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Sugar Crop Season Did Not Start as Scheduled

It was a tense weekend as cane farmers in the north were wondering if B.S.I. would start processing cane today. But that didn’t happen and there may be further delays [...]

B.S.I. Says It Cannot Afford to Pay More

A.S.R./B.S.I. says it has become evident to the company that the Association wants more money from the mill for sugar cane at a time when the mill says they cannot [...]

PM Comments on Sugar Situation

When we caught up with Prime Minister Briceño today at an event out west, we sought a comment on the situation of the sugar industry. As a second generation canero [...]

PM Says Crop Delay is Opportunity to Improve Product

Reporters also questioned PM Briceño about S.I.C.B.’s position and what he foresees to be the implications of the delay.  According to the PM, the delay presents an opportunity for farmers [...]

PM Says Border Has to Reopen, Country Can No Longer Be Locked Down

Land border are set to reopen on January first, but there are concerns as to what measures are being put in place to shield the population from another COVID-19 outbreak.  [...]

COVID-19 Task Force: Too Soon to Open Borders

Earlier today, we spoke with Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa, a member of the COVID Medical Response Committee. We got her comments on the reopening of land borders on January first. It [...]

Waterloo Joins Stake Bank Vs G.O.B. as an Interested Party

This morning before the Supreme Court, leave was granted for three companies, including Waterloo, Belize Cruise Development and Belize Logistics Terminal Limited, to join an existing lawsuit involving Stake Bank [...]

Doctor Manza is Fired

After over fifteen years of service as a public officer, Doctor Marvin Manzanero is out.  Word spread like wildfire over the weekend that Doctor Marvin Manzanero had been terminated and [...]

428 Active Cases; Third Receding COVID-19 Wave

The country is seeing the end of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Belize. Active cases are down to four hundred and twenty-eight with a declining daily positivity [...]

Adhering to COVID-19 Guidelines at Restaurants

Two weeks ago, quarantine regulations were adjusted and curfew hours pushed back to eleven on weekdays and twelve, midnight, for Friday and Saturday.  During its surveillance, however, public health officials [...]

Almost 200K Fully Vaccinated; Booster Shots Available

Vaccinations, as the best way to avoid catching COVID or minimizing the symptoms, continue to be the recommendation from the Ministry of Health and Wellness. To date, over two hundred [...]

Vaccination Campaign in San Pedro and Caye Caulker

Even with active cases down, healthcare providers are still carrying out awareness campaigns to ensure that persons are practicing COVID-19 guidelines and staying safe. Today, Doctor Diaz-Musa headed to Ambergris [...]

Teens Ran Away from Transition Home; Investigation Underway

Two employees of the Department of Human Services face disciplinary action after three teen girls were able to escape from the transition home where they were residing. The girls all [...]

Teen Who Ran Away Will Spend Christmas with Family; Restrictions under Review

The Department is now looking for the two adolescents still at large. Vargas said they have worked out an arrangement for the other girl, who was found, to stay with [...]

New Home for Single Mother under Plan Belize Housing Project

The first of ten thousand homes under the Briceño Administration’s housing project was handed over today. The fortunate recipient is a single mother from Roaring Creek Village. The Government of [...]

C.E.O. in Infrastructure Defends Sugar Road Contracts

From housing to infrastructure development….C.E.O. in the Ministry, Victor Espat sought to clarify reports suggesting that a relative of Corozal Southwest Area Representative Ramiro Ramirez is receiving sugar road rehabilitation [...]

43 At-Risk Youths Recognized for Taking a Positive Step Towards Change

This morning at the Radisson a cohort of forty-three young men was acknowledged for completing a five-day retreat organized by the Leadership Intervention Unit and several of its counterparts.  The [...]

Increase in Social Security Contributions Delayed Until April

Cabinet has decided to defer the planned one percent Social Security Board payment increase until the beginning of the fiscal year, 2022.  The increase was scheduled to take effect in [...]

Belmopan Fire Fighters Get Emergency Medical Training

Some first responders completed emergency medical training last week in Belmopan. Twelve firefighters from the Belmopan Fire Station participated in the sessions facilitated by the Southern Emergency Services Belize. The [...]

Taiwan Provides Financial Support for Medical Imaging Project

The Government of Taiwan has given the Ministry of Health and Wellness four hundred and sixty thousand U.S. dollars to be used for the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) [...]

Kriol Icon Critically Ill

Belizean writer and advocate of the Creole culture, Myrna Manzanares lies critically ill in the Intensive Care Unit of the K.H.M.H.  Reports are that she suffered what doctors believe was [...]

Kriol Council on Myrna Manzanares’ Contribution to Culture

Garvin says that a CT scan was performed on Manzanares today, the result of which she now awaits.  While the other members of the council hope for the best, Garvin [...]

Food Vouchers Replace Hampers at Salvation Army

Today, the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Food Hamper Distribution Drive was slightly different than usual. From as early as seven o’clock this morning, residents were gathered at the headquarters waiting [...]