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Caleb Orozco upbraids “Morality Commission”

The recent fracture within the self-styled “Morality Commission” has seen the departure of Bishop Phillip Wright and Reverend Roosevelt Papouloute, two relatively powerful church leaders who sat on the government-helmed [...]

P.U.P. Senator Valerie Woods says LGBT should have been included

Also weighing in on the issue of the Morality Commission is Senator Valerie Woods.  The P.U.P. parliamentarian is a proponent for human rights, irrespective of existing differences.  She too describes [...]

Human rights for all; LGBT Pride Week to mark historic court decision

While the church has been a dominant force in opposing the L.G.B.T.I. movement in Belize, it has also been decried for not acknowledging the basic human rights that all members [...]

U.S. raises LGBT flag in Belmopan

Tonight, the rainbow flag flies on the U.S. Embassy compound in Belmopan in commemoration of the L.G.B.T.I. community in the U.S. It was hoisted this morning for the second time [...]

Haven House Seeks Funds Through 5K Walk Against Domestic Violence

Domestic violence against women has ended tragically in numerous cases across the country. But women continue to suffer in silence. Over the weekend, an initiative by a nonprofit organization that [...]

Haven House Hosts Anti-Domestic Violence Walk

The Haven House is a non-profit shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. It was established in 1993 to provide support and intervention services including emergency [...]

A National Agenda for our Children

The Children’s Agenda 2017-2030 was launched today, but signed on May fifteenth between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.  The document is a road map that outlines [...]

Youth to RISE in Dangriga

Government has secured financing from the Caribbean Development Bank to expand the Youth and Community Transformation Project to at risk communities in Dangriga, San Ignacio and Santa Elena. These communities [...]

Miss Belize Universe and Tony Rath’s Controversial Exposé

Miss Universe 2016, held in Manila, Philippines at the end of January, is now several months behind avid fans of pageantry. The stellar performance of Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca Rath, [...]

Therese Rath Stands By Her Husband’s Blog

According to the husband and wife couple, they were largely responsible for the organization of Rebecca’s trip to Miss Universe, minus Enriquez’s input as country director. Furthermore, the family claims [...]

B.N.T.U. prepares for convention

The Belize National Teachers’ Union meets in convention beginning on Wednesday in Corozal Town. The unions use this medium to discuss usual union business for reporting to its membership such [...]

Time for the System to Work with Youth, Not Against

With peace talks underway and another ceasefire in the days ahead, is there any optimism that the truce can be lasting?  That’s what we asked Finnegan at the peace march [...]

Special Envoy Wants Police to Fix Procedure Following San Pedro Woman’s Humiliation

The early morning fracas turned shooting incident on San Pedro Town on Saturday continues to make waves. Video surfaced which showed that it started when Police officers working at a [...]

Tyler Savery’s Mom Leads “Light Our Hearts” Vigil

Shakera Young is on a mission to fight for peace and humanity in Belize City following the murder of her only child in November of last year. Young is the [...]

Caribbean Partners in Belize to Study Justice System

A group from across the Caribbean is in Belize to learn more about our Criminal Justice System. The team is here under a project called CARISECURE. The project aims to [...]

Unicomer Volunteers for Sister Cecilia Elders

There were many reasons to celebrate this week. Aside from celebrating women on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the folks at Courts Belize reached out to the elderly population.  [...]

Women’s Day Addresses Gender Justice

Across the world, March eight is observed as International Women’s Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate women’s achievements from political to social – and simultaneously calls for [...]

U.S. Lists Abuses in Human Rights Report on Belize

The U.S. State Department has issued its annual country report on Human Rights practices, focusing on policing and sex orientation issues as the major human rights violations committed locally for [...]

Playing Ball with Ahmadiyyas and CitCo

Ahmadiyya Jama’at Belize teamed up with the City Council for an ongoing basketball league and they want your support. Ten teams and a hundred young people are participating in league [...]

Social Workers Trained to Deal with Children’s Trauma Issues

Youths between the ages of fourteen and twenty-nine over the years have been experiencing trauma due to a number of reasons, including violence on the streets, at home or school.  [...]

Psychotherapist Says Frontline Workers Can Get Fatigue

There are many forms of trauma and those social workers, police officers and teachers who are in the fields endure what is known as compassion fatigue. In turn, they subconsciously [...]

Breaking “Belizean Cheaters”: Women Deplore Lascivious Content Shared Online

Since the weekend, the social media page, Belizean Cheaters and all its evolutions have been wreaking havoc across the country.  Even as the pages are reported to the Facebook Administrator, [...]

Government Moves to Address “Cyber Crimes”

The chorus of disapproval in the wake of the social media spectacle is forcing lawmakers to look carefully at new legislation to address the issue of cyber bullying.  As it [...]

Taking “Art Action” Against Domestic Violence

Reported cases of domestic violence are on the increase even though there are many that never make it to the police; and in other instances statements have been made, but [...]

Sports Council Makes Upgrades at Facilities in Belize City

The National Sports Council under the new leadership of Interim Executive Director, Charlie Slusher, and in conjunction with the Queen Square Community has given a facelift to a sporting facility [...]