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The San Pedro Sun

Members of SPTC and Rep. Manuel Heredia Jr. had out provisions
Belize Rural South Area Representative Manuel Heredia Jr., accompanied by members of The San Pedro Town Council and volunteers were out handing provisions to island residents. Masked and gloved volunteers take down the number of residents per household and a phone number. Another volunteer then hands over a bag full of groceries and some fresh fruit.

Emergency Repatriation Exercise
The Government of Belize in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy is organizing a repatriation exercise for persons who may have become displaced in Belize due to COVID-19. Special arrangements have been made for a flight to: Destination: Houston, Texas, United States of America Airline: United Airlines Travelers must make their own bookings with United Airlines. www.united.com Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 Time: 3:28 p.m.

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.

Ambergris Today

Belize Identifies Three New Cases Of COVID-19 In Belize City & Corozal
The Ministry of Health continues its enhanced surveillance activities and mapping exercises as it aims to contain further cases of COVID-19. The initial mapping exercise in Belize City and the processing of further samples from the case in Corozal have identified three more cases of COVID-19.

Various Belizean Sources

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Mapping Detects Three New Cases of COVID-19
The Ministry of Health continues to intensify its surveillance and mapping activities in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. Three (3) additional cases of COVID-19 were identified after making an initial mapping in the City of Belize and as part of samples obtained from the case identified in Corozal District. Two (2) of the new cases are found in Corozal District and one (1) in Belize City. All three cases are about primary contacts of previously identified patients.

Contact numbers for Health Center in Orange Walk District
Please take note of the contact numbers per Health Center in the Orange Walk District. Any concerns on Maternal and Child Health Care ( vaccines, pre and post natal care, family planning, and a positive pregnancy test) Thanks. BE SAFE, STAY HOME.

Kindly click the link to access Statutory Instrument No. 54 of 2020 which takes effect today, April 11, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
To view all Statutory Instruments which may be cited under the BELIZE CONSTITUTION (EMERGENCY POWERS) REGULATIONS, 2020, kindly click the link below. https://bit.ly/2XqZiRF

US Embassy organizes repatriation flight for US citizens
The Government of Belize in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy is organizing a repatriation exercise for persons who may have become displaced in Belize due to COVID-19. Special arrangements have been made for a flight to: Destination: Houston, Texas, United States of America Airline: United Airlines. Travelers must make their own bookings with United Airlines...

Emergency Repatriation Exercise
The Government of Belize in conjunction with the Embassy of the United States of America (USA) is organizing a repatriation exercise for persons who may have become displaced in Belize due to COVID-19. This effort is made to assist stranded persons who are well and wish to return home. It is also in the best interest of Belizeans as it minimizes the risk of additional responsibilities for the Belizean healthcare system due to the pandemic. Special arrangements have been made for a flight to:

ISSUES ARISING FROM COVID 19 PATIENT #10
The KHMHA Workers Union sends out our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and those affected by the wreaking havoc of this COVID 19 pandemic. The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority (KHMHA) Workers Union in unison with the Belize Medical and Dental Association (BMDA) hereby condemns the manner in which the KHMHA Administration has compromised the safety and well-being of the frontline workers in the face of this pandemic. In this regard, we also condemn the information made public by the both Releases sent out by the Ministry of Health through the Belize Press Office and the Public Relations Office from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority. Such information is contradictory and misleading!

Food Assistance Intake Form
If you need food assistance and are not getting through to our very busy numbers, please find below a link to a call back form that you can also use to contact us : Are you, or anyone in your Household, currently on any of these programs? * Tick the first program, or None if they are not on any of the programs... :¿Es usted o alguien que vive en su hogar parte de uno de estos programas?

OTHON P. BLANCO, Quintana Roo Covid-19 Statistics
*** 53 NEW COVID-19 CASES CONFIRMED AND 1 DEATH IN 24 HOURS ACROSS OUR NEIBOURING BORDER OF OTHON P. BLANCO, MX *** *** 53 cases of Covid-19 rise in 24 hours and 1 dead in Othon P Blanc o*** Panorama in Quintana Roo As of 18 p.m. on April 11, 661 negative cases have been reported, 187 under study, 216 positive, 17 deaths and 42 people recovered to COVID-19.

