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Belize Central Prison Placed on Full Lockdown, More COVID-19 Cases Detected

The Hattieville prison is facing a potential crisis as the corona virus spreads behind bars. Prison authorities today announced a lockdown beginning on Tuesday, October thirteenth, as more positive cases [...]

34 COVID-Related Deaths, 3 Additional Deaths under Investigation

The mortality rate of the novel coronavirus for the country is at one point five percent for now. Since the outbreak in Belize, thirty-four persons, twelve women and twenty-two men, [...]

COVID-19 Patients: 26 Hospitalized, but 2 Ventilated at the K.H.M.H.

Today, health facilities in the north and the city are stretched with the largest number of persons due to the virus. A total of twenty-three persons are hospitalised, majority of [...]

COVID-19 Numbers Go Up by 63

Sixty-three new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Thursday from a batch of two hundred and sixty samples. Going into the extended weekend, the new total number of cases has [...]

Increasing Number of Law Enforcement Officers Test Positive for COVID-19

The number of COVID infections will soon hit two thousand four hundred cases and it continues to spike threatening to overwhelm health facilities. The virus has spread behind prison walls [...]

P.U.P. Launches Policy on Public Safety and Justice

The P.U.P. has been unveiling a number of platforms leading up to the general elections on November eleventh. Today, it was about Public Safety and Justice. The level of crime [...]

PM Barrow Passes the Baton to Patrick Faber in U.D.P. Leadership Succession

There was a passing of the baton in the United Democratic Party. Retiring Prime Minister Dean Barrow said his goodbyes as party leader, giving way to Patrick Faber to assume [...]

ComPol Chester Williams Warns Campaigners, Shares Election Day Plans

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams today issued a warning to political parties and campaigners, reminding them of the COVID-19 regulations. Williams says that as political aspirants and their campaigners are [...]

The P.G.I.A. and COVID-19 Negatives

Still on COVID-19…since we previously spoke with Doctor Marvin Manzanero at the start of week, there have been several private and commercial flights that have touched down at the Philip [...]

Re-strategizing the COVID-19 Response

The sharp increase in cases since the end of last month into October was anticipated given certain private functions and activities that were held during the month of September.  The [...]

Uncertainty Grows within Police Department Over Unpaid Duties Performed

When we spoke to the Commissioner of Police we also asked him about pending payments to police officers.  These officers, who worked extra duty in September, have not been paid. [...]

New Unemployment Relief Figures are Released

Almost forty-three thousand applications have been approved as part of the second phase of the COVID-19 Unemployment Relief Programme.  As of Thursday, those applications have been sent to the National [...]

ComPol Williams Speaks on Murder Stats So far

There were twenty three less murders this year when compared to the same time last year.  In 2019, one hundred and thirty-four murders were recorded and so far this year [...]

Barry Tillett is Remanded for Robbery

Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser this morning remanded eighteen-year-old Barry Tillett to the Belize Central Prison on two counts of armed robbery after he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The [...]

Bail for Anthony Barrow

He is no stranger to the law. In fact, in July of this year he and three others were arrested and charged for the mid-afternoon armed hold-up at the Belama [...]

Delson Paguada is Denied Bail

Justice Lord did not exercise any leniency for Delson Paguada, who is accused of the January twenty-third, 2018 shooting murder of Paul Jex – a reputed gang associate who himself [...]

N.C.F.C.’s Roadmap Points the Way to End Child Marriage and Early Union

Today the National Committee for Families and Children held a virtual launch for its roadmap to end child marriage and early unions. It’s been in the pipeline for a few [...]

ABG Discusses Her Manifesto’s Take on Education and Family in Belmopan

Independent Candidate in Belmopan Anna Banner Guy launched her manifesto last month. Banner Guy describes her platform as the ‘People’s Manifesto’ which she says outlines realistic and attainable actions and [...]

Forest Home is Designated a Historic Community!

The National Institute of Culture and History has designated the Village of Forest Home in Toledo a ‘Historic Community.’ In partnership with the village council, NICH installed a sign on [...]

Scarlet Macaws – How Do They Adapt and Survive in the Wild?

Tonight, we bring you part two of our Belize Zoo Live feature stories. As we told you on Wednesday night, the zoo is taking their animals into the classrooms through [...]