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Taking City Youth Behind Prison Walls

Unless you have family or friends there or had the unfortunate experience to be a guest, the Belize Central Prison at Hattieville is not likely to cross your mind regularly, [...]

Continuing Rehab after Leaving Wagner’s Youth Facility – Society Needs to Step Up

Like most establishments in Belize, the Central Prison at Hattieville is for adults only – eighteen and over. Since 2004, when an American couple put up the seed money for [...]

Delford Slusher Cleared of Police Murder

Delford Slusher was today found not guilty of murder by Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas after three weeks in trial. He was accused of the shooting death of Corporal of [...]

Orel Leslie Kept in Jail for Easter

He is behind bars after being caught out after a court-ordered curfew, having made bail in a case dating back to 2012. But Orel Leslie Junior will not be headed [...]

2 Volleyball Players Get Athletic Scholarships to Study in Canada

Two volleyball athletes attached to the Belize National Team are receiving an opportunity of a lifetime. Twenty-three-year-old Bryton Codd and team captain Karym Coleman have been handpicked by a Canadian [...]

7 Get Police Awards

Seven police officers of the Eastern Division North were recognized for doing good work today. The awardees each received certificates and a small gift to thank them for the performing [...]

B.E.L., Hand in Hand Give New Home in Boom

A family from Burrell Boom was today gifted a house courtesy of the Building for Change program of the Hand in Hand Ministries in partnership with Belize Electricity Limited. News [...]

Cable Operators Ask For Data Tax Ease, But Is It Too Late?

Local cable and internet service providers are in a pickle tonight, as they collectively face several issues that will affect what subscribers pay for internet.  Government is proposing a twelve [...]

HBO is Back; Reps Haggle with Local Operators on Fees for Content

But that is not the only issue that subscribers are facing. The other whammy is the copyright issues. At news time tonight, representatives of twenty-eight cable companies from across the [...]

Allen Felix Wanted for Murder of Mario Guerrero

Have you seen this man? Allen Russel Felix is wanted in connection for the murder of sixty-four-year-old Mario Guerrero Senior. Police have since issued a wanted poster for forty-four-year-old Allen [...]

Senate Debates Budget; Mark Lizarraga Blasts Gov’t Spending

The General Revenue and Appropriation Bill and nine others were brought to the upper chamber of the National Assembly, the Senate, for debate. With the galleries empty, it can be [...]

Trajectory of Budget Balancing Unbalanced

The Business Senator also zeroed in on how much the Government has had to borrow just to balance the budget. This year’s figure is some one hundred and eighteen million [...]

Time to Really Talk to Private Sector, Slash Public Sector

Complaining that the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other social partners had been ignored during the preparations for the announcement of the Budget, Senator Lizarraga reiterated that the frightening [...]

Have We Met Commitments to Bondholders?

Next to speak was the People’s United Party Senate leader, Eamon Courtenay. Echoing Opposition Leader John Briceño’s presentation last week, he described the Budget as lifeless and lacking any meat [...]

Re-Registration Exercise, I.C.J. Campaign Take Significant Funding Cuts

Two significant events are on the horizon: on April fifteenth, Guatemalans head to the polls to vote on the I.C.J. question, and in July, re-registration of Belize’s voters is scheduled [...]

Getting to Bottom of Civic Agreement

As we have reported, there are questions surrounding what has been described as a guarantee between the Government and the new managers of the Belize Civic Center, Apex Events Services [...]

RESTORE Belize Funding Gets Cut

During a run-down of programs in the “social ministries” – education, youth, sports, human development, housing and others – Trade Union Senator Elena Smith made note of a reduction in [...]

Nat’l Security C.E.O. Points Finger at Leadership

RESTORE Belize was also discussed in a different forum today. C.E.O. George Lovell says that its structure is good, but it cannot be effective without good leadership. At a conference [...]

Mexico Engineers Begins Technical Assessment of K.H.M.H. Building

Ministry of Health officials, representatives from the Pan American Health Organization and engineers have been having technical discussions on the crisis at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. This morning, three [...]

Poultry AGM Meets; Industry Is Steady

On Monday evening, the Belize Poultry Association held its annual general meeting at the Biltmore Hotel.  Producers from across the country came together for a comprehensive presentation on the state [...]

Who Will Train Police?

Crime was not far from the minds of senators during today’s budget debate. Indeed, much was proposed, including focusing on social reform and reining in both the police and the [...]

The Kids Are Alright, Says Elena Smith

Last Thursday, Senator for Trade Unions and Civil Society, Elena Smith, was outside the National Assembly, rallying her members as president of the Belize National Teachers’ Union in the fight [...]

Warriors Don’t Cry, They Try!

Leading the government’s response was senator and Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte. His Ministry is responsible for managing the country’s legal and judicial services and is the focal point for such [...]

Meeting on Masculinity and Male Violence

Why are men at the center of violence and crime in Belize? A two-day conference to understand what is behind this growing trend was held in Belmopan. Organized by the [...]

UWI Open Campus Meets, Countries Asked to Meet Commitments

The fourth round of the Open Campus Council Meeting of the University of the West Indies took place today at the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort in Bolans Village, Saint Mary’s, [...]