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Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup 2019 is Launched

Today the Police Department officially launched its Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup 2019 at the Yarborough Green Basketball Court on south side Belize City. The sports tournament is a community [...]

Taiwanese Embassy Lends Financial Support to Albert CARE Centre

The Republic of China (Taiwan) made a donation of thirty thousand dollars today to the Albert Division, specifically its Action Committee for the development of a CARE Centre on the [...]

Belize Observes International Day of Families

Belize joined the rest of the world today to observe International Day of Families. The day is used to shine light on the importance of families and their role in [...]

ComPol Chester Williams on Successful Policing on Referendum Day

Aside from the Wednesday night murder of Karl Lamb in Belize City, there was no violence during the referendum. It is a success for the police department and Commissioner of [...]

A Crack Down on Public Drinking During Referendum Day

To ensure the personal safety of the citizenry, there were also strict orders in reference to public drinking and the sale of alcoholic beverages. ComPol Williams says they were forceful [...]

Machetes for Peace

Over this past weekend volunteers with machetes in hand gathered at San Jose Village in the Orange Walk District to harvest two acres of sugarcane as part of Harvest for [...]

NWC Hosts Beijing 25+ Report Consultation

At the 1995 Beijing Conference, Belize and one hundred and eighty-eight UN member states adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action as a global agenda to improve human rights [...]

WCS says Beijing 25+ Report Helps at the National and Global Level

Cynthia Williams says that the information gathered from the consultations will be used to generate a report for Belize. That report, she explains, will be shared with partner agencies and [...]

UNICEF Hosts a Media Sensitization Workshop

Today, UNICEF held a workshop to sensitize its staff and partners of different government ministries and agencies on how to effectively engage with the media. A technical expert conducted the [...]

Police and B.D.F. Join Forces on the Rights of the Child

Fifteen members of the Belize Security Forces have completed a two-week training programme on the rights of children to build their capacity when it comes to dealing with youth who [...]

A Safety Message for Business Owners

Earlier in the newscast, we told you about the string of robberies at businesses in the Cayo District. As you heard, the robbers pretended to be customers and others are [...]

UNICEF and Community Groups Work Together Combat Violence

Last year UNICEF made calls for proposals from community groups and NGOs to submit proposals for funding of innovative ways to combat violence against children in different communities.  The projects [...]

ComPol Wants to Adopt Model to Tackle Sex Crime and Child Abuse

The Commissioner of Police along with representatives of Ministry of Human Development, UNICEF and B.D.F. were on a working visit to Jamaica to learn more about the island’s model to [...]

A Seminar for Gender-Based Violence Reporting and Monitoring

A gender-based violence seminar was held today in Belize City. The purpose of the event was to discuss and share ways to enhance the reporting, monitoring and surveillance of gender-based [...]

Mexican Embassy Hosts Women’s Empowerment Session

All month long there have been several events across the country to celebrate women’s contributions to society and history. Today, the Mexican Embassy held an empowerment session at the Mexican [...]

PETAL hosts 3rd Annual Int’l Women’s Day Conference

Today, March eighth, is International Women’s Day. The day is set aside to celebrate women and advocate for gender equality. Non-profit group ‘Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness for Lesbian and Bisexual [...]

Legislation to Address Hate Crime on the Drawing Board

There are no official records on hate crime, but acts of violence and hostility against individuals and groups are known to occur.  In fact, just about anyone is vulnerable.  Policy [...]

Special Envoy Reacts to Social Media Comments on her Office

Following the release of sex tape of news anchor Indira Craig and the video of a student in uniform performing oral sex, there was a release issued by the Office [...]

Improving the Data Ecosystem for Governance Decision Making in Belize

A one-day summit dedicated to enhancing governance accountability was held today in Belize City. Stakeholders from the private and public sectors were engaged in discussions on the many aspects of [...]

The Plight of a Mother and a Son Who Live Homeless in a Park

The plight of homeless persons is a big social issue; today, we found a mother, her son and dogs living in a park in an affluent part of the city. [...]

Knowing Children’s Right and Laws Can Help with Cases

Consultant Joshua Dankoff says the training in children’s rights and the law is important for security forces. He says that there are many instances where the training can prove to [...]

Failure of Suppression – Doctor Herbert Gayle Lecture

On Friday night at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts, well-known anthropologist Doctor Herbert Gayle delivered a public lecture entitled Failure of Suppression. Breaking down crime and violence into [...]

Success is Community-Based Initiatives with Violence Interruption Groups

According to Doctor Gayle, the region has only one violence reduction success and that is through the concept of community policing. He is of the belief that hard-line policing is [...]

A Rally in Support of Cyber Bullying Laws and Teen Victim of Indecent Exposure

The disturbing issue of cyber bullying is finally taking centre stage.  Online bullying is not new, but given two well-known recent cases, it is now taking a sense of urgency, [...]

The Role of Labour in Social Protection

A two-day conference on Social Protection opened today in Belize City. The conference is the second in a four-part series between the Ministry of Human Development and a number of [...]