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Education Minister Doesn’t Buy Theory against Decriminalized Weed

A primary argument for those opposed to the recent decriminalization law is that Belize already has high rates of students smoking marijuana fairly regularly. They argue that decriminalization would increase [...]

Wrapping Up the World Youth Conference

Belize hosted the World Youth Conference 2017 this week and it concluded on Thursday night. More than one hundred and fifty youths from across the world gathered in Belize to [...]

Channel Five & NCFC’s Informed Teen Reporters at the WYC!

Tonight we introduce to you a new feature to our News Five line up. Over a decade ago, Channel Five partnered with the National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) [...]

Working to Reduce Child Labour in Belize

Youth Empowerment Services and the Child Development Foundation partnered today to find out the status of children in the work force, particularly in the sugar industry. Available data shows that [...]

The Launch of the Annual Kettle Appeal

The annual Kettle Appeal of the Salvation Army kicked off today in the downtown area of the city. The launch marks the beginning of the Christmas season during which the [...]

Youths Tackle Crime Issues at World Summit

A World Youth Conference continues today in the Belize City. Representatives from over fifty countries are revisiting the importance of the Sustainable Development goals to their own advancement.  One common, [...]

Women Gather for Inspiration on Entrepreneurship

While some doors have opened, there is still a long way to go for women to ease into the top of businesses.  A conference taking place today has brought women [...]

Youths of the World Gather in Belize

The World Youth Conference 2017 is being held under the theme, “Globally Running to 2030, Becoming Sustainably Strong.” The three-day meeting of youth leaders from across the world commenced today [...]

Haitian LGBT Denied Visas; Foreign Affairs Intervenes

Belize’s LGBT community is seeking to get to the bottom of a reported act of discrimination against guests it is welcoming for an event next week. The Executive Director of [...]

NAC Gets Youths Talking about HIV/AIDS

The National Aids Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program engaged the youth population in dialog and program development given the HIV/Aids statistics in the country. Today at [...]

Youth Council Leader Talks Innovative Ways to Get Youngsters Involved

Acting president of the National Youth Council of Belize, Dominique Noralez, also participated in the forum. Despite the fact that Noralez sits as the youth rep on the Commission, in [...]

Excelsior High School Still Says No to Drugs

Excelsior High School launched its annual drug awareness week today in Belize City. As a part of the activities, students are participating in a number of competitions, which school officials [...]

Education under the Influence? Marijuana Causing Reduced Performance in School

But despite years of drug awareness activities, Excelsior High School still struggles to reach some of its students. The school reports that there are students who attend classes while under [...]

Ladyville Police Certify 124 GREAT Students

Criminal activities linked to gangs continue to be one the challenges for local cops.  Since 2008, the Belize Police Department has been tackling the growing issue through the Gang Resistance [...]

Evangelicals Demand Government Attention on Social Issues

On November first, Governor General Colville Young is expected to sign into law the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill. The legislation will make it legal to possess in a private [...]

How You Can Get Your Criminal Record Expunged for Weed

During the Senate’s extensive debate of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill last Wednesday, Churches Senator Ashley Rocke recorded the formal opposition of the organizations he represents – the Belize [...]

Taiwan Donates for World Youth Conference

In less than two weeks over two hundred youths from around the world will gather in Belize for the World Youth Conference. The conference will convene national, regional and international [...]

U.S. Ex-Gangster Tells Story to Kids At Risk in Belize

Is intervention the key to addressing criminal activities and gangs in Belize? The response differs depending on who you are talking to. But can youths and gangsters caught up in [...]

Homeboy Industries Similar to Youth Apprenticeship Program

Homebody Industries is a nonprofit organization that assists gang members and convicted felons to change their lives to become contributing members of the community through education, healing, tattoo removal and [...]

Basic Needs Trust Fund to Pump More Funding into Underprivileged Communities

Over fourteen million U.S. dollars will be invested in underprivileged communities in Belize. It was officially announced today at a launch of two projects that are set to improve the [...]

High Gas Prices Subject of Latest Protest

On Thursday morning at ten, weeks of frustration surrounding the ever-increasing cost of gas will blow up in what is intended to be a peaceful protest march from Constitution to [...]

After Son’s Return, Cameron Usher Sr. ‘Goes Off’ on Police

It’s more than twenty-four hours since seventeen-year-old Kelvin Usher emerged from the bushes near Lucky Strike where he went missing and returned to his family in the city.  While Belizeans [...]

A Hero’s Welcome at Vigil Turned Celebration

To the cynical, the events of Thursday and indeed this entire week seem to have played out like the most sugary movie script this side of the Hallmark Channel or [...]

Vigil at Battlefield Gives Thanks for Return of Kelvin Usher

At this time, a vigil is taking place at Battlefield Park where family, friends and peers of Kelvin Usher have gathered to give thanks for his safe return.  Usher surfaced [...]

Junior Collegians Call Out S.J.C., Skip Classes

On Wednesday, students from SJC JC took the streets in an impromptu protest seeking answers on the disappearance of a student of the premier institution.  It was a most significant [...]