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B.N.T.U., M.O.E. Showdown at Civic for Teachers’ Day

Despite the back and forth on whether there would have been a teachers’ day celebration, today the event went on without a hitch. Teachers from across the country congregated in [...]

Union Suggests School Managements Spoke from 2 Sides on Salary Docking

On Monday, we reported that there would be no docking of salaries for teachers who rallied in Belmopan on March twenty-second. The Belize Association for General Managers of Pre and [...]

High Schools Take Stage for Belize District Festival of the Arts

The Belize District Festival of Arts got underway on Tuesday with over one hundred performances in dance, drama, song and even poetry at the Bird’s Isle. Two days later, high [...]

In Honor of a Teacher

In light of teacher’s day celebration on Friday, we bring you a feature story of a young teacher described as an outstanding member of the Queen Square Anglican School teaching [...]

To Your Good Health

The Gateway Youth Center held its annual health fair today at the Constitution Park in Belize City. A number of the organizations shared informational pamphlets, interactive games, as well as [...]

Nazarene Kids Tell Truth on Teen Issues at Expo

The school year is fast winding down and while most students are already looking forward to summer camp, visits abroad or just generally hanging out, there’s still lots to learn. [...]

Belize District Festival of Arts Underway

Day one of the 2018 Festival of Arts for the Belize District got underway at the Bird’s Isle in Belize City. Over one hundred items from twenty-five primary schools and [...]

School Managers Say No Docking Salaries

Teachers’ salaries for March twenty-second will not be docked. That’s the word coming out of the Belize Association for General Managers of pre and primary schools. In a release issued [...]

Thinking of Summer with Arts Camp

On Thursday, the Belize District Art Showcase opened at the Mexican Institute in Belize City. The two-week exhibition features art pieces from students in pre-school, primary and high schools. The [...]

Teachers’ Day Celebrations Will Go On

Earlier this week, there was uncertainty on the celebration of National Teachers’ Day. But today, Minister of Education Patrick Faber says there will be.  Faber said that whether the B.N.T.U. [...]

No Deductions for Rally for Government Schools

And what about salaries for those government teachers who rallied in Belmopan in March? Minister Faber says he has received word but nothing official from the different school managements that [...]

Youth Art Exhibition Opens

The Ministry of Education launched an art exhibition today to show off the creative talents of students in the Belize District. This morning, Ministry Education Officials and students gathered at [...]

Nothing for National Teachers’ Day?

May eighteenth has been set aside as National Teachers Day, in honor of the many contributions educators have made towards the development of the nation.  Across the country, schools will [...]

B.N.T.U. Explains Spending and Teachers’ Day Plans

While the education minister blames B.N.T.U.’s dropping out on a lack of willingness to participate financially, the union president says that significant funds have been spent documenting the plight of [...]

Teachers’ Day Plans Still Being Reviewed

Notwithstanding the bad news, Faber says that other avenues are being explored in order to make good on his promise.   Patrick Faber, Minister of Education “Given that news that [...]

Procedures Not Followed, but Minister Washes Hands of Salary Deduction

The tangle between the B.N.T.U. and the respective schools management over salary deductions stemming from a planned but unsanctioned anti-violence rally back in March is free of the Ministry of [...]

Preaching Financial Literacy to Youths

Ten high schools took part in the fifth Youth Innovation Challenge held at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex in Belize City. The students are honing their skills at this early [...]

Where Will the Teachers Be on Teachers’ Day?

Teachers Day is quickly approaching; this year, the activities are intended to step up to a national celebration which will bring six thousand teachers from all over the country under [...]

Education Continues, But No National Position on I.C.J. for B.N.T.U.

The Belize National Teachers Union says it will not influence the decision of its membership on whether the unfounded territorial claim Guatemala has over Belize should be taken to the [...]

Why Teachers are Tit-for-Tat on Salary Deductions

On March twenty-second, hundreds of primary and secondary school teachers from across the country gathered in Belmopan to march on Independence Hill.  While the annual budget was being debated inside [...]

Teachers Got Time Off for Women’s Rally

According to the union senator, management did not hesitate to grant teachers and students the day off to participate in the biennial Twenty Thousand Strong rally.  When it came to [...]

Library Hosts Collection for Late Olatunji Balogun

Today, the family of Olatunji Balogun handed over a collection of his work to the Leo Bradley Library in Belize City.  Balogun, who died last year at seventy years old, [...]

Teachers to Withhold School Contributions in Payback for Salary Deduction

President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union, Senator Elena Smith, has confirmed to News Five that the ten Union branches this weekend voted to withdraw donations and contributions to those [...]

Conquering Mathematical Jinx on Day 2 of P.S.E.

A common theme of our reporting over the years on the Primary School Examination is that English, Social Studies and Science have all been less challenging to exam-takers than Mathematics, [...]

Seeing Improvement in English Writing

The Primary School Examinations are already half-marked – a computer scanner does the job for the multiple-choice English and Science papers, while selected teachers come in to mark the composition [...]