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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All Charges Withdrawn Against Guatemalan Minor for Fatal RTA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 [...]

P.S.U. Withdraws “Election Go-Slow” Threat, Calls for No Retrenchment

The Public Service Union is calling on thousands of public officers to wake up the sleeping giant and fight any government that attempts to fire public officers to reduce the [...]

P.S.U. President Says Patrick Faber Disrespected Public Officers

According to Henry, Leader of the Opposition John Briceño has agreed to meet and discuss the P.S.U.’s concerns. He says, however, that U.D.P. Leader Patrick Faber has failed to answer [...]

More Contract Officers Being Hired During COVID-19 Pandemic

According to Henry, additional contract officers are currently being added to the wage bill.  He says that the government is being insensitive to the sacrifices that public officers are making [...]

G.O.B.’s Wage Bill: Staring Down a Difficult Situation

Government’s bloated wage bill is in excess of half a billion dollars in salaries for public officers.  It is a looming crisis that any new government would have to deal [...]

Has the Godoy Family Been Swabbed and Tested for COVID-19?

There are conflicting reports on whether the Godoy family from Orange Walk has been swabbed and tested for COVID-19.  Tonight, Arturo Godoy Senior says nine days ago he was swabbed, [...]

Godoy Family Wants Justice; Asks for Investigation into Death of Arturo Godoy Junior

The heart-wrenching death of six-year-old Arturo Godoy Junior sent shockwaves across the country.  The chilling story is that the minor suffered kidney complications and died alone inside the COVID-19 Intensive [...]

Orange Walk Town Councillor Fined for Breach of Curfew

Orange Walk Town Councilor Haresh Vaswani is finding himself in more political trouble tonight. On Wednesday, the councilor warded off political attacks that put him in a comprising position. He [...]

Dead Man Found in Trio Village is Rigoberto Albarenga of San Roman, Corozal

Police have identified the man who was found dead on the outskirts of Trio Village on Sunday. He has been identified as Rigoberto Albarenga of San Roman Village in Corozal. [...]

Amendments to B.D.F. Pension Regulations

At Price Barracks tonight there is a sigh of relief. That is because government has announced amendments to the Defense Force Pension Regulations which, according to a press release, will [...]

Is There a Land Grab in Maya Communities Down South?

In recent weeks, the communities of Golden Stream, Medina Bank, San Pedro Columbia, Indian Creek and several others, all Maya villages protected by communal land rights, have reported that surveyors [...]

How Do You Stop the Land Grab?

So is there any recourse that can be taken by the Maya communities to halt the ongoing survey exercises and land distribution?  According to Coc, a framework for dispute resolution [...]

Unemployment Relief Program, Still Not Benefiting Everyone

The second phase of the Unemployment Relief Programme is winding down with less than two weeks away from a change of government.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow, at his last press [...]

One Man’s Account of the Unemployment Relief Program

According to Young, while he made a mistake initially during the filling out of the form, he was assured by the Social Security Board that the matter would have been [...]

Ticketing System Now Mandatory from all the Bus Terminals

If you are going to travel on a bus on Monday, you will have to purchase a ticket before you board the bus. The ticketing system is now mandatory from [...]

Abi Mai and Lupe Magana Face Off for Orange Walk South

There are eleven villages in Orange South.  The area is large and has more than six thousand five hundred voters.  This election, the pandemic has changed every imaginable way of [...]

Former P.U.P. Minister Dies Due to COVID-19

He was a former P.U.P. minister and tonight the family and friends of Ainslie Leslie are mourning his passing. Leslie died early this morning after suffering complications caused by the [...]

A New Fee for Belizeans to Enter Mexico When Border Reopens

The northern border remains closed, but when it reopens, Belizeans wishing to cross the border will have to pay a new fee to enter Mexico. Press reports from Вullеt QRоо [...]

Duck Lane Concreted and Reopened for Public Use

The Belize City Council is on a roll…on Wednesday, traffic lights were inaugurated; today, Duck Lane – a one-way street just off Albert Street was reopened.  Belize City Mayor Bernard [...]

Healthy Living: S.S.B. & COVID-19

It’s over seven months since Belize recorded its first case of COVID-19.  From that first reported case on March twenty-third to August first, there were only fifty-six total positive cases. [...]