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A Reopening Date for P.G.I.A. is Finally Set!

While the tourism industry weeks ago reopened for domestic tourism, the big news today when Prime Minister Dean Barrow gave a press conference is the long awaited date for the [...]

August Fifteenth is the Grand Reopening

An initial planned date for the reopening of the P.G.I.A. had been set for August first.  But concerns pertaining to the timeline, in respect of testing and all protocols, prompted [...]

Belize Health App Will Track Visitors Entering Via P.G.I.A.

A novel feature of the international travel experience during these COVID times is the use of a mobile application to track the whereabouts of visitors arriving from the United States.  [...]

Mandatory Quarantine to be Foot at Visitor’s Expense

It is not expected that a flood of visitors will be arriving in the months ahead, particularly because we are presently in the low season for overnight and cruise arrivals.  [...]

A Gold Standard for Hotels Amid Reopening of Tourism Industry

As for the hotel sector, a new programme is being introduced to certify participating businesses with a gold standard for meeting all the requirements on a nine-point checklist.  All hotels [...]

Pictures Obtained by News 5 Shows Women and Minor in Detained Group

News Five has received exclusive pictures of the fifteen persons who have been arrested by way of an order from the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams. The pictures obtained by [...]

Attorney Says Redistricting Case Must be Heard before General Elections

General Elections are due in November of this year, but the exact date is not known. But there is a pending case against the Elections and Boundaries Commission and the government before [...]

PCR Testing will also be Used at P.G.I.A.

Bask to the protocols for the re-opening of the P.G.I.A.  Testing for COVID-19 is a process that can be completed within an hour and a half using an analyzer that [...]

Lessons Learned from Jamaica and Antigua

Are there any lessons to be learned from Jamaica and Antigua; both countries opened their airports a few weeks ago and have seen a spike in imported COVID-19 cases.  Despite [...]

Human Error in COVID-19 Testing

Testing for COVID-19, despite the number of kits in use, is not an error-proof exercise but is mandatory for anyone entering Belize when the airport re-opens.  According to the Director [...]

P.G.I.A. Reopens on the Heels of a New School Year

The reopening of the P.G.I.A. comes five days after the beginning of the new school year and there are concerns that with new arrivals in the country there may be [...]

22 Million U.S. Raised So Far in Treasury Notes

The Prime Minister took a question not related to the reopening of the P.G.I.A. The government has raised twenty-two of the thirty million U.S.-dollar treasury notes needed to meet the [...]

Environmental Concerns Over Dredging Near Mile Five on George Price Highway

A resident of mile five on the George Price Highway came to our studios today with an environmental concern. Dredging near his house, he says, has turned the once clear [...]

National Celebration Commission Announces Annual Theme Competition

It is not yet confirmed how the national celebrations will be looking like this year. It is still months away and the celebrations have traditionally included events with mass participation, [...]

Disruption of International Mail

Due to COVID-19, there has been a delay in international mail coming in and going out of the country. Some persons who rely on their pension cheques being sent via [...]

When Will Postal Service Return to Normal?

The Universal Postal Union, in which Belize has membership, is recording this trend worldwide due to the suspension of airline travel.  Postmaster General James Gabriel says that with the reopening [...]

Belize Again on Tier Two Watch List of the U.S. State Department Human Trafficking Report

The annual report of Human Trafficking Activities for 2020 produced by the U.S. State Department was released today and the news is that Belize remains on Tier Two. This is [...]

Foodie Expo to Be Held in Belize City this Weekend

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused many businesses to lose revenue. The 501 Hub Restaurant in Belize City is one of those businesses; owner and manager Lorena Zaldana says she feels [...]

Human Dignity Trust Release Video Exposing Hate Crime

The Human Dignity Trust has released a new film titled “Wake Up Call: Hate Crime Law in the Commonwealth”. The video was shot in 2019 in Belize, India, Kenya, Seychelles, [...]

Healthy Living: Masks Fact Check

The State of Emergency comes to an end on the thirtieth of June. The details of what will be allowed are yet to be publicly disclosed, but some public measures [...]