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Community Holds Vigil for Murder Victim Tyler Savery

Hundreds of residents—youths and adults—including the grieving mothers from the Hamilton family and other concerned Belize City residents, gathered at the B.T.L. Park for a candle light vigil organized by [...]

No More Street Harassment for Belizean Women

Hissing and making lewd remarks to women is considered a form of violence and in some cases these actions escalate to attacks. Well today, a group of students—particularly females from [...]

Anti-Harassment March Encourages Women’s Empowerment

According to Wentz, the initiative is to empower women, who are victims of street harassment. She says that the students are learning how to respond—keeping themselves safe while getting men [...]

Leader of the Opposition Repeats Call for National Unity on Crime

The murder of seven-year-old Tyler Savery and his twenty-one-year-old cousin, Porshan Pipersburgh, has broken many Belizean hearts. A simple outing to get a milkshake at a neighbourhood establishment on Friday [...]

A Fight for Peace and Humanity in Blood-Soaked Belize City

According to Savery’s mother, a celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday. In an extended interview with the media, Shakera Young is appealing to the community to stand [...]

The World’s Population and Gender Equality Discussed in Report

According to the UNFPA, what the world looks like in fifteen years will depend on what we do today to help a ten-year-old girl realize her potential. In its 2016 [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Council of Management will plan new strategy

The council of management of the Belize National Teachers Union is meeting on Saturday to discuss the way forward in light of recent developments in the education sector.  Earlier this [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Palacio said Education Minister never put Strike Fund in play

The strike fund and its intended use are also at the center of the ongoing controversy.  According to B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio, the Minister of Education quotes liberally from a [...]

“Sonny” Pitterson’s “Feed My Sheep Kitchen” Re-Opens

The late Zebedee “Sonny” Pitterson felt the call to minister to members of his community. In addition to his popular bakery, Sunnyside on Racecourse Street, in 1994 he opened the [...]

Church Senator reveals threats to home and family

Perhaps the most controversial representative of the social partners, Pastor Ashley Rocke, whose position on two occasions has angered the churches, declined chairmanship of the Senate Select Committee for fear [...]

Teachers will strike for eighth day; getting ready for meeting with Prime Minister

The strike called by the Belize National Teachers’ Union will go into its eighth day on Thursday. But whether it continues after that will depend on a key meeting between [...]

U.D.P. members to picket B.N.T.U. office; Union warns against intimidation

While the Belize National Teachers’ Union will be meeting with the Prime Minister on Thursday, a press release issued today announces that, as confirmed by police, members and supporters of [...]

Belize Branch teachers hit streets to continue public education campaign

After an early morning meeting at their headquarters, about one hundred members of the Belize District Branch of the Belize National Teachers’ Union headed out on foot into Southside Belize [...]

UDP Picketing called off

News Five has confirmed with organizer of the picket called by the United Democratic Party, Alfonso Noble, that it has been called off. The Prime Minister meets with the Union [...]

Chamber Holds Special General Meeting

At this time the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding a special general meeting to determine the extent of its participation on the Senate Special Select Committee.  The [...]

B.N.T.U. strike action continues into seventh day on Wednesday

The strike by teachers continue in the headlines tonight and we can confirm that the B.N.T.U. remains unmoved. This Wednesday, there will be a seventh day of strike action by [...]

Prime Minister calls B.N.T.U. to meeting

As we said there may be a resolution to the industrial action because just before six o’clock this evening, the Prime Minister responded to the Belize National Teachers Union in [...]

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 [...]