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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 [...]

Musa on Removing Vaccination Requirement for Churches

Last week Anglican Bishop, Reverend Phillip Wright said the Anglican Church in both Belize and the region is pushing congregations get vaccinated against COVID.  One of the points of contention [...]

BMDA and Anglican Church Strongly Urge for COVID Vaccinations

On Tuesday, we heard Internist, Dr. Fernando Cuellar say that members of the medical community were calling for mandatory vaccinations in Belize after several of their members, the most recent [...]

Church Leaders Request Further Meeting With Prime Minister Over Vaccine Requirement

The controversy over the reopening of churches continues as church leaders in Belize have called for another meeting with Prime Minister John Briceño to further discuss how Statutory Instrument 119 [...]

Churches Will Not Check Vaccination Cards at Door

Prime Minister John Briceno says that his Government has agreed to not enforce the vaccination requirement for Churches in Belize as is stated in Statutory Instrument 119. The Prime Minister [...]

Evangelical Association Says No to Legalizing Marijuana

Tomorrow the Government will put for a bill on new industries, including those that utilize cannabis products. It is a controversial topic that has some in Belize divided. The churches [...]

Evangelical Churches Write To Prime Minister About Vaccine Mandate for Reopening

The National Evangelical Association of Belize has written to Prime Minister John Briceno objecting to the vaccine mandate imposed on churches. The letter dated October 15 states that NEAB was [...]

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 [...]