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Final Farewell to Bishop O.P. Martin

Beloved Bishop Emeritus OP Martin was laid to rest at Belmopan’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral, as was his wish. The Bishop had been ailing for some time and passed [...]

Bishop O.P. Martin Laid to Rest in Belmopan

Belize gave a fond farewell this afternoon to first Belizean-born Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, the Most Reverend Osmond Peter Martin. The eighty-six-year-old Bishop Emeritus was memorialized [...]

An Official Funeral for Catholic Bishop O.P. Martin

Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, the late Most Reverend Osmond Peter Martin, will be laid to rest next Monday, February twenty-seventh, following an official funeral service [...]

Bishop Osmond Martin Dead at 87

Belize’s first native Roman Catholic Bishop, The Most Reverend Osmond Peter Martin of Dangriga, is dead. He died, at the age of eighty-seven, sometime after three this morning at home [...]

Evangelical Association Petitions President Trump for Ambassador with “Biblical Values”

This afternoon, Donald Trump was officially inaugurated as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. He succeeds Barack Obama, who appointed Carlos Moreno, former California Supreme Court judge, [...]

New Year’s Wishes from Canon Leroy Flowers

As we bid farewell to 2016 and reflect on all the trials and triumphs over the past twelve months, we look forward to a fruitful year.  With God as the [...]

God and Faith at Heart of Christmas, Says Catholic Pastor

Christmas is less than two days away and the religious festival celebrating the birth of Christ is being observed across the country by various denominations.  Earlier today, we spoke with [...]

The Evangelical View of Christmas from Scott Stirm

While he has made his name as an activist for Christian and traditional values, particularly when it comes to fighting amorality and homosexuality, Scott Stirm is first and foremost a [...]

Father John Stochl Dead at 92; Beloved Jesuit Pastor and Educator

The Roman Catholic community, thousands of past students as well as Garifuna communities are tonight mourning the passing of a beloved pastor and educator who dedicated his entire life in [...]

Pastors Meet to Boost Spiritual Work

This week, pastors from across denominational lines and the country converged at the Biltmore Plaza for a three-day conference funded by the Houston Texas Healing Church in the U.S.  The [...]

Roman Catholic Church Now Urges Teachers to Return to Classroom

Late this evening, the Roman Catholic Church stepped in line with the message from the Papal Nuncio. The Church says that they support the appeal for students and teachers to [...]

Papal Nuncio Visits, Weighs-in on Teachers’ Strike and Bishop’s Succession

On Tuesday, the B.N.T.U. sent a letter to Reverend Bishop Dorrick Wright expressing their support for him and in turn thanking the Reverend Bishop for his support of their strike [...]

“Unofficial” Press Release by Catholic Bishop Supports Teachers

This morning the media received a press release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize and Belmopan. The release expressed similar views as we saw in the Independence Day prayer [...]

Will Catholic Schools Support Strike or Keep Schools Open?

According to the release from the Roman Catholic Diocese, with managing authority for Catholic schools, “We believe that the safety of upwards of fifty thousand students in our care will [...]

Catholic Bishop Christopher Glancy Prays Pointedly for Belize

Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, Christopher Glancy, delivered Wednesday’s invocation at the Independence Day celebrations. But was he more to the point than the PM and the Leader of [...]

G.O.B. to launch partial appeal on Section 53 decision

There is a major development in respect of the ruling on Section Fifty Three.  Government and the religious community, including the Belize Council of Churches, have arrived at a mutual [...]

Council of Churches Endorses Church’s Senator Vote on Senate inquiry

The controversial ruling by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin on Section Fifty-three remains in the headlines tonight. And this morning, the Belize Council of Churches met in an extended session to [...]

Council’s Decision is Final; Catholic Request Overruled

According to the President of the Belize Council of Churches, the call for Senator Rocke’s resignation came from other areas of the religious community but was never sanctioned by the [...]

Ashley Rocke Defends Vote as Being “In Nation’s Best Interest”

Pastor Rocke, who has kept a low profile in the wake of the controversial vote, was candid earlier today when he explained to News Five the rationale behind the vote [...]

Howell Longsworth on Comments by Pastor Wade

On Thursday, the president of the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches was castigated by Pastor Louis Wade who claims that Pastor Howell Longsworth is a functionary of the U.D.P.   Wade [...]

Roman Catholic Church Calls for Church Senator Ashley Rocke to Resign

There is a pronounced rift in the Council of Churches tonight following a vote on Wednesday by Senator Ashley Rocke. Rocke first spoke in support of a Senate Select investigation [...]

National Evangelical Association Also Wants Senator Rocke Out

The unprecedented release from Bishop Wright was followed by one from the Executive Team of the National Evangelical Association of Belize, known as the NEAB.  The grouping says its national [...]

Pastor Louis Wade Says Resignation Would Be “Honourable Thing”

  Pastor Louis Wade, I Want My Country Back Movement “It is very clear to us that there is a process for that; but he should do the honourable thing [...]

Pastor Wade Accuses Evangelical Leader of Being Compromised

Pastor Rocke heads the Lake Independence Baptist Church and is a member of the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches, which suffered a big split around the time of the November [...]

Prime Minister Barrow Goes to Bat for Ashley Rocke

With mounting pressure for his removal, Senator Rocke issued a statement this afternoon to say that his actions at Wednesday’s Senate sitting, though unpopular, are for the greater good of [...]