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Saharan Dust Drifts Across Caribbean

Since early this morning, a plume of the Saharan dust spread across the country. The intense dust storm started in the Saharan Desert in West Africa and began travelling across [...]

S.O.E. to be Lifted, but New Laws will be Introduced Subsequently

Turning to COVID-19, the countrywide state of emergency expires next Tuesday and the weeklong countdown to the lifting of all remaining measures, including the end of the nightly curfew, has [...]

2,043 Tests Conducted; More Results to Come!

The Central Medical Lab is currently processing a number of samples from persons who returned to the country in the past couple days. Among those samples are four persons who [...]

Border Jumpers Present Biggest COVID-19 Risk!

Doctor Marvin Manzanero shared that the chances of more COVID-19 positive repatriates is likely considering that more people are returning home.  But the Ministry of Health is not worried about [...]

COVID on the Rise in Guatemala & Mexico

One of the major reasons why border jumpers are a concern for the ministry is because they are coming from neighbouring countries where COVID-19 cases are on the rise. The [...]

Belizean Health Officials Monitoring Chet’s Rising COVID-19 Infections

Doctor Marvin Manzanero is keeping a close eye on the developing COVID-19. The cases in Mexico are increasing every day and it is reported that a mother there transmitted the [...]

Cutting Cost in the Ministry of Health during COVID-19 Pandemic

As border jumpers present a real threat to the health system, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority Workers Union is engaged in discussions with the hospital’s C.E.O. and management regarding [...]

Lord Ashcroft’s Change of Heart in Investing in Belize

The process of finalizing the sale of Scotiabank Belize to Caribbean Investment Holdings is several months away, as the Central Bank, as regulator of the financial sector, does it does [...]

Central Bank Commences Review of Scotia Bank Purchase

In a recorded statement issued by the Central Bank of Belize on Monday, Governor Joy Grant stated that a detail and thorough assessment of the sale of Scotiabank to C.I.H.L. [...]

Teaching Services Commission Approves Penalties for Former Excelsior Principal

The Belize Teaching Service Commission has approved the suspension with half pay and demotion in rank of former Excelsior Principal Dawn Watters.  Earlier this year, Watters was found guilty of [...]

Charge Reduced to Manslaughter for Shane Jones

A man, who was facing a charge of murder, saw that charge reduced to manslaughter when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Viewers will recall the report we [...]

Guatemalan National Esau Ramirez Lopez is Captured

Police have arrested Guatemalan national Esau Ramirez Lopez who was on the run since last Friday. Ramirez Lopez is accused of stabbing his former common-law-wife, Rebecca Munoz and her two [...]

No Vaccine for COVID-19!

Back to today’s Ask the Expert’s Webcast…while not enough is known about the vertical transmission as yet, what health officials do know is that there is no treatment for COVID-19 [...]

DHS Explains What it Means to be COVID-19 Asymptomatic

As you’ve been hearing in recent positive cases in Belize, they have been identified as asymptomatic. Today, Doctor Marvin Manzanero highlighted what this means – essentially these positive persons may [...]

Belize’s Borders Likely to Remain Closed Indefinitely

A rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases reported in neighbouring Mexico and Guatemala has placed Belize on edge since it shares borders with both countries.  Despite all border [...]

Quarantining Positive Cases in Belize City

The Central Health Region is the unit of the Ministry of Health responsible for the on the ground logistics for those repatriated persons who are swabbed when they arrive at [...]

Private Sector Pressures G.O.B. on Economic Recovery

The private sector continues to bring pressure to bear on government in respect of a comprehensive economic recovery plan amid the COVID-19 crisis.  The resulting financial crisis has forced the [...]

Business Children Making Ideals during COVID-19

Two very young enterprising children have turned the COVID-19 pandemic into an opportunity to start a business. One is eight years old and the other is five; they came up [...]

CitCo Hosts a Training for Small Business Owners

An initial group of ten small business owners were hosted today and will be engaged in three days of training at City Hall in Belize City. Dubbed the Accelerator Program [...]

Ministry of Health Receives a Donation of Aeroboxes to Help in COVID-19 Fight

In the fight against the novel coronavirus, the Ministry of Health has received further assistance from the private sector. UNICOMER Belize, in collaboration with one of its product suppliers, has [...]

Months after His Passing, a Memorial Service is Held for Hubert Pipersburgh

Today, a funeral and memorial service took place to celebrate the life of Hubert Pipersburgh. This afternoon, at the Sacred Heart Church in San Ignacio, Cayo, family and friends gathered [...]