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COVID on Campus? Education C.E.O. Says Not Exactly

It’s only three days into the reopening of schools for hybrid learning across the country, but there are already reports that COVID-19 may be spreading at some schools.  Reports began [...]

Maheia Says Too Early to Tell if COVID Outbreaks at Schools

C.E.O. Maheia noted that schools must strictly adhere to their preventative measures in order to prevent an outbreak in school.  This will require schools to strongly enforce these regulations at [...]

COVID Cases Among “Highest Waves We Have Seen”

According to Total Business Solution Limited’s website, Belize has now reached a record high of COVID-19 cases since the disease was first detected in the country in March of 2020.  [...]

Kareem Musa Supports the New Minister of Health & Wellness

Since the announcement on Monday that the Briceño administration has replaced Michel Chebat as Minister of Health and Wellness, we have been fielding various perspectives on the ability of his [...]

Minister Espat Says “Shuffling” is Part of Good Management

While on Open Your Eyes Minister Julius Espat was also asked for his thoughts on this week’s Cabinet reshuffle. Here is what he had to say.   Julius Espat, Minister [...]

PM Says Commission’s Findings Going to D.P.P. and A.G.

Prime Minister John Briceño told News Five today that government will send the findings of the Commission of Inquiry to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the [...]

Police Department Takes Center Stage in Griga Town Meeting

A public meeting led by the Minister of Home Affairs was held this morning at the Dangriga Town Hall.  Present were area representatives for Stann Creek West and Dangriga, and [...]

Next Stop for LIU, Kulcha Capital

Also added its expertise to the discussion was the Leadership Intervention Unit.  Similar to the work it has been doing in Belize City with at-risk youths, the LIU will be [...]

A Drug Plane Crash Lands near Graham Creek

An aircraft, suspected to be a drug plane, crash landed in the far-flung reaches of the Toledo District overnight.  A team of law enforcement officers made its way to the [...]

Seafood Vendor Robbed of Day’s Investments at Conch Shell Bay

A seafood vendor is out several thousand dollars after being held him up at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. The robber too all the money he had on him for the [...]

Doctor Paid For Vehicle That Never Arrived; Police Investigating

A medical doctor is counting on the police to help find the man she says conned her into depositing a significant amount of money into his account for a vehicle [...]

City Council Increases Property Tax by One Percent

In an effort to encourage residents to pay their property taxes, Citco has been giving discounts to those who pay within the months of January to March. But in that [...]

Mayor Wagner: Garbage Bill Still an Unresolved Issue

In 2021, garbage woes came to a head, with the City Hall owing Belize Waste Control millions of dollars for garbage collection services. It’s a perennial issue that has been [...]

Infrastructure Plans for Belize City in 2022

With tax payers owing the council approximately twenty-one million dollars, Mayor Bernard Wagner says that City Hall needs to collect those monies so that it can carry out its mandate [...]

Greener Transport; Electric Buses for Belize City

One of the projects coming on stream this summer is the arrival of four electric buses.  The proposed plan is for them to park near Battlefield Park, and programmed to [...]

Parking Meters Project on Hold, Mayor Wagner Explains

Back in early December, Belize City Council received its first set of parking meters as part of a pilot project. But there is a hiccup in its planned installation because [...]

Ticketing Quota for Belize City is at 100 per Month

Earlier this month, we told you about a ticketing quota for traffic wardens   disclosed in a memo sent to all Senior Transport Officers attached to the Department of Transport.  The [...]

15 Laptops to Help with Hybrid Learning

Today City Hall was the venue for a laptop handing over ceremony. Over twenty thousand Belize dollars worth of ACER devices were handed over to deserving recipients and it was [...]

Human Rights Defenders Concerned About Religious Affairs Minister’s Statement

Today, an open letter was sent to the new Minister of Religious Affairs, Henry Charles Usher on comments he made earlier this week. In an interview to the media about [...]

Hurricane Shelter Inspections Begin in Orange Walk and Belize City

The hurricane season just ended, but the National Emergency Management Organization is using this time to begin its annual shelter inspections in the Orange Walk district and around Belize City. [...]

U.D.P. Questions Legal Fees For Blue Bond Approved in House

U.D.P. Chairman Michael Peyrefitte says he is not satisfied with the response given to him by the Prime Minister on the question of the fifteen million dollars approved by Parliament [...]

Names of Legal Firms Were in Letter from PM

The Prime Minster did respond to Peyrefitte’s request with a three-page document.  A list is provided, but Peyrefitte says he asked for specifics. He requested the details pertaining to how [...]

Former DPM Hugo Patt Says Do Away with Commercial Agreement

Also at Tuesday’s U.D.P. press conference, Area Representative for Corozal North Hugo Patt chimed in on the north’s biggest industry – sugar.  Speaking on the labor dispute between A.S.R./B.S.I. and [...]

Patt Comments on Challenges of Holding Cane Farmer AGM during COVID

Hugo Patt also commented on the current state of affairs in the Corozal Sugar Cane Growers Association. Here is what he had to say about the challenges faced in trying [...]

Tangible Benefits of Housing Project

Just before Christmas, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing delivered twenty homes to singles mothers.  Today, Minister Julius Espat appeared on Open Your Eyes and spoke about the reaction [...]