Churches to protest against Section 53 ruling

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 22, 2016–Although they have not formally said that they will appeal the recent decision by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to overturn Belize’s sodomy law, the churches are meeting and mobilizing not just [...]

Sydney “Mackis” Thompson, of Kremandala Raiders, dies

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 22, 2016–A basketball player of the legendary basketball team, Kremandala Raiders, the most successful team in Belize’s semi-pro basketball history, has died. Sydney “Mackis” Thompson, 52, died on Friday night at the [...]

Homosexual lover charged with assaulting his partner

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Aug. 19, 2016–On Wednesday, August 10, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin ruled that Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code, which makes sodomy an offense, is unconstitutional. The ruling has been hailed as a [...]

Faster banking promised with new national payment system

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 22, 2016–New banking sector reforms are due to be tabled in Parliament on Friday which are intended to modernize money transactions, cutting down the waiting period for customers to receive credit from [...]

Barrow says “yes” to the LGBT!

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 18, 2016–Prime Minister Dean Barrow has roundly rejected a call from the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, the largest and most influential Christian denomination in the country, as well as the Evangelical [...]

Fradulent pyramid scheme hurting poor Belizean women

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 18, 2016–Before a store attendant in Belize City could ask her customer how she could assist her, she launched right off into trying to recruit the customer into the “dream catchers” pyramid [...]

Westline bus crashes into store at terminal!

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 18, 2016–Commuters fled for their lives as a Westline bus crashed into the waiting area of the Belize City bus terminal without warning. Sometime close to 5 p.m., the bus pulled up [...]

Rene August, 50, dies in traffic accident in Vera Cruz

VERA CRUZ, Mexico, Thurs. Aug. 18. 2016–Belizeans Rene August, 50, a tour guide operator and vehicle dealer of Santa Elena, Cayo District, and Juan Rudon, 67, were travelling back to Belize from the United States through [...]

Brother sodomizes brother

SANTA ELENA, Cayo District, Mon. Aug. 15, 2016–Two days after the Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin delivered a historic ruling making it clear that sexual intercourse between two consenting adults should not be criminalised, an 11-year-old boy [...]

Tornado hits Spanish Lookout

SPANISH LOOKOUT, Cayo District, Mon. Aug. 15, 2016–The Spanish Lookout community in the Cayo District, was hit by a tornado at about 11:00 yesterday morning. Roofs were destroyed, trees were uprooted and buildings were damaged. Amandala [...]