Health & Science

St. Martin’s Primary School Receives Kitchen Utensils and Equipment Donation

Kitchen utensils and equipment were handed over yesterday to the St. Martin’s Primary School in
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New Tertiary Hospital Planned in Belmopan Amid Concerns Over Karl

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) has been opened since 1995.  For almost three decades,
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Cabinet Approves Amendments to Legislation on Deliberate Transmission of HIV/AIDS

Cabinet has approved the amendments to legislation that punishes an individual for deliberately or recklessly
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Presence of Microplastics in Humans Raises Concerns on Plastic Usage

In 2022, scientists from the Netherlands and the U.K. announced they had found tiny plastic
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Minister of Sustainable Development Urges Action to Reduce Plastic Pollution

On the heels of World Environment Day being observed yesterday, the Minister of Sustainable Development,
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Ministry of Rural Transformation Invests Over $250,000 in Water Meters

More than a quarter million dollars have been invested in water meters for nine villages.
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IDB Approves $10 Million for Water Expansion Projects with BWSL

IDB approves over $10 million for water expansion projects with BWSL.  Over 400 households in
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Santa Cruz Villagers in the South Suffer Water Shortage for

The cry for water from villagers in the South is only growing louder. Santa Cruz
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Renowned Biologist Jeff Corwin in Belize to Celebrate Belize Zoo’s

World renowned biologist and conservationist Jeff Corwin is in Belize this week for the celebration
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HIV Training Equips Health Workers to Better Serve Vulnerable Populations

Several public health workers attended an HIV training at the George Price Center in Belmopan.
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Youth in Toledo District Complete Underwater Marine Monitoring Training in

Yesterday, six youths from the Toledo district wrapped up a two-month training organized by the
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Belmopan City Council and Ministry of Health Promote Healthy Living

The Belmopan City Council has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to promote
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Belize Signs US$45 Million Development Loan with Saudi Arabia for

Chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has signed
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Concerns Rise in Orange Walk Town as New River Overrun

Tonight, residents of Orange Walk Town are concerned over the state of the New River
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PM Briceno Defends Proposed Belmopan Hospital Amid Union’s Criticism

Prime Minister, John Briceno, says members of the K.H.M.H. Workers Union are not seeing the
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Belize Government Seeks Green Climate Fund’s Support for Caye Caulker

The Government of Belize is hoping to transform the sewage and waters system on Caye
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Belize is Malaria Free

There is good news coming out of the health sector today as the country is
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Belize Aims for Dual Certification: Elimination of HIV and Syphilis

A malaria-free status is not the only recognition Belize can look forward to.  There is
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Zero Child Deaths in Hospitals for Over a Year, Reports

There is another milestone that Belize’s health sector is looking at, and that is noted
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GOB and partners launch the National Gender Equality Index Survey

Belize is not well-known for having comprehensive statistics or data.  As a matter of fact,
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Union Opposes New Tertiary Hospital Plan, Citing Urgent Issues at

The plan for a new tertiary hospital for Belmopan is facing opposition by the Karl
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Opposition Leader Expresses Concerns Over Belmopan Tertiary Hospital Plan, Minister

The KHMH Workers’ Union is not the only opposition to the tertiary hospital in Belmopan. 
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NDACC Raises Alarm on Alcohol and Marijuana Abuse in Belizean

The National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC) is advising parents to keep a close eye
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Belizean Health Minister Attends World Health Assembly

Belize’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, has joined his peers from multiple nations
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Belize’s Minister of Health Represents CARICOM at World Health Organization

Whilst in Geneva, Switzerland, Minister Kevin Bernard is playing a dual road.  He is not
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Should residents of the north be concerned effects from Popocatépetl

Earlier this week, the Mexican authorities had warned residents to prepare for a possible evacuation
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Minister of Health Updates on World Health Assembly Discussions

As we noted in the top of the news, Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin
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Golden Tree Hotel in Belize City Forced to Close Due

Reports surfaced this morning of the closure of Golden Tree Hotel on Coney Drive, Belize
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Belizean NGOs Explore Carbon Credit Markets to Finance Conservation Efforts

Belize’s NGO Community is hoping to identify carbon markets and capitalize on the country’s carbon
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Is crack cocaine use becoming prevalent in the nation’s youth?

