By Breaking Belize News Staff: Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of International Coordination in the Ministry of Health & Wellness and former Breaking Belize News (BBN) Man of the Year, is celebrating his birthday today.
Manzanero rose to prominence and national attention during his time as Director of Health Services (DHS) during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lock-down.
Belizeans quickly came to depend on Manzanero for timely updates as it related to Covid-19 data and regulations as the pandemic ravaged Belize and the rest of the world. Controversy ensued when the government changed administration in November 2020 and Manzanero was removed from his post as DHS amid claims of inadequacy. The DHS post was split into two positions and there was much public outcry following the decision.
Manzanero later settles with the Ministry and accepted his current role following discussions with the new and current Minister of Health & Wellness Kevin Bernard.
Breaking Belize News joins in wishing Dr. Manzanero a happy and blessed birthday!