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Calls Increase for National Referendum on Cannabis Bill; Debate Began Last Year

The calls for a referendum on the legalization of marijuana are increasing. The evangelical churches and the council of churches have taken an official position in support of a referendum. [...]

U.D.P. Supports Call for Referendum, But Differs From Church Stance

Michael Peyrefitte, Chairman of the United Democratic Party, says while the party supports the call for a referendum, their reasons does not entirely align with those of the churches.     [...]

Peyrefitte: U.D.P. Will Have to Develop United Position If Referendum is Called

Early indications are that while the U.D.P. supports the call for a referendum, they are divided on the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.  Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow, [...]

N.T.U.B.C. Calls for Cannabis Legislation to Be Put on Hold, Consultations Held

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize has also weighed in on the call for a referendum on the Cannabis Bill.  A strongly worded release from the N.T.U.C.B. this afternoon [...]

B.D.F. Soldier Charged with Murder

Today, the chilling video of a man being stomped repeatedly on a highway median sent shockwaves across social media and by this evening, twenty-seven-year-old B.D.F. Private Raheem Williams of Rivas [...]

Easter Safety Reminders for Land and Sea Ventures

As the Easter holiday approaches, the Belize Police Department and the Belize Port Authority are sharing safety tips for those traveling on the highways or heading to the cayes. News [...]

G.O.B. & PAHO Sign Agreement for Road Safety Project

An agreement has been signed between the Government of Belize and the Pan American Health Organization for technical cooperation in mental health and psychosocial care through the Second Road Safety [...]

Mahogany Street among Ten Streets to be Resurfaced in Belize City

On Monday, News Five showed you the state of disrepair on Mahogany Street and the challenges motorists were having navigating a short section of road that is in deplorable condition. [...]

CitCo Seeks Partnership to Concrete Intersection at Caesar Ridge Road

Caesar Ridge Road, at its intersection with Central American Boulevard, is also a busy corner. Gas tankers, as well as flatbed trucks traverse the area around the clock to deliver [...]

Business Owners Concerned About Parking Meters in Downtown Area

It’s been a week since parking meters were installed along Albert Street in downtown Belize City. The introduction of devices used to collect money in exchange for the right to [...]

Mayor Wagner Says No More Preferential Parking Downtown

According to Mayor Wagner, some business owners may be up in arms because they no longer enjoy the preferential parking that they have had before now. He says that business [...]

Coming Soon, Pension Reform

As our next paychecks reflect the new deductions for the final one percent that we pay in as social security contributions, one topic that will likely show up on the [...]

Diaspora Meetings Continue: This Time LA and Las Vegas

The Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations recently completed town hall meetings in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas. With an ever increasing population of Belizeans in the Diaspora, C.E.O. [...]

B.T.B. Attends Dallas Travel and Adventure Show

The Ministry of Tourism continues to market Belize as a travel destination on the international market. Most recently, the Belize Tourism Board represented the country at the Dallas Travel and [...]

High School Students Win “Black History” Poetry Contest

Three high school students were honored this week for their winning submissions in the U.S. Embassy’s first Black History Month poetry contest. First-place recognition went to the poem “Black Rose” [...]

New Equipment to Strengthen Services at Women’s Department

Some forty thousand dollars worth of equipment was handed over by the United Nations Development Programme to the Women’s Department. The donation was made possible through the Spotlight Initiative and [...]

Minister of State Committed to Inclusion

While with the Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, News Five asked about the plans going forward to ensure inclusion at all [...]