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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 [...]

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 [...]