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Governor General Swears In Ombudsman And Acting Chief Justice

Belmopan. April 7, 2020. In a brief ceremony held today, April 7th, at the Belize House in Belmopan, the Governor General H.E. Sir Colville Young swore in Justice Michelle Arana as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Belize. Mr. Lionel Arzu was also sworn in today for another term as Ombudsman. Mr. Arzu [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prime Minister Announces Lockdown Of Cayo District And Additional Nationwide Measures

Belmopan. April 6, 2020. 6:15 p.m. This evening during a live address, the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow announced additional measures including a 14-day lockdown for the Cayo District. These measures will go into effect at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Further details on these additional measures will be forthcoming as soon [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protocols Following First COVID-19 Death

Belmopan. April 6, 2020. 11:35 a.m. The Government of Belize has been made aware of the social media post by the wife of the late Mr. Hubert Pipersburgh in which she recounts her experience while seeking care for her husband. The nation is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Pipersburgh, a beloved Belizean, both at home and [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two More Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed

Belmopan. April 6, 2020. 10:30 a.m. The Ministry of Health has continued to scale up testing for COVID-19 and a further 26 samples were tested on Sunday, April 5th. That scaled up testing has identified two further cases, both males residing in San Ignacio. One of the males identified is a contact of patient #4. [...]

By | April 7th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Days Of Prayer And Fasting

Belmopan. April 4, 2020. 5:00 p.m. The Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow has approved three National Days of Prayer & Fasting, from Good Friday, April 10th to Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020. Throughout the nation, the Council of Churches will celebrate the three days with combined times for prayer, repentance, worship, and celebration. For over [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ministry Of Health Confirms Fifth Case Of COVID-19 In Belize

Belmopan. April 5, 2020. 10:05 a.m. Today, at 03:19 a.m., the expanded testing protocol of the Ministry of Health identified a fifth case of COVID-19. The patient is a Belizean student who returned from Florida. The patient arrived in Belize on Friday, April 3rd, and is in self-isolation at a quarantine facility. He is without [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Government Of Belize Extends Condolences To The Family Of COVID-19 Patient

The Office of the Prime Minister and the Government of Belize extend their deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Hubert Pipersburgh who died in his battle against COVID-19. This is the first death associated with COVID-19 in Belize. The patient was diagnosed in the early morning of Friday, April 3rd, and [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

All Borders Closed To The Entry Of Belizean Nationals

  Effective from April 5th, all borders are also closed to Belizean nationals seeking to enter the country. This decision was made by the Government of Belize with unanimous support from the National Oversight Committee to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Belizeans will only be allowed entry into the country for the purposes of an [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Central Bank Of Belize & Financial Intelligence Unit Fraud Alert – Counterfeit Belize Currency Notes

The Central Bank of Belize and the Financial Intelligence Unit issue this alert to inform the public of the circulation of counterfeit Belize currency notes. The public is urged to become familiar with the security features of the currency notes issued by the Central Bank of Belize. Recognizing the security features will protect the public [...]

By | April 3rd, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Immigration Status

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and Immigration hereby notifies the public, and especially visitors holding temporary immigration status through visitors’ extensions and permits, that the issuance of extensions is suspended until further notice due to the current restrictions on movement as a result of COVID-19. Persons are reminded that this measure is being taken, not [...]

By | April 3rd, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments