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Stake Bank Seeks to Appeal Dismissal of Judicial Review

This afternoon, inside the courtroom of Justice Lisa Shoman, attorneys for Stake Bank Enterprise Ltd. sought leave to appeal a decision that was handed down by the Supreme Court on [...]

Churches Can Challenge Decision on Marijuana Law

The churches have been actively petitioning signatures needed to trigger a referendum which, by law, requires ten percent of the voting population. These signatures would subsequently be turned over to [...]

B.T.B. Reviewing Implication of Marijuana Legislation on Tourism Industry

One industry that is expected to be impacted by the legalization of marijuana is tourism. Hundreds of thousands of tourist visit the country annually and are exposed to the drug. [...]

Increase in Cost of Bread is Illegal

The cost of goods has gone up considerably, due to various factors and we’ve been reporting on some of those cases. But recently, there was a circular proposing an increase [...]

Family Court Outlines Procedures to Report Domestic Violence

The issue of domestic violence is once again at the forefront of public discourse in the wake of two recent incidents in which women were victims of deadly attacks by [...]

How Long Can a Protection Order Remain in Effect?

According to Collins, protection orders can remain in effect for up to three years. Likewise, they can be given for a much shorter period depending on the gravity of the [...]

The Major Challenges for the Education System

There are six hundred and five schools across the country. A complete return to face-to-face instructions will take place in the new school year. Currently, ninety percent of schools have [...]

Curriculum Reform to Improve National Development

The Ministry of Education is planning the release of its curriculum reform agenda at the beginning of the new academic year in August. The idea, according to Education Minister Francis [...]

Reconfirmed: 10% to be returned to Teachers & Public Officers

Today, the Minister of Education Francis Fonseca, one of government’s lead negotiators when dealing with the Joint Unions Negotiating Team, reconfirmed that come July first, public officers and teachers who [...]

E-kyash is the Way to Go!!

E-kyash made its grand debut in August of last year. Since then, the Belize Bank Limited has held various activities to promote the use of its digital platform as an [...]

Prime Minister Leads Delegation to Cuba to Hold Bi-Lateral Discussions

Leaving Belize today for Cuba was Prime Minister John Briceño and a delegation of high-level officials. The group is expected to maximize Belize’s longstanding diplomatic ties with their Cuban counterparts [...]

Case of Cuban Immigrants Adjourned

The case of the Cuban immigrants who are on remand awaiting a court proceeding has been adjourned. Today, the proceedings took place virtually but in closed session among the parties [...]

Minister Explains the Granting of Salvage Logging License to Executive Member

While answering questions from reporters in Orange Walk on Saturday, Minister of Sustainable Development, Orlando Habet was asked whether he had issued a salvage logging license to his campaign manager [...]

Trial Farm Resident Wants Consideration for Land He Has Been Cleaning and Has Applied For

On Monday, we shared the story of Anibal Martinez, a cane cutter and resident of Trial Farm Village who said that he had been the caretaker of a private property [...]

Convicted Murderer Escapes from Court; Recaptured Near Market

A man who was convicted this morning of the murder of another in the Southern Session of the Supreme Court had other things on his mind than appealing the decision. [...]

Mental Health Practitioners Take Part in Training

Mental health practitioners from the country’s four primary healthcare regions are taking part in a series of training workshops on mental health. The workshops take into consideration the fact that [...]

Shortage of Human and Infrastructural Resources Are Main Challenges in Delivering Mental Health Care

While the training is timely, there are other challenges that mental health practitioners and caregivers face. Nurse Iveth Quintanilla indicated that shortages in human and infrastructural resources are among the [...]

Three Women Parliamentarians Represent Belize at Commonwealth Secretariat

Three women parliamentarians are representing Belize at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s workshop on Leadership for Good Governance and Social Transformation in the Caribbean. The representatives include, House Speaker Valerie Woods, the [...]

Carnival is Back!

The official announcement was made today at the House of Culture in Belize City – Carnival is Back! The date for the road march has been set in the schedule [...]