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16 Days of Activism Launched!

Today, Belize launched the sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence under the 2020 global theme: Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! It’s an annual international campaign used to [...]

Y.E.S. Launches New Domestic Violence Campaign!

To coincide with the launch of the sixteen days of activism, the Youth Enhancement Services launched a domestic violence awareness campaign that features the work of local artists. Karen Cain, [...]

Y.E.S. to Champion Proposed Charges for Domestic Abusers

The campaign is only half of the Youth Enhancement Services’ initiative to tackle domestic violence. Cain says that YES will be submitting a position paper to cabinet with proposed changes [...]

Joy For A Child Foundation Sees Prisoner Reaching Out to Help Children

A new initiative is being rolled out by an inmate of the Belize Central Prison to reach out to children who have lost their parents to violence.  The Joy for [...]

Pantry and COVID-19 Food Assistance on Pause!

Food Pantry and COVID-19 food assistance programme are on pause and the pantry is getting a rebrand of sorts.  Today, when we caught up with Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia, we [...]

The Children Put PM Briceño in the Hot Seat for Children’s Day!

Today is being observed as World Children’s Day across the globe. November twentieth was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day, used to promote awareness and advocate for the [...]

Children’s Day 2020: Reimagining a Better Future for Every Child!

To also mark the occasion, Belizean children sent Children’s Day greetings to other kids across Belize.     [Greetings from Belizean Children on World Children’s Day…]

Blue Creek Community Gets Support from Spanish Lookout

The Mennonite community is one of several religious groups that has been lobbying with government for the full reopening of churches under the existing Quarantine Act.  In the wake of [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says Police Could Have Been More Respectful to Blue Creek Churchgoers

The incident on Sunday when armed police rounded up a group of worshippers and their children in Blue Creek Village caught the attention of the People’s United Party. The P.U.P. [...]

Mennonite Community and Police Standoff over Massive Church Gathering

A church service of approximately two hundred congregants ended in several arrests on Sunday afternoon during a testy situation with armed police officers who had been called to Blue Creek [...]

Blue Creek Mayor Objects to Mask Wearing

In standing in solidarity with the local church community, Evangelical Pastor John Krahn also says that his church has a capacity of over four hundred persons but since March, due [...]

Chester Williams on Church Gatherings: “The Law is What the Law is”

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has also weighed in on the incident.  He says that the officers were simply doing what they were instructed to do which is to uphold [...]

ComPol Concerned About COVID Spreaders in Agro-Productive Sector

While Blue Creek Mayor Abram Rempel has gone on record to say that the community remains COVID-free, Commissioner Williams contextualizes the incident by acknowledging that as members of the agro-productive [...]

Chester Williams: ‘Blue Creek is far more reckless than motorcade”

Across the country, political motorcades are still being held, despite serious objections and public health concerns being raised by the Belize Police Department.  Over the weekend there were motorcades in [...]

12 Primary School Teachers Host Social Event at School; Cops Press Charges!

In other COVID-19 regulations related arrests over the weekend, twelve primary school teachers from Dangriga were arrested and charged for attending a restricted social event. According to police, around two-thirty [...]

ComPol Says No Trick or Treating or Halloween Parties

The spiralling number of COVID-19 cases and the record number of deaths due to the virus have put law enforcement on alert with the weekend activities that are usually associated [...]

AG Peyrefitte Explains Elections Curfew

The government has announced a curfew on election day saying it is necessary due to the spread of the COVID 19. The curfew starts at eight when votes are traditionally [...]

Orange Walk Town Councillor Fined for Breach of Curfew

Orange Walk Town Councilor Haresh Vaswani is finding himself in more political trouble tonight. On Wednesday, the councilor warded off political attacks that put him in a comprising position. He [...]

Unemployment Relief Program, Still Not Benefiting Everyone

The second phase of the Unemployment Relief Programme is winding down with less than two weeks away from a change of government.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow, at his last press [...]

One Man’s Account of the Unemployment Relief Program

According to Young, while he made a mistake initially during the filling out of the form, he was assured by the Social Security Board that the matter would have been [...]

Cops to be Charged for Hosting a Restricted Event

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that several police officers will be charged for hosting a social event.  A video that surfaced online shows cops celebrating a birthday party – [...]

40 Persons Arrested in OW District for Restricted Social Events

In the Orange Walk District, which is registering the highest number of cases; forty persons were arrested over the weekend for hosting or participating in a restricted social event.  Officers [...]

Nearly 100 Arrested for Social Gathering

Police clamped down on other social events across the country. Nearly one hundred people were arrested over the weekend, including those in Orange Walk.  According to the Belize Police Department, [...]

Curfew on Election Day

Following a meeting of the National Oversight Committee earlier today, it has been agreed that new protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic will be implemented.  This comes amid a spike in [...]

Will Inspector Face Charges for COVID-19 Protocol Breach?

As police arrest and charge civilians for COVID-related violations, what about those cops who may also be breaking the law?  Commissioner Chester Williams says that he is taking a hard [...]