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Churches are Prepared for National Vote on Marijuana Legalization

The religious community has finally broken its silence since Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai announced earlier this week that the churches were successful in meeting the ten percent threshold needed [...]

How Long Will Gang Turf War Over Weed Sales Continue?

Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa has quite a tough job spearheading government’s response to the scourge of crime and violence associated with the illegal marijuana trade. In his dual [...]

Churches will Launch Anti-marijuana Campaign Ahead of Referendum

The churches and the Government of Belize are on opposite ends of the great cannabis debate, however, they are both working on a finite timeline.  The Briceño administration has drafted [...]

Will G.O.B. Honor a No Vote?

In acknowledging that the result of a referendum is not legally binding, there is a likelihood that government can go ahead with the passage of its Cannabis and Hemp Control [...]

Police Seize Marijuana Parcels in Belmopan and Corozal District

While the Briceño administration and the Belize Coalition of Churches are preparing their respective campaigns leading up to the cannabis referendum, the Belize Police Department has been busy seizing quantities [...]

Human Development Junior Minister Speaks on Increase in Minimum Wage

Today, when the media caught up with Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Development, Elvia Vega, she was asked about the proposed increase of the minimum wage from [...]

Belize Now Able to Export Cattle from Entire Country to Mexico

And while laborers who fall within the minimum wage category will be smiling when they receive their first paycheck reflecting that increase, Belize has also made some inroads in the [...]

High Demand for Beef Means High Prices Locally but We Have Options

More exports of cattle to Mexico means a more lucrative business for cattle producers when compared to the amount they make locally for the same product. The reality is that [...]

ExportBelize Supports Fifteen Belizean Businesses in Expanding Export to UK and EU Markets

Fifteen Belizean agri-businesses are receiving support from an international business development agency through Export Belize, an arm of Beltraide, to take their products into new international markets. ExportBelize made a [...]

Agricultural & Environmental Representatives Discuss Impacts of Agrochemical Misuse

Agrochemicals are important to the health of the produce we grow for food, but so too are the ways in which we use and apply them. This is what the [...]

Chief Environmental Officer: Pesticides Control Legislation Needs to Be Amended

The Pesticides Control Board is in the process of amending its legislation, so what comes out of the two-day meeting that is currently underway will help policy-makers to put together [...]

Stakeholders Strategize on How to End Elder Abuse

“Elder abuse” or “abuse of older people” is defined as a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship in which there is expectation of [...]

University of Belize Scholarships for the Belize Coast Guard

Education is one of the keys to success, and members of the Belize Coast Guard are well on their way to becoming university graduates. Today, the Belize Coast Guard and [...]

Belizean Students Awarded U.S Athletic Scholarships

Sixteen young Belizean football players were awarded scholarships to attend university in the United States. The combined value of the scholarships amount to over eight hundred thousand Belize dollars. Of [...]

MOE Engages in Summer Education Programs to Bridge the Gap

When we caught up with the Minister of Education today in Belize City we got an opportunity to ask him about his ministry’s summer initiatives to bridge the learning gap [...]