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Government & Churches Issue Joint Statement on Writ of Referendum

A joint statement was released late this evening from the Government of Belize and the churches regarding the issue of the Writ of Referendum. This follows the churches’ request for [...]

Bishop Lawrence Nicasio Receiving Treatment for Cancer

Roman Catholic Bishop Lawrence Nicasio is tonight recovering at Regina Cleri, a home for retired priests in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri, after he was diagnosed with cancer. A [...]

Government Ministers Meet with Religious Leaders

Earlier today, the Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform and Religious Affairs, Henry Charles Usher, held extensive discussions with representatives from the Council of Churches, National Evangelical [...]

Women’s Mental Health Awareness Workshop Set for Saturday

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at community in Belize City is having two events this coming weekend. Imam Arslan Warraich explained to News Five today that one of the events caters to [...]

Basketball All Star Game Coming Saturday

Warraich says there is a five dollar entry fee for the workshop but lunch will be provided. Meanwhile, he said the Ahmadiyya Basketball League has opened, and this weekend there [...]

An Easter Message for All

Across the country, thousands of Belizeans are traveling for leisure this Easter weekend to get away from the monotony of everyday life at home or work. Thousands more will also [...]

Jesus is With Us, Despite Pandemic Challenges

The Catholic Church, through the Jesuit community here in Belize, is also sharing a message that despite the challenges of the pandemic, Jesus is still with us. Father Jeremy Zipple [...]

Ahmadiyya Muslims Giving Out Food Bags to the Needy

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community are collaborating with the Belize Defense Force and the National Fire Service to hand out grocery bags to the needy. This Easter, more than [...]

Palm Sunday Message from Bishop Wright

The Christian community in Belize officially begins its recognition of the Easter celebration this Sunday with Palm Sunday. When News Five spoke with Bishop Phillip Wright on Thursday, he gave [...]

Muslims Fasting and Feeding the Poor during Ramadan

While Christians prepare for the Holy Week next week and Easter next weekend, April first to May first is considered the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed as a [...]

NEAB and Other Groups to Push for Referendum against Legalizing Marijuana

A coalition of groups who oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational use have reportedly written to the Prime Minister with their intent to trigger a people’s referendum. According to [...]

Bishop Nicasio Warns Against Belize Becoming a “Marijuana Republic”

The Bishop of Belize City and Belmopan, Reverend Lawrence Nicasio has issued a statement on the Catholic position on drugs and a warning about what would occur if Belize were [...]

The Catholic Church Joins the Cannabis Debate

The great cannabis debate continues in various sectors of society, including the church community, notwithstanding a new iteration of a piece of law being presented before parliament in the last [...]

Ahmadiyya Women Pampering Other Women Free of Cost

The women members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community will spend Saturday pampering other women at their mosque at one and a half miles George Price Highway in Belize City. It’s [...]

An Event for Women Needing Guidance with Managing a Business and the Home

Aside from the free pampering that will be given, Saturday’s event will also include women speakers who will offer guidance to other women on how to manage their home and [...]

Council of Churches Stands With Ukraine; Prays for Peace

The Belize Council of Churches issued a statement today on the Russian attack on the Ukrainian people. The Council says it joins the government of Belize, members of CARICOM, and [...]

Ash Wednesday; Lenten Season Officially Begins

The Lenten season officially began today with Ash Wednesday and many Belizeans could be seen with crosses on their foreheads. The next forty days are to commemorate the wilderness experience [...]

Masjid Noor is Inaugurated in Belize City

A new mosque was inaugurated in Belize City today; two years after construction began on a property acquired by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Belize on the George Price Highway. The [...]

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to Inaugurate Mosque in Belize City

Today, at its headquarters on the George Price Highway in Belize City, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community held a press conference about the officially inauguration of its first mosque in Belize. [...]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Belize Holds 7th Annual Convention

Following the inauguration on Friday morning, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Belize will be hosting its seventh annual convention – referred to as Jalsa Salana. Considering COVID-19 restriction, there will [...]

Human Rights Defenders Concerned About Religious Affairs Minister’s Statement

Today, an open letter was sent to the new Minister of Religious Affairs, Henry Charles Usher on comments he made earlier this week. In an interview to the media about [...]

A Christmas Message Focuses on Celebrating History

What does Christmas mean for you? You’d find that for many persons, the spirit of the season holds a special place for various reasons, but often, it is about spending [...]

A Tapered Down Christmas Service

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a mix of church services. For example, Saint Martin’s Parish will be convening its service at the Swift Hall in Belize City [...]

Catholic Diocese Releases “Call to You” Synod Song

Tonight we end the newscast on a positive note. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize and Belmopan have released a song in commemoration of its Synodal Journey. The music video [...]

The Impact of COVID on the Churches

Tonight on COVID Chronicles, we look at the role of the churches in abiding by the existing COVID-19 regulations, as well as the impact of the pandemic on the religious [...]