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Transforming the Traditional Way of Socializing Young Men

Traditionally, young men are expected not to show emotions and be tough. But is this having a negative effect and is it contributing to violence? The CARICOM secretariat is holding [...]

Chester Wants to Close Down Irresponsible Liquor Establishments

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams during his interview with the media today took aim at the liquor establishments, who he says, have been irresponsible. He contends that alcohol consumption has [...]

Hand in Hand Gifts a Brand New Home to a Southside family

A deserving family of eight received the key to their brand new home today in Belize City. Silvia Castro, her husband and their six children were begging for lodging in [...]

CEBO Comes to Belize

A CARICOM initiative to get youths involved in business is taking place in Belize City. This week, a group of thirty youths will be participating in the programme named Creativity [...]

A Community Sewing Centre for the Women in Mesop

Single and unemployed women of the Mesopotamia Division will be able to take on sewing to generate income for themselves and boost economic activity in the division. Today, a centre [...]

“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, [...]