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An Empty Chair at the DHS Office!

Belize is in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and yet there’s an empty chair at the office of the Director of Health Services.  News Five has confirmed that there [...]

Is Administrative Leave an Attack on the Reputation of DHS Dr. Manzanero?

Void aside, the Association of Public Service Senior Managers says that the government is attacking the reputation of Doctor Marvin Manzanero, who for the greater part of 2020 was the [...]

Is Doctor Manzanero Responsible for the Death of COVID-19 Victims?

The President of the A.P.S.S.M. says that according to the Public Service Regulations, there is a limited period of time for an allegation of misconduct to be brought against a [...]

Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa is Collateral Damage

But Doctor Marvin Manzanero is not the only person being affected by what is widely perceived to be a concerted effort to have him removed as DHS.  Since December seventh [...]

1000 Barbados Vaccines Arrive in Belize

As promised, the donation of one thousand vaccines from Barbados arrived in Belize today via Amerijet just after seven this morning.  The shipment was received by the former Acting DHS, [...]

The Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, the Ministry of Health and Wellness held a media sensitization session at the Radisson on COVID-19 vaccines.  Among the issues discussed were the effectiveness of vaccines in a pandemic [...]

A Vaccination Simulation Exercise

In preparation for the vaccine roll out across the country in the coming weeks, a simulation exercise was conducted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness last week. Doctor Natalia [...]

Millions of Dollars in Losses at Hol Chan Marine Reserve

It is one of the most popular natural attractions for both Belizeans and visitors, but tonight it appears that the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is in serious financial trouble.  Responding [...]

Man Accused of Beating Wife with Hammer Gets Bail

Police say he beat his common-law wife with a hammer in December. But tonight, his attorney has gotten him out on bail.  Just days before Christmas, it is alleged that [...]

G.D.P. Down by 13.1% for Last Quarter of 2020

The Statistical Institute of Belize has given its report on the state of the Belize economy. During a virtual presentation today, the S.I.B. shared that the economy contracted by thirteen [...]

Trade Bulletin for January 2021

Turning to the trade bulletin, the S.I.B. says that total imports in 2020 stood at one point six billion dollars, but it was still down by almost four hundred million [...]

Inflation Rate is Up by 1%

And what’s up with the price of goods and services in Belize? If you thought that prices felt a little steeper for last January, the S.I.B. says that it’s because [...]

Fuel Prices Go Up at the Pumps

Belizeans who had been hoping the price of gas might not keep rising will be disappointed tonight.  The Ministry of Finance has announced the pump price of three fuel products [...]

U.D.P. 11 Belize City Launches Manifesto

The Municipal Election is exactly one week away from today and as we have been showing you, the political teams are hitting the campaign trails.  Today, the U.D.P. slate in [...]

A New Elections & Boundaries Commission is Sworn In

A new Elections and Boundaries Commission was sworn in during a brief ceremony today at Belize House.  Five members, including Chairman Oscar Sabido, were administered the oath of office.  Along [...]

Former Governor Sydney Campbell Returns as Chairman of Central Bank

The Central Bank of Belize, the country’s chief financial institution, has appointed a new chairman, with almost no fanfare, just a quiet update to their website.  Former Governor Sydney Campbell [...]

Terminated S.C.P.C. Manager Speaks Out!

Two weeks ago we told you about the termination of Sugar Cane Production Committee Manager Naim Cal who was fired by Chairman Marcos Osorio.  As we previously reported, Cal’s predecessor [...]

Twenty Percent of Consumer Traffic at CFZ after Reopening

After almost a year of inactivity, the Corozal Free Zone was reopened to business on February first.  That’s because a raft of new measures was put in place to ensure [...]