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COVID Positive Persons Won’t be Allowed to Vote

If you are eligible to vote and have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been required to self-isolate just before November eleventh, you will not be able to cast a [...]

No Quarantining for Travelers with Negative Test Results

At today’s press conference, the PM also said that a negative COVID-19 test result presented upon arrival or determined following a rapid test at the P.G.I.A., will now free visitors [...]

Tourists Can Now Rent Vehicles for Inland Travel

Visitors arriving in country via the P.G.I.A., with a negative COVID-19 test result and do not have plans of traveling to the cayes, will now be allowed to rent vehicles [...]

Restaurants will Now be Allowed to Host More Than Ten Guests

There is good news to report in the hospitality industry this evening.  Restaurants with floor spaces that can accommodate more than ten persons will now be allowed to increase the [...]

Churches Remain Closed Indefinitely

Unlike restaurants and other eateries that will now be able to expand their guest lists, churches remain closed to their flocks.  The fear, according to PM Barrow, is that choirs, [...]

Schools Will Also Remain Closed Until Further Notice

When will schools be reopened for in-class attendance?  While many have asked that question, the Belize National Teachers Union is seeking government’s consideration to have teachers prepare lesson plans from [...]

6 More Escaped Prisoners are Arraigned, including Alleged Mastermind Joel Sierra

Turning to the prison break; a total of fourteen escapees have been recaptured; one was killed and thirteen others, between Thursday and today, were arraigned for escape charges. While nine [...]

PM Commends the Security Forces for Response in Prison Break

Two B.D.F. soldiers were injured during exchange of gunfire between the escaped prisoners and the security forces earlier this week; prisoner Akeem Tillett was shot and killed. Two other inmates [...]

Mother Claims Her Son, Who Escaped from Prison, was Beaten

Outside the courtroom it was an emotional time for Stephanie Edwards. She the mother of recaptured prisoner Deon White, who was sentenced to a year in prison earlier today by [...]

14 Inmates Remain on the Run!

It’s been twenty-four hours since the last five escapees were captured and there are still fourteen inmates on the loose.  As we’ve reported, thirteen prisoners are in custody and one [...]

Soldier Shot in Escapees’ Cross-Fire Will Undergo Surgery

On Tuesday afternoon, a shootout occurred on the Coastal Road when the law enforcement team of police officers and members of the B.D.F.’s Special Operations Task Force tried to intercept [...]

B.D.F. is Carrying Out Investigation into Escapee’s Confession Video

We also asked Colonel Loria about the viral video of escapee Christopher Bradley’s confession video. As you may have seen, the video was recorded when Bradley was captured and he [...]

Nearly 175 B.D.F. Soldiers are Off Duty due to COVID-19

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the frontline workers hard. Among those who have contracted the virus are security forces personnel. Currently, close to one hundred and [...]

Frontline Workers are Severely Affected by COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases among employees at the frontline in the fight against the pandemic is alarming.  Earlier this week, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams discussed the effects of [...]

A Safe Corridor for Tourists Traveling Across the Country

Back to today’s press conference, Belizeans returning to the country will no longer require authorization to move about to other destinations internally.  Likewise, feedback from visitors about the restrictive nature [...]

What’s the Fate of the Unemployment Relief Program

The fate of the Unemployment Relief Programme which is a government initiative overseen by Doctor Carla Barnett hangs in the balance as the election date draws nearer.  At present, a [...]

Rodman Welch is Arraigned for Shakeem Dennison’s Murder

Police this afternoon escorted stevedore, Rodman Welch of Faber’s Road in Belize City to the Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with the murder of Shakeem Dennison. Senior Magistrate Aretha [...]

Belize City Pharmacist Remanded for Possession of Cocaine

Belize City pharmacist Albert Requeña was remanded to the Belize Central Prison today after he was allegedly nabbed with almost three pounds of cocaine. Police allege that on October tenth, Requeña [...]

Chinese Businessman Arraigned for 3 Counts of Trafficking in Persons

Corozal Chinese businessman, Jin Zhou Wu was today arraigned in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court on three counts of Trafficking in Persons after police gathered statements from three women who claimed [...]

P.U.P. Plans to Distribute 60K Lots as Part of its Land Policy

As part of its Belize Plan Campaign, the People’s United Party launched its policy “Land in Belizean Hands.”  The party is aiming to distribute sixty thousand lots to first-time landowners, [...]

P.U.P. Says Applying for Land Should Be Convenient

The P.U.P. says it will also reform the land system.  The P.U.P.’s Deputy Party Leader Cordel Hyde says that applying for land should be simple and convenient for Belizeans. The [...]

U.D.P. Launches 2020 Manifesto

The United Democratic Party on Thursday night unveiled its 2020 manifesto under the theme “Your Future Matters.”  The manifesto focuses on nineteen policies including technology, housing, lands, security, healthcare, environment, [...]

U.D.P. Condemns Violence against Women

Crime, citizen security and gender based violence also formed part of the U.D.P.’s manifesto launch. As for crime, Faber says that the root cause of the problem has to be [...]