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35 Days Since Belize Has Recorded Positive Case of COVID-19

It’s day thirty-five since Belize has recorded a positive case of COVID-19, but the Ministry of Health remains on alert as border communities in neighbouring Central American countries continue spiking. [...]

Restaurants Resume On-Premises Dining, but Al Fresco

Restaurants resumed on-premises dining on Saturday but the hospitality industry is looking a whole lot different.  The use of the face mask by diners and employees is a must and [...]

Statutory Instrument 72 Amended

And while some restaurants were able to begin to operate over the weekend, there is another category of restaurant-style businesses that will have to adapt to the regulations. According to [...]

Pet and Arthur Saldivar Charged After BGYEA Land Meeting in Cotton Tree

A crowd of persons showed up at mile forty-four on the George Price Highway on Sunday, lured by the promise of a piece of land.  Nigel Petillo, of the Belize [...]

Locked Up With No Means of Adhering to Social Distancing

So while Petillo and his attorney were both arraigned this morning for matters having to do with social distancing, use of face masks and movement outside of the curfew, their [...]

P.S.U. Rethinks Its Position on Increment Agreement

While there has been no official word on whether a deal has been reached, the Public Service Union has re-examined its view of the use of the word “defer” in [...]

P.S.U. Optimistic About Economic Recovery

According to Flowers, a formula will be devised to calculate what each public officer will receive in gratuity at the point of retirement which will also factor in what they [...]

Rivers of White Ash in the Vaca Forest

Friends for Conservation and Development, F.C.D., has been battling for the preservation and conservation of Belize’s forest to the west for many years. For the past few weeks, the environmental [...]

Guatemalan Farmer Caught Illegally Farming in Belize

F.C.D. has had to take up the responsibility of arresting encroachers and manning the forest to keep it from disappearing. In his article, Rath asks the question, ‘where is our [...]

Displaced Belizeans Can Return Home but With G.O.B.’s Approval

The government is making provisions to allow Belizeans in other countries who have been displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic to return home by the end of May. The COVID-19 Controlled [...]

Why Wasn’t Jules Vasquez Not Charge for Failure to Wear Face Mask in Public?

As you heard earlier in the news, Nigel Petillo and his attorney Arthur Saldivar have been charged with S.O.E. violations, including a charge for not wearing a mask in public. [...]

Police Officers Fight to Detain a Drunk Colleague in Camalote

There was a scuffle on Saturday night involving a team of police officers attempting to arrest a colleague, who was reportedly drunk and acting unruly while being apprehended.  The incident [...]

Ministry of Works Employees Critically Injured in RTA

A road traffic mishap along the George Price Highway just outside of Mahogany Heights has left a pair of men, both employees of the Ministry of Works, critically injured.  Sometime [...]

Boat Crashes into San Pedro Pier; 2 Persons are Injured

There was another accident, but this one at sea. Two persons were injured during a boat accident on Sunday evening in San Pedro. After six o’clock on Sunday, police were [...]

Motorcycle Goes Up in Flames on Philip Goldson Highway

A delivery man from Atlantic Restaurant on the Philip Goldson Highway escaped with his life on Sunday afternoon after the motorcycle he was travelling on suddenly combusted. Robert Thomas was [...]

Commissioner of Police Warns San Pedro Town Council, Again

For a second time in recent weeks, the San Pedro Town Council is at odds with the state of emergency regulations.  Weeks ago, the town council announced measures to be [...]

Tacos Vendors Can Sell from Home

Commissioner Chester Williams also took some time to speak on food vendors, who sell items such as the all time favorite tacos and barbecues. Vending is not allowed, but the [...]

The Rules on Social Events at Home

And while vendors are now given some leeway to operate from their house, you are allowed to have a social event at your house.  But there is one big restriction, [...]

Police and B.D.F. Soldiers Patrolling Borders for Border Jumpers

Guatemala and Mexico are registering an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases and while our borders are closed, the threat of a spill to this side of the border is [...]

Archeological Sites Now Open for Business

Statutory Instrument seventy-two was amended to also allow archeological sites to open in an effort to encourage domestic tourism.   This will permit Belizeans to travel across the country to undertake [...]

Couple Charged for 16 Pounds of Weed

Two persons, charged jointly in connection with the discovery of sixteen pounds of marijuana, today appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where they were granted and met bail in the [...]

Mark Gentle Charged with Dangerous Harm

Also in the Magistrate’s Court, a man, who is accused of attacking and stabbing another man last month, was charged and arraigned with Dangerous Harm. But he is home tonight, [...]

Over 1,300 Persons Charged So Far for S.O.E. Violations

For more than a month now, Belize has not reported any new COVID-19 cases, but a state of emergency remains in place until June and a curfew is in place [...]

Police ID Machine Down

A complaint was made to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams during his time on Ask the Experts today.  According to the complainant, who is a Benque Viejo resident, plain clothes [...]