"Man a kill a man for nutin": gang transnationalism, masculinities, and violence in Belize City - Baird A.
Belize has one of the highest homicide rates in the world; however, the gangs at the heart of this violence have rarely been studied. Using a masculinities lens and original empirical data, this article explores how Blood and Crip "gang transnationalism" f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus Outbreak on Carnival Cruise Ship
FRIDAY, Aug. 13, 2021 -- A coronavirus outbreak on a Carnival Cruise Line ship that sailed from Galveston, Texas, to Belize is one of the largest reported on a vessel sailing from the United States since cruises relaunched this summer. The 27 cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

27 people aboard Carnival cruise test positive for COVID-19
The Belize Tourism Board says 27 people aboard a Carnival cruise tested positive for COVID-19 just before the ship made a stop in Belize City (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

On World Malaria Day, We Must Step Up Efforts to Combat Malaria
Distribution of mosquito nets in Kadiolo, region of Sikasso, Mali June 2020. Credit: PSI, A US based NGO. The UN commemorates World Malaria Day on Sunday April 25. By Hervé VerhooselGENEVA, Apr 23 2021 (IPS) Despite its 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths in 2019, malaria is an overlooked epidemic. The emergence of COVID-19 has thrown health systems into disarray and forced countries to shift their focus from malaria to the pandemic response, threatening to reverse 20 years of malaria gains. Now, as we enter the second year of the pandemic, the global response to COVID-19 must not come at the expense of progress against...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Herve Verhoosel Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. “It makes me feel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NASA images reveal important forests and wetlands are disappearing in Belize
(University of Texas at Austin) Using NASA satellite images and machine learning, researchers with The University of Texas at Austin have mapped changes in the landscape of northwestern Belize over a span of four decades, finding significant losses of forest and wetlands, but also successful regrowth of forest in established conservation zones that protect surviving structures of the ancient Maya. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A natural protection racket among damselfish and mysid shrimp
(University of Delaware) In nature, there are examples of animals helping one another and living in mutually beneficial relationships that have helped shape the world's landscapes and biodiversity. New research from the University of Delaware has found one of these domesticator-domesticate relationships undersea, in the waters off Belize, where damselfish provide multigenerational support/protection to mysid shrimp in exchange for a resource or service that benefits both species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Argentina ’s Abortion Legislation Sparks Hope in Caribbean Region
Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn. Credit: Kate Chappell By Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 12 2021 (IPS) It was a joyful, tearful celebration in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, 2020 for countless Argentinians when they heard the news: the senate had legalized terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Prior to this, activists have said that more than 3,000 women died of botched, illegal abortions since 1983. And across the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, this renewed sense of optimism was compounded after President Joe Biden rescinded what is known as the “global gag rule,” which essentially...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Rapper Shyne Barrow Is Elected to Belize's House of Representatives
The prime minister's son and former rapper, Moses "Shyne" Barrow, won the Mesopotamia seat in Belize City for the House of Representatives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innovative Financial Approaches Key to Unleash SIDS Economic Potential
By Ambassador Lois M YoungNEW YORK, Jul 7 2020 (IPS) Our world is transfixed by the great human toll and economic impact of the worst global pandemic in a century. For the 65 million inhabitants of small island developing states (SIDS), the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is reminiscent of the worst forms of extreme weather events that SIDS contend with annually. Such events cost lives, undermine our hard-earned development gains, and hamper the aspirations and quality of life of our people. Our governments are routinely compelled to shift already scarce resources from social and economic investments to recovery...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ambassador Lois M Young Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General
PRESS RELEASE  By External SourceJun 8 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean. Forty-seven of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries have a coastline while 25 are either small island developing states or ‘big ocean states’ relying heavily on the ocean for food and income. On World Oceans Day (8 June), Secretary-General Patricia Scotland calls on countries to reform development strategies in a way that supports vibrant and sustainable blue and green economies. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Health Source Type: news

Humpback Whales Have Made a Remarkable Recovery, Giving Us Hope for the Planet
In the depths of the ocean, and out of sight for most of us, there’s a quiet miracle happening. Many humpback whale populations, previously devastated by commercial whaling, are making a comeback. And no, before you ask, this has nothing to do with the coronavirus. A recent study on humpbacks that breed off the coast of Brazil and call Antarctic waters home during the summer has shown that these whales can now be found in the sort of numbers seen before the days of whaling. Records suggest that in the 1830s there were around 27,000 whales but, after heavy hunting, by the mid-1950s only 450 remained. It is reassuring...
Source: TIME: Science - May 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Dr. Kirsten Thompson Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Use of water spray fan for heat injury management in military personnel exercising in Belize - Herron JBT, Alleway P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists
Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that should be protected to help the species survival. The study, led by the University of Bristol and the American Museum of Natural History and published in BMC Genetics, provide a new insight into where conservation efforts should be concentrated. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists
(University of Bristol) Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that should be protected to help the species survival. The study, led by the American Museum of Natural History and the University of Bristol and published in BMC Genetics, provide a new insight into where conservation efforts should be concentrated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news