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Chair of the NAC Reacts to Withdrawal of Equal Opportunities Bill

The controversial Equal Opportunities Bill was not tabled in the House of Representatives on Wednesday as planned. That decision was reportedly taken to avoid any political upheaval from churchgoers, particularly [...]

NAC Chair Says Catholic Church’s Release on E.O.B. is a Tragedy

Tucker-Longsworth accepts that the Bill needs tweaking and is willing to work with partners, but that does not include NEAB.  She says that NEAB is hell-bent in removing the LGBT [...]

PM Barrow Explains Why Equal Opportunity Bill was Rescinded

The controversial Equal Opportunities Bill has been removed from the table.  As we reported on Tuesday, Cabinet decided not to proceed with the motion, despite majority of its members agreeing [...]

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 [...]

Equal Opportunities Bill Pulled

The Equal Opportunities Bill was scheduled to be tabled in the House of Representatives this Wednesday, but it has now been shelved.  Late this evening, the government confirmed that cabinet [...]

Tires Set Ablaze in Protest of Equal Opportunities Bill

Ahead of cabinet meeting today, as the sun began to rise, tires were set on fire on two major highways. The vehicle tires were set ablaze near mile thirty-eight on [...]

NEAB Supports Equal Opportunities for All, but Has Issue with LGBT

The National Evangelical Association of Belize, NEAB, is the religious group leading the charge against the Equal Opportunities Bill.  NEAB Second Vice President, Pastor Scott Stirm says that the bill [...]

UNIBAM Executive Director Reacts to Cabinet Decision

So it is not expected that the bill in its current form will go to the House before Election Day and the government has decided to play it safe other [...]

62,000+ Persons Apply for Unemployment Relief, but Only 32% are Approved

The COVID 19 pandemic has left thousands jobless, without income and in desperate need of assistance.  Latest figures show that sixty-two thousand three hundred and sixty-three persons applied to benefit [...]

New Quarantine Regulation and Policing

When you woke up this morning, a new statutory instrument was in effect and tonight you can move around past nine o’clock. But while the curfew has been lifted there [...]

Red Cross’ Lily Bowman: “Belize is Spared of Tremendous Damage”

Hurricane Nana dissipated near Guatemala’s border with Mexico after making landfall in Belize. Assessments of damages are ongoing in the agricultural sector and work has commenced on the ground to [...]

Red Cross Stands Ready to Assist Where It Can Post Hurricane Nana

According to Bowman, because the effects of the storm have been localised to Stann Creek and Punta Gorda, the Ministry of Human Development and NEMO are leading the efforts for [...]

Curfew to be Lifted at Midnight

The existing curfew under the countrywide state of emergency expires at midnight, which means that on Friday morning, Belizeans will be free to move around the country.  It does not [...]

Quality of Life Crimes to be Pursued Seriously in Absence of Curfew

With the restriction of movement now being lifted, how will the police department be able to enforce other restrictions that fall under the present state of emergency?  The attorney general [...]

150 People Charged for Failure to Wear a Facemask in the Span of 3 Days

On Thursday we told you about the lifting of the lockdown in Guinea Grass, Ship Yard and Santa Martha. As you know, police officers were critical in helping to maintain [...]

Increasing Utility Bills on Ambergris Caye

You met him last week when he organized a four-man protest in front of the San Pedro Town Council Office on Ambergris Caye clamouring for assistance from the mayor and [...]

Waking Up to Another S.I., Some Relief for Northern Communities

A new Statutory Instrument has come into effect which sees a relaxation of the states of emergency in several communities within the Orange Walk and Corozal districts.  With the new [...]

Monitoring Increase in COVID-19 Cases

The COVID-19 situation remains fluid and the National Oversight Committee has had to remain on the ball on an hourly basis.  That’s according to AG Peyrefitte who sits on the [...]

One Year for Bribery or Extortion Over Face Masks

One year in prison for bribing an officer to give you a break for not wearing your mask is also the same jail time officers will receive should they coerce [...]

Countrywide Lockdown Still on the Table if Necessary

While we had the AG, we asked if the two-week curfew period is sufficient for the mounting COVID-19 infections to be brought under control given the ever increasing report of [...]

Guinea Grass Chairman Welcomes Lifting of the Lockdown!

So, as you heard just now, the Attorney General announced the lifting of the lockdown of three communities in the north – one of them being Guinea Grass. As we [...]

ComPol Comes Up Big for Guinea Grass!

For the past week and half we have been reporting on the Guinea Grass villagers’ appeal for assistance with the Village Council going so far as to write to the [...]

San Pedro Becomes Ghost Town; Residents Getting Support from Food Assistance Programme

As you know by now, Ambergris Caye is at the top of the list with the number of COVID cases and residents on San Pedro have been experiencing hard times [...]

Food for San Pedro a Success!

There is another initiative, a fundraising drive, which has been started by attorney Audrey Matura to assist those whose lives have been devastated by a second lockdown. Residents, many who [...]

Curfew Adjusted as of Sunday

COVID-19 continues to spread across the country so additional measures to stem the spread will come into effect as of Sunday and will last for two weeks.  Legislation to enforce [...]