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10 Grams Now Legal!

Weed smokers across the country can exhale a marijuana-tinged sigh of relief tonight, following the decriminalization of ten grams of cannabis on Thursday.  Governor General Sir Colville Young has assented [...]

A.G. Says Crime Isn’t All About Marijuana

The recent spike in violent crimes in Belize City is being attributed to an ongoing drug war among rival groups, purportedly over the sale of marijuana.  With the decriminalization of [...]

Police Handcuffed – No Charges for Legal Weed

The Belize Police Department, according to AG Peyrefitte, is fully onboard with the new law; however, there are officers within the agency that are averse to the idea of persons [...]

Churches Told to “Shut Up”

Perhaps the AG’s most fiery response was reserved for the Council of Churches.  When asked to give his two cents on their objection to the passage of the law, he [...]

Audrey Matura Barred from Meeting Client on Trial at Kolbe

A routine trip, by attorney Audrey Matura to the Central Prison in Hattieville to visit with clients, turned ugly this morning. Around ten o’clock, Matura says she was removed from [...]

16-year-old Murder Accused Sanctioned and Straitjacketed

Despite efforts made by Matura to reason with security personnel and to reach out to the C.E.O. of Kolbe, she was denied access to her client. She alleges that her [...]

Brothers Miraculously Survive Highway Accident, But Not Out of the Woods

A pair of siblings is tonight in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after the vehicle they were traveling in collided head-on with an SUV coming from [...]

Crooked Tree on Alert for Flooded Lagoon

Tonight, residents of Crooked Tree village are on alert. For the past several days, there has been rain in the area, and the Crooked Tree Lagoon is now in overflow. [...]

Work to be Done for Causeway, Village Roads

Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced during his Independence Day address that the Crooked Tree Causeway is also to be raised and resurfaced, and the Caribbean Development Bank was to have signed the contract [...]

Reese Fitzgibbon Caught in the Act of Shooting

There was another shooting incident this morning in Belize City, however no one was injured. Just after five this morning, police were called out to Kut Avenue where shots were [...]

Artiste “Nitro” Set Bail for Social Media Threats

After seven nights in lock down at the Belize Central Prison, twenty-four-year-old Shikell Nunez, aka “Cross Di Nitro,” is out on bail granted to him by Supreme Court judge, Denis [...]

Ryan Swift Poisoned; Police Have Not Identified Chemical

A week ago Saturday, fifty-four-year-old Ryan Swift died after suffering a seizure at his home on Central American Boulevard. On Thursday, police confirmed that he was poisoned after consuming a [...]

Haitian LGBT Denied Visas; Foreign Affairs Intervenes

Belize’s LGBT community is seeking to get to the bottom of a reported act of discrimination against guests it is welcoming for an event next week. The Executive Director of [...]

Evangelicals Believe They Should Teach According to Scripture

This week at its press conference, the National Evangelical Association of Belize spent much of its time condemning the plan to introduce decriminalization of up to ten grams of marijuana [...]

Education Minister Says No Problem

But Minister of Education Patrick Faber says that the ministry not allowing Christian values to be taught within the classrooms is far from the truth. In fact, it is encouraged [...]

NAC Gets Youths Talking about HIV/AIDS

The National Aids Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program engaged the youth population in dialog and program development given the HIV/Aids statistics in the country. Today at [...]

Youth Council Leader Talks Innovative Ways to Get Youngsters Involved

Acting president of the National Youth Council of Belize, Dominique Noralez, also participated in the forum. Despite the fact that Noralez sits as the youth rep on the Commission, in [...]

The Drums Beat on at Birds Isle

The far end of Albert Street this morning was rocking with the sounds of Garifuna drumming.  The annual battle of the drums moved to Belize City this year in anticipation [...]

Primary Schoolers Hit the Hoops Hardwood

While Birds Isle reverberated with drumming, over at the Saint John’s College gymnasium the pounding was on the basketball court. Teams from around the country were on hand for the [...]

A New Way to Pay B.T.B.

The Belize City Council led the charge toward online payments for property taxes a few years ago, and much of the government apparatus at national and local level are rushing [...]