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A 12 hour strike by stevedores over subsistence

A gang of fifteen stevedores on Wednesday pulled off an unexpected strike at the compound of Port of Belize. The gang was scheduled to unload ninety-five containers from Seaboard Marine [...]

Will new P.U.P. senator and Lisa Shoman buck heads on UNIBAM issue?

On Wednesday, News Five reported on the appointment of two new P.U.P. Senators. According to Party Leader Francis Fonseca, the official notification has been sent to Governor-General Sir Colville Young. [...]

BEWU says Boycott Bowen & Bowen on Friday

There is the threat of a countrywide boycott of all Bowen & Bowen products this Friday, spearheaded by the Belize Energy Workers Union in solidarity with former employees of the [...]

E.P. Yorke student awarded Du Di Rait Ting Honor

Sixteen year old Zipporah Taylor, a fourth form student at Edward P. Yorke High School is the most recent winner of the Do Di Rait Ting Award.  During a brief [...]

Unions call for a boycott of Bowen products

The Belize Communications Workers’ Union, the Association of Public Service Senior Managers and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize have joined to issue a fiery release aimed at local [...]

B.S.I. C.E.O. explains agreement

Late this evening, Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and the Belize Sugar Industry signed an agreement in principle on the payment of bagasse and agreed to start the crop on [...]

B.N.T.U. not happy with the PM’s back and forth on dates for salary adjustment

On Monday, the Belize National Teachers Union indicated that in 2014 it will be upping its profile in a slew of national issues. And during a fiery press conference, the [...]

Palacio says unions are still in negotiations with the P.M.

According to the B.N.T.U. president Luke Palacio, they, along with the Association Public Service Senior Officers and the Public Service Union, remain in negotiation with the Government of Belize and [...]

Audrey Matura-Shepherd, the new President of the CWU

The embattled Christian Workers Union, booted from the fold of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize in late October for failing to convene a meeting to elect executives, has [...]

Special CWU convention to be held to elect new officers

Outgoing president Antonio Gonzalez says he’s pleased that the membership of the union has chosen Matura-Shepherd, whom he believes will help to return the CWU to its glory days.  Similarly, [...]

First annual Anti-Corruption Day Celebrated in Belize

International Anti-Corruption Day was celebrated globally today.  Across the world, corruption undermines democratic institutions, impedes economic development and remains a key factor in social decay. While Belize is a member [...]

VIP speaks on Corruption in Belize

Chairman for the Vision Inspired by the People also commented on the ongoing perception of rampant corruption within various government departments, including the Lands Department, as well as the Ministry [...]

BCCI Supports VIP’s Stance on Corruption

Still on the issue of corruption, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it supports the fight against corruption. The B.C.C.I. singled out the proposals advanced by V.I.P. saying [...]

Meet the winners of 2013 Spelling Bee fro the Hearing Imparied

After preparing for months, sixteen students competed in the 2013 Spelling Bee for the Hearing Impaired. The competition was divided in two categories for juniors and seniors and was held [...]

Auguirre’s family still waiting on DNA results and death certificate

On September seventh, Belmopan Police were called to a nightmarish scene in the village of Teakettle. In the trunk of a taxicab which had been parked on a deserted stretch [...]

Muschamp rehired but at a lower salary

We reported last week that single mother of two children, Sharie Muschamp, is back at her desk at International Business Companies Registry. Muschamp was on sick leave that ran into [...]

Dispute over land on Cemetery Lane lands in court

A heated land dispute between the Young family and the Prime Minister’s law partner, Attorney Rodwell Williams, over a small plot on Cemetery Lane, has landed in the courts.  In [...]

Young family surprised that Williams also has title to their property

According to Matura-Shepherd, it came as a complete surprise to her clients that Williams also had title to the property.  Furthermore, it wasn’t until 2007 that he had applied for [...]

Muschamp’s terms of reference for employment still not ironed out as yet

Sharie Muschamp, whose job as a receptionist at the International Business Companies Registry was in jeopardy a few days ago, was at her desk for a second day since returning [...]

Muschamp back at work!

Twenty-seven year old Sharie Muschamp, a mother of two is today fortunately back at her desk at the International Business Company Registry. Muschamp was scheduled to return to work last [...]

A symposium on specific ways to end cycle of violence against children

A two-day symposium to end violence against children ended today in Belize City. The session is being held under the auspices of the Special Envoy for Women and Children, with [...]

Greenwood finally brings his sons abuse by TPU to light

During the hour-long event an allegation was also made against an officer attached to the Tourism Police Unit, who reportedly manhandled Greenwood’s son a year ago. The matter is just [...]

P.U.P. Belmopan convention to be held this weekend; four to contest

Still on politics… The People’s United Party will be holding its convention for the Belmopan constituency this Sunday. If the past few weeks are any indication, Sunday’s election promises to [...]

Healthy Living: What’s your Parenting Style?

Being a parent is easy, but being a good parent is a different proposition altogether. There is no manual and there are no bullet points to follow in sequence. While [...]

Jane Usher basketball court and surrounding area gets illuminated

If you take a walk down Jane Usher Boulevard, you will see a difference in the neighborhood.  That’s because the area of the basketball court which is heavily populated has [...]