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N.G.O.s Call for Collective Response against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Non-government organizations have called for a collective response against domestic and sexual violence. The move follows recent reports of domestic assault primarily upon women. To this end, the Belize Network [...]

B.N.N. Will Call for Legislative Changes to Aggressively Tackle Domestic Violence

Saunders informed that the N.G.O.s will actively seek amendments to current legislation on domestic violence that will more effectively tackle the problem and address it from a holistic point of [...]

Nago Bank Road to be Upgraded

The first project under the Resilient Rural Belize program of the Ministry of Economic Development will see a three-mile stretch of road in rural Belize District upgraded to be climate [...]

More Projects to Come on Stream through Resilient Rural Belize Program

As you heard, the Nago Bank Road is the first of several projects under the Resilient Rural Belize program of the Ministry of Economic Development. It’s a multi-ministerial approach that [...]

Same Laws, Different Tolerance Now for Domestic Violence

Friday’s eloquent speeches in the House of Representatives after Minister of Human Development Dolores Balderamos-Garcia presented the paper recommending that the late Nora Parham be granted a posthumous pardon were [...]

A Rebranding of the Princess Royal Youth Hostel

It has been criticized for the restrictive and deplorable living conditions under which its residents live. The institution has even previously dealt with allegations of sexual harassment. Then in 2015, [...]

New Beginnings Youth Development Center Weeding Out “Undesirables” Among Staff

The former Princess Royal Youth Hostel was an institution that was neglected for years, with its bathroom in need of urgent plumbing repairs, and its residents making attempts every few [...]

Nora Parham to Receive First Posthumous Pardon in Belize’s History

In 1963, Nora Parham was sentenced to death after a biased justice system convicted her for the death of an abusive common-law husband. Almost sixty years later, the House of [...]

Harry Parham Breaks Silence on Nora Parham’s Abusive Relationship

Parham recalls seeing his mother being physically abused at the hands of the man she was accused of killing. He recounted occasions, as a seven-year-old, when he had to run [...]

Minister Dolores on Nora Parham’s Execution, “A stain on our history”

The motion was brought before the house by Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, the Minister of Human Development and Indigenous People’s Affairs. Minister Dolores and a team consisting of various social and government [...]

Opposition Extends Apology to Nora Parham’s Family

Tracy Taegar-Panton, the Area Representative of Albert Division, rose to show support for the motion. She extended an apology to the children and grandchildren of Nora Parham on behalf of [...]

A Hostel’s way Home

The Princess Royal Youth Hostel is being renamed this weekend, after carrying the name that it was inaugurated with several decades ago. While the administration and residents have come up [...]

Study Continues; Still No Decision on the Cost of Bread

And while Minister Perez can relate to the concerns of the Belize Bakers Association, it simply comes down to the fact that consumers will take on any additional costs and [...]

Specialized Units Deployed to Belize City to Address Gang Violence

The Belize Police Department recently deployed a number of specialized units into Belize City as a means of address in gang-related violence in the Old Capital. Among them is the [...]

Cubans Wanting Amnesty to Find Out Their Fate around Month’s End

The seven Cubans who wanted to seek amnesty in Belize will know their fate around the end of the month. That is how long it will take the two sides [...]

SPRITE Live Life Basketball Tournament, an Intervention for Rivaling Gangs

The Ministry of Home Affairs, in partnership with Sprite, officially opened its SPRITE Live Life Basketball Youth Tournament 2022, on Saturday. The competition is seeing participation from fifteen teams across [...]

Cubans Testify in Human Rights Case against State

Today, the case of the seven Cubans who are on remand and waiting to hear their fate was called to order before Supreme Court Justice Lisa Shoman. The Cubans all [...]

Maya Land Rights Case is Back before the C.C.J.

The ongoing matter between the Maya community and the Government of Belize over the implementation of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s Consent Order was heard this morning before the C.C.J. [...]

G.O.B.’s Lawyer Says It Needs to Rebuild Relationship with Indigenous Community

Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck appeared on behalf of the Government of Belize. While he stated that G.O.B. doesn’t agree with the allegations being made by the claimants, he Marshalleck also [...]

Inflation is Heavily Felt in Rural Communities

Higher prices on goods and fuel are taking a serious financial toll on all Belizeans. Across the country, an increase in the cost of basic commodities is impacting the ability [...]

Churches Deliver 20,000 Petition Signatures to the Governor General

In what is considered a historic move by the religious community, the Council of Churches and the National Evangelical Association of Belize today delivered twenty thousand, one hundred and eight [...]

Grijalva and the U.D.P. Delivers Six Thousand Signatures in Referendum Petition

Denny Grijalva is the U.D.P. Caretaker for Orange Walk Central, and he is also a pastor, a role only a few know him for. Today, he was among the group [...]

P.S.U. Chides Briceño Administration for Suspending Public Officer

The Public Service Union has come out against the actions taken by the Briceño administration in placing a public officer on administrative leave, following an incident last weekend during which [...]

P.S.U. Points Out Where Government Went Wrong with Chi

According to Industry Relations Officer, Calbert Barber, there were multiple missteps on the part of the prime minister and the resulting action that was taken to place the public officer [...]

Lecturer Says Current Government Pension is Unsustainable

The current government pension scheme that exists for public officers is unsustainable and needs urgent reform – that is the information coming out of the Second Annual Gian Ghandi Memorial [...]