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“Stop Abuse and Violence Against Seniors”

HelpAge Belize is sending out a call to action for everyone to stop the abuse, crimes, and violence against older persons. Global statistics indicate that one in every six seniors [...]

HelpAge Says Elder Abuse Must Be Addressed

According to Bulwer, the time has come to bring this issue to the attention of the public, as it is also a public health problem, and a legal violation. She [...]

State of Emergency Lifted; Detained Inmates Share Their Stories Upon Release

Fifty-one inmates, all presumed to be members of the George Street and Ghost Town gangs, were discharged from the Belize Central Prison on Wednesday night and returned to Belize City.  [...]

State of Emergency Nigh on to Expiry; What’s the Fate of the Inmates?

As many as fifty-one inmates from the George Street and Banak Street gangs are being released from the Belize Central Prison tonight, after being held in detention for the past [...]

What Were Youth Hostel Residents Doing on the Roof?

Just before ten o’clock this morning, news spread like wildfire that resident youths at Princess Royal Youth Hostel were on the roof of one of the buildings. Speculation was fast [...]

U-Report Launches in Belize

Today, the U-Report was launched at the B.T.L. Park in Belize City. It is a free SMS social monitoring tool designed to gather information to address issues that affect youth.  [...]

B.T.B. Takes the Local Media on Tour

The Belize Tourism Board is hosting its annual familiarization trip. It is an opportunity for the local media to experience Belize’s tourism offerings and tell you all about the exciting [...]

$1 Million in CARSI-ESF Grants for Belize

The U.S. Government has awarded over a million U.S. dollars to the four organizations through the CARSI-ESF programme. Since 2008, over seven million U.S. dollars been awarded to various N.G.O.s. [...]

The P.U.P.’s Long-term Plan for the Youths of Southside Belize City

The Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, on Wednesday, criticized the government’s decision to declare a state of public emergency in two gang areas of south side Belize City. Briceño [...]

Opposition Leader Says This is Not About Politics

The People’s United Party is calling on the government to create a bi-partisan commission to tackle crime. Both Briceño and Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner say that G.O.B. has refused [...]

The National Community Oriented Policing Award Ceremony

The strategy of community policing has been met with a level of success in keeping neighbourhoods safe across the country. The approach allows the police to interact and connect with [...]

Teaching Children About the Judicial System

Twenty-four kids from ages eight to fifteen from region one received a tour of the court houses and participated in a mock trial today. The kids were in court, joined [...]

Recyclers Are Gifted School Bags for the New School Year

The Belize Solid Waste Management Authority made its annual donation to about twenty-two recyclers. In the small token of appreciation, each recycler received one school-bag with supplies. While gifting a [...]

500 School Bags for Belize City Children

Summer is winding down and parents have begun making all preparations to fully equip their children for the new school year. For some parents, this is a challenge given their [...]

13 At Risk Youths Complete Barbering Programme of Police Department

Thirteen of seventeen youths, who were at risk of getting caught up in the criminal justice system, have successfully completed a barbering programme organized by the Police Department. Over the [...]

2 New Booths Installed at Police Checkpoints

Eastern Division South Regional Commander Howell Gillett has been on the grind installing police booths across the Old Capital, particularly the south side. According to the Senior Superintendent, the purpose [...]

54 Graduate from GREAT Summer Programme

Fifty-four children from the south side of Belize City graduated from the GREAT summer programme today. The children participated in the summer programme for three weeks where they learnt a [...]

National Forensic Science Service gets Containerized Test Fire Range

An eighty-thousand-dollar Containerized Test Fire Range was today handed over to the National Forensic Science Service. The donation comes courtesy of the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament, and [...]

Suicide Among Children: Know the Signs and Get Help!

There are more questions than answers tonight about the tragic death of seven-year-old Antwone Marin. The little boy from Seine Bight died by suicide on Monday and for Belizeans across [...]

Let’s talk about suicide among children, too!

But what does this death by suicide say to other children who may be going through a tough time? It can have a negative impact – but it also brings [...]

LGBTI Community Observes 2nd Annual Pride Week

UNIBAM and its partner LGBT groups are observing Pride Week in Belize from August fourth to the twelfth. It is the second time the LGBT community is observing the week [...]

No More Rainbow Flag at the U.S. Embassy in Belize? UNIBAM Weighs In

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are aiming to forbid U.S. embassies from raising “gay pride” flags, or any banner other than the Stars and Stripes. A Republican Rep is [...]

Grief Therapy for Surviving Family Members of Slain Children

Murders and other violent crimes are continuously being committed against innocent children. While the tragic stories fade from the headlines, the pain—emotional and psychological—continues to impact surviving family members and [...]

Dara Rides for Hunger

Local philanthropist Dara Robinson is hosting his seventh annual hunger awareness ride this week. Robinson is inviting everyone to come out and give to a worthy cause. If you are [...]

Police Teach Sewing on the South Side

The Belize Police Department, through its Community Policing Unit, is teaching south side residents how to sew. Yes, you heard it right – the police partnered up with the community [...]