Belize - Belize News - Channel5Belize.com - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Miscellaneous People & Places Social Issues You are currently browsing entries filed in: Miscellaneous People & Places Social Issues

Youth Apprentices Get I.D.B. Help

The Youth Apprenticeship Program got a boost today with a donation that will go a long way in providing jobs for at-risk youths in the city. At the program headquarters [...]

No Shift in U.S.’s LGBT Stance, Deputy Chief Reports

Since taking office, President Trump has looked to fulfill some of his campaign promises by using executive orders. One of those executive orders is to ban federal money going to [...]

Celebrating Healthy Ageing with the Macarena

In the nation’s capital this morning, senior citizens showed that age ought not to get in the way of being healthy and active; in it is just a number. They [...]

National Council on Ageing Marks 14 Years

While the National Council of Ageing is plowing along, there is much more to do to ensure that the rights of the elderly population are protected. Executive Director of the [...]

Training for Senior Citizen Caregivers

One area that the country has made progress in is the standardization of the care-giving for the elderly. The Council has partnered with BTEC in the past to train caregivers [...]

Police and Residents of Conch Shell Bay Hope to Solve Deadly Feud

Gun violence in the area of Conch Shell Bay in the Old Capital has seen a sharp spike since the start of the year. Murders and shootings connected to feuding [...]

Police Address What Happened to Latest Shooting Victim

As we said, on Monday night, twenty-one-year-old Jaheel Goodger was shot during a brazen attempt on his life as he rode through Conch Shell Bay.  His assailant has since been [...]

Legal Guardians Refusing to Return Belmopan Kids to Grieving Widower

A custody battle is brewing in Belmopan where a San Martin family is before the courts fighting to regain care of their eight children. According to Santos Fermin Sagastume, back [...]

Jasmine Alert Prez Says Case “Crosses the Line”

Since his wife’s passing, Sagastume and his daughter have not been able to contact the children and don’t know their whereabouts. But the family has been in touch with personnel [...]

U.B. Social Work Department to Help Police Mentorship Program

The Belize Police Department has partnered with the University of Belize and the Ministry of Human Development on a mentorship program for at-risk Belize City youths. In its new policing [...]

How to Stop Cyber Bullying Because of Leaked Sex Tapes

Over the weekend, videos of young girls engaged in sexual activities were posted on social media and shared hundreds of times. The leaked tapes have caused uproar because some of [...]

A New Beginning? Mentorship Program Targets Southside’s At-Risk Youths

How do you solve a problem like gang violence? The Belize Police Department has tried truces, interventions, aggressive patrolling and arrests; the courts, and societal condemnation, but little has managed [...]

Belize Action Frowns on U.N. Turnaround Over LGBT Expert

On Monday, a vote at the United Nations General Assembly cleared the way for the appointment of an independent expert, Thailand’s Vi-tit Mun-ta-bhorn, on sexual orientation and gender identity issues. [...]

Scott Stirm Says Some Animals are not More Equal than Others

According to Stirm, the U.N.’s endorsement continues and possibly accelerates the slippery slide of humanity toward accepting abnormal and harmful behaviour. He also contends that it harms the freedoms guaranteed [...]

What’s Become of the Church-State Commission?

The Church State Commission, first described as a “morality commission,” was announced in the aftermath of August’s Section Fifty-Three decision. Chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, it was set [...]

Eastern Division North gives kids a Christmas treat

Eighty children from the least privileged areas of Eastern Division North got a Christmas treat from their friendly neighborhood cops based at Queen Street. With Ozzie the Clown as guest, [...]

NCFC Weighs In on Baby Janeeka

The death of Janeeka Campbell has prompted reaction from the National Committee for Families and Children.  The NCFC says it joins the nation in mourning the tragic loss of another [...]

Peace Begins With Me, Declares City Residents

The unending spate of crime and violence which continues to grip the streets of the Old Capital has given rise to a social movement where friends and families of countless [...]

Caribbean Human Development Report Launched

The BOOST Program through which needy families receive a conditional cash transfer from government has been cited as a success in the region. This is according to the Caribbean Human [...]

Including Persons With “Diverse Abilities”

This week is disability awareness week. It is being observed from the twenty seventh of November to the third of December. The week includes the United Nations sanctioned international day of [...]

MICS Survey Finds Improvement in Key Belizean Indicators

UNICEF assists countries to collect and analyze data to fill gaps in the monitoring of the situation of children and women through its international household survey called the Multiple Indicator [...]

Candlelight Vigil Recalls Victims of Gender Based Violence Ahead of 16 Days of Activism

On Tuesday night, the U.S. Embassy held a candlelight ceremony as part of their activities to observe the Sixteen Days of Activism: unmasking the many faces of gender-based violence. The [...]

Special Envoy Says “Insensitive” Society Must Learn Compassion

In the past month and a half, we’ve reported on four children murdered in Belize City. Three children, eleven year old Aaron Gabourel, six year old Empress Hamilton and four [...]

Students Unmask the Many Faces of Gender Based Violence in Discussion

Gender based violence is a major public health issue and one of the most widespread violations of human rights, but cases are highly unreported and victims continue to suffer in [...]

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 [...]