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PM Briceño and his Chief of Staff Test Positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus has reached the top levels of government.  The Office of the Prime Minister has confirmed that PM John Briceño has tested positive for COVID-19. Briceño was swabbed today [...]

COVID-19 Related Deaths Now Stands at 116

Over the past three days, fourteen persons were reported to have died due to COVID-19, including well-known Ian Mariano, a former educator and sports enthusiast who was involved in the [...]

In Belize Rural: Livestock Extraction Underway in Maypen

The incessant rains from Hurricane Iota continue to drench from northern to western Belize.  It has caused flooding in many parts affecting many industries, from livestock to vegetables. Many highways [...]

Flooding in Lord’s Bank Village; 50 Families Affected

Some fifty families in the village of Lord’s Bank off the Philip Goldson Highway have been affected by flooding. Since last week, the water level began rising in the village [...]

Access Roads and Bridges Impassable in Several Areas

There are several access roads and bridges that are impassable tonight as flood waters continue to flow down towards the sea. A NEMO Advisory states that in the Corozal District, [...]

Belama under Water, Apollo Street is Now Apollo River

Here in the City, the picture is much the same, there is water everywhere in most parts of low-lying areas in Belama phases three to five.  Some residents have left [...]

Iguana Creek Bridge Remains under Water

In the West, the Iguana Creek Bridge remains underwater. The Belize River is slowly receding since the second flood but the bridge remains impassable for vehicles. The bridge links communities [...]

Approximately 288 Persons in Shelters Countrywide

There are a total of two hundred and eighty-eight persons in fourteen shelters in three districts. Fifty-seven people are in two shelters in Orange Walk and about forty-two in Belize [...]

Pantry and COVID-19 Food Assistance on Pause!

Food Pantry and COVID-19 food assistance programme are on pause and the pantry is getting a rebrand of sorts.  Today, when we caught up with Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia, we [...]

P.S.U. Wants Commission of Inquiry into Fire Sale of Government Assets

The Public Service Union is calling for a commission of inquiry into the sale of government assets, including vehicles and pricey furniture, that were disposed of at rock-bottom prices ahead [...]

Over 170 Vehicles Reportedly Missing from Ministry of National Security

According to Flowers, Prime Minister John Briceño, who is also Minister of Finance, should investigate the Assets and Utilities Unit which also oversees the Vehicle Care Unit where fleecing is [...]

P.S.U. Says Kudos to Ministers who Don’t Need New Vehicles

While the P.S.U. applauds those ministers who have agreed not to get a new government vehicle assigned to them, the union is also asking that they follow the recommendations that [...]

Teachers to Report to Work Only on Mondays

For the remainder of the first semester, primary and high school teachers across the country are being asked to report to work on Mondays only.  It follows a decision made [...]

Jeffry Contreras Charged with Abetment to Commit Murder

Belize City police have charged twenty-two-year-old Jeffry Contreras with the crime of abetment to commit murder.  He stands accused of playing a role in the murder of a well-known Bowen and [...]

Aduan Usher Charged For Allegedly Killing Eden Mejia

In the south, police in Punta Gorda have charged Aduan Usher for allegedly killing Eden Mejia. The thirty-two-year-old was fatally shot shortly after midnight on November nineteenth.  Police found his body [...]

Police Search for Main Suspect in Stolen Guns Investigation

On Thursday morning, the Succotz Police Station was broken into and an assortment of firearms was stolen. The list includes a twelve-gauge pump-action shotgun, four nine-millimeter pistols, and two rifles; stolen [...]

Corozal Man Lies to Police after Hitting Elias Villanueva with His Car

Corozal resident, Roy Burgess is in trouble with the law—not only for hitting a man with his car, but lying to police about it.  Burgess was unmasked with his lie [...]

Six Persons Charged for Frightening Home Invasion

Five men and a seventeen-year-old male minor have been arrested and charged for burglarizing the home of Gary Samuels on Wednesday night.  Samuels and his family were at their residence in [...]

Victor Morales Reported Missing

Family and friends of fifty-two-year-old Victor Morales are asking for your help in locating him. Morales was last seen about two weeks ago on November sixth. His sister, Demetria Pineda [...]

Dr. Kenrick Leslie to be Honored in a Virtual Farewell Ceremony

Back in January of this year, we reported on the retirement of Doctor Kenrick Leslie from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center.  Doctor Leslie has been serving as the executive [...]

The Cost of Climate Change in Belize!

Doctor Young also spoke about the impact of climate change on the region, zoning in on Belize.  He says the annual cost of climate change related events such as droughts [...]

Is the Arundo Donax the Answer to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Belize?

During his interview with the media today, Executive Director, Doctor Colin Young of the CARICOM Climate Change Center also shared that the center has a number of adaptation and mitigation [...]

Ladyville Gets a Fire Truck!

Today, the National Fire Service received a fire truck for its Ladyville Station. It may seem like just a truck, but it is significant for the fire-fighters who will use [...]

Fire Dept. to Relocate in Rental Unit Following the Sale of its Headquarters

Back in September, the Government came under harsh criticism for the sale of the National Fire Service headquarters in Belize City.  The government at the time sold the fire station [...]