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Why Patrick Faber Does Not Care What You Think About the Honorarium

The minister acknowledged that he was in something of a catch-twenty-two situation, facing the wrath of unionized teachers who feel he has disrespected them, and the expectation of teachers who [...]

Minister Congratulates Elena Smith, Scorns Luke Palacio

Senator Elena Smith will assume office in July as president of the Belize National Teacher’s Union, after a hard-fought victory in the national convention in San Roman, Corozal last week. [...]

Deputy P.M. Insists He Stayed Out of Alleged Interference in B.N.T.U. Convention

We know for sure that the minister didn’t drop in at Escuela Mexico in San Roman. But his driver was seen around the area along with at least one other [...]

Marking Earth Day at Central Christian Primary

World Earth Day is a global celebration to highlight and show appreciation for our natural environment. One primary school in Belize City used the occasion to show how trash can [...]

Investing in Child Care Development

The Ministry of Health is hosting a two-week “Care for Child Development National Trainers Workshop” in Belize City. The focus of the seminar is to enable personnel from the Ministries [...]

Elena is B.N.T.U.’s leader after dramatic day in Corozal

Senator for Trade Unions and Civil Society, Elena Smith, is president-elect of the Belize National Teachers’ Union. She defied the odds following allegations of tampering and interference in the executive [...]

Union’s members demand retirement issue be settled by resolution

The impromptu Council of Management meeting that delayed elections also forced the Belize National Teachers’ Union to postpone the hearing and voting on five resolutions presented to the Annual Convention. [...]

Senator Elena Smith Emerges Victorious as BNTU’s New National President

As we told you Senator Elena Smith is the new President of the B.N.T.U. After approximately two and a half hours of voting, almost that much in counting and several [...]

A Look at the BNTU Convention and Stalled Election Process

But before the announcement of the winner, the B.N.T.U.’s Council of Management had to grapple with a problem unprecedented in its history – the prospect of alleged political interference tainting [...]

COLA and Raymond Rivers Lend Moral Support to BNTU

Today’s convention of the B.N.T.U. saw an appearance from two Belize City activists, Geovannie Brackett of COLA and Raymond Rivers. The Union has had a cordial, if arms’ length, relationship [...]

Teachers Honor First Leg of Make Up Time

As part of the mediation agreement agreed to in February, the Belize National Teachers’ Union agreed to release its teachers to make up lost class time due to the October [...]

Outgoing President issues warning on interference as B.N.T.U. opens convention

The Belize National Teachers’ Union Annual Convention began today at Escuela Mexico in San Roman. But on Thursday, stakes are high with the election of a majority of its National [...]

Attempts to influence election are “threat to democracy,” says Luke Palacio

In his statement at the Convention, national president of the B.N.T.U. Luke Palacio made reference to the “stories” he, his Executive and teachers generally have heard in the past few [...]

B.N.T.U. will keep close eye on Thursday’s proceedings

Nominations were officially tendered for the election as of a month ago but were officially submitted this afternoon to the chair of the Election Committee, Kathleen Flowers. Flowers is B.N.T.U.’s [...]

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 [...]