Youth, Women, Society & Lifestyle

Minister Balderamos-Garcia Condemns Rise in Crimes Against Minors Amid Shocking

Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia has weighed in on the recent increases in crimes against minors. 
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Minister Balderamos- Garcia Urges Parental Accountability in Teen Assault Case

Minister Balderamos-Garcia also spoke on the case where a 14-year-old girl was beaten by her
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Family Seeks Urgent Funds for Baby Khloe’s Critical Brain Surgery

The family of 10-month-old Khloe Gongora is desperately working to raise sixteen thousand Belize dollars
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Women in Maritime Association Caribbean Launches Belize Chapter

As part of a movement in the Caribbean to push women in the maritime sector,
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International Group Completes Expedition to Belize’s Highest Peak, Doyle’s Delight

Close to two dozen visitors have completed an expedition at Belize’s highest peak.  Doyle’s Delight
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Belize Observes International Day of Families, Calls for Enhanced Child

Belize joined several other countries around the world yesterday in observing International Day of Families. 
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Boy Hospitalized After Snake Bite in Southern Belize

An eleven-year-old boy from southern Belize is hospitalized after being bitten by one of the
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Cao Zhong Zhi Foundation Donates Medical Equipment to Belize Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Wellness received a substantive amount of medical equipment yesterday. The
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Government Officials Trained for Disaster Management as Hurricane Season Nears

The second group of officials from the Government to complete disaster management training was celebrated
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State Funeral Honors Late Minister Michael Espat in Punta Gorda

On Saturday, a state funeral and mass of thanksgiving was held in Punta Gorda Town
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Former Guantanamo Detainee Majid Khan Opens Up About Life in

After being released from Guantanamo Bay Prison, Majid Khan is speaking out on his reinsertion
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Ministry Launches Boundary Expansion Exercise for Seven Towns Across Belize

The Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government has embarked on an
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KHMH Unveils Lactation Lounge, Promoting Breastfeeding in Maternity Ward

The country’s first baby friendly hospital now has a lactation lounge. The renovated room within
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SSB Scholarship Season Opens, Emphasizing Vocational Technical Education

The Social Security Board (SSB) has opened its scholarship season, with an emphasis on Vocational
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Toledo Representative Urges End to Land Clearing Fires

Area Representative for Toledo West, Oscar Requena, is appealing to residents to desist from setting
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Belize Electricity Limited Announces Nationwide Power Shedding, Uncertainty Looms

Residents across the country grew concerned earlier today when the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) issued
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Water Crisis Resolved in Independence Village, Stann Creek District

Residents of Independence Village, Stann Creek District are relieved tonight after a water shortage in
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BEL Rations Electricity

Portions of the country are currently experiencing power outages as Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) is
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National Women’s Commission Reacts to Deputy Mayor’s Resignation: Calls for

President of the National Women’s Commission (NWC), Thea Garcia-Ramirez has weighed in on Jenny Martinez’
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Human Services speak on uptick of crimes against children

There has been a disturbing uptick in crimes being committed against children. In the past
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Disturbing Video Sparks Outrage in Belize City: Police Investigate Assault

Tonight, police are probing into a disturbing incident that was caught on camera in Belize
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Autism Awareness Talent Show Highlights Special Needs Capabilities

Activities for Autism Awareness Month continued this week with a special talent show at St.
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Family Fun at Labor Day Park Fest: Music, Rides, and

Flavaz entertainment is inviting the entire family out to its annual Labor Day Park fest.
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SCEJC Students Showcase Innovations at Open Day Event

Students at Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College (SCEJC) held a special open day today to
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BWS Scouts Potential Sites for Expansion in Punta Gorda Town

The Belize Water Services (BWS) is looking to improve and expand their services in Punta
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Let Girls Learn Sisterhood Program Returns to Belize for 7th

The Love Foundation and the Brown Urban Mother Partners have teamed up again to bring
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Rotary Club Mourns Passing of First District Governor, John Searle

Rotary Club of Belize’s first District Governor, John Searle, has passed away. Searle had been
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Belize Defense Force Prepares for Salary Reduction Due to Overpayment

Soldiers of the Belize Defense Force are preparing for a pay cut slated to take
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Belize Defence Force Takes Steps to Combat Sexual Assault Within

The Belize Defence Force hopes that training and more stringent policies will reduce the occurrence
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US Embassy Donates Medical Equipment to Belize Defence Force Healthcare

The Belize Defence Force’s medical facility is now better-equipped thanks to the US Embassy. Yesterday,
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Belize Observes Earth Day 2024 with Focus on Plastic Pollution

Yesterday was Earth Day, an annual event geared towards supporting environmental protection. The day highlights
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Belize Faces Energy Challenges as Electricity Supply Tightens; Eyes MCC

