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BELIZE: Decriminalize It

The National Assembly will be meeting on Friday August 18, and one of the items on the agenda is a bill to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act. This amendment proposes to “decriminalize” a certain quantity of marijuana which is […]

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Health Facilities in Seven Caribbean Countries to be Made Disaster Resistant

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has selected 16 hospitals and health centers in seven Caribbean countries to make them safer, greener and more resilient to natural disasters. It’s

Belizean Bus Driver Steered To Cayman Islands For Life-Saving Surgery

A popular bus driver from Belize is alive and well, thanks to Health City Cayman Islands. Tyron Coleman, who works for James Bus Line, had been experiencing chest pain

Health expert wants higher taxes on unhealthy foods

A chronic disease expert is not backing down from her call for higher taxes on unhealthy foods. Director of the Barbados-based Chronic Disease Research Centre, Dr Alafia Samuels said

BAHA reports Bovine Rabies outbreak

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health and Belize Livestock Producers, has informed all livestock farmers to vaccinate their

CDC issues zika virus travel advisory for Belize

On Monday, the US Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) issued a zika virus travel notice for Belize. CDC has issued a number of previous travel notices

CARICOM heads decide on measures to curb zika virus spread

PLACENCIA, Belize - Prime minister of Belize and current chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dean Barrow, on Wednesday announced a series of actions that CARICOM member states

Zika: less dangerous than Dengue and Chick-V

There seems to be a new disease or strain of a disease in this region every other year and at the onset these new epidemics cause mass panic

Dentist’s unprofessional act!

Dentist convicted of injecting semen into patients’ mouths. Belize Medical Council gave him a license to practice! American dentist John Roberts Hall was arrested on Monday in San Pedro

Regional Cervical Cancer Initiatives Featured at WHO Dialogue Meeting

Belize Cancer Society President and member of HCC Board of Directors Laura Tucker Longsworth presented at the recent WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of

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