Founder of TBZ, Sharon Matola Dies

A great many animal lovers and conservationists were saddened this week to learn of the passing of Founder and Director of the Belize Zoo, Sharon Matola, 66. Matola died at St. Luke’s Hospital in Belmopan on Sunday.

She turned their holding pens into a makeshift zoo and that was how the Belize Zoo was established. Eight years later, in 1991, Matola managed to secure donations from local and foreign groups and individuals and she transformed the makeshift zoo into a more permanent facility and re-dedicated it with the name The Belize Zoo.

Everyone was so wrapped up in making sure everybody

A woman in her 40s working behind the checkout attempted to enforce the rules, brought in to ensure stocks could be maintained, and the gentleman objected to it and spat at her, according to businessman Andy Smith, who was in the store.

Supermarkets have been overwhelmed with unprecedented demand amid the coronavirus crisis.

The incident, which was raised in parliament by Labour MP Bill Esterson, was just one of the horrendous cases of abuse revealed by supermarket workers in recent days as some customers grow angry over restrictions and empty shelves.

The doctor was exposed to the virus when the 38-year-old woman visited the clinic on March 12, the minister said. Five days later, she tested positive. That day, the doctor was also admitted in hospital.

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