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Making the Courts Child-Friendly

Over the years, the number of children who come in contact with the law has increased. Fundamental challenges exist in properly dealing with these types of cases; challenges such as [...]

Reciprocity between Us and Them

The relationship between the media and the Belize Police Department is a mutually beneficial arrangement where information is provided to the press in exchange for coverage of the department’s outreach [...]

Sarteneja Village Gets New Health Clinic

Residents of Sarteneja Village are recipients of a new health clinic courtesy of the Government of Belize. The health facility comes at a cost of more than eight hundred thousand [...]

M.O.H. Expands NHI Services in Corozal

A similar inauguration was held this morning in San Pedro-Cristo Rey Village. The health centre is expected to benefit some one thousand four hundred residents. The investments in the primary [...]

A Tale of Two PAC Reports

The Public Accounts Committee, chaired by Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat, is putting together separate reports to be presented before the National Assembly in the coming weeks.  While a [...]

PAC Chairman’s Report Doesn’t Reflect What Was Discussed – Patrick Faber

Despite being notified that some members of the Public Accounts Committee would not attend the last session, Chairman Espat reportedly went ahead and called a meeting for January tenth.  Deputy [...]

Maya Land Rights Commission Heads Training Workshop in Toledo

Years after a court ruling, preliminary discussions on the development of legislative principles on Maya land and associated rights were held during a two-day training in Punta Gorda.  The sessions [...]

Road Works in Orange Walk to Improve Quality of Life

There are a number of road works taking place in Orange Walk. It is part of the town council’s street infrastructure project for that northern municipality. As Mayor Kevin Bernard [...]

A Skills Training Programme for Single Mothers of Orange Walk East

Bernard is also the P.U.P. standard bearer for the Orange Walk East constituency. He has also been working on a skills training programme that is being offered to single models [...]

Baby Boy Recuperating After Vicious Dog Attack

Four-year-old Ellis Ortiz remains at the K.H.M.H. tonight, recuperating from a vicious dog attack he endured on Sunday, January thirteenth. Ellis was at home in the Lake Independence area when [...]

My First Seventy-Five Years: An Autobiography

Former Chief Education Officer Ines Sanchez wrote a book documenting the first seventy-five years of his life. The autobiography covers the struggles of his early life woven into the historical [...]

Red Cross Gifts NEMO 20K in Equipment

The Belize Red Cross donated a trove of equipment to NEMO today in Belize City. The Red Cross says that that donation was made possible through a grant they obtained [...]

Healthy Living: Stomach Flu Complications

If you’ve been noticing that more and more people seemed to be affected by a flu or stomach bug then your observations are probably right. Apparently viruses thrive better in [...]

Former ComPol Whylie Rains on Chester Williams’ Installment Parade

A new Commissioner of Police was installed today at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan, and we’ll have that coming up. But the installation of Chester Williams was eclipsed by [...]

ComPol Whylie Takes Aim at Fellow Members of B.P.D.

Former ComPol Whylie, who has been criticized as a lame duck leader where the fight against crime and violence is concerned, insisted that he used his final public address to [...]

Chester Williams is Installed as Thirteenth Commissioner of Police

With twenty-seven years of service under his belt, Chester Williams today was installed as the new Commissioner of Police.  Williams has also distinguished himself as the first attorney to take [...]

ComPol Williams Outlines Changes within Police Department

A restructuring of the police department since Commissioner Chester Williams assumed its helm on January ninth was imminent.  Last week, there was a memo in circulation which the department subsequently [...]

Chester and Broaster at the Top; How is that Going to Work?

Throughout the course of their professional careers, Edward Broaster and Chester Williams have had a somewhat tumultuous relationship.  In the past, words have been exchanged and the two have had [...]

Judiciary Receiving Less than 1% of National Budget

On Monday, the Supreme Court opened the legal year with the usual ceremonial fanfare in downtown Belize City. In his remarks, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin spoke of the budget afforded [...]

An Adolescent Health Strategic Plan Being Finalized

An Adolescent Health Strategic Plan is being finalized. The plan marks a crucial step of an expanded and holistic focus by the government on the issues affecting adolescents in the [...]

Citrus Icon Gerry Sharp, Dead at 77

A citrus pioneer has passed. On Tuesday, the Sharp family announced that seventy-seven-year-old Gerry Sharp has died. Sharp, who is the husband of Marie Sharp, spent decades working in the [...]

Learning the Workings of Open Street Mapping

A one-day training workshop took place on Monday in Belize City where officials from government agencies and N.G.O.s worked together on open street mapping. Open street maps are completely user-generated [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says No Internal Political Rift

The I.C.J. Declaration was signed on January ninth by five former Ministers of Foreign Affairs, including sitting Prime Minister Dean Barrow. Barrow was joined by former P.U.P. Prime Minister Said [...]

Orange Walk Mother and Daughter Reunited After Hellish Ordeal

Tonight there is good news to report. Three-year-old Vera Timofeev and her mother Raquel Margarita Cocom have been reunited after a hellish ordeal. The mother and daughter returned to Belize [...]

P.U.P. Leaning Towards a “No” Position

Earlier today when we caught up with the P.U.P. leader, we asked him a number of questions with respect to the I.C.J.  In October 2018, John Briceño embarked on a [...]