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Illegal Airstrips Destroyed in Toledo

Several clandestine airstrips have been identified for destruction in the Toledo District where an operation led by the Belize Defense Force will continue to see these makeshift runways being destroyed [...]

Placencia Beaches Disappearing Due to Dredging

There is significant beach erosion near Maya Beach in the Placencia peninsula. In the area, the beach has eroded up to fifteen feet. Residents say that dredging for a marina [...]

Southern Choice Butane Closes All Branches

The war waged by the former LPG importers has moved to another level. Today, Southern Choice Butane (Zeta Gas) announced that it is shutting down operations countrywide.  Fifty employees are [...]

Former LPG Importers Say B.B.S and N.G.C.L. Playing Hard Ball

The three former LPG importers, Gas Tomza, Zeta Gas and Belize Western Energy Limited say they have still been unable to get the new price regime for butane from the [...]

Former LPG Importers Asked to Reveal LPG Inventory Data

According to Attorney Audrey Matura, while the former importers are unable to receive an answer from the National Gas Company as to the sale price, the Belize Bureau of Standards [...]

Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund Donates $1.3 Million to the Ministry of Health

Lord Michael Ashcroft will be on Open Your Eyes this Thursday morning and we’ll hear from him on a wide range of issues, including the shocks caused by the novel [...]

Reopening Local Tourism; Great Deals for Belizeans to Overnight at Hotels Across the Country

Belize, along with Barbados and Bahamas, is being cited as the three countries in the Caribbean region hardest hit in the tourism industry by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We know that [...]

When Will Belize Open Up to International Tourists?

Local tourists only contribute to ten percent of the revenues collected by hoteliers across the country; the bulk of its income is made by international tourists who would take advantage [...]

Hotel Restaurants & Pool to Be Reopened to Guests

It is expected that later this week, restaurants at hotels as well as pools will now be allowed to be open to guests. Belize Hotel Association President and General Manager [...]

A Guideline for Hotels/Resorts Going Forward with COVID-19

The tourism industry in Belize collapsed as soon as COVID-19 began to spread in the region. As early as January of this year, hoteliers began experiencing cancellations in reservations and [...]

Five-Month-Old Baby Girl Dies Days after Being Vaccinated

The cause of death of a five-month-old baby girl is under investigation tonight. The parents of baby Kynslee Jasmin Caal rushed her to the Independence Polyclinic on Monday evening after [...]

Was Ambulance Driver Justified in Sunday’s Frightening Ordeal?

The sighting of heavily armed police officers with guns drawn at an ambulance transporting a patient has triggered debate and raised questions about the driver of vehicle as well as [...]

Director of Health Services Comments on Guatemalan Truckers

At the western border cargo trucks are still lining up. The Ministry of Immigration intervened on Monday after Guatemalan truck drivers blocked cargo trucks, coming from Guatemala, from entering Belize.  [...]

Guillermo Foreman Remains at Northern Border

Belmopan resident Guillermo Foreman remains stuck at the northern border. He has been there since Friday after he made his way from the United States through Mexico. He was in [...]

Are Hoteliers Willing to Accept Repatriated Belizeans for Quarantine Period?

One last issue on the tourism industry…In his press conference last week, Prime Minister Dean Barrow spoke about the repatriation of Belizeans stranded in other countries. They are expected to [...]

Public Service Union Calls Out G.O.B. on Wasteful Spending

The Public Service Union and the Belize National Teachers will meet with the Prime Minister, Dean Barrow on Wednesday to iron out issues regarding the government’s proposed cost-saving measures. G.O.B. [...]

Nurses: A Voice to Lead; Nursing the World to Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed further light on the critical work that nurses do to save lives. International Nurses Day was observed today across the globe to recognize the noble [...]

A Salute to Nurses on the Frontline of Belize’s COVID-19 Response

National Nurses’ Week is celebrated from May sixth through to May twelfth.  On the culmination of this globally recognized event, today the Acting Deputy Director of Health Services Ann Matute [...]

Shortage of Nurses in Belize – an Ongoing Challenge

One of the pressing challenges facing the healthcare system in Belize is that there is a shortage of nurses. Currently there are eight hundred and ninety eight active nurses, with [...]

There is Mental Health Support for Nurses

So, hospitals are understaffed as it relates to nurses, which results in nurses being overworked. And because of this, many nurses may experience fatigue and other stresses that come from [...]

200 More Food Packages Courtesy Belize-Indian Community

The Belize-Indian community made an eight thousand dollars donation for underprivileged families who are feeling the economic pinch as a result of COVID-19. That eight grand is only a fraction [...]

BELTRAIDE Hosts Virtual Competitiveness Month

BELTRAIDE is taking its competitiveness month activities online. It’s the unit’s approach to adapt to the current state of affairs due to COVID-19. BELTRAIDE and its partners will hold a [...]

Are You Ready for the Ozzy Challenge?

Across the country, thousands of primary school students remain at home where they have been since March twentieth when classes were called off due to the COVID-19 threat.  The extended [...]