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The San Pedro Sun

Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation denies arrival of private flight with Texan investors to Belize
Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Honourable Manuel Heredia Jr. has denied ongoing reports of a private flight from Texas, USA arriving in Belize early in July with potential investors headed to Ambergris Caye. Prime Minister Right Honourable Dean Barrow initially singled out the alleged flight as a possible origin in the spike of COVID-19 cases on the island, but he later retracted his statement and apologized. However, on the island and across the country, many people remain skeptical. The story that the flight did arrive and that investors visited several areas on the island, including a fishing tournament, spread like wildfire and caused much alarm and finger-pointing.

BEL COVID-19 Update
BEL hereby informs the public that regrettably, one of our employees in the San Pedro Service area has tested positive for COVID-19. The Company is providing full support to our employee and his family. We continue to adhere to all safety precautions in the interest of customers, our employees and the public.

Ramon’s Village Resort on Ambergris Caye becomes a Certified Autism Center
Ramon’s Village Resort in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye is now the first Certified Autism Center in the country. The popular beach resort was accredited by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This means that guests with autism and other sensory needs can expect to have a pleasant stay and even participate in activities like scuba diving during their stay at Ramon’s. General Manager Einer Gomez added that they are very excited for the certification. “Our staff is very child friendly,” said Gomez.

Ambergris Today

San Pedro Strong, COVID-19 Patients Make Public Their Positive Status
These are just a few of the faces of COVID-19 in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. The faces of those who did not expect to become infected with a virus that is ravaging the entire world, paralyzed large cities and cast fear on the smallest of villages. These are the faces of COVID-19 warriors who are not just fighting a personal battle with the disease, but also a public stigma that has brought out the worse in some members of the community.

Various Belizean Sources

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Caye Caulker Soup Kitchen day Location

Home Care for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Dr. D's Clinic on Caye Caulker ging by strict measures
In light of recent CoViD 19 outbreak in our country Dr. D's Clinic would like to inform the public that we will be re-activating our strict measures once again. This include. 1) No walk ins allowed 2) Patients will be seen by appointments only. 3) Any patient with Flu Like or Covid 19 symtoms will not be seen at the facility but will be advised to visit the Caye Caulker Respiratory Clinic by calling first The CoViD hotline # at (600-9539) 4) All patients must wear a mask, sanitize hand upon entering and practice social Distancing.

COVID-19 Update from Office of Director of Health Services
Our data today reveals a further 7 new cases: 5 in Orange Walk and 2 in San Pedro. The 2 cases in San Pedro are linked to a construction site where the majority of workers seem to be from the Orange Walk District - contact tracing for this site is ongoing. We are seeing a possible link to one of the two other clusters previously identified on the island.

BEL COVID-19 Update
BEL hereby informs the public that regrettably, one of our employees in the San Pedro Service area has tested positive for COVID-19. The Company is providing full support to our employee and his family. We continue to adhere to all safety precautions in the interest of customers, our employees and the public. Since April 6, 2020, all BEL Customer Service Centers countrywide have been closed to the public, with the exception of cashier services at Mile 2½ on the Philip Goldson Highway in Belize City. The cashier service, at the Corporate Headquarters, have remained opened; however, the services have been provided from an outdoor facility since April 27, 2020.

President Nurses Association Orange Walk District cites safety concerns at NRH
It is with great concern and urgency that I write to you in respect to the current situation that is unfolding at Northern Regional Hospital (NRH). Several nursing staff and support staff have voiced their concerns regarding the current administration response, with respect to; exposure to COVID 19 infected individuals; staff displaying flu-like symptoms who are required to report to work and inadequate staffing and poor facility for triage and housing of COVID 19 clients. There was an inpatient at the general ward, at NRH, that was diagnosed with COVID 19, who spent over 48 hours in the unit. Several staff members had primary contact with this client, who reportedly had poor mask usage etiquette.

