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KHMH puts contracts out for renewal

It was circulating on social media today, and now it is confirmed: there will be lots of vacancies opening up at the nation’s main referral hospital—four in upper management. News [...]

Filipino Nurses Resigning From KHMH to Work Outside of Belize

As many as thirty-five nurses, the majority of whom are from the Republic of the Philippines, have resigned from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  They are either returning to their [...]

Nurses Association: Open More Nursing Posts

After Minister of Health, Michel Chebat confirmed that nurses are leaving the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, the Nurses Association of Belize responded. They say they find the Minister’s position to [...]

Are Nurses Leaving for Better Pay, or Better Treatment?

We also asked President Spencer if he thinks nurses are leaving the country to serve elsewhere because of better compensation.  He says this is not true, and they also feel [...]

Overtime for Nurses: Will it now start after 35 hour reduced week?

Finally, from the Nurses Association, President Spencer says nurses need clarification on the issue of overtime under the new reduced hours for public officers.    Darrell Spencer, President, Nurses Association [...]

Recological to file suit over terminated contract with Belize Port Authority

Recological Systems Limited and the Government of Belize are heading to court over the lease and rental of the Commerce Bight Port in Dangriga.  In a release today, Recological Systems [...]

Family of Missing Fireman Fearing the Worst

A San Ignacio fireman, Peter Jones, has been missing since Monday after he failed to return home that night to his waiting wife and newborn child. The family now fears [...]

Superintendent Jemmott to be laid to rest Saturday

Fallen police Superintendent Henry Jemmott will be laid to rest in Dangriga on Saturday. During Monday’s press briefing A.C.P. Joseph Myette said many of his fellow officers have been affected [...]

Backpacks for Needy Students Next School Year

The academic year comes to an end later this month and while students will be on summer vacation, preparations are already underway for the beginning of the new school year.  [...]

Talking About Child Labor: What Jobs Can Children Do, and Which Jobs Put them in Danger?

When we hear the term “child labour” many envision children in sweatshops or doing hazardous mining. Or they think that child labour laws prohibit children from doing all jobs. To [...]

Cocaine found in Dangriga Washer

Police busted five people, including a minor, with five parcels of cocaine in Dangriga. According to police, a search was conducted at a residence on Poots Martinez Street on Thursday [...]

Brother Angry At Sibling Who Does Not Contribute to Family, Is Fined Thousands after Machete Attack

In court news, a man who pleaded guilty to threatening his brother, hacking him with a machete and then chopping up his personal belongings was given until September thirtieth to [...]

Common-law moves on after dropping aggravated assault charges

A man and woman who have been in a common-law union for over sixteen years and brought charges of aggravated assault against each other ended up dropping the charges today [...]

Granada PM considers allowing events since cancellation of Carnival

In news from the Caribbean, Grenada has cancelled its annual celebration due to Covid-19, but the Prime Minister is considering allowing some events to occur; with permission and if—only if—those [...]

New Commanding Officer At BDF Air Wing Prioritizes Pilot Safety

The Belize Defense Force’s Air Wing has a new Commanding Officer. Major Kenroy Smith took on the role on June first. He has also taken on the job of flight [...]