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Six Persons Die Due to COVID-19 in 24 Hours

There is alarming news tonight from the Director of Health Services on the coronavirus.  As many as six persons have died over the last twenty-four hours due to COVID-19.  The [...]

121 New Cases of COVID-19!

Now, as many as one hundred and twenty-one cases of COVID-19 were indentified on Thursday. That is the largest number of new cases that the country has recorded in one [...]

COVID-19 Clusters Reported at Banana Farms

And the deteriorating COVID situation can get worse; the Ministry of Health is monitoring nineteen banana plantations in the south where COVID-19 clusters are growing at these banana plantations. According [...]

Private Facility in Corozal Denies Service to Suspect COVID-19 Patient

With the health services under stress, Doctor Manzanero also addressed disturbing reports of a suspected COVID patient who was refused admission at a private facility in Corozal and at the [...]

MOH to Start Use Rapid Testing for COVID-19

With the number of cases out of control, the Ministry of Health today announced its intention to start using antigen rapid testing for COVID-19 using established protocols.  Doctor Marvin Manzanero says [...]

ComPol Says No Trick or Treating or Halloween Parties

The spiralling number of COVID-19 cases and the record number of deaths due to the virus have put law enforcement on alert with the weekend activities that are usually associated [...]

Will Additional Restrictions Be Imposed on Orange Walk?

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Orange Walk is increasing by about twenty to thirty new cases daily and with over one thousand one hundred and seventy positive cases [...]

135 Inmates & 6 Staff Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 at Belize Central Prison

Turning to the prison where the virus has also spread….on Thursday, the news broke that ninety inmates tested positive for COVID-19. Rapid tests were done at the Belize Central Prison [...]

Belize Central Prison Extends Lockdown for Two More Weeks!

And how does the prison plan to contain the spread? Murillo says that they have implemented an additional fourteen day quarantine which kicked in on Tuesday of this week. So, [...]

Can COVID-19 Spread Be Contained at Belize Central Prison?

With ninety-cases detected in a round of rapid testing – we asked Murillo what is accounting for the spread and how are they handling the cases? He says that the [...]

Where’s Audit of Report on Former B.T.L. Chairman Alleged Abuse of Corporate Credit Card?

On a scandal that will not go away, P.U.P. Leader John Briceño has written to PM Barrow on the matter of former Chairman Net Vasquez and his alleged abuse of [...]

Mennonites in Shipyard Await First Light to Migrate to Peru

Shipyard in the Orange District is home to a large Mennonite community, who ploughs the land and raises cattle. About fifty of these families are now packing up and leaving [...]

Is There a Land Grab Happening North of San Pedro?

A one-acre parcel of land seven miles north of San Pedro Town is causing an uproar among residents of La Isla Bonita because it was sold at rock bottom price [...]

AG Peyrefitte Responds to MLA on Maya Land Grab

In the south, there is also a purported land grab of indigenous land. Today, the outgoing Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte responded to a recent statement issued by the tripartite body [...]

U.D.P. Leader Weighs In on Allegations of Land Grab

We also asked U.D.P. Leader Patrick Faber about the allegations of land grab in southern Belize, involving indigenous land as claimed by Cristina Coc of the Maya Leaders Alliance.   He [...]

Attorney General Says COVID-19 Positive Persons Still Can’t Vote

A decision taken by the prime minister to restrict COVID-positive persons from voting in the November eleventh general elections is not sitting well with a number of persons for various [...]

Riot Squad Training near the Marion Jones Stadium

Earlier this week, the riot squad was seen training at the compound of the Mexico Sports Centre, located adjacent to the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. Word spread like wildfire that [...]

P.U.P. Unveils Plan Belize Tourism Policy

The People’s United Party on Thursday night launched its Plan Belize Tourism in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. It will be a challenging task for any government to stimulate the [...]

MOE’s Tablets for High Schoolers are Here!

The first batch of the long awaited computer tablets are in country.  The country-wide distribution for secondary schools began on Thursday and will continue into next week.  As we’ve reported, [...]

P.U.C. Chairman Explains New Electricity Rates

The Public Utilities Commission on Thursday announced its final decision in respect of the 2020 Full Tariff Review Proceeding for B.E.L.  In January of this year, B.E.L. made a submission [...]

Prison C.E.O. Makes an Appeal for Five Escapees on the Run…

It’s been over two weeks since they escaped from prison – and tonight five of the escapees remain on the run. They are Carlos Montejo; Jaroud Lamb; Michael Faux; Enrique [...]

AG Peyrefitte Explains Elections Curfew

The government has announced a curfew on election day saying it is necessary due to the spread of the COVID 19. The curfew starts at eight when votes are traditionally [...]

A New Police Barracks for Caye Caulker

With Election Day fast approaching, government is undertaking a number of projects across the country. Today, the police department in San Pedro were celebrating their new living quarters. The Ministers [...]

90 New Positive COVID-19 Cases at the Belize Central Prison

When we last spoke with C.E.O. Virgilio Murillo of the Belize Central Prison a few days ago, the number of positive cases of COVID-19 among inmates stood at nineteen.  Tonight, [...]

All Charges Withdrawn Against Guatemalan Minor for Fatal RTA

Eight-year-old Gabriella Corales lost her life on the afternoon of June eighteenth, 2019 when she was ran over while attempting to ride across a pedestrian ramp on her way to [...]