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Belize District COVID Cases Down, But Remain Vigilant

While the COVID numbers have been on what seems to be an everlasting upward trend, the numbers have begun to show a downturn in the Belize District. This is significant [...]

Dr. Beer Explains Booster Shots

Last night we told you about Cabinet’s approval for booster shots. Currently, these are being made available for persons sixty years and older, persons with co-morbidities, and health care workers. [...]

Boosters for other groups will be phased in

Belize is not the only country recommending booster shots for its citizens. Countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Africa and North America are administering booster shots among their [...]

Can You Mix Types of Vaccines for Your Booster Shot?

Currently booster shots are being recommended for persons who have taken two doses of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines. We also asked Dr. Beer about the studies behind mixing and [...]

81-Year-Old Killed in Silk Grass RTA

Two cyclists lost their lives in traffic accidents on Thursday evening. As we reported on last night’s newscast, an elderly man was knocked down by a passenger van in Silk [...]

Ezequiel Bermudez is Killed in Horrific Traffic Accident

An hour and a half later, there was another road traffic accident; this time, up north on the Philip Goldson Highway in Corozal. Ezequiel Bermudez was riding his bicycle between [...]

Belize Delegation to COP26

A delegation from Belize will be attending the Climate Change Conference of Parties, or COP26, in Glasglow, Scotland that begins this weekend. The Prime Minister, John Briceño will be attending [...]

Union Calls for Full Account of COP26 Costs

While the Office of the Prime Minister has issued its statement on the delegation heading to COP26 and the funding agencies involved, today the Public Service Union expressed its disapproval [...]

Fake Vaccination Cards Out There, But Users Will be Caught

While the number of new infections in the Belize District is now on the decline, the Central Health Region has now started to see an increase in the number of [...]

Vaccination Replacement Cards Available

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has also begun to replace lost or damaged vaccination cards for people who have received their COVID vaccination. Those who show up to the [...]

UDP Opposes Motion to Do Away with Role of DHS

On Tuesday, the Briceno administration introduced a motion, via a proposed legislation, to effectively do away with the office of the Director of Health Services. This would be achieved by [...]

NTUCB Says No to Removal of DHS’ Office

Also opposing the motion by raising the concern that the proposed legislation seeks to circumvent the Public Service Commission, was NTUCB President Luke Martinez who sat in place of Senator [...]

NGO Senator Concerned About Abolishing DHS Post, Leadership in Health Sector

Thirteenth senator Osmany Salas, who also spoke against the bill, agrees that the manner in which government is seeking to abolish the role of the DHS is questionable and that [...]

Dr. Musa on New MOHW Posts

The post of Director of Health Services has been abolished and two new posts have been created in its place within the Ministry of Health and Wellness. These are Director [...]

Cane Farmers and ASR/BSI Meet

There is hope in the North that the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and the Belize Sugar Industries will settle their impasse by the end of November. A release from [...]

Small farmers groups invited to apply for investment grants

In an effort to boost Belizean farmers, GOB is inviting small holder farmers to apply for grants under a new agreement the International Fund for Agricultural Development and Green Climate [...]

200 Tablets for High School Students this Christmas

Two hundred electronic devices for underprivileged students on the south side of Belize City, that’s the objective of drive in Belize and the Diaspora. The items will be distributed on [...]

Haitian Gang Holds Ports and Demands PM Resign

In regional news, a Haitian gang has blocked entrances to fuel ports and is calling for the resignation of that country’s Prime Minister. Some businesses have closed because transportation is [...]

OCEANA Recognizes “Wavemakers” 2021 at Virtual AGM

Oceana Belize held its second virtual Annual General Meeting on Thursday night. Vice President Janelle Chanona highlighted several of the organization’s accomplishments, including the use of technology, the ban on [...]

Belize Resumes Shipment of Corn to Guatemala Under Revitalized PSA

The last shipment of corn to Guatemala was exported thirteen years ago.  Since then, the movement of wholesale grain across the western border had been dormant, despite the existence of [...]

Tour Guides Ask for Relief From High Gas Prices

The steadily rising cost of fuel has remained a bread and butter issue for many people whose livelihoods depend on that commodity. Aside from the booked tours, today only eight [...]

Tour Operator Supports Causeway; Says Controversy is Political

The Stake Bank causeway has been controversial with FECTAB tour operators airing their side last week. While we were speaking to the tour guides out protesting gas prices today, we [...]

Minister Habet Verifies 2019 ECP Includes Causeways

Cabinet has asked Chief Environmental Officer, Martin Alegria, to submit a report on the approval process for the Stake Bank causeway and Northern Drowned Caye Development. The approvals and permissions [...]

Fatal RTA in Silk Grass

This evening, there was a fatal traffic accident in the south. Reports are that a fifteen-seater passenger van ran over an elderly Hispanic man on the Southern Highway in Silk [...]

Whose Achievement is the Blue Bond and Does It Really Matter?

The Upper House met in special session today in a marathon sitting that’s reminiscent of Monday’s extended House Meeting.  Among the bundle of bills brought before the Senate for approval [...]