- Press Release, Belize Tourism Board, Belize City, Belize Monday, September 13, 2021 - Since March of 2020 to date, we have heard a great deal about the plight of our dedicated frontline workers, nurses, doctors and lab technicians who have all carried the burden of Belize's COVID-19 battle. Due to the overbearing workload created by the pandemic, the health inspectors, who would normally be assigned to process food handlers licenses and carry out inspections, have had to put their expertise to task and increase the surveillance portion of their duties.
One health inspector who has been going above and beyond the call of duty, to assist with contact tracing, procedural monitoring, and multiple check ins, is Mrs. Lisa Tillett Moir. Mrs. Moir has been with the Ministry of Health for over 20 years and is presently acting in the capacity of Senior Public Health Inspector. Mrs. Moir’s duties include assisting with the processing of persons who have lost the battle to COVID-19 and ensuring that the movement of the body is carried out in the proper way. She visits the police stations and residential care homes for the elderly and children, to ensure that all protocols are in place for the safety of the residents and workers.
Mrs. Moir has joined forces with the local authorities to contain the spread of the highly contagious disease. She provides patients with guidance on the health procedures while educating them on best practices, assists with swabbing and the distribution of prescribed medication, and checks in on their mental health status. She also helps the Ministry of Health and Wellness make informed decisions on next steps by providing data collected from positive patients.
“On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations and the Board, Management and Staff of the Belize Tourism Board, thank you so much for your hard work during this Covid-19 pandemic. We are very grateful to have selfless people like you working at the frontline. Like many others in this line of duty, you are the real superhero. Stay safe, and do not forget to take care of yourself while taking care of us.” stated Hon. Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations.
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) congratulates Mrs. Lisa Tillett Moir on being selected as the Frontline Hero for the month of September. She will receive a fantastic staycation package which includes a two nights’ stay for 2 persons, plus breakfast, courtesy of Ka’ana Resort and $2,500 courtesy of the BTB. The BTB is pleased to announce that each month a new Frontline Hero will be chosen through close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness. We express heartfelt gratitude to all frontline workers for their exemplary work and dedication.