Highlights

Belize among the Caribbean countries recording strongest tourism growth

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 10, 2017 – - The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) yesterday unveiled its report on the performance of the tourism sector across the Caribbean for 2016. The report said that while only 48% [...]

Decriminalization law for up to 10 grams of ganja lags behind after 5 years

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 9, 2017–In 2012, Belize began to seriously look at changing its laws to decriminalize the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana—about a handful of what is locally known as ganja—in [...]

Belize Musicians Past and Present celebrates 22nd anniversary

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 6, 2017–The longest running talk show in the nation, hosted on KREM Radio, the Belize Musicians Past and Present show, is celebrating its 22nd anniversary on Thursday, February 9. The show is [...]

Pen Cayetano reflects on Evan X Hyde and the Black Power movement

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Feb. 2, 2017 – - “No wait ‘til di man dead fi tell ahn ‘e good.” This is a well-known Creole adage that underscores that if a man is to be honored, it [...]

What’s really happening at the Subteniente López border crossing?

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 30, 2017–Was there a violent clash between Belizean Customs officers and Mexican smugglers that left 13 persons injured? An article published by a Mexican news agency, the Yucatan Times, claims that there [...]

Vatican appoints Fr. Lawrence Sydney Nicasio as Bishop of Belize City-Belmopan

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 26, 2017–In an announcement issued today, the Vatican said that Fr. Lawrence Sydney Nicasio, a Garifuna priest, has been appointed as Bishop of Belize City-Belmopan, to succeed Bishop Dorick McGowan Wright, whose [...]

Coast Guard FC takes CYDP Peace Cup Championship

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Jan. 23, 2017–They were heavy favorites, despite a 3-3 draw with Tut Bay FC in game 1 of the Finals series last week Saturday at the MCC; and yesterday at the same venue [...]

Friday’s fiery House debate on the ICJ referendum

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Jan. 13, 2017–The Belize-Guatemala issue took center stage at Friday’s special sitting of the House of Representatives, the first for 2017, with both sides of the floor diametrically opposed to a move by [...]

BTV, NTV, BPP AND VIP all registered their discontent with Referendum Act amendment

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Fri. Jan. 13, 2017–On Friday, the House of Representatives held its first meeting for the year, in which a bill was introduced to amend the threshold of the Referendum Act from sixty percent [...]

Belize born Rakeem among Kansas City Chiefs to play in Sunday’s NFL playoffs

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 12, 2017–American-football fans will be focusing on the NFL playoffs this weekend, and one Belize-Dangriga born player, Rakeem Nunez-Roches will be among the Kansas City Chiefs that clash on Sunday against the [...]