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Gwen Liz Teachers Sit Out; B.N.T.U. Comes to Aid

Approximately twenty teachers of Gwen Lizarraga High School this morning staged a sit-out from classes in continuing fallout over the appointment of members of the school’s board of governors. While [...]

Education Minister Insists Alifa Elrington is Needed at Gwen Liz

This afternoon, Education Minister Patrick Faber told reporters that he was scheduled to meet with the teachers later on. He insists that as Collet area representative and education chief, he [...]

Can Former Principal Lorna McKay Make Comeback?

As for Doctor Lorna McKay, who was unceremoniously thrown out of her post last August, her case is still before the Teaching Services Commission. A ruling found evidence to support [...]

Kids Create Posters for Peace

The Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest has been ongoing for thirty years; this is the eleventh year since Belize has been competing. The competition encourages young people between the [...]

Survivors of Gun Violence Bare their Souls on How Snap Decisions Can Change their Lives

Young persons left scarred and traumatized by gun violence gathered today in the city as police look for new opportunities to keep them away from crime.  They are students from [...]

2 Volleyball Players Get Athletic Scholarships to Study in Canada

Two volleyball athletes attached to the Belize National Team are receiving an opportunity of a lifetime. Twenty-three-year-old Bryton Codd and team captain Karym Coleman have been handpicked by a Canadian [...]

The Kids Are Alright, Says Elena Smith

Last Thursday, Senator for Trade Unions and Civil Society, Elena Smith, was outside the National Assembly, rallying her members as president of the Belize National Teachers’ Union in the fight [...]

UWI Open Campus Meets, Countries Asked to Meet Commitments

The fourth round of the Open Campus Council Meeting of the University of the West Indies took place today at the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort in Bolans Village, Saint Mary’s, [...]

What the Teachers Want (Now)

On Thursday, the teachers protested on Independence Hill following a rally at the civic center and a march through the streets of the Capital City Belmopan. They were championing the [...]

U.C.L.A Bruin Talks STEM with City Girls

Today, the U.S. Embassy in Belize organized two informative and motivational talks with students in Belize City. In the first session, Rhea Rogers of the Ministry of National Security spoke [...]

Aimee Flores Speaks on Her Groundbreaking Research

Flores is a biochemistry researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles who is making big waves in the research field in the U.S.  As a student, Flores excelled in [...]

The B.N.T.U. Marches Again in Belmopan

As the budget debate took place inside the National Assembly, across Independence Hill at the civic centre, teachers were also having their say. Their call was for an end to [...]

Education Minister Says Union Can Do More

At the start of his presentation on the Budget, Minister of Education Patrick Faber issued a response to the teachers. While Faber has had his issues with the union in [...]

B.N.T.U. Heads Back to Belmopan on Budget Debate Day

The B.N.T.U. will take to Belmopan on Thursday to hold a rally in light of the abuse and violence against children and women.  According to President Elena Smith, the B.N.T.U. [...]

Will Teacher Salaries Be Docked for Protest?

Since the announcement of the rally, there have been a number of memos issued to teachers. Those memos say that those who do not show up to teach on Thursday [...]

A Day of Play at B.T.L. Park

Child Stimulation Month activities continue with the annual Early Childhood Education Expo. The Ministry of Education during this month is encouraging parents of children between the ages of newborn and [...]

First Day of the P.S.E. Went Well, Students Say

According to the Ministry of Education, some seven thousand, one hundred and ninety-nine Standard Six students sat the first day of the Primary School Examination in English and Science across [...]

CitCo Shakeup Rumbles to Gwen Liz

Gwen Liz High School continues to face a series of administrative troubles, this time at its board level.  News Five understands that job interviews were being held this afternoon for [...]

U.B. Students Take Anti-Crime Protest to National Assembly

In Belmopan, where the upper house met today, a group of students left their classrooms at the University of Belize and headed over to the national assembly building. For about [...]

Half-scholarships awarded for E.S.T.M.

The visit of the Mexican Vice Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean also include the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation and [...]

A GREAT Day for 508 students

As of December of last year fifteen thousand youths have graduated from the Gang Resistance and Education Training programme of the Police Department. Today another five hundred and eight students [...]

Decision on Gwen Liz High’s Lorna McKay coming from T.S.C.

Last year Gwen Lizarraga High School Principal Doctor Lorna McKay was reportedly pushed out of her school.  The chair of the board Roosevelt Blades put McKay on disciplinary leave and [...]

Education still on top, but being prudent

Last year’s budget for the Ministry of Education was around two hundred and seventy-seven million dollars, about twenty-eight percent of government’s total fiscal expenditure.  This year’s, according to Minister Patrick [...]

Parties spar over “non-existent” education funds

Earlier this week, Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, revealed that what is left of the education budget is being raided, with Cabinet approval, to attempt to curry favor before [...]

Child Stimulation Month says it’s okay to play

There are more pre-schools and pre-schoolers in Belize than ever before, and the demand for early socialization, especially in a society vulnerable to impression from outside, is consequently greater. But [...]