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30 New COVID-19 Cases!

There are thirty more COVID-19 cases to report tonight. The Ministry of Health says that the new cases came out of a batch of over two hundred and fifty samples. [...]

Teresita ‘Tely’ Cruz is Belize’s Eleventh COVID-19 Related Death!

Back to the eleventh death. That victim is fifty-year-old Teresita ‘Tely’ Cruz of San Felipe. We reported on Cruz’s case on Tuesday – and as we shared from our interview [...]

COVID-19 Patients Transferred from San Pedro to K.H.M.H.

Two suspected COVID-19 patients from San Pedro were rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital late this evening. According to a colleague on the ground in San Pedro, two elderly [...]

Testing Capacity of the Public Health Sector is Inadequate

The People’s United Party launched its health plan this morning and we will come to that later in the newscast. This morning, the virtual event included experts in the sector [...]

Waking Up to Another S.I., Some Relief for Northern Communities

A new Statutory Instrument has come into effect which sees a relaxation of the states of emergency in several communities within the Orange Walk and Corozal districts.  With the new [...]

Monitoring Increase in COVID-19 Cases

The COVID-19 situation remains fluid and the National Oversight Committee has had to remain on the ball on an hourly basis.  That’s according to AG Peyrefitte who sits on the [...]

P.U.P. Launches its Plan Belize Health Policy

As the coronavirus pandemic batters the health system, the People’s United Party this morning rolled out a health plan that it says will make healthcare efficient, affordable and accessible to [...]

P.U.P.’s Plan to Tackle COVID-19

While the P.U.P.’s health plan is broad, covering ten primary areas; how would it tackle COVID-19?  The party plans on investing in technology and human capital by building epidemiological and [...]

John Briceño: “Coronavirus Response Will Take Effect from Day One”

Prime Minister in waiting, John Briceño says that when the P.U.P. assumes control of the government, the COVID-19 plans take effect immediately to ensure that there are ample medical supplies [...]

Low Cost Medication and New Hospitals for Several Municipalities

John Briceño says that the P.U.P. recognises the need to address mental health challenges across the country. Technology must be used to develop professional virtual mental wellness services in partnership [...]

Economy Contracted by 23.3% between April and June 2020

There is grim economic news tonight; the economy contracted by twenty-three point three percent in the second quarter.  That is the highest contraction we’ve seen in the past two decades. [...]

Production Across All Sectors Recorded Major Decreases

The primary sector contracted by twenty point two percent during the second quarter of the year, from eighty point six million to seventy point eight million dollars.  Sugarcane production declined [...]

Secondary Industries Decreases by 19.5%

In the secondary sector, a decline of nineteen point five percent over the three-month period was recorded.  Within this sector, the ‘Manufacturing and Mining’ industry saw output fall by twenty-two [...]

Food Home Rental Costs Up, Fuel and LPG Prices Down

The most recent figures from the Statistical Institute of Belize’s monthly Consumer Price Index show that on average Belizean households saw the overall cost of regularly purchased goods and services [...]

Are C.P.I. Figures a True Reflection of On the Ground Situations?

According to the Acting Director General Diana Castillo-Trejo, the price collection basket used to determine the Consumer Price Index is an old model. The updated model was not used and [...]

Exports, Imports Down

External trade decreased significantly due to COVID-19 for July 2020.  In July, the country imported goods valuing one hundred and nineteen million dollars, a decrease of thirty-seven point eight percent. [...]

One Year for Bribery or Extortion Over Face Masks

One year in prison for bribing an officer to give you a break for not wearing your mask is also the same jail time officers will receive should they coerce [...]

Countrywide Lockdown Still on the Table if Necessary

While we had the AG, we asked if the two-week curfew period is sufficient for the mounting COVID-19 infections to be brought under control given the ever increasing report of [...]

Guinea Grass Chairman Welcomes Lifting of the Lockdown!

So, as you heard just now, the Attorney General announced the lifting of the lockdown of three communities in the north – one of them being Guinea Grass. As we [...]

September Celebrations Theme 2020 is Chosen

“Overcoming Adversity, Creating Opportunity. Belizeans: Unite for Prosperity” – that’s the theme for this year’s September celebrations.  The theme was chosen from among a record breaking three hundred and twelve [...]

Precious Martinez Submitted the Winning Theme!

The winning theme was submitted by a thirteen-year-old second form student from Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio. Precious Martinez is the youngest to win the competition. Today, she shared [...]