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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 [...]

Hardline evangelical community to join appeal as interested parties

In the days that followed the Supreme Court decision, the National Evangelical Association of Belize, NEAB, and the Alliance for Defense of the Natural Family were extremely critical of the [...]

Patrick Menzies issues kudos to Government for forward steps

Firebrand religious and social activist Patrick Menzies has been leading the charge in demanding that government appeals Section Fifty-three.  As the head of the Alliance for the Defense of the [...]

Time ticking for appeal; ruling on sex definition was not asked for

The decision of the Supreme Court on Section Fifty-three was perfected on August twenty-sixth, effectively commencing a twenty-one day period during which government, as well as the churches, can challenge [...]

P.M. steps back; now has no problem with Senate select inquiry if approved

The Prime Minister has been advocating for a joint select committee to investigate the special audit on immigration irregularities. That position is changing very quickly because the motion for a [...]

Barrow insists Government’s majority must be respected

The composition of the parliamentary committee to investigate the Immigration Department remains a contentious matter.  The Prime Minister went on record earlier today to state that personally he has no [...]

P.U.P. will have to re-introduce motion for inquiry

Will President Lee Mark Chang allow the Senate to reintroduce a motion to vote for a Senate Select Committee?  It’s a question that can only be answered at the next [...]

Belize City Mayor endorses Senate Select Committee

At the last senate meeting, the Belize Chamber of Commerce as well as the unions and the P.U.P. voted for a Senate investigation. But that motion was defeated and the [...]

Opposition meets with Council of Churches on Senate inquiry

Leader of the Opposition John Briceño and Senator Eamon Courtenay met with Reverend Roosevelt Papouloute and Bishop Phillip Wright this morning, ahead of the churches’ meeting with the Prime Minister.  [...]

Is Joint Select Committee legal?

Senator Eamon Courtenay explained that for a defeated motion to be re-introduced in the Senate they would have to approach the president and ask for a suspension of the rules.  [...]

Mayor says issues with audit report touch on Belizean nationalism

Earlier we heard from Mayor Darrell Bradley supporting the senate select investigation. Today, he was asked about the immigration irregularities that were exposed in the audit, for which an investigation [...]

Elected officials cannot court corruption, Mayor insists

Bradley took a strong position in respect of corruption. The mayor believes that elected official have to stand against corruption.   Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor “I was very, very [...]

Mayor Bradley brushes off backlash, says society must tackle corruption

After his comments on the audit report earlier this week in support of a senate select investigation, Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley was criticized over the airwaves of his own [...]

Prime Minister says Mayor should have consulted party before public statement

But will Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley be sanctioned by his party for his candid position on calling for a Senate Select Commission?  The outspoken head of municipal government has [...]

Is industrial action on the table for teachers?

During his interview on Thursday evening following the nationwide meetings of the ten branches of the Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU), National President Luke Palacio brought up a phrase that [...]

Port of Belize launches state-of-the-art pilot vessel

The “Oliver,” the Port of Belize Limited’s first-ever pilot launch boat, was christened this afternoon at its compound in Belize City. C.E.O. of the Port, Arturo Vasquez, shares details of [...]

Man shot in troubled area of Southside Belize City

There were two shootings over the past twenty-four hours. The first took place sometime around six o’clock on Thursday evening on south side Belize City. Thirty-seven year old Jason Longsworth [...]

Former Hofius employees freed of theft charges

Back in April of this year, two former Hofius employees were charged with forty-nine counts of theft for allegedly stealing about two hundred and eight-seven thousand dollars from the downtown [...]

Mexican-Belizean granted bail for drugs

A Mexican/Belizean now living in Mexico was busted in Corozal back in July of this year, allegedly in possession of eight hundred and seventy-six grams cannabis. This morning Jose Carlos [...]

Awareness and outreach on prevention of suicides

Saturday, September tenth, is celebrated as World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organization has been building awareness about this issue since 2003, encouraging persons to reach out to people [...]

Mayor addresses support for vulnerable persons in society

The global theme for the prevention of suicide is “Connect, Communicate, Care.” Depression is a main factor in instances where people take their own lives. Mayor Darrell Bradley is advocating [...]

Mas camps continue; five bands present diverse themes

The second night of mas camps took place on Thursday on south side Belize City. Five bands were judged for the creativity of their costumes as well as for the [...]