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9 New Cases of COVID-19; San Pedro at Risk of Being Locked Down

Belize recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases over the weekend. It has sent the Ministry of Health on high alert since schools and the Philip Goldson International Airport [...]

PM Dean Barrow Upset with Border Jumpers

Today at the National Assembly building, Prime Minister Dean Barrow expressed his frustration with border jumpers, who continue to present serious threats. Most of the persons infected with COVID-19 are [...]

Female Police Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Corozal

There are three positive cases reported in the Corozal District; two persons arrived via the northern border entry point as part of the repatriation process and are in hotel quarantine. [...]

OW Market Closes Temporarily for Sanitization

Also in the north, the Orange Walk Town Council has temporarily closed the market in that municipality.  The reason is because a COVID-19 patient’s family in the Orange Walk District [...]

Legislations Passed In Preparation for Reopening of P.G.I.A.

Even as there is a spike in the number of cases, government is preparing for the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport on August fifteenth and the soft reopening [...]

G.O.B. Extends S.O.E. on Southside Belize for Additional Two Months

While parliamentarians adopted the extension to the period of public emergency in the south side of Belize City, the motion, which was also tabled at the House of Representatives today, [...]

U.D.P. Ministers Defend S.O.E. Extension

According to members of the ruling United Democratic Party, Belize is not the only country in the region that has used legislation to curb crime.  Jamaica and other Caribbean countries [...]

‘Sedi’ Says Government Has Failed Belizeans

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington knocked his own government during today’s sitting. Elrington is a senior member of the United Democratic Party, which took over the reins of the [...]

Julius Espat Says Elrington’s Remarks Hypocritical

As Elrington concluded his rant against his party and the government, Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat brought it to Elrington’s attention that after three terms in office, Elrington failed [...]

Finnegan Reacts to Elrington’s Comments

Disagreeing with some of Elrington’s comments was his cabinet colleague, Michael Finnegan. Finnegan pointed out to Elrington that the Samuel Haynes Institute of Excellence was built to arrest the societal problems in [...]

C.W.U. & P.B.L. Sign Historic C.B.A. for Stevedores after Sixteen Years!

The Port of Belize and the Christian Workers Union made history on Sunday when they signed the first Collective Bargaining Agreement. It’s the first C.B.A. in sixteen years after countless [...]

What Prompted the Signing of the C.B.A.?

It has been a rocky journey to the signing of this first ever collective bargaining agreement for the stevedores. The relationship between the two deteriorated two weeks ago when more [...]

Did C.W.U. Breach Duty of Fair Representation for 2 Stevedores?

The collective bargaining agreement was signed on Sunday afternoon.  By this morning, there was a request for an urgent meeting for stevedores to file a grievance to the Labour Department.  [...]

C.W.U. Demonstrates for P.B.L. Staff!

The C.W.U. and Port of Belize have signed a Collective Bargaining for the stevedores.  On Tuesday, the C.W.U. is set to begin a new round of negotiations for a new [...]

ComPol on Extension of South Side State of Emergency

While the extension of S.O.E. in the south side was on debate in the House, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, at the police press briefing also in Belmopan, confirmed that [...]

Police Department Gearing Up to Enforce Quarantine Laws

Back to COVID-19…the increase in number of cases has triggered the Belize Police Department to tighten up on the enforcement of quarantine laws. Commissioner of Police Williams says directives have [...]

ComPol Advocates for Liability to Establishment Owners

ComPol Chester Williams is also pushing for stricter measures on violators of the COVID-19 regulations.  Williams said today that he is advocating for an amendment to the quarantine statutory instrument [...]

Elderly Man Found Dead in P.G.; No Foul Play Suspected

The body of an elderly man was discovered in Punta Gorda today. Just after nine o’clock this morning, police were called out to the Joe Taylor Bridge in that southern [...]

Grenade Launcher Found in Corozal

In the north, a forty-millimetre grenade launcher was discovered in Corozal. On Saturday afternoon, officers searched an overgrown property in the Dominguez Layout area and discovered the suspected military issued [...]

Taxi Man Shot, Thrown from Cab

A taxi operator remains in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was shot to the head by his fare here in the City. On Sunday, [...]

U.S. Retiree Injured in Home Invasion in San Pedro

A U.S. retiree was injured in a home invasion in San Pedro over the weekend. Reports are that seventy-five-year-old John Wallace was at home in the San Pablo area on [...]

Shedrack White Charged for the Murder of William Rubio

He was detained by police minutes after he inflicted a fatal stab wound to William Rubio near the Pound Yard Bridge on the night of July twenty-ninth. Over the weekend, [...]

Robbery on Bullet Tree Road; Police Search for 2 Men

A pair of thieves, believed to be responsible for a series of robberies in the west, hit a supermarket once again on Friday night. Around seven-thirty as patrons went about [...]

Samuel August Sr. Sentenced to 7 Years for Robbery

Magistrate Emerson Banner today sentenced Samuel August Senior to seven years imprisonment after he found him guilty on Friday of the November second, 2018 robbery of a woman’s vehicle, which [...]

B.N.T.U. Says Many Schools Are Not Ready for August 10th Reopening!

As COVID-19 cases continue to grow, there are concerns across the country about the reopening of schools. Parents and students are preparing at home in anticipation of the new school [...]