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Behind the Walls of the Princess Royal Youth Hostel

Tonight, we begin our final newscast for 2020 by going behind the razor wires and chain-link fence at the Princess Royal Youth Hostel.  For the better part of the last [...]

Princess Royal Youth Hostel is Not a Dump!

The Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous People’s Affairs, in addressing the pressing issues at the Princess Royal Youth Hostel, will be working closely with the families of young [...]

GSU & Anti Gang Task Force Disbanded!

The Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) and the Anti-Gang Task Force have been disbanded. This decision has given birth to the Gang Intelligence, Investigation, and Interdiction Unit (GI3), which will be [...]

Analysis of crime data tells all kinds of stories!

On Wednesday night, we told you about the Belize Crime Observatory’s analysis of the crime data for 2020. According to the most recent figures, Belize is also on track to [...]

Musa Under Fire From NEAB on Marijuana Comment

The National Evangelical Association of Belize, NEAB, has responded to comments made by Minister of New Growth Industries Kareem Musa, in respect of the cannabis industry and the churches’ staunch [...]

Ministry of Health and Wellness Closely Monitoring O.W. and Corozal Districts

Travel restrictions across district lines in Orange Walk and Corozal are still in place. Both districts have continued to record an increasing number of COVID-19 cases, with Orange Walk having [...]

M.O.H.W. Monitoring COVID-19 Mutation

As we leave behind the dreadful 2020 year, we enter 2021 with a new strain of the COVID-19 virus. The new strain was first reported in the United Kingdom where [...]

Acting Director of Health and Wellness Speaks on Use of Ivermectin

The Ministry of Health and Wellness earlier this month authorized the use of Ivermectin to treat patients suffering from COVID-19. The drug is typically used to treat many types of [...]

Pablo Mis Appointed as Advisor to UN General Secretary on United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Pablo Mis has been appointed to the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples. In his capacity, Mis will serve as one of five persons on the Advisory Board of [...]

Social Security Contribution Rate Increase Deferred

The working class can breathe a sigh of relief tonight as the Social Security Board announced that the Contribution Rate increase scheduled to take effect in 2021 has been deferred. [...]

QPP exports to the Caribbean for the first time!

Quality Poultry Products is now available in the Caribbean, the island of Grenada to be specific. Earlier this month, the poultry producer from Spanish Lookout exported a container of chicken [...]

QPP sales are down by 13% for 2020!

So, as you heard, Quality Poultry Products is now exporting to the Caribbean. During our interview with General Manager Raymond Barkman, he shared that despite this new exportation venture – [...]

Joy For A Child Foundation Kicks Off with a Bang

The Joy for a Child Foundation, a community outreach initiative founded by Gregory August, held its inaugural event earlier this month with an activity at B.T.L. Park that saw ten [...]

Belize Healthcare Partners Limited Providing Excellent Care for COVID-19 Patients

Belize Healthcare Partners Limited opened its doors in 2008 as a leading medical institution. Like many other medical facilities around the country, B.H.P.L. has adjusted its services for COVID-19 patients. [...]

Belize Healthcare Partner Ltd. Boast 5 Ventilators

According to Doctor Pott, the hospital has five ventilators, one for each room in the isolation unit which also has dialysis treatment capabilities. Pott says that each patient is allowed [...]

Nice Cream – a sweet story of success in Hopkins!

Last week we showed you the first part of our story with two enterprising sisters from Hopkins. In tonight’s follow-up, the owners of Nice Cream share more about running their [...]

Happy New Year to You!

And, as we are less than six hours away from ringing in the New Year, we bring you greetings from some of your fellow Belizeans. While the year 2020 was [...]

PM Briceño says “Belize Bruk!”

Belize’s economy remains in dire straits, as the country’s productive sectors continue to grapple with the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It has been six weeks since the People’s [...]

Briceño Administration Faces Major Financial Headwinds

Like the Prime Minister, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Christopher Coye is predicting major headwinds in the future. Coye appeared on Open Your Eyes this morning where [...]

PM Briceño promises no new revenue measures & delays increase in SSB contributions!

And while the government intends to reveal its plans for economic recovery in 2021, following a round of consultations– Briceño  assured Belizeans that the government will not be imposing any [...]

PM Briceno to reveal & take action against corruption carried out during the Barrow Administration!

And so on the heels of what Briceño describes as a ‘bruk government’ – the new administration will need to make real sacrifices by instituting serious belt-tightening measures. Briceño  says [...]

Major crimes down by 30%!

Major crimes are down across the board by a whopping thirty-percent in 2020. The Belize Crime Observatory has analyzed data compiled by the Belize Police Department and other agencies – [...]

Belize’s 2020 murder rate at 25 per 100,000 – lowest since 2013

The Belize Crime Observatory says that the data show that the murder rate for 2020 will be the lowest in seven years. Interestingly, the B.C.O. says that across the Central [...]

Transparency in Cannabis Industry is Critical

Continuing with our focus on the Ministry of New Growth’s foray into hemp production, in early 2021 a meeting will be convened with stakeholders and other interested parties in the [...]

“Existing Marijuana Laws Make No Sense” – Kareem Musa

The question of legislation, as well as amendments to existing laws, insofar as the issuance of licenses and the cultivation of cannabis is also taking center stage in the ongoing [...]