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Avian Influenza Poses Threat to Poultry Industry, Blue Creek Farm Quarantined

Avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, is posing a serious threat to the hundred and fifteen million dollar poultry industry.  As we reported on Tuesday, the Belize Animal Health [...]

Health official: Dead Poultry Don’t Spread Bird Flu

While avian influenza can spread rapidly within the bird and poultry populations, bird flu viruses do not normally infect humans. But sporadic human infections of avian influenza, also known as bird [...]

One Slight COVID Upsurge Noted Since School Reopened

Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa also said that since the reopening of schools over the past two weeks, there has been only one observation of a marginal upsurge of COVID-19 cases, but [...]

COVID on Decline, Despite September Celebrations

This year, COVID has allowed us to return to a sense of normalcy and, even with no mandated public health measures in place; new infections during the September Celebrations are [...]

Bus Association President: Several Obstacles Prevent Bus Upgrades

Bus operators met with the management of the National Bank of Belize today to further discuss the possibility of getting loans to purchase new buses. This is part of the [...]

Private Micah Miguel’s Death: Ministry of Human Development Now Investigating

The Court of Inquiry, an internal process by the Belize Defence Force, into the circumstances under which B.D.F. Private Micah Miguel took her own life continues.  When the incident came [...]

B.D.F. Soldiers Learning Mandarin

Approximately thirty soldiers from the Belize Defence Force have been engaged in learning the Mandarin language since last week. They will continue doing so for the next year through collaboration [...]

Soldiers to Travel to Mexico for Intermediate/Advance Spanish Lessons

B.D.F. Commander, Brigadier General Azariel Loria himself is participating in the program and says that it will help the soldiers to engage with Asian nationals in Belize who speak Mandarin. [...]

Diversifying Opportunities in Belize’s Fisheries Sector

Technical experts from Taiwan are currently in Belize doing an assessment of fisheries resources in the exclusive economic zone of Belize, better known as the deep sea. The collaboration is [...]

Belize-Taiwan Technical Cooperation for Deep Sea Fishing Resource Exploration Program

Carrying out the survey is Doctor Hsin-Ming Yeh, a fisheries expert from Taiwan’s Fisheries Research Institute and Doctor Sheng-Ping Wan, a fisheries expert from National Taiwan Ocean University; they are [...]

Belize and Taiwan Sign Cooperation Agreement for Maritime Security

A cooperation agreement between Belize and Taiwan was signed this morning by Minister of National Defense and Border Security Florencio Marin Junior and Ambassador David Kuan-Chou Chien on behalf of [...]

Cooperation Agreement Strengthens Partnership Between Belize and Taiwan

The agreement further supports expertise and exchanges that will continue to enhance the coast guard’s ability to perform the very critical tasks associated with supporting the blue bond initiatives of [...]

Cabinet Approves Blue Economy Policy & Strategy

Back in August, Cabinet approved the Belize Blue Economy Development Policy and Strategy and the Belize Maritime Economic Plan. It is the result of a national development and consultation process [...]

Belize to Import Primary Products from Mexico to Produce Value Added Commodities

Belize and the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico, signed two Memoranda of Business Collaboration on September ninth. A release from the Government of Belize says, the first memorandum was signed [...]

Wellness Week to Promote Taking Breaks from the Desk

Later this month, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will observe Wellness Week in union with the rest of Central America. Director of Public Health and Wellness, Doctor Melissa Diaz- [...]

Mia Mottley Talks De-risking and Correspondent Banking at U.S. Congress

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley testified before the United States’ House Committee on Financial Services, on the impact of de-risking in the Caribbean.  For several years, the issue of correspondent [...]

Belize’s Football Team to Play Against Top Ghanaian Football Club

The Belize Jaguars Football Team will get some more international exposure when it plays one of Ghana’s top football teams later this year. The friendly matches came about through ties [...]

Jaguars Team to Start Prepare for Challenging Games End of October

Marin says the Belize Jaguars will begin training for the friendly matches at the end of October, giving them roughly between two and three weeks to prepare.   Philip Marin, [...]