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New prison facility focuses on rehabilitation

Don’t let anyone fool you: life at the Belize Central prison is no picnic. It’s overcrowded, understaffed, and woefully lacking in what many of us would consider the basic amenities [...]

Shopkeeper charged with molesting 9-year-old

A Belize City businessman has moved from behind the counter to behind bars following accusations that he molested a nine-year-old girl. Forty-five year old Charles Vellair was arraigned today on [...]

Miss Belize rated a 65-1 shot in Miss Universe pageant

On Monday night in Bangkok she goes up against eighty other young women all vying for the title of Miss Universe. We know that however beautiful and talented she may [...]

Human rights centre promotes awareness

The House of Culture in Belize City has been the venue for activities ranging from moonlight jazz to modern photography. Today a group of activists descended on the facility, not [...]

Education Ministry follows up on summit

The term “summit” has become fashionable in recent years. Usually we report on a big build-up, a climactic meeting, a long list of resolutions… and that’s the end of it. [...]

Navigating streets challenges disabled

Life is not always kind to the many pedestrians who are forced to share Belize City’s narrow streets with an ever expanding array of trucks, buses, and oversized S.U.V.’s. But [...]