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P.S.U. Holds Firm on Increments Despite FinSec’s Threat

There is an impasse tonight between the Public Service Union and the Government. The matter has been brewing for some weeks, but the union remains firmly rooted in its position [...]

P.S.U. – “Five Weeks into COVID it was Almost a Nightmare.”

The government, notwithstanding the COVID-19 crisis, has been struggling to meet its monthly wage bill for public officers and has proposed measures that would accrue three to five percent of [...]

P.S.U. & B.N.T.U. Meeting Tonight Before Responding to FinSec

A legal battle, says Vice President Flowers, is imminent should the prime minister proceed to amend the Public Service Regulations, since he does not have the authority under the existing [...]

P.U.P. Issues Message of Solidarity with the Public Service Union

The People’s United Party has also issued a message of solidarity with the Public Service Union. It says that the letter of ultimatum has no place in a democratic society [...]

American Duo Quarantined in Placencia

Belize remains with zero active cases of COVID-19. A second wave of the virus is expected to hit and with neighbouring countries expected to reach their peak, it is not [...]

Health Officials Say French Nationals, Who Were Out at Sea, Are of No Interest

Doctor Marvin Manzanero also spoke of French nationals who were out at sea for the past month. Since they had not come in contact with anyone from the affected countries, [...]

Belize to Be Hit by 2nd COVID-19 Wave

Officially, by Sunday, Belize should recover from the first wave. This would mean that after twenty-eight days, there have been no new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.   Health officials, [...]

Random Testing for COVID-19 Continues

Random testing across the country for COVID-19 continues.  The Ministry of Health says that it has expanded screening as tracing contacts has ceased.  A total of one thousand, one hundred [...]

61 Persons including Officers Arrested for S.O.E. Violations

A police officer finds himself among a group of sixty other individuals who are the latest group charged in the police crackdown of violators of the state of emergency. The [...]

Orange Walk Police Shoots Man

The police department is at the front lines of enforcing the state of emergency. But ensuring compliance with the regulations has opened up opportunity for abuse. There is the well [...]

Belize City Youth Claims Police Brutality

A Belize City teenager also felt the wrath of the police at the beginning of the week. In this case, Karim Barona left his girlfriend’s house after five in the [...]

An Interagency Approach to Combating Illegal Crossings in the North

A total of three persons have now been charged for illegal entry into the country since the borders are closed; the most recent was on Wednesday.  Over the weekend, a [...]

Celebrating Mother’s Day in a Time of COVID-19

This Mother’s Day will be different for families across the country. Restaurants are not open to the public, travelling across district lines is not allowed, gatherings are limited in numbers, [...]

Fire! Fire! Western Belize is on fire!

Tonight, we share more from our trip out west to cover the fires that have been consuming large plots of farmlands and virgin forested areas.  A small group of concerned [...]

An Update on Caring for the Homeless

There are hundreds of persons who are homeless primarily in Belize City. At the start of the COVID crisis, they were transported to the MCC Grounds in Belize City to [...]

Fisherfolk in Corozal Gets Help from OCEANA Belize & Rotaract Club

Fisherfolk from the communities of Chunox, Copper Bank and Sarteneja are getting some much needed help on Friday.  Twenty-five deserving families will receive two weeks of food supply to relieve [...]

Healthy Living and Mask Etiquette

There weren’t many professions before the COVID-19 crisis that necessitated using masks, but now – or at least for now – it is an essential item for all of us. [...]