BMDA blames MOH, says PPE's not readily available
The BMDA is disheartened by the news of the COVID-19 infection of our colleagues. It has hit home. Through this medium the BMDA advises all healthcare workers to be precautious when dealing with patients; everyone must be treated as a suspected COVID- 19 patient. If adequate personal protective gears are not available for work, you have the right to refuse to see patients. You signed up to serve but not on a suicide mission. There are no emergencies in a pandemic- you must protect yourself first!

San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi Suspends Service from San Pedro
Dear Valued Customers In light of the recent announcement made by Hon. Dean Barrow, San Pedro Belize Express is suspending all departures and arrivals from Ambergris Caye , San Pedro. We will issue an update on our Caye Caulker route later.

DOE COVID-19 Preventative Measures
Recognizing that some persons carrying the COVID-19 virus may be asymptomatic, the Department of the Environment (DOE) is taking the following preventative measures to limit exposure and reduce the risk of its staff and protect the community from fostering the accelerated spread of COVID-19.

BPMS COUNTRYWIDE NOTICE
Due to the swift resurgence of cases of COVID-19, the management of BPMS has decided, with regret, to once again cancel our double runs that we had reinstituted on Tuesdays and Fridays. Therefore, with immediate effect, we will revert to one run per day from Monday to Friday, leaving the following times from our respective branches: 10:00 a.m. from the Belize City main office, 9:30 a.m. from the Corozal branch, 11:00 a.m. from the Orange Walk branch, 11:30 a.m. from the Belmopan branch, 9:30 a.m. from the San Ignacio branch, and 9:30 a.m. from the Dangriga branch. All BPMS offices countrywide are closed at 4:00 p.m.

Creative Monday Discussion
On the upcoming August 10 edition of Creative Monday Discussion, I’ll be joined by Ms Andrea Guerra, Karim Juan, Cheryl Stirm and Jennifer Clark. We are focusing on strategies - technology and other 'hands on at home' tips for both parents, teachers and school leadership. I’m inviting parents, educators and leaders in the educational space to tune in Monday 7pm on www.facebook.com/mervinbudram/live

THE NOHOCH CHEEN, ATM BARTON CREEK AND XUNANTUNICH ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESERVES ARE ALL CLOSED
6:00AM SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2020, DUE TO FLOODED RIVER CONDITION

American English Live Teacher Development Series
We are pleased to invite you to the American English Live Teacher Development Series 9, which will run from September 23 to December 2, 2020. Please remember: The sessions will be broadcast using Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishforEducators). Individual members can join the discussion on their mobile devices to post their own comments and questions during the session, thus allowing for greater, more personalized interaction. If you are part of a viewing group, you will continue to be able to share your thoughts with your peers at the end of the broadcast. The sessions will be broadcast on Facebook Live at two different times: 8:00 am and 1:00 pm, EDT. (6:00 am and 11:00 am in Belize.) You can attend sessions at the time that is convenient for you and you can also alternate schedules to better accommodate your usual activities.

Ya'axche' Yéetel Yuum k'áax
The elders tell stories about the Lords of the forest who look like men. They put their clothes and hats and live in the forest. They take care of the “milperos” (men who work in the cornfields). They also help the children so they are not tricked by the X'tabai who normally comes out when the night falls. Then she goes and sits under the Ceiba tree and waits for men to pass. When someone starts to get nearby, she starts to call them. That is how she tricks them.

LOVE FM

MISSING TEEN
14-year-old Gergoria Pitter from Belize City has been reported missing by her family. She was last seen on Thursday, August 6 heading to work. Since then her parents have not heard anything from her and they are asking for the public's assistance in locating her. If seen kindly contact 630-3013.

Breaking Belize NewsPJ

Five more cases of COVID-19 identified in Orange Walk and 2 more in San Pedro
Five (5) more cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Orange Walk district and 2 […]

Dr. Marvin Manzanero: more front line workers infected with COVID-19
Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero informed minutes ago that with relation to front […]

Dr. Marvin Manzanero: 7 new cases of COVID-19 detected
The Ministry of Health has informed that 7 new cases of COVID-19 was detected today. […]

Shyne Barrow comments on Garinagu persecution in Honduras
As a growing number of Belizeans take note of the atrocities being committed against Garinagu […]

