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Three Southern Villages under COVID-19 Lockdown for Two Weeks

The big news tonight is that COVID-19 concerns in southern Belize have caused G.O.B. to lock down the villages of Midway, Conejo and Barranco in Toledo to contain the spread.  [...]

Minister of Health Updates Nation on Hospital Capacity for COVID Cases

There are three hundred and twelve active COVID-19 cases tonight.  The latest data for today shows forty-three new cases, one new death and three hospitalizations.  Today, Minister Michel Chebat gave [...]

Minister of Health on Vaccine Numbers

During today’s House Meeting, the Minister of Health and Wellness also gave an update on the total number of persons that have been vaccinated so far across the country.   [...]

COVID Protocols to Keep Belize’s Travel Risk Low

Has the rise in COVID-19 led to Belize being flagged as a moderate travel risk? Just last week, Belize was listed as a country with low-risk for travelers, but all [...]

11th Amendment Introduced in the House

It’s been in the news for the last couple of days and today, the much talked about constitutional amendment bill was introduced in the House.  Minister of Constitutional and Political [...]

LOO Responds to 11th Amendment

And the man who has been talking about this bill is no other than the new Leader of the Opposition himself, Moses Shyne Barrow. He says that while he supports [...]

Amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act

Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries, Kareem Musa says he wants to untangle marijuana policies and expunge police records for possession of the weed.  Today, he introduced a [...]

Industrial Hemp and Cannabis Control Commission to be Established

So, what does this all mean? Well, following today’s House Meeting, Minister Musa told reporters that they have already set up a commission – it joins up with the Hemp [...]

LOO Comments on Queen Square Member Denise Barrow’s Absence

And in today’s House proceedings, Moses Shyne Barrow made his first presentation as the Leader of the Opposition. And he made his debut by, for the first time in the [...]

Police Caught on Video Kicking Unconscious Man

A disturbing video of an unconscious man being kicked, dragged and cursed at by a pair of police officers is in circulation on social media.  The short clip has raised [...]

Jervis Valencia is Shot Through Ghost Town, Again

There was another bold attempt made on the life of well-known street figure Jervis Valencia, it’s the second time since the beginning of the year that he has been shot [...]

Charges in the Decapitation of Honey Camp Resident

In an update to a gruesome story from earlier this week, twenty-three-year-old Ezequiel Young has been arrested and charged for the murder of Rigoberto Salinas who was decapitated in Honey [...]

Belize Hotel Association Holds its Annual General Meeting

The Belize Hotel Association hosted its annual general meeting today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City.  The AGM served as an opportunity to meet face-to-face after a long time [...]

Ted Tejada, Outgoing President of the Belize Hotel Association

At the AGM today, Ted Tejada stepped down as president of the Belize Hotel Association; he had been at the helm of the association for the past five years. So [...]

S.I.B. to Gather Pandemic Era Data

Earlier this week we told you about the Statistical Institute of Belize’s Poverty Study for 2018 and 2019, which used data from a 2018/2019 Household Budget Survey.  S.I.B. has now [...]

Bryton Codd Tapped to Play Professional Volleyball in Finland

History was made today for the volleyball sport when for the first time a Belizean athlete was signed to play professionally in Europe.  He is the third athlete from the [...]

Two Athletes Representing Belize at Tokyo Olympics

Two Belizean athletes will be representing Belize in the 2021 Olympics scheduled to be held from July twenty-third to August eighth in Tokyo, Japan. Shaun Gill will be representing Belize [...]

Belize Olympic Association on Assistance to Athletes

We also asked President Martinez about the Associations’ role in ensuring more Belizean athletes can participate and even qualify for future Olympic Games.   Hilly Martinez, President, Belize Olympic Association [...]

Police Officers Trained in Criminal Investigations

A cohort of thirty police officers successfully completed a two-week training program in which they were taught the fundamentals of criminal investigations.  Organized through the United States Embassy, the men [...]

Thirty New Police Investigators Acknowledged by BPD

According to the Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy Keith Gilges, the idea is to strengthen the capacity of officers at all levels within the Belize Police Department.  The objective, [...]

Belizean Students in Taiwan Participate in Virtual Research Conference

Belizean students studying in the Republic of China (Taiwan) are preparing to participate in a virtual academic conference this Saturday.  Each participant will get an opportunity to present the research [...]

Dancer Hezron Ellis: the Road to World of Dance

A twenty-four-year-old Corozal resident is on a journey of his lifetime to represent Belize on the World of Dance stage. If you are a fan of this performing art, you [...]