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300 COVID-19 Tests Being Conducted Overnight

Additional cases of COVID-19 are expected to be diagnosed in the days ahead, as contact tracing and testing are ongoing, so the next few days will be critical. An outbreak [...]

Primary School Teacher Contracts COVID-19

Following an outbreak in cases of the coronavirus, schools around the country were ordered to remain closed as a containment measure.  So instead of being in the classrooms today, the [...]

Contact Tracing in the Belize and Northern Districts are Ongoing

So while further results are expected, there is presently a total lockdown in the Mennonite community of Shipyard, in Orange Walk District where twelve cases have been recorded from a [...]

Dr. Manza Clears the Air on BMDA Release

On Saturday, the Belize Medical and Dental Association issued a statement regarding frontline health workers, who they claim were exposed to COVID-19 in the line of duty.  DHS Manzanero has [...]

COVID-19 Hits San Pedro Cops!

In San Pedro, fourteen officers attached to the San Pedro Police Station are in isolation.  Of those fourteen, five have tested positive for COVID-19; three of whom are on the [...]

COVID-19 Patient Documents His Symptoms

Six persons in the health system are confirmed as positive cases.  Pharmacist Carlos Novelo, who also lives on San Pedro, has tested positive for COVID-19, and like teacher Vanessa Gladden, [...]

Breaking the Stigma and Basic Remedies to Help COVID-19 Complications

But even as Carlos Novelo pleas for the public to stay safe, a number of patients, who have tested positive, are complaining that their lives are being threatened. There is [...]

Allure Nightclub’s Statement on COVID-19 Situation on Island

The largest number of positive cases is in San Pedro due to a community spread.  According to the Ministry of Health, the actual source of the current infections is unclear, [...]

Civil Aviation Minister Confirms Private Plane Did Not Land

Last week, the Director of Health Services discarded reports that a fishing tournament in San Pedro was a super spreader event for the virus. But the Minister of Tourism and [...]

Body of Missing Honduran Woman Discovered in Shallow Grave

The body of Julia Timotea Milian Moran was found inside a shallow grave over the weekend and police believe her killer was well-known to her.  The mother of four, who [...]

A and R Free Zone Shutdowns

As COVID-19 cases go up in the country, economic activity continues to slow down and everywhere, businesses are struggling to stay afloat. The government has rolled out a plan to [...]

A and R Enterprises Owner Considers Worst Case Scenario

According to Urbina Junior, A and R Enterprises has seven branches across the country. The company employs over two hundred persons. If the country goes in another lockdown, A and [...]

Phase Two of Unemployment Relief Commences

Almost fifty thousand persons have applied for unemployment relief through the Government of Belize amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part of the second phase of the programme, workers who have [...]

Kinks with Financial Assistance for MSMEs are being Worked Out

Financial assistance being provided for micro, small and medium enterprises, through BELTRAIDE, another of government’s COVID-relief initiatives, hasn’t been without its snags.  According to Doctor Leroy Almendarez, Executive Director of [...]

Smoothening Out the Unemployment Relief Process

Similarly, the Unemployment Relief Program, in its first phase, also ran into problems with the system being used.  According to Doctor Carla Barnett, the biggest hiccup involved the inputting of [...]

Elderly Man Knocked Down and Killed By G.S.U. Officer

There was a traffic fatality in Belize City on Saturday at midday. An elderly man was killed when a GSU vehicle ran over him on Morning Glory Street. Calvin Wright [...]

Man Chopped to the Head during Home Invasion in Belize City

Also here in Belize City, after three o’clock this morning, Trevor Gill was chopped on his hands and head.  Gill was in deep slumber at his nephew’s house on New [...]

MS-13 Tags Belmopan Nazarene Church; Bullets Found on the Grounds!

Is the MS-13 gang marking its territory in Belmopan? The Belize Police Department doesn’t believe so. In recent weeks, the gang has been tagging buildings and public spaces in Belmopan. [...]

Pastor Wade Says MS-13 Tag was Strategic but not a Target!

But what does the Pastor of Belmopan Nazarene Church think of this gang tags on his church? Well, that Pastor happens to be our media colleague Louis Wade of Plus [...]

San Pedro Police Officer Says There is No Love for Cops on the Island Amidst COVID-19 Spread!

So, as you heard at the top of the news, five police officers attached to the San Pedro Police have tested positive for the COVID-19; but several others are also [...]

Taisan Shop in Belmopan is Targeted by Armed Thieves

A robber targeted a small grocery store this weekend. Around ten on Sunday morning, Belmopan Police officers were called out to Taisan Shop where an armed thief held up the [...]

Business Owners Encouraged to be Vigilant

In recent weeks, we have been reporting on a string of robberies across the country, including Belmopan. Today, police encouraged business owners to be vigilant and call the police if [...]

San Marcos Village Residents Want Their Piece of Land

In the south, residents of San Marco Village are tonight upset and taking matters into their hands. Dozens of families have started to occupy lands along the Southern Highway, just [...]

San Marcos Villagers Say They Are Tired of Neglect

Villagers say that they will no longer tolerate neglect and call on the powers that be to give them what they say rightfully belongs to them.   Resident, San Marcus [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Concerned About Lack of Consultations as School Reopens

On Friday we told you about the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union’s attempt to kick start negotiations with the UB’s Board of Trustees and President. The Union feels [...]