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Muschamp back at work!

Twenty-seven year old Sharie Muschamp, a mother of two is today fortunately back at her desk at the International Business Company Registry. Muschamp was scheduled to return to work last [...]

A symposium on specific ways to end cycle of violence against children

A two-day symposium to end violence against children ended today in Belize City. The session is being held under the auspices of the Special Envoy for Women and Children, with [...]

Greenwood finally brings his sons abuse by TPU to light

During the hour-long event an allegation was also made against an officer attached to the Tourism Police Unit, who reportedly manhandled Greenwood’s son a year ago. The matter is just [...]

P.U.P. Belmopan convention to be held this weekend; four to contest

Still on politics… The People’s United Party will be holding its convention for the Belmopan constituency this Sunday. If the past few weeks are any indication, Sunday’s election promises to [...]

Healthy Living: What’s your Parenting Style?

Being a parent is easy, but being a good parent is a different proposition altogether. There is no manual and there are no bullet points to follow in sequence. While [...]

Jane Usher basketball court and surrounding area gets illuminated

If you take a walk down Jane Usher Boulevard, you will see a difference in the neighborhood.  That’s because the area of the basketball court which is heavily populated has [...]

Police Department Launches Gang Resistance Education and Training Program

Today the Belize Police Department proudly launched a historic documentary chronicling the success story of one of its greatest initiative. The Gang Resistance Education and Training program was first born [...]

City Council Meets With Bus Owner To Discuss Removal of Oversized City Buses

At the beginning of the week, City Hall, through the Traffic Department, brought into immediate effect the removal of a number of commuter buses that did not meet specific requirements [...]

Minister Mark King gives back land to Jaguar, Ian Gaynair

Less than two weeks ago celebrated Belize Jaguar defensive star Ian ‘Yellow’ Gaynair discovered that he had been stripped of his piece of the jewel. Years ago, Gaynair had been [...]

SATIIM condemns action taken by government

On Monday, the Sarstoon and Temash Institute for Indigenous Management, SATIIM, condemned the actions of the Government for allowing the police to dispatch armed officers into the Sarstoon/Temash National Park [...]

Third annual Back-to-School Drive; get free grooming at Fabers Road

The third annual Back-To-School Drive, organized by Brian Dena, a community activist of the Fabers Road area, kicks off this Friday.  But Dena is wasting no time in appealing to [...]

Revisiting the award winning Decriminalization of Marijuana

Last year, a former minister of government introduced into the national discourse a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of marijuana. A committee was formed to look at [...]

See Ability in Disability; State of the World’s Children’s Report

UNICEF Belize and its partners, BCVI and CARE Belize today officially launched its Situation Analysis of Children with Disabilities and the Situation Analysis of Blind and Visually Impaired Children. Also [...]

Belize Can protests Gender Policy in front of National Assembly

This morning, a group of about one hundred persons held a twin protest in the nation’s capital – against the government and against the University of Belize. The group included [...]

Protest taken to UB because of rumored gender studies department

Earlier in the newscast, we told you about the protest in Belmopan.  At eleven this morning, the group prepared to march from the National Assembly Building on the Ring Road [...]

Firebrand Audrey Matura Shepherd returns to activism private practice

Four years ago, Matura Shepherd was planning to go into private practice as an attorney. But that’s when the call to champion OCEANA’s cause sent her on a different path. [...]

Will the ex-servicemen league lose its property?

On Friday, members of the Belize Ex-Services League were alarmed when they discovered that the entrance to the building they have been occupying since the establishment of the organization decades [...]

San Pedro town councilor involved in catfight

San Pedro town councilor Carlos Barrientos was reportedly detained by police on the island, following a brawl at the Reef Village Resort over the weekend.  Barrientos was purportedly at the [...]

Association of evangelical churches will soon have their input to the controversial gender policy

While the gender policy wasn’t at on the agenda for that meeting, it certainly hasn’t gone quietly into that goodnight. That fiery ball has been lobbed by government onto the [...]

Can a normal Belizean own 50 lots in Fresh Pond?

The Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Housing, Lawrence Sylvester, was escorted from the Ministry of Natural Resources by armed security last week. Reports are that Sylvester got rowdy [...]

Minister receives report on irregular firings at Kolbe

Following reports of labour infractions including unfair terminations at the privately managed Belize Central Prison, a report was commissioned by Minister of Labour Godwin Hulse. The man chosen to investigate [...]

64 graduate from Youth Apprenticeship Program

The fourth Youth Apprenticeship Program wound up this morning with a ceremony at the Princess Hotel and Casino. Hundreds of young men and women took part in the four month [...]

UNIBAM not the only organization to get funding from OAK via Oceana

The United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM), the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization has taken its case to the court to have section fifty-three to be amended to legalize [...]

Tomlinson taking Belize and Trinidad to the C.C.J.

Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin is yet to rule on the UNIBAM challenge to amend the Criminal Code, but there is another case that the government will answer to. A gay [...]

Prison officers fired for breaking the rules, not for whistleblowing

The recent termination of a pair of prison officers from the Kolbe Foundation has once again brought into sharp focus security concerns at the Belize Central Prison.  While the unofficial [...]