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Belize Coast Guard finds missing kayaker at Blackadore Caye; may face charges for movement outside of curfew on a Sunday
On Monday, April 13th, the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) located a man near Blackadore Caye after he was reported missing. The individual, originally from Belize City, had been missing since Sunday, April 12th, after heading out to sea in a green kayak from the Secret Beach area off the west coast of Ambergris Caye. He was handed over to the San Pedro Police, who will determine if any charges will be levied for being out at sea, which breaches the national quarantine.
Belize COVID-19 Cases Jump From 14 To 18 In 24 Hours
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belize now stands at 18, with four new confirmed cases identified over the last 24 hours. The confirmed cases are distributed as follows:
• A female in San Ignacio Town, as a close contact of a confirmed case from that town.
Various Belizean Sources
COROZAL MARKET DAY TO BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14th
The Corozal Town Council wishes to inform the General Public that Market Day will be rescheduled to Tuesday, April 14th 2020 for this week as Monday the 13th is Easter Monday. We kindly asked that the protocols set in place are followed for the Market to be available to consumers. Operating Hours are as of 8:00 am as stipulated under SI 47 of the Belize Constitution (Emergency Powers) Regulations, 2020. Only 5 people allowed inside the building at a time. Everyone inside and outside the Market must be practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet from each other. Vendors are recommended to have their produce bagged in 1Ib and 2lbs packages to reduce the time a Customer spends inside the building.
COVID-19 Confirmed Case Update
Four (4) COVID-19 cases were confirmed during the last twenty-four hours. Belize now has a total of 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Details about the last 4 cases:
• One (1) woman from San Ignacio; close contact with a patient previously detected in the same village
• Three (3) patients in Belize City; close contacts of a patient previously detected in the same city
After 15 days of confirming your case, patient ➜. 3 is still positive.
Scotiabank Belize City Branch Closed Temporarily
The Belize City branch will be temporarily closed between April 14 - 17, 2020 due to COVID-19 related exposure of a staff member.
We have already begun the process of having the building fogged, deep cleaned and sanitized in accordance with established WHO standards and MOH guidelines.
During this period, all deposits should be made at the Belama Branch location on the Northern Highway.
Water Conservation in Rural Communities
Belize is currently experiencing a heat wave; therefore, the Department of Rural Development reminds the villagers who are heavily affected by this dry season to conserve water.
Villages will begin to experience low water pressure due to the water resources running low or going dry. As a means of conserving water, the Department encourages villagers to refrain from fulling large pools, washing vehicles, allowing the water to run while brushing teeth, taking long showers, washing vehicles, etc.
Rural Community Development Officers are readily available to assist in providing necessary information, advice and services where necessary. The officers can be contacted via mobile phone and email (listed below). Other services are also available online for those who have internet access.
B&B Beverages Suspends Home Delivery in Belize City, San Pedro & Caye Caulker
Notice to our valued customers:
Thank you to the BTIA Cayo Chapter Board for their efforts in assisting families during this time
A couple weeks ago we set out to collect food items to distribute to those in need in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic!
We are happy to say that we assisted over 25 families with the help of the BTIA Cayo Chapter Board Members, Recino's Imports, Leslie's Imports, Cahal Pech Village Resort, BelizeON, Ms. Amini Habet, Ms. Stacey Mendoza, Mr. Lynn Young, Mr. Roberto Harrision and the San Ignacio Police Formation.
We are hoping to continue this effort as well as assist the farmers of our surrounding villages with the sale and distribution of their produce.
CLOSURE OF BEL OFFICES COUNTRYWIDE - TUESDAY, APRIL 14th
Belize Electricity Limited advises customers that effective Tuesday, April 14, 2020 all BEL offices will be closed until further notice, including cashier services at the Corporate Headquarters in Belize City and all Branch Offices countrywide.
The closure of BEL offices is in adherence to the State of Emergency Regulation.
Customer Care Representatives remain available remotely to assist with service requests or queries between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.
The Rotary Club of Benque will be spraying, wiping, and cleaning
Dear Benqueño and Succotzeño, as we face COVID-19 we believe that it is better to be safe than sorry. For this reason we have once again organized for this Wednesday April 15, starting at 2 pm, the cleaning of public places, banks, ATMs, the front of all points of sale and most trafficked streets of our communities.
As done in our first clean-up (Organized by Luis Perez), we will be using pressure washers and chlorox to complete this task.
Therefore, we ask for your kind assistance as we are in need of chlorox, masks and gloves. If we all put a little grain against this pandemic, together we can surely win this battle against COVID-19.
BELIZE FISHING REPORT: APRIL 5, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 12, 2020
The flats are super quiet. No boats. No engines. One canhear the sound of a Tarpon rolling at 100 paces! The fish have been resting for around amonth, and by the time this is all over, probably two months.
Thousands of hungry fish that have forgotten what a fly looks like!!
We are convinced that the first returning visitors to El Pescador are going to enjoy the most incredible fishing. Make sure you are on the list. Don’t miss out on this virtually virgin fishing experience.
All BWS offices closed until further notice
All BWS offices will be closed to the public as a precautionary measure to ensure safety of our customers and staff.
Water Problems in Santa Cruz and Cristo Rey
Belize Water Services wishes to inform customers in the Santa Cruz and Cristo Rey areas of Santa Elena, Cayo that the water truck will be in both areas tomorrow, April 14, 2020 from 7:00 AM. The truck will start in the Santa Cruz area.
Once again, BWS apologizes for any inconveniences this interruption is causing to customers in the San Ignacio/Santa Elena area and encourages customers in these communities to practice safe distancing and to please stay safe.
