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The San Pedro Sun

Prime Minister’s Address – April 10, 2020
In consequence, you know that this particular case is accompanied by some nightmarish circumstances as to the exposure of many persons to the patient before he died. In the result, the overall picture clearly demonstrates the possibility of widespread transmission of the virus. To try to contain this possibility, we must act now. The science, the experts, and the experience of other countries, all tell us that there is only one way to do this.

Taiwan donates BZ$2Million to Fight COVID-19 in Belize
The Republic of China (Taiwan) today, April 9th, added to its March 25th contribution an additional BZ$2 million to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Belize. This is for urgently needed additional personal protective equipment, medical equipment, testing kits, and laboratory supplies for frontline medical service providers countrywide.

Public Sector salaries to be paid after Easter Weekend
Public servants across the country were expecting to get their salaries before the Easter weekend, but will now need to wait until Tuesday, April 14th. According to Financial Secretary Joseph Waight, stated that government is facing difficult times and the flow of revenue has come to a grinding halt as the country battles the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Ambergris Today

Health Workers Undergo Screening After Belize's 10th COVID-19 Victim Passes
The Government of Belize and the Ministry of Health regret to inform of the death of the patient confirmed earlier as the 10th case of COVID-19. The patient had been receiving treatment as of March 27th at a private medical facility in Belize City. While there, the patient was swabbed twice and the samples sent to the Central Medical Laboratory for testing for COVID-19; both tests proved inconclusive.

Alaia Foundation Donates To Essential Island Workers
The Alaia Foundation most recently made a generous donation to help medical staff in their fight to manage and contain COVID-19 on San Pedro and Caye Caulker. Today, Founders of the Non-Profit Organization, Jasmine Hartin and Andrew Ashcroft announced the procurement of 750 face masks. “We wanted to do the right thing, help our essential workers out and do what we can to flatten the curve,” Hartin said.

Various Belizean Sources

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Belize Records Second Death of Person Infected with COVID-19
The Government of Belize and the Ministry of Health regret to inform of the death of the patient confirmed earlier as the 10th case of COVID-19. The patient had been receiving treatment as of March 27th at a private medical facility in Belize City. While there, the patient was swabbed twice and the samples sent to the Central Medical Laboratory for testing for COVID-19; both tests proved inconclusive.

Tenth Case of COVID-19 is Confirmed
The Ministry of Health has confirmed a 10th positive case for COVID-19 in Belize. The confirmation test came out positive late last night (April 9th). This was from a set of 30 samples tested, some of which were from frontline workers as part of routine surveillance.

COVID-19 Signs Go Up in San Pedro
Over the course of this week the San Pedro Town Council placed this big signs around town as part of the public education campaign strategy. Kudos on such good work!

YAAYAJ K'IINO'OB Of THE YUCATEC MAYA OF BELIZE
Yaayaj k'iiino'ob means "Days of Pain" which are these days in which the people of Yucatec Maya(Máasewal) descent of Belize believe that bad things happen. While many go to Church these days of Semana Santa many Yucatec Maya simply stay at home . In the old days the Mayeros did not go to work,no music,no running,no swimming,no noise, no climbing of trees, no hunting etc no labour was done . For this days many simply lay in their hammocks , house floors and relax .

Help from San Pedro NEMO
If you know anyone in need, help them with the registration process If they have not already registered. The San Pedro NEMO Relief & Supplies Management Committee was activated through the leadership of the San Pedro NEMO Co-ordinator, Vanessa Parham, to ensure a sustainable and accountable feeding program to meet needs, while ensuring fair distribution of relief supplies to islanders in need. The Relief & Supplies Management Committee is led by Hope Haven & the Department of Human Services. The sub-committee is grateful to the generosity and dedication of the many volunteers and business that are contributing to the programs’ success.

Need Food Assistance?
The Ministry of Human Development Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation is accepting calls from persons in need of food assistance.

Health Department Focal Point Contacts
We continue to update and ensure as much channels of communication access by phone to reach our health staff. Please take note of the most recent list of contacts for all at the district level.

Western Regional Hospital COVID-19 testing booth
The Ministry of Health shares its pleasure with the management and staff of Western Regional Hospital on the realization of a COVID-19 testing booth. The booth was built in partnership with Brite Solutions and it is already in use at the new designated Flu Clinic area on the compound. It will help facilitate a more safer and convenient way for collecting of samples for COVID-19 laboratory processing. Special thanks to Mr. Jacob Guenther, Mr. Martin Friessen and Nurse Anna Friessen and other help who came together to construct and safely transport the booth to the site. Discussion have started on getting more booths built for distribution at our Regional Hospital sites across the country.

Prime Minister’s Address – April 10, 2020
My Fellow Belizeans, Belize, very early on this Good Friday morning, we recorded our second COVID-19 related death. I hereby offer my sincere condolences to the bereaved family. A press release has given a timeline of the events that culminated in the patient’s passing. Also, Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero has, on television, provided further details of patient #10’s backstory. In consequence, you know that this particular case is accompanied by some nightmarish circumstances as to the exposure of many persons to the patient before he died. In the result, the overall picture clearly demonstrates the possibility of widespread transmission of the virus.

