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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 [...]

Visiting Mission Concludes 3-Day Food Pantry & Schoolbag Programme

A Belizean American family is working along with the Belize City council to bring relief to hundreds of children in the south side. Brenda August-Leonard, through a Florida-based organization has [...]

Campaign for Black Men Achievement in the U.S. Comes to Belize

Mayor Bernard Wagner and the City Council hosted some twenty-one young African American men from the United States, who are part of the Campaign for Black Men Achievement in the [...]

Mayor Bernard Wagner Awarded by Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky

City Council is working along with Ambassador Shabazz with the tour across the city. At today’s event, Mayor Wagner also received a prestigious award from one of the chaperones on [...]

National Citizen Security Summit Tackles Public Safety, Crime and Violence

One of the biggest challenges facing the country has to do with citizen’s security which is being affected by a range of criminal activity; from petty incidents to a network [...]

IMPACT Justice: 70 Cops Learn Conflict Resolution Techniques

A five-day training course on conflict resolution for police officers began today in Belize City. The training is part of the Impact Justice project, a regional initiative in the Caribbean [...]

At-Risk Youths Learn to be Entrepreneurs

More than sixty at risk youths of Belize City came together today for a one day session to learn how to do business. The collaborative effort between the Belize Police [...]

Belize Police Department Recognizes 3 of Their Own

Commander of Region One of Eastern Division, Senior Superintendent of Police, Howell Gillett rewarded three of his police officers for a job well done. Police officers Christopher Smith, Evaristo Cob [...]

Summer Camp for South Side Kids

Youths Creating Talent is hosting a one-month free of cost summer camp for children on the south side at the Cumberbatch Field. The grassroots organization says that they have received [...]

76 Prisoners Rehabilitated

The Kolbe Foundation started a rehabilitation programme at the Belize Central Prison back in 2006 at the Ashcroft Rehabilitation Centre. To date, some two-thousand plus inmates have completed the course [...]

49 Students Awarded for Doing the Right Thing

We have covered the police initiative, Du Di Rait Ting, many times in the past. But today’s ceremony was special. Forty-nine students completed the programme; eleven were honored for beating [...]

First Group of Inmates Graduates from the GREAT Programme

The GREAT programme of the Police Department has been going on for some time involving youths from primary schools who are encouraged to participate to keep them away from the [...]