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CSEC, CAPE’s Best Honored in the West

The CXC national committee recognized the best and the brightest in the Caribbean Secondary Education Examination and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination for Belize. The high academic achievers from all across [...]

U.B. Doing Business in Belize City

The annual marketing expo organized by the University of Belize was held today at the Ramada Belize City Princess where thirty-five innovative business ideas came to fruition. News Five’s Duane [...]

Food Security Programs Implemented in Southern Schools

An initiative to strengthen food security programs has been ongoing since April 2016. Phase three of that project which involves its implementation stage was launched today in Belmopan between the [...]

New Belizean Tops Regional Nurse Examinations

The results of the Regional Exam for Nurse Registration were released the week and it shows an impressive performance by the students of the University of Belize.  The Caribbean Examination [...]

World Geographic Information System Day Expo Targets Schools

Young minds gathered today in Belize City at the start of an expo that showcases how the use of technology can result in efficiency. GIS, or Geographic Information System, is [...]

Celebrating Culture and Music at Stella Maris

Cultural activities are taking place around the country to celebrate Garifuna Settlement Day. Over at Stella Maris today in Belize City, we found the young children celebrating four other cultures [...]

Book Celebrates Teaching Pioneers from Toledo

Much of the history of Belizean education, especially outside of Belize City, has been shouldered by the Garifuna population. These men and women braved often treacherous conditions in the deepest [...]

Vocational/Technical Teachers Participate in Leadership Conference

A first of its kind training for managers, principals and heads of department for Technical Vocational Education and Training centers was officially launched today in Belize City. The six-month program [...]

Collegians Go to Battle in Business Hackathon

For the remainder of the month, teams from across the country are competing on developing an innovative digital solution to make communication between utility companies and customers user friendly. It [...]

Education Minister Doesn’t Buy Theory against Decriminalized Weed

A primary argument for those opposed to the recent decriminalization law is that Belize already has high rates of students smoking marijuana fairly regularly. They argue that decriminalization would increase [...]

Teachers’ Union and President Have Lost Their Way

One week ago, Minister of Education Patrick Faber called out the Belize National Teachers’ Union. During an interview last Thursday, Faber said the leadership of the union is neglecting its [...]

The Raspberry Pi Jam Takes over the Princess

It was created in 2008 and first brought to Belize seven years later. But the Raspberry Pi computer has become the base of the Public Utilities Commission’s Young Innovators Program. [...]

Evangelicals Believe They Should Teach According to Scripture

This week at its press conference, the National Evangelical Association of Belize spent much of its time condemning the plan to introduce decriminalization of up to ten grams of marijuana [...]

Education Minister Says No Problem

But Minister of Education Patrick Faber says that the ministry not allowing Christian values to be taught within the classrooms is far from the truth. In fact, it is encouraged [...]

The Drums Beat on at Birds Isle

The far end of Albert Street this morning was rocking with the sounds of Garifuna drumming.  The annual battle of the drums moved to Belize City this year in anticipation [...]

Primary Schoolers Hit the Hoops Hardwood

While Birds Isle reverberated with drumming, over at the Saint John’s College gymnasium the pounding was on the basketball court. Teams from around the country were on hand for the [...]

G.O.B. & B.N.T.U. Spar; Patrick Faber Accuses Elena Smith of Neglecting Teachers

For some time, the government has been locking horns with the Belize National Teachers Union.  The eleven-day strike last October took them to the brink and while tensions appeared to [...]

Union Hits Back: Do You Want a Fight?

This evening, News Five spoke to B.N.T.U. National President Elena Smith for a response on that charge as well as other related issues.  Essentially, her response is ‘bring it on!’ [...]

B.N.T.U. Replaces Elena on Teaching Services Commission

In regards to the Teaching Services Commission, Smith told us that it was the Ministry that brought the issue to their attention and only one meeting has been missed as [...]

A Quiz That Helps You Save Money

The third annual ‘Father Marion Ganey Quiz Competition’ finals took place in Belize City today. Winners from the six districts competed to answer questions about finance and credit union knowledge. [...]

Excelsior High School Still Says No to Drugs

Excelsior High School launched its annual drug awareness week today in Belize City. As a part of the activities, students are participating in a number of competitions, which school officials [...]

Education under the Influence? Marijuana Causing Reduced Performance in School

But despite years of drug awareness activities, Excelsior High School still struggles to reach some of its students. The school reports that there are students who attend classes while under [...]

Centering Student Learning of the Math and Sciences

The Ministry of Education for some time now has been exploring an active and practical way of learning math, science and language arts for primary school students. Over the weekend, [...]

U.W.I. Hosts Human Resource Seminar

The University of the West Indies Open Campus Auditorium on Princess Margaret Drive was the venue for a one-day seminar that targets the role of Human Resources Units in both [...]

Teachers complain to B.N.T.U. about curriculum changes

Recently, the Ministry of Education’s representative for quality assurance, John Newport, commented on complaints made by teachers with regard to implementing changes to the national curriculum in several subjects, especially [...]