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Body Found May Be Missing Resident of Mile 31

On Wednesday concerned residents reported that one of their neighbors living at the entrance to Crooked Tree Village may have been abducted. Today police located a body a few miles [...]

Vaccination/Test Proof for Public Buildings Takes Effect Oct 1

Well, you heard it was coming and now it is official, the actual Statutory Instrument issued today. As October 1st anyone who needs to go to a public medical facility, [...]

Trade Unions Says Labor Should Have Been Consulted

Not everyone is happy about the vaccine and test mandate. Some sectors say they should have been consulted first. That’s the position the National Trade Union Congress. The NTUCB says [...]

NCFC Speaks Out on Murders of 8 Minors in 2 Months

The murder of fifteen-year-old Dwayne Gabourel continues to play in the minds of households across the country. The promising SJC student was targeted by a gunman as he went to [...]

Will Killing of Gabourel Trigger Necessary Intervention

Executive Director Nicholas says that as a society, we are reactive and not proactive enough. But will the unfortunate killing of Dwayne Gabourel trigger the necessary changes and interventions at [...]

Young People on the Streets and Out of School

Talking about interventions, while we were with the Director Nicholas of the National Commission of Families and Children, she spoke of the need for change in legislation for the age [...]

The Effects of COVID on Families

While it was expected that the COVID-19 pandemic might bring some families closer, Nicholas says that in some households it seems to have worsened the situation. Parents, who are not [...]

Schools Can Now Apply for Hybrid Learning Mode

Due to the rise in COVID cases, the Ministry of Education is having to step back from a return to fully face-to-face learning, but moving full steam ahead with its [...]

Cyclist Dies Three Weeks after Accident

Almost three weeks after being hit by a car on the Phillip Goldson Highway, a resident of Sand Hill has died.  Twenty-eight-year-old Keiron Flowers succumbed to injuries he received following [...]

BTL Bounces Back

Belize Telemedia Limited’s Annual General Meeting for its fiscal year 2020/2021 was held virtually this morning. The company is reporting a net income or profit of eight million dollars, which [...]

BTL CEO Optimistic About Future

The company projects an increase in net income to thirty million dollars by the end of fiscal year 2025/2026. And while those are just projections, achieving those numbers would mean [...]

BTL to Focus on Return of Equity

And, as the other take-a-way from today’s virtual AGM is that BTL is taking a new approach to its financial reporting model and looking more at Return of Equity or [...]

PM and Delegation Continue Visit in Mexico

The Prime Minister John Briceno is currently in Mexico on a state visit at the invitation of the President of Mexico. Today, he PM and his wife Rossana accompanied President [...]

Seafarers: At the Core of Shipping’s Future

Today is World Maritime Day. The International Maritime Organization is celebrating it under the theme, “Seafarers: At the Core of Shipping’s Future” and focusing attention on seafarers who are facing [...]

Jennie Staines and Kevin Andrewin are 2021’s Ocean Heroes

The eleventh annual Ocean Heroes Award ceremony was held virtually on Wednesday night where a well-known chef and a marine conservationist were recognized by Oceana Belize for their continued work [...]

Incoming KHMH CEO on Steering Through COVID and Working with Union

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital officially confirmed today that Chandra Nisbet Cansino is going to take over as CEO. This morning on Open Your Eyes, she talked about the board’s [...]

Thirty Migrants Repatriated to El Salvador and Honduras

A number of migrants were returned to their home countries in September through assistance from the International Organization for Migration. A release from the IOM Belize office says that thirty [...]

COVID Chronicles: Mobile Clinics Making a Difference in Rural Communities

With all the focus on the COVID Unit at the KHMH and the ability of district facilities to provide needed care during the pandemic, many of us seldom think about [...]

COVID-19 Numbers Soar to 2102 Active Cases

COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the country as we are experiencing a third wave of the virus. On Tuesday, the frightening data was released; three hundred and fifty new cases [...]

408 COVID-related Deaths So Far; 40 in September Alone

In terms of survivability, eighty-seven percent of positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic in Belize have recovered. The fatality rate is at two point zero one with four [...]

Remembering “Miss Nurse” Bernadette Flowers Smith

Among those three deaths recorded on Tuesday was Nurse Bernadette Flowers Smith of the Belize River Valley. The much respected medical professional was in charge of the health center in [...]

Is 2 Weeks Enough to Control Spread of COVID-19?

We are in week-two of additional measures put in place by government to curb the rising COVID-19 numbers. The benefits of these measures will not be seen for another few [...]

Vaccination Numbers Going Up

There is some good news in the fight against COVID-19. Vaccinations are up. To date, one hundred and twenty-three thousand four hundred and seventy-five persons are fully vaccinated. The COVID-19 [...]

Will Schools Physically Reopen on October 4th?

The planned reopening of schools for face-to-face learning does not seem like a good idea with the climbing COVID-19 numbers. While many students, ages twelve to seventeen, have been vaccinated, [...]

Mysterious Disappearance of Geoffrey Crawford has Neighbors Fearing for His Life

Police are searching for Geoffrey Crawford, a resident of Mile thirty one the Phillip Goldson Highway. He is reported to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Police say sometime around seven [...]