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Bullet Tree Falls Chairman Proposes Toll for Cattle Trade

Every sector is being affected by this novel coronavirus and it includes the productive sector.  The exportation of livestock to Guatemala via Bullet Tree Falls is an informal industry that [...]

Cattle Trade at a Standstill, Millions Lost in Revenue

During the meeting, Chairman Pinelo informed the panel that prior to the suspension of cattle export in the area, farmers were often seen paying out monies to police officers stationed [...]

DHS Clarifies Internal Memo to Doctors

An internal memo from the Ministry of Health surfaced on Wednesday night. It follows statements made by the Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte hours earlier that doctors will no longer be [...]

Specialized Services at the K.H.M.H. Uninterrupted

But what about those specialized care services offered by doctors at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital? While those with insurance may be able to access these services at private healthcare [...]

Ministry of Health Finding Other Ways to Import Medical Supplies

We have reported that a number of medical items in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic ordered from U.S. suppliers have been blocked from arriving at the Bahamas, Barbados and the [...]

COVID-19 Data Up: 651 Screened; Positive Cases Remain at 18

Across the globe, there is a call for more testing to determine as much as possible the number of persons carrying the virus and to contain its spread. Even persons [...]

PM Barrow’s Latest Address on COVID-19

Since we reported on Wednesday on the COVID Relief Programme, the number of applications submitted has increased by another two thousand persons, though the number of applications has now tapered.  [...]

New Under-16 Curfew Measure Takes Effect

So there is no date for schools to re-open but at midnight tonight, new curfew measures restricting those who are sixteen-years-old and under take effect. From four p.m. to eight [...]

When Will School Reopen?

When will classes be re-opened? That’s the question parents, teachers and students are asking. But that answer isn’t so clear cut at this time. As you know there are a [...]

Poultry Sector Braces for Economic Shock!

The impact of the COVID-19 is being felt everywhere. While the agro-productive sector is considered essential – it is also not immune to the shocks locally. As we’ve reported this [...]

Dairy Farmers and Producers Feel the Impact of COVID-19!

And while the problems in the livestock sector affect those who are moving cattle to be exported, it is also affecting the dairy cattle. These are cows bred for the [...]

Drought to Compound Economic Losses on Poultry and Grain Sectors in Spanish Lookout

Dairy farmers are also staring down a drought that is expected to have serious consequences on the sector. The poultry farmers and grain growers are also expected to take a [...]

COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients Doing Well! K.H.M.H. I.C.U. Patient Transferred to Western Health Region

During today’s Ask the Experts online show, Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero also gave an update on the condition of the two hospitalized COVID-19 patients. He noted that [...]

Screening Infographics Updated 3:00 p.m. Daily

Doctor Manzanero also gave an overview of how the testing data is being shared. As you know by now, the number of positive cases remains at eighteen, which includes the [...]

Medical Doctors Undertake Online Training Sessions

And on the topic of COVID-19, Director of Health Services Manzanero says that they are ensuring that medical personnel have access to online educational resources and sessions. He says that [...]

Tackling Social Distancing

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams spoke to News Five today about the issue the department is facing with citizens adhering to social distancing guidelines. On Wednesday, we showed you the [...]

Bishop Dorick Wright: Jovial but Stern

Bishop Dorick Wright passed away at five-fifteen on Wednesday morning in Belize City. In paying homage to Bishop Wright, his colleagues in the priesthood have been reflecting on his many [...]

Management Protocols for the Handling and Disposal of COVID-19 Positive Corpses

So far, two persons have died from COVID-19 and as we know, the protocols for their burial are within the established measures set by the World Health Organization. The Public [...]

Public Health Inspector on Gears and Shipping of COVID-19 Bodies

Public Health Inspector John Bodden also shares the protective gears to be used in the process of disposal of bodies of both known and suspected COVID-19 patients. Bodden says that [...]

Healthy Living: Dialysis Plea

Since the start of April, Belizeans have been asked to stay home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. This restriction on movement was tightened on Sunday when the [...]