Treatments at the Corozal Polyclinic and the Emergency Ward
The management of the Corozal Community Hospital is reminding the general public that due to the COVID 19 situation, the Corozal Polyclinic and the Emergency Ward are only attending to patients with critical condition and flu like symptoms. These measures have been taken as we are trying to expose the least amount of persons. Any persons with flu like symptoms are advised to visit the respiratory clinic directly. Ambulance assistance are for Road Traffic Accidents(RTA) and emergency situations only. We plea to the general public to please adhere to these strict measure. Please continue practicing social distancing, hand hygiene and to stay home.

Free Soup Project for Belize
Trying to raise money to start a Free Soup Project. You will be helping the famers of San Antonio Village as well as feeding people who are hungry due to Belize's country lockdown.

LOVE FM

BELIZE’s STATUTORY INSTRUMENT NO. 54 OF 2020
Statutory Instrument that becomes effective tonight, April 11, 2020 at 08:00 PM for the entire country of Belize: BELIZE: STATUTORY INSTRUMENT NO 54 OF 2020 Arrangement of Regulations Citation Amendment of regulation 5 Repeal of regulation 5A. Amendment of regulation 8. Commencement STATUTORY INSTRUMENT No. 54 of 2020 REGULATIONS made by the Governor-General in exercise […]

KHMH PRESS RELEASE ISSUES ARISING FROM COVID 19 PATIENT #10
The KHMHA Workers Union sends out our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and those affected by the wreaking havoc of this COVID 19 pandemic. The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority (KHMHA) Workers Union in unison with the Belize Medical and Dental Association (BMDA) hereby […]

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Student union president resigns after 3 months
Azra Roberts, the President of the National Student Union of Belize (NSUB), has tendered her […]

PUP to consider leaving Oversight and bipartisan committees
Tired of, they say, being ignored by the powers that be, the Opposition People’s United […]

Briceño: Availability and distribution of food ‘politicized’
Accompanied by a short montage showing United Democratic Party (UDP) standard-bearers and aspirants, Leader of […]

US Embassy organizes repatriation flight for US citizens
US Embassy organizes repatriation flight for US citizens The Government of Belize in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy […]

Opposition Leader John Briceño says Government must act on recent COVID-19 concerns
The Leader of the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) has made a major break from […]

Vulnerable families face food crisis in light of COVID-19 pandemic
As the world battles with COVID-19, tens of thousands of Belizeans were laid off due […]

KHMHA Workers Union: Staff has lost trust and confidence in present administration
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Association (KHMH) Workers Union issued a statement today condemning the manner […]

Julius Espat asks GOB for food assistance for Cayo South residents; Says not getting through to phone numbers of Ministry of Human Development
Thousands of Belizeans were laid off from their jobs recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

KHMHA workers union condemn the manner in which administration compromised safety of frontline workers
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Association (KHMHA) workers union have issued a statement expressing their […]

KHMH: Tests of staff returned negative
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) issued a statement informing that all the staff that were […]

Three New Cases of COVID-19 Identified in Belize
The Ministry of Health, in a release a short while ago, reported that three (3) more […]

KHMH staff being screened following the death of Patient #10
Staffers from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital’s (KHMH)’s Accident and Emergency Unit (A&E) and Intensive […]

Treatment on the way for COVID-19?
Finally there is some good news to report in the combat of COVID-19. According to […]

KHMH thanks companies for support to frontline workers
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) thanks the community for its support during this time. […]

Taiwan denies trying to malign Director-General of the World Health Organization
The Republic of China (Taiwan) insists it is not behind any efforts to malign, and […]

Over 400 people screened for COVID-19
The Office of Director of Health Services informed that as of 3 pm yesterday, the […]

Belizeans seeking food assistance can call Ministry of Human Development
The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation is offering food assistance to […]

Blogs

History of Ambergris Caye
In the 1500s, the pirate invaders used Belize as a region to stockpile their spoils. Ambergris Caye, because of its proximity to Mexico, was so convenient that the pirates dredged the Bacalar channel to expedite transportation of their valuables to the mainland. Unassumingly, the pirates paved the way to one of Belize’s top destinations. In the days when logwood was king (1700-1800), there was a robust trading system throughout the north. Canoes traveled south from Yucatan with fish, cloth, clothing and other items. However, they also brought slaves. At the time, there was an exchange for cacao from Belize.

