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Patrick Faber to Meet with B.N.T.U. Leadership

Back to the B.N.T.U.’s plight…Minister of Education Patrick Faber is scheduled to meet with the executive of the union on Monday.  The Deputy Prime Minister told News Five that he [...]

Does DPM Faber Fear a Joint Unions Strike?

On Tuesday, the Joint Utility Unions issued a press release supporting B.N.T.U.  The endorsement comes ahead of a scheduled meeting with Minister Faber on November twelfth.  So, what if things [...]

B.N.T.U. Ready to Demonstrate

On the eve of a planned demonstration, the Belize National Teachers’ Union is finalizing preparations to bus teachers from its ten branches countrywide to Belmopan on Wednesday. The announcement was [...]

B.N.T.U. President Gives Education Minister an ‘F’

As B.N.T.U. National President, Senator Elena Smith explains the teachers have decided to demonstrate against DPM Patrick Faber and so following the rally, the teachers will converge in front of [...]

B.N.T.U. Writes Prime Minister Over Proposal 22

Proposal Twenty-Two remains on the negotiating table between the Ministry of Education and the Belize National Teachers’ Union. Proposal Twenty-Two concerns grant-aided secondary schools where the teachers and support staff [...]

Joint Utility Unions and the P.U.P. Come Out in Support of Teachers

Primary and secondary school teachers across the country are heading to the Capital as the B.N.T.U. gets into gear for Wednesday’s demonstration.  The union is also picking up support from [...]

M.O.E. Says Students Stand to Lose the Most from B.N.T.U.’s National Demonstration

B.N.T.U. branch presidents returned to their respective districts following Wednesday’s announcement that come November seventh, there will be a national demonstration in the nation’s capital. Today, students were sent home [...]

Education C.E.O. Says Teachers Responsible to Apply for Commuting Allowance

Another bone of contention for which the union says it is prepared to seek legal recourse is in respect of a decision purportedly made by the Ministry of Education to [...]

The University of Belize in Financial Trouble

The nation’s university is spending more than what is earns. That’s the revelation made today by President Professor Clement Sankat.  Sankat presented the university’s 2016-2017 Annual Report and Financial Audited [...]

G.O.B. Plans to Increase Subventions to UB

As Professor Sankat explained, the main sources of revenue for the university are tuition, fees, and government subventions. Sankat says that the university has commenced making efforts to tighten the [...]

B.N.T.U. to Demonstrate on November Seventh

The Belize National Teachers Union is putting the government on notice that it will demonstrate one week from today, on Wednesday, November seventh in Belmopan. That was the announcement made [...]

B.N.T.U. Says It Is Fighting for the Natural Justice of All Teachers

According to the union, the minister agreed that two aspects of Proposal Twenty-Two would have been negotiated.  It involves all high schools including Ecumenical, Toledo Community College, San Pedro High [...]

Still No Decision on the Re-Categorization of Hardship Schools

National President Elena Smith called out Education Minister Patrick Faber on his recent statements on the negotiations with the union.  Smith produced signed documents and minutes of a previous meeting [...]

B.N.T.U. Rejects the Withholding of Commuting Allowances

The B.N.T.U. is also rejecting the decision by the Ministry of Education to withhold commuting allowance owed to teachers prior to 2017. The ministry has said it will not honour [...]

BCAPSS Comes Out Against Marijuana Legalization, Opposition Leader Responds

Earlier in the newscast, Leader of the Opposition John Briceño lashed back at the P.M., over the legalization of marijuana.   Briceño also responded to the press release fired off on [...]

Study Finds Gap in Graduates to Meet the Demands of the Agriculture and ICT Industries

A skills gap study was officially launched today by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the International Labour Organization. Due to financing constraints, the study looked particularly at [...]

…MoE May Revisit Curriculum

It is the responsibility of tertiary institutions to have students gravitate to technical and vocational education, which are key to the development of a country. So present at the launch [...]

Finally – Some Help for Graham Creek: Teachers’ Quarters under Construction

There is some good news coming out of Graham Creek tonight. We’re happy to report that since our last coverage of the teachers’ hardships in the southern village, there’s been [...]

Holy Redeemer Wins History & Social Studies Competition

The Belize City Primary School History and Social Studies Competition ended today at the Bliss. Eight students from schools across the city competed to answer from a list of eight [...]

The Little Free Library is in Belize

Belize is the latest country to join the world wide movement of spreading the joy of reading through the Little Free Library. It is a “take a book, return a [...]

A Successful Fire Drill at UB Belmopan

There have been devastating fires this year that resulted in the loss of lives. In the capital this morning, students and staff were evacuated from the University of Belize Campus. [...]

Classes resume at Sacred Heart Primary

Students are back in school today at Sacred Heart Primary in Dangriga. They were out of classes for over a week after the public health department shut down the school [...]

B.P.P. in Solidarity with B.N.T.U.

The B.P.P. also said today that it is in solidarity with the Belize National Teachers Union and the Christian Workers Union. Party Leader Patrick Rogers says that the B.P.P. will [...]

4th Annual Coastal Awareness Trivia Challenge is Held in Belize City

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute is observing Coastal Awareness Week. As a part of the activities, the fourth annual coastal awareness trivia challenge was held in Belize City [...]

Some Solutions on the Horizon for School’s Sewerage Problem

There is some good news coming out of Sacred Heart Primary School. Today, we got an update from Principal Philippa Hulett and she says they have found a solution to [...]