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Belize Bank Spreads Xmas Cheer with Stella Maris Students

One hundred and three students from Stella Maris School were filled with joy today as Belize Bank Limited threw its tenth annual Christmas party for the children. The purpose is [...]

The Man Who Wore Khaki

Well-known Belizean historian Lita Hunter Krohn has chronicled, as well as taught the history of the Jewel for many years.  Her work as a student and scholar in the study [...]

E. P. Yorke High is 1st & 2nd in 2018 CSEC Exams

Hundreds of students from across the country gathered at the auditorium at Muffles College in Orange Walk Town for the annual national awards ceremony for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificates. [...]

Teachers Demonstrate in Benque; Matter Resolved

There is good news for forty plus teachers at Roman Catholic primary schools in the west. Following a meeting around two p.m., between management, the Teaching Services Commission and the [...]

B.N.T.U. Meets With M.O.E. in Another Round of Discussions

This afternoon, executives of the Belize National Teachers Union met with the Ministry of Education to further discuss issues involving schools that are presently on the hardship list.  The meetings [...]

3 Teams Pitch Their Way to BELTRAIDE’s Business Hackathon 2018

BELTRAIDE held the final pitch for its Business Hackathon today in Belize City. Three four-member teams of I.C.T. professionals and students are the finalists having competed against other teams to [...]

Mount Carmel Teachers to Demonstrate in Benque

Students were absent from the classroom at the Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Primary School in Benque Viejo del Carmen as teachers continue on a sit-out at the institution. The teachers [...]

B.N.T.U. and M.O.E. to Negotiate Hardships & Commuting Allowance

As to the negotiations on hardships and commuting allowance, Elena Smith says that a meeting will be held on Friday between Ministry of Education officials and branch presidents from across [...]

Teachers Protest at Mount Carmel Primary School in Benque

Day-one of a teachers’ protest at Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Primary School in Benque Viejo Del Carmen occurred today in that western municipality. The sit-out by the forty-one teachers at [...]

Sit-Out Ends at ITVET Orange Walk; M.O.E. Commits to Address Issues

Orange Walk ITVET called off its sit-out this morning sometime around ten-thirty after teachers got some good news from the Ministry of Education. The sit-out started on Tuesday of this [...]

Orange Walk ITVET on Sit-Out!

Since Tuesday of this week, ITVET Orange Walk teachers have been on a sit-out. They have been showing up to school, but have not been teaching so the three hundred [...]

Will Orange Walk ITVET’s Sit Out Continue?

When the teachers emerged from the meeting, they were hopeful.  They say they made some progress and that Ramirez-Smith documented their concerns. So, what happens next? The teachers say that [...]

An Expo at Saint John’s College

There was no lack of creativity and innovation at the annual Saint John’s College Junior College expo. Every year, the students get the opportunity to test and expose products and [...]

UB Holds 11th Annual Marketing Expo

The University of Belize’s eleventh annual marketing expo unfolded today inside the Civic Center in Belize City. The multipurpose complex was bustling with marketing students who were challenged in creating [...]

Lawrence Vernon Launches “A Narrative of Political Parties in Belize”

Librarian and author, eighty-one-year-old Lawrence Vernon today launched his latest piece of literary work. “A narrative of Political Parties in Belize” looks at the history of twenty-six political parties in [...]

‘Express Yuh Self with Rights’

For the past two years we’ve been reporting on a volunteer group called the Convention on the Rights of the Child Ambassadors. They represent an arm of the National Committee [...]

Cooler Heads Prevail! B.N.T.U. and Minister of Education Meet

The Belize National Teachers Union, five days after marching on Belmopan in protest of the Ministry of Education, has met with Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber and cooler heads seem [...]

Will Teachers’ Pay Get Docked After Demonstration?

Will protesting teachers be docked a day’s pay for last Wednesday’s demonstration?  Senator Elena Smith told the media that it is their hope that the respective managements will not deduct [...]

Patrick Faber Points Finger at Media for Ministry/B.N.T.U. Miscommunication

Interestingly, the Minister of Education blamed the media for, (Quote) “stirring the mud between the union and government.” (Unquote)  Faber also says that the meeting was amicable and cordial.  Both [...]

Aspiring Attorney Loses Law School’s Challenge at C.C.J.

The Caribbean Court of Justice today delivered a ruling that affects law students across the region.  It ruled against aspiring attorney, Jason Jones and in favour of the Council for [...]

UB Adds Statistics and GIS to Growing Course Offerings

The University of Belize continues to broaden its course offerings, expanding its curricula to include areas of study that translate well in the ever-demanding job market.  The most recent offerings [...]

UB to Lead the Way IN GIS Education

The University of Belize Certificate in Geographic Information Systems aims to be the leading programme of its kind in the region and produce highly trained GIS professionals that will guide [...]

B.N.T.U. Descends on Belmopan, Sending Strike Warning to M.O.E.

Starting at about nine o’clock this morning, hundreds of teachers from all branches of the Belize National Teachers Union descended on Belmopan, making good on a plan to fight for [...]

B.N.T.U. Garners Support from Unions, Political Parties

The B.N.T.U. was not alone today; they were joined by several other labour groups, including the Christian Workers Union and the Public Service Union.  The leaderships of the People’s United [...]

Education Minister Weighs in on Teachers’ Demonstration

The man at the centre of the storm is the Minister of Education Patrick Faber whose relations with the Belize National Teachers Union have been testy at best.  As teachers [...]