Saturday, May 25, 2024


Churches collects close to 20,000 signatures for marijuana referendum

Although the Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Control and Licensing Bill of 2022 to legalize the recreational use, commercial production, and sale of cannabis (marijuana) in Belize was passed in the National Assembly, the council of churches is fighting for a referendum on the topic. Close to 20,000 signatures have been collected countrywide to meet the 10% threshold and force the government to hold a referendum legally. On Thursday, April 28th, Pastor Louis Wade of the National Evangelical Association of Belize said that on Tuesday, the documents containing the signatures would be presented to Governor General H.E. Froyla Tzalam in hopes for a referendum to be called.

Public officer caught in drug bust

On Wednesday, August 21st San Pedro Police searched the residence of 41-year-old Victor Lara and found a large amount of Marijuana, amounting to 89 grams.

Caye Caulker residents charged for drug trafficking

Three Caye Caulker residents, 57-year-old Timothy Stapleton, 30-year-old Bernaldo Teul, and 25-year-old Raphael Erebua, were arrested and charged on Tuesday, November 14th for the offense of drug trafficking.

San Pedro Police remove gun and ammunition from streets

San Pedro Police are looking for a Hispanic male person who was carrying a school bag with marijuana and a 9mm pistol with 11 live rounds.

GOB passes law to decriminalize 10 grams of marijuana

As of Thursday, November 2nd, the possession of ten grams or less of marijuana (cannabis) in Belize is legal.

Caye Caulker group says decriminalizing marijuana will improve the economy

Many believe the decriminalization of marijuana could be the solution to the country’s economic woes.

Security forces find over 60 pounds of marijuana in Northern Ambergris Caye

Six packages containing 65.3 pounds of marijuana were discovered by the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) floating within the area of Rocky Point, approximately 15 miles north of San Pedro Town.

Confiscation of Compressed Marijuana in Northern Belize

This patrol led to the discovery of 85 pounds of Marijuana and the detention of three male persons.