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Gender Day at COP 24

The severity of storms in the last two years in the region has displaced and disenfranchised thousands. But did you know that women are the ones most affected by these [...]

Gender Equality Protocol Introduced in Belize’s Court System

Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin addressed the judiciary this morning at the Radisson Hotel. The CJ was among several notable speakers at the gathering on gender equality protocol which is part [...]

The Police Drama Club Speaks Gender Based Violence

On November twenty-third, Belize joined the rest of the world in the official launch of the annual sixteen days of activism to stop gender based violence against women and children.  [...]

U.S. Chargé Throws Support behind 16 Days of Activism

Earlier this week, a Belize City resident was shot to the groin by his common-law wife, who had made numerous reports to the domestic violence unit. In fact, police officers [...]

A National Review of Crime in Belize

The top brass of the police department gathered today in the capital for the first conference dubbed COMSTAT.  The intention is to move to a system that will provide the [...]

John Briceño Says G.O.B. Needs to Address Human Trafficking

Last week we reported on the US Government’s decision to cut non-humanitarian aid and non-trade assistance to Belize. United States President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum which listed Belize [...]

Establishing a Comprehensive Social Protection System in Belize

A five-day conference kicked off today in Belize City. Policy makers are attempting to strengthen what is in place to eliminate poverty among the various pockets of the vulnerable populations. [...]

HelpAge International Concludes Sub-Regional Conference

A sub-regional conference of HelpAge International concluded today at the Ramada Princess in Belize City.  Six countries in region examined a convention that was signed in 2015 under the Organization [...]

HelpAge International Latin America and Caribbean Sub-Regional Conference

For the first time, the HelpAge International Latin America and Caribbean Sub-Regional conference is being hosted in Belize. The meeting brought together experts from across both regions to discuss the [...]

A Call for Stiffer Penalties for Perpetrators Who Attack Older Persons

But while Belize was lauded for its work in safeguarding older persons, Patroness Maria Elena Sylvestre says that there is a lot to be done. In the past, we have [...]

UWI Hosts Panel Discussion on Gender Based Violence

The annual sixteen days of activism was launched in Belize City last Friday, under the theme, “#HearMeToo – End Violence against Women and Girls!” As part of the global campaign, [...]

Gender-based Violence – A Cultural Issue that Needs to be Changed

According to Jane Bennett, the issue of gender-based violence is cultural, a bad behaviour, that needs to be changed and will take a village to change.   Jane Bennett, Head, [...]

BTEC Successfully Trains 45 Job Seekers

The Belize Training and Employment Centre, BTEC, was created to prepare individuals with skills in different disciplines so as to provide them a higher chance of being employed. Today, forty [...]

A National Parenting Guide is Launched on Children’s Day

A parent’s comprehensive guide to raising children, it’s a publication that was launched earlier today to coincide with Universal Children’s Day.  The Government of Belize, the National Committee for Families [...]

Sex Offenders Registry Cometh

For years now, there have been talks about compiling and maintaining a sex offenders registry. An official move from the government was taken back in 2014 when the National Assembly [...]

‘Express Yuh Self with Rights’

For the past two years we’ve been reporting on a volunteer group called the Convention on the Rights of the Child Ambassadors. They represent an arm of the National Committee [...]

BelAIFA Donates To Liberty Children’s Home

Between October twenty eight and November third, members of the Belize Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors embarked in their annual food drive. Every year BelAIFA carries out this charity [...]

Salvation Army Launches Its Kettle Appeal

The bells were ringing this morning and the iconic red kettles were in display in the downtown area of the City. It is a reminder that the Christmas season is [...]

Human Rights Commission of Belize Concerned Over Threat of State of Emergency

Deputy Commissioner of Police Chester Williams this week threatened to impose another state of emergency; this time to tackle the rising cases of armed robberies that have been plaguing the [...]

Does Spate of Armed Robberies Warrant State of Emergency?

Back in September, the state of emergency was put in place in two areas of south side Belize City, encompassing the George Street and the Mayflower Street gang territory. More [...]

What About Establishing the Crime Control Council?

The attorney says that the department and the legislative arm of government have adequate time to consider other mechanisms before invoking a state of emergency. The establishment of the Crime [...]

88 Youths Successfully Complete BPD’s Youth Mentorship Programme

Back in May, the Belize Police Department launched its second annual Youth Mentorship Programme, which culminated today with a certification ceremony for the youths who made it through to the [...]

A Police Booth to Oversee Matron Roberts Health Center

A police booth was opened today near Matron Roberts Centre in Belize City to serve as a deterrent to crime. The police presence in one of the City’s hot spots [...]

A 2020 Population & Housing Census to Be Conducted

Personnel at the Statistical Institute of Belize are getting ready for the 2020 national census. The population is expected to show growth of more than two percent annually since the [...]

25 Belize City Residents Complete Bartending Course

A number of residents from the south side of the City have completed a course on bartending. It took place at the popular Sip and Sip club and was organized [...]