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S.S.B.’s Contribution Reforms Takes Effect July 1st

Cabinet has approved S.S.B.’s proposal to reform its contributions and pension scheme. The Social Security Board embarked on a countrywide consultation process two years ago to seek support for its [...]

S.S.B. Loan Portfolio’s Rate of Return is 5.5%

So what about S.S.B.’s loans and portfolios? Well according to C.E.O. Doctor Colin Young, S.S.B.’s 2018 audited financials are near completion. Doctor Young says that in 2017, the fund’s rate [...]

Police Charge 1 Man for Carlos Reyes’ Murder

Police have charged twenty-five-year-old Belize City resident Starling Perez for the crime of murder. Perez stands accused of killing forty-eight-year-old Carlos Reyes who was gunned down on March twenty-eighth, while [...]

Oliver Peters Walks from Murder Charge After Stabbing Uncle in 2013

Oliver Peters, who was charged back in 2014 for the stabbing death of his uncle, has been found not guilty of murder.  Forty-seven-year-old Thomas Eugene Ferguson Senior was stabbed once [...]

2019 P.S.E. Top Scorer is from St. Andrews School in Cayo

On Monday afternoon, the results of the Primary School Examinations were released by the Ministry of Education. But are students performing better when compared to previous years? We’ll have a [...]

P.S.E.’s Brightest in Belize City Share How They Did It

We also visited a few schools in Belize City today to speak with students who place on the top twenty-five list. As we reported on Monday night, the top performing [...]

Top Ranked Schools in Belize City Share Their Tips for Academic Success

The Ministry of Education’s P.S.E. report also details the top performing schools in the country. According to the report, the schools are ranked based on a methodology called the School [...]

Small Victories in P.S.E. Results, but not Much has Changed

And while those top performing students are celebrating their results, many others not so much. The needle of improvement has not budged over the last ten years of the Primary [...]

Ministry of Health Concludes Investigation into Death of Baby Thevane

An investigation following the death of eight-week-old Thevane Banner has been concluded by the Ministry of Health.  The newborn died from battered child syndrome and his father, twenty-eight-year-old Troy Banner, [...]

DHS Weighs in on Protocols Following Stabbing of Retired Nurse Elijio

The near-fatal attack on Matron Augustina Elijio last Tuesday at the Port Loyola Health Center has prompted the Ministry of Health to revisit existing procedures for patients accessing services at [...]

Are Police Officers Trained to Deal with Mental Health Cases?

In the tragic case of Nestor Vasquez Junior, who lost his life over the weekend after being badly beaten by a fellow inmate inside a holding cell at the Queen [...]

2 Mental Health Initiatives are Launched in Belize City

Today at the Biltmore Hotel, the Ministry of Health and UNICEF launched an initiative which aims to measure mental health among adolescents, as well as a project called Helping Adolescents [...]

Extended Drought Causing Water Woes in Georgeville, Cayo

Many communities and villages that rely on reservoirs to provide water to their homes have been experiencing issues as a result of the extended drought. Over the past few months, [...]

Georgeville’s Water Board to Resolve Crisis

There are a number of short-term and long-term actions that must be taken to fix the perennial water problem in the village. Water Board Chairman Al Westby says that there [...]