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Teaching the GREAT program to police from Belize, Salvador

The Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) Program is a violence prevention program. The program is being used to fight delinquency, youth violence, and gang involvement through school-based, law enforcement [...]

U.B. Names New Vice President; Honors For New Prez from U.W.I.

The University of Belize has recruited another renowned Caribbean educator to lead the tertiary institution.  In a release issued today, UB announced that Doctor Mariot Simon will serve as Vice [...]

No Vacation Yet But Did Kids Show Up to “Make-Up” School?

Instead of enjoying vacation time going into the Easter holidays, students at most public schools as well as teachers, were present in the classrooms across the country. And that’s how [...]

Teacher Doesn’t Mind Sharing “Honorarium” with Fellow Staff

Up to news time today, Ministry of Education officials confirmed to News Five that the one-million dollar honorarium to non-striking teachers had not been issued and that data was still [...]

B.P.P.’s Maheia Says Faber Has Been Wasteful; Must Resign

Separate press releases from the Belize Territorial Volunteers and Belize Progressive Party this evening condemned the Government’s decision to spend a million dollars of taxpayers’ monies as an Easter “reward” [...]

Not Expelled, Bishop Martin Students in Pregnancy Case Stay Out of School

Two teenagers, a male and a female second form student attending Bishop Martin High School in Orange Walk Town, remain out of school tonight on their own will, following the [...]

Trade Union Congress Slams Bonus for Non-Striking Teachers

“Not now…not ever!”….the civil society has come out strong against the Government after the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Patrick Faber announced on Monday that non-striking teachers will [...]

Minister Elrington Says Teachers Should Be Respected; Not Sure About Payment

There can be no dispute that teachers have a thankless job, and under most circumstances, the work that they do is appreciated and lauded. That is perhaps why it rankled [...]

Teen Couple Expelled from Catholic School over Pregnancy

A pair of classmates has been expelled from Bishop Martin High School in Orange Walk, following the discovery that the fourteen-year-old female student is several weeks pregnant.  It is believed [...]

Mighty “Luke” is Gone; 3 Including Senator Smith to Vie for B.N.T.U. Presidency

A new president will emerge from within the ranks of the Belize National Teachers Union later this month when a convention will be held to elect a new executive.  Outgoing [...]

Teacher’s Union Claims Ministry ‘Bonus’ is Petty, Vindictive Union-Busting

As we reported on Monday, Minister of Education Patrick Faber confirmed that a million dollars has been set aside as a “honorarium” for teachers who showed up to work during [...]

A Reward for Doing Nothing? Union Says Money Could Have Been Used Elsewhere

According to Palacio, government is being crafty with its description of the payout.   That million dollar bonus flies in the face of government’s proposed strictness at the start of the [...]

Could Teachers Have Been Paid Already?

There is more from B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio, who sat with the media this evening to discuss other concerns, including the salary adjustment.  Prior to the 2017 budget presentation, Prime [...]

Bait and Switch: First 3 Days of Make-Up Will Involve Marking P.S.E.

To make matters worse, Palacio claims that the ministry is being disingenuous by requesting that teachers volunteer to mark Primary School Exams under the guise that they are attending workshops.  [...]

Where Will Ministry Get Bonus Money From? Minister Cagey

While the Belize National Teachers’ Union has made clear how it feels about this ‘bonus,’ where exactly is the Ministry of Education going to get the money from? As the [...]

P.U.P. Calls Out Education Minister: “Stubborn, Immature and Downright Dangerous”

The P.U.P. in a release this evening called the million dollar payout to teachers, “the sign of a stubborn, immature and downright dangerous man who refuses to accept that he [...]

G.O.B. Rewards Loyal Teachers with Easter ‘Come-Up’

The Ministry of Education effectively conceded in its arbitration wrangle with the Belize National Teachers’ Union that it could not arbitrarily set the dates for making up of class time [...]

Day 1 of the P.S.E. – Kids Say They Were Ready

Though some attempt to downplay it, there is no denying the importance of the Primary School Examination in the lives of Belize’s primary school students, seventeen years after it took [...]

Might Strike Hurt P.S.E. Results?

While this year’s results are due around the beginning of June, a month after the second half of the exam has been completed; Primary School Examination results have not been [...]

Celebrating our Youngest at Festival of the Arts

For the past week, pre-schoolers have been putting on performances at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts showcasing the best in talent. On Saturday night, performers from the Belize [...]

Celebrating Early Childhood with Outdoor Expo

Since the beginning of the month there have been a number of activities across the country commemorating child stimulation month. The purpose of observing child stimulation is to create public [...]

Ministry of Education Plans for ‘Open School’

Today, the Ministry of Education and the Commonwealth Of Learning launched a policy management open school workshop. The purpose of the three-day session is to enable administrators and managers to [...]

Open School Program to be Expanded in Belize

The concept of open schooling actually began at Gwen Lizarraga High School Even Division back in 2009. The workshop, however, will ensure that administrators of the evening division and ITVETs [...]

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 [...]