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Caleb Orozco Celebrates Gay Partners Taking Cases to Court

Domestic violence, unfortunately, is not unusual; many cases are reported at the Family Court and Magistrate’s Courts on a daily basis. But since August tenth, when Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin [...]

Regional Youth Conference Concludes in Belize

Today, the Caribbean Youth Leaders Summit officially came to a close. The theme for the summit was From Rhetoric to Action Agenda 2030.  Were the dynamic youths able to achieve [...]

Caribbean Youth Leaders Meet in Belize

Approximately one hundred delegates, all youths from twenty countries across the region, including Costa Rica and Namibia, have converged in Belize for the fourth annual Caribbean Youth Leaders Summit. The [...]

Summit Chairman Calls on Governments to Address Youth Employment

Belize since 2011 has had a national youth policy in place, but many countries are yet to ratify a strategy to empower the youth. However, Christian says that one of [...]

What of the Investigation into the Tragic Fire at the Youth Hostel?

It is coming up on ten months since the tragic blaze at the mile twenty-one, George Price Highway compound of the Princess Royal Youth Hostel. A three-room wooden structure that [...]

Youth Hostel Expands its Programs

But beyond the ultimate fate of workers at the Youth Hostel, the primary concern is the health, well-being and safety of the institution’s residents. Many of them come from troubled [...]

C.E.O. Judith Alpuche on Runaway Children from Dorothy Menzies

Recently four young residents of the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center on Saint Thomas Street, Belize City, disappeared after attending the Buttonwood Bay Primary School.  The centre’s driver dropped them [...]

A Mental Health Facility for Children

Belize’s long-established mental health facility, originally known as “Seaview” when it was located along the Newtown Barracks in Belize City, and later “Rockview” after it moved to the George Price [...]

“Dignity Kits” For Girls and Women Affected by Hurricane Earl

This morning, at a brief ceremony on Coney Drive, the United Nations Population Fund handed over one hundred dignity kits to the Ministry of Human Development to aid with ongoing [...]

Department of Human Services to Oversee Distribution

The Ministry of Human Development is the chair of the relief and supplies committee for NEMO and act as the first responders in the communities affected by Hurricane Earl. Director [...]

Caleb Orozco Addresses United Nations event in New York

And while on the subject of the General Assembly, UNIBAM’s Caleb Orozco also addressed a side event of the assembly organized by the UN LGBT Core group in New York. [...]

FinSec discusses Government’s Salary Adjustment Deferral Proposal

The Government continues to deal with the third and final tranche of salary adjustments, which it has asked to be deferred until next year as a result of damages caused [...]

Utilities Unions Meet with P.M. on Wide Range of Issues

Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow was kept busy with a back to back schedule of meetings with the three unions representing workers from the utility companies this morning and [...]

Barrow Says Meeting was Extensive & Productive

The Prime Minister was a bit more expansive than Mora, explaining that this meetings arose primarily out of the social issues raised at the time of the Supreme Court’s Section [...]

Former U.D.P. Minister, Melvin Hulse, weighs in on national affairs

At an event held earlier today, we got the opportunity to speak with former U.D.P. Minister Melvin Hulse. The Stann Creek resident says that the district is least involved in [...]

Call for Godwin’s removal is to ensure transparency in investigation

The unions as well as the P.U.P. have been asking for the removal of Senator Godwin Hulse as Minister of Police. We also got Melvin Hulse to give his take [...]

Will constitutional challenge pave the way to “legalize” marijuana?

Is a constitutional challenge in the making to decriminalize marijuana? The government had set up a committee to consider the decriminalization of a small quantity of cannabis, but the recommendations [...]

Attorneys plan move against “elite” Bar Association

The Government moved legislation in September of 2014 to amend the Legal Profession Act. It removed mandatory membership in the Bar Association, paving the way for attorneys to form or [...]

“Morality Commission” to continue dialogue between Church and State

The Prime Minister announced last Friday that the Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber is the chair of what was loosely referred to as a morality commission. That name became the [...]

Will UNIBAM have a place on Morality Commission?

Outspoken gay rights activist Caleb Orozco has met with Church/State Commission Chairman Patrick Faber to discuss a place for minority groups, including UNIBAM, to be represented on the task force.  [...]

G.O.B. to launch partial appeal on Section 53 decision

There is a major development in respect of the ruling on Section Fifty Three.  Government and the religious community, including the Belize Council of Churches, have arrived at a mutual [...]

Patrick Menzies and Church Leaders Back in Belmopan for Protest

This morning, the Hispanic arm of the Evangelical Church, led by Patrick Menzies, was back on Independence Hill where they marched against government’s decision not to appeal the Supreme Court [...]

Results of Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey a Mixed Bag

Findings of a survey called the Belize Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey Five were released today. The survey was held to identify key indicators to formulate policies and programs and to [...]

The Sound and the Fury: Belizeans Rally Against LGBT and Corruption

While the House debated, outside in the Belmopan sun, a selection of the population railed and called on the Prime Minister and his government to defend the nation from social [...]

In House, Prime Minister Asks Churches to Meet Attorney General

The recent controversial Section Fifty-three ruling is the primary reason why almost two thousand protestors from across the country descended on Independence Hill today.  Acknowledging the presence of the demonstrators [...]