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“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 [...]

National Financial Inclusion Strategy Launched

A four-year plan on financial inclusion for the country was launched earlier this week with support from the World Bank Group. The plan defines and identifies opportunities so that persons [...]

P.U.P. Condemns Violation to Women & Cyber-bullying

The People’s United Party is condemning the brutal murder of an elderly woman in what should have been the safety of her own home in Sandhill last week Tuesday. Ofelia [...]

San Pedro Town Gets 13 Additional Tourism Police Officers

Today, thirteen special constables officially joined the ranks of the Tourism Police Unit in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The selected thirteen will join the existing four members of the unit [...]

10 More Breathalyzers for Police Department

A donation of ten breathalyzers was handed over to the Belize Police Department this afternoon at the Raccoon Street Headquarters in Belize City.  The apparatus used to measure blood alcohol [...]

Belize City Curfew Still in Effect

As part of the Police Department’s crime-fighting strategy, a curfew for children is currently in effect in Belize City.  The decision was made in June after the city was gripped [...]

A Parliamentary Declaration is Signed to End Hunger and Malnutrition in Belize

Parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle agree on one thing; there is need to end hunger and malnutrition.  To this end, Belize joins the rest of the world in [...]

ComPol Chester Williams Hosts 2nd All Senior Officers’ Conference

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams today hosted the second All Senior Officers’ Conference at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan. Senior officers countrywide converged to discuss several serious issues that [...]

Belize & El Salvador Police Officers Receive GREAT Training

A group of police officers from Belize and El Salvador are participating in an eight-day training in the community policing initiative, known as the GREAT Programme. The Gang Resistance Education [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Weighs in on Crime in Belize

Today the National Trade Union Congress of Belize issued a press release to sound off on the spate of killings and crime in Belize. The N.T.U.C.B. says that it has [...]

COLA Weighs in on Officer-involved Slaying of Allyson Major Jr.

The state of affairs regarding crime and violence in the country, particularly in Belize City, continues to erode.  The police department has fallen into distrust from the very public its [...]

From Chester Williams Sings New Anti-gang Sankey

In April 2017, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams was instrumental in bringing together a number of feuding groups in Belize City to call a ceasefire.  Along with Dianne Finnegan [...]

From Organizing Peace Treaties to Clamoring for Life Imprisonment

When grilled about his recent anti-gang approach, ComPol Williams defended the position he took a few years ago in uniting the warring factions.  However, those who continue to wreak havoc, [...]

Will a New Curfew Work? COLA Thinks Not

At a press conference on a range of issues this morning, Cola also touched on the reinstituted curfew that came into effect on Thursday night, COLA President Shawn Saldano scoffed [...]

6-Month-Old Baby Abandoned by Belizean Parents at Guatemalan Hospital

The following story is heart-wrenching. A six-month-old beautiful baby of Belizean parents was left abandoned at a hospital in San Benito Poite, in Guatemala.  The parents, from what we gather, [...]

Y.W.C.A.’s Summer Programme for the Entire Family

The Y.W.C.A. on Saint Thomas Street, Belize City is a popular place to be at this time of the year.  Persons of all ages flock to the venue for the [...]

Hands of Mercy Charity Foundation Collecting Shoes for Students

Hands of Mercy Charity Foundation has embarked on a mission to collect five thousand shoes for the coming school year.  Representative Moses Sulph says that when the charity foundation was [...]

Min. of Human Development Offers Support to Murder Victim’s Family

The chilling murder of a young mother in Orange Walk has shaken that northern district. The callousness with which she was killed and her little boy brutally attacked on his [...]

Strengthening the Family Unit is at the Core of Addressing Crime

In recent years the level of crime and violence against women and children has escalated. The recent killing of twenty-four-year-old Yanira Novelo and the attack on her four-year-old boy brought [...]

A Timely Forum on How to Protect Children in Cases of Child Abuse

A timely forum is taking place today. It is offering relevant information to the authorities on how to detect and protect children who are being abused. According to a report, [...]