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Boots Clarifies Use of OPEC Funds for Southside Poverty Alleviation

In his Independence Day speech, the Prime minister of Belize announced that thirty-seven million dollars will be spent for Phase Two of the South Side Poverty Alleviation Program that falls [...]

Is There a Reduction in Poverty Rate? Let’s Ask Boots

According to statistics available, poverty has increased substantially so that over forty percent of the population is living in poverty. Notwithstanding, government has been claiming that the implementation of several [...]

B.E.L. Employees Threaten to Strike

Will there be nationwide blackouts in the jewel on Wednesday? It seems to be a possibility, since B.E.L. employees who are members of the Belize Energy Workers Union will be [...]

National AIDS Commission Releases Report on Sexual Behavior

Today at the ITVET in Belize City, the data of the 2014 survey on Knowledge, Attitudes and Sexual Behavior and HIV in Belize was officially released. The survey was sanctioned [...]

Awareness Campaign on Sexual Violence is Launched

Acts of sexual violence against boys and girls are constant despite a number of new measures in place that provide more protection to victims and make it harsher for perpetrators [...]

Police Lay Down the Law on Public Drinking this September

September time is party time in Belize, and party time means drinking – at home, house parties, clubs, and most certainly in public. Now public drinking is prohibited, and recently [...]

“Sleepless Girls” Launches on Saturday in San Ignacio

Since February of this year, the Youth Advocacy Through Arts has been traveling the country and visiting high schools across the city performing its latest play entitled Sleepless Girls. The [...]

BPOs and Employment in Belize

Employment in Belize has been a hot-button issue for the public and private sector. Approximately forty percent of the country is poor and the unemployment rate is just as dismal. [...]

O.A.S. Helps G.O.B. to Reach Marginalized Families

The Government of Belize and the Organization of American States today signed a cooperation agreement for an initiative targeting marginalized families. The three-year project, valued at two hundred and sixty [...]

BOOST Program to Evolve to Better Serve Those in Need

According to C.E.O. Alpuche, the ministry is working with the O.A.S. and the United Nations to ensure that the BOOST program evolves. Alpuche says the pilot project goes beyond cash [...]

Toledo West Area Rep Weighs In On Santa Cruz Debacle

Earlier in our newscast you heard PM Dean Barrow speaking about what he called excessive force being used by Mayans to unlawfully detain a black Creole Belizean. Much has been [...]

Was Rupert Myles Aggressive in Santa Cruz?

Requeña says that Saturday’s events were precipitated by the very aggressive behaviour of Rupert Myles when he attended a meeting following months of being invited to speak to village leaders. [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Recognizes Right to Same-sex Marriage…

The United States Supreme Court ruled earlier today that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right throughout the U.S.; it is considered a historic victory for gay rights advocates.  The decision, [...]

UNIBAM’s Caleb Orozco Weighs In

According to the executive director of the United Belize Advocacy Movement, UNIBAM, while a legal decision is one thing, it does not necessarily deal with the issue of living with [...]

UNFPA Tackles Teenage Pregnancy Across the Caribbean

Teenage pregnancy is a growing issue for Belize and the wider Caribbean region, and more so as the teen moms are of a younger age every year. The call for [...]

World Day Against Child-Labour Observed

World Day Against Child Labour is observed on June twelve. It’s an opportunity for the globe to raise its voice against child labour and at the same time make a [...]

U.S. Issues Advisory in Cayo District Following Double Murder in Teakettle

It didn’t make it in the news on Thursday, but the U.S Embassy did send out a release issuing condolences to Paul Signorino and Julian Jones, the two American nationals [...]

DYS Holds Open Day

The Department of Youth Services held its open day today, and they were showing off major developments. After months of trying to install a music studio in Collet Division, Education [...]

And the Survey Says… Homophobia is Down in Belize

What’s the sentiment of Belizeans on LGBT persons? A poll that was done about a year and a half ago shows that people are generally more accepting and that Belize [...]

Friends of Conservation Graduates New Rangers for Chiquibul Patrols

For years Friends for Conservation and Development has been battling the illegal incursions of Guatemalans into the Chiquibul National Park. These Guatemalans come to cut our timber, harvest our xate, [...]

Where Does OAS Fit Into Chiquibul Encroachment Equation?

So where does the Organization of American States fit into the encroachment equation at the Chiquibul National Park? The answer is that it hasn’t, not in a meaningful way at [...]

Twenty-seven Plots of Land Cleared for Illegal Farming in Chiquibul

With the election of Ambassador Nestor Mendez as Assistant Secretary-General of the O.A.S., all eyes will be on the dynamics of the relationship between Belize and Guatemala. That relationship is [...]

International Women’s Month Celebrated

Across the world, International Women’s Month was celebrated on March eight. Here at home, we continue the month long observance with the Women’s Department promoting several events including medical clinics, [...]

UNICEF Launches Timeout: Campaigns to End Violence Against Children

Using the common concept of TIME OUT, UNICEF today launched a campaign encouraging adults to stop and think before using violent methods against children. The idea is to prompt adults [...]

PM Barrow Reveals Identity of Allegedly Abused Minors

The protection of minor’s identity in sensitive cases, such as molestation and rape, has long been priority for agencies concerned about the rights of children. In the recent, highly publicized [...]