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Child at Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center Tests Positive for COVID-19

There is a most alarming situation at the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center which houses children on Saint Thomas Street where there is a potential of a spread of the [...]

Big Creek Manager is Arraigned for Illegal Tugboat Voyage

This afternoon in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court, a senior employee of the Big Creek Group was arraigned in connection with the illegal voyage of the tugboat, AJ Ellis.  Gustavo Carillo, [...]

Will Charge Against Customs Officer Affect Interagency Relationship?

The sequenced of events started on Wednesday when Robert Flowers and Deon Castillo were first to be charged criminally for the tugboat. That voyage, according to the police, was illegal [...]

ComPol Stands by Charge Brought Against Public Officers at the Big Creek Port

…but what does Commissioner of Police Chester Williams have to say about the Customs Department’s comments on the charge?  Williams says he stands by the charge brought against Dion Castillo [...]

Charges Coming for Other Parties Involved in Tugboat Voyage!

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams wants to dispel any notions that the public officers are being made scapegoats in the process.  Williams says that if a minister of any other [...]

ComPol to Customs Comptroller: “It’s nothing personal!”

The charge against Dion Castillo prompted strong words from the Comptroller Griffith.  He also alleged that the police objected to bail on Wednesday.  Today, Commissioner Chester Williams responded to those [...]

52 New Cases of COVID-19!

Turning to the latest COVID numbers, fifty-two new positive cases were identified today.  The infographic shared by the Ministry of Health shows that a total of two hundred and sixty-three [...]

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

One of the new COVID victims is a frontline worker, Doctor Rahleel Elijio from the B.D.F., where a number of soldiers have also been infected. Doctor Elijio revealed he tested [...]

COVID-19 Ravages the Barillas Family

Seventy-four-year-old Iris Barillas was buried on Wednesday afternoon after becoming the fifth casualty of COVID-19 in Belize.  She was also the first woman who has died of the deadly virus.  [...]

Protocols for the Safe Handling and Disposal of a COVID-19 Corpse

The safe handling and disposal of COVID-19 corpse involves a string of procedures. While there is no scientific evidence that proves that a COVID-19 corpse is still infectious, there are [...]

Additional Guidelines for Handling of COVID-19 Cadavers

Today, during the Ask the Experts webcast, John Bodden explained that they are updating the procedures to provide additional guidance for the families who may experience a COVID-19 related death. [...]

This Is How Quarantine Food Looks Like

The Marroquin family of Blue Creek Village has been quarantined for as long as forty-three days at the Orange Walk Multi Purpose Complex.  Persons who are not positive are released [...]

Guinea Grass Villagers Protest, Again

While the Marroquin family remains in quarantine, hundreds of persons are under lockdown in the village of Guinea Grass in Orange Walk. Guinea Grass along with Santa Martha and Shipyard [...]

Repatriates Must Mandatorily Quarantine at Hotel

A revision of quarantine practices and protocols for repatriated persons got underway on Wednesday by Ministry of Health officials. The process has changed several times. Initially, repatriates were swabbed upon [...]

B.N.T.U. President says Threats Don’t Help the Situation

The University of Belize remains in turmoil and at loggerheads with the U.B.F.S.U.  Earlier this week, the university’s Board of Trustees issued a threat to the teachers, telling them to [...]

Long Time Unionist and Beloved Teacher Arcadia Carrillo Remembered

Last week the Belize National Teachers Union lost a warrior. Arcadia Carrillo was a teacher for more than five decades and never defaulted in showing support and unity for her [...]

$2.2M for Super Bond Legal and Consultation Fees

On Wednesday, the Senate approved the spending of two point two million dollars to cover the legal and consultation fees attached to the consent solicitation process for the deferral of [...]

TD14 Expected to Bring Rains over the Weekend!

The National Meteorological Service is monitoring Tropical Depression fourteen. As of six this evening, TD-fourteen was about one hundred miles east of Cabo Gracias A Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border [...]

Belmopan City Council Precautionary Measures Against COVID-19

A number of employees from the Belmopan City Council have been sent home to self-isolate as a result of a COVID-19 threat.  While at this point, there is no positive [...]

Belmopan City Council Working on a Shift System

Back in March when the outbreak of the coronavirus in Belize was detected, the council began working a shift system; that has now been re-implemented so operations and services at [...]

F.F.B. to Proceed with Congress Despite COVID Concerns

The Football Federation of Belize is proceeding with its 2020 congress this Saturday in San Ignacio where it is expected that a new executive will be elected.  The gathering of [...]

Hurricane Shelters During a Pandemic – Get Your Family Plans Ready!

On Friday, we will have an update for you on Tropical Depression Fourteen, but as you heard from the National Met Service, if TD-fourteen remains on track, it will make [...]

Taiwan Donates 2 Ambulances, Compactor Truck to City of Belmopan

Sister City relations were established between cities of Taipei and Belmopan back in 2019.  A request was later made by Mayor Khalid Belisle for assistance with a number of trucks, [...]

Healthy Living: Home Care Tips

The recent spike in cases of COVID-19 detected in Belize means that hundreds of Belizeans who tested positive are now confined at home for self-isolation. Health officials should provide guidelines [...]