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Mounting COVID-19 Cases Push K.H.M.H. to the Brink

With COVID cases on the rise across the country, all eyes are on the national referral hospital.  Many Belizeans are wondering what the situation is there and how the staff [...]

K.H.M.H. C.E.O. on COVID-19, “The end is nowhere in sight.”

The push to get the majority of Belizeans fully vaccinated is a mammoth undertaking that cannot be understated, given the present number of COVID-19 cases.  Health officials, along with medical [...]

BMDA Recommends Earlier Start to Curfew

The Belize Medical and Dental Association has come forward with some strong recommendations for actions they want the government to take in response to the presence of the Delta variant [...]

No More Indoor Dining, Closed Casinos and No Face-to-Face School among B.M.D.A. Recommendations to G.O.B.

Other recommendations by the B.M.D.A. include no more indoor dining, closing all bars and casinos, strict monitoring of public transport, working from home where possible and no face-to-face school until [...]

ComPol Says Officers Had Time to Prepare for Enforcement of S.I. 74

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says the Belize Police Department is simply enforcing the law when he issued a memo last week instructing all regional and sub-station commanders to have [...]

Some Officers were Sent Home

Commissioner Williams admitted that the department sent home some officers on Tuesday and some more today.  He said that between both days, about thirty officers have been sent home, but [...]

MoHW Emphasizes Restrictions on Social Gatherings

The Ministry of Health and Wellness today also issued a release on restrictions on social gatherings, reminding the public that it is not permitted at this time. It warns businesses [...]

ComPol on Police Looking the Other Way

The Commissioner of Police admits a lack of proper police enforcement is a problem when it comes to the public respecting COVID regulations.  He has strong words for those in [...]

Drowning Reported in Billy White

There are reports of a drowning in Billy White Village in the Cayo District. A young man, David Klassen, reportedly went in to save a girl who was having trouble [...]

Man Arrested in Kwamie Williams’ Murder

Police have arrested and charged twenty-year-old Dashay Williams for the murder of fourteen-year-old Kwamie Williams. Investigators believe that Dashay, a resident of Dangriga Town, shot Kwamie after he was not [...]

Police Seeking Information Following Death of Man Found Unconscious Four Days Ago

A Belize City man initially reported missing then found hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. has died.  Joel Aguilar had been in coma for several days. His family believes he was ambushed [...]

Police Say Hall’s Execution is Drug-related

Thirty-year-old Eder Hall was killed on Wednesday morning by a lone gunman who shot him as he stood at a deli on Second Street South in Corozal Town.  The incident [...]

Security Guard Robbed of $25K

This evening a security guard reported that he was held up and robbed of twenty-five thousand dollars in cash while on North Front Street in Belize City. Linsberg Diaz told [...]

International Youth Day 2021

Belize joined the rest of the world today to recognise International Youth Day. It is being celebrated under the theme, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.” [...]

Belize Ranks 124th on Global Youth Development Index

Today, the Commonwealth released its global index on the state of youth and Belize is not doing so well.  Out of one hundred and eighty-one countries, Belize is ranked one [...]

Empowering the Youth, Reducing Child Labour

While the ministry is seeking to empower young people, the statistics show that in some traditional communities, child labour does occur. Minister of Youth Kevin Bernard says it is about [...]

Beka Lamb Re-released

Currently in Belize is Holly Edgell, the daughter of the late Zee Edgell, renown for her literary works such as Beka Lamb and Time and the River among others. Holly [...]

Edgell on Belizean Journalism

Egdell, who is also a practicing journalist overseas, shared her views about Belizean journalism.   Holly Edgell, Managing Editor, Midwest Newsroom NPR “The thing that’s great to me about journalism [...]

Vehicles and Electronic Equipment for Police, Courtesy of Taiwan

The Ambassador of Taiwan to Belize handed over two Hilux vehicles and electronic equipment to the Belize Police Department in Belmopan this morning. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams spoke to [...]

Motorcycle Donated to Mahogany Precinct to Fight Crime

A corporate citizen, Vins Liquors Limited, came through today for the Belize Police Department when it donated a motorcycle to be used by the officers attached to the Mahogany Street [...]