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COVID-19 and Belize’s Response, One Year Later

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted thousands across the country, including those on the frontline in the medical profession. Since the first case in Belize was recorded back in March of [...]

K.H.M.H. Shares its COVID Figures, Including its Mortality Rate

There have been eleven thousand, seven hundred and eighty-eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belize. Of that number, two hundred and ninety-three deaths have been reported. It is a case [...]

Dr. Marvin Manzanero’s Recovery Almost Complete

Doctor Marvin Manzanero was the face of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but tonight the good doctor is still on the road to recovery.  Doctor Manzanero says that [...]

Oscar Correa’s Skeletal Remains Found in San Ignacio – Did He Kill Himself?

In Cayo, a mason worker from the Santiago Juan Layout near the Bullet Tree Road in San Ignacio was found dead. His decapitated body was discovered hanging from a tree [...]

Gang Figure Shot Several Times in the City!

A well-known gang figure, Jervis Diamond Valencia, from Mayflower Street in Belize City, is in the hospital recovering from a shooting incident on Monday evening. Reports say Valencia was sitting [...]

Upper House to Ratify Old UN Convention

The Senate meets on Thursday in a special sitting to ratify a United Nations convention that will advance Belize’s international obligations as a member of the organization. The United Nations [...]

G.O.B. Embarks on Budget Consultations

“We will do everything possible not to retrench anyone.”  Those are Prime Minister Briceño’s words on Tuesday when speaking about budget preparation for the upcoming financial year.  In March, PM [...]

Will the Grocery Bag Program Continue?

What is the future of the food assistance program?  Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, has publicly stated that the program has funds that will continue to the end [...]

U.D.P. Should Be Ashamed, says PM John Briceño

The Opposition, United Democratic Party, says it will challenge the terminations of about twenty-four terminal workers and other terminations reported across the country.  On George Price Day, the two dozen [...]

C.W.U. Takes CitCo to Task over C.B.A.

The Christian Workers Union is taking the Belize City Council to task over a Collective Bargaining Agreement – or the steps that need to be taken to get to that [...]

C.W.U. Tells CitCo to Run the Counter Proposal to the C.B.A.!

According to the C.W.U., the Belize City Council is not forthcoming with a counter-proposal, and their membership refuses to accept it. Mayor Bernard Wagner has indicated that the Council will [...]

Has Elections & Boundaries Chair Estevan Perera Had a Change of Heart?

Attorney Estevan Perera remains the chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, despite calls from the new administration for him to resign. Earlier this month, Perera issued a letter quoting [...]

Insurance Company Responds to Shish Family

It would appear that our news story on the plight of the Shish family from San Ignacio reached the eyes and ears of the insurance company. That’s because today, after [...]

A Family’s Experience in Bridging the Learning Gap for Special Needs Students

The distance learning approach has been in effect since the 2020 school year began. At the start of every week, weekly packages are picked up, completed by students, and then [...]

A COVID-19 Education Task Force is Formed

The Briceño Administration has established a COVID-19 Education Task Force to help guide the government in delivering quality, accessible education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has dealt a blow [...]

BAPDA Meets with the Ministry of Human Development

Last week, the newly appointed Special Envoy for the Development of Families and Children spoke about working with various organizations to ensure the elderly and persons with special needs are [...]

San Ignacio Man Needs Your Help!

When the pandemic hit in early 2020 and tourism collapsed, almost forty thousand Belizeans lost their jobs.  Unemployment is tough on all families, but for Jaime Beckford, losing his job [...]

Town Hall-style Meeting to Discuss Hemp Industry in Belize

A virtual town hall discussion is being held tonight to discuss the cannabis industry and its potential economic impact in Belize. The public meeting is part of a consultation process [...]