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Another Confirmed Case of COVID-19 – Patient #21

Belize and Uruguay are the two countries in this side of the world that are battling the novel coronavirus with success.  On the other hand, Brazil has been experiencing an [...]

Rapid Tests, False Negatives

The quarantine process of persons entering Belize is working to contain the spread of the virus, but there is growing concern over the effectiveness of rapid tests, especially as it [...]

American Nationals Also in Mandatory Quarantine

Fifteen persons were on the manifest of the United Airlines flight that landed at the Philip Goldson International Airport on June twelfth. Among them were twelve repatriated Belizeans; the other [...]

Five Belizeans on Cruise Ship Repatriated to the Country

Another group of Belizeans returned to the country early this morning via a cruise ship. The vessel docked at around seven o’clock off the coast of the Old Capital. The [...]

Belize’s Health System Continuously Preparing for COVID-19

The three recent positive cases of the coronavirus have all been imported and health authorities say the country is not experiencing a second wave. But during a one-on-one interview today [...]

Esperanza Resident Charged for Maiming Another

A man from Esperanza Village in western Belize remains hospitalized after he came under attack by someone he knew. Isaias Estrada’s hand was severed in a confrontation with Shane Jeal. [...]

New Service Station in PG is being Built near Calvary Chapel Church

In the south, the construction of a gas station at a prime location in Punta Gorda is coming into fierce opposition with every passing day.  Objection to building of the [...]

Summary Report of G.O.B.’s US$75 COVID-19 Unemployment Relief Programme Released

There is some consideration that the Unemployment Relief Programme will re-open as joblessness is on the increase. The initiative closed in April but since then hundreds others feeling the pain [...]

Why Didn’t Belize Try to Access IMF’S RFI Programme?

The Prime Minister has said that Belize will get in the range of one hundred million dollars from the international financial institutions to assist with COVID-19. The funding, however, is [...]

Brace Yourself for a Price Hike on LPG

Households across the country are bracing for a price hike that is coming their way. The Central American importers, such as Gas Tomza, Zeta Gas and Belize Western Energy Limited [...]

Regular Gas Goes Up at the Pumps

Aside from having to paying more for LPG, consumers will also get hit with a jump in the prices for gasoline. Regular fuel will increase by seventy-six cents per gallon [...]

Weed Seller is Shot at Home in San Ignacio

There was a shooting incident in San Ignacio on Sunday night that has left a local marijuana dealer hospitalized with an injury to the upper leg.  Sometime after eight o’clock [...]

Two Robberies Reported Over the Weekend

A businessman and a woman were robbed this past weekend in separate incidents that occurred in Hattieville and Belize City, respectively.  Thea Gillett was making her way on foot along [...]

Early Morning Fire Destroys Undertaker’s Property!

A fire has left Louis Belisle – an undertaker in Belize City – homeless, but he says he is lucky to be alive today. Belisle’s house, in which he lived [...]

Fire Destroys a Mobile Home!

There was another fire in the city; this one happened after eleven on Saturday night on Kut Avenue. Fire officials say the fire wiped out a mobile home where a [...]

Fishermen Meet to Discuss Price of Lobster!

It’s June fifteenth, an important date on the calendar for fishermen. It means it is the start of the lobster season. But this year, fishermen are not happy about the [...]

C.W.U. and Port of Belize at Odds, Again

The Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited are battling over salary cuts. In every sector, businesses have had to take cuts to survive. So the P.B.L. on [...]

An Explosion of Mosquitoes

An explosion of mosquitoes was felt everywhere on Friday evening and the rest of the weekend. Somehow, the mosquitoes felt more aggressive and seemed to be more intense.  So today, [...]

Relief on the Way; Spraying for Mosquitoes Commences

But there is soon to be some relief because starting today, spraying by the vector control unit began across the country.   Kim Bautista, Head, Vector Control Unit, Ministry of [...]

Nuisance Mosquitoes Are Not Disease-Borne Vectors

These mosquitoes are not to be confused with the aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the vector for dengue or Chikungunya. Head of Vector Control Unit, Kim Bautista says that the [...]

BHA Educates Hoteliers on How to Prepare for Reopening of the Industry!

The borders and the P.G.I.A. remain closed, but the tourism stakeholders are getting the industry ready to receive guests when that changes. As a part of the preparation for the [...]

B.T.B. and Red Cross Join Forces for COVID Relief in Toledo

The partnership between the Belize Tourism Board and the Belize Red Cross has resulted in the distribution of thirty-five food hampers among tour guides in southern Belize.  Over the weekend, [...]