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Fewer COVID Cases, but Belize Remains Far From an All-Clear

Several government officials have confirmed that there should be an adjustment to the existing COVID-19 regulations at the start of next month.  We don’t know the details of those changes [...]

Prez Biden’s Executive Order on International Travel Affects Tourism Countries

On Thursday, the new U.S. President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders within his first twenty-four hours in office.  But one of those executive orders can have grave [...]

70K COVID Tests Conducted in Belize

Initially, Belize’s health and tourism sector were already preparing for the testing requirements for return travel to the United States.  The Ministry of Health approved additional COVID-19 testing sites in [...]

Taiwan Donates 15,000 COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests

Thanks to the Taiwanese Embassy in Belize, there can be even more rapid test drives. That’s because, on Thursday, the Embassy of Taiwan handed over a donation of fifteen thousand [...]

U.D.P. Not Oppose to Re-opening of CZL Free Zone, but Wants Details

The Corozal Free Zone reopens on February first.  The reopening is one of the campaign promises that the P.U.P. made before the election.  Since the new government made the decision, [...]

Preparing for CFZ’s Grand Reopening

According to Acting Director of Health Services Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is still consulting with stakeholders ahead of the reopening, but the final say rests [...]

Corozal Mayor Renegotiates Contract with Imer Hernandez

On Wednesday, Corozal Mayor Rigoberto Vellos renegotiated the one point three-seven-seven million-dollar contract with U.D.P. contractor Imer Hernandez. The agreement was signed between the former U.D.P. Mayor Hilberto Campos and [...]

Election Fever, Why Isn’t It Here Yet?

Voter registration for persons wanting to participate in the upcoming municipal elections ends on Monday, January twenty-fifth. With the deadline for registration looming, the Elections and Boundaries Department has issued [...]

Hilberto Campos Re-emerges as U.D.P.’s Candidate for Corozal Bay

With the municipal elections a little more than a month away, the opposition United Democratic Party has only finalized one slate here in Belize City. KREM News reporter and anchor [...]

Rossana Briceño, the New Special Envoy

Today, the wife of Prime Minister John Briceño was officially appointed the Special Envoy for the Development of Families and Children. Rossana Briceño, an educator by profession, is an advocate [...]

What Will Happen with the Inspiration Centre?

The Inspiration Centre at mile one and a half on the George Price Highway provides health and therapy services to children with disabilities. It was created by the former Special [...]

National Garifuna Council Meets with the Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs

On Thursday, the new Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs addressed the Caribbean Court of Justice and stated that her appointment signals a new day of respect for our Maya sisters, [...]

U.D.P. Plans to Sue Briceño Administration over Land Matter

At their press conference on Thursday, the United Democratic Party said it would sue the Briceño Administration over the land matter brought to light during the Sitting of the House [...]

How Will PM Briceño Address Ballooning Wage Bill?

From defending the land transaction to defending his predecessor’s borrowing. While criticizing Briceño’s economic response, Faber defended the Barrow administration’s daily million dollar borrowing to meet the wage bill. Faber [...]

U.D.P. Defends the Judiciary

The Legal Year 2021/2022 was officially opened on Monday, but unlike the many years in the past, this year, the official ceremony and speeches were pre-recorded and aired in a [...]

Heritage Bank Donates 12 New Homes in 2021

Twelve new homes for twelve deserving families; it is a charitable initiative that Heritage Bank Limited is undertaking.  The donation is in celebration of the bank’s twentieth anniversary. In partnership [...]

Dennis Robinson Executed in Front of His House in Dangriga!

During news time on Wednesday night, shots rang out in the Monument Site area of Dangriga. A fisherman, Dennis Robinson, from the area had been gunned down. The family believes [...]

When Will the Curfew End?

The United Democratic Party today called a press conference to address matters of national importance.  It was held at the party’s headquarters on Youth for the Future Drive in Belize [...]

Opposition Leader Faber Slams P.U.P. Government over COVID Tests

The opposition also criticized the Briceño administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Opposition Leader Patrick Faber blasts the government for continuously politicizing the pandemic and blaming the past U.D.P. administration.  [...]

Faber Comments on Montero and Allegations of Corruption

From COVID to alleged corruption. Opposition Leader Patrick Faber was asked about his colleague, former Minister of Works Rene Montero.  The government wants Montero to face criminal charges for alleged [...]

U.D.P. Assists First Time Land Owners to Make Payments

After the People’s United Party won the November general elections, the Lands Department locked down as rumors of U.D.P. cronies taking documents from the office in Belmopan surfaced.  It was [...]

M.L.A. Goes Before the C.C.J.; A New Land Rights Commission to be Formed

The indigenous communities in the south have collectively prevailed in the courts since they initiated legal action against the Government of Belize in the nineties. The fight has always been [...]

A New Day for Indigenous People’s Affairs in Belize

Upon assuming office in November of last year, the People’s United Party created a specific ministerial portfolio for Indigenous People’s Affairs.  That responsibility was given to Belize Rural Central area [...]

Respect for the Customary Governance Institutions of the Mayas

In acknowledging government’s solemn undertaking, M.L.A. spokesperson Cristina Coc says that they are elated by the newfound will to respect and recognize the traditional institutions of the indigenous community.   [...]

Ministry of Education Suspends Paid Study Leaves for Teachers

Today, the Ministry of Education issued a memo to managements of all schools, the Belize Teaching Services Commission, and the B.N.T.U. in which the matter of study leave with pay [...]