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C.A. Nationals cleared to enter Belize at Western Border

There are more details tonight on a number of persons who were held at the western border on Thursday for hours. About two hundred Guatemalan nationals arrived at the border [...]

Education Minister Speaks on Proposal 22

The B.N.T.U. is also upset that there has been no progress regarding Proposal Twenty-Two which covers a number of issues including a proposal to have government pay one hundred percent [...]

Renowned Law Professor Carlos Bernal Discusses the I.C.J. Option

A group of reporters from various media houses are tonight in Mexico City in anticipation of a visit to the International Court of Justice in the Hague sometime in November. [...]

Litigation Risk: What’s at Stake for Belize?

Litigation risk is always a consideration when legal matters go before the courts.  In this case, the resolution of the territorial dispute between both countries also comes with the possibility [...]

Minister Patrick Faber is Pro-I.C.J.

Earlier today the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Patrick Faber, also expressed his view on the I.C.J. He says persons who are opposed in taking Guatemala’s claim to [...]

Twenty-one Day Notice Extended, Possible Strike Action is Delayed Another Ten Days

There is some relief tonight as a strike by stevedores has been averted at least for now.  This afternoon, the stevedores, the Port of Belize and the Labour Department met [...]

Will Stevedores Reduce Gang Sizes Once Again?

The Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize have made some progress in respect of their negotiations towards a Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Reducing the number of stevedores by one [...]

A Tribunal to Oversee Concerns of Stevedores and Port Management

In respect of a tribunal to be put together to oversee the concerns of both parties, letters are being sent out to the National Trade Union Congress of Belize, as [...]

“Our Children Need Our Help”: NCFC

The National Committee for Families and Children has joined the public outrage in condemning the disturbing rape report, saying that “our children need our help.” In a release, the N.C.F.C. [...]

Bennett’s Legal Team Explains CCJ Decision

Bennett’s legal representative, Audrey Matura, explained the arduous process of seeking and securing his release.  The life sentence was initially appealed at the Court of Appeal where it was dismissed.  [...]

Central American Nationals Denied Entry at Western Border

There is word tonight that buses loaded with Central American nationals are at the western border. The immigration department however has denied them entry because of a developing story involving [...]

Belize City Woman Survives Attempted Arson

A Belize City woman is lucky to be alive tonight after someone attempted to burn down her house while she slept inside on Wednesday night. Twenty-one-year-old Andre Diaz was in [...]

Hand in Hand Ministries Hands Over 360Th House to Belize City Family

Egbert Ferguson and his family today officially received the keys to a newly constructed house courtesy of Hand in Hand Ministries and Heritage Bank Limited. It was the three hundred [...]

21 Day Strike Notice Still In Effect for Stevedores

A notice of intended industrial action to come into effect on Friday remains intact, despite a lengthy meeting between the Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited. The [...]

Tux Says Despite Progress, Port of Belize has Backup Plans in Place

Chief Executive Officer Arturo ‘Tux’ Vasquez has been at the helm of the company since the Port of Belize went into receivership in 2012. Despite the hostilities between P.B.L. and [...]

Stevedores to Receive Four Years Back Pay

Progress was reached by both parties in the matter of outstanding salary increases which have been due to stevedores since 2015. According to Hyde, the agreement is important since it [...]

BNTU and MOE Meet Over Hardship Allowance and Time Off

On Friday the B.N.T.U. fired off a heavily worded statement to the Ministry of Education saying that the ‘continued and blatant disrespect’ against teachers will not be tolerated. The latest [...]

Fatal Shootings on the Rise In Orange Walk Town

Over the past months, fear has been building among Orange Walk Town residents as gun violence in that municipality is in an upward trend. Five persons have been fatally shot [...]

Albert Area Rep. to Hold ICJ Educational Forum

As April tenth draws nearer, the discussion on whether to take Guatemala’s claim on Belize to the I.C.J. is intensifying. While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been tasked to [...]

38 Cops learn how to conduct GREAT programme

Since Monday, thirty-eight law enforcement officers, including fifteen cops from outside of the country, started an intense two-week course in Gang Resistance Education Training. GREAT is a widely implemented gang [...]

P.U.P. Leader Explains Why Meeting with Southern Caucus was Cancelled

Turning to political news…In August, the People’s United Party’s Southern Caucus announced that it will vote against taking the Belize/Guatemala dispute for resolution to the International Court of Justice. The [...]

Opposition Leader to Embark in I.C.J. Referendum Listening Tour

As of next week, P.U.P. Leader John Briceño will embark on a nationwide ‘listening’ tour. It’s his way of getting to know how the party’s standard bearers, area representatives, and [...]

Should Assad Shoman Lead I.C.J. Referendum Campaign?

Foreign Affairs Minister, Wilfred Elrington, has come under heavy criticism for the nature of the ministry’s I.C.J. Referendum Campaign.   On April tenth, 2019 voters will head to the polls and [...]

U.D.P. Edmond Castro Speaks on I.C.J. Referendum

While there is a chorus for a ‘YES’ vote in line with the Prime Minister’s position, we did find today an elected representative who hasn’t made up his mind.  Whne [...]

P.U.P. Belize Rural South Standard Bearer Sworn In

The People’s United Part endorsed Andre Perez as the Standard Bearer for Belize Rural South.  On Saturday, party supporters of the Belize Rural South constituency gathered at the Saca Chispas [...]