Last Monday when Attorney Richard Dickie Bradley appeared on The Morning Show, he made a
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Belize Emergency Response Team Receives Generous Ambulance Donation

The Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT) has received yet another donation. BERT has been in
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Climate Change Workshop in Belize City Discusses COP28 and Stakeholder

A climate change workshop is currently underway at the Best Western Belize Biltmore in Belize
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Ministry Urges Channel 7 and Public to Respect Investigation Process

 The Ministry of Health and Wellness has issued a release asking Channel 7 and the
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Tropic Air Pilots Certified in Tour Guide and First Aid

Tropic Air is now boasting a boost in its human resources as over twenty of
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Belizean Family Faces Massive Medical Bill in Merida, Mexico

A Belizean family is in Merida, Yucatan (Mexico) facing a huge medical bill that is
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Nurses Gather for Conference in Belize to Celebrate Their Hard

Hundreds of nurses from across the country gathered today to celebrate their hard work in
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Belizean Nurses Reunite for First Time Since COVID-19 Pandemic Declared

Even through the struggle of Covid-19 our nurses have persevered. Now that the pandemic has
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Female jaguar rescued and relocated after capture by villagers in

A female jaguar has been rescued and relocated after residents of Sarteneja Village, Corozal captured
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Forest fires plaguing communities are man made says Deputy Chief

A nationwide uptick in forest fires is posing a threat to numerous communities and residents.
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Cabinet establishes task force to address forest fire issue

And, the increase in forest fires is also a concern for the government due to
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350 Wheelchairs to be Donated by Church of Jesus Christ

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints along with the help of the
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Rural Communities Nationwide Struggle with Water Supply Amid Drought

The Ministry of Rural Development says several villages nationwide are struggling with water supply after
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Ministry of Health and Wellness Honors Nurses for Service and

One hundred and twenty-seven nurses were honored today for their hard work and long-standing service
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Health Minister Refutes Claims of Hospital Partnership in Southern Belize

The Minister of Health is refuting a claim made by a non-profit organization (NGO) operating
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Government looking to bring back Boledo, revenues to be injected

It’s been ten days since the last Boledo draw in Belize. The Government is currently
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Belizean women to be highlighted for conservation efforts in new

Twenty-one Belizean women are being highlighted for their significant role in conserving and preserving Belize’s
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Indian Creek Village in Toledo District to receive electricity through

The alcaldes of Indian Creek Village, Toledo District have been lobbying for electricity in the
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Belize joins Caribbean Community to strengthen national immunization program post-pandemic

Belize has joined the Caribbean Community in working to bolster the percentage of immunizations administered
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Are Belizeans still taking COVID-19 precautions ? We took to

As of May 5, 2023, The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared that Covid-19
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Minister of Health and Wellness visits KHMH for Nurses Week

Minister of Health and Wellness paid a special visit to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital
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Belize celebrates Nurses Week, but shortage of healthcare professionals still

Belize is joining the international community in celebrating “Nurses Week” under the theme “Our Nurses,
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Minister of New Growth Industries says fear marijuana fear mongering

The discussion on cannabis is anything, but far from over. This is because the issue
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Ministry of Health advises public to remain vigilant despite WHO

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising the public to remain vigilant despite the
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Below normal Hurricane season expected for 2023

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins in less than a month. The 2023 forecast is
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Donation made to Southern Regional Hospital

A donation was made to the Southern Regional Hospital.  Present at the handing over was
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Internist says medical marijuana remains a debatable issue

Medicinal marijuana remains illegal in Belize as the medical and dental association is yet to
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Project UNHabitat launched to provide training in sustainable urban development

The Ministry of Local Government is working with municipal bodies to bolster the country’s resiliency
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Minister of Home Affairs weighs in on Police Commissioner’s performance

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, also chimed in on the performance of the Police
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Eye Clinic Held in Rural Belize District Benefits Hundreds

An estimated five hundred residents from the Cayo District are beneficiaries of an eye clinic
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MOE working on guidelines to hopefully prevent re-occurrence of drug

Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, says the entire cabinet was outraged when news of the
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Medical expert weighs in on danger of marijuana-laced candy distribution.

