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Belize Confirms 9th COVID-19 Case

As we start the Easter weekend, the novel coronavirus continues to spread. Ministry of Health today confirmed the ninth case of the deadly COVID-19. The patient is a female minor [...]

Director of Health Services Explains Rejection of Test Kits

On Wednesday it came to light that Belize has rejected thousands of test kits that countries from the Central American Integration System were getting from the South Korean government. The [...]

John Briceño Says Let’s Make the System Work

Opposition Leader John Briceño, who is the co-chair of the National Oversight Committee, says that the ministry made a mistake by refusing the test kits from SICA.  Briceño says that [...]

State of San Ignacio Hospital’s Flu Clinic “Discouraging”

Flu clinics have been set up across the country as part of the efforts to identify COVID-19 cases. In San Ignacio, the clinic was partially set up at the San [...]

The Status of the COVID-19 Unemployment Relief

One thousand four hundred and eighty-eight applications for the COVID-19 unemployment relief programme have been processed and approved but about five hundred have been disbursed. The number of applications up [...]

The Unemployed Frustrated with Sluggish Relief Program

Leader of the Opposition John Briceño says that as many as sixty thousand applications for unemployment relief from Belizeans who have been have been left jobless due to the corona [...]

John Briceño: “I find it disgusting”

A two-minute video posted online by the U.D.P. Standard Bearer for Orange Walk Central, Denny Grijalva is being shot down by the Leader of the Opposition and Orange Walk Central [...]

A Group of Unemployed Persons Allowed off Ambergris Caye; Situation Grim

About sixty-nine persons left today from San Pedro Town to the mainland and others are expected to be transferred this weekend. These are person who lost their jobs and are [...]

Returnees Had to Get Health Inspection Clearance

While some of the returnees were from Belize City, a number were from the districts and lived on the island to earn their living. But with suspended bus runs and [...]

John Briceño: “government is under a severe cash flow crunch”

Public officers across the country find themselves without their scheduled salary before the Easter; they will now be paid until April fourteenth. While the government is obligated to pay salaries [...]

G.O.B. Fires Back at LPG Importers; John Briceño Asks Gov’t to Reconsider

The government today responded to statements made by attorney Audrey Matura on behalf of three liquefied petroleum gas importers as it relates to the G.O.B. blocking the companies from reducing [...]

Farmers Feeling the Brunt of COVID-19

Farmers suffered millions of dollars in losses in 2019 due to the drought. They were barely recovering when the COVID-19 started to spread in Belize, bringing economic activity to a [...]

Guatemalan Fugitive Returned to Melchor to Face Murder Charge

Attorneys headed to court today in the matter of a Guatemalan fugitive. On Wednesday, the Immigration Department surrendered a fugitive to Guatemalan authorities.  Edgar Cortez, who also goes by the [...]

Buying and Selling Fish During an State of Emergency!

Easter is cancelled – that’s the message that Belizeans heard straight from the Prime Minister. This Easter the country will spend under a state of emergency and curfew hours will [...]

Belize Police Department Receives Cheque from Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund

A third donation via the Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund was disbursed today. It went to the Belize Police Department. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams received a cheque from Lyndon [...]

One Thousand Live Chickens for Cayo Residents

Additional measures taken by government to lockdown Cayo District for fourteen days have further restricted the movement of residents in the twin towns of Santa Elena and San Ignacio.  Delivery, [...]

20,000 Masks Are Donated to Essential Frontline Workers

As cases of COVID-19 pop up in different parts of the country, the use of masks is becoming more prevalent, but less available for purchase. Frontline workers in health, sanitation [...]

Patient 8 Remains Hospitalized

COVID-19 patient number eight, fifty-year-old land inspector Ramsley Gillett, remains hospitalized tonight.  Gillett tested positive for COVID-19 on April seventh and is currently in the isolation area of the Corozal [...]

How to Keep Healthy During Quarantine

The Easter holiday is well upon us so there are those hot cross buns that form part of our diet in the next few days. We will all be at [...]

Sanitize Your Groceries!

If you will be doing grocery shopping over the weekend, aside from social distancing and wearing face masks, the nutritionist advises to be careful what you touch at the supermarket. [...]

Experts Entourage Breastfeeding during Pandemic

The adage Breast is Best still applies to keep babies healthy and strong. The experts are recommending that mothers continue to breastfeed but to take the necessary measures to protect [...]

Healthy Living: Tips for Pandemic Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has usurped everyone’s attention. It’s on local and international television; it’s all over social media and the main topic of every group chat, and even at dinner [...]