Friday, August 14, 2020

Headlines

Three patients hospitalized with COVID-19

On Wednesday, August 12, Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero appeared on yet another ‘Ask the Experts’, program. During his appearance he gave...

More than 210 active cases of COVID-19 in Belize

With the imminent and foretold second wave of COVID-19 upon us, cases are popping up very regularly. We have had 254 confirmed cases of...

Cattle can now be exported to Guatemala

In mid-April the informal trade of cattle into Guatemala via the village of Bullet Tree made the headlines after the chairman had begun to...

The return of the BLU lies

The People’s United Party on Wednesday unveiled what they called their BLU Education Policy. The policy is apparently beginning with failure; they are already...

Airport won’t open by our own doing

Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow announced on Wednesday that the airport will not open as scheduled on August 15. PM Barrow lamented that...

An Economic Recovery Strategy

For what might seem to be forever now, but in reality has only been the last few months, we have been living in a...

COVID-19 Spikes in three days

A new record for Belize, as many as fifteen new cases of COVID-19 were identified in a single day, and a “possible” fourteen more...

10 million dollars in assistance to tourism sector

The Government of Belize announced on Wednesday, July 29th that 10 million dollars is being made available for tourism industry operators as loans for...

Leader elect on the move

Following the convention for party leader of the United Democratic Party which took place on Sunday, July 12, Hon. Patrick Faber, who emerged victorious,...

Boots has Mahler shaking

Area Representative for Port Loyola, Hon. Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez has expressed interest in running in the Pickstock division. The four-time area representative had announced...

Politics

SSB helps to improve hygiene in schools

On Thursday, August 6, the Social Security Board handed over a check of $99,200 to the Ministry of Education for use to purchase wash...

COVID-19 affecting a number of frontline sectors

While there are groups of persons more susceptible and vulnerable to being a fatality due to COVID-19, no one is exempt nor immune from...

Emergency proclamation declared

Over the past week there has been a steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in three districts. As of Wednesday, August 12,...

Penalty increased for border jumping

The issue of border jumping has been one which is singularly responsible for the current community spread of COVID-19 in Belize. As a result,...

Truck donated to patrol contraband hotspots

A group of private sector enterprises came together to make a donation of a 2020 Ford Ranger pickup, valued at $45,000, to the Belize...

United Democratic Party’s response on Briceño’s Statement on Health

Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The United Democratic Party notes with extreme disappointment the “Statement on Health” released by the Leader of the Opposition, John...

Crime

Body of missing Julia Moran found in shallow grave

A woman had reported her sister, Julia Timotea Milian Moran, as missing and that is the way police investigations into the matter had gone...

Joke ends in detention and quarantine

A security guard, Ryan Gentle, who posted on Facebook that he would work without a mask in the hopes of catching COVID-19 and spread...

Remanded for unnatural crime against an 11-year-old

A 19-year-old resident of the Lord’s Bank Village in the Belize District has been arrested, charged, and arraigned for the offense of committing an...

Immigration officers pleaded not guilty for possession of drugs

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, three immigration officers were taken to the Orange Walk Magistrate court on drug related charges. Steven Williams, 36, Albert...

Trevor Gill chopped to head

A home invasion which took place on New Road in Belize City has left one man hospitalized. Trevor Gill, a resident of Mango Creek...

Bap executed in front of his home

Shortly before 9:00 on Wednesday, August 5 a hail of gunshots rang out in the usually quiet community of West Lake in Western Paradise...

Sports

New dates set for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics in 2021

By OlympicTalk The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been rescheduled for nearly one year later with the Olympics set for July 23-August 8, 2021. The...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially postponed until 2021

By Kelly Cohen, ESPN Never before had the Olympic Games been postponed or cancelled for something other than war, but rarely has the world come to...

San Pedro Pirates and Altitude FC play to a draw

The Premier League of Belize Closing Season competition continued over the weekend despite the wet conditions that prevailed. In fact, the wet conditions forced...

National Elite Basketball League bounce into second half of season

By Karim Juan, NEBL Commissioner Sunday, March 9, 2020. Next weekend will tip-off the second half of the NEBL regular season as teams give a...

Louisiana Government School girls and Wesley Upper School boys’ captures National Primary Schools Basketball championship

The National Primary School Basketball Championship was played on Friday 6th March 2020 at Mexico Sports Centre in Belize City. There were three (3) schools...

Verdes FC maintains lead in Closing Season competition

The Premier League of Belize Closing Season competition continued over the last weekend with three games on the schedule. On Sunday 1st March, at the...

Other News

What we now know of COVID-19

The current community spread of COVID-19 in some areas of Belize has wrought considerable stress to many. But by arming ourselves with the most...

Bringing Sexual and Reproductive Health to rural Cayo

The San Ignacio-based center of the Belize Family Life Association (BFLA) has been operating a mobile clinic in the rural areas of the Cayo...

Dr. Perriott retires from Statistical Institute of Belize

Via a press release, the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) informed the public that effective August 1, 2020, Dr. Leopold Perriott, Director General, has...

Belmopan at 50

With funds from a United Kingdom grant, construction in Belmopan started in 1966. But it was in 1970, that Government offices were moved to...

FFB and Punta Gorda Mayor sign MOU

On Friday July 31, 2020 FFB President Sergio Chuc and Punta Gorda Mayor Ashton McKenzie signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the construction...

Captain Bennett Pursues Higher Military Education in the United Kingdom

Coast Guard Headquarters, July 29, 2020. The Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard, Captain Elton Bennett, is scheduled to undertake a year of study at...

Columns

COVID-19 REMINDERS

By Thamar Jones The second wave of COVID- 19 is here and it is expected to further alter life in the Jewel at a time...

The Octopus

By Jamil Matar It is not my inclination to champion causes or to embark on crusades in these articles; I prefer to offer an opinion...

Every gambler knows…

By Jamil Matar There is a common perception that the public service is inherently inefficient compared to the private sector. Some people regard public servants...

Do you have what it Takes?

By Thamar Jones So, you want to be an “it girl” (or guy) but you’re not sure how—or where to start. First off—what is the...

All about the Money

By Thamar Jones If you’re a teen or young adult, you are in a very powerful position to develop good money habits that can put...

Excited for Summer

By Thamar Jones When we were kids, summer activities were a great escape. My only goal each day was to figure out the bigger thrill:...

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