A message from the Belize Diabetes Association
The Belize Diabetes Association reminds the public and all persons living with Diabetes of the importance of social and physical distancing as a preventative way of acquiring the novel coronavirus. Those of us with pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the COVID-19 virus. Your health and safety are of utmost priority. Here are a few tips to help you in managing your diabetes during this time of the pandemic:

Open up your home to a dog from Saga Humane Society
Currently at our shelter we have 10 dogs and 6 cats that are still in need of foster homes! Would you be so kind enough to open your home up for one of our animals during this time ? Kindly stop at the office anytime between 8-10 am if you are interested in fostering a sweet pet!

Easter Mass Live on The National Channel
TNC will be showing the Holy Saturday Mass Saturday at 5:00pm, and Easter Mass at 10:30am.

LOVE FM

Second COVID-19 death reported in Belize
PRESS RELEASE: Belize Records Second Death of Person Infected with COVID-19 Belmopan. April 10, 2020. 11:45 a.m. The Government of Belize and the Ministry of Health regret to inform of the death of the patient confirmed earlier as the 10th case of COVID-19. The patient had been receiving treatment as of March 27th at a […]

Prime Minister of Belize announces countrywide quarantine
In a Facebook live stream from his home in Belize City the Prime Minister announced a countrywide quarantine just hours after Belize reported it’s second COVID-19 death. He explained that the measures placed on the Cayo district will now be expanded to cover the rest of the country. Additionally the Prime Minister, his family and […]

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Patient quarantine extended to 21 days
Director of Health Services Dr. Marvin Manzanero today explained that it has been decided to […]

Prime Minister urges everyone to follow rules of quarantine
By Prime Minister Dean Barrow My Fellow Belizeans, Belize, very early on this Good Friday morning, we recorded […]

Patient 1 and 2 still not clear of Covid-19; both remain positive after second test
Today, the Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero informed that patient 1 and 2 […]

Prime Minister announces national quarantine for the next 14 days
Holy Saturday brings a full quarantine for the next 14 days, during which a full […]

ASK THE EXPERTS: Patient #10 had a stroke in an induced coma and was diabetic and hypertensive
The tenth confirmed case of COVID-19 was admitted at a private facility with community pneumonia […]

Alaia Foundation donates to essential island workers
Today, the Alaia Foundation made a generous donation to help medical staff in their fight […]

No rapid testing in Belize, be careful with diagnosis: DHS
Director of Health Services Dr. Marvin Manzanero says Belize is not yet doing any rapid […]

Plasma treatment showing promise in coronavirus patients
Local news outlets in Houston, USA are reporting that the research on plasma treatment for […]

Over 100,000 lives lost to COVID-19
As of today, Friday, April 10, 2020, over 100,000 people have died in the COVID–19 […]

Belizeans join in on national prayer and fasting
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: This morning, pictures of fish and cross buns flooded social media as the nation […]

KHMH staff members who attended to patient 10 who died from Covid-19 wore protective gear and followed protocols
The Ministry of Health informed that as per infection control procedures, the staff members who […]

Belize Government confirms 2nd death of person infected with COVID-19
The Government of Belize and the Ministry of Health informed the nation via a press […]

Patient #10 passes away at KHMH
Reports reaching our newsdesk are that patient 10 passed away early this morning. Minutes ago, […]

Ministry of Health confirms the 10th case of COVID-19
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed a 10th positive case for COVID-19 in Belize. […]

Blogs

Red Bank Village’s Scarlet Macaw Tour
If you have a passion for birds, wildlife or eco-tourism, you must visit Red Bank Village for resident Scarlet Macaws! Located in the Stann Creek District, Red Bank is home to the largest gathering of scarlet macaws in Southern Belize. These gorgeous birds also migrate locally from their nesting grounds of Chiquibul to the South for feeding season. Every year from December through March, these brightly colored birds flock to the village to feed. The native trees in Red Bank are home to the fruits and nuts which are the birds’ favorite foods, like Annato and Polewood. After finishing their stay in Red Bank Village, they head back to Chiquibul National Park for their breeding season.

International Sourcesizz

Radio Garden: International Radio
This is totally awesome, a mix of Google Earth and Radio. Just listened to Japanese, Russian, Oklahoman, Oregon, Belizean, even Iranian Radio, its crazy cool!!!! Move it around to find radio stations near your or anywhere in the world. . . Play with it, some dots have many radio stations all in that same dot , then there is a menu list bottom right.

Will we ever take cruise holidays again?
These floating hotels are now all rapidly returning to port, discharging their passengers and being mothballed. The industry has not just been devastated, it has ceased to function altogether. For it, coronavirus has been the perfect storm. It has gone from being an industry worth $46bn (£37bn) a year, with 26 million passengers per annum, to an almost total standstill overnight. Ironically, the industry was well prepared for the outbreak of disease on board its ships, as it has happened plenty of times before, most often the norovirus "vomiting bug". However, this time the plan hit a snag, as Christopher Muller, professor of hospitality at Boston University, explains. "The worst thing you can do [if passengers start falling ill] is keep people on board," he says. "The plan is to go to the nearest port, get everyone off and then sanitize the ship".