Miss Bertha’s Tamales
Seemingly a household name, Ms. Bertha’s Tamales can be found in the unmistakeable red and white cabin on the Hummingbird Highway. The perfectly-spiced, gooey chicken-and-corn tamales pairs perfectly with homemade hot sauce, and an ice-cold glass soda as a Belizean favorite. Bertha Lisbey passed away in 2015, but her daughter carries on her legacy. Serving both loyal and first-time customers from every corner of the globe, hundreds of tamales a day are done during peak season – each prepared with the same attention and love. Featured on CNN, AFAR, and local productions like Onli eena Belize, Bertha’s Tamales wins over locals and guests alike. There aren’t many places to stop along the Hummingbird Highway, but this is certainly a highlight for all Southern travels.

International Sourcesizz

Guatemala registers 16 new coronavirus cases, infections rise to 153
Guatemala reported 16 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the Central American nation’s total to 153 cases, President Alejandro Giammattei said. Three people have died from coronavirus infections in Guatemala so far, officials say.

Forbes: These Dream Destination Backgrounds Turn Your Zoom Into A Tropical Vacation
Enjoy a Cayo Espanto background on your next Zoom meeting.

This smoke has been reaching to many communities in Northern Belize
CHETUMAL, QUINTANA ROO (Times Media Mexico) .-An open-air garbage dump has been burning for a week and nearly six thousand people living in the surrounding neighborhoods are already suffering the effects of the smoke. Firefighters reported that there is still smoke coming out of the bottom of the dump, which is dispersed by the wind towards the Las Américas housing development in the state capital.

Videos

  • Attorney General Hon. Michael Peyrefitte explains Sunday operations under Statutory Instrument No. 54, 3min.

  • Maya Glyphs with Lion, 36min. Want to learn about Maya Glyphs? Lion had an online session for those interested in learning about them.

  • Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass from Sacred Heart Church in San Ignacio, 1.hr.

  • FLY FISHING BONEFISH -- AMBERGRIS CAYE, BELIZE, 2min.

  • CAVE TUBING | JAGUAR PAW, 12min. We went cave tubing in Belize at Jaguar Paw last year and learned some cool facts!

  • Hummingbird Hwy, Belize, 10min.

  • Hunting and cooking Agouti in Belize, 4.5min.

  • Holy Saturday Belize National Day of Pray & Fast, 28min. Holy Saturday, Belize National Day of Pray & Fast. Topic: Jesus, The 20/20, Kinsman Redeemer. Focus: Redemption. Belize Council of Churches.

  • Caye Caulker 2020 | Belize, 8min. We visited this beautiful island beginning of March 2020. There are so many things you can do whilst out here. We had a wonderful experience doing snorkelling and a half day tour of the island. A big shout out to the Star Tours, Phil aka 'Magic Phil' and Elder for showing us the beautiful side of the island.

  • Fishing, Exploring, & Adventuring Through Belize! | Belize Fishing, San Pedro Island, 8min. Traveling to Belize to fish or just for fun in the future? I’ve got you covered! During a Spring Break, we went on a family vacation to Belize and it was so much fun. The marine life is incredible, the people were so nice, and the country itself is just about as unique as it gets. This trip was the perfect combination of action packed, relaxing, and awe inspiring.

  • Deep diving the Great Blue Hole of Belize, 2.5min. The Great Blue Hole is a giant marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is circular in shape, 318 m (1,043 ft) across and 124 m (407 ft) deep.

  • Spiderman and his Tarantulas in the Jungle of Belize, 4min.

  • 7 Miles Belize ...Una Gota De Tu Sangre y Sangre Que Me da la Paz, 6min.

  • Easter Vigil Presided over by Pope Frances, 2hr.

  • Bill Gates on Fighting Coronavirus, 22min. Trevor Noah and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus testing, accelerating vaccine development and how the world will rebound.

  • The Cycling Association in lieu of the Annual Holy Saturday Cross Country, 8hr.