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Uniforms and Supplies for Youth Hostel

As a part of the infrastructural and systematic transformation at the Princess Royal Youth Hostel, the Special Envoy for Families and Children paid a visit to the Rockville compound today. [...]

Belize Bank Inaugurates New Branch in Independence

Banking just got easier for businesses and residents in South Stann Creek with the launch of a new Belize Bank branch in Independence.  For many years, the bank has extended [...]

Gender-Based Violence are Human Rights Violations

The Sixteen Days of Activism held each year aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence and the challenges prevailing discriminatory attitudes that most often affect women and girls. In her [...]

Combating Gender-Based Violence Needs Collective Approach

Minister Balderamos-Garcia invited every person and organization in Belize to join the campaign against gender-based violence and violence against women and children.   Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, Minister of Human Development, Families [...]

Recruit 95 Issues Hampers to Needy Persons in the City

Forty-three recruits from squad ninety-five of the Belize Police Department were out today giving back to the community. It is a project that the recruits from Belize City precincts one [...]

16 Days of Activism Kicks Off; Gender Based Violence Major Issue in Belize

It happens over and over again: women are killed at the hands of their current or former spouses. But men have been killed too in domestic incidents. And so have [...]

Tourist High Season Revenues Projected to Near Pre-COVID 2019 Levels

American Thanksgiving usually marks the unofficial start of the tourist high season which runs through January. This year, tourism stakeholders are beginning to see their bookings go up. But protecting [...]

Buses Back to 100 Percent Capacity, Minimum Wage to Gradually Increase

In Cabinet news this week, the Minister of Labor and Local will review of the Labour Act, including new pandemic regulations. The ministry will also plan for the gradual implementation [...]

Belizean Parliamentarians are leading the charge towards realizing the goal of Zero Hunger in Belize

Zero hunger is United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number two. Belizean Parliamentarians are leading the charge towards realizing this goal in Belize. The group, known as the Belize Parliamentary Alliance [...]

PBL Donates to Christmas Tablet and Toy Drive

This afternoon, the Port of Belize Limited gave a significant contribution towards the Aspire for Greatness Christmas Tablet and Toy Drive by handing over a check for four thousand dollars. [...]

COVID Chronicles: Celebrating a Second COVID Christmas

Despite limited resources, Belizeans are preparing to spend yet another Christmas holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes with economic challenges, but also spending that family-oriented festivity without that loved [...]

Determining the State of Children in Belize

Today at the Radisson, a meeting was held between those in the public sector and the non-governmental organizations who work with children. It’s part of the Children’s Agenda launched back [...]

2021 Has Not Been a Good Year for Children

2021 has not been a good year for children. So far, ten minors have been killed as a result of violence; the most recent was Sunday night’s murder of twelve-year-old [...]

Children’s Parliament Issues Call to Protect Young People From Violent Crime

On Saturday there was a Special Sitting of the House of Representatives. It was no ordinary day of House business, however. Instead, young people from all over Belize became the [...]

Alaska Air Offers New Connections for Pacific Northwest Travelers

Belize is making it easier for U.S. visitors with the new direct flights by Alaska Air from Seattle, Washington. These will connect tourists on the U.S. most northwestern seaboard to [...]

Belize Seeking to Attract More Mexican and European Visitors

While there is much to celebrate about getting two more flight with tourists per week to Belize, the Belize Tourism Board has also been marketing the country to other location [...]

GG Froyla T’zalam Installed as Patron of Scout Association

Today at the Scouts Association of Belize headquarters in Belize City, Governor General Froyla T’zalam was installed as the patron of the organization following the retirement of former G.G. Sir [...]

Dr. Manza’s Post as DHS Officially Becomes Redundant

Former Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero, may be headed for retirement from public service since his role as Director of Health Services in the Ministry of Health and [...]

Vaccine Mandate for Public Officers is a Worldwide Initiative

On December fifteenth, all government employees will need to be vaccinated, if at least with the first COVID-19 jab.  It’s a mandate that will come into force with the passage [...]

Cabinet News: Booster Shots for All and Extended Free Testing

In Cabinet news, with the start of the 2021 tourism season and increased tourist arrivals expected at the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, the Ministry of Immigration has gotten approval [...]

Garifuna Settlement Day Activities in Dangriga and Online This Year

The Garifuna Settlement Day activities will go on as they do every year, but this year, in keeping with the guidelines to try to keep COVID at bay, there will [...]

Facebook and District Branches Will Help You Celebrate From Home

The entire day will be punctuated with displays of Garifuna pride and culture and in case you wanted to still be a part of the celebration from where you are, [...]

Minister Musa Responds to Peyrefitte

On Tuesday, the United Democratic Party called for the heads of Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa and his C.E.O. Kevin Arthur, citing that the crime rate is up. Former [...]

Officer Involved in Laddie Gillett Shooting Challenges Dismissal

Corporal Kareem Martinez was dismissed from the Belize Police Department a few weeks ago in connection with the shooting death of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett.  But Martinez is taking the Police [...]

Dia de la Raza Out: Indigenous People’s Resistance Day In

First it was Columbus Day – which last year was removed from the 2021 calendar of public and bank holidays. Then two weeks ago, the list of holidays for 2022 [...]