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Killed While Playing Video Games: Double Murder in Sand Hill

The first two murders of the New Year took place just three days into 2022. On Monday night, two armed men stormed a home in San Hill in the Belize [...]

Cane Fields Up in Smoke; Farm Tries to Salvage What it Can

Tonight, police are investigating the destruction over twelve hundred acres of sugar fields belonging to the Valley of Peace Farms Limited. Reports are that a total of four fields were [...]

High Demand Leads to New Testing Site

The Ministry of Health and Wellness opened a new COVID19 testing site in Belize City today, after a sharp increase in the number of persons seeking to determine their COVID-19 [...]

Returning Belizeans Cautioned to Isolate For Three Days before Testing

And while the highest number of daily positive cases is being reported in the Belize District, a large percentage of these cases are being identified at the Phillip Goldson International [...]

Don’t Test Too Soon or It May Not Show COVID

You may be running the risk of visiting a testing site too early, after a colleague tests positive for COVID-19 at your work place. Dr. Musa recommends that you also [...]

How the 2021 Response to COVID Evolved

As information about the virus evolves, so has the response to its effects. With two years of experience in fighting COVID-19 and safeguarding the general public, Dr. Musa spoke about [...]

Brace for the New, Extremely Contagious IHU Variant

The presence of the Omicron variant has still not been confirmed in Belize, only suspected. And already, there is another variant detected in France. So, as Belize braces for the [...]

Hybrid Classes Will Resume January 10th

Classes resume next week Monday for tens of thousands of students across the country who attend one of the over six hundred institutions in Belize. A Ministry of Education Transition [...]

Concerned about Omicron, but Min of Ed Confident Schools Will follow Protocols

But, the number of active cases skyrocketing continues to be of grave concern not only to parents, but also to the Ministry of Education, and it’s planned reopening of schools [...]

Data Monitoring to Address COVID Spikes in Schools

So, going into this second semester, a game plan has been developed to address spikes in any community. Working closely with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Ministry of [...]

Random Testing of Hotel Staff As Cases Increase

This week, Belize’s hotel industry has begun to see more COVID cases among both their staff and guests. This morning on Open Your Eyes, industry spokesmen discussed the problems they [...]

Visitors Testing Positive Cannot Leave Belize: Hotel Rooms Become Unavailable to Others

Another issue causing challenges for Belize hoteliers is when guests test positive for COVID just as they are about to leave. This means they cannot depart the country as scheduled [...]

Tourism Industry Showing Resilience

The head of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, Steward Krohn, said that the Belizean hotels have proved very resilient during the pandemic and very few have had to close down. [...]

Sagicor Staff Celebrate Anniversary with Acts of Kindness

To celebrate its one hundred and eightieth anniversary, Sagicor financial services spent 2021 carrying out one hundred and eighty random acts of kindness across the Caribbean. According to a release [...]

CGA Holds AGM on State of Citrus Industry

The citrus industry has been embattled for several years, amid disease, and inner turmoil amongst growers.  This morning, the Citrus Growers Association, the representative organization for a majority of growers [...]

One Year Later, Belize City Community Hubs are Still Going Strong

Across Belize City, a number of centers have been established to assist youths in troublesome communities with gainful employment.  Six locations, including Yabra, St. Martin’s, and Majestic Alley, were identified [...]

Shopping Discounts Continue through Maaga Season

Christmas and New Years have come and gone, and now many are starting to feel the pinch after going overboard with their spending. Bills are mounting, loan payments are due, [...]

New Year’s Baby Gifts Will Come

The first New Year’s babies delivered in the public health system received the usual fanfare and well wishes for long lives, but what was evidently missing were the gifts that [...]