FOR TODAY'S BELIZE WEATHER, CLICK HERE
Click for our Daily Tropical Weather Report.
Specials and Events
Last night's TV news on Channel 7, Channel 5, LOVETV, PGTV, Reef TV, KREM, and CTV 3. Also with the most recent Open Your Eyes, Belize Now, Talk Ah Di Town, and other specials.
The San Pedro Sun
Handing Over Ceremony of Eighteen Police Motorcycles for Road Safety Enforcement in 9 Municipalities
In 2019, the Government of Belize received funds in loan financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of Belize's Second Road Safety Project. This event is to roll out Eighteen Fully Equipped 2020 Kawasaki Versys X 300 ABS Patrol Motorcycles which were handed over to Municipal Traffic Officers in support of Belize's Road Safety Master Plan 2030 and the Municipal Road Safety Operational Plan. The partnership with CDB builds on institutional capacity along with the provision of resources to carry out the task to save lives from road traffic crashes.
New COVID-19 Case Appears In San Pedro After 4 Months Of First Case
Approximately four months after Belize announced its first COVID-19 case in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, (March 22, 2020) a new corona virus case emerges on La Isla Bonita, San Pedro. The case involves a female who is experiencing symptoms of the sickness.
Various Belizean Sources
Caye Caulker Soup Kitchen day Location
Monday, August 3rd, Meal pick ups.
Location: Belize Diving Services Ltd.
Village: 11:00am - 11:45am.
Bahia: 11:45am -12:30pm.
CWU and PBL Sign Collective Bargaining Agreement
Today, August 2, 2020, the Christian Workers Union (CWU) and the Port of Belize Limited (PBL), in the presence of the Labour Department, signed a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for stevedores, which became effective immediately.
The signing of the CBA is the culmination of negotiations and collaborative actions that intensified last Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 and ended today.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour, Dr. Hon. Carla Barnett, congratulates the stevedores, the CWU and PBL for undertaking these negotiations in an atmosphere of respect, positivity and compromise to reach this crucial milestone of finally having a CBA in place after 16 years.
Case 57 confirmed in San Pedro
COVID-19 update from Office of Director of Health Services
Given a highly suspect case we had in the island of San Pedro, a test was ran and we have confirmed case #57 on the island.
This case is that in a female who presented with fever and respiratory symptoms and is currently being managed on the island. This female denies any travel history and contact tracing for possible source of infection is currently underway. Once further information is known, we will be informing all.
Traveller Classifications and Entry Requirements as of August 15, 2020
Take a look at this infographic if you are seeking to come home to Belize after the international airport opens up on August 15th.Traveller Classification Entry Requirements - No change for tourists but more info for business and home owners. Note that as of now, the App is still not available.
WATER TAXI TERMINAL IN BELIZE CITY
PASSENGERS ON THEIR WAY TO THE ISLANDS - NO SOCIAL DISTANCING - MISSING MASKS
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES EXPRESSES SERIOUS CONCERNS OVER THE LACK OF PROPER HYGIENE PRACTICES AGAINST COVID19
As we go through the weekend following active cases, we are getting bombarded with photos, accounts and social media posts where there is clearly NO ELEMENT of PHYSICAL DISTANCING and NO PROPER WEARING OF A MASK in most instances.
These are being reported at crowded bus and boat terminals and at big parties being hosted prior to 'August 15th' - as an incentive 'before the plane lands'.
Please take note that we cannot anticipate that we are 'all safe' before August 15th or that we are suddenly all in danger after August 15th!
Message from the OWTC: Reference Closure of the Market
The Orange Walk Town Council hereby informs the general public that effective tomorrow the market area will be closed temporarily to vendors and customers. This is to allow for the full sanitization of that area. This decision has come about due to the fact that one of the Covid19 patient had and has been conducting business at the Fort Cairns Market Plaza. The family has a stall and they all have been placed in home quarantine.
In order to avoid the spread of this very deadly virus, we have taken the decision to close the market temporarily.
Belize Zoo Virtual Tour
The Belize Zoo is having their virtual tour today. It's free, and it starts at 10am Belize time.
