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Unions Say We Are the Boss!!

The ten unions of the National Trade Union Congress that took to the streets on Thursday were united in the fight against the rampant corruption that has invaded the government.  [...]

Elena Smith: “This is the start of a revolution”

Senator Elena Smith, who leads the Belize National Teachers Union as President, has indicated that Thursday’s demonstration is only the beginning of major changes to come in respect of good [...]

Mose Gaan Off on Corruption and Lost Belizean Patrimony

The scourge of corruption that continues to permeate all facets of Belizean society is not lost on ‘Mose’ Hyde who took the opportunity while addressing the masses of teachers and [...]

Protocol Launched to Improve Protection of Children during Disasters

On Wednesday, the Government and UNICEF launched the “National Protocol for Integrated Protection for Children and Adolescents during Emergency and Disaster Situations.” It’s a disaster risk reduction document that researchers [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Holds Successful Demonstration in Belize City

This morning, the streets of Belize City were seething with union members and their leaders chanting: “Only the People Can Save the People.” The unions staged a successful anti-corruption protest [...]

A Group of UB Students Walk Out of Classes to Attend Anti-Corruption Demonstration

The march was well underway, when a group of students staged a walk-out of classes from the University of Belize in Belmopan and travelled to Belize City to participate in [...]

B.N.T.U. to G.O.B.: Don’t Ignore Our Cry for Good Governance or Else

The national anti-corruption demonstration concluded with a rally at Memorial Park past the lunch hour.  It was a first step by the unions to effect change. The Belize National Teachers [...]

Senators Come Out in Support of Anti-Corruption Demonstration

The unionists were joined by many others who support the call to end corruption, including the N.G.O.s and social partners. Among them were Senators Osmany Salas and Mark Lizarraga. The [...]

“Only the People Can Save the People” – the N.T.U.C.B. to Take to the Streets

The ten unions of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize have not taken to the streets for years, but this Thursday, their presence will be felt in Belize City [...]

Restoring Citizen Security

RESTORE Belize today unveiled its blue print to deal with crime and violence and restore citizen security. According to the organization, the plan was devised after consultations with the relevant [...]

Council of Churches Cannot Support Equal Opportunities Bill in Present Form

The Council of Churches is taken a position on the Equal Opportunities Bill. It Council is of the view that having now had the opportunity to review and discuss the [...]

The Council of Churches Offers Options

According to Bishop Philip Wright, the Council of Churches is open to further discussion on the Bill. The Council would be willing to consider if by way of a referendum, [...]

Council of Churches offers position on Equal Opportunities Bill

Last week, the Belize Council of Churches issued a press release to provide its position on the Equal Opportunities Bill. According to the Council of Churches, they are supportive of [...]

ComPol: 2 Substations Needed for San Pedro

As part of the tour, a town hall session was held with residents and various stakeholders in San Pedro on February sixth. While the police department was lauded for its [...]

Mediation Training for Community Workers Who Come in Contact with Youths in Conflict

A weeklong event in Belize City is sharpening the skills of police officers and others who deal with persons, particularly youth, involved in crime.  Restore Belize has organized a training [...]

B.N.T.U. Tells Government to Slow Down on Equal Opportunities Bill

Proponents of the Equal Opportunities Bill, including the executive of the National AIDS Commission, the Special Envoy for Women and Children, as well as the Ministry of Human Development and [...]

Over 5,000 Signatures in Objection to Equal Opportunities Bill

When consultations took place in the south, there was an overwhelming opposition to the posed bill. Over five thousand signatures have now been affixed to several documents circulated within the [...]

Live & Let Live: Identifying the Face of Discrimination

A campaign is ongoing to build consciousness on what discrimination is and to encourage action when it surfaces in the homes, workplace and other areas. The Live and Let Live [...]

Chef Tim August Takes Over Dara Feeding Program for the Day!

Chef Tim August of Stone Crab Bar and Grill in Dangriga took over the Dara Feeding Programme in Belize City on Tuesday. As you know, Joel ‘Dara’ Robinson and his [...]

Dara’s Feeding Programme is Off Life Support

So Chef Tim August was the guest chef for the day at Dara’s Feeding Programme on Tuesday. He cooked for and fed over fifty students. It was a special treat [...]

“Adolescents Engaged for Change & a Sustainable Future”

Day two of a regional adolescents and youth forum took place today at the Radisson Hotel in Belize City. Today’s discussions centred on the topic of mental health and the [...]

What the Equal Opportunities Bill is NOT About

Public consultations have taken place countrywide on the controversial Equal Opportunities Bill.  This morning, the media gathered at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City, at the invitation of the [...]

Bill Removes System Barriers to Prevent Discrimination

While the Bill makes reference to the LGBT community, it is only one of nineteen vulnerable groups identified in the proposed anti-discrimination law. The Bill speaks to four categories: conduct, [...]

But What About Political Discrimination?

But what does the bill contemplate about cases of political victimization or discrimination? According to section thirty-eight of the proposed legislation, (Quote) “discrimination on the basis of political opinion shall [...]

Equal Opportunities Bill Proposes to Allow HIV Testing from Age 16

The proposed legislation also deals with HIV prevention and care. The 2018 statistics from the Ministry of Health show that there were two hundred and fifty-four new infected persons with [...]