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Further Ease of Lockdown Restrictions; Curfew Shortened, Social Gatherings Allowed

There was a national sigh of relief today when the lifting of additional restrictions was announced, though the state of emergency remains in place until the end of June.  Cabinet [...]

Bars, Discos, Nightclubs Still Not Allowed to Operate

The shortened curfew hours means that businesses will be allowed to open for longer periods.  But this only applies to business establishments that are allowed to operate under the State [...]

Philip Goldson International Airport Remains Closed

One of the most anticipated decisions involves the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport. That matter was discussed at length this week at the meeting of the National Oversight [...]

A Split Decision on Reopening the P.G.I.A.

So there is no decision yet on the reopening of the P.G.I.A.  The results of a recent survey conducted by the Belize Tourism Industry Association indicate that fifty percent of [...]

Number of Persons at Social Gatherings Increased to 100

Prohibitions on the use of parks and playgrounds will be lifted and recreational contact sports such as volleyball, basketball and football will be allowed. Gymnasiums and spas will be allowed [...]

Public Servants to Return to Work for Normal Hours

According to the Attorney General, the S.I., which comes into effect on Friday, only imposes time restrictions for the curfew. As for public officers, who were reporting to work at [...]

David Valencia is Charged, Arraigned for Murder of U.S. National

One day after the vicious killing of U.S. national Robert Hurley, a man has been charged for his murder. Earlier this morning, the San Ignacio Police levelled the charge and [...]

B.B.O.C. Appeals for Intervention in Unlawful Bus Run!

There is dispute brewing between the B.B.O.C. and another bus line called the Belize Transit System. The B.B.O.C. operators are saying that the Ministry of Transport is turning a blind [...]

Daycare Centers Are Still Not Allowed to Reopen

There is a further relaxing of curfew hours and more business and sporting activity will be allowed beginning this Friday and for longer hours. Schools are set to reopen on [...]

Barge Sinks at Sea!

A barge carrying heavy equipment sank somewhere between Caye Chapel and Caye Caulker early Tuesday morning. The tug boat – called ‘Pulla’ – that departed Belize City for Caye Caulker [...]

A Remote Sensing Damage Analysis of the Chiquibul Forest Impacted by the 2020 Forest Fires

As much as twenty-two point two thousand acres of forests were affected by fires in three protected areas: Vaca Forest Reserve, Caracol Archaeological Reserve and the Chiquibul National Park this [...]

Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund Finances Mask Production Project of Rotary & Kolbe Foundation

Beginning this Friday, social gatherings of up to a hundred persons and other activities will be allowed as restrictions are further relaxed.   The use of masks, however, during the COVID-19 [...]

AG Peyrefitte on Face Masks and Social Distancing

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte says that wearing a face mask and social distancing become even more important with the lifting of restrictions. The two guidelines are considered major factors in [...]

Attorney General Comments on New Cases of COVID-19

Belize recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in less than a week. The nineteenth case was recorded on June fifth and the patient was identified as a twenty-seven-year-old Belizean man [...]

Selling of Dollar Coin Parcel in PG Raises Concerns

The sale of a private parcel of land near the entrance of Punta Gorda Town is raising serious concerns among residents in that southern municipality, not because it is a [...]

Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Proposed Development in PG

According to Mayor McKenzie, a meeting with residents, as well as technical personnel from various agencies, is being held this evening in Punta Gorda to discuss the issue of the [...]

Opposition Leader Calls for Land Reform

Still on the matter of lands, activist Nigel Petillo is calling on the government to issue lands to Belizeans who possess none.  Last week, Petillo invited prospective land owners to [...]

An Update on the Petrocaribe Case

Earlier in the year, Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Opposition Leader John Briceño went at each other over the former Chief Justice’s ruling on public funds. CJ Kenneth Benjamin ruled [...]

September without Carnival! No Money and No Time to Get Ready

In years past, the construction of carnival costumes and dance rehearsals would be in full swing at this time of the year. But the coronavirus has thrown a wrench into [...]

Healthy Living: Donate Blood

Across the world, blood is a precious resource. Even in modern medicine, there is no substitute for blood. By donating blood, you can save as many as three lives. Complications [...]