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B.N.T.U. Says Education Minister “Feigning Ignorance” on Convention Interference

The Belize National Teachers Union and the million dollar payout to non-striking teachers remain in the news tonight. The B.N.T.U. executive is saying that it is not buying the story [...]

Union Says Everyone was Watching Operatives at Work

Late last Thursday evening, upon emerging victorious as the new president-elect, Senator Elena Smith best described those moles as only she can.  Having spotted the so-called U.D.P. operatives at the [...]

Faber Says Striking Teachers Would Also Benefit from Honorarium

Minister of Education Patrick Faber told reporters on Monday that a final figure and number of teachers who would qualify for the honorarium being offered by the Ministry of Education [...]

Palacio Says G.O.B. Cannot Return to Previous Monies for Honorarium

So how will Faber be able to access monies from government’s coffers?  It’s a question or a notion that Palacio scoffs at, since he’s all too familiar with how that [...]

G.O.B.’s Moves on Honorarium ‘Not Necessarily’ Illegal

The Minister of Education considers it a point of pride that at least he is not being accused of ‘stealing’ the honorarium money, even drawing comparison to the infamous ‘Corozal [...]

Is Honorarium Being Confused with Salaries?

The issue of the million dollar bonus for non-striking teachers is one that refuses to go away, particularly since the union believes that it will have a negative impact on [...]

G.O.B. Stretching the Truth to Mess with Teachers

In responding to comments made by Faber on Monday, Palacio says that the Minister of Education is spinning the truth by accusing the union of disrupting the ministry’s attempts to [...]

Mechanical Harvesting – the Future of the Local Sugar Cane Industry

With a drop in the price of sugar in the global market as well as a shift to beet sugar, the local sugar industry is at a crossroads. To remain [...]

European Union Rep Says Belize Will Withstand Loss of Sugar Quota

In October of this year, the EU regime changes allowing for European beet sugar to compete directly with sugar cane. For the past ten years the E.U. has been working [...]

Senate Special Committee Returns on Wednesday

After a hiatus of almost a month due to Easter holidays, the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration’s public hearings return on Wednesday, with the last witness before the break, [...]

No Conflict of Interest for New B.N.T.U. Prez, Senator Elena Smith

Still on the Senate… President-elect Elena Smith is also a parliamentarian who sits on the Senate Special Select Committee. She assumes the reins of the Belize National Teachers Union on [...]

1 Year Later, Did Sarstoon Clash Produce Results?

The Government, a year ago this week, passed legislation to stop Wil Maheia’s Belize Territorial Volunteers and others from peacefully traversing Belize’s southern boundary, the Sarstoon River. Later the B.D.F., [...]

Rise Up for Youth Scholarships

Four students were selected for five hundred dollars scholarship each by Rise Up Belize. The non-profit based out of California was started by Joey Garcia who was born in Belize, [...]

How Gov’t Will Manage its Systems Under CITO

One other matter touched on at the Senate inquiry is the use of technology. Central Information Technology Office employee Francisco Rodriguez and Immigration Department IT chief Rodolfo Bol testified at [...]

New Preschools in Orange Walk & Corozal

Today, in line with its early childhood development campaign, the Government of Belize in collaboration with the European Union officially inaugurated three preschools in the Orange Walk and Corozal Districts, [...]

Patrick Faber Says Honorarium Will Come from Last Year’s Budget

The million-dollar bonus to be provided by the Ministry of Education to non-striking teachers during the eleven-day strike last October and the subsequent attempt to make up days lost in [...]

Education Minister Makes Case for Honorarium, Hits Back at Critics

Even though the money was paid after the start of the financial year, the minister claims it was taken from the previous financial year’s Budget.  But it is known from [...]

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 [...]

Sudden Storm Lashes Biscayne, Rips Through Homes

A freak thunderstorm swept through parts of Biscayne, Belize District over the weekend. Though not unusual, it left in its passage considerable damages to property, but fortunately there were no [...]

Protecting Belize’s Cyber Security Infrastructure

The first of its kind National Cyber Security Symposium opened today at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel. The Public Utilities Commission is teaming up with other stakeholders to explore international trends [...]

Police Mum on Bullying Charge Against Admiral John Borland

News Five has received reliable information that an investigation is currently ongoing by the police department into an allegation made by a coastguardsman against his commander, Rear Admiral John Borland. [...]

Professional Standards Branch Steps Up in Wake of Dirty Cops’ Exposure

Recently, there’s been a spate of incidents in which police officers have been caught on video with contraband goods and only last week a cop was charged with theft.  The [...]

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 [...]