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Industrial Action by Teachers at Bishop Martin High School

A sit-out started by seven teachers has morphed into full industrial action by all teachers at the Bishop Martin High School in Orange Walk. Today, the entire teaching staff was [...]

St. Luke’s Methodist Primary Gets a Playground

The Rotary Clubs of Edmonton, Canada and Belize gifted the Saint Luke’s Methodist Primary School with a playground.  The outdoor recreational space is fitted with swings, slides and ladders for [...]

A Tough Time for Wesley Student Coping with Cyber Bullying

The most shocking of the sexual images circulated over the weekend involves a fifteen-year-old student of Wesley College, in uniform. She has since taken a leave of absence from school [...]

The Attorney General Weighs In on Urgent Need for Cyber Bullying Legislation

The wholesale distribution of pornographic images over the weekend on social media has raised the issue of cyber bullying and the urgent need for legislation to be passed to combat [...]

Minister of Education Denounces Cyber Bullying

While the Attorney General is looking at ways to combat cyber bullying through the passage of legislation, Minister of Education Patrick Faber says it is equally important to discourage the [...]

Surveillance Cameras after the Umpteenth Break-in at Wesley Lower

This afternoon, a population of a little over four hundred primary school students gathered on the compound at Wesley Lower School where there has been an endless rash of break-ins [...]

Dr. Lorna McKay’s Fate Still in Limbo

The fate of Doctor Lorna McKay as Gwen Liz Principal remains in the hands of the Teaching Services Commission. It has been one year and a half since Doctor McKay [...]

M.O.E. and B.N.T.U. Continue Negotiations

Education Minister, Patrick Faber, also spoke on the ongoing negotiations with the Belize National Teachers’ Union. According to Faber, while he has taken a bench, senior ministry officials have been [...]

Peace Project is Piloted at Ephesus SDA Primary School

The Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) which is based in Washington D.C. is in Belize for a week of peace building activities to commemorate Peace Education Week. [...]

Another Education Grant Issued

We have reported on the grant request of almost two hundred thousand dollars for Paulette Elrington to proceed on study leave even though Elrington is not on established staff with [...]

A New School Building for Bishop Martin High School

Bishop Martin High School was also a recipient of a financial grant from the Japan Embassy through the Grassroots and Human Security Programme. In 2017, the Japanese Embassy and the [...]

Year 2 of Education Expo a Success

The Ministry of Education today hosted its second annual B-TOO Education Expo. High school students from across the country filed into the Belize Civic Center to get first-hand information from [...]

Muffles College Teacher Battling Termination Following Leaked Nude Pictures

The fate of a Muffles College teacher is in limbo tonight following the dissemination of her nude pictures in December 2018.  It appears that the pictures were leaked, without her [...]

Over 200 Students Benefit from Courts Optical Brighter View Programme

Over ninety thousand dollars in eyewear will be distributed to high school students at twelve high schools across the country. The donation is courtesy of Courts Optical Centre, which tested [...]

Culture Comes Alive at Anglican Cathedral College

Anglican Cathedral College today hosted its annual culture awareness day. The purpose is to increase the students’ knowledge about the many and different cultures in Belize through first hard experience. [...]

Excelsior Teachers on Strike? Principal Says Not So

There’s more trouble at Excelsior High School in Belize City tonight.  Today, News Five received reports that several teachers didn’t show up to work and as a result, their students [...]

Muffles College High School Teacher Remains on Administrative Leave Over Leaked Nude Pics

A female teacher of Muffles College High School remains on administrative leave. Nude pictures of the teacher were leaked in December, prompting the administration of the school to request the [...]

Students Vote in Mock I.C.J. referendum

A significant event in the city today was a mock referendum on taking the Guatemalan claim to the International Court of Justice. It all happened at Saint Catherine’s Academy and [...]

Muffles College High School Teacher Asked to Resigned Over Nude Pictures

Nude pictures are at the centre of a dispute between a teacher and the administration of Muffles College High School. News Five has learned from several sources that nude pictures [...]

The Latest Developments in the Education Sector

Education Minister Patrick Faber has provided a brief update on several issues affecting public schools across the country.  Over the past week, a series of meetings have been held with [...]

My First Seventy-Five Years: An Autobiography

Former Chief Education Officer Ines Sanchez wrote a book documenting the first seventy-five years of his life. The autobiography covers the struggles of his early life woven into the historical [...]

M.O.E. Meets with Maya Mopan Villagers; Issues Are Aired Out

As scheduled, the Ministry of Education was in Maya Mopan Village to look into why parents are keeping their children at home. Today marked the third day since over ninety [...]

Taiwan ICDF Scholarship Programme Officially Open to Applicants

The Embassy of China (Taiwan) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Taiwan ICDF Scholarship Programme has officially opened. The embassy is now accepting applications from Belizean students who are [...]

Day 2 of Student Strike Continues at Maya Mopan Primary School

Since the end of last week, we’ve been reporting on growing tensions in the Maya Mopan Village. Parents and the Alcalde in the village say there has been a number [...]

M.O.E. to Visit Maya Mopan Village to Address Concerns at School

On Friday, Maya Mopan Village Alcalde Constancio Teul visited News Five’s studios on Coney Drive to send a message to the Ministry of Education—parents were not going to send their [...]