The finalization of the MCC Compact Agreement comes at a time when Belize is facing
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Power Outages Spark Discontent Across Belize; BEL Responds

Many Belizeans across the country were upset yesterday after a series of power outages occurred
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Belize Mourns Loss of Respected Doctor, Dr. Fernando Cuellar

Dr. Fernando Cuellar was a beloved medical practitioner who played a fundamental role in the
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Group of Professionals Unite to Modernize Corozal Town, Boost Tourism

A group of professionals have teamed up in the north with the goal of modernizing
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Price Barracks Welcomes New Housing Quarters for Belize Defence Force

The Belize Defence Force (BDF) soldiers stationed at the Price Barracks compound in Ladyville now
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Thousands Unregistered with Social Security Board: Disparity Revealed in Labor

There are almost eighty thousand Belizeans in the labor force not registered under the Social
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Police Recruitment Milestone: UN Gender Inclusion Standards Surpassed

The Police Department made history today in several areas including the total number of recruits
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Social Security Board Eyes Investment Growth Amid Pension Payout Concerns

The Social Security Board says it needs to increase its investments to ensure it can
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SSB Enhances Services: Digitization and Service Improvements Rolled Out

The Social Security Board (SSB) has improved several of its services and wants to enhance
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Law Enforcement Completes Training to Combat Sexual Assault

Discussions surrounding sex crimes were at the center of a training that concluded today for
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Historic Inauguration of Museum of Belizean Art Celebrated

Today marks a historic day for Art in Belize. The National Institute of Culture and
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Good Samaritans Donate Basketball Equipment to Brotherhood Basketball Club

A group of good Samaritans from across the country made a collective effort this weekend
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Good Deeds Day Celebrated in Belize: Students Spread Joy at

Good Deeds Day is an annual initiative community service initiative that has been celebrated in
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Man Injured in Police Detention after Ceiling Collapse

A Belize City man is hospitalized after being injured whilst in police detention. On Friday
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Surgical Outreach of the Americas Provides Free Surgeries to Patients

60 patients from Punta Gorda, Toledo District received free medical surgeries from Surgical Outreach for
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Halima Hoy Crowned Miss Universe Belize 2024

Twenty-nine-year-old Halima Hoy has been crowned Miss Universe Belize 2024. Born and raised in the
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Belize Celebrates Garifuna Survival Day, Honoring Cultural Resilience and Heritage

Today’s Garifuna Survival Day marks the 227th anniversary of the first arrival of the Garinagu
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Garifuna Language Curriculum Launched in Belize Schools to Promote Cultural

The Garifuna Language in Schools curriculum was officially launched today at Holy Family Primary School
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PUC Reviews BEL’s Tariff Proposal Amidst Balance Recovery Concerns

In other news from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the commission is currently reviewing Belize
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Countdown to Crowning: Miss Universe Belize Pageant Approaches

In Just three days Belize will have a new beauty ambassador, the prestigious Miss Universe
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Glass Crown Unveiled for Miss Universe Belize 2024: Fusion of

Miss Universe Belize 2024 has revealed a one-of-a-kind glass crown to be worn by this
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Women account for more than 50% of Belize’s population

Government ministers met for their regular weekly Cabinet meeting today in Belmopan. As part of
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SIB Reports Shifts in Belizean Demographics, Marriage Trends Decline

Over the past decade, much has changed across the country, including its demographics. According to
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Population Growth Slows in Belize, Fertility Rates Down Except in

Fertility rates are down across the country, except for the Toledo District. Yesterday, the Statistical
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Decrease in Migrants Seeking Illegal Employment in Belize

Belize is seeing a decrease in the number of migrants arriving in the country to
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Concerns Raised Over Negative Indicators in Toledo District Post-Census

While Martinez is working to improve the South’s sporting sector, he is concerned after the
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Belize City Man Found Dead After Alleged Home Invasion Attempt

Investigators are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of a Belize City
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Assessing Adherence: Belize City’s Response to New Traffic Laws

It’s been 34 days since new traffic laws came into effect that mandates the use
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Youth Ambassadors Return from Cultural Exchange Program Enriched and Inspired

Two weeks ago, seven youth ambassadors left the country on a cultural exchange program; today,
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National Women’s Commission Aims to Combat Child Marriage with Revised

The National Women’s Commission (NWC) through the revised National Gender Policy 2024-2023 hopes to end
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National Gender Policy 2024-2030 Promises Inclusivity

The revised National Gender Policy 2024-2030 promises to be all-inclusive, according to President of the
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Belize Defence Force Senior Officer Charged with Grievous Harm in

A senior soldier in the Belize Defence Force (BDF) was arraigned in court this afternoon
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Government Emphasizes Education Investments and Mandatory School Age Expansion

