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15 New Cases of COVID-19; an Additional 14 Confirmed Today

The news tonight is that number of corona virus cases continues to climb setting new records.  As many as fifteen new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed setting a [...]

No Community Spread, But Clusters and Sporadic Cases

There is no community spread as yet, but Ambergris Caye, Orange Walk and, to a lesser extent, Corozal remain areas of great concern given the contact tracing and testing taking [...]

Schools Will Not Reopen on August 10th

One of the big announcements is regards in the opening of schools. Now parents and teachers have been expressing concern over the health of their children and those of the [...]

Teachers – Keep Preparing, Get Contingency Plans Going

But even as a date for the reopening of schools has not been set, Minister of Education Patrick Faber stressed the need for teachers to continue to prepare for the [...]

PM Retracts Statement About Private Flight

We will come to the latest on the P.G.I.A., but during the course of his lengthy presentation today, the Prime Minister misspoke, saying that a flight from Texas had arrived [...]

Private Flight Landed in Belize for Fishing Tournament

While that private jet clearly did not land in Belize, there are reports of a private flight into Belize.  According to reports, the private flight carried the family of a [...]

Philip Goldson International Airport Will NOT Reopen on August 15th

The long anticipated reopening of the airport will not happen as planned. After a very stern warning to the nation about not practicing quarantine guidelines, the Prime Minister said that [...]

American Airlines Cuts Belize from Schedule

During the lengthy press conference that concluded around five-thirty, Prime Minister Dean Barrow received an update from American Airlines regarding the government’s decision not to open the P.G.I.A. on August [...]

What Measures to Be Put in Place?

So schools and the P.G.I.A. will not reopen as planned due to the COVID-19 crisis. But what measures are being put in place for containment. The Prime Minister says that [...]

Cracking Down on Public Officials Facilitation Illegal Activities Along te Border

During his press conference today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow scolded Belizeans saying that their behaviour is a direct consequence of the rise in cases. Barrow told the nation that the [...]

Teenager Critical Following a Boating Accident

A teenager is in a critical condition following a boating accident sometime this afternoon. Fifteen year-old student Kyle Carias of Caye Caulker suffered a large cut to the forehead and [...]

Commissioner Williams Advises Police Officer Not to Travel to Northern Districts

A memo has been sent to members of the Belize Police Department advising officers that they are not to travel to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The directive came into effect [...]

2 Police Officers Infected with COVID-19

Two police officers have tested positive for COVID-19. These police officers reportedly came in contact with a female officer who tested positive for the deadly virus earlier in the week. [...]

B.N.T.U. Preempts M.O.E.; Advises Teachers, Students Not to Attend Classes

Before the Minister of Education announced the delay of school reopening, the B.N.T.U. issued a press release to discourage teachers and students from returning to school on Monday. The B.N.T.U. [...]

B.N.T.U. President Weighs in on Homeschooling

Keeping it on education, we also asked President Elena Smith about homeschooling during this pandemic. The Ministry of Education has laid out the plans for homeschooling where parents need to [...]

ComPol Says Mexicans Did Not Participate in Fishing Tournament

Since the weekend, speculation has been rampant that a recent fishing tournament at Grand Caribe Resort at San Pedro contributed to the climb in the cases of COVID-19.  That tournament [...]

AG Warns that Increasing COVID-19 Cases Could Mean Restrictive Measures

The Prime Minister says that consultations will be held on which measures can be taken and where to contain the virus. The Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte spoke with the press [...]

AG Calls on the Public to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

In his comments to the press, the Attorney General begged the Belizean public to refrain from risky activities such as illegally crossing the border and buying contraband because these can [...]

S.O.E. Extension Goes Before the Senate

The House on Monday approved a motion to extend the State of Emergency on the Southside for two more months. That extension went before the senate today where it was [...]

P.U.P. Senators on S.O.E. Extension

At the House, Pickstock area representative Wilfred Elrington fiercely opposed the extension calling out his own government for not doing enough to help the marginalized youths.  The discussions of poverty [...]