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Sr. Caritas who Educated “the Nation’s Children” Passes

The Sisters of Mercy, the St Catherine Academy student body and the Lawrence family are mourning the passing of former SCA Principal, Sister Caritas Lawrence. She passed away on Wednesday night [...]

Council of Churches Says Yes to COVID Vaccines

The Belize Council of Churches has come out with a position in favor of COVID vaccinations.  In a recorded statement, the heads of various denominations, including Bishop Lawrence Nicasio of [...]

Minister Musa: “The Church is Our Social Conscience”

As we reported earlier this week, the Belize Council of Churches has taken a stern position on the proposed legalization of marijuana.  It was expected since the religious community has [...]

Marijuana Legalization to Level the Playing Field

According to Minister Musa, passing legislation would establish a system that can be controlled, in order for everyone, including government, to benefit from the new industry.   Kareem Musa, Minister [...]

Fonseca on PM’s Comment on Salary Cuts

Education Minister Francis Fonseca is setting out to clarify recent comments made by Prime Minister John Briceño regarding the implementation of the ten percent salary cut for teachers.  That is [...]

Churches Say No to Marijuana Legalization

The Belize Council of Churches, having consulted regionally with its counterparts in the Caribbean, has put forward a definitive position on the proposed legalization of marijuana.  The religious organization is [...]

Liberalism and the Church

The ongoing discussion on marijuana legalization has led to progressive views being shared in the public discourse.  As open-minded as those opinions may be, the Council of Churches maintains that [...]

Council of Churches Explains its Position on Salary Reductions

The Council of Churches was equally vocal on the issue of the ten percent pay cut that teachers and public officers will be getting for the next three years. For [...]

Council of Churches Comes Out Against Marijuana Legalization

Government’s move to ultimately legalize marijuana raises serious concerns in various sectors of Belizean society, including the religious community.  The economic benefits, as well as the purging of criminal records [...]

Q’eqchi Deacon Ordained in Dangriga

There was an ordination ceremony held earlier today at Sacred Heart parish in Dangriga where Brother Mateo Salam was ordained as a transitional deacon for the diocese.  Salam, a proud [...]

Father Zipple Shares Message on the Joy of Easter

And finally tonight, as Belizeans prepare to observe the Easter holidays, whether by travelling somewhere in the country, or staying home with family and friends, we thought it fitting to [...]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque Officially Opened for Use

While it is not yet official inauguration of the mosque, today, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Belize officially opened its new house of prayer and headquarters at mile one and [...]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Continues Work with Belize

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community, through its community service arm, Humanity First, has been helping a number of families with pantry since registering as an N.G.O. last year. But there are [...]

A New Headquarters for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Belize

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belize is also getting a new home. Over on the George Price Highway, near mile one and a half, a mosque and its new headquarters [...]

Mennonite Community and Police Standoff over Massive Church Gathering

A church service of approximately two hundred congregants ended in several arrests on Sunday afternoon during a testy situation with armed police officers who had been called to Blue Creek [...]

Blue Creek Mayor Objects to Mask Wearing

In standing in solidarity with the local church community, Evangelical Pastor John Krahn also says that his church has a capacity of over four hundred persons but since March, due [...]

Churches Remain Closed Indefinitely

Unlike restaurants and other eateries that will now be able to expand their guest lists, churches remain closed to their flocks.  The fear, according to PM Barrow, is that choirs, [...]

Catholic Church Rejects Equal Opportunities Bill

The Roman Catholic Church of Belize has issued a statement on its position on the Equal Opportunities Bill.  The Bill was scheduled to be introduced in the House of Representatives [...]

Limited Congregation Size Forces Churches to Remain Closed

Since the start of the state of emergency, the churches have been meeting online for services to prevent any contagion of the novel coronavirus.  Stay-at-home orders, the cap on gatherings of [...]

Attorney General Responds to the Alliance of Ministers and Leaders of Belize

The Alliance of Ministers and Leaders of Belize is petitioning the government to reconsider the position of the church as it relates to the State of Emergency. The clergy is [...]

Muslim Community Worships at Home Amid SOE

Across the country, thousands of devout religious supporters have been forced to worship at home and the Muslim community in Belize has also had to adapt to the rules of [...]

Bishop Wright is Laid to Rest at Holy Redeemer Cathedral

At eight o’clock this morning, the remains of Bishop Dorick Wright were removed from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for its final farewell. The seventy-four-year-old bishop died last week and [...]

Bishop Wright to be Laid to Rest on Wednesday in Belize City

Bishop Dorick Wright will be laid to rest on Wednesday here in Belize City, following a televised funeral service that will be broadcast live from Holy Redeemer Cathedral. Channel Five [...]

Bishop Dorick Wright: Jovial but Stern

Bishop Dorick Wright passed away at five-fifteen on Wednesday morning in Belize City. In paying homage to Bishop Wright, his colleagues in the priesthood have been reflecting on his many [...]

Bishop Dorick Wright Passes Away at 74

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize City, Belmopan, as well as devout followers and parishioners of Holy Redeemer Cathedral and the catholic community, mourn the passing of Bishop Dorick Wright.  [...]