May 29, 2020

Unemployment Relief Program to continue “for as long as it will take” after new tourism shock

Prime Minister Dean Barrow says Government has only spent $11 million, not counting the $10 million taken for the Food Assistance Program. The total amount is [...]
May 29, 2020

Belize is re-opening, says P.M.; no fear of devaluation

While the Unemployment Relief Program and Food Assistance Programs continue into the third month, these and other interventions are designed, said Prime Minister Dean Barrow, to [...]
May 29, 2020

COVID-19 running rampant in the region, Belize still without new cases

The update, which comes from the Mesoamerica Integration and Development Project, shows that Mexico is leading the region with 81,000 confirmed cases, Colombia is next in [...]
May 29, 2020

Update of Unemployment Relief Program and Food Assistance Program

However, we have heard that there has been foot dragging with second and third payments of this URP.
May 29, 2020

Belize continues to be COVID-19 free

But he recorded a note of complaint that someone close to the center of power yesterday (not the official minutes-keeper, circulated their version of the discussion [...]
May 28, 2020

Fifty-five samples return negative for COVID-19, Belize remains free of any confirmed case

"While we remain on a positive note, we keep a close eye on the growing numbers in all the countries around us where most countries continue [...]
May 28, 2020

50,000 Unemployment Relief applications approved, says GOB

To date, a total of 43,726 applications have been approved and passed onto Social Security Board (SSB) for payment. Of this total, 42% are for persons [...]
May 27, 2020

“Mexico’s COVID-19 deaths could be higher than official reports,” says UK-based newspaper

By BBN Staff: Since early April, Mexico has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths, but the United Kingdom-based media house The Guardian, says [...]