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B.N.T.U.’s Palacio said Education Minister never put Strike Fund in play

The strike fund and its intended use are also at the center of the ongoing controversy.  According to B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio, the Minister of Education quotes liberally from a [...]

Taking C.S.E.C. examinations online

C.X.C. going online? Yes, well, at least a part of it and it is happening sooner than you’d think. In January of next year, students who are sitting CSEC exams [...]

Ministry of Education & School Managers Cut Holidays to Restore Lost Time From Strike

Students will be spending six additional days in classrooms to make up for lost time during striking days. The Chief Education Officer, Doctor Carol Babb, says that the six days [...]

Teachers’ Salary Deductions Will Go Ahead

But even as the teachers will be spending more time with the students in the academic year, will their salaries be docked? Doctor Carol Babb says deductions will be reflected [...]

B.N.T.U. Slams Government Interference, Questions Whether Management Caved In

Even as teachers are back in the classrooms, the B.N.T.U. and the ministry remain at odds. On Tuesday, Government issued a release stating that it is in direct discussion with [...]

B.N.T.U. Claims Victory With Ministry Concession on Authority

While the ministry’s decision to skirt the gridlocked union can be seen as high-handed, Palacio says that B.N.T.U. will continue advocating for the rights of its membership, as well as [...]

Is Ministry Sending Mixed Messages Over Time Recovery and Salary Deduction

But is the Ministry of Education sending mixed messages with respect to their salary deductions? Palacio says that on one hand, the ministry says it will dock salaries at the [...]

CSEC Results Were Good; Local Examiners Want to See Even Better

In Tuesday’s newscast, we showed you some of the top performers in the 2016 CXC’s CSEC and CAPE examinations. But, what about Belize’s overall performance? According to the CXC local [...]

Belize Advances in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

And the marks for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations have been consistent and students are performing extremely well. Vargas says the students have demonstrated that they prepared well and he explains [...]

Ministry of Education Goes to Managing Authorities to Resolve B.N.T.U. Dispute

The impasse between the Ministry of Education and the Belize National Teachers Union came to a head on Friday when B.N.T.U. National President Luke Palacio firmly stood his ground, following [...]

St. John’s College & Junior College Are Tops in CSEC and CAPE Exams

Saint John’s College and Junior College produced one of the best crops for this year’s CSEC and CAPE Examinations. Over at the high school Riki Alegria is the most outstanding [...]

B.N.T.U. on the Streets; Demand Education Minister Stop Playing Games

The Belize National Teacher’s Union held another protest on Saturday, several days after its members resumed classes and ending an eleven-day strike.  The demonstration this time around did not enjoy [...]

B.N.T.U. and M.O.E. At Impasse After Council of Management Rejects Sending Smaller Delegation

Across the country today, teachers formed long lines in various banks and credit unions and collected a full month’s wage, despite an eleven-day strike a few weeks ago.  That’s because [...]

Teachers Accuse M.O.E. of Dictating to and Intimidating Teachers

So, why can’t the union give in to Faber’s request and reduce its attendance to five executives?  According to B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio, government does not have a bearing on [...]

Were Teachers Who Went to School During Strike “Rendering Service”, Asks B.N.T.U.?

In speaking with Minister of Education Patrick Faber over the past week, he has expressed a concern for fairness to teachers who were present in their classrooms during the strike.  [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Nadia Caliz Discusses Teachers’ Dilemma

Contextualizing the argument on behalf of the teachers who took part in the strike was Nadia Caliz.  She’s a member of the council of management representing the Stann Creek District.  [...]

Teacher’s Union Sticks To Guns: No Ministry Interference

Will Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber get to meet with the Belize National Teachers’ Union on Friday? The answer depends on the outcome of a prior [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says Precedent Set For Full Council Of Management To Meet Gov’t.

The Union also cites previous instances when both the Prime Minister and Minister of Education have met with the Council of Management as its basis for explaining why the Council [...]

Hands Off The Strike Fund!

The Strike Fund – it has become the latest tug-of-war between the Ministry of Education and the Belize National Teachers’ Union. The Union has maintained that its Fund is established [...]

Will School Managements Side With Teachers?

The Belize National Teachers’ Union is hoping to find an ally in the various school managing authorities. A meeting between them was scheduled for Monday of this week but it [...]

Trick Or Treat? Another Demonstration For B.N.T.U. On Halloween Saturday

The rally scheduled in Belize City for Saturday, October twenty-ninth, was intended to be a “thank-you” event in recognition of those who assisted the Belize National Teachers’ Union in their [...]

Education Minister Faber Faces Off With B.N.T.U. on Friday

Minister of Education Patrick Faber is meeting with the leadership of the Belize National Teachers Union on Friday to discuss a way forward in the wake of an eleven-day strike [...]

Faber Open to Compromise on Deductions and Class Time

Both parties have agreed to meet and discuss the terms of the deduction, but has there been any consideration on the part of government to do away with a pay [...]

Teachers’ Salaries Will Stay Intact for October

This week, Minister Gaspar Vega resigned from cabinet after evidence surfaced that his son was superbly compensated for land sold to him which was held privately. Prime Minister Barrow had [...]

Minister of Education Discusses “Tight” Situation

With all the talk of a salary deduction, there are serious concerns about the legality of such a decision.  In fact, the question of whether or not government has the [...]