Belize has gotten the approval of forty million US dollars to invest in skills-for-the-future training
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Belizean Athletes Shine with Gold and Bronze at CARIFTA Games

Belizean athletes, Demetrie Myers and Brooklyn Lyttle are returning home with gold and bronze from
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NEAB Calls for National Day of Prayer Amid State of

The National Evangelical Association of Belize is calling for a nationwide day of fasting and
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NDACC Launches Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign for Easter Holiday

The National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC) has partnered with various enforcement agencies to launch
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Hot Cross Bun Competition Kicks Off Easter Celebrations in Western

Western Belize is known for keeping traditional easter festivities alive. To kick start the holiday
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Belize Port Authority Urges Easter Safety Precautions for Maritime Community

The Belize Port Authority, the statutory body responsible for the safety of the maritime community,
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SIB Data Reveals Price Changes in Food Items, Commodities, and

In a recent set of data released from the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) it
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Political Drama Escalates: Yellowman Alleges Hit Order from Party Leader

The Brian ‘Yellowman’ Audinett saga has stirred quite the reaction in the entertainment sector as
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Belize Coast Guard Hosts Wonder Woman Competition for Armed Forces

The 6th Annual Wonder Woman competition hosted by the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) is well
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Belize at 43 Theme Competition Launched: Public Invited to Shape

The Belize National Celebrations Commission has launched the Belize at 43 theme competition. To set
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First-Time Landowners Visit Properties in Dangriga Town Distribution

Dozens of first-time landowners from the Culture Capital, Dangriga Town, were able to visit their
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Shock Over Retired Officer’s Sudden Death While Swimming in Punta

The family and friends of a retired police Officer are still in shock over his
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Belize Observes World Down Syndrome Day

Belize has joined other countries around the world in observing World Down Syndrome Day.  The
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Ministry to Collaborate with Mental Health Unit to tackle suicide

In an exclusive interview with the Minister of Human Development and Families, Dolores Balderamos Garcia,
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Heat Alert Issued by Meteorological Service: Public Advised to Stay

The National Meteorological Service of Belize is issuing a heat alert for tomorrow, March 22. 
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Belizean Youth Ambassadors Begin Cultural Exchange Journey

Yesterday, we told you of the seven Belizean Youth Ambassadors who left the country to
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Retired Public Officers Protest in Belmopan Amid Budget Debate

This morning, while parliamentarians debated the budget, members of the Association of Beneficiaries and Retired
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Belize Cabinet Approves National Gender Policy 2021-2030

Member of the House of Representatives, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia has announced the approval by Cabinet for
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Minister of Human Development and Families, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia speaks on

Minister of Human Development and Families, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, says it is sad to witness extreme
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Belize Disabilities Bill 2024 Nears Introduction to House of Representatives

The Ministry of Human Development has concluded its consultations on the Belize Disabilities Bill 2024
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Belize to Host CWWA Conference

Belize Water Services Limited joined with several government officials yesterday in a planning meeting for
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Briceno Administration Allocates $5M for Low-Income Housing

The Briceno Administration is allocating five million dollars for low-income homes and housing repairs; but
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Institute of Creative Arts Hosts Annual Women in Art Exhibit:

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Institute of Creative Arts (ICA) is hosting an art
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Murder/Suicide Tragedy Prompts Calls for Awareness on Relationship Red Flags

As the City of Belmopan is still processing yesterday’s callous onslaught, some in Belize City
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Belize Chamber of Commerce Hosts Women’s Forum in Belize City

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a Women’s Forum today in Belize City. 
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Prime Minister Addresses Rising Employment Concerns in Budget Reading

Prime Minister John Briceno has acknowledged the rising issue of employment in the country.  Recently,
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House Speaker Valerie Woods Commemorates International Women’s Day in House

Speaker of the House, Valerie Woods opened today’s House Meeting with a personal message on
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BDF Negotiations with Airmen’s Families at Standstill Over Compensation

The Belize Defence Force says that it stands ready to resolve the issue of compensation
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Belize Bank Introduces STEM Program in Collaboration with Mastercard

The Belize Bank Limited has partnered with Mastercard International to introduce STEM through the Girls
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William Lindo Elected President of Bar Association of Belize

Attorney William Lindo is now the new President of the Bar Association of Belize.  Lindo
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Eviction Controversy: Families Ordered to Leave Land in Toledo

Reports reaching our newsroom are that some seventy-five families have received letters of eviction from
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Women’s Month Initiatives Announced Under the theme: “Inspire Inclusion, Count

The Month of March is celebrated as Women’s Month in Belize and the National Women’s
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Heartbreak in Belize City: 9-Year-Old Girl Dies After Bicycle Accident

A Belize City family is grappling with the loss of a young child tonight. Around
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