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“Adopt A Child with Disability”

There’s a small non-governmental organization that is making a difference in the lives of children living with a disability.  “Adopt a Child with Disability” is a non-profit operating out of [...]

Quarantine Survival – Rumajay’s Virtual Fetes

For thirty days, starting midnight on April first, the nationwide shutdown restricts non-essential businesses from opening and non-essential workers from moving around in an effort to prevent the possible spread [...]

Quarantine Survival: “Quaraoke” – Quarantine + Karaoke

One teacher says that being at home with children, who are out of school, is an opportune time to do fun, safe activities in the yard. Tremett Perriott, over the [...]

A Third Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Belize

Prime Minister Dean Barrow spoke to the nation today in a pre-recorded statement on the virus that’s turning life upside down.  First, there is a third confirmed case of COVID-19.  [...]

Fleshing Out the State of Emergency

As of Wednesday night, the restriction of free movement of citizens across the country will come into full effect as part of the state of emergency.  Only persons who are [...]

PM Barrow – Outside Financial Aid A Little Slow to Come By

Are there sufficient medical equipment and supplies to take us through this period of national shutdown, amid the COVID-19 crisis?  According to PM Barrow, there is enough to last the [...]

Disbursements for Unemployed Belizeans Commences this Week

To tide Belizeans over while funding from the international financial institutions is made available, government will be drawing down on monies that have been earmarked from its majority-owned utility companies, [...]

La Isla Bonita Turns into Ghost Town Due to COVID-19

As we told you, residents of San Pedro Town tonight remain on lockdown. When we checked in today, the streets remain without traffic and Belize’s top tourist destination has become [...]

San Pedro Tenants Say Landlord Kicking Them Out

Another concern emerging from San Pedro Town is that landlords are kicking tenants out who can ill afford rents. These tenants are mostly non-residents of the island who are there [...]

Sarawee Family Threatened by Fake COVID-19 News About 4 Year-Old Boy

A man in Stann Creek is appealing to the public to stop the fake posts about persons allegedly infected with the novel coronavirus. Derrington Ramirez says that he and his [...]

Killing of Children – A Most Serious Form of Human Rights Violation

The bloodbath in the streets, including the murder of young children, is prompting condemnation.  Earlier today, the National Committee for Families and Children in collaboration with the Office of the [...]

Price Gouging Amid Coronavirus Threat

As we said, Belize is yet to record its first case of coronavirus and while many are preparing for its advent on our shores, there are some business owners who [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Stands in Solidarity with Waterfront Workers

A week ago, stevedores gave the required twenty-one-day notice of strike action at the Port of Belize. While they have returned to work, today, they held a rally and were [...]

Y.W.C.A. Hosts Annual Open House

The Y.W.C.A. is celebrating sixty-four years in Belize this month. The Belize Chapter of the Y offers instructional and training programmes that promote education, income generation for women and girls, [...]

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 [...]