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COVID-19 Cases Go Up by 86!

The coronavirus continues to spread at an alarming rate. The highest number of new cases was recorded on Wednesday night at a whopping eighty-six, which show that the uncontrollable virus [...]

B.D.F. Soldier Tests Positive for COVID-19

The virus is proving hard to control and the list of patients is getting longer and longer with every passing day. On Wednesday, the Belize Coast Guard registered its first [...]

B.D.F. Commander Says COVID Response Protocol in Place for Soldiers

This is the first B.D.F. solider to test positive for the novel coronavirus; there are twenty-five others in quarantine.  Commander Brigadier General Steven Ortega says that despite this documented case [...]

4 More Health Staff Test Positive

Over a dozen healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19; in the most recent results, at least four health staff tested positive: two nurses, a lab technician and an x-ray technician.  At [...]

Police Officer: Many People in San Pedro Are Walking with the Virus

San Pedro is exploding with COVID-19 cases; there is a total of one hundred and thirty-two cases. This afternoon, one of the brave frontline officers, who has tested positive, appeared [...]

COVID-19 Patient Shares Experience with the Virus

Over in Caye Caulker, the numbers are beginning to edge up.  Like in San Pedro and other parts of the country, infected persons are coming forward to reveal their status. [...]

COVID-19 Patient Says She Always Took Extra Precaution

Jimenez says that her recent travel history includes San Pedro, Orange Walk and Belmopan. She says that she has no idea how or when she became infected.   Celina Jimenez, [...]

ComPol Williams Takes to the Street for Face Mask Enforcement

The use of face masks is an effective way to reduce the spread of the coronavirus especially in public spaces.  As you know, it is mandatory to use face and [...]

Minister of Education Reacts to P.U.P.’s Education Policy

On Wednesday, the People’s United Party launched its Plan Belize policy on education via a virtual press conference.  The conference was led by Party Leader John Briceño and former Minister [...]

Education Minister Says Marked Improvements Have Been Achieved

Faber also reacted to the P.U.P.’s plan to achieve one hundred percent trained teachers. Faber called out Fonseca for reportedly misleading the audience, saying that more than eighty percent of [...]

Faber Says P.U.P.’s Promise of 30% Salary Increase for Teachers is ‘Pretty Talk’

According to Faber, improving the quality of education in the country is a daily struggle which requires all hands on deck. He says that the P.U.P.’s pledge to give teachers [...]

U.D.P. Leader Elect Speaks on Papa Mena’s Future in the Party

Patrick Faber is also the Leader Elect of the United Democratic Party and is set to lead the U.D.P. into the next general elections in the next few months. So [...]

Celebrating September Celebrations in a Responsible Manner

Aside from being U.D.P. Leader Elect and Culture Minister, Patrick Faber is also in charge of culture. Today, he was asked about this year’s September Celebrations Septembers.  According to Faber, [...]

Poultry Association Finds Reason for Chicken Shortage

This week we have been reporting on the scarcity of chicken that is affecting Belizeans from north to south. The Belize Poultry Association has now identified a reason for the [...]

Standard & Poors Reduces Belize’s Foreign Currency Rating to SD

There is a downgrade to Belize’s credit rating. According to Reuters, S and P Global ratings reduced the country’s foreign currency ratings to SD from a CC/C. This is due [...]

Permission is Given to Confiscate Boats and Canoes in the North

A bust took place this afternoon of more than twenty canoes believed to be used in contrabanding activities. It all happened in the village of Santa Cruz in the Orange [...]

Chester Williams Returns to Douglas, One Border Jumper Arrested

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams returned to Douglas in Orange Walk District on Wednesday where he once again met with villagers in an effort to dissuade them from the illegal [...]

Accused Murderer Led Police to Shallow Grave Where Body of Woman was Buried

Her body was found in a shallow grave on a farm in Steadfast Village, but tonight, almost a week later, a post-mortem confirms that Julia Timotea Milian Moran died from [...]

More Police Officers Testing Positive for COVID-19

Another police officer tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today, joining a growing list of policemen to come down with the dreaded disease.  Earlier, you heard one of the officers making [...]

Did Police Relax on Regulations for COVID-19?

Was there a lax in the enforcement of regulations pertaining to social distancing, as well as the use of face masks, when the national state of emergency was lifted several [...]

Chester Williams Responds to Criticism Following Customs Comment

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams raised the ire of many in the Customs and Excise Department when he said last week that there was complicity among officers at the borders [...]

San Ignacio Teenager Reported Missing

An eighteen-year-old female is reported missing in San Ignacio Town.  Sussy Guzman left her relative’s house on Saturday and has not been heard from or seen since then. Her family [...]

A COVID-19 Wing at the Western Regional Hospital

The Western Regional Hospital has been preparing for the spread of the deadly coronavirus.  Three extra units have been added to accommodate a total of nineteen beds for patients of [...]

Ventilator Training for Medical Staff at Western Regional Hospital

Also at the Western Regional Hospital, a refresher course is ongoing for medical staff on the use of the critical equipment used on persons who have difficulty breathing on their [...]

Healthy Living: Contact Tracing

You’ve heard these terms being mentioned numerous times in government press conferences and COVID-19 updates – contact tracing, close contacts and casual contacts.  But how does contact tracing work? What’s [...]