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First Confirmed Case of Chikungunya Disease In Belize

The Ministry of Health has today confirmed the presence of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in Belize. A press release says that as anticipated and now confirmed through the regional reference laboratory, the Ministry of Health has received confirmation of a positive laboratory result for Chikungunya from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad during […]

Belize Moves To Export More Cattle To Mexico

EU Ambassador to Belize Paola Amadei this morning visited one of the cattle farms in Orange Walk to observe activities under the Belize National Sanitary Cattle Plan Project (BNSCPP), according to a press release issued today by the Delegation Of The European Union To Belize. The project was developed in response to GoB/EU efforts to […]

Standard And Poor Upgrades Belize From Stable To Positive

In a report released by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) on Friday, November 7, 2014, Belize’s ‘B-/B’ sovereign credit rating was affirmed and its outlook upgraded to positive from stable. The company attributed this change to the new $140 million investment in “sugar and nontraditional agricultural products” stating that the country’s economic growth prospects […]

Paul Nabor in concert at Caye Caulker. Image Credit: Trip Advisor.

Legendary Garifuna Paranda Artist Paul Nabor Passes

Paul Santino Nabor  born January 26, 1930 passed away today at age 84 in Belize from natural causes, his family confirmed to the media tonight. Mr. Nabor, a native of Punta Gorda in southern Belize,  was the pre-eminent exponent of a style of traditional Garifuna music known as Paranda. Last January, Nabor was hospitalized with […]


Belize P.M. Rejected U.S. Gov Request Medevac Cruise Ship Passenger Ebola Risk

Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow today explained to the media the events leading up to his adamant rejection of pleas from the U.S. government to have two U.S. nationals quarantined on the Carnival Magic cruise ship anchored Belize’s coast, to be airlifted to the U.S. for medical attention. Mr. Barrow explained that early yesterday morning, […]


Belize Confirms Patient With Ebola Symptoms On Cruise Ship Off Its Coast

Reports tonight are that two individuals possibly infected with the Ebola virus are in Belizean waters. Local TV station Channel 7 monitored in the capital City Of Belmopan tonight, reported having credible reports that a couple from a Texas-based cruise ship presently anchored off Belize City, is on a ship tender, unable to return to […]