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P.S.U. and Teachers Protest Outside National Assembly Building

All eyes today were on Independence Hill, as teachers, nurses and other members of the joint unions came out to express their discontent with G.O.B. and its intent to cut [...]

The First Transitional Home for Teenage Boys in Belize

The Orange Walk Youth Home of Hope, which currently houses five teenage boys, opened its doors back in September of 2020.  Since then, its residents have been undergoing homeschooling and [...]

Belizean Women Sewing to Support Their Livelihoods!

As many families struggle to put food on the table due to job losses under COVID-19, many Belizeans have to create their own opportunities.  Fortunately, a recent donation from Taiwan [...]

New Regulations Scale Back Curfew Hours on Friday and Saturday!

Heading into the weekend, you may want to be aware of the new statutory instrument that came into effect on Wednesday at midnight. There are a few a few changes [...]

Learning in Times of Disaster

Children have a right to an education, even in times of emergencies. Today, UNICEF in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Organization facilitated a training with fifteen disaster shelter managers. [...]

The Pod Squad: Belizeans in Podcasting

Our grandparents got their news and information from Radio Belize and the Beacon Newspaper, the next generation benefitted from independent television stations and more varied radio and newspaper choices.  Today’s [...]

S.I. Regulations to be Relaxed?

The Statutory Instrument which has been extended several times during the COVID-19 pandemic expires on Thursday.  The S.I. restricts movements, imposes curfew times and determines which businesses or public activities [...]

Grocery Bag’s Value to be Slashed

The Government of Belize is stretching the three million dollars that the Prime Minister will be allocated in the 2021/2022 budget for the food assistance program. A single grocery bag [...]

Ministry of Human Development Signs Partnership Agreement

The Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples Affairs and the Love Foundation signed a partnership agreement this morning. One of the first issues they will jointly tackle is [...]

P.S.U. Serves Notice of Trade Dispute to G.O.B.

The Public Service Union officially served the government with its notice of a trade dispute on Monday, following a poll of its membership after the government’s 2021-22 budget presentation.  The [...]

Lookout for Industrial Action from Unions

While strike action is highly anticipated when the twenty-one-day period expires, first vice president of the Public Service Union, Dean Flowers says that a work-to-rule campaign, as an initial form [...]

P.S.U.: Public Sector Spending Drives Economy

But with the state of the economy, what are the options available? Dean Flowers says that public sector spending has been driving the economy for over the past decade under [...]

Are “Offensive” Ads against Unions, Being Paid by Taxpayers?

Is the People’s United Party going on the offensive with the unions? Last week, three advertisements were released hitting out at the unions about their positions on the cost cutting [...]

Police Minister: Policing Easter Weekend a Success!

This afternoon, Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa was asked about policing the Easter weekend.  While some of the popular tourist destinations like Hopkins, Placencia and San Pedro recorded high [...]

Empowering the South Side through Employment

In areas of south side Belize City where opportunities are often hard to come by, the U.S. Embassy Belize and two local agencies are seeking to make a difference.  The [...]

Father Zipple Shares Message on the Joy of Easter

And finally tonight, as Belizeans prepare to observe the Easter holidays, whether by travelling somewhere in the country, or staying home with family and friends, we thought it fitting to [...]

Nightly Curfew to be Extended to Mid-April

The nightly curfew which has been in place for several months will be extended at least until mid-April, despite a considerable reduction in active COVID-19 cases.  It’s a joint decision [...]

Still Only Fifty Percent Capacity at Restaurants and Bars

On Tuesday, Cabinet supported the call from the Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth industries for adherence to all safety measures over the Easter weekend and endorsed the “Easter [...]

Police Discourage Social Gathering this Easter Weekend

Thousands of Belizeans will be traveling this extended weekend to different parts of the country for Easter vacation.  In spite of a significant reduction in the number of active COVID-19 [...]

No Reminder Necessary for Lawbreakers

While those fliers are being freely circulated, ComPol Williams says that it is not his duty to reach out to proprietors and organizers to discourage these activities.  According to the [...]

Case of Unaccompanied Belizean Child Flagged by Local Authorities

A Belizean minor, identified as a standard-four student from a Belize City primary school was among a group of unaccompanied children from Central America   making their way to the United [...]

Risk Factors Associated with Migrating Children

Director of the Department of Human Services, Lliani Arthurs told News Five that of great concern are the risk factors associated with unaccompanied minors.   Arthurs pulled no punches warning parents [...]

An Investigation Underway in Case of Unaccompanied Minor

So is there some level of neglect for which the parent or guardian can be held accountable? Director Arthurs says that while migrating to another country for better opportunities is [...]

What’s the Fate of the Unaccompanied Belizean Girl?

While the country has been documenting unaccompanied minors since 2016, it is primarily collecting data on Central Americans ending up in Belize. Those cases came to a halt in 2020 [...]

Special Envoy & Minister Dolores React to Torture Video

Two weeks ago, the disturbing video of a fifteen-year-old boy being tortured in the Conch Shell Bay area of Belize City at the hands of two men went viral on [...]