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Liquor Sale Ban Lifted; Please Exercise Public Health Measures

On Tuesday, cabinet announced that it is lifting the six o’clock cut off time for liquor sales with the hopes that residents would be responsible enough and not become reckless [...]

New SI Repeals Prohibition on Sale of Liquor after 6pm

In line with the decreasing number of COVID infections, the Minister of Health has issued a new Statutory Instrument that repeals Regulation #27 as of November twenty-ninth. The repeal effectively [...]

Bar Association Stands by DPP

The Bar Association of Belize issued a statement today condemning defamatory statements on social media about the Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl-Linn Vidal. This follows the arrest of her former [...]

Do as I Say, Not as I Do: Police Officers Investigated for Curfew, Mask and Social Distancing Violations

They are supposed to enforce the curfew and root out illegal gatherings, but tonight seven police officers are being investigated for allegedly hosting their own social get together on Saturday [...]

Nine P.M. Curfew Extended Through November

A new statutory instrument has come into force, including an extension of the nightly nine o’clock curfew for the entire month of November.  A few weeks ago, Prime Minister John [...]

Price of Butane Goes Up, GOB Introduces Amendment to LPG Act

Earlier this month, the price per gallon of liquefied petroleum gas, butane, increased by thirty-eight cents. The price hike was attributed to a combination of supply issues as stock levels [...]

Law Firm Alleges Defamation by Area Representative Tracy Panton

Copies have surfaced of a letter sent to Area Representative Tracy Panton by the law firm Glen D. Godfrey and Company. The correspondence, which bears today’s date, alleges she made [...]

“Show us the Draft”: BCCI Wants to See Trade License Amendment Bill

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it has consulted it membership on the government’s proposed Trade Licensing regime and it now needs to see the draft of the [...]

New Legislation for Juvenile Justice System Coming

As we reported on Thursday, new legislation governing the juvenile justice system will be introduced at next week’s House Meeting by the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ [...]

More Proactive Approach to Juvenile Law

Balderamos Garcia explained that the law provides for a proactive rather than a reactive approach when dealing with children with vulnerabilities.   Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister of Human Development “We [...]

Caribbean Publication on Women Jurists Includes Belizean Pioneer Lois Young

The Caribbean Court of Justice Academy for Law has published a new book, “Pioneering Caribbean Women Jurists.” It features thirty-four outstanding legal women from across the region, including Belize’s own [...]

Bar Association: Belize No Longer Blacklisted: Pandora Papers Report Amounts to “Smear Campaign”

The Bar Association of Belize has responded to the publication of the “Pandora Papers” by the International Consortium of Independent Journalists. The Association says it unhesitatingly and resolutely condemns any [...]