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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
San Pedro Catholic Church Distributing Food in San Pedro
As every Saturday, the San Pedro Catholic Church continues to distribute basic food items to those in need. Distribution takes place early in the mornings by the Chapel in San Pablo and by the Lions Den in the downtown area.
This uninterrupted food assistance has been ongoing since March, when the current COVID-19 pandemic hit the island jeopardizing people’s livelihood with the shutdown of the tourism industry.
BEL responds to complaints of unusually high utility bills
Representatives of the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) spoke with The San Pedro Sun, explaining the possible causes and suggesting some measures customers can adapt to manage their energy consumption. The company also urges its customers to contact BEL when they have concerns about their bills immediately. The company reminds customers that it remains available through various options including calling 0-800-BEL-CARE, online chat at www.bel.com.bz, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp 600-6097 or an email to [email protected]
Various Belizean Sources
KHMH current hospitalized cases
We have activated our Alternate Emergency Area. Please be advised. - Corozal has one hospitalized case, highly suspect for COVID-19
- NHR has two hospitalized cases
- WHR has one hospitalized case, highly suspect
KHMH has 4 ventilated patients, all confirmed cases and 5 confirmed, non-ventilated patients.
The KHMH has 16 ventilators for COVID-19 cases, these are outside of their routine ICU care.
The move as per advisory is according to the plan and is done to enhance the flow of patients through the A&E for non COVID-19 cases.
While the concern is the overall bed capacity beyond just ventilators, we do want to continue to stress the overall importance of prevention as we do want to keep the hospitalization rate at the lowest possible levels.
This is our data for today.
We processed a total of 165 samples with 20 positive cases:
Cayo - 1 in Ontario linked to a previous case.
Corozal - 6 all linked to previous cases
BeliZe - 2 - 1 in San Pedro and 1 in the city linked to a previous case
Orange Walk -11 - 9 linked to previous cases
We have 1 recovered case.
Repatriation Flight Described
This was my nieces experience! Here is what a repatriation flight to Belize looks like for Belizeans who would like to enter back into the country. You get on a plane and show them your passport and ticket and you enter the plane waiting to fly into Belize. You think it’ll be a quick flight and maybe an hour wait and then you are tested and can get your things and go to the expensive hotel you are required to pay for to rest after a long day of travel. But sadly it was not that easy. They had us wait an hour in line outside in the hot afternoon sun to turn in a paper saying where we were going to be staying and our name and emergency contact. ..
Monday's Creative Discussion lineup
Stress Management Webinar
The Belize Institute for Service Excellence, Leadership and Research has some upcoming webinars, and the Stress Management starts on September 1st.
Message from ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary
There have been some comments made in recent weeks by those seemingly disgruntled with the services we provide. So sadly I feel compelled to remind you all that these are services we provide FREE OF CHARGE, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Nobody pays us for the costs of these services. No one pays me for the health risks of crawling over broken glass and garbage to capture a croc residing under an apartment building, or for crawling through a combination of rain water and sewage to remove a croc residing under a families home
Highlights of last evening's "Ask the Experts"
*Football Federation of Belize held their elections in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Government.
* Lockdown still in place for San Pedro and the three villages in the North where curfew is 8pm-5am
*Standard curfew from Monday-Sunday 9 pm-5 am until September 4
*Children curfew remains at 6pm
*cycling will be allowed, single file only 6ft apart and no mask. Walking and running also allowed
* Gymnasiums will be closed
* No private parties with persons outside the household
* No sporting events, whether recreational or competitive
*Only 10 persons at Weddings ...
Attempted Robbery Caught on Camera
This morning police were called out to Twin Supermarket on Saint Thomas Street in Belize City where an attempted robbery had just occurred.
Security footage of the incident shows the gunman entering the store and pulling out a firearm before the security officer intervened. A struggle for the firearm ensued during which the gun snapped. The would-be robber escaped. The security guard was wounded to the back of the head, knee and elbow.
$135,000.00 donated to COMPOL by Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund
This afternoon, at the Matalon Building, Belize City, Belize Bank's Executive Chairman, Mr. Lyndon Guiseppi, handed over a cheque for $135,000.00, on behalf of the Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund, to COMPOL Chester Williams, the President & Deputy President of the Belize Police Department Association.
This cheque donation is for the purchasing of new exercise/workout equipments, refurbishing of the Queen Street Police new "Health & Fitness Center". This new police health & fitness center project will commence work 24th August & will be completed by the end of the month of November 2020.
One man dead after failed robbery
It happened last night in the St Martins De Porres area of Belize City. According to sources, Dennis Lamb attempted to carry out a robbery with a BB gun when his would be victim pulled out a license firearm and shot Lamb.