Nurses concerned of COVID-19 exposure, lack of quarantine quarters
Concerned nurses have written to the Nurse Association of Belize expressing grave concerns over the […]

Medical and Dental Association demands better working conditions for frontline workers battling COVID-19
Today the Belize Medical and Dental Association (BMDA) is urging all healthcare workers to be […]

Alliance of private enterprises supports police against contraband
A group of Belizean private sector enterprises has made a significant contribution to the Belize […]

Medical and Dental Association laments COVID-19 infection of healthcare workers, demands better working conditions
Today the Belize Medical and Dental Association (BMDA) is urging all healthcare workers to be […]

Cayo resident reported missing returns home
A man from Cayo who was previously reported missing by his family has returned home […]

Villagers from San Marcos Village up in arms about survey in reserve
Picture courtesy: PGTV Today, some villagers from San Marcos Village in Southern Belize arrived with […]

Blogs

The Best Beaches In Belize
Belize is a valuable jewel of a nation located in the eastern part of Central America. One of the most amazing feature about this country is the availability of low-lying and amazing islands. From the east part of the country lays the Caribbean Sea shorelines while the western part holds the dense jungle that you all looking for as a tourist. Remember, most of the islands in the country are already habitable, which means that you get a chance to interact with locals as you enjoy a lifetime moment in the country — beach fun is the real deal. That said, here are the best beaches in Belize that you cannot miss out while in Belize.

What are Expats like in Belize?
“Expat” is short for “expatriate,” a person who has chosen to live somewhere other than his country of origin. While you may understand this and know that Belize has a sizable number of expats, you may be curious about what these expats are like. “Are they mostly professionals? Residents? A mix of both?” For the answer to this string of questions, simply read on. Belize’s expat community includes a melting pot of nationalities and professions from across the planet. Some of these expats used to be prominent in the world of business, others run a small business and some are pensioners who left their blue or white collar jobs behind them (along with a fair amount of their cares). No matter what they did before coming to Belize, all of these expats appreciate Belize and everything it has to offer, including the “Qualified Retirement Program,” real estate prices and a variety of offshore services.

Fancy retiring overseas? This Central American country is your best bet
As they approach their golden years, many Americans dream of retiring to a tropical paradise. Are those dreams unrealistic? You can make them a reality in Belize. It exceeds all the criteria that make a country a good place to retire. HERE IS A LIST OF THINGS TO CONSIDER: Cost of living: Life is more affordable in Belize. You’ll find that not only can you afford modern amenities like high-speed internet, you’ll also be able to manage luxuries like maid service. Climate: Belize is warm and pleasant. Ability to fit in: Americans will find it easy to adjust. The official language is English, the currency is pegged to the dollar, and there are several expat communities.

Videos

  • Update on COVID-19 in Belize from Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero, 32min. Director of Health Services, Dr Marvin Manzanero gives a live update on the latest COVID-19 cases in Belize.

  • Belize, A Rockwire Visuals Travel Reel, 2.5min.

  • Beautiful Private Island of Belize - Randezvous Caye Beach escape best place to go!, 4min. For the first time in the port of Belize the best to choose it's either wildlife activities either a private island. Not to forget that Belize offer one of the best snorkeling/diving sites in the world. Rendezvous Cay called Golf's Caye it's located 32 km away from the Port of Belize, can be reached by boat only in about 45 min traveling time each way. The private isle paradise offers lots of beach chairs, hammocks, a specific buffet with the delicious Belizean food, great snorkel, clear Caribbean blue water, uncrowded ambiance, lots of palm trees and a unique day under Belizean sun .

  • Belize It, 3min. Our week on Glovers Atoll.

  • Ian Anderson Cave’s Branch (Belize), 1.5min. Our first trip to caves branch, staying in the canopy treehouse.



  • How To See Germs Spread Experiment (Coronavirus), 10min. Great video that makes the virus visible in a new light.

  • Making Coconut Oil, 3.5min. We recently visited Ms. Maria Norales, a retired teacher in Punta Gorda, who walked us through her farm and her coconut oil making process. Like many small Belizean farmers, she has been living and working on her farm, producing her own Coconut oil.