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Could Cruise Ships Be Turned Away Due to Omicron?

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that Americans not travel by cruise ship even if vaccinated for COVID-19. Cases aboard a number of cruise ships using [...]

ComPol Says Department Will Enforce COVID-19 Protocols

Social media has been abuzz with ads from establishments and private individuals announcing their intention to host social events to ring in the New Year.  But while this is normally [...]

Outbreaks at Several Downtown Businesses

On Wednesday, A & R Store in Belize City was closed, reportedly after several employees tested positive for COVID-19. And so was Atlantic Bank’s Albert Street Branch in downtown Belize [...]

Health Experts Convinced Omicron is Here

Omicron has not been officially detected through sequencing in Belize; nevertheless, health experts believe it is here. Deputy Manager of the Central Health Region, Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa told News Five [...]

Vaccination and Booster Numbers Wane

And while Omicron appears ominous, interestingly, the number of people who have turned out for their vaccination and booster shots has waned significantly. Doctor Musa explained that the fully vaccinated [...]

Cane Farmers Camp Out; Voice Concerns over Sugar Crop Delays

In recent weeks, we have heard a lot from the executives at the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, government officials, and A.S.R./B.S.I. officials. But, at the center of the recent [...]

No Agreement Signed Today at Tower Hill; Hope Remains For Monday Signing

And while we were talking to those farmers this morning, the executive at B.S.C.F.A., along with Ministry of Agriculture Representatives and representatives at B.S.C.F.A. were meeting over at B.S.C.F.A.’s headquarters. [...]

Fun in the Belizean Sun: Yeezy and Shyne Kick it on Prince Island

Earlier today, billionaire Kanye West met up with Shyne Barrow for some sea and sun on Prince Island.  The pair has previously worked together on Shyne’s release, Godfather Buried Alive, [...]

B.T.B. to Big Spenders: “Welcome to Belize”

And while Barrow meets with West and his entourage, Minister of Tourism, Anthony Mahler commented briefly on the benefits of celebrity and influencer visits to Belize.   Anthony Mahler, Minister [...]

Firefighters Ticketed for Facemasks in Santa Elena

Some fire fighters in Santa Elena got a surprise from the police just as they were changing shifts this morning. But, it wasn’t a report of a blaze. Instead, they [...]

Ticketed Fire Personnel Say Incident Uncalled For

The incident was captured on amateur video by Ebony Wright, one of the fire fighters, who is still in disbelief. She believes that the situation could have been handled differently. [...]

Imports, Exports and Cost of Living Up in November

The latest figures from the Statistical Institute of Belize indicate that Belize’s imports and exports shot up significantly, when comparing November 2021 to November of 2020. The review also showed [...]

Making Sense of the Latest COVID Stats

This afternoon, Doctor Natalia Beer shared with the media the latest statistics coming out of the Ministry of Health and Wellness regarding the most recent spike in COVID cases.  What [...]

Omicron’s Transmission Rate Concerning

With fifty percent of Belize’s population fully vaccinated, we are still a long way to go in terms of lowering the number of active cases by community.  According to Doctor [...]