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Please Pick Up Their Bodies; Morgue Overwhelmed

The Acting C.E.O. of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital had to call a press conference today over something he probably never thought he would have to do: urge those who [...]

Dealing With Death: Medical Professionals and COVID-19

If you have been following the COVID-19 numbers, you will know there were nineteen COVID deaths over the last week. This is an astonishingly high number for all of us [...]

Mental Health Support for Healthcare Professionals

COVID-19 has impacted the mental health of many Belizeans who are struggling to survive economically and physically from the toll of the pandemic. But we sometimes forget about healthcare professionals [...]

Belize District Recording Highest Number of Positive Cases

There were two hundred new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today and the number of active cases has soared to one thousand four hundred and nineteen.  There is one new COVID-related [...]

San Pedro COVID Death at Polyclinic

Reports are that a thirty-eight-year-old San Pedrana, who died in the waiting area at the San Pedro Polyclinic, tested positive for COVID-19. Police say the woman visited the clinic on [...]

Hundreds of Children Come Out for Second Dose of Pfizer

As Belize continues to battle through its third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recommendation is for as many persons to get vaccinated by any of the four available vaccines [...]

Get a Jab; You Might Win You a Bike!

Today, one of the schools with the highest vaccination turnout, Belize High School, reached out to students from other schools, particularly those from Southside, urging them to come out and [...]

COVID Contingency Plan for K.H.M.H.

The data issued today by the Ministry of Health and Wellness indicates that there are thirty-nine hospitalizations and ten critical COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit. With Belize District [...]

Acting C.E.O. on Keeping K.H.M.H. Functioning

And while the K.H.M.H. continues to steer through its nightmarish realities, it is still without a permanent captain at the bow of the ship. For the time being, Timothy Seguro [...]

Erecting Manatee Protection Signs along the Coast

In 2019, forty-five manatee deaths were recorded by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute. Then in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic reduced tourism activity and the number of deaths went down [...]

C.E.O. Kennedy: Blue Bonds is Blue Economy

While we were with the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Blue Economy, Kennedy Carrillo, we asked her about the proposal by the government to pay off the super bond, one [...]

Agriculture Minister: Citrus is “in ICU” and Sugar Situations Needs Improvement

This week, the Minister of Agriculture, Jose Abelardo Mai, said that Belizean agriculture is taking the lead in the national recovery. During an appearance on Open Your Eyes on Monday, [...]

Harvest for Kids Tenth Anniversary

You may have heard of an initiative where local farmers dedicate a portion of their crops to raise funds for outreach programs aimed at children across Belize. Well now, Harvest [...]

Chamber of Commerce, Prime Minister and Smart on Speednet Deal

Earlier this month, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in light of recent news that a number of government offices have switched from B.T.L. to Smart, wrote to Prime [...]

Two Weeks and Two Men Still Missing

Fisherman Adam Menjivar has been missing for two weeks now and his loved ones fear the worst. Menjivar and Luis Carranza left Honduras a couple of weeks ago to return [...]

Teen Shooting Victim Needs Community Help

Almost a month after a youth was shot while walking to a friend’s house, he remains hospitalized. His family says his condition shows signs of promise but they need your [...]

Laminating Vaccine Passes is Big Business, but is It Tampering?

October 1st has become a new deadline for people to think about. On that day, Belizeans will have to present proof they are vaccinated, or a negative COVID test to [...]

Government Takes a Paternalistic Approach in Fighting COVID

Amid the pandemic, the Briceño administration has taken a series of steps that will culminate in the requirement of a vaccine pass at the end of the month.  When the [...]