Abuse


Senator Lisa Shoman – Statement on Crime and Violence in Belize

Independence Hill September 11, 2014 SENATE STATEMENT OF SENATOR LISA SHOMAN ON AN URGENT MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE – CRIME AND VIOLENCE IN BELIZE “If not me, who? If not now, when?” The matter of Crime and violence in Belize is all our business. Crime and violence in the Jewel are matters on which we have all, at one time or another, addressed this Honorable Chamber; and on which we all agree is urgent, and a matter of definite public importance. Our media (formal and social) is awash today and every day with horrific and heart-wrenching accounts of murder, mayhem, […]


Bismillah The Case of Viola Pook

by Derrick Estrada The case of Viola Pook was brought to national and international attention two months ago when Minister Farrakhan, in a question and answer session after his lecture to the prison population of the Belize Central Prison asked Ms Pook why she felt the need to kill the man she was convicted for killing. Viola Pook in front of the whole world recounted a story of betrayal, violence and eventual rape of a thirteen year old child she and her common-law husband of twenty three years had raised from the time the child was eight months old. When […]


Univeristy of Belize ABUSE Presentation

The University of Belize Debate Club will be hosting a Guest Presentation entitled “Recognizing the Signs & Coping as a Victim of Abuse.” The Guest Speaker will be Ms. Diana Shaw Attorney-at-Law, of the Child Development Foundation. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the UB Jaguar Auditorium. Please pass the word along to everyone you can. Not all abused people show physical marks. It’s the ones with the emotional and psychological scars that we should be looking out for with more scrutiny.


How Baby Elephants are Trained

Since 2000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Ringling numerous times for serious violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), such as the following: Improper handling of dangerous animals Failure to provide adequate veterinary care to animals, including an elephant with a large swelling on her leg, a camel with bloody wounds, and a camel injured on train tracks Causing trauma, behavioral stress, physical harm, and unnecessary discomfort to two elephants who sustained injuries when they ran amok during a performance Endangering tigers who were nearly baked alive in a boxcar because of poor maintenance of their enclosures […]


Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power

Adopted by General Assembly resolution 40/34 of 29 November 1985 A. Victims of crime 1. “Victims” means persons who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that are in violation of criminal laws operative within Member States, including those laws proscribing criminal abuse of power. 2. A person may be considered a victim, under this Declaration, regardless of whether the perpetrator is identified, apprehended, prosecuted or convicted and regardless of the familial relationship between the perpetrator and the victim. The term […]