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Mexican Embassy Hosts Women’s Empowerment Session

All month long there have been several events across the country to celebrate women’s contributions to society and history. Today, the Mexican Embassy held an empowerment session at the Mexican [...]

PETAL hosts 3rd Annual Int’l Women’s Day Conference

Today, March eighth, is International Women’s Day. The day is set aside to celebrate women and advocate for gender equality. Non-profit group ‘Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness for Lesbian and Bisexual [...]

Legislation to Address Hate Crime on the Drawing Board

There are no official records on hate crime, but acts of violence and hostility against individuals and groups are known to occur.  In fact, just about anyone is vulnerable.  Policy [...]

Special Envoy Reacts to Social Media Comments on her Office

Following the release of sex tape of news anchor Indira Craig and the video of a student in uniform performing oral sex, there was a release issued by the Office [...]

Improving the Data Ecosystem for Governance Decision Making in Belize

A one-day summit dedicated to enhancing governance accountability was held today in Belize City. Stakeholders from the private and public sectors were engaged in discussions on the many aspects of [...]

The Plight of a Mother and a Son Who Live Homeless in a Park

The plight of homeless persons is a big social issue; today, we found a mother, her son and dogs living in a park in an affluent part of the city. [...]

Knowing Children’s Right and Laws Can Help with Cases

Consultant Joshua Dankoff says the training in children’s rights and the law is important for security forces. He says that there are many instances where the training can prove to [...]

Failure of Suppression – Doctor Herbert Gayle Lecture

On Friday night at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts, well-known anthropologist Doctor Herbert Gayle delivered a public lecture entitled Failure of Suppression. Breaking down crime and violence into [...]

Success is Community-Based Initiatives with Violence Interruption Groups

According to Doctor Gayle, the region has only one violence reduction success and that is through the concept of community policing. He is of the belief that hard-line policing is [...]

A Rally in Support of Cyber Bullying Laws and Teen Victim of Indecent Exposure

The disturbing issue of cyber bullying is finally taking centre stage.  Online bullying is not new, but given two well-known recent cases, it is now taking a sense of urgency, [...]

The Role of Labour in Social Protection

A two-day conference on Social Protection opened today in Belize City. The conference is the second in a four-part series between the Ministry of Human Development and a number of [...]

Collaboration is Key to Help Expand Options for Poor and Vulnerable

Minister of Labour Carla Barnett, along with the World Bank and UNICEF, explains how the different parties involved can collaborate to eliminate the economic vulnerabilities of poverty and deprivation.    [...]

Dr. Gayle Back to Deliver Lecture on Crime and Violence

Renowned anthropologist Dr. Herbert Gayle is back in town and will be delivering a public lecture on Friday at the Bliss Institute.  Dubbed the Failure of Suppression, why and how [...]

NCFC Weighs in on Cyber Bullying

The mass circulation of a video clip depicting an underage female student in her high school uniform engaged in a sexual act is repulsive.  Since its release over the weekend, [...]

Viral Videos Kindle Open Discussion on Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying has become a trending topic since a series of pornographic videos were shared across various social media platforms over the weekend.  The incidents have raised the ire of [...]

DYS Condemns Killing of UB Students

The Department of Youth Services condemns the killing of UB students Masaki Yanai and Dwayne Cummings. In a release issued today, the DYS says that it joins with the CARICOM [...]

Marie Sharp’s Pure Love Pepper Sauce Spreads Love to Domestic Violence Survivors

Belize’s most famous entrepreneur Marie Sharp has teamed up with the U.S. Embassy in Belize to raise funds for victims of domestic violence. Sharp has crafted a new pepper sauce [...]

Recognizing Hardworking Cops for Recent Guns & Ammo Recovery Mission

As many as forty firearms and a stockpile of ammunition have been removed from the streets of Belize. In our newscast on Tuesday night, the lead story was a massive [...]

An Initiative to Combat Gender-Based Violence in Belize

The U.S. Embassy has teamed up with well-known Belizean entrepreneur, Marie Sharp in an initiative to combat gender-based violence in Belize. This Thursday, a special product Pure Love Pineapple Habanero [...]

Voyse Cares and Donates to the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Centre

Back in 2018, Infotel International was rebranded as Voyse International. On Monday, the community service arm of the organization, Voyse Cares donated four thousand dollars to the Dorothy Menzies Child [...]

Speak Up!! CitCo Hosts First Domestic Violence Conference

Speak Up!  It’s the first-of-its-kind public forum to openly address the prevalent issue of domestic violence.  Organized by the Belize City Council, the conference provides a platform to break the [...]

Lip Service: a Fellatio Workshop

There is a raging social media debate over B.F.L.A.’s decision to hold a fellatio workshop. The Belize Family Life Association is an N.G.O. that focuses exclusively on sexual and reproductive [...]

A Skills Training Programme for Single Mothers of Orange Walk East

Bernard is also the P.U.P. standard bearer for the Orange Walk East constituency. He has also been working on a skills training programme that is being offered to single models [...]

A Consultation on the Sexual Crimes Legislation Reform Project

The Belize Women Against Violence Movement in Collaboration with the Building People Movement is holding a series of consultations on sexual crimes legislation reform. The first of the six-part consultations [...]

Sexual Offences Model Bill is to Address Deficiencies in Existing Laws

Attorney-at-law Leslie Mendez is working with the Building People Movement on the drafting of the bill. Today, she says they are looking to strengthen existing laws and legislation in other [...]