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23 New COVID-19 Cases as of August 10th; 9 Healthcare Workers Now Infected

The news is grim tonight in respect of the COVID-19 situation in Belize. There are over one hundred and sixty samples being processed at the Central Lab and later tonight, [...]

More Positive Cases Expected Out of Active Clusters!

On the upside, only one person remains hospitalized and that patient is in Orange Walk.  But as the Central Lab processes more samples tonight, it is anticipated that there will [...]

A Positive Case of COVID-19 Detected on Caye Caulker

As the number of positive cases continues to spike on Ambergris Caye, on Monday night, Caye Caulker recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus. Travel to nearby San Pedro [...]

No Rush to Get Off Caye Caulker

When San Pedro began seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, a number of persons fled from the island to the mainland to escape not only the virus, but what would [...]

Economic Inactivity on Caye Caulker Persists

Caye Caulker, like Ambergris Caye, has been severely affected by the pandemic because these island towns are highly dependent on tourism.  Since the beginning of the year and more so [...]

3 Positive Cases in Belmopan Are Staffers from Belize Medical Centre

Among the samples that have tested positive from the Belmopan area are three staff members of the Belize Medical Centre.  That particular business is one of government’s top pharmaceutical suppliers. [...]

P.U.P. Leader Queries Real State of Healthcare System

The Leader of the Opposition today issued a statement on the spike of cases of the coronavirus.  In the statement, John Briceño queries the real state of the healthcare system [...]

The Unexplainable Chicken Shortage Lingers

Chicken, the mainstay on dinner tables, is in short supply and producers are baffled about the scarcity. For weeks now, the amount of chicken in the freezers has been dwindling [...]

Chicken Shortage Phenomenon Baffles Association

The Belize Poultry Association is also seeking answers to explain the chicken shortage.  Manager, Armando Cowo says that for July more than one million birds were placed in the barns [...]

A Formal Export of Cattle to Guatemala is Realized

But there is some good news from the west; that is because the first formal export of cattle to Guatemala was realized on Monday via the western border. The report [...]

Immigration Officers Plead Not Guilty to Drug Related Charges

Three immigration officers were today escorted to the Orange Walk Magistrate court for drug related charges. They are thirty-six-year-old Steven Williams, forty-one-year-old Albert Munnings, and twenty-six-year-old Wilmer Cocom.  The trio [...]

Corozal Free Zone at a Standstill Months after Pandemic Induced Closure

The borders in the north and west are closed indefinitely.  To the north, Mexico is placed at number three globally for the explosion of the corona virus. Quintana Roo is [...]

Micro and Small Businesses Need Help to Rebound from Economic Hardship

COVID-19 has disrupted commercial activity for many entrepreneurs at micro, small and medium levels.  A majority of those are part of the cross-section between tourism and agriculture and as many [...]

La Loma Luz Adventist Hospital: Always Caring, Always Here for You

Tonight, we head west for a visit to a unique healthcare facility. Nestled in western Belize, La Loma Luz Adventist Hospital has been providing optimal healthcare as a non-profit institution. [...]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Protected Areas Management

How are organizations working on environmental protection handling the COVID-19 situation?  Well, across the world, conservation N.G.O.s are feeling the pressures. And it’s no different here in Belize.  These N.G.O.s [...]

San Pedro Cops Can Use Counseling Services

Five cops have tested positive for COVID-19 and nine others are in isolation with flu-like symptoms. Superintendent Christopher Noble of the San Pedro Police Formation says that the department was [...]

San Pedro Residents Abiding by S.O.E. Regulations!

And one issue that the police officers in San Pedro do not have to deal with right now is disregard for the S.O.E. regulations.  According to Christopher Noble, San Pedranos [...]

B.T.I.A. Reacts to G.O.B.’s Decision Not to Open P.G.I.A.

The reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport was scheduled for this Saturday, but was delayed after cases of COVID-19 surged.  A survey shows that the majority of members of [...]

OW East Area Rep., Pledges to Assist Santa Marta Villagers

Santa Martha Village in the Orange Walk District remains under lockdown tonight, where there is a community spread of the COVID-19 virus with an additional case being recorded on Monday. [...]

Guinea Grass and Shipyard Remain under Lockdown

Two communities in the Orange Walk South constituency have also been placed in quarantine. Positive COVID-19 cases have been indentified in Guinea Gras Village and in the Shipyard Community. Area [...]

Deejays Need Unemployment Relief Too

The rash of new COVID-19 cases has resulted in nightclubs and other establishments being shuttered once again and deejays, as well as other entertainers, are presently out of a job.  [...]

COVID-19 Forces Innovation and Ingenuity in Small Businesses

While many are in the unemployment line, COVID-19 has also forced others to innovate, particularly for small businesses, including barbershops and salons where proprietors have branched out into selling other [...]