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Out of the 34 New COVID-19 Cases, 29 are in San Pedro

The number of persons infected by the coronavirus keeps soaring; there are thirty-four new positive COVID-19 cases in the country tonight. Those results were processed today and released late this [...]

Update on COVID-19 Cases; 6 Hospitalized

As you may know by now, those thirty-four new cases were preceded by another twenty-three cases on Monday.  Those results show that fourteen cases were recorded in the Belize District, [...]

Taking a Closer Look at the COVID-19 Data

Today, the Ministry of Health released a breakdown on the number of the COVID-19 cases in Belize. These numbers are segmented by genders and age groups. The numbers show that [...]

To Date 20 Healthcare Workers Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

There are now more than five hundred cases of the virus recorded in Belize. There is an increase in the number of healthcare workers who have tested positive for COVID-19. [...]

Are People Lying to the COVID-19 Surveillance Teams?

There is also a call on the public to provide accurate and timely information to the contact tracing teams.  Doctor Marvin Manzanero says that the teams have been encountering persons [...]

The Classification of COVID-19 as a Contributing Factor

And also in COVID-19 related news, Dr. Marvin Manzanero explains the classification of COVID-19 related deaths. He says that while persons may have COVID-19 and other conditions, their death certificate [...]

How is Biohazardous COVID-19 Waste Being Handled in Belize?

The coronavirus pandemic is bringing pressure to bear on many aspects of the health system and as the virus continues to spread so does its impact on healthcare. One area [...]

Five Tugboat Sailors to be Charged Upon Recovery from COVID-19

The full force of the law is coming down on five sailors who tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Belize from Roatan, Honduras. The men will face criminal [...]

What Will Tugboat Sailors be Charged With?

The Commissioner of Police also says that the employers are being investigated for any possible breach of the law. But it has already been determined that the five men are [...]

Police Officers Reprimanded for Not Wearing Face Masks

The use of face masks by members of the Belize Police Department is mandatory and, to enforce its compulsory usage, the department has wasted no time reprimanding officers who are [...]

Alfred Usher Says He Did Not Contraband Cigarettes

As you know, border jumpers are being held responsible in large part for the spread of the corona virus and the law is coming down heavy on them.  Fifty-six-year-old Alfred [...]

Scenes of Crime Technician Furious with M.O.H.

Scenes of crime technician, Angela Wiltshire is furious with the Ministry of Health.  Wiltshire has been pleading with health officials to be tested after one of her colleagues tested positive [...]

Angela Wiltshire Demands to be Tested

Wiltshire says she is not happy with not being tested and it has left her uneasy. She is now demanding to be tested.   Angela Wiltshire, Scenes of Crime Technician [...]

Belize City Traffic Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Belize City Council today confirmed that one of their own tested positive for COVID-19 and so it is closing the traffic department.  The patient is a male traffic officer [...]

Traffic Department Office Close for Sanitization

The Belize City Council says that the safety and wellbeing of its staff and residents remain a priority. Consequently, the council closed the Traffic Department office with immediate effect so [...]

Update on the Rapid Testing Capabilities

If you thought that rapid testing would increase the number of persons tested in a timelier manner locally, that won’t happen.  Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero says that [...]

Evolving COVID-19 Guidelines

One more matter tonight from the Ministry of Health. It says that they are guided by science and established standards of practice, with specific guidelines from the World Health Organization. [...]

A Small Protest in San Pedro; Tour Guide Sends a Message to Leaders

The state of emergency is limiting the size of gatherings, but it did not stop a four-man protest staged today in front of the San Pedro Town Council on Ambergris [...]

UB Board of Trustees Threatens U.B.F.S.U. with Terminations!

The situation at the University of Belize continues to deteriorate and so will its faculty members and staff be made redundant?  That’s what it may come down to, according to [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Outlines Issues at the University

So, there you heard from the position of the Board of Trustees at the University of Belize.  As we reported on Monday, the U.B.F.S.U.’s members were not engaging in formal [...]

Active Learning Outside the Classroom during COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of life for students and parents. Schools remain closed so parents are having to adapt to home based learning and online education to [...]

San Marcos Villagers Receive Opposition from ‘Dump’ Residents

A week ago we told you about the initiative by residents of San Marcos Village in the south.  Residents have begun clearing a portion of the land along the highway, [...]

G.C.F. Approves Project Preparation Facility to Build Adaptive Capacity of Sugarcane Farmers

The sugar industry was impacted by drought conditions which led to a late start of the sugar crop this year.  It put cane farmers out of pocket, but tonight there [...]