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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, [...]

UNIBAM Director Meets with Commissioner of Police

On Sunday, June thirtieth, the final day of Pride Month, police officer Ralph Gillett was put in a chokehold while being a victim of homophobic insults. Gillett was arrested after [...]

WPC’s Hand Seriously Injured By Fellow Police Officers

After the brawl, several witnesses went to the Caye Caulker Police station to file a statement of what they saw. They, however, were turned away and prohibited to enter the [...]

B.T.I.A. Says Booking Cancellations Decreasing

The tourism industry in Belize took a hit after U.S. doctor Gary Swank was murdered while vacationing on the island.  Cabinet anticipated an adverse effect that could possibly cripple San [...]

BELTRAIDE’s Inaugural Female Entrepreneurship Class Graduates

The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, with the support from the Regional Center of Promotion for MSME, closed its first Female Entrepreneurship Programme with a graduation ceremony today in Belize [...]

A National Children’s Consultation on Disaster Risk Reduction

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development partnered with UNICEF to host a national children’s consultation on disaster risk reduction.  The event is part of a bigger [...]

The Annual Agriculture Summer Camp is Underway

The Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Police Department, is hosting its fourth annual Youth Engage in Agriculture Summer Camp. The two-week event kicked off on Monday at the [...]

UNIBAM: No Room for Homophobia in Belize Police Department

Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow has weighed in on the matter. In a social media post, Simplis Barrow says that discrimination has no place in our [...]

Application of the Social Security Act to Same-Sex Partners

The new social security contribution and pension rates came into effect today. The number of persons retiring is growing annually, pushing the Social Security Fund closer to the ‘period of [...]

UNIBAM Exec. Dir. Says PC Gillett’s Rights were Infringed

The incident over the weekend involving homophobic insults hurled at PC Ralph Gillett, along with him being rendered unconscious via a chokehold, has sparked a polarizing debate. Persons like the [...]

Commissioner of Police Outlines Security Plans for San Pedro

On Wednesday night, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams and other security personnel, as well as Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia, met with the San Pedro community to discuss the way [...]

ComPol Meets with Tourism Stakeholders

Tonight, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams will be meeting with stakeholders in the tourism industry in San Pedro following the double murder at sea and the disappearance of two men. [...]

L.G.B.T.I. Community Speaks on Challenges Faced in Belize

The U.S. Embassy held its annual Pride Month commemorative event today in Belmopan. It joins the rest of the world this month to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex [...]

No “Rainbow Flag” this Year Doesn’t Mean No Support for L.G.B.T.I. Community

In our past coverage of the L.G.B.T.I. event at the U.S. Embassy, you may have seen the symbolic raising of the rainbow flag; but that didn’t happen this year. Visiting [...]

Parents Start Registering Your Children for the 2019 Growing the Future Project

The fifteenth annual Growing the Future Project takes place next month from July first to the nineteenth in four locations across the country; namely, Belize City, Belmopan, San Ignacio and [...]

Summer Coding Camp for Girls Launched

The first Society of Women Coders Camp for Girls was launched this morning and the aim is to engage the intellectual curiosity of Belize’s young women and provide an atmosphere [...]

Ministry of National Security Reverses Curfew on Vendors

The Belize Police Department has lifted a vendors’ curfew that was introduced a couple days ago. As we’ve reported since the start of this week, street vendors who operate from [...]

COLA Condemns Police’s Curfew for Late Night Vendors

The reinvigorated Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA, has jumped on the matter. The grassroots organization has been monitoring the situation and according to President Shawn Saldano, the only [...]

Belize Youth Challenge Graduates 31 Cadets

Today, thirty-one young men from across the country proudly marched up to receive their recognition and award for having successfully completed the 2019 Belize Youth Challenge. The initiative is modeled [...]

Stakeholders Discuss Challenges Affecting Girls

A national consultation to address challenges to girls’ education was held today at the Belize Institute of Management in Belize City. Private and public sector stakeholders gathered to look at [...]

Safeguarding Education for Young Girls

The idea is to get young women and girls to understand their position and value in society. There must be a multi-ministerial approach to solve the issue. Today’s consultation serves [...]

Sewing with the Ladies on Southside

The Belize Police Department, through its Community Policing Unit, is teaching south side residents how to sew through an initiative called the Community Development Sewing Programme. The police partnered up [...]

Eliminating Child Labour in Belize

In 2002, the International Labour Organization launched the World Day Against Child Labour to raise awareness on the extent of child labour across the world and the actions and efforts [...]

Ministry of Human Development Redefining Poverty

As we’ve reported before, the Ministry of Human Development Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation is trying to establish a comprehensive social protection system for the country. So today, another round [...]

Which Indicators Will Define Poverty Come 2021?

A number of public and private sector reps, including members of the national assessment team overseeing the next country poverty assessment, were present at today’s session. But to help with [...]