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Curfew Adjusted as of Sunday

COVID-19 continues to spread across the country so additional measures to stem the spread will come into effect as of Sunday and will last for two weeks.  Legislation to enforce [...]

No Private Parties or Outside Visitors Allowed

The new curfew hours will apply throughout the week and along with the additional measures that will be implemented as of August twenty-third, is a ban on private entertainment.  Visitors [...]

Private Businesses to be Scrutinized for COVID Regulations Compliance

The transportation industry, which includes buses and water taxis, will also be heavily scrutinized in the days ahead to ensure that passengers adhere to the regulations that are in place. [...]

Gyms to be Closed During Two-Week Period

Among the many cases of COVID-19 infections is the transmission of the virus from a fitness trainer to a client.  With this in mind, the DHS has also recommended the [...]

Are Bars Playing Tricks with Their Licenses?

Admittedly, the PM says that the situation involving bars is rather tricky since a majority of these establishments operate under a public and a special license, which allows them to [...]

New COVID-19 Restrictions are Really Old Ones

The restrictions that are set to come into force on Sunday morning are in fact limitations that were already in effect in the previous states of emergency and will be [...]

A Date is Set for Pre & Primary Schools to Reopen for Distance Learning!

At the press conference, the Ministry of Education announced the dates for the reopening of schools, but for distance learning.  This is where the students will be assigned work, through [...]

8,000 Electronic Devices for High School Distance Education

When it comes to the secondary level, distance learning will commence in the first week of October.  This, according to Minister of Education Patrick Faber, will be done primarily through [...]

6,000 Tertiary Level Students to Get Data Packages for Distance Learning

As you may know by now, majority of tertiary level institutions began distance learning earlier this month and the remainder are set to do so in the coming weeks. So, [...]

Does G.O.B. Have Sufficient Funds to Cover Industries Amid COVID-19 Crisis?

With the recent spike in COVID-19 infections and the economy still stuttering, following the previous three-month state of emergency, is government financially able to sustain various industries, including the agro-productive [...]

41 New Cases of COVID-19!

Out of two hundred and seventy-two samples that were processed on Thursday, forty-one positive cases were identified.  This brings the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases to all time high of [...]

PM Barrow Optimistic with Decrease of Daily Confirmed Figures of COVID-19

Even though new measures are being imposed due to the number of cases, as a cock-eyed optimist, Prime Minister Dean Barrow today pointed out that the number of COVID-19 cases [...]

Three COVID-19 Patients Intubated!

Five more patients have recovered from the coronavirus, which brings the total of recovered patients to forty-three.  A sixth person has now been deemed to have died due to COVID-19 [...]

Dr. Marvin Manzanero Explains COVID-19 Testing

At today’s press conference, Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero explained that two platforms are being used for testing, the gene expert and PCR testing. He explained that the [...]

Consideration Being Given to Allow Private Businesses to Conduct Rapid Test

Prime Minister Dean Barrow confirmed today that there is a backlog of samples waiting to be tested. He says that if the situation worsens, consideration will be given for private [...]

Testing Timeline Changes for Repatriates!

While the Philip Goldson International Airport remains closed to international tourists, it was bustling with activities today.  Just after eleven, one hundred Belizeans came in on a repatriation flight.  After [...]

A Teenage Girl Tests Positive at Dorothy Menzies; but How Did She Contract COVID-19?

There is anxiety at the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Centre tonight as they await results of a batch of tests taken from children at the institution.  One teenager has tested [...]

Belize Port Authority Slams Commissioner of Police over Baseless Arrest

An employee of Belize Port Authority is among several public officers to be arraigned in connection with abetting the departure of a crew of five sailors onboard the tugboat AJ [...]

No F.F.B. Congress on Saturday

There will be no congress of the Football Federation of Belize on Saturday as was initially scheduled.  As we reported on Thursday, concerns were raised by candidates who are contesting [...]

B.D.F. Steps Up COVID-19 Prevention and Control Measures

The Belize Defense Force says that its five COVID-19 positive members are progressing well.  According to Brigadier General Steven Ortega, it remains unclear where the first soldier, who tested positive, [...]

CEMO Prepares for Hurricane Season

The Belize City Council and the City Emergency Management Organization say they have a plan in place for the hurricane season which is now underway.  CEMO will be working with [...]

PM Barrow Responds to the Cries of Guinea Grass Villagers

Today, Prime Minister Barrow responded to the cries of villagers of Guinea Grass in Orange Walk.  Residents have been protesting this week for the lack of assistance from the government [...]

TD14 Doesn’t Present Immediate Threat to Belize

Tropical Depression Fourteen is heading further north and away from Belize. That’s the latest coming out of the National Meteorological Service tonight.  The system is expected to make landfall over [...]