire population of Belizeans who are living below the poverty line.  While there [...]

Another Drought on the Horizon!

Is another drought on our horizon? That’s what’s it shaping up to be – according to the National Meteorological Service’s seasonal rainfall forecast for April to September. That forecast shows [...]