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Is it Time Fi Legalize Ganja, Free Up Di Herb?

It was the buzz this weekend as people joined the discussion on the new marijuana businesses being proposed. The churches, by and large, church maintain unwavering positions in the ongoing [...]

Shyne Barrow Says Small Players Should Benefit from Marijuana Bill Too

On Friday we told you about the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill that was introduced in the House.  The bill seeks to establish licensing, registration and operational requirements for the [...]

PM Briceño on Lockdown Measures

COVID numbers are once again spiraling out of control and the Briceño administration is implementing stringent public health measures to stem the spread of the virus in other parts of [...]

“Nothing Poor About Leader of the Opposition…” – PM Briceño

Before it was even tabled in the House of Representatives on Friday, the Eleventh Amendment Bill was controversial. It seeks to provide additional grounds for the disqualification of an individual [...]

Teachers to Vote on Options for Reduced Hours; Salary Court Case Begins July 16th

The Belize City Branch of the Belize National Teachers Union issued an update to its membership today informing them that the virtual court hearing on the claim filed about the [...]

Belize City Hotel Robbed by Armed Men in an SUV

There was a brazen robbery in Belize City when two men held up the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza just before midday today. Reports to News Five are that the [...]

Health Care Partners Robbed

There is no evidence to suggest that they are related, but over the weekend, two armed robbers also targeted the Belize Health Care Partners, taking cell phones and an undisclosed [...]

Body Found on Banks of River in San Ignacio

Up to news time tonight, details remain sparse after a body was found this morning on the riverbank in San Ignacio. The deceased was clad only in a shirt. Reports [...]

Police Corporal Found Dead at Caribbean Shores Station

The Belize Police Department is mourning the loss of one their own over the weekend.  Corporal Jose Blanco reported for duty to the Caribbean Shores Police Station just after midnight [...]

Police Spokesman on Keeping Officers Healthy

And while the department is looking into Corporal Blanco’s death, members of the media asked what efforts are being made by the Belize Police Department to keep officers healthy, like [...]

Suspect Released and Victim Not Cooperating with Police

Thirty-eight-year-old Mayflower Street resident Jervis Valencia has not been cooperating with police after he was shot in the jaw in an alley way off Banak Street last week Friday. The [...]

How Long Should the Governor General be in Office?

Should the Governor General be held to a term of five years, similarly to what is being proposed in the Tenth Amendment for the constitutional appointments? That’s what Opposition member [...]

Higher Salary and Better Benefits Package for Governor General

At Friday’s House Meeting, the resolution was passed to amend the schedule of the Governor General’s conditions of service act to increase the G.G.’s salary from a little over fifty [...]

Making Belize More Business Friendly

On Friday, a number of bills were introduced that seek to encourage a more “business friendly” climate in Belize.  One of these amends the Companies Act by removing fees for [...]

G.O.B. to Publish Names of Tax Evaders

Among the complaints raised by public officers facing salary cuts and increment freezes is that G.O.B. is not doing enough to come down on tax evasion.  On Friday, a bill [...]

Unpaid Land Taxes Could Result in Seizure

Just now you heard the Prime Minister discuss the three primary unpaid taxes that collectors will be going after – but added to these are people who owe back taxes [...]

Scaled Down Caracol Road Works About to Begin

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development will be executing a scaled-down road works project on the Caracol Road. According to Minister Julius Espat, his Ministry has deferred phase two of the [...]

Cemento Progreso Launches New Factory in Belize

For years, Cemento Progreso has been imported into Belize from neighboring Guatemala.  The powder for concrete has been used extensively in the infrastructure development and housing construction of the country.  [...]

Visitor Bitten by Shark of Ambergris Caye

A reef shark reportedly bit a tourist during a dive tour off the coast of Ambergris Caye on Sunday.  Reports from San Pedro are that the visitor was with Chuck [...]

Tracy Panton Calls For Enforcement of Fishing Laws

About two weeks ago we showed you a group of angry fisherfolk who want G.O.B. to repeal Statutory Instrument fifty-seven of 2021 which was gazetted back in May.  According to [...]

Kaya Ready to Compete in Intelligentsia Cup 2021

Except for 2020, she has represented the country annually for the past four years in the Intelligentsia Cup in the U.S.  And next week, cyclist Kaya Cattouse travels to Chicago [...]