"The Facebook Live Tour of the Belize Zoo will be starting at 12:00 Eastern US, 9:00 Pacific US, 10:00 in Belize. The amazing staff will be taking us on a virtual VIP tour with special guest speakers to introduce many of the animals that call this zoo home. The tour is Free! However, if you are able, donations are welcomed and encouraged at the GoFundMe link below. All donations will go directly to the zoo to help them continue to do their necessary work for the animals in Belize.
SHOT AND ROBBED
A taxi operator was shot and his vehicle was stolen this morning just after two o'clock. 45-year-old Walter Staine was driving on North Front Street in Belize City when he was shot and thrown out of his vehicle. The said vehicle was later found abandoned on Far West Street in Belize City.
Breaking Belize News
Orange Walk market closed temporarily due to COVID-19 case
The Orange Walk Town Council announced this evening that as of Monday, August 3rd, the […]
Port of Belize and Christian Workers Union sign Collective Bargaining Agreement
Following the most recent round of negotiations, the Port of Belize Limited (PBL) and the […]
Manzanero expresses concern over mass gatherings, no physical distancing and improper use of masks
Director of Health Services Dr. Marvin Manzanero, says that he and the Ministry of Health […]
COVID-19 case #57 detected in San Pedro
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that a case of COVID-19 has been detected in […]
Organization of American States mourns death of officer that worked in Belize-Guatemala Adjacency Zone
The Organization of American States (OAS) is mourning the death of one of its officers, […]
Orin “Bredda O” Velasquez laid to rest today
The family and friends of Orin Crecencio Velasquez also known as “Bredda O” paid their […]
Let the countdown begin: Teachers headed back to schools tomorrow
In preparation for the reopening of schools on August 10, teachers countrywide are headed back […]
Poor and Famous Culture Club hosting fundraising sticker drive
Poor and Famous Culture Club (PFCC), a grassroots initiative for at-risk youth is seeking the […]
Norwegian Cruise Line extends cancellations to November, offering refunds to affected customers
Forbes has reported that Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has canceled all of its scheduled cruises […]
Over 18 million COVID-19 infections worldwide
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its 9th month, over 18 million people have been affected […]
Taxi man shot and thrown out of cab
Police are investigating a shooting incident in which Walter Staine, a cab driver […]
Belizean-American businessman donates 10 lazer thermometers to Cristo Rey RC School
Belizean American businessman and Owner of Ramon & Sons Sewer and Water, Ramon Palma has donated 10 lazer thermometers to Cristo Reg Roman Catholic School […]
Kentucky man sentenced in fake investment scheme
A Kentucky man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for using fake investment schemes to bilk people out of $2.4 million.
Rodney Scott Phelps, 58, of Somerset, was also ordered in federal court last week to pay restitution. Prosecutors said Phelps and a co-defendant convinced investors to pour money into an oil venture opportunity involving the government of Belize. Another scheme involved investing in various commodities markets and a third convinced victims to invest in a Mississippi casino purchase.
One cut after the other Climate change killing the Caribbean
Amid the feverish work to cope with both the public health and economic effects of COVID-19 on their populations, Caribbean governments can be forgiven for dropping their guard against the existential dangers posed by climate change. But their guard must be raised again. The dangers are enlarging; they need continuous and comprehensive attention, as the present hurricane season reminds.
The difference between the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change is that, while the circumstances that the coronavirus has engendered seem interminable, they will pass or be significantly improved in the medium term, but the effects of climate change are set to worsen for a very long time.
CAYE CAULKER EXPO AUGUST 1ST 2020, 62min.
Celebration of Holy Eucharist, 1.5hr.
Question and Answer Segment on Covid protocols for Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School part 1, 24min.
Question and Answer Segment on Covid protocols for Caye Caulker Roman Catholic School part 2, 35min.
Dolphins follow next to a boat, .5min.
San pedro belize a full moon., 2.5min.
Belize Reef Shark, .5min.
A Virtual Bird Tour of Belize, 22min.
Bird's Isle Documentary, 41min. History of Bird's Isle told by Mr. Henry Young.