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Belize Down to ZERO Active COVID-19 Cases

Belize is down to zero active COVID-19 cases. This is the good news that emerged from the Ministry of Health this afternoon and is widely welcomed by Belizeans.  But according [...]

DO NOT Let Your Guard Down! Second COVID-19 Wave Likely to Happen

While some of the most severe restrictions in modern days have been relaxed, the state of emergency remains in place for another two months. With an imminent second wave of [...]

23 Persons Die of COVID-19 in Quintana Roo

Neighbouring countries in the north and west, Mexico and Guatemala, are recording an increase of COVID-19 cases. With Belizeans illegally crossing the border, the possibility of a more lethal second [...]

Body 2000 Shut Down, Six Persons Charged for SOE-related Offenses

The full force of the law unexpectedly came down on Body 2000 this morning. The popular gym, located on Coney Drive, closed during the state of emergency and is not [...]

ComPol Williams Says Exercise was Taking Place at Body 2000

So a member of the police team says the building was shuttered and locked and they got no answer from inside. Neal and the other five persons charged also have [...]

Norwegian Cruise Lines Warns of Possible Bankruptcy

What is the future of Harvest Caye in southern Belize? As you know, the novel coronavirus wreaked havoc in the entire tourism industry across the globe, when no sail orders [...]

Has National Gas Company Commenced Commercial Operations?

As of May first 2020, importers of liquefied petroleum gas—Gas Tomza Limited, Southern Choice Butane, Zeta Gas and Belize Western Energy Limited—cannot import butane gas into Belize. That responsibility belongs [...]

Foreign Company Controls Majority Shares of National Has Company

Matura also raised questions about the owners of the National Gas Company. The company is a Public-Private Partnership with the Government of Belize holding twenty-five percent of shares. The list of [...]

Gang Truce Amid COVID-19, Police Street Unites

Earlier this year, a state of emergency was instituted on the south side of the city allowing for the imprisonment of gang members due to the spike in violent crimes. [...]

Social Distancing in Water Taxis Causing a Headache for the Police

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams addressed the concerns arising from the lack of social distancing at the water taxi terminals and on their vessels. While these can now operate, today [...]

Is San Pedro Residents, Businesses Complying with S.O.E. Regulations?

ComPol Chester Williams was in San Pedro today where he met with Coastal Executive Officer, Superintendent Chris Noble and his team of officers as well as with San Pedro Mayor, [...]

Ministry of Education Speaks on High School Promotions

Secondary schools are still working out what will happen for students when the new academic year starts in September. Will they all be promoted to a new class or will [...]

There’s a Growing Demand for MOE’s Educational Resources

When she spoke with reporters today, Doctor Carol Babb also gave an update on the progress of the ministry’s educational programmes for students. As you know, the ministry is offering [...]

The Mandatory Use of Face Masks

The use of face masks is now a must for persons venturing in public during the next thirty days of the state of emergency.  That has created a whole new [...]

Are You Wearing Your Mask in the Public?

The cost of not wearing a mask in public can cost you five thousand dollars – it is a hefty fine to pay when reusable masks are going for as [...]

Forest Fires Killed Animals, Destroyed Habitats

The rains last week doused the huge fires that were burning out of control in the Vaca and Chiquibul forest in the west. The damage, however, was already done. Huge [...]

UNICEF Gifts 1,000 Care Packages to Feeding Programme Recipients

This morning, UNICEF handed over a thousand boxes of food and hygiene items to the Ministry of Education.  The hampers are for underprivileged students who are enrolled in the government’s [...]

Can UB Offer Other Options to Students Instead of Withdrawal?

On April twenty-second, the University of Belize issued a three-page press release to update students about steps being taken as the university navigates these uncertain COVID-19 times. There are some [...]

National Students’ Union of Belize Advices UB Students to Not Fully Withdraw

UB’s President Sankat has said that the students withdrawing from the course will not warrant any academic or financial penalty and students will be able to re-register for such courses [...]

OCEANA & BTV Partner Up to Provide COVID-19 Relief for Toledo Fisherfolk

Fifty families in Toledo are set to receive food hampers. The generous donation is being sponsored by OCEANA Belize through the Belize Territorial Volunteers. The food packages are to extend [...]

The International Office of Migration Makes Donation to Ministry of Human Services

The Ministry of Human Services also received a donation today. It came from the International Office of Migration comprising of three hundred hygiene kits to benefit vulnerable populations. The packages [...]

New Laws Restrict Cultural Practice of Fishing in Coastal Communities

And going back to the south, when we spoke with Wil Maheia today he shared that one of the restrictions has been very tough for residents to deal with in [...]