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Bishop Wright Says Consultation Needed Before Referendum on Cannabis Bill

The Council of Churches is standing in solidarity with the National Evangelical Association of Belize in the call for a referendum on the cannabis bill. But, the Council of Churches [...]

Council of Churches Hopes to Meet With Minister of Religious Affairs

In its release on the cannabis bill, the Council of Churches requested a meeting with the Minister of Religious Affairs, Henry Charles Usher. We asked Bishop Wright for an update [...]

Not All Labor Unions Have Position on Cannabis Bill Yet

We also got an opportunity to speak with Luke Martinez, the President of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize, following a release from the Congress in support of the [...]

Illegal Cubans and Nicaraguans Busted in Belize

As many as eighteen undocumented migrants were detained after illegally entering Belize earlier this week. The group which consists of sixteen Cubans and two Nicaraguan adults was busted in a [...]

CitCo Hosts Public Meeting to Discuss Concerns over Parking Meters

Since the introduction of a parking meter pilot project earlier this week, business owners and residents in the downtown area, as well as restaurant owners along the entertainment strip, have [...]

I.L.O. Caribbean Director on Working Visit

The Caribbean Director of the International Labour Organization is currently in Belize. During the five days visit, Dennis Zulu and his team will be meeting with employer organizations, labor unions, [...]

Remote Worker Safety among Issues Needed in Labor Law Update

I.L.O. Caribbean Director Zulu honed in on the need for revised labour laws in Belize to meet with the demands of the time. He spoke on areas in which Belize’s [...]

N.T.U.C.B. President Hoping for Real Outcomes from I.L.O. Director Visit

But, is this meeting between the I.L.O. and the N.T.U.C.B., which promises a brighter future for workers in Belize, solely ceremonial? We spoke to Luke Martinez, the President of the [...]

Bus Fares Go Up, But Mitigated by Fuel Subsidies

Bus riders have been waiting for more information on proposed fare increases due to rising gas prices. Well, today, the Ministry of Transport announced that after consultation with key stakeholders, [...]

B.T.B. and Air BnB Sign M.O.U. for Home-sharing

The Belize Tourism Board and Air BnB have signed a memorandum of understanding, establishing a mutual collaboration to promote home sharing in Belize as a part of the tourism product. [...]

Cabinet Sets Fuel Cap and Subsidies for Buses and Tour Operators

In this week’s Cabinet meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister John Briceño, fuel relief measures were approved. These include a cap on diesel and regular gasoline pump prices per gallon [...]

Shyne Names New U.D.P. Shadow Cabinet

Opposition Leader Moses “Shyne” Barrow has formed a new shadow cabinet whose members will act as counterparts of the Briceño administration, those that hold cabinet positions. The party leader himself [...]

HIV/AIDS Response Gets Boost from Global Fund

The Global Fund has approved three million U.S. dollars in funding to Belize to advance the nation’s response to HIV/AIDS. Although the COVID pandemic has been dominating the news recently, [...]

AIDS Commission to Prioritize Most Vulnerable Demographic

Recent data suggests that two out of every three new H.I.V. infections occur in populations of men who have intercourse with other men. As a result, the National AIDS Commission [...]

Prices High Due to Higher Costs, but Some Businesses Gouging As Well

A review of the Supplies Control Unit of the Belize Bureau of Standards over the past three years from February 2020 to February 2022 focused on how the price of [...]

Belize Abstains in U.N. Vote to Suspend Russia from Security Council

In international diplomatic news, the United Nations voted today to suspend Russia from the U.N. Security Council. According to the United Nations website and various global news outlets, the resolution [...]

Inspiration Arts Gets Laptop Donation

A pair of men from the Faber’s Road area of Belize City has for years been creating opportunities for the youth in Port Loyola. Inspiration Arts is known for providing [...]

Male National Volleyball Championship this Weekend

The Belize Volleyball Association is hosting the 2022 male national volleyball championship this weekend at the Mexico Sports Center in Belize City. On Saturday, April ninth, twelve teams from across [...]

Volleyball Athlete Francis Hauze Named Freshman of the Year

Speaking about volleyball, one Belizean volleyball athlete is making waves in the U.S. for Calumet College of Saint Joseph in Indiana. Francis Hauze was one of four Belizean volleyball athletes [...]