Challenge to the Belize’s Sodomy Law enters second day

The second day of the trial between Caleb Orozco, figurehead of the movement to decriminalize sodomy, and the Government of Belize began in the Supreme Court this morning with concluding arguments from Trinidadian Queen’s Counsel Christopher Hamel-Smith. He went through...

Belize Council of Churches issue press release on homosexuality

In response to the lawsuit filed by Orosco, the Belize Council of Churches issued a press release today. The Belize Council of churches is made up of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan, The Anglican Diocese of Belize, The Belize/Honduras District of the...

UNIBAM and supporters apparently high jack Channel 5 poll

UNIBAM and its supporters apparently high jacked a channel 5 poll today. Now internet polling has never been considered scientific in any regard but, they may still offer some idea as to where a specific population is headed. The poll question on the channel 5 website is “Do you...

Agronomist identifies next hardwood to be abused

Rosewood  is a highly prized and a much sought after timber. In Belize, the timber is found primarily in the Toledo district in low-lying coastal areas. The District, which once boasted over 85% forest coverage, has been losing some 5000 acres of forest each year.  Rosewood was...

Minister Lisel Alamilla explains Cabinet’s position on enforcement duties

In more Rosewood related news, information recently circulated suggests that Cabinet has tried to block enforcement duties on the part of the Ministry of Forestry and Fisheries and Sustainable Development and Department of the Environment, particularly with regard to Rosewood....

BCSNH reply to PM’s comments on Judge’s decision

After a few false starts, two of the three claimants in last month’s Supreme Court judgment quashing six production sharing agreements for various violations of local law and policy, OCEANA in Belize and the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage (BCSNH) hosted the...

Australia and Belize collaborate to protect Barrier Reef

Yesterday we told you about reef experts from Australia and Belize, owners of the world’s largest coral reef systems, coming together to collaborate on a plan to protect these natural wonders from damage.  Today at a multi-day workshop in Belize City, stakeholders met to...

BCSNH asks GOB to involve them in development plans

In responding to a question on the national stance on offshore drilling, Minister in charge of Fisheries Lisel Alamilla noted the working up of an ‘offshore policy’ is in its planning stages. But the conservation groups say they have not been consulted. We hear from...

Man detained pending carnal knowledge charge

Belize City Police were tipped off about suspicious movements at an abandoned house in the Belama Phase 4 area yesterday afternoon. There they saw a 26 year old man, who lives at another house on the street. He was with a 14 year old girl. Police took both of them to the station,...

PUP Calls For Village Council Election Reforms

The Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) today announced an agenda for development of villages ahead of the latest cycle of village council elections which begin this month. The party’s heavy divisions in 2010 saw the UDP establishe a substantial advantage in the...

Oil exploration continues despite injunction

Activity continues in the South off Punta Gorda in the hunt for petroleum despite the injunction granted by Justice Oswell Legall last month. Today Minister for Fisheries Lisel Alamilla told us the next move of Providence Energy, which has a block in the Port Honduras Marine...

Family of stabbing victim asks for assistance

The family of 22 year old Gregory Jones, one of four stabbing victims in the wake of public terror at an outdoor concert at the BTL Park back in December, is seeking assistance for the young man who was left paralyzed from the neck down. Jones was stabbed to the left side of his...

Five family members charged with armed robbery of Belize City taxi driver

Five family members, one of whom is a 14 year old, have been charged in  the armed robbery of a Belize City taxi man. The suspects, all residents of Supal Street – 27 year old Kareem Williams, 23 year old Cathelee, 19 year old Kevin Alvarez Reyes, 19 year old Keisha Westby,...

Minister Lisel Alamilla gives update on co-management agreements

At today’s press briefing with Minister Lisel Alamilla, she  updated us on the situation with the various co-management agreements signed between the environmental community and the Government. Having been on their side before being named Minister, she contends that what is being...

Dr. Corinth Morter Lewis releases new books

Author, poet and educator Dr. Corinth Morter Lewis, who served as President of the University of Belize from 2003-2007,  has released two volumes of fiction, poetry and plays for a wide audience under the name “Moments in Time”.  Dr. Lewis has been writing poetry for...
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