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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 [...]

3rd Annual Police Youth Mentorship Program Launched

One hundred and sixty-eight boys and girls are forming this year’s intake for the third annual Police Youth Mentorship Programme. The program which starts tomorrow and concludes in the next [...]

Where Education and Citizen Security Intersect

The Ministry of Education and RESTORE Belize have concluded a series of roundtable discussions to share new ideas and methods in the education response to citizen security.  The goal was [...]

RESTORE Belize Initiative Improves Student/Teacher Relationship

Vice Principal Georgia Griffith, of Maud Williams High School, says that with the introduction of the pilot project there has been vast improvement in the relationship between students and teachers. [...]

A Crackdown on the Consumption of Alcohol

A number of murders, as well as fatal road traffic accidents, has been as a result of excessive alcohol consumption and the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams issued an internal [...]

St. Luke Students Take to the Streets, Despite No Arrest in Shooting of Kyron Green

Twenty-one-year-old Raymond Fuller is at home recuperating from injuries he received during an attempt on his life last Friday.  His injuries were not life-threatening and he was released from the [...]

A Mentorship Programme to Support Female Entrepreneurs

Empowered for Work and Self was the theme for a mentorship networking session held today by BELTRAIDE at the Biltmore Plaza. Through the Small Business Development Centre, female entrepreneurs were [...]

Social Protection & Disaster Emergency Services

The Ministry of Human Development Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation is on a mission to establish a comprehensive social protection system in Belize, in an effort to eliminate poverty among [...]

NEMO’s Coordination in Social Protection to Prevent Double Dipping

As the coordinating ministry, it ensures that people get a healthy start in life; good quality education is provided for children and employment. Also playing a role is NEMO, specifically [...]

Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup 2019 is Launched

Today the Police Department officially launched its Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup 2019 at the Yarborough Green Basketball Court on south side Belize City. The sports tournament is a community [...]