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Equal Opportunities Bill Consultation is Held in Belize City

On Thursday night, the Ministry of Human Development and National AIDS Commission held a public consultation in Belize City as a part of its community outreach to get feedback on [...]

Support for the Equal Opportunities Bill

So, following those three presentations, as well as remarks from Enrique Romero Executive Director of the National AIDS Commission, the public had the opportunity to make comments and give feedback [...]

Candid Comments from Non-Supporters of the Bill

And while there was support for the bill – there was a group of independent persons who wanted clarity on some of the points.  But there were many who didn’t [...]

Apprenticeship Programme, Inspiring the Youth

Last year we were there when a group of Belize City youths completed an apprenticeship programme. Today, we were at Youth for the Future Drive, when they happily received their [...]

Equal Opportunity Bill Consultation Heads South

A public consultation led by the National AIDS Commission and the Ministry of Human Development is underway at the SJC Auditorium tonight where the topic of discussion continues to be [...]

Dara Gets Help!

Businessman and politician Lee Mark Chang came up big for Dara’s Feeding Programme. Today, Chang presented a thousand dollar check to the grassroots initiative that feeds about fifty underprivileged school [...]

Public Consultations on Equal Opportunities Bill Underway

A series of countrywide public consultations commenced over the weekend; on Monday it was held in Belmopan where proponents of the Equal Opportunities Bill presented, to an audience of interested [...]

Religious Opponents Decry Equal Opportunities Bill

The Equal Opportunities Bill is of serious concern for the National Evangelical Association of Belize, NEAB, which has come out strongly against the proposed legislation because of the perceived same-sex [...]

“Domestic Violence is Normalized” – Jennifer Lovell

The murder of three-year-old Mark Tuyul Junior has pushed the issue of domestic violence to the front burner.  Domestic violence is pervasive and has become commonplace to a point where [...]

Pedophilia is Alive and Alarming in Belizean Society

Equally concerning is the issue of child sexual abuse resulting from pedophilia.  According to Lovell, this kind of predatory behaviour often manifests itself in situations where children are groomed by [...]

Dara Robinson Feeding Programme on Life Support

Is the ‘Dara Feeding Programme’ closing its doors after thirteen years?  Not just yet – that is, if Joel Dara Robinson gets his way.  The local philanthropist says that his [...]

Equal Opportunity Bill Being Pushed by National AIDS Commission

The National AIDS Commission is championing the drafting of a new piece of legislation which seeks to address the issue of discrimination in and around the workplace.  Discussion around the [...]

UNIBAM Weighs in on Equal Opportunities Bill

Executive Director Caleb Orozco of United Belize Advocacy Movement, UNIBAM, also chimed in on the Equal Opportunity Bill.  He admits that while the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will [...]

P.U.P. Supports Equal Opportunities Bill in Principle

P.U.P. Leader John Briceño also spoke briefly today on the proposed Equal Opportunities Bill for which consultations start over the weekend. While he says that a draft copy of the [...]

B.P.D. Hard at Work to Keep Peace in the Streets

If you’ve been around the city in the past couple days, you would have seen a number of stop and searches being carried out by the police. Today, Superintendent Alejandro [...]

Evangelical Church Concerned about Section 53 Ruling

The Evangelical Churches today offered their interpretation of the recent ruling relating to Section fifty-three.  On December thirtieth, 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment, upholding the Chief [...]

“The sky will fall” says NEAB

There is no certainty that there will be an appeal that would take the case to the Caribbean Court of Justice but it is under consideration by the association.  Vice [...]

Section 53 Ruling Will Lead to Higher Numbers of HIV Cases says NEAB

N.E.A.B. today made claims on a number of issues in regards to the decision by the Court of Appeal to uphold the CJ’s ruling on Section Fifty-three. The Association is [...]

Evangelical Church Comments on Sexual Orientation, Pedophilia and Bestiality

The National Evangelical Association of Belize is also of the view that the extension of the meaning of the word sex to include sexual orientations opens the door to many [...]

Locally Sourced Generation Unit Supplying Caye Caulker

On Friday, B.E.L.’s Chief Executive Officer John Mencias, at a stakeholders meeting organized by the Belize Tourism Board, promised residents and proprietors on Caye Caulker that a locally sourced generation [...]

BWS to Address Growing Sewage Concerns on Caye Caulker

Belize Water Services, for its part, has also committed to erecting a pair of storage facilities on both ends of Caye Caulker. In addressing the growing concerns about sewage and [...]

B.T.B. Brings B.W.S. and B.E.L. to the Table in Caye Caulker

Five days of water and electricity outages on the island of Caye Caulker, have resulted in massive financial losses. While the two utilities have been restored, the economic impact is [...]

“B.E.L. is not mollycoddled at all” – John Mencias

During this morning’s stakeholders’ forum, P.U.C. Chairman John Avery commented on the inconsequential effect of imposing a fine on either of the two utility companies.  Given the fact that government [...]

Caye Caulker Residents Take to the Streets in Protest

Following a press conference held by Belize Electricity Limited in Caye Caulker this morning, the local chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, as well as other stakeholders and concerned [...]

Manny H is Depressed and Disappointed with Events on Caye Caulker

Belize Rural South Area Representative and Minister of Tourism, Manuel Heredia Junior also attended today’s press event in Caye Caulker where he took the opportunity to voice his discontent with [...]