SUGGESTIONS TO ADDRESS CORONAVIRUS ECONOMIC CRISIS
By Ian Jones
1. Farmers big and small will be the ones to get us through this - but GOB needs to help them save us! That $70mil (the $150 bi weekly),valiant effort but a fools errand. People can use that for one thing only -FOOD! So rather than give people that $70mil, lets give it to the farmers and food suppliers and producers...
Current restaurants offering delivery in San Pedro
From Commissioner of Police Chester Williams
On Sunday 12 April 2020, a total of 94 persons were arrested and charged countrywide for various offenses under the Emergency Powers Regulations: Movement outside of curfew on a Sunday- 67, Unable to provide reasons for movement outside of curfew period- 21, Breach of curfew- 6. In addition 9 persons were summoned for the offence of Unable to provide reasons for movement outside of curfew period in San Ignacio and one person was arrested and charged for spreading false news.
KHMHA Workers Union representatives meet with PM Barrow
Representatives of KHMHAWU met with the PM today purpose of the meeting was to address the many concerns affecting the staff of KHMHA in light of COVID19 and recent occurances within the KHMHA.
Four new cases identified. Belize now has 18 COVID-19 cases
Update on COVID-19 Cases Belmopan. April 13, 2020. 1:00 p.m. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belize now stands at 18, with four new confirmed cases identified over the last 24 hours. The confirmed cases are distributed as follows: • A female in San Ignacio Town, as a close contact […]
Breaking Belize News
With COVID-19 contained so far in San Pedro – Is self-isolation, quarantine and social distancing working?
On March 23rd, Belize officially confirmed its first case of COVID-19. It was a San Pedro […]
Car crashes into house in Benque
Earlier this evening, a car crashed into a home in Benque Viejo del Carmen. Eye […]
SMART closes all showrooms until further notice
SMART Belize informed today that due to the State of Emergency and recent statutory instrument […]
Tracking the detection and history of COVID-19 cases in Belize
To date, Belize has registered 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with two patients having passed […]
Scotia Bank temporarily closes downtown location after employee tests positive for COVID-19
Scotia Bank on Albert Street in downtown Belize City will be closed this week after […]
Two active clusters of COVID-19 are being followed by Health authorities; one in Belize City and one in San Ignacio
Today, the Ministry of Health confirmed four (4) new case of COVID-19. The confirmed cases […]
Four new cases of COVID-19 identified in Belize; total cases now 18
The Government of Belize informed the nation that the total number of confirmed cases of […]
National Association of Village Councils demand that village chairs join team providing food assistance
The National Association of Village Councils (NAVCO) has written to the Ministry of Human Development, […]
Over 90 State of Emergency offense arrests on Easter Sunday
The latest update from the Belize Police Department says that 94 people were arrested on […]
Jose Luis Espat charged for spreading false news
Police have announced the arrest of 36-year-old medical practitioner and political activist Jose Luis Uc […]
Belize Top Jungle Experiences
Release your inner Tarzan as you navigate through the rainforests of Belize; rappel down waterfalls, swim at a secret swimming spot, hike through the jungle, and zip line across the forest.
Whether you’re interested in animals, plants, native culture or plain relaxation with mother earth, Belize is rich in jungle adventures. The jungle contains the highest diversity of life on Earth, and there’s never a dull moment. Without further ado, here are some of the top jungle experiences to consider when traveling to Belize.
The Caribbean Will See A Negative Growth This Year – World Bank
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis and a collapse in tourism will severely impact some countries in the Caribbean and result in a negative growth in the Caribbean this year, according to “The Economy in the Time of Covid-19,” the latest semi-annual report from the World Bank’s Chief Economist Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Latin America and Caribbean region (excluding Venezuela) is expected to be -4.6% in 2020, according to the report. A return to growth of 2.6% is expected in 2021.
Flu Season Heads to the Southern Hemisphere
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the 2020 flu season in the Southern Hemisphere has already started.
The WHO report #364, which includes data through March 30, 2020, indicates in the temperate zones of the southern hemisphere, influenza activity remained at interseasonal levels.
Worldwide, annual influenza epidemics are estimated to result in about 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness, and about 650,000 fatalities related to respiratory disease.
WHO Media Monday briefing on COVID-19., 60min.
Belize // 2020, 2.5min. A travel film by Colin Crawford filmed on Caye Caulker Island, Belize.
Santa Misa en domingo de Resurrección, 56min.
Belize Council of Churches National Days of Prayer and Fasting..., 2.5hr.
Morning Matters with Mr. Brown, Covid survivor, 55min. Mrs. Brown tells how she and her family overcame Covid19
Belize, 19min. 2019 Kulik family trip to Belize
Holy Week in Belize - Via Crucifixion and Good Friday Procession in Benque Viejo del Carmen, 22min. Scenes from Holy Week (Semana Santa) in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize including the trial and crucifixion of Jesus and Good Friday procession. All footage was filmed on location in Belize in 2019.
Belize: Complete view of Belcan Plaza Roundabout , birds chirping, 2min.
Belize Aggressor Oct 2019, 25min. Inland Water Divers Group Belize Trip.
Flight to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye - Belize, 19min. After crossing the Mexico - Belize border at the Chetumal crossing I headed to Corozal, a small town in northern Belize where I caught a crazy flight to my destination, San Pedro - Ambergris Cayes, Belize's largest island. It is known for it's amazing Caribbean beaches, scuba diving and water sports opportunities, but after backpacking for a month in Mexico I was looking forward for some peace and quiet, Caribbean style.
Travel to Belize for Island Hopping, Snorkeling, and Scuba Diving Adventures, 15min. Belize is located on the northeastern coast of Central America. It is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. There is a feeling of peace here that is largely due to the fact that Belize has the lowest population density in Central America.
Sports Lab, Special Home Edition, 26min.
Acción Deportiva, 25min.