Our extended coverage on the tainted candy continues with a medical perspective with Dr Fernando
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Belize City Deputy Mayor expresses outrage over tainted candy crisis

Speaking out on this recent crisis of tainted candy, Belize City’s Deputy Mayor, Allan Pollard
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Edu. Minister says vendors who sold drug-tainted sweets should be

As for the Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, he says that vendors who were in
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Over thirty persons hospitalized after ingesting marijuana sweets

Plastic bags filled with colour candy, gummi bears and sweets; it’s a treat for the
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Minister of Human Development responds to BAPDA’s demand for more

In the news this week, you heard of the ordeal that the Belize Association for
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Belize Government Launches Information Management System Project for Forensic Lab

The Government has introduced an Information Management System Project that is aimed at digitizing data
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EV4 Pharma Launches Innovative Pharmaceutical App in Belize

EV4 Pharma App” is Belize’s new pharmaceutical app and it is expected to revolutionize the
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Government Explores Carbon Credits

The Government of Belize is looking to capitalize on the country’s carbon credits, which could
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The DYS is tackling grief and loss among the nation’s

The Government of Belize hopes to expand its counselling services to reach youth who have
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Belize selected by the GCF for case study on climate

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has selected Belize for a case study based on its
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Belize Receives Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

The Government of Belize has received a donation of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children aged
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Children Learn How to Save Lives

‘Children can save lives’ is a training project offered by ABC Life support. The training
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Spreading Awareness of Tuberculosis

Ministry of Health and Wellness held a fair to spread awareness of tuberculosis. Senior Correspondent
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Health Minister comments on Contraband Meds

Earlier this week, Love News broke the story of the hundreds of thousands of dollars
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Policy Analyst Director Dr. Zungia Resigns

Love News has confirmed that the Policy Analyst Director Dr. Zungia handed in his resignation
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Health Minister on BAPDA’s Concerns

Earlier this month, the Belize Assembly for Persons Living with Diverse Abilities (BAPDA) held a
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PM Comments on Contraband Meds

Last night, Love News broke the story of a huge contraband bust that occurred over
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Santa Martha Village has New Health Centre

Santa Martha Village in the Orange Walk District has a new health center. The center
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Learn More about Southern Emergency Services Belize

Emergency services are essential in any country, including Belize. These services help provide timely assistance
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$961,592 in Contraband Medication Confiscated in Orange Walk

A couple was busted trying to contraband almost one million dollars worth of medicine. Documents
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Belmopan CITCO and JICA Team for Solid Waste Management Project

A ceremony to kick off the Solid Waste Recycling Project was held this afternoon in
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Discussing Belize’s Sustainable Ocean Plan

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute held an information session on the Belize Sustainable
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National Met Services Expressed Need for Met Officers

The National Meteorological Services of Belize is facing a challenge to meet the demand for
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Effects of Climate Change Lead to Increased Daily Temperatures

The National Meteorological Services of Belize has reported an alarming increase in temperature in the
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Weather Patterns Are Becoming More Extreme Over Time

The National Met Office also attributes climate change as being the root cause for the
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Belize Observes World Met Day

Today, Belize joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Meteorological Day 2023, with
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Teodoso Ochoa Digital Connect Center Launched

The Teodoso Ochoa Digital Connect Center was launched yesterday in San Ignacio. The second to
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Belize celebrates World Water Day

Today, March 22, is World Water Day, and the local community is celebrating the importance
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BAPDA needs your help!

The Belize Assembly for Persons Living with Diverse Abilities (BAPDA) says they are underfunded and
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Belize Experiences A Shortage in Trained Urologists

The demand for urologists in Belize is on the rise as more and more people
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Prevailing Urological Disease in Belize is Kidney Stones

Belize is facing a rising concern over kidney stones, one of the leading urological diseases
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More Improvements Needed in the Medical Field

Byron Simmons also called for the improvement of medical services offered to Belizeans. In an
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Belize Hosts Genito-Urethral Reconstructive Surgery

A medical workshop on genito-urethral reconstructive surgery was held in Belize. The workshop brought together
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Rock Your Socks With Us for World Down Syndrome Day

Belize joins the rest of the world today in celebrating World Down Syndrome Day. This
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A portion of the Machaca is Looking to Be De-Reserved

Yemeri Grove and Laguna Villagers have raised concerns about the possible surveying of land near
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Frontline Workers Get Up to Date Information on How to

The Ministry of Health and Wellness recently organized a sensitization workshop for over two hundred
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Belize Remains Malaria Free

Belize is aiming to be certified as a malaria-free country by the World Health Organization
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Belize Observes Brian Awareness Week

Belize observed Brain Awareness Week last week under the theme “Don’t Judge What You Don’t
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