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Prime Minister Dean Barrow Announces Countrywide Quarantine Measures

Strident measures are being imposed across the country due to an exploding number of cases of corona virus. There are more than fifty active cases as of now. First, we [...]

Ambergris Caye on Lockdown!

Now in the case of San Pedro, hundreds have been leaving the island.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced today that Ambergris Caye, where there is community spread and two COVID-19 [...]

Three Villages in Orange Walk Quarantined

Turning to Orange Walk….the villages of Santa Martha, Shipyard and Guinea Grass will also go into lockdown at midnight. Santa Martha is of particular concern because a cluster has been [...]

Community Spread of COVID-19 in San Pedro

What led to the lockdown and curfew is an additional fourteen cases of COVID-19 that were identified overnight, bringing the total number of active cases of the virus in Belize [...]

Non-Essential Travel Across the Country Must be Avoided

Contact tracing for the positive case in Belmopan begins; that person is linked to the Santa Martha case in the north. The mapping exercise continues for the clusters in San [...]

Stricter Penalties for Border Jumpers

Border jumpers are giving rise to an increase in the number of cases especially so in bordering communities.  Government will also be going to the House to amend legislation to [...]

Shakeem Humes Executed Outside his Home at the 8 Miles Community

A gang related murder occurred on Wednesday night. Skakeem Humes Senior was shot multiple times and died at the K.H.M.H. undergoing treatment.  The police say that three men drove up [...]

Brothers Charged in Connection with Fatal Shooting in the West!

Police have arrested and charged two brothers in connection with the double murder that happened on Sunday, July nineteenth in San Ignacio. Thirty-one-year-old Minor Galindo and thirty-four-year-old David Galindo of [...]

Immigration Employees Busted with Weed

Three employees of the Immigration Department have been detained by police in connection with drug trafficking but the men will not be formally charged until two weeks’ time. Police say [...]

Boating Accident Victim Dies

On Wednesday we reported on a boating incident that happened off the coast of Caye Caulker and left a teenager critical. Well, tonight we report that the victim Fifteen-year-old student [...]

Officer Scalded by Resident

A frontline worker was attacked by a resident who refused to wear a mask. This morning, Inspector Keith Clarke was scalded with boiling water near the Pound Yard Bridge when [...]

Border Jumpers Putting Public Health at Risk

Border jumpers and contraband go together; the illegal activity continues to flourish in border communities in the north where there is an insatiable appetite for Mexican goods, with beer at [...]

Duck Run Border Jumper on the Run!

The authorities are still trying to track down the border jumper who escaped from the quarantine facility in the west.  Jose David Perez, a villager of Duck Run, escaped from [...]

Another Person Escapes Quarantine Facility

So far you have heard that immigration officers have been busted with weed and cops are involved in contraband. Now, a man escaped from the quarantine facility in San Ignacio [...]

Female Soldier Tested for COVID-19

A female soldier has been tested for the deadly coronavirus. This was confirmed by B.D.F. Commander Brigadier General Steven Ortega today. According to Ortega the female officer came in contact with [...]

Contraband Cops? What?

And while law enforcement officers are trying to prevent border jumpers, they also have to deal with their very own officers. Reliable reports are that police officers are not only [...]

Public Officers, including Law Enforcement, facilitating Illegal Trade of Goods

The Prime Minister on Wednesday suggested that public officials, including law enforcement, are complicit in allowing persons practicing contraband activities by facilitating the illegal trade.  Commissioner of Police Chester Williams [...]

Major Crimes are Down for the First Half of 2020!

While crime is abundant, tonight police are reporting good crime stats for the first half of this year.  Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that major crimes are down, with [...]

National Security C.E.O. Speaks on Private Flight

A private flight landed in the country reportedly on July tenth, days ahead of the fishing tournament in San Pedro, Ambergris. That tournament is now considered a super COVID-19 spreader. [...]

PM Supports Private Flights for Certain Purposes

According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow a decision will be made next week whether private flights will be allowed to continue to enter and exit the country during the pandemic. [...]

Belize Hotel Association Reacts to G.O.B.’s Decision to Not Open the P.G.I.A. on August 15th

Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced on Wednesday that the Philip Goldson International Airport will no longer reopen on August fifteenth. This is due to the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases.  [...]

U.S. Embassy Donates to the Belize Defence Force

Six Hino troop-carrying vehicles, an ambulance, and aircraft spares were today handed to the Belize Defence Force. The donation is worth a little over a million dollars and it comes [...]

9 Private Sector Companies Donate Vehicle to Police Department for Contraband Fight

A group of Belizean private sector companies made a significant contribution to the Belize Police Department today in its fight against the illicit contraband trade. The forty-five thousand-dollar investment comes [...]

Fabrigas Prepared to Supply Any Amount of Oxygen Necessary Due to the Pandemic

Due to the ongoing crisis of COVID-19, Fabrigas Belize issued a release today to assure the public that it has the capacity to supply the country with medical oxygen.  The [...]

Healthy Living: Breastfeeding in COVID

It is world breastfeeding week. It is being celebrated under the theme, “Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet.”  But what are the risks associated with breastfeeding during a pandemic? We [...]