OAS says C'bean countries can negotiate prices of supplies to combat COVID-19
The Organization of American States (OAS) says governments of the 33 countries of the Americas, including the Caribbean, that are part of the Inter-American Network on Government Procurement (INGP), will have access to the Joint Negotiation Mechanism for the purchase of medicines, medical devices and other goods from the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America (COMISCA) to combat COVID-19. “In this way, the countries will have a stronger negotiating position to access better prices and conditions to acquire the materials they need to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,” the OAS said.

Videos

  • Belize Aggressor_1080p, 3.5min.

  • Belize Sailfish 11/15/19, 8min. San Pedro - Joe, John, Ed, and John with guides Manny & Clifford.

  • Caribbean Reef Shark, HMC, Belize, 10sec.

  • TRIP TO BELIZE PART MAYA RUINS & BELIZE ZOO, 13min. December 2019 trip to Belize. In the video we take a 2 hour water taxi ride from Ambergris Caye to Belize to visit the Aztec Ruins and Belize Zoo

  • MONTAGE Empty Belize City, 2.5min.

  • Mass of the Lord's Supper Holy Thursday, 62min.

  • Friday's "Ask the Experts" with Dr. Manzanero, 48min. During today’s “Ask the Experts “ webcast, Dr. Marvin Manzanero shared that patients 1 &2 from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye were re-tested and the results show they are still positive for COVID-19, so neither recovered from the virus.

  • Prime Minister’s Address – April 10, 2020, 5.5min. My Fellow Belizeans, Belize, very early on this Good Friday morning, we recorded our second COVID-19 related death. I hereby offer my sincere condolences to the bereaved family. A press release has given a timeline of the events that culminated in the patient’s passing. Also, Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero has, on television, provided further details of patient #10’s backstory.

  • San Pedro Easter Procession, 1.5min. Faithful Roman Catholics on the island observed Good Friday with annual procession. In comparison to other years, when hundreds of islanders would join the faithful walking, only a handful of persons were allowed to participate this year. This was as a precautionary measure to mitigate any potential infections of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The religious parade was escorted by members of the San Pedro Traffic Department and the island’s Police Formation.

  • "Uncovering COVID-19" - A Channel 5 Special, 75min.

  • ATTENTION HOSPITALITY WORKERS: First round of FREE trainings, 7min. Any hospitality workers out there that want some free training? Next Wednesday through Friday is the first set. Wednesday April 15th, 10:00 am to 12:00pm. Thursday April 16th. 10:00 am to 12:00pm. 1. Dust off those resumes - 2 hour workshop This 2 hour workshop is for people who recently became unemployed due to COVID-19 especially those who may not have a job to return to when this is over. I’ll be talking about updating your resumes and how to highlight transferrable skills that will help you land a job outside of the tourism sector.

  • DRIFT, 65min. Released in 2008, DRIFT changed fly-fishing forever. Shot in 16mm film and featuring locations such as India, Montana, Belize, South Andros and Oregon. DRIFT's deep, soulful interviews with select "legends of the sport" and others who have shaped the sport, will resonate with a musical score that features the sounds of Jack Johnson’s Brushfire recording artists.

  • Field Trip with Patrick Blanc in Belize, 45min. The botanist Patrick Blanc, inventor of the Vertical Garden (Mur Végétal) takes you to a Field Trip in Belize: Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Caracol Archaeological Park, Chiquibul National Park, Gaïa Riverlodge Private Rainforest, Big Rock Falls, Duplooy’s Botanical Garden and Forest.

  • Adventure: Belize December 2019, 4min. Belize was a beautiful place to visit and I urge everyone experience this land and fall in love with its magnificence, should the opportunity arise.

  • Hon. John Briceño's Statement on needed measures for COVID-19 in Belize, 9min. When I accepted to co-chair the Oversight Committee on this crisis it was in the genuine interest of bi-partisan support for the country’s management of this national challenge. It is becoming more evident that politics is finding its way into the decisions of the Government and this cannot be supported.

  • Belize 2019, 11min.

  • Goff's Caye, Belize 2010, 4min.

  • Good Friday Service |Zion Nazarene Church| Good Friday Service-April 10, 2020, 47min.

  • Hol Chan, Ambergris Caye, Belize, 4.5min.

  • Via-Crucis Biblico |2012 San Ignacio & Santa Elena, Cayo, 76min.

  • Good Friday of The Lord's Passion, 63min.

  • US Embassy Belmopan American Citizen Town Hall with Chargé d’Affaires Keith Gilges and Consular Chief Wilbur Zehr, 50min.

  • The Holy Entiero St. Peter - Holy Friday 2020, 1min.

  • Stations of the Cross, 38min. For many years, St. Martin's has prayed the Stations of the Cross in our neighborhood on Good Friday. Covid-19 made that tradition impossible this year, so instead, we've created a virtual version. Thanks to all the families who helped us make this happen.