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Health Minister Pablo Marin Shoots and Kill Suspected Burglar

There is a lot to cover tonight from the re-opening of the P.G.I.A. to the use of rapid tests coming out of a lengthy press conference with Prime Minister Dean [...]

PM Barrow Stands in Solidarity with Cabinet Colleague

The file of the fatal shooting of Matura will be sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for determination.  Minister Marin did not offer any comments today, [...]

PM Addresses Backlog of COVID Test Results

Turning to COVID-19…the frustrations shared by many who have had to be swabbed and tested for COVID-19 include the lengthy waiting time for results to be made available.  With the [...]

Government Considers Rapid Tests as an Alternative to PCR

The use of rapid tests has up until now proven fairly unreliable, despite the quick turnaround time for results to be made known.  Consequently, the Ministry of Health has relied [...]

PM Barrow Looks to Abbott Labs for an Answer to Rapid Tests

On Thursday, the United States announced that Abbott Laboratories has commenced trials for its rapid coronavirus test to determine whether it could effectively be used on asymptomatic people.  This followed [...]

36 Healthcare Workers Infected with COVID-19

As to the patients, three are on ventilators at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. A doctor from the Cayo District, the ministry’s epidemiologist from the Western Health Region, is intubated [...]

P.G.I.A. Set to Reopen on October 1st

The other big news out of the PM press conference is in respect of international travel.  A fixed date for the reopening of the Phillip Goldson International Airport has been [...]

Abbott Rapid Tests to be Used at P.G.I.A.

As of November twenty-second, Delta Airlines will resume flights to Belize.  According to PM Barrow, the use of the Abbott Rapid Test should simplify the process of verifying one’s health [...]

Patient 12 Died of a Heart Attack, Due to COVID-19

The twelfth person to die from COVID-19 was a man from the Mennonite community in Indian Creek Village, Orange Walk.  Sixty-year-old David Wall began to experience breathing problems before he [...]

52 New Cases of COVID-19!

Belize has registered eight hundred and seventy cases of the novel coronavirus. Seven hundred and sixty-five are active cases – three hundred and thirty-two are females and four hundred and [...]

COVID-19 Samples Backlog Cleared

During the press conference today, Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero confirmed that the Belize Central Medical Lab has caught up with backlogged samples.  And as reported, rapid testing will [...]

Frontline Workers Will be Tested

Public officers on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 will also be tested as required, that’s according to PM Barrow, who emphasized earlier today that government’s resources, in respect [...]

Enough Test Kits and Supplies to go Around at M.O.H.

From rapid testing to the inventory at the Ministry of Health.  The number of testing kits, as well as personal protective equipment for medical personnel on the frontline of the [...]

M.O.H. is Capable of Conducting up to 26K COVID Tests

The present supply of resources available to the Ministry of Health can last up to nine months; that is with M.O.H. sharing drums of hand sanitizers and other items with [...]

Armed Robbery on the Calla Creek/Santa Rosa Road

Byron Manuel Guevara, a farmer in Bullet Tree Village, reported to police that armed robbers held him at gunpoint on Thursday night just after seven o’clock on the Pilar Road, [...]

Two Guats and One Belizean Detained in the South!

Two Guatemalans, who were picked up in the south earlier this week, were placed in a quarantine facility. Thirty-eight-year-old Junior Espinosa and forty-two-year-old Alfredo Colon were detained when they entered [...]

A Stabbing in Belize City

Two men were involved in stabbing incident on Thursday in the incident. Preliminary reports say that the incident happened between a step-father and step-son. The step-son reportedly got into an [...]

PC Reginald Diego in Trouble with the Law Again!

Corozal policeman Reginald Diego is in trouble again with the law. As we reported on Tuesday, Diego was arrested and charged for the crime of extortion. He met bail and [...]

150 People Charged for Failure to Wear a Facemask in the Span of 3 Days

On Thursday we told you about the lifting of the lockdown in Guinea Grass, Ship Yard and Santa Martha. As you know, police officers were critical in helping to maintain [...]

Elderly Woman Succumbs Days After She Was Cut to the Throat

Two men have been charged and arraigned for the murder of Rosa Chinchia. On August seventeenth, the fifty-nine-year-old was cut to the throat by a twenty-five-year-old man who asked to [...]

Tensions and Threats on the Mesop Campaign Trail

It wouldn’t be election season without tensions between opposing political candidates. As you know, campaigns are in high gear and transfer close on Monday so political candidates are rushing to [...]

What’s Up with Foreign Exchange and the Economy?

Earlier this week, the Statistical Institute of Belize released its latest figures on the performance of the economy.  The past three months have been dismal, to say the least, as [...]

G.O.B. Follows W.H.O.’s Guidance, No Lockdown of O.W.

With the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the north, will the Orange Walk and Corozal districts face a lockdown in the days ahead?  That notion is frowned upon by [...]

No More Lockdown for San Pedro When S.O.E. Expires

In San Pedro, meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases is at a plateau and all indications are that the state of emergency on the island town will be lifted on [...]

Elderly Man Killed by Bees in the West

An elderly man is dead after he was stung to death by bees. Seventy-four-year-old Roy Martinez, a bulldozer operator, was working in the Chiquibul area when he was attacked by [...]