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There Will Be No More Curfew

The end of the state of emergency is in sight; it expires this Tuesday.  Today, the Attorney General announced what many Belizeans have also been waiting for, ‘there will be [...]

Wear Yo Mask!

While the government does away with the curfew, one thing that will become part of our daily lives is the face mask.  There are currently three active cases of COVID-19 [...]

Social Distancing Will Be Enforced

Social distancing is also here to stay and will be enforced. There are some exceptions to this rule and, according to Michael Peyrefitte; the limit of a hundred persons at [...]

Land Borders Remain Closed!

Unlike the Philip Goldson International Airport, land borders will remain closed. The Attorney General made it abundantly clear that the country’s borders with Mexico and Guatemala will remain close for [...]

Child Daycares Centers Can Now Open

As of Wednesday, child daycare centers will be able to open and operate. Daycares were closed down because such a facility can be particularly fertile places for the spread of [...]

Illegal Honduran Fisher Is Belize’s 24th COVID-19 Patient

Border jumpers are of concern for the spread of the virus.  Belize recorded its twenty-fourth case of COVID-19 on Friday. The patient is a Honduran male who was caught fishing [...]

Murder in the West!

A Bullet Tree Village resident was killed over the weekend. His body was discovered in the early hours of Sunday morning. Tonight the family says that they don’t know who [...]

Land Problems in Red Bank Cause Fracture Within Village Council

Another land dispute is brewing; this time in southern Belize. The Red Bank village chairman is in the eye of a storm for distributing lands without consulting with the rest [...]

Red Bank Chairman Explains Land Issue

According to the chairman, a public meeting was held in October 2019 to address the concerns of the community where land was concerned.  At that gathering, residents were informed that [...]

Another Gas Station being Built Near PG

A stop order was issued on the construction of gas station in Punta Gorda recently after the public rose up against it. But over the weekend, about a mile away, [...]

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of 27-year-old

A motorcycle enthusiast is dead following a road traffic accident just before midday today on La Loma Luz Boulevard in Santa Elena Town. Kemel Espat was on his motorcycle when [...]

Belize Will Be Different from Jamaica, Antigua

One more matter from Ask the Expert today…Jamaica added six new cases of COVID-19 to its tally on Sunday, making the cumulative number of confirmed cases totaling six hundred and [...]

A Learning Recovery Month for Students

The 2019/2020 school year officially closes on June thirtieth after three months that schools physically closed at the start of the lockdown. But CSEC preparations have been ongoing for the [...]

Guidelines for Schools Given the New Norm

Preparations are underway for students to return to the classrooms on August tenth within days of the reopening the Philip Goldson Airport.  The Chief Education Officer says that there will [...]

10 Families are Issued Keys to their New Homes at Eagle JEM Estate

A housing development near mile fourteen on the Philip Goldson Highway is attracting dozens of first time homeowners. Eagle JEM Estate was launched by the Holy Redeemer Credit Union last [...]

H.R.C.U. to Issue Education Grants

In addition, to providing homes for its member owners, the Holy Redeemer Credit Union is once again coming through with education grants to assist students on their academic journey. In [...]

The Financial Position of the Council as Recovers from COVID-19

COVID-19 affected many businesses, including the town and city councils across the country; in Belize City, the revenue stream trickled as services came to a screeching halt, though CitCo provided [...]

Series 1 of Municipal Bond a Success; 23 Streets to be Fixed!

In March, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Belize City Council launched a ten-million-dollar municipal bond. Back then, it was announced, that the monies would be used to retire any [...]

Flood Mitigation Project Underway in Yarborough

There is currently work being conducted on the canal in the Yarborough area of Belize City.  A number of piles are in the process of being laid as the Ministry [...]

Foodie Expo Held in Belize City

A gastronomic event took place this weekend; it was a Foodie Expo that brought together persons in the food industry.  It was staged at 501 Hub in Belize City on [...]

A First Cohort of Entrepreneurs from the Belize Accelerator Program

The Belize City Council has embarked on a programme to assist new businesses. They are providing training and some equipment to assist businesses to get off the ground. The initiative, [...]

Sparks Fly Over Loan Motions

On Friday, sparks flew in the National Assembly building during the Sitting of the House of Representatives when loan motions were tabled.  One such involved the Caribbean Development Bank COVID-19 [...]

Briceño says Barrow Playing Politics with Loan Money

According to Opposition Leader John Briceño, Prime Minister Dean Barrow is playing politics. Briceño says that the Prime Minister is either not understanding the P.U.P.’s point or he was being [...]

Loan for Cane Famers Not Enough

The C.D.B. Enhancing Sugar Cane Farmers Resilience to Natural Hazard Events Loan motion was also tabled in the House on Friday. It is for one million U.S. dollars and the [...]