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A Mysterious Drowning Outside of Hattieville

Three persons, including his stepfather, are detained for questioning in the mysterious drowning of a Hattieville resident. Twenty-two-year-old Nigel Welch, his stepfather and two others went to an eleven feet [...]

Sunday’s Total Lockdown Lifted

There are no new cases of the COVID 19 virus, the last reported case was twelve days ago, so on Monday, the House of Representatives will be in session in [...]

S.O.E. Curfew Remains in Effect

With the countrywide quarantine ending on Saturday, April twenty-fifth, movements of people will be permitted, but with restrictions. Businesses such as mechanic shops, banks, and certain government offices will reopen [...]

Business to Reopen During Certain Hours

The two-week lockdown winds down at midnight on Saturday and according to the Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte, public transportation will resume for essential workers who will be required to travel [...]

P.U.P. Supports Extended State of Emergency for 30 Days

This Monday, a House meeting will be held to get approval for an extension of sixty days to the State of Emergency. But it does not mean that the shutdown [...]

The COVID-19 Situation in Quintana Roo, Mexico

A panoramic snapshot of the COVID-19 situation in the neighbouring state of Quintana Roo shows a growing number of cases but in the community nearest to Belize, the numbers are [...]

Belizean Businessman Accused of Meddling in Hong Kong Affairs

Chinese national Lee Henley Hu Xiang, who holds Belizean citizenship, remains locked up in China and the Chinese government has indicated that it will prosecute Xiang. He is accused of [...]

Global Oil Prices and the Cost of Fuel in Belize

Prices for crude oil on the international market plunged dramatically to historic lows, setting off expectations that the savings will be passed on to consumers here. The state of emergency [...]

I.C.J. Extends Filing Dates for Belize/Guatemala Territorial Claim

On Wednesday, the International Court of Justice held its first ever virtual plenary meeting. It required the president and the registrar to be available in the deliberation room of the [...]

Belize City Council Donates Testing Booths to Medical Facilities Across the Old Capital

Hubert Pipersburgh was the first casualty of the COVID-19 here in Belize.  The fifty-four-year-old resident of San Ignacio worked at City Hall in Belize City and expired two days after [...]

Mayor Wagner says CitCo Not Dependent on Central Government

Earlier today, the media caught up with Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner at a handing over event at the K.H.M.H.  As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought business to [...]

Revenue Stream at the Municipal Level a Drop in the Bucket

There has been major inactivity at town councils across the country. Many of its services they provide are not considered essential and as such, several of the council’s departments have [...]

Belize City Mayor on Financial Institutions & Relief

As a former banker, Mayor Bernard Wagner also spoke about the current state of affairs as it relates to persons who find themselves unable to meet their obligations at financial [...]

K.H.M.H. Staff Back at Work After Being Quarantined, Cleared

There are only eleven active cases of the novel coronavirus reported by the Ministry of Health. During the Easter holidays, a number of K.H.M.H. staff members were exposed to COVID-19 [...]

K.H.M.H. C.E.O. on Concerns of the Hospital Workers Union

C.E.O. Michelle Cox-Hoare also responded to a question in respect of a request by the K.H.M.H. Workers Union to be granted a seat at the discussion table on the COVID-19 [...]

K.H.M.H. Still Responding to Accident and Emergency Cases

There has been a minimal number of shootings and accident victims rushed to the national referral hospital for critical care. The state of emergency has caused restrictions on movements and [...]

UB “Steps Up” Using Online Education

The University of Belize has made plans for its student body and while its president, Professor Clement Sankat, hopes to complete semester-two of this academic year, those hopes depend entirely [...]

Unicomer Donates 10k to Red Cross for COVID Relief

A number of corporate citizens are stepping up to the plate to assist organizations at this difficult time when COVID-19 has triggered long lines of unemployed persons. The Belize Red [...]

Should Red Cross have been Tapped for Aid Relief?

The Barrow administration has come under criticism for the politicization of its COVID-19 relief effort, particularly where the distribution of food items and other forms of aid are concerned.  That [...]

Chinese Federation Donates Thousands of Face Mask to Frontline Workers

More than six thousand surgical masks were also donated today to the Belize Police Department and the Ministry of Health. The donation comes courtesy from the All China Federation of [...]

Fires are Deliberately Set by Hunters in Blue Creek

Earlier this week, the Department of the Environment officially outlawed the lighting of brushfires, citing the activity as a public health hazard, aside from the destruction that it wreaks.  But [...]

Muslim Community Worships at Home Amid SOE

Across the country, thousands of devout religious supporters have been forced to worship at home and the Muslim community in Belize has also had to adapt to the rules of [...]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Humbly Assists with Food Pantry

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Belize has also been doing its part in assisting needy Belizeans through its own pantry programme.  This week, they reached out to several impoverished neighbourhoods [...]