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Double Murder near St. Margaret’s Village

There has been a shocking murder on a rural road in the Cayo District. Jose Bolon and David Murillo left home Wednesday evening, but today both families received the sad [...]

Social Security Board was Able to Continue Services throughout Pandemic

The COVID pandemic has hit almost every family and business across the world. In Belize, the shock was felt primarily in the tourism sector, but even quasi-governmental organizations, such as [...]

S.S.B. Had a Shortfall of $20M Largely due to Tourism Downturn

And while S.S.B. was able to keep its services running for its customers, it did not meet its budgetary projections for collections last year. Cansino explained that S.S.B. makes these [...]

S.S.B. Hoping Deferred 1% Increase in Contributions Can Begin Soon

The shortfall that Cansino spoke of and the huge payouts the S.S.B. has had to make have placed the S.S.B. in a precarious position.  Now that the economy is gradually [...]

E-Kyash Makes Banking History in Belize

As many as seven hundred and fifty businesses in various sectors across the country have signed up to participate in Belize Bank’s new E-Kyash platform.  It’s an online system that [...]

E-Kyash and E-Governance; What Do They Have in Common?

What does the introduction of E-Kyash mean for government’s transition to e-governance?  In attendance at this morning’s launch was Minister of Sports and E-governance, Kevin Bernard.  He says the new [...]

Company Law Being Modernized

Two pieces of legislation, one of them dating back to 1914, are being modernized and consolidated into one comprehensive law.  They are the Companies Act Chapter 250 and the International [...]

San Pedranos Turn Out for Lands Clinic

The Department of Lands and Surveys is hosting the first ever mobile land clinic, in San Pedro Town to provide administrative assistance to islanders experiencing problems with their land documents. [...]

Only 21 Active COVID-19 Cases in Corozal

The country is in its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of positive cases continues to rise. As of Wednesday, there are now four hundred and thirty-two [...]

Highest Percentage of Vaccinations Recorded in Corozal

Over one hundred thousand people have received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while fifty-three thousand have been fully vaccinated. As we found out today, the Corozal District [...]

U.S. to Donate Pfizer Vaccine to Belize

The U.S. Government today donated one hundred thousand dollars worth of medical supplies, including P.P.E.s, to the Corozal Community Hospital. But as we found out today, Belize has also been [...]

U.S. Military and Belizean Surgeons Complete Surgical Mission in Corozal

Today, a closing ceremony was held at the Corozal Community Hospital as a U.S. military surgical team from the Joint Task Force-Bravo completed about a dozen surgeries. It is part [...]

Belize to Now Require ALL Visitors to Present Negative COVID Tests

Earlier this week, one of the concerns among tour operators over the new COVID requirements was that only unvaccinated persons entering Belize were required to provide a negative COVID test [...]

Virtual Presentation of Credentials by New Ambassadors

Five new ambassadors to Belize presented their credentials to Governor General Froyla T’zalam during a virtual ceremony today.  All non-resident ambassadors, they are Lina Eugenia Ajoy Rojas of Costa Rica; [...]

New U.S. Chargé D’affaires Coming to Belize Soon

It’s been months since the Biden Administration took office in the United States, but an ambassador has still not been named to Belize. In fact, Belize has not had a [...]

Scholarships and Degrees for Police Officers Out West

There is a positive development for police officers in Western Belize who want to continue their education. The Belize Police Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sacred Heart [...]

S.S.B. Scholarships for High School, Sixth Form and University-Bound Students

It’s been happening every year since 2001 – the Social Security Board granting scholarships to some of the nation’s brightest hopefuls. Although COVID altered a lot of academic experiences, the [...]

US University Assists With Teacher Training

The University of Texas at Tyler in partnership with the Ministry of Education has launched a series of teacher training sessions in Dangriga Town. Participants include education field supervisors, principals, [...]

African Swine Fever Detected in the D.R., What Does it Mean for Belize?

African swine fever is a highly contagious hemorrhagic viral disease of domestic and wild pigs, which is responsible for serious economic and production losses.  The porcine virus was recently detected [...]

Belizean Olympians Get Flowers from Minister of Sports

Belizean Olympian Shaun Gill is among several athletes representing the Jewel in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.  While the track and field star placed fifth in his category of [...]