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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 [...]

The Hustle and Bustle of the Entertainment Strip on Newtown Barracks

The Newtown Barracks area in the city has flourished into our own entertainment strip. Restaurants, bars, clubs, casinos, call centres as well as the popular B.T.L. Park can all be [...]

22 Young Graduates from Belize Youth Challenge Program

Twenty-two young men graduated this morning as cadets of the Belize Youth Challenge Programme. They represent the first intakes of the programme which started last October.  The young men honed [...]

Accepting Government’s Errors in Present Crime Situation

It was a happy occasion for the graduating cadets but also a time of reflection for the Minister of National Security. John Saldivar admitted today that the government has failed [...]

The LGBT Flag Flies Atop the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan

Today, the U.S. Embassy raised the rainbow flag in Belmopan in commemoration of gay Pride Month in the U.S., but also to put the spotlight on Belize’s L.G.B.T.I. community.  While [...]

O.A.S. General Resolution on Human Rights and Belize

The United Belize Advocacy Movement and the Coalition of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Transsexuals, Travestis and Intersex of Latin America and the Caribbean are celebrating the adoption of the General Resolution on [...]

Mediation and Conflict Resolution Among Vulnerable Groups

The Youth and Community Transformation Project (YCT) and RESTORE Belize partnered to train nineteen service providers in conflict mediation. The social workers, community rehabilitation officers, police officers, and youth workers [...]

5 Female Inmates are Certified Yogis

Today, five women in prison were officially certified as yoga instructors after two years of intensive classes conducted by non-profit yoga organization Rhythm of Change. There are thirty-seven women incarcerated [...]

N.C.F.C. Jumps into Debate on Charges for Minor, 13, over Firearm

Elwin Pitter, the minor who was shot by the police remains at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital recovering from injuries he sustained. Police maintain that the thirteen-year-old was shot because [...]

Working to Fix Sanitation Woes

Mayor Bernard Wagner admitted today that City Hall is facing some financial challenges and is in arrears with the Belize Waste Control.  Now, if you’ve been following the news for [...]

Region One O.C. Hooks Up with Taiwan for School Farming Project

Three schools from the south side of the city will have the opportunity to farm vegetables for their consumption. The Farming for Schools Project was spearheaded by Senior Superintendent Howell [...]

UNICEF Empowers Local Partners on Child Abuse

Child abuse comes in many forms; it can be limited to one incident or it can be a series of events that occur many times. In Belize, many organizations have [...]

I.L.O. Has Good Reviews for Youth Apprenticeship Program

About eight years ago, the Belize National Youth Apprenticeship programme was started in Belize City with the aim to reduce crime, through its focus on the development, education and employment [...]

Kids Talk Tough on Ending Violence in Port

RESTORE Belize hosted an event called “Walls Down” in the Port Loyola area during the extended weekend.  Residents were invited to enjoy a community day on a closed-off section of [...]

Journey Begins for Members of Police Youth Mentorship Program

Saturday was the first day of the second cohort of the Police Youth Mentorship Programme. Ninety-six mentorees from eight to seventeen years of age were matched with thirty mentors to [...]

A Protest Against the High Cost of Living

Last year, Moses Sulph’s Belize Leaders for Social Justice carried out a protest on the high cost of gas prices. While results were mixed as prices have gone up and [...]

How to Get a Good Job and Career

Want a job? There were at least seven hundred and fifty available at different levels of experience and pay scale today at Swift Hall on the compound of St. Martin [...]

Scotiabank Assist with Scholarships for South Side

The 2017 school year is winding down quickly, but the Belize Police Department and Scotia Bank are already thinking ahead to the next academic calendar.  That partnership has seen the [...]

Kids’ Outreach Program Continues With Ziplining Tour

Since his transfer to Belize City several weeks ago, Region One Commander Howell Gillett has been on a relentless outreach to at-risk youths across the south side of Belize City.  [...]

Youths Talk HIV/AIDS

The 2017 report on HIV by the Ministry of Health is pending, but the 2016 statistical data shows that there were two hundred and twenty-five new infections reported for that [...]

Police Install New Booth on Barrack Road

Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett was on hand this afternoon to receive a brand new police booth on the north side. We met Gillett on Barrack Road where the police booth [...]

Defending the Community Policing Strategy

Earlier in the newscast, you heard Commander Howell Gillett speak briefly about the crime in the city.  While he has been on the Southside for less than three months, there [...]

Police Meet and Greet George Street Residents

This evening, officers attached to Precinct Two in Belize City took to the streets to meet with residents in the areas of Euphrates and Amara Avenues, as well as nearby [...]