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Still No Writ of Referendum; What’s Going On?

It has been almost three weeks since the Chief Elections Officer verified that the churches had met the petition threshold to trigger a referendum on the cannabis legislation.  That would [...]

G.G. Has Up to Thirty Days to Declare Writ of Referendum

While the titular head of state is yet to issue a writ of referendum, the church is wasting no time galvanizing its flock ahead of the national vote.  Pastor Louis [...]

Referendum Ballot Will Only Focus on Cannabis Issue

The price tag for the referendum is in the millions and so there was a suggestion being made that the referendum ballot should be used to simultaneously poll voters on [...]

Louis Wade is Media Representative on People’s Constitutional Committee

The People’s Constitutional Committee will be formally introduced at the beginning of August.  While that taskforce is comprised of a cross-section of representatives, it includes a seat for a representative [...]

Cesar Ross Heads People’s Constitutional Commission

Minister of Constitutional and Political Reform, Henry Charles Usher also weighed in on the work of the commission which will be activated in the days ahead.  Viewers would recall that [...]

Henry Charles Usher Sets the Record Straight on P.C.C.

Earlier this week, it was reported elsewhere in the media that the father-in-law of Minister Henry Charles Usher, former Belmopan Mayor Anthony Chanona, had been tapped to head the People’s [...]

Youth Representation on the People’s Constitutional Commission

Minister Usher was also asked about youth representation on the People’s Constitutional Commission. He stated that the Good Governance Unit has been unable to identify an umbrella youth organization to [...]

Replacements Being Sought for Members of the Public Service Commission

Minister Henry Charles Usher confirmed with News Five today that the contract for several members of the Public Service Commission, including that of Chairman Charles Gibson, expired at the end [...]

A 3-Way Vehicular Collision Involving Trucks from B&B and B.S.I.

Early this morning, there was a road traffic accident on the Philip Goldson Highway near Rhaburn Ridge. The three-way vehicular collision involved a Bowen and Bowen delivery truck, a B.S.I. [...]

D.F.C. Chairman Says They Have Borrowed from S.S.B. Countless Times

Amid public concerns raised since the announcement of the Social Security Board investing in the D.F.C. mortgage program, the Development Finance Corporation today issued its own press release clarifying the [...]

D.F.C. Chairman: D.F.C. Has Never Defaulted on Any of Its Loans

Anderson explained that since May of 2021, the demand for mortgage loans have increased by forty-three percent. Concerns from the public came about as a result of the number of [...]

One Tenth of Migrants Have Sought Assistance for Amnesty

As August second draws closer for Belize’s Amnesty Program to kick in, the hubs that the International Organization for Migration (I.O.M.) has been holding across the country over the last [...]

B.H.S. Student Successfully Organizes a STEM Summer Camp

Belize High School student Karina Espat today successfully completed a STEM Summer Camp with youths from her community. Around fifteen children were engaged in learning science concepts and were handed [...]

Keeping Young People Engaged During the Summer in Fort George

It is one of three summer camps that were organized in the Fort George constituency.  Area Representative Henry Charles Usher says that the youth within the community were also engaged [...]

Belize City Youth Entrepreneurs Prepare for Belize City Council Super Sale.

The Youth Innovation Incubator Summer Program is a feature program by the Belize City Council and the Belize City Child Advisory Body. The three-week experience gives participants an opportunity to [...]

Cruise Tourism Policy Being Revised, Five Years Later

Five years have passed since the Belize Tourism Board revised its Cruise Tourism Policy. With the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, B.T.B. says the time has come to address [...]

Berthing, The Future of Cruise Tourism in Belize

To thrive in the future of cruise tourism, Belize’s cruise industry is in need of berthing facilities. Royal Caribbean, one of Belize’s partners in the industry, recently announced that its [...]

Cruise Tourism Steadily Rebounds in 2022

Evan Tillett also answered questions pertaining to the rebound of the cruise tourism industry. Tillett says, while the industry is yet to record 2019 numbers, the outlook for the sector [...]

Airport Expansion Program to Address Growing Number of Travellers

And, while cruise tourism is steadily bouncing back, the Phillip Goldson International Airport has been inundated with overnight travellers outside the regular tourist season. While Tillett conceded that the current [...]

Teacher Johnson’s Summer Camp Concludes in Dangriga

It’s the end of a two-week summer camp at Tina Johnson’s free tutoring program. The kids have completed the academic session of the camp, but it was surely not short [...]