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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Human Trafficking Workshop

We’re not sure exactly when it started locally, but prostitution has become a booming industry in Belize. So-called ‘happy bars’ are popping up all over the place in every district, [...]

Guatemalans send Protest Note to Belize in respect of demonstration held at Guatemalan Embassy

A delegation headed by Foreign Ministry C.E.O. Alexis Rosado is currently in Guatemala meeting with Guatemalan authorities. Rosado is accompanied by Opposition Senator Lisa Shoman and representatives from the Belize [...]

Child-Friendly Municipalities Launched Today

UNCEF and partners launched today a Child Friendly Municipalities Initiative with a live broadcast in Belize City and simultaneous activities in all other municipalities. The idea is to provide infrastructure, [...]

SICA Meets in Belize to Discuss Energy Cooperation

Belize currently holds the presidency of the Central American Integrated System, SICA. That means hosting a round of regional meetings in different critical areas, like energy. This morning, directors from [...]

SATIIM Will Not Close the Door on Barranco

Barranco Village, which is also one of six buffer communities surrounding the Sarstoon Temash National Park, is a founding member of SATIIM.  Over the years, there seem to have been [...]

Workshop on child friendly Municipalities Kicks Off

eveloping Child Friendly Cities is an initiative of UNICEF, the Ministry of Local Government and the United Nations Development Programme which defines and develops child friendly municipalities and communities. The [...]

Mayors’ Association to Play a Greater Role…

The implementation of the sustainable and child friendly municipalities’ initiative falls in line with the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The MDG’s were signed back in 2000; they focus [...]

Philip Castillo explains why the Unions’ Trust was delayed

For two fiscal years, from 1995 to 1997, increments for all public service workers were frozen. As compensation, the unions were given four hundred and eighty thousand shares in B.T.L. [...]

Unions disturbed by Government Press Release

Clearly stated in the agreement between both the unions and the government is that the monies be used to fund projects. But Castillo and National President of the Belize National [...]

Unions commence media round on B.T.L. Shares

Castillo and Palacio have been doing media rounds this week to sensitize public officers as well as the various unions and the general public about the types of projects that [...]

And Says US Embassy has Supported UNIBAM

While the constitutional challenge to repeal Section Fifty-Three of Belize’s Criminal Code remains before the Supreme Court, a decision is yet to be handed down by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin [...]

Humanitarian Organizations Provides Disaster Relief for Fire Victims in San Pedro

At around eight p.m. on Sunday, July sixth, a massive blaze in the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro destroyed eight homes, displacing sixteen families. They lost everything, all [...]

UNICEF Hosts Two-Day Seminar to Address Violence Against Children

A two-day workshop organized by UNICEF to provide participants with a greater understanding of the role that communication plays in individual and social behavior change, with a focus on violence [...]

Rod Of Correction Seeks Audience With DPP

COLA’s private prosecution of former minister of state Elvin Penner for the illegal issuance of a passport to a South Korean fugitive picked up some support from the Rod of [...]

Is there clear government cover-up in the immigration scandal?

And tonight’s question is: Do you believe there is a clear government cover-up in the immigration scandal? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post [...]

Krooman Lagoon is taken over by squatters

For decades the Krooman Lagoon has been designated as an important reserve for wildlife in Belize City.  The area is a catchment for rainwater and was once teeming with birdlife [...]

Fisheries Use Drones for Monitoring

The Fisheries Department is modernizing; today it received technology to monitor the waters and to better fight illegal activities at sea. After receiving training from Conservation Drones, the officers attached [...]

Horizontal Cooperation Exchange on Social Protection focuses on BOOST program

And over at the Radisson, representatives from eight Caribbean countries including the Bahamas, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Grenada and [...]

Mark King promises squatters land titles

Residents of the area, all squatters, have told News Five that Area Representative Mark King conducted a survey late last year. They say that they were even given house numbers, [...]

Belize Communications Workers stage minute-long protests at B.T.L.

We’ve been reporting in the past few days on the changes in the top management of Belize Telemedia Limited. As you know by now, Anwar Barrow, the son of the [...]

LGBT groups address Inter-American Commission for Human Rights

The United Belize Advocacy Movement, UNIBAM, and Belize Youth Empowerment for Change both made joint presentations before the Organization of American States earlier this week citing a list of violations [...]

Belize’s Ambassador to the O.A.S. speaks on behalf of G.O.B. on LGBT issue

Speaking on behalf of the Government of Belize was Belize’s Ambassador to the O.A.S., Nestor Mendez.  In making his presentation, Ambassador Mendez quoted from P.M. Barrow’s 2013 Independence Speech in [...]

Golden Princess Casino to reopen under a new brand

On February twenty-first, the Golden Princess Casino at the northern border closed its doors. Fifty-seven employees were terminated while ninety-six persons were relocated to the other Princess Casino at the [...]

CWU supports former Bowen & Bowen employees

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize called for a boycott of Bowen and Bowen products today after the recent termination of thirteen employees from the company. The employees were [...]

A 12 hour strike by stevedores over subsistence

A gang of fifteen stevedores on Wednesday pulled off an unexpected strike at the compound of Port of Belize. The gang was scheduled to unload ninety-five containers from Seaboard Marine [...]