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COVID Cases are Back on the Rise: Is Omicron in Belize?

The Omicron variant is on everyone’s mind right now, but surprisingly, it has yet to be detected in Belize.  That’s right.  Although the number of new COVID infections, amid the [...]

K.H.M.H. is Ready to Face Omicron Cases

The staff at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is finally getting some much needed downtime, as the number of COVID hospitalizations at the national referral facility continues to dwindle, but [...]

Who Wants to be the New Director of Medical Services?

K.H.M.H. is looking for a new Director of Medical Services.  It’s a post that has been held on a pro tem basis by Doctor Adrian Coye since June 2020.  But [...]

Kriol Cultural Icon, Myrna Manzanares Laid to Rest

The funeral service for the late Myrna Manzanares was held today in Belize City. The late Kriol Culture icon died on December twenty-first after suffering a stroke from which she [...]

Patrick Faber: Myrna Manzanares Deserved Official Funeral

While the funeral for the cultural icon Myrna Manzanares was attended by government officials, including Governor General Froyla T’zalam, it was not one that had all the pomp and circumstance [...]

Gales Point Villagers Came Out En Masse for Myrna

While the Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber thinks the state ought to have given Myrna Manzanares an official funeral for her contributions to the Kriol culture, this afternoon, Gales [...]

Sugar Crop Stand-Off Continues

The standstill outside the gates of A.S.R./B.S.I.’s sugar mill in Orange Walk went into a second day.  Members of the B.S.C.F.A., Prime Minister John Briceño himself, and Minister of Agriculture [...]

B.S.I. Stands Firm on Bagasse Issue

But, even if an interim agreement is to be signed, there is another issue at play that can potentially stall the process.  A.S.R./B.S.I. remains firm on its decision not to [...]

B.S.C.F.A. Wants Mill to Step Up Capacity

Earlier this week B.S.C.F.A. had called on the sugar mill to boost its processing capacity, because they say farmers run the risk of losing out on their investment.  They say [...]

PM’s New Year Address: Economic Review of 2021

Prime Minister John Briceño today released his New Year’s Message to the country. Among the issues highlighted in his address was the state of the economy. The PM reviewed his [...]

PM on Retiring the Super Bond and Boosting Agriculture

Among the successes of 2021 is the retiring Belize’s international debt to bondholders. That, coupled with huge improvements in the agriculture and tourism sectors, gives a positive outlook on the [...]

Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2021

Arguably, however, what continues to be the biggest challenge of the Briceño administration is the COVID-19 pandemic. Three waves and another on the horizon with the omicron variant inevitably reaching [...]

An Education Upliftment Project by the Ministry of Education in 2022

During his New Years Address, PM Briceño also announced that there will be an expansion of the free secondary school initiative.   Prime Minister John Briceño “With the reopening of [...]

Yeezy Touches Down in the Jewel, Yeezus Walks on Prince Island

Diehard fans of megastar Kanye West are still digesting DONDA, his long-delayed body of work that was released on August twenty-ninth, some are still reminiscing about the Old Ye.  Others [...]

Nicaragua Seizes Former Taiwanese Embassy

In regional news, this week the Nicaraguan government took over the embassy used by the diplomatic mission from Taiwan, saying the property belongs to China.  This follows the breaking of [...]

Property Taxes and Trade License Fees are Due

It’s that time of the year where revenue collection is a paramount concern for municipal governments.  Property taxes are being collected and trade licenses are getting renewed as the country [...]

Belize City Mayor Reflects on 2021

As 2021 is coming to an end, many have taken this time to reflect on what happened over the course of the past year. There are those who lost their [...]

Belize CitCo’s 2022 Agenda: Infrastructural Development

Mayor Wagner is optimistic going into 2022, saying that at top of the agenda is infrastructural development for Belize City.   Bernard Wagner, Belize City Mayor “More infrastructure, really enhancing [...]