Dennis Lamb shot and killed in Belize City
A man identified as Dennis Lamb, wanted by Police for multiple crimes, was shot and killed on Eleanor Usher Street in Belize City on Friday night. Around 9:30pm Police were called to the area and found Lamb bleeding from multiple injuries. Reports are that a man was inside a yard when he was approached by Lamb who pointed a gun at him. The man allegedly pushed the weapon aside and took out his licensed firearm and shot Lamb. He was pronounced dead at 11:05 at the KHMH.
6TH COVID-19 PATIENT DIES
A female died with liver complications but was also diagnosed with COVID-19. There was also a C-section done on a positive COVID-19 case from San Pedro, both the mother and the child are recovering at the KHMH.
DELIVERY BY OFFICERS
A baby made its debut at the most unusual place in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
An expecting mother visited the Mahogany Police Sub-Station in labour and her baby refused to wait on the EMT. Corporal Robert Sutherland, attached to the Gang Suppression Unit and a Woman Police Constable N.Abdulah sprang into action and safely delivered the baby girl. The baby girl was safely welcomed into the world in the arms of the officers.
FFB HOSTS ELECTIONS
The Football Federation of Belize held elections today. Sergio Chuc was re-elected as president while Cruz Gamez was re-elected as vice president. Jacqueline Pelayo, Marlon Kuylen, and Shane Orio were elected as members
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT LOCAL SUPERMARKET
This morning just after seven o’clock there was an attempted robbery at Twin Supermarket on Saint Thomas Street, Belize City. 38-year-old Washington Augustine, security guard of said establishment reported to police that a dark complexion slim built male person entered the Supermarket and pointed a firearm at him.
Breaking Belize News
Man stabbed earlier tonight in Ladyville
Breaking Belize News (BBN) has received reports that a young man was stabbed earlier tonight […]
Fishing restriction last week sniffed out “fake fishermen” trying to leave San Pedro
Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte earned some ire last week by restricting fishing activities on Ambergris […]
At least 11 patients hospitalized across Belize due to COVID-19
The Ministry of Health informed the nation a short while ago that at least 11 […]
Attorney General provides restrictions on sports, social events, bars, restaurants and other businesses
In tonight’s Ask the Experts, Attorney General Michael Peyreffite, outlined that competitive and recreational sports […]
Uniform 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew takes effect on Sunday
Tonight – in fact, in the next hour or so – all Belizeans must be […]
A.G.: Regulations are “one step forward, two steps backward”
Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte has noted that as recently as two weeks ago, he was […]
Football Federation election: Peyreffite details decision to move Congress to Belmopan
It would have been very difficult to police today’s planned Congress of the Football Federation […]
KHMH activates Alternate Emergency Area, COVID-unit full to capacity
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority (KHMHA) has informed that its COVID-19 Isolation Unit has […]
Getting the Yes: Belize Redefines Romance
These days, engagements and elopements are becoming more of an experience than an exact tale of old traditions. The mere definition of an elopement — an act of running off to marry — evokes images of romance and adventure. Meanwhile, choosing an intimate and unique location in Belize to propose can elevate your ‘yes’ to memorable, meaningful, and epic. Take your next big step towards wedded bliss in stride while in Belize for a spontaneous, yet special day – whether it’s for your elopement or proposal.
Teacher Retirement, Island Style
Well, it’s been 2 years since I officially retired from teaching. But it seems that I just can’t get it out of my blood.
Not long after we settled into our new apartment on the tiny Caribbean island of Caye Caulker, Belize I went down to the local high school to see if they could use any of my “expertise”. After all, I do have a very special set of skills.
But first, let me tell you about the education system in Belize. Education in Belize is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 14 years for primary education.
Plan A Post-retirement Trip To Belize
You may consider Belize to be an exotic travel destination for young thrill-seekers, but no matter what your age or activity level, you’ll find wonderful experiences here. If you are close to retirement or have retired, consider a post-retirement visit here.
What are some things you can do on your vacation to paradise?
Escape From America: Belize Is The Best Place To Move If You Want To Leave The U.S.
Covid-19 is making life tougher in the US. Many Americans have lost their jobs while others are working remotely. It’s getting harder to justify staying in America, particularly with the ongoing political strife. Many people are dreaming of moving abroad.
For those who are now working from home, there is the realization that the life of a digital nomad is an attainable goal. For those who have lost their jobs, opportunities to start afresh overseas beckon. It’s no wonder, then, that a record number of Americans are searching for information on how to move out of the USA.
2020 Virtual Engage Realty Conference
The Belize National Association of Realtors invites you to register for The 2020 Virtual Engage Conference hosted by our good friends at the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR).
This event will be taking place between September 23-25, 2020.
The 2020 Virtual Engage is a fully digital experience that will bring together the real estate community in new and innovative ways during these unprecedented times. There will be speakers, presenters and collaborators from all corners of the industry.
Ask the Experts with the Attorney General Hon. Michael Peyrefitte, 2hr.
Security guard fights robber at Twins Supermarket on St. Thomas Street in Belize City, 15sec. The gun snapped twice but no shots were fired.
Mexico, Guatemala and Belize trekking, 1hr47min.