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Excelsior High School Still Says No to Drugs

Excelsior High School launched its annual drug awareness week today in Belize City. As a part of the activities, students are participating in a number of competitions, which school officials [...]

Education under the Influence? Marijuana Causing Reduced Performance in School

But despite years of drug awareness activities, Excelsior High School still struggles to reach some of its students. The school reports that there are students who attend classes while under [...]

Ladyville Police Certify 124 GREAT Students

Criminal activities linked to gangs continue to be one the challenges for local cops.  Since 2008, the Belize Police Department has been tackling the growing issue through the Gang Resistance [...]

Evangelicals Demand Government Attention on Social Issues

On November first, Governor General Colville Young is expected to sign into law the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill. The legislation will make it legal to possess in a private [...]

How You Can Get Your Criminal Record Expunged for Weed

During the Senate’s extensive debate of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill last Wednesday, Churches Senator Ashley Rocke recorded the formal opposition of the organizations he represents – the Belize [...]

Taiwan Donates for World Youth Conference

In less than two weeks over two hundred youths from around the world will gather in Belize for the World Youth Conference. The conference will convene national, regional and international [...]

U.S. Ex-Gangster Tells Story to Kids At Risk in Belize

Is intervention the key to addressing criminal activities and gangs in Belize? The response differs depending on who you are talking to. But can youths and gangsters caught up in [...]

Homeboy Industries Similar to Youth Apprenticeship Program

Homebody Industries is a nonprofit organization that assists gang members and convicted felons to change their lives to become contributing members of the community through education, healing, tattoo removal and [...]

Basic Needs Trust Fund to Pump More Funding into Underprivileged Communities

Over fourteen million U.S. dollars will be invested in underprivileged communities in Belize. It was officially announced today at a launch of two projects that are set to improve the [...]

High Gas Prices Subject of Latest Protest

On Thursday morning at ten, weeks of frustration surrounding the ever-increasing cost of gas will blow up in what is intended to be a peaceful protest march from Constitution to [...]

After Son’s Return, Cameron Usher Sr. ‘Goes Off’ on Police

It’s more than twenty-four hours since seventeen-year-old Kelvin Usher emerged from the bushes near Lucky Strike where he went missing and returned to his family in the city.  While Belizeans [...]

A Hero’s Welcome at Vigil Turned Celebration

To the cynical, the events of Thursday and indeed this entire week seem to have played out like the most sugary movie script this side of the Hallmark Channel or [...]

Vigil at Battlefield Gives Thanks for Return of Kelvin Usher

At this time, a vigil is taking place at Battlefield Park where family, friends and peers of Kelvin Usher have gathered to give thanks for his safe return.  Usher surfaced [...]

Junior Collegians Call Out S.J.C., Skip Classes

On Wednesday, students from SJC JC took the streets in an impromptu protest seeking answers on the disappearance of a student of the premier institution.  It was a most significant [...]

Students Lead Lunchtime Protest in Belize City

On the streets of the Old Capital, temperatures are rising among the younger population, which is demanding answers and action on the mysterious disappearance of one of their own. At [...]

Mayflower Youths Trained in Food and Hospitality Service

Ten youths from the Mayflower area in Belize City received their certificates in food preparation and hospitality training today after concluding a summer program with the ITVET through the Department [...]

Alina Rodriguez Gives Back with Books

Over seventy children at the YWCA were treated to a book fair today. The children received free books through the ‘Alina Gives Back’ foundation. It is a small non-profit started [...]

For Belize LGBT’s, Pride is Showing

Next Thursday, August tenth, marks a full year since Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin struck down Section Fifty-Three of the Criminal Code outlawing sexual acts other than consensual heterosexual intercourse, between [...]

Belmopan Youth Engage in Agriculture as Opposed to Crime

Back in 2015, villages surrounding Belmopan had a spiraling in crime committed by youths.  After assessing the issue, the Belmopan Police decided to do a program to engage young people [...]

Venezuela’s man in Belize says don’t believe hype over assembly vote

In international news, the South American country of Venezuela has been a noted supporter of Belize in the area of trading for petroleum and social missions established under the presidency [...]

Venezuela thanks Belize for O.A.S. support

The fight over Venezuela also continues in the Organization of American States. Countries not aligned with the Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas (ALBA) have tended to vote in favour of [...]

Negotiations for stevedores’ CBA continue, but are they really needed?

A few weeks ago, we told you about the call a few stevedores were making to ask CWU President Dale Trujeque to step away from the negotiations table. The stevedores, [...]

How to Help Children in Disasters Return to Happiness

A week-long workshop by the Ministry of Local Government in collaboration with UNICEF concluded today at the Biltmore Plaza. Representatives from both private and public sector agencies and organizations that [...]

Get Saved with Papa San and Company at Festival of Hope

Christian music fans and evangelicals are awaiting the climax of the week-long Festival of Hope on Saturday at B.T.L. Park in Belize City.  After several days of evangelism countrywide, the [...]

The World Youth Conference Comes to Belize in November

The Department of Youth Services announced today that Belize has been selected as host of the upcoming World Youth Conference. It’s a big event which brings together youths from around [...]