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Santa Familia Cousins Charged with Rape of Minor

Just before news time tonight, two cousins from Santa Familia, Cayo have been charged in connection with the rape of a thirteen year old. On Wednesday, we reported that the [...]

Bar Association Applies to CCJ for Disclosure of B.E.L./B.T.L. Settlements

The government of Belize has settled with both Fortis and the Ashcroft Group in the arbitrary nationalizations of B.E.L. and B.T.L.  But in this case that is not the end [...]

A New, Consolidated Third Party Emerges

Even as general elections looms, in fact just thirty-four more days to go, a number of small political parties have banded to form what they call a labor movement. This [...]

Belize Progressive Party, Did They Approach Usual Suspects for Membership?

While the newly formed Belize Progressive Party officially introduced itself, as well as its eleven candidates earlier today, it is still short of twenty-one nominees for the organization to contest [...]

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez Says “Unions Are Jacking G.O.B.!”

Since the beginning of the week, several unions including the Christian Workers Union on behalf of its Social Security Board members, the Belize Energy Workers Union, as well as the [...]

U.D.P. Ground Commander is Ready to do Battle in Port Loyola

Since the announcement of early general elections on Monday, political machineries on both sides of the political fence joined now by a new third party, are gearing up for November [...]

Stevedores to Commence CBA Negotiations with Port of Belize

A full round of negotiations between the CWU-represented stevedores and the Port of Belize Ltd. is scheduled to kick off next week after a protracted delay and hard feelings. The [...]

CWU President Anticipates Successful Outcome of Negotiations

President of the CWU Audrey Matura will head the negotiating team in discussions of a framework next week. She told News Five that the negotiations have come a long way, [...]

Where Does Insurance for Stevedores Rank Among PBL’s Priorities?

As we understand, the journey to a successful CBA starts with an expedited agreement to a framework. And compromise on a framework will hinge on various issues including insurance for [...]

Divergent Views on Validity of MOUs

The four MOUs signed by the CWU of old and the Port of Belize Limited may well turn out to be a significant obstacle on the road to CBA settlement. [...]

CBL Ceviche Proprietor and Fishermen Charged for Fisheries Offenses

Turning to the courts…four persons, a pair of fishermen, a businessman and his wife of Chetumal Street, were dragged to court on separate fisheries offenses on the eve of the [...]

Are Negotiations with FCIB Shaping Out Well for Bank Employees?

For one week, sixty employees of the First Caribbean International Bank from five branches countrywide were out sick. Those terribly ill employees are those who will be left without jobs [...]

…CWU President Says Prime Minister’s Words Are Little Comfort in Discussions

The government has passed a Vesting Act which facilitates the transfer of shares from FCIB to the Heritage Bank. There was some opposition to the passage because it was felt [...]

S.S.B. Employees Says Board is Stalling Signing of CBA

As we told you on Wednesday, S.S.B. employees are also signalling their frustration with the Board. We are told unofficially that that frustration may lead to industrial action sooner rather [...]

Boots Clarifies Use of OPEC Funds for Southside Poverty Alleviation

In his Independence Day speech, the Prime minister of Belize announced that thirty-seven million dollars will be spent for Phase Two of the South Side Poverty Alleviation Program that falls [...]

Is There a Reduction in Poverty Rate? Let’s Ask Boots

According to statistics available, poverty has increased substantially so that over forty percent of the population is living in poverty. Notwithstanding, government has been claiming that the implementation of several [...]

5-year Plan Released to Address Challenges of Older Population

In this side of the world, the population is ageing rapidly and living longer and countries are signing on to the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older [...]

Healthy Living Interacts With Older Persons at HelpAge Belize

October first is celebrated as International Day of Older Persons. The Global 2015 theme is “Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment.” One local organization that works daily to [...]