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NCFC Weighs In on Baby Janeeka

The death of Janeeka Campbell has prompted reaction from the National Committee for Families and Children.  The NCFC says it joins the nation in mourning the tragic loss of another [...]

Peace Begins With Me, Declares City Residents

The unending spate of crime and violence which continues to grip the streets of the Old Capital has given rise to a social movement where friends and families of countless [...]

Caribbean Human Development Report Launched

The BOOST Program through which needy families receive a conditional cash transfer from government has been cited as a success in the region. This is according to the Caribbean Human [...]

Including Persons With “Diverse Abilities”

This week is disability awareness week. It is being observed from the twenty seventh of November to the third of December. The week includes the United Nations sanctioned international day of [...]

MICS Survey Finds Improvement in Key Belizean Indicators

UNICEF assists countries to collect and analyze data to fill gaps in the monitoring of the situation of children and women through its international household survey called the Multiple Indicator [...]

Candlelight Vigil Recalls Victims of Gender Based Violence Ahead of 16 Days of Activism

On Tuesday night, the U.S. Embassy held a candlelight ceremony as part of their activities to observe the Sixteen Days of Activism: unmasking the many faces of gender-based violence. The [...]

Special Envoy Says “Insensitive” Society Must Learn Compassion

In the past month and a half, we’ve reported on four children murdered in Belize City. Three children, eleven year old Aaron Gabourel, six year old Empress Hamilton and four [...]

Students Unmask the Many Faces of Gender Based Violence in Discussion

Gender based violence is a major public health issue and one of the most widespread violations of human rights, but cases are highly unreported and victims continue to suffer in [...]

Community Holds Vigil for Murder Victim Tyler Savery

Hundreds of residents—youths and adults—including the grieving mothers from the Hamilton family and other concerned Belize City residents, gathered at the B.T.L. Park for a candle light vigil organized by [...]

No More Street Harassment for Belizean Women

Hissing and making lewd remarks to women is considered a form of violence and in some cases these actions escalate to attacks. Well today, a group of students—particularly females from [...]

Anti-Harassment March Encourages Women’s Empowerment

According to Wentz, the initiative is to empower women, who are victims of street harassment. She says that the students are learning how to respond—keeping themselves safe while getting men [...]

Leader of the Opposition Repeats Call for National Unity on Crime

The murder of seven-year-old Tyler Savery and his twenty-one-year-old cousin, Porshan Pipersburgh, has broken many Belizean hearts. A simple outing to get a milkshake at a neighbourhood establishment on Friday [...]

A Fight for Peace and Humanity in Blood-Soaked Belize City

According to Savery’s mother, a celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday. In an extended interview with the media, Shakera Young is appealing to the community to stand [...]

The World’s Population and Gender Equality Discussed in Report

According to the UNFPA, what the world looks like in fifteen years will depend on what we do today to help a ten-year-old girl realize her potential. In its 2016 [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Council of Management will plan new strategy

The council of management of the Belize National Teachers Union is meeting on Saturday to discuss the way forward in light of recent developments in the education sector.  Earlier this [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Palacio said Education Minister never put Strike Fund in play

The strike fund and its intended use are also at the center of the ongoing controversy.  According to B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio, the Minister of Education quotes liberally from a [...]

“Sonny” Pitterson’s “Feed My Sheep Kitchen” Re-Opens

The late Zebedee “Sonny” Pitterson felt the call to minister to members of his community. In addition to his popular bakery, Sunnyside on Racecourse Street, in 1994 he opened the [...]

Church Senator reveals threats to home and family

Perhaps the most controversial representative of the social partners, Pastor Ashley Rocke, whose position on two occasions has angered the churches, declined chairmanship of the Senate Select Committee for fear [...]

Teachers will strike for eighth day; getting ready for meeting with Prime Minister

The strike called by the Belize National Teachers’ Union will go into its eighth day on Thursday. But whether it continues after that will depend on a key meeting between [...]

U.D.P. members to picket B.N.T.U. office; Union warns against intimidation

While the Belize National Teachers’ Union will be meeting with the Prime Minister on Thursday, a press release issued today announces that, as confirmed by police, members and supporters of [...]

Belize Branch teachers hit streets to continue public education campaign

After an early morning meeting at their headquarters, about one hundred members of the Belize District Branch of the Belize National Teachers’ Union headed out on foot into Southside Belize [...]

UDP Picketing called off

News Five has confirmed with organizer of the picket called by the United Democratic Party, Alfonso Noble, that it has been called off. The Prime Minister meets with the Union [...]

Chamber Holds Special General Meeting

At this time the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding a special general meeting to determine the extent of its participation on the Senate Special Select Committee.  The [...]

B.N.T.U. strike action continues into seventh day on Wednesday

The strike by teachers continue in the headlines tonight and we can confirm that the B.N.T.U. remains unmoved. This Wednesday, there will be a seventh day of strike action by [...]

Prime Minister calls B.N.T.U. to meeting

As we said there may be a resolution to the industrial action because just before six o’clock this evening, the Prime Minister responded to the Belize National Teachers Union in [...]