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Third Person Dies of COVID-19 in Belize

We can confirm tonight that a third person has died because of COVID-19 in Belize.  The Office of the Director of Health Services confirmed this information just before news time, [...]

10 New COVID-19 Cases

Turning to the latest number in the coronavirus pandemic….Ten new COVID-19 infections were confirmed late this evening from a batch of seventy-eight samples. The new cases drive the number of [...]

Is There a Link between the 60 New Cases and Other Previously Diagnosed Patients

And while those are ten new cases this afternoon, on Thursday night sixty more positive tests were confirmed. A majority of the cases are recorded in the Orange Walk, Corozal [...]

COVID-19 Numbers by Community

And while the cases have been concentrated largely in the north and the city, including San Pedro, these latest stats show that the virus is spreading across the country – [...]

16 Healthcare Workers are COVID-19 Positive

Among the positive COVID-19 cases are sixteen healthcare workers. The number, according to Doctor Marvin Manzanero, is a growing cause for concern. The results over the past twenty-four hours include [...]

Tug Boat Leaves and Re-enters Belize Illegally, Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19

An investigation has been launched by Chief Executive Officer Doctor George Gough, of the Ministry of Health, into the departure of a tugboat from Belizean waters in Big Creek to [...]

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Tonight several COVID-19 patients are hospitalized across the country. Three persons are in the I.C.U. at the K.H.M.H.; three of whom are intubated, but only one has a positive COVID-19 [...]

Curfew to be Set for 8 o’clock Once Again

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte is scheduled to appear on a weekend episode of Ask the Experts on Saturday night where he is expected to provide details of a countrywide curfew [...]

Restaurants to Remain Open, but Only for Party of Ten

But we know that restaurants and other eateries will be allowed to remain open providing that patrons make reservations ahead of their visit, as well as sticking to ten persons [...]

No Locking Down of Orange Walk District

The steady increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 across the country, particularly in the north, as well as Belize District, has seen a climb to three hundred and [...]

Movement Within Orange Walk to be Restricted

There is no lockdown for all of the north, however, specific communities, including Guinea Grass, Shipyard and Santa Marta will see an extension to the confinement for safety that they [...]

The Blatant Disregard for Physical Distancing, Social Gathering Limit in San Pedro

Tourism Minister and area representative for Belize Rural South, Manuel Heredia Junior is coming under fire tonight.  Videos and pictures of him and his family show them on their veranda [...]

Santa Cruz Village Chairlady Says that Police Unfairly Confiscated Canoes

The police has been active along border communities, attempting to put a lid on the movement of contraband goods.  On Thursday, a dozen canoes were confiscated by Orange Walk Police [...]

Chairlady Says Santa Cruz Has Been Abandoned by Government

According to the chairlady, the residents of Santa Cruz have been abandoned by the government. She says that some families are only eating one meal per day.   On the [...]

PM Barrow Comes Down Hard on Border Jumpers

In the House of Representatives today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow reiterated his condemnation for border jumpers.  He says that the constant reports of border jumpers and contrabandistas prompted authorities to [...]

Opposition Raises Concern Over New Crime Control Amendment

The Crime Control and Criminal Justice Amendment Bill was tabled and read in its entirety during the sitting of the House of Representatives this morning as a measure to arrest [...]

Should There be a Distinction for Border Jumpers?

While harsh laws have been brought into force to thwart border jumping, the opposition is calling for a distinction between persons who are purchasing contraband items and persons who are [...]

Increasing Numbers Being Repatriated!

More than eighty repatriates returned home on the weekly repatriation flight on United Airlines. Doctor Marvin Manzanero says that there appears to be an increase in the number of persons [...]

What is Accounting for Low Death Rate in Belize?

At the top of the newscast, we told you about the latest COVID-19 related death recorded earlier this afternoon. This latest death marks Belize’s third COVID-19 death. During today’s Ask [...]

Did Asymptomatic Cases from the North cause the Outbreak on San Pedro?

Tonight, there are one hundred and twenty-seven cases of COVID-19 on the island of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.  And going two weeks, the Ministry of Health has been mapping the [...]

OW COVID Patient Calls Out Discrimination in the Community

Another COVID-19 patient is sharing her status so that those who may have come in contact with her are aware.  Twenty-five-year-old Gabriella Chable of Orange Walk Town says that when [...]

Did N.R.H. Healthcare Workers Refuse to Treat Patient Due to Fear of COVID?

And while Chable is facing discrimination from the public, she says that she is disappointed to learn about how a friend was treated at the Northern Regional Hospital. Her friend [...]

Was a COVID-19 Patient Out and About?

A photograph has been circulating on social media; it is allegedly that of a doctor, who earlier this week tested positive for COVID-19. Now, according to the allegation, the doctor [...]

Are Private Flights Sanctioned to Land in Belize?

According to PM Barrow in the House today, he is fine with private flights landing at the P.G.I.A. as long as all protocols are met.  The arrival of an airplane [...]

Labour Act Amended

Back to the House of Representatives, the government introduced the Labour Amendment Bill 2020. The bill seeks to amend the Labour Act to provide for employers to reduce wages where [...]