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Opposition Leader Calls for Minister Pablo Marin to Resign

A second letter surfaced on Tuesday which speaks to Minister Marin’s support for the development of commercial production of hemp in the Stann Creek District. The letter, dated October fourteen [...]

An Update on John Briceño’s Listening Tour

Earlier this month, P.U.P. Leader embarked on a countrywide listening tour to get a general feeling of party supporters on taking the Belize/Guatemala dispute to the International Case of Justice [...]

BCAPSS Comes Out Against Marijuana Legalization, Opposition Leader Responds

Earlier in the newscast, Leader of the Opposition John Briceño lashed back at the P.M., over the legalization of marijuana.   Briceño also responded to the press release fired off on [...]

Infrastructure Works Will See Construction of Caracol Road and Airport Link Road

Road works and maintenance are a huge part of the infrastructure development taking place across the country.  A number of projects underway and several others are set to commence by [...]

PM Calls Proposed Marijuana Legalization Looney Tunes

The proposed legalization of marijuana by Opposition Leader John Briceño has elicited responses from all corners.  Government has come out strongly against the idea, blasting Briceño for suggesting that a [...]

Hemp Hemp Hooray, an Alternative to Marijuana Legalization?

While all is not lost in the legalization debate, PM Barrow says that the Ministry of Agriculture is looking into the possibility of establishing a hemp industry for the export [...]

Peyrefitte Defends the Port Loyola Monarch

Attorney General Mike Peyrefitte is one of four United Democratic Party candidates contesting Sunday’s convention in Port Loyola.  He enjoys the full support of Area Representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez who [...]

P.U.P. Standard Bearer for the Port Ready to Take On U.D.P. Candidate

Former City Councillor Phillip Willoughby and former Deputy Mayor Dean Samuels also have their hats in the ring as does one A.C. Castillo for the November fourth convention.  Today, P.U.P. [...]

The Possibility of Producing Industrial Hemp

The suggestion by Opposition Leader, John Briceño, to legalize marijuana has received major backlash from the government, but gained support in other quarters. Briceño suggests that it is time for [...]

Is Marijuana a Gate-Way Drug?

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber has weighed in on the debate. Faber reiterated Cabinet’s position, saying that Briceño’s suggestion to legalize marijuana is a haphazard notion that can affect Belize [...]

Deputy Prime Minister Says He Doesn’t Support A Change in Referendum Date

Opposition Leader John Briceño is embarking on a country-wide visit which he has dubbed as a ‘listening tour.’  His first stop is in Dangriga tonight which forms part of the [...]

Campaign Season Heats Up in Port Loyola

The U.D.P. is starting conventions around the country, prior to the election of a new leader.  Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber says he has been on the campaign trail – [...]

DPM Faber 100% Behind Willoughby for Port

DPM Faber isn’t the only one rallying behind Willoughby; he also has the support of Faber’s opponent John Saldivar.  Faber and Saldivar haven’t been known to agree on many things, [...]

The “Crackhead” Comment Read Across the Country

On Tuesday night, a post appeared on the Facebook of DPM Patrick Faber. The status was posted at nine-twenty-eight p.m. and read “Crackheads say and do the darnest of things!” [...]

John Briceño Says G.O.B.’s Response is ‘So Wrong’

The buzz this week has been about the legalization of marijuana as proposed by the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño.  Briceño suggested that Belize should follow countries like Canada, [...]

Opposition Leader Says Belize Can Benefit if Medic al Marijuana is Legalized

The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is garnering increased acceptance and according to Briceño, investors are looking to Caribbean countries where they can build resorts that cater to medical [...]

Health Minister Speaks on Possibility of Legalizing Medical Marijuana

According to research, usage of marijuana can ease pain, nausea/vomiting, hot flashes, loss of appetite, anxiety, insomnia which are symptoms of breast cancer causes. The idea of legalizing marijuana for [...]

B.P.P. Said ‘Legalize It’ from Years Ago

But today, the Belize Progressive Party said they’ve been championing to legalize marijuana long before Briceño announced his proposal.  The B.P.P. said that while they welcome the Opposition Leader’s support, [...]

Politician’s Brakes Hose Intentionally Cut; Political Sabotage?

The P.U.P.’s area representative for Stann Creek West, Rodwell Ferguson, says his life was in danger on Tuesday night when he lost control his vehicle as he headed home.  He [...]

B.P.P. in Solidarity with B.N.T.U.

The B.P.P. also said today that it is in solidarity with the Belize National Teachers Union and the Christian Workers Union. Party Leader Patrick Rogers says that the B.P.P. will [...]

Cabinet Slams Johnny for Sensimilla Proposal

Opposition Leader John Briceño, in his weekly message, proposed the legalization of marijuana in Belize, following a similar endorsement in Canada recently.  In the recorded address, the P.U.P. leader discussed [...]

P.U.P. Leader Explains Why Meeting with Southern Caucus was Cancelled

Turning to political news…In August, the People’s United Party’s Southern Caucus announced that it will vote against taking the Belize/Guatemala dispute for resolution to the International Court of Justice. The [...]

Opposition Leader to Embark in I.C.J. Referendum Listening Tour

As of next week, P.U.P. Leader John Briceño will embark on a nationwide ‘listening’ tour. It’s his way of getting to know how the party’s standard bearers, area representatives, and [...]

Should Assad Shoman Lead I.C.J. Referendum Campaign?

Foreign Affairs Minister, Wilfred Elrington, has come under heavy criticism for the nature of the ministry’s I.C.J. Referendum Campaign.   On April tenth, 2019 voters will head to the polls and [...]

U.D.P. Edmond Castro Speaks on I.C.J. Referendum

While there is a chorus for a ‘YES’ vote in line with the Prime Minister’s position, we did find today an elected representative who hasn’t made up his mind.  Whne [...]