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Frequently Asked Questions Version II Re: COVID-19 Labour/Employment Situations

The Government of Belize has issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency (Statutory Instrument 45 of 2020): (I) Are the employees entitled to wages during this period if they are not working? RESPONSE: Please note that once an employee’s employment contract is in force, his or her employer has an obligation to pay the [...]

By | April 27th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belize Celebrates World Malaria Day In The Midst Of Response To COVID-19

Belmopan. April 25, 2020. 4:45 p.m. World Malaria Day is observed every year on April 25th. This year’s theme, “Zero malaria starts with me”, is a grassroots campaign that aims to keep malaria high on the political agenda, mobilize additional resources, and empower communities to take ownership of malaria prevention and care. According to the [...]

By | April 27th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Government’s Response To Wildfire Situation

Belmopan. April 25, 2020. 8:30 p.m. The public is hereby advised on the situation with wildfires across the country and updated on the work being done by the Government of Belize. The Forest Department, the Department of the Environment (DOE) and other agencies including the Fire Department, the Belmopan City Council, the San Ignacio Town [...]

By | April 27th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ministry Of Immigration – Public Notice

Belmopan. April 24, 2020. 8:50 a.m. The Ministry of Immigration hereby informs the public of the relocation of its Belize City offices. The Ministry will be relocating from the ground floor of the Charles Bartlett Hyde Building on Mahogany Street Extension to its new location, the H.D. Thompson Building on 1 ½ Miles Phillip Goldson [...]

By | April 24th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow Updates Nation On The Existing State Of Emergency

My Fellow Belizeans, I take this opportunity to update you on the most recent developments in our ongoing struggle against COVID-19. Thankfully, we are holding steady on the health front. Thus, there has been no new positive since Monday, April 13th. There were the two lamentable deaths; but no other of the 18 cases originally [...]

By | April 24th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belize Companies And Corporate Affairs Registry – Resumption Of Services Via Email

Belmopan. April 20, 2020. 4:20 p.m. Further to the press release dated April 5, 2020 the Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry informs the public that effective today, April 20th, its office resumes services via email only. The public is reminded of the following: 1. Scanned copies of applications for business names, company incorporation documents, [...]

By | April 21st, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Placencia Ambition Forum

Belmopan. April 17, 2020. 11:39 a.m. The Government of Belize, in its capacity as Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), will host the Placencia Ambition Forum from April 20-22, 2020. The Placencia Ambition Forum will bring together major actors in the climate change negotiations around the central theme of increasing ambition and [...]

By | April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

60,000 High Quality “Made in Taiwan” Face Masks Arrive In Belize

“Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) announced yesterday that 60,000 high quality “Made in Taiwan” face masks arrived in Belize from Taipei, and will be donated to the Ministry of Health of Belize to be used by frontline medical service providers in fighting against COVID-19.” Source:

By | April 15th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Government Of Belize To Procure COVID-19 Test Kits From Cayman Islands

Belmopan. April 14, 2020. 2:20 p.m. The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) announces that, following a phone call between Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow and Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin of the Cayman Islands on Saturday, April 11, Belize can obtain from Cayman as many COVID-19 test kits as needed. Belize has so far [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taiwan Contributes BZ$2 Million To Fight COVID-19 In Belize

Belize City. April 9, 2020. 5:30 p.m.  The Republic of China (Taiwan) today, April 9th, added to its March 25th contribution an additional BZ$2 million to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Belize. This is for urgently needed additional personal protective equipment, medical equipment, testing kits, and laboratory supplies for frontline medical service providers countrywide. The Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow and H.E. Remus Li-Kuo Chen, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, [...]

By | April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments