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U.D.P. Politicians Ask: What More Do You Want?

Panton and Finnegan maintain that good governance is an inclusive process which should see equal responsibility from each of the social partners.  They have since turned to the teachers to [...]

Belizeans on the Street Ask Government to be More Giving

It’s been officially two weeks since students have not been in the classrooms. Today, a News Five crew took to the streets to poll residents on whether government should give [...]

Teachers Picket Outside B.N.T.U.’s Meeting with P.M.

As the Prime Minister Barrow and the unions negotiated for hours inside the Biltmore, outside the hotel, teachers were out in support waiting for any word of progress.  In those [...]

Ministry of Education Plans to Make Up Lost Class Time

Before the meeting with the Prime Minister got underway at Biltmore, the Minister of Education, Patrick Faber was cautiously optimistic about the outcome. While he did not disclose specific details,   [...]

O.W. Teachers’ Leader’s Vehicle Smashed; Deputy Education Minister Says U.D.P. is Not Behind It

On Wednesday, we reported to you about the arson at the home of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Patrick Faber. But early this morning, the vehicle of Otilio [...]

Public Service Union Supports Negotiations and Disdains Industrial Action

There will be no industrial action on the part of the Public Service Union. Beginning last week, the P.S.U. held consultations with its branch members countrywide. The Union’s executive sought [...]

B.N.T.U. Says They Will Consult Members

The B.N.T.U. has just concluded its meeting; a number of issues were decided upon. But first we can report tonight that the strike continues on Friday and the union will [...]

B.N.T.U. gets support from the Caribbean Union of Teachers

The B.N.T.U.’s strike got major support today from the region, the Caribbean Union of Teachers has written to the Prime Minister appealing to him to seek to bring an amicable [...]

Cayo teachers steadfast as strike continues

As the strike continues into its seventh day; across the country schools remained closed. In the west this morning teachers met for an update on the evolving situation. Their mantra [...]

San Pedro teachers walk streets of La Isla Bonita

Schools were also closed on San Pedro but it does not mean teachers were not engaged. This morning a sea of green overtook the island. Our friends at the San [...]

Strike Will Continue Into Next Week, But B.N.T.U. Up for Negotiations

There will be at least a sixth day of industrial action organized by the Belize National Teachers’ Union on Tuesday because Monday is a holiday. That is the news coming [...]

P.M. Says He Will Meet With B.N.T.U. as Part of Umbrella N.T.U.C.B.

Within a few hours of Luke Palacio’s statement, the Prime Minister responded. He wrote to the B.N.T.U. president saying that Palacio’s statement is a fig leaf. According to the Prime [...]

Teachers Will Continue Community Service and Public Education Campaign

So while they will be out of school once more, the teachers will not be idle. According to B.N.T.U. National President Luke Palacio, the teaching corps will be hitting the [...]

B.N.T.U. Executives Chastise Foreign Affairs Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington, speaking to reporters over the weekend following a meeting of the United Democratic Party’s National Party Council, made statements on the then-coming industrial action [...]

Teachers’ Union Salutes Catholic Bishop, Rebukes Papal Nuncio

The Teachers’ Union also addressed the ongoing concern with the Roman Catholic management. Following a letter from Bishop Dorrick Wright addressing the strike plans, the Papal Nuncio visited Belize during [...]

Teachers and Chamber of Commerce Meet Next Week

As has been reported, the Belize National Teachers’ Union and Chamber of Commerce and Industry have been in dialogue concerning the ongoing industrial action. We will have more on the [...]

Teachers Training in Science Education under UNESCO

A two-day workshop to train teachers in science education was underway today in Belize City. Fifteen primary school teachers from across the country were hard at work with micro science [...]

B.N.T.U. Holds Countrywide Marches; Belize City Leads the Way

The Belize National Teachers’ Union led its members in mass demonstrations countrywide today, on this, the fourth day of a called strike. The union isn’t letting up as it continues [...]

Teachers’ Industrial Action Continues Into Fifth Day

After a momentous four days, the Belize National Teachers’ Union is trying to catch its breath and decide on a way forward. What we know for sure tonight is that [...]

Union Expresses Concerns About Extent of Finances to Continue Strike

As we mentioned earlier, the Belize National Teachers’ Union does have financial concerns, though there have been efforts made to raise donations in the community. The Union has a strike [...]

Will Papal Nuncio’s Declaration Sway Teachers to Return to School?

An example of the kind of pressure the teachers are facing beyond finances is the recent visit of Apostolic Nuncio to Belize and El Salvador, Archbishop Most Reverend Leon Kalenga. [...]

Roman Catholic Church Now Urges Teachers to Return to Classroom

Late this evening, the Roman Catholic Church stepped in line with the message from the Papal Nuncio. The Church says that they support the appeal for students and teachers to [...]

Opposition Leader Says Nuncio Should Have Consulted with B.N.T.U.

Roman Catholic Archbishop to Belize Leon Kalenga as we said has called on the Roman Catholic teachers to go back to the classroom. He urged that the B.N.T.U. and the [...]

Cordel Hyde Says Teachers Want Communication with Government

People’s United Party area representative for Lake Independence, Cordel Hyde, was one of several prominent politicians of the blue party to march in green with the teachers today. He is [...]

Orange Walk B.N.T.U. Draws Major Crowd for March and Rally

“We shall not moved” – that’s what teachers were chanting in the streets of Orange Walk Town today. Hundreds donning their signature green Tees congregated in the Queen Elizabeth Central [...]