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Cotton Tree School Gets New Fence

A primary school in Cotton Tree Village, Cayo District, is a safer place tonight. The compound, which was previously exposed to criminal elements roaming the area, is now properly fenced [...]

Youngsters take over Bliss stage for Arts Festival

For the past week or so, Belize’s youngest performers in the districts have been on the stage giving of their talents in art, music, dance, and drama as part of [...]

Revised curriculum boosts arts in schools

Much like the heyday of the adult Festival of the Arts in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the various incarnations of children’s Festivals of the Arts have given Belizeans [...]

U.W.I. professor comments on debt & wage bill

The University of the West Indies’ Pro-Vice Chancellor for Planning, Professor Densil Williams, is in Belize in connection with activities for the installation of Dr. Luz Longsworth as Principal of [...]

Dr. Luz a bright light at U.W.I. Open Campus

On Thursday night Doctor Luz Longsworth was inducted as the Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the U.W.I. Open Campus – it is a role she has been acting in [...]

Open Campus leaders meet in Belize

The U.W.I. is the region’s leading tertiary institution – it has four campuses – Mona, Cavehill, St Augustine and the Open Campus. The Open Campus is the newest of the [...]

25 years of Healthy Teeth with Project Smile

A dental initiative for Anglican primary schools in Belize City has students motivated to smile and show off their clean, pearly whites. Project Smile is a dental program of the [...]

How to Fix Education Curricula

The Ministry of Education kicked off its two-day consultation workshop with principals, heads of school boards, and other education partners to engage in a discussion on how curriculums can be [...]

Teacher Althea Garbutt Authors “Rootsville”

On Thursday evening at the University of the West Indies Open Campus in Belize City, a new publication was released, targeting upper division for primary schools as well as first [...]

U.B. Has New Prez; Also Looking at Finances and Personnel

Former Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UWI Saint Augustine Campus, Professor Clement Sankat, retired in September 2016 after forty years of service as a member of staff.  He has since [...]

S.S.B. Opens Debate by Tertiary-Level Students on UNCAC

The first round of the National Tertiary Debate sponsored by the Social Security Board kicked off this morning in Belmopan at the George Price Center. In the morning session, Independence [...]

Belize’s Littlest Tell Their Stories at the Bliss

The National Pre-School storytelling competition got underway at the Bliss today in Belize City. The event, which has been taking place for more than ten years, saw the participation of [...]

Horizon Academy Displays World Cultures at Open Day

Horizon Academy went global today – right on their school grounds. Students transformed themselves and their spaces into countries as far as Egypt, Japan and India. Today’s efforts are a [...]

Child Stimulation Month Begins with Major Parade of Preschoolers

The number of preschoolers is on an upward trend.  Today, there are over two hundred and twenty-nine preschools across the country with over seven thousand five hundred students enrolled in [...]

S.C.A. Buys Big in Potatoes from Local Farmer

Farmers in the Cayo and Orange Walk Districts have thousands of pounds of potatoes rotting in the fields – produce they have been unable to sell because of competing imported [...]

Gwen Lizarraga High Cracks Down on Tardy Students

There was uproar this morning outside of Gwen Lizarraga High School where tardy students were locked out and not allowed to enter the compound, essentially missing out on their first [...]

B.N.T.U. Wins Major Victory on Makeup Time and Salary Deductions

Three weeks ago, the Supreme Court-ordered mediation between the Belize National Teachers Union and the Ministry of Education concluded.  Today, the parties returned to Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s chambers with [...]

B.N.T.U. President Savors Victory Through “Steadfastness”

Palacio went on to note that they had the precedents on their side, as well as the goodwill of their membership and the community, and that was more than enough [...]

Teachers’ Union Repairing Relationship with Ministry But Will Remain Vocal

The union says the financial hit to teachers would have been in the millions of dollars if the stand-off continued and the ministry followed through on planned salary deductions. There [...]

Opposition Leader Says Teachers’ Love Won

Following today’s announcement that teachers have secured a major win in the high court, we asked P.U.P. Party Leader John Briceño for a brief comment on the outcome of the [...]

U.B. Taps Guyanese-Trinidadian Engineer for President

The University of Belize has a new president. He is professor Clement Sankat, former Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal of The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine Campus in [...]

STEMming Crime and Violence: the Challenge of Innovation

High schools from across Belize District converged at the Gateway Youth facility near the Gwen Lizarraga High School in Belize City for the launch of an innovation challenge by the [...]

Unity Presbyterian Has a New Playground…

A school on the Southside got their dream playground courtesy the Rotary Club of Edmonton. Through an ongoing partnership with the Rotary Club of Belize, three other schools have received [...]

Teacher’s Union Calls 2012 Nationality Rush “Illegal”

Former Immigration Director Ruth Meighan has admitted that thousands of persons who did not qualify were granted nationality in the mad rush to get them on the voters list for [...]

G.O.B. Must Act on Nationality Question, Says B.N.T.U.’s Palacio

The B.N.T.U., through Elena Smith as the Senator for Trade Unions and Civil Society, has representation in the Senate Select Inquiry where the details of the rot in the system [...]