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Julius Espat Walks Out After Being Denied Speaking Time on Audit Report

The House of Representatives’ special session in Belmopan today was chock-full of news inside and outside. There were eight bills presented, one of which was taken through all its stages, [...]

G.O.B. Begins Road to Decriminalizing Marijuana

Five years after the first proposals were made and three years after an officially constituted committee, today G.O.B. brought legislation to the House to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act. [...]

P.M. and Louis Wade Clash over Science of Decriminalization

But there will be opposition to the bill, primarily from church groups. They believe that marijuana along with alcohol is a ‘gateway drug’ to harder drugs such as cocaine and [...]

NEAB Says No; P.M. Has ‘Ultra-Liberal’ Agenda

The National Evangelical Association of Belize has registered its disagreement with the proposed new legislation, which it says is a wrong move in the wrong direction that will bring wrong [...]

Oil Moratorium Becomes Law, but Has Anything Changed?

By its next session in October, a bill formally legislating the indefinite moratorium against offshore oil exploration activity should be before the House of Representatives. It is considered a major [...]

Environmentalists Savor Victory ‘For All’

OCEANA in Belize has been lobbying tirelessly for a complete ban on offshore exploration since it established itself in the country under the leadership of Audrey Matura.  During that time, [...]

Harvey Coming; Belizeans get ready

Going into the weekend, the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, has issued its first advisory in respect of Tropical Storm Harvey which continues a westward path in the direction of [...]

Bowen Distribution Center Robbed; 2 Detained

The distribution center of Bowen and Bowen located at Slaughterhouse Road in Belize City was robbed on Thursday night. The brazen robbery occurred before eight o’clock and involved four masked [...]

Shooting Victim in Customs Incident Remains under Coma

The family of thirty-year-old Dwayne Almendarez is demanding answers from the Belize Police Department.  The Yo Creek resident remains in an induced coma at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after [...]

Why It’s Better to Wait for Re-Registration

The decision to postpone re-registration to 2018, after the municipal elections and before a planned referendum to the International Court of Justice, has raised hackles. Having waited twenty years, opponents [...]

Should Government Settle B.S.I./B.S.C.F.A. Impasse?

The first issue raised on the adjournment of the House was the ongoing impasse between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and American Sugar Refining/Belize Sugar Industries Limited. The Association [...]

P.M. Says Lisa Shoman Under IDB Investigation for Elrington Comments

On Thursday, former Foreign Minister Lisa Shoman publicly criticized current Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington for his repeated statements suggesting that Belize does not have internationally recognized borders, especially with Guatemala. [...]

No Bail Yet for Christian Espat

Twenty-one year old Christian Espat of San Pedro Town will remain behind bars for another week since his bail application was not heard today. The Director of Public Prosecutions’ office [...]

Twin Towns and Other Municipalities Get Power to Borrow

In our last story from the House, the sole bill introduced today to go through all its stages was an amendment to the Town Councils Act which purports to give [...]

Warning Issued for Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

The Ministry of Health says that suspected fish poisoning, specifically Ciguatera poisoning, was detected in persons who had consumed barracuda bought from a vendor in Ladyville, Belize District.   The toxin [...]

NICH Demands BSCAP Present Certified Audit

The National Institute of Culture and History is calling on the BSCAP Board to present certified and audited financials to its membership at an annual general meeting to be convened. [...]

CitCo Recognizes Top Track Athletes

This afternoon Mayor Darrell Bradley and several of his councilors hosted three National Team Track and Field athletes and their coach at the City Hall. The team was presented with [...]

N.S.C. Raises Funds for CODICADER Team

Over a hundred young athletes under the age of fifteen years, are traveling to Honduras this weekend to participate in the CODICADER Games.  Despite initial concerns that Belize would be [...]

Belize Getting Support from Central American Partners

Chief of Mission, Charlie Slusher, also shared with the audience the sentiments of other CODICADER executives who are in support of Belize, despite the financial difficulties in defraying the cost [...]

Patrons of Inspiration Center Enjoy Fun Day

Over a hundred persons with disabilities and their families converged at the Inspiration Center just outside Belize City. But today’s session was not for the routine visits for therapy, the [...]

The Highlights of Channel Five’s Summer Fest 2017

Just before we close tonight’s newscast, we have the highlights of our ninth annual Summer Fest held this morning on our outdoor stage right here at our compound on Coney [...]