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Woman Chained Up and Dies in San Pedro; Police Investigating

There is a bizarre story coming out of the island town of San Pedro where a mother of five died after being bound and restrained with chains for days. Nicole [...]

Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave After Student Alleges He Sent Her Indecent Messages

There is a disturbing allegation that has surfaced about a teacher at one of Belize City’s high schools. A parent has come forward to say that a male teacher at [...]

Price of L.P.G. On the Rise

The National Gas Company Limited is signaling an increase in L.P.G. prices. A release from the National Gas Company Limited says that L.P.G. prices saw a downward trend to a [...]

Man Hangs Self in San Pedro Minutes after Detention for Domestic Incident

A man reportedly killed himself inside the San Pedro cellblock in the wee hours of Sunday, just minutes after he was detained for a domestic incident with his common-law-wife that [...]

Minister Eamon Courtenay: Condensed Milk from CARICOM Should Bear No Price Increase

Housewives and bakers who use condensed milk for pastries and sweetener will be happy to learn that the price you pay for a can of condensed milk should not increase, [...]

Bureau of Standards Chief: Inflated Condensed Milk Prices Should be Reported

Condensed milk is not an item under the price control regime, but if you find that the price of the condensed milk at your grocer is grossly inflated, you can [...]

Korea Sends Hurricane Aid & Four Vehicles

One of Belize’s oldest allies has come forward with assistance for hurricane victims, as well as to help upgrade the Protocol fleet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Government [...]

Seventh Tapir Accident on John Smith Link Road Reported

On Saturday, another tapir was knocked down and killed on the John Smith Link Road. This was the seventh such animal to perish on that road. The alarmingly high number [...]

UNICEF & DigiWallet Partner to Provide Cash Transfers to Vulnerable Families

Today, UNICEF Belize and DigiWallet Limited formally signed off on a contract signalling the modernized provision of cash transfers to beneficiaries as part of social assistance. The collaboration between both [...]

Details on the Journey between DigiWallet & UNICEF

The beneficiaries were identified with support of the Belize Red Cross. Prior to the signing, DigiWallet Manager Melanie Blake shared a few words on the journey to ensure that accessible [...]

HelpAge Heading South this Weekend to Distribute Food Packages

It’s the time for giving and the folks over at HelpAge Belize have been going across the country donating hampers to the elderly who could use the assistance. Packages filled [...]

HelpAge Belize on Challenges Facing the Elderly

On a daily basis, HelpAge Belize engages with the elderly.  But there are so many challenges facing this vulnerable population. Executive Director Ivorine Bulwer says that aside from neglect, there [...]

San Pedro Lions Club Donates to Sister Cecilia Home in Belize City

The San Pedro Lions Club donated a thousand dollars to the Sister Cecelia Home for the Elderly today, towards the facility’s hurricane recovery efforts. As we have reported, the home [...]

Belize Bureau of Standards Warns of Price Gouging

Often times, during natural disasters like these, we have recorded cases of price gouging. This common, unscrupulous business practice occurs during or after a natural disaster or national emergency. Earlier [...]

Fourteen of Seventeen Teachers of Holy Cross Primary Walk Out

Today the vast majority of teachers at Holy Cross Anglican Primary School in San Pedro walked out of their classrooms on grounds that the school’s management has owed them two [...]

Minimum Wage Consultants Nearing Finalizing Document on Findings

P.P.F. Capital Belize Limited was hired as consultants by the Government of Belize back in June to create a plan for the gradual implementation of the five dollar minimum wage. [...]

Employers and Employees Polled on Proposed $5 Minimum Wage

And employers aren’t the only ones being consulted. Employees are also being asked for their input on the framework that is being developed. According to Ramirez, P.P.F.’s final submission will [...]

P.S.U. Up in Arms over Increased Allowance for C.E.O.s

P.S.U. President Dean Flowers says that the prime minister is attempting to mislead and deceive the nation because C.E.O.s under the Briceño administration never made a sacrifice and are now [...]

Cabinet Approves Modernization of Recruitment & Promotion System in Public Service

Earlier this week, cabinet approved a proposal by the Ministry of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform and Religious Affairs to modernize the recruitment and promotion system and to revamp [...]

On the Bright Side of BHS Robotics Ailing Coach

This week, we welcomed the returning student delegation that represented Belize in Geneva, Switzerland for the First Global Robotics 2022 competition. The robotics team brought home gold and the country [...]

Mind Education in Youths Being Explored During Youth Forum in Belize

A group of youth leaders from Korea, who engage in mind education, is currently in Belize for a forum with the Minister of Youth. The forum follows an invitation extended [...]

Pastor Says Our Approach to Engaging Youths in Positivity Has been Wrong

Pastor Jermaine Garvey explained that the manner in which people have been approaching youths to discourage them from negative behaviour is the wrong way. He shared how he thinks we [...]

The Media is Sensitized on the Proposed National Gender Policy 2021-2030

The National Women’s Commission has been tasked with the development of the National Gender Policy 2021 to 2030.  The proposed document was stalled due to the pandemic, but has since [...]

National Gender Policy Focuses on Six Pillars

The 2021-2030 National Gender Policy focuses on the gaps and areas for further action in six primary pillars: health, education, wealth and employment creation, gender-based violence, women in power and [...]

Hand in Hand Ministries Celebrates the Big Twenty

Today, Hand in Hand Ministries celebrated its twentieth anniversary by hosting an open house at its headquarters in Belize City.  Director of Operations Abel Vargas and members of staff at [...]