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G.O.B. Extends S.O.E. on Southside Belize for Additional Two Months

While parliamentarians adopted the extension to the period of public emergency in the south side of Belize City, the motion, which was also tabled at the House of Representatives today, [...]

ComPol on Extension of South Side State of Emergency

While the extension of S.O.E. in the south side was on debate in the House, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, at the police press briefing also in Belmopan, confirmed that [...]

Police Department Gearing Up to Enforce Quarantine Laws

Back to COVID-19…the increase in number of cases has triggered the Belize Police Department to tighten up on the enforcement of quarantine laws. Commissioner of Police Williams says directives have [...]

ComPol Advocates for Liability to Establishment Owners

ComPol Chester Williams is also pushing for stricter measures on violators of the COVID-19 regulations.  Williams said today that he is advocating for an amendment to the quarantine statutory instrument [...]

Hundreds Attend Vigil for ‘Breda O’ in Ladyville

The Ladyville community continues to reel over the murder of businessman Orin Velasquez. His life was taken for about two hundred dollars by robbers who shot and killed him inside [...]

Innadynamics Graduates 60 Youths Who Will Now Be Gainfully Employed

A group of at-risk young men involved in various programmes will join the employment pool having completed a training programme with mediator Nuri Muhammad through his organization, Innadynamics Consultancy.  The [...]

Relief for San Felipe?

There are also reports that San Felipe Village and Blue Creek will see some relief. The two villages have been on lockdown since July tenth, after a cluster of COVID-19 [...]

Police Have Concerns About CK Bar After Deadly Weekend Shooting

The location where the deadly weekend shooting took place in San Ignacio is a concern to the police department since it poses serious security risks for patrons of the establishment.  [...]

A Gender-based Violence Hotline

Domestic violence and gender abuse are prevalent and often times go unreported for a number of reasons. On Wednesday, the National Women’s Commission and the United Nations Population Fund, on [...]

Edmond Castro Speaks on COVID-19 Food Assistance Programme

Two more cases of COVID-19 cases were recorded today. The concerning cases comes out of the Cayo District where an elderly man who found himself at the San Ignacio Community [...]

Chester on Gang Culture: the Change Has to Start at Home

An anti-gang state of emergency was declared once again for hotspots in south side Belize City last week in an effort to contain crimes linked to gang activity. The legal [...]

Are Penalties Stiff Enough for Gangster?

Legislation had been amended so that charges could be levelled against residents who are identified as being members of a gang or being the leader of a gang; the latter [...]

B.P.D. Has Been Working to Keep Youth Away from Gang Activity

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also says that the state of emergency can very well be extended past the month, but that will be determined prior to its expiration. He [...]

The 10th Annual Back to School Trimming/Hair Braiding Initiative Needs Your Help

The popular tenth annual back to school trimming and hair braiding drive by Inspiration Arts is scheduled to be held on August eighth and ninth at its usual location on [...]

Deconstructing the Need for a Second Anti-gang SOE

The south side of the Old Capital was quiet today and free of gang activity.  A second curfew that will last for a month has been instituted and the police [...]

Scotia Bank Belize Donates P.P.E.s to Belize Police Department

Scotia Bank Belize has made a donation today; it handed over five thousand dollars to be used for personal protective equipment to the Belize Police Department. The protective face shields [...]

Another S.O.E. for South Side Belize City Amid Spike in Gang Violence

At three o’clock this morning, another state of emergency came into effect in certain parts of Southside Belize City.  Police believe that the S.O.E. will abate gang activity and other [...]

Sedi Opines on COVID-19 and the Economy

COVID-19 continues to ravage countries around the world, including our Central and North American neighbors.  With Belize heavily reliant on the economies of Mexico and the United States, any downward [...]

Prolonged Pantry and Unemployment Relief is Unsustainable

While government’s relief initiatives, including the pantry and unemployment relief programmes, have gone a long way in helping families in need amid these COVID times, the granting of monies, as [...]

ComPol Says Cops Will Not Work at Some Establishments

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that a number of patrons in bars and nightclub establishments weren’t wearing masks this weekend. He notes that social distancing was also not being [...]

Introducing BOOST 2.0

According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow the existing Boost Programme will be augmented to include persons who are now unemployed long term due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

Cops to Come Down Tough on Night Clubs and Rum Shops!

A new S.I. will come into effect as the country’s state of emergency ends. The Belize Police Department will be enforcing the measures that remain in place, such as the [...]

There Will Be No More Curfew

The end of the state of emergency is in sight; it expires this Tuesday.  Today, the Attorney General announced what many Belizeans have also been waiting for, ‘there will be [...]

Wear Yo Mask!

While the government does away with the curfew, one thing that will become part of our daily lives is the face mask.  There are currently three active cases of COVID-19 [...]

Social Distancing Will Be Enforced

Social distancing is also here to stay and will be enforced. There are some exceptions to this rule and, according to Michael Peyrefitte; the limit of a hundred persons at [...]