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At Least 19 Healthcare Workers Test Positive in the West

Health personnel who work at several departments at the San Ignacio Community Hospital are in isolation after they tested positive for COVID-19 this week. There is a possibility that the [...]

Deputy DHS Says Cluster is Due to Irresponsible Behavior

Interestingly, the cluster at the San Ignacio and Benque Viejo health facilities happened around the same time that neighbouring Guatemala had reported a collapse of its health system due to [...]

Central Medical Lab Employees Won’t Work Weekends; but Why?

“Unfair, inconsiderate and simply distasteful” – strong words used by the Central Medical Laboratory in a letter sent today to the Ministry of Health and Wellness on the way overtime [...]

New COVID Regulations to Take Effect on Sunday; Is Another Lockdown Pending?

New COVID-19 regulations will be coming into effect at midnight on Sunday. An official statutory instrument is yet to be released, but today, we learned from the Prime Minister some [...]

Briceño Administration Takes Strong Arm Approach to Gang Violence

Prime Minister John Briceño says his administration is not walking back on its position against states of emergency as a tool to tackle crime. The Briceño Administration has come under [...]

Education and Employment as a Solution to Gang Violence

From a broader perspective, PM Briceño says his administration is working on keeping children in school and creating job opportunities as an approach to addressing gang violence.   Prime Minister [...]

Two Arson Attempts Succeed Kanye King’s Murder

There is a state of emergency in effect for ten locations designated as hot spots on the south side of Belize City.  It also includes the entire area behind the [...]

Police Department is Aware of Arson Threats

With a recent spike in violent crimes, including murders, there have been threats of arson, as well as failed attempts to torch the properties of families believed to be involved [...]

Teen Killers, Gang Violence and SOE

In many of the instances where armed assaults are tied to gang violence, the shooters are often teen minors.  In the case of the arson attempts on Park Street, the [...]

14 Officers Kicked out of the Belize Police Department

Fourteen Police officers have been dismissed from the Belize Police Department for violating the department’s code of ethics. The dismissals come after the Professional Standards Branch concluded internal tribunals and [...]

High Speed Chase Ends with SSG Member Shot

There was a high-speed chase in southern Belize on Wednesday evening that led to a shootout between police officers and an alleged gunman, who is now recovering at the Southern [...]

Minister’s Son Cleared of Charges

Shots rang out in the Vista del Mar area of Ladyville on Wednesday night and police later intercepted a truck, driven at the time by Gilroy Usher Junior, the son [...]

Groundbreaking held for Caye Caulker Health Centre

The Ministry of Health and Wellness broke ground on the island of Caye Caulker for a one-point-four million-dollar health centre.  The long-anticipated health centre will be equipped will the full [...]

New Policy Measure for Investment Strategy

On Thursday, the Ministry of Finance introduced its plan for an Investment Summit to be held in San Pedro on November third and fourth. The summit will seek to attract [...]

Meet the Delegates of the 76th National Queen of the Bay

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do things and for the committee leading the National Queen of the Bay Pageant, it is no different. So, for a second [...]