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20 Employees to be Terminated from San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council

The mayor of San Ignacio/Santa Elena is at odds with several councillors over their proposal to fire a number of workers. There are currently one hundred and twenty-five employees in [...]

U.D.P. Claims Victimization is to Make Way for P.U.P. Cronies

Joining Mayor Trapp at the head table today were U.D.P. party leader Patrick Faber, attorney Orson Elrington and deputy U.D.P. chairman, Alberto August. In his statement, Faber says that the [...]

Are the Proposed Terminations Legal?

Attorney Orson Elrington has been perusing a number of termination letters from public officers. He says that his law firm has been contacted by over four hundred persons who have [...]

Belizeans Advised to Curtail Activities to Avoid COVID

With rising COVID cases in different parts of Belize and clusters in certain spots, Deputy Regional Health Manager of the Central Health Region, Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa says that people should [...]

COVID-19 Testing by Central Health Region at CitCo

On Thursday, the Central Health Region is conducting COVID tests on several employees of the Belize City Council after at least four of their colleagues have tested positive for the [...]

Belize District Has Several Vaccination Locations

In addition to the public health measures and the proper wearing of face masks, Doctor Diaz-Musa also discourages employers from having extended meetings, lunches and other gatherings with their staff [...]

UK Vaccine Donation

The United Kingdom has begun delivering nine million doses of coronavirus vaccine to what they term “the most vulnerable countries.”  On Tuesday, Belize got its share, some forty-two thousand doses [...]

Gang War among Rival Groups in South Side Continues

Two weeks in a row, there were double fatalities in shooting incidents in the Kraal Road area of south side Belize City. The most recent, which occurred on the morning [...]

Internal Rift Led to Murder of Devon “Hulk” Bailey

Last Friday night, reputed Antelope Street gang boss Devon Bailey was shot and killed in Belize City. And while the police department is prepared for reprisal, there is information to [...]

ComPol Williams: Let’s Talk About Children with Guns

ComPol Chester Williams says that there is need for further intervention among the youth, who are wielding guns and carrying out these criminal activities. He says that it is time [...]

Police Tell Altun Ha Vendors to Get Vaccinated

This morning, vendors at Altun Ha told us that the police were there issuing warning to everyone who has booths at the site that come Monday, anyone who is not [...]

Tourism C.E.O.: Vaccination Required, Negative Tests Not Accepted for Tourism Workers

While more than eighty percent of tourism stakeholders have taken their COVID vaccinations, some of them, along with those remaining unvaccinated have voiced concerns over what they feel are privileges [...]

Plan B in Place if COVID Cancels Face-to-Face Classes

Dates have been set for the reopening of secondary and primary schools, but those days in late August are subject to change, depending on the ebb and flow of COVID-19 [...]

E-learning on the Way but no E-books Just Yet

The People’s United Party campaigned on several platforms ahead of the November 2020 general elections; one of them is to strengthen the education sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the [...]

Sacred Heart Not Returning to Normal Classes

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Belize, Sacred Heart College and its Junior College seamlessly transitioned to online classes. Fast track to 2021, the projection is for schools to reopen for [...]

85% of Faculty and Staff at Sacred Heart Vaccinated

Eighty-five percent of the faculty and staff at Sacred Heart are vaccinated, including support staff.  The Ministry of Health and Wellness carried out a vaccination session at the school and [...]

Vaccine for Young People not yet Available in Belize

The rising COVID numbers are concerning to health officials because they are also seeing that younger people and minors are being infected by the virus. With the reopening of classes [...]

CitCo Confirms Four Cases of COVID

The Belize City Council sent out a press release just a short while ago confirming that four members of its staff have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the release, [...]

Sugar Farmers Share Experiences with Contract Booklet

This morning the Belize Sugar Industries held a virtual session on good hiring practices in the cane farming sector.  The event included a review of the contract booklet with the [...]

Bureau of Standards Says Don’t Believe Flour Price Hike Rumors

This week there were reports that the price of flour would be going up, or that certain brands were returning to pre-COVID prices. The rumors created a domino effect with [...]

New Oncology Clinic at K.H.M.H.

The nation’s public health sector will be celebrating a milestone on Thursday with the official opening of its first oncology clinic.  Located at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, the clinic [...]

First Meeting of NTNC looks at International Trade Issues

The National Trade Negotiating Commission has held its first regular meeting in Belmopan.  Among the issues representatives addressed were exports to Guatemala and Mexico and a potential trade agreement between [...]

Belize at Forty; Hopeful Hearts; Steady Hands; Together We Rise

This morning, the September Celebrations Commission launched the theme for the 2021 celebrations.  Present were the winners of the annual competition during which the best slogan is selected.  Led by [...]