Today's Belize News: July 6, 2020 - 07/06/20 10:46 AM
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.
Doctor Love: Marriage or Cat-astrophe?
Dear Doctor Love, I have been dating a wonderful man and we are planning to get married. We have one big problem—my cat. She’s been mine for nine years so giving her up isn’t an option. She has the run of the house and sleeps at the foot of my bed. My boyfriend is very allergic. At first he tried over the counter allergy medications and they didn’t help at all. Within minutes of coming to my place he is sneezing and itching and if he stays the night, he is wheezing by morning...
Ministry of Tourism provides set of guidelines as Belize prepares to open its tourism industry
The first move Belize is making in preparing to restart the tourism industry is the re-opening the Philip Goldson International Airport on August 15, 2020. As that time approaches, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has been working diligently trying to address the impacts of COVID-19. As such, the ministry is encouraging tourism stakeholders to follow a set of guidelines for the opening of the tourism industry after the pandemic. This set of measures/recommendations is found in a digital document titled COVID-19 Resources.
European Union (EU) reallocates 500,000 Euros to PAHO for Belize COVID-19 Emergency Response
The European Union (EU) has reallocated 500,000 Euros from the existing “Health Sector Support Programme Belize Project” that is being implemented jointly by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Ministry of Health to support the Ministry of Health and the country’s response to COVID-19. In a country where resources are limited, responding to the global health crisis of COVID-19 has meant reprioritizing for risk mitigation and strengthening the health sector for improved service delivery, a challenge that is understood by the European Union.
Award of License to Administer the Belize Government Lottery
The Government of Belize, via the Lotteries Tender Panel, has completed negotiations with Brads Gaming Group Limited for a license to administer the Belize Government Lottery for the period of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2030 In September 2019, the Government of Belize announced the open tender for the license to administer the Government Lotteries for the period April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2030.
Various Belizean Sources
Caye Caulker Soup Kitchen day Location
Monday, July 6th, Meal pick ups. Location: Belize Diving Services Ltd. Times: Village: 11:00am - 11:45am. Bahia: 11:45am -12:30pm.
Belmopan Day will be on Saturday, August 1st
Belmopan Business Expo, Creative Art Walk, Food and Entertainment. Registration for Business Expo and Creative Art Walk is now available at the Local Economic Development department or call 822-2271 Ext. 248
Armed robbery at Bayview Oasis
The Reporter has confirmed that there was an armed robbery at Bayview Oasis, located about a half a mile before the Haulover Bridge yesterday afternoon. It happened sometime after 2:00 p.m., while a Bowen and Bowen delivery truck was doing business at the establishment. Two armed men accosted the three Bowen employees and robbed them of the money bag, which contained the day's sales. The robbers also stole an undetermined amount of money from the place of business.
Over 230 scientists claim COVID-19 is airborne
The New York Times is reporting that some 239 scientists are petitioning the World Health […]
Jacinto Ville villagers want “illegal land survey” to stop
The chairman and villagers of Jacinto Ville in the Toledo district are calling on the […]
Ministry of Health gives COVID-19 update
Today, the Ministry of Health (MOH) provided an update regarding the last 12 confirmed cases […]
The world still has more than 4.4 million active cases of COVID-19
As of 10:00 a.m. today, July 5, 2020, the total amount of global COVID-19 cases […]
Wave of robberies continue as thieves target Bayview Oasis, Bowen deliverymen
As a string on robberies and burglaries continue to plague Belize City, with no tangible […]
One killed, one injured in Faber’s Road shooting
Raheem Miles, 23, was killed in a shooting incident that occurred last night around 7:00 […]
University of Belize rolls back planned tuition increase, cuts fees
Despite losing up to $7 million in income from the Government (subvention cut by 25 […]
Getting around Belize by water taxi: San Pedro Belize Express
San Pedro Belize Express is a long-standing family-run company that provides reliable, regular, safe and fast water taxi services. Their boats are relatively new which means they are comfortable and schedules are rarely disrupted by technical difficulties. In addition, the crew are friendly, professional and accommodating. Their fleet of 14 boats offers 37 daily routes, with several to each destination a day. This means you don’t have to structure your day around travel and should you miss a ferry, it’s not the end of the world – you just get the next. Their routes include Belize City, Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye and Chetumal and range from 30 minute trips between islands to one hour 30 minute trips from Ambergris Caye to Chetumal, the border of Mexico and Belize.
'Beach Around The World': With $2k budget for a 4-bedroom house, will Cas and Stephanie find their dream home?
Stephaine and Cas decided to leave their city life in a bid to look for some adventure. The brother-sister duo shared the same love for the beach and thought it would be a good idea to move across countries and start a new life. Stephanie, a mother of four beautiful children — three adopted and one biological, always wanted to live a life where she traveled. While she dreamed this with her husband, his battle with cancer cost him his life. Despite this, Stephanie made sure that she would fulfill her husband's wish of traveling and living a life that was minimalist while making sure all their children understand how to value the little things in life. To make sure her children learned the simple things in life, she and Cas decided to find a new place in Belize.