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Proposal for Decrease in Security Companies’ Gun License Fees

On Thursday, the Belize Police Department held a meeting with about twenty-five registered gun dealers in the country. That meeting, led by Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, covered a number [...]

Victor L. Bryant’s Gun Dealer License Still Under Review

One of the issues covered during the meeting was the storage of the firearms. Commissioner of Police Williams says that remains a high priority and they continue to carry out [...]

No Increase in Water Rates for 2 Years

Residents can breathe a sigh of relief tonight following an initial decision made by the Public Utilities Commission not to increase water rates for the next two years. On October [...]

What Determines the Decision of the Public Utilities Commission?

According to Commission Chair, John Avery, there were several factors that were taken into consideration.  An analysis of the data showed that BWSL benefited handsomely from revenues collected by between [...]

ComPol to Institute Firearm Control Measures

In February of this year, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams met with the gun dealers in the country to discuss stronger gun control measures. In that meeting, there were several [...]

Firearm License Holder Must Be Certified to Handle Firearm

During that meeting, another issue that was discussed was the issuing of gun license. Commissioner Williams says that the licenses will change, but another big change will be that all [...]

Firearms Dealers Weigh In on Proposed Gun Control Changes

So, all those changes and what are gun dealers saying? Well, at today’s meeting, the President of the National Gun Dealers Association says that for the most part they are [...]

Meet & Greet on South Street

This afternoon in the vicinity of South Street, officers from the Belize Police Department went door to door meeting with residents of the area.  They were in full force as [...]

2 Resident Businesses Adopt the Fred Westby Park in the Alberts

The Fred Westby Park, located in the Albert Division, Belize City, has been spruced up with support from two corporate citizens in the division. For decades families have converged at [...]

Belize VU Donates $60K Worth of Security Cameras to Benque Police

Benque Viejo police received sixty-thousand dollars worth of surveillance cameras. The donation was made by a security tech company called Belize VU and the technology and infrastructure for the project [...]

The 2019 Salvation Army Kettle Appeal is Officially Launched

This morning in the downtown area of the City, the Salvation Army launched its annual Kettle Appeal ushering in the season for giving. The sounds of the ringing of the [...]

Human Services Department Responds to Allegations

Today, we reached out to the Department of Human Services for a comment on the report made by Kevin Arnold Senior. As you heard in our newscast on Wednesday night, [...]

Youth Apprenticeship Programme Turns 10!

Ten years ago, the Belize National Youth Apprenticeship programme was started in Belize City with the aim to reduce crime, through its focus on the development, education and employment of [...]

Mentoring the Belize City Youth

It was a proud occasion for a group of just under a hundred young persons. For six months, they had been learning life skills in the Youth Mentorship Programme of [...]

Transforming the Traditional Way of Socializing Young Men

Traditionally, young men are expected not to show emotions and be tough. But is this having a negative effect and is it contributing to violence? The CARICOM secretariat is holding [...]

Chester Wants to Close Down Irresponsible Liquor Establishments

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams during his interview with the media today took aim at the liquor establishments, who he says, have been irresponsible. He contends that alcohol consumption has [...]

Hand in Hand Gifts a Brand New Home to a Southside family

A deserving family of eight received the key to their brand new home today in Belize City. Silvia Castro, her husband and their six children were begging for lodging in [...]

CEBO Comes to Belize

A CARICOM initiative to get youths involved in business is taking place in Belize City. This week, a group of thirty youths will be participating in the programme named Creativity [...]

A Community Sewing Centre for the Women in Mesop

Single and unemployed women of the Mesopotamia Division will be able to take on sewing to generate income for themselves and boost economic activity in the division. Today, a centre [...]

“Working Together to Prevent Suicide”

This week Belize joins the international community in raising importance of mental health. World Mental Health Day will be observed on Thursday under the theme “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”. [...]

“Front ah di line” – a New Campaign for Older Persons

The National Council on Ageing wants older persons, persons with disabilities, pregnant women and women with young children to have more access to essential services. To do this, the council [...]

An Expo for Older Persons

As you heard just now, the National Council on Ageing launched a campaign to increase accessibility to basic services for overlooked groups including older persons and persons with disability. As [...]

San Antonio Villagers without Portable Water

Villagers in San Antonio in the Toledo District have been without water for two days. Area Representative for Toledo West Oscar Requeña says that the village’s water woes is a well [...]

Police on Road Safety for Motorists

There has been persistent loss of life due traffic accidents since the start of the year, but fortunately a crash on the Hummingbird Highway in Belmopan left five persons nursing [...]

B.N.N. Expresses Concerns over Growing Crime

On Wednesday, the Belize Network of N.G.O.s sent out another release to express its concerns on a very different but growing concern – crime. The B.N.N. says that there are [...]