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Breaking News: Hurricane Matthew, A Category 4 Storm, Lurks in the Caribbean

The National Met Service is asking Belizeans to keep an eye on Hurricane Matthew over the weekend. In an advisory sent late this evening, the Met Service says that they [...]

Ashley Rocke Gets Senate Inquiry Motion Passed; Did He Betray Social Partners?

The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly today had a very high-stakes meeting in Belmopan. Its sole purpose: to come to an agreement about the constitution and composition of a [...]

P.U.P.’s Lead Senator Says They Were “Caught Off-Guard” by Change in Motions

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate admitted following the meeting that they were caught off-guard by the sudden change to the Order Paper putting Senator Rocke’s motion above [...]

Godwin Hulse Saved From Being Thrown Out of Debate – But Should He Have Been?

But, before the Rocke motion could even be heard and debated, there was an intervention by Lead Opposition Senator Eamon Courtenay, asking Minister of Immigration and his opposite number in [...]

COLA Interrupts Senate and Fires Off at Senators Rocke and Hulse

While Senator Ashley Rocke was making the ultimately successful motion before the Senate, he was interrupted by Geovannie Brackett, the President of Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action and activist [...]

COLA President Calls for Continued Civil Disobedience and Support for Teachers

In anticipation of the Rocke motion being passed, C.O.L.A. president Brackett vowed to continue civil agitation alongside the Belize National Teachers’ Union. He called for a national shutdown on Monday [...]

Business Community and Union Senators Distance Themselves from Motion

After the debate began, it quickly became clear that the social partner Senators – Mark Lizarraga for the business community and Elena Smith for the trade unions and civil society [...]

Chamber Reserves Judgment on Motion; Supports B.N.T.U.

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said it will review its options in light of today’s successful motion in the Senate. However, in a statement issued just before [...]

Junior Education Minister Calls Composition of Committee a “Concession” by P.M.

While the opposition, social partners and civil society were of the opinion that the motion presented by the Church Senator did not go far enough; the major discontent was the [...]

B.N.T.U. Rallies for Monday’s Strike – But Will It Go Further?

It is for more than the three—it is for country…That was the message from the Executive of the Belize National Teachers Union this afternoon at a press conference in the [...]

Teachers Under Attack! B.N.T.U. Wonders Why?

According to the B.N.T.U., since Sunday, the teachers have been under attack by the Government of Belize. The teachers are known as nation builders, but according to Executive Secretary Keisha [...]

Potential Replacement Teachers Warned as B.N.T.U. Contemplates Extending Strike

The actions taken by government have teachers riled up and ready for Monday’s strike. But they are even more incensed by a statutory instrument that is expected to be signed [...]

Union Stalwart George Frazer Cries Shame on Education Minister

Union executives also called out the government for what they say are acts of Union Busting. Former Union Leader, George Frazer says he’s ashamed of Minister of Education Patrick Faber [...]

Will Stevedores Strike As Well?

For the past few days, it has been rumoured that the stevedores would be striking in solidarity with the teachers union. But both the CWU & the Port of Belize [...]

Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Issues Support for Teachers

In a late evening press release on Thursday, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association declared their support for the teachers. The B.S.C.F.A. release states that the demands of the teachers [...]

Are Roman Catholic School Managers and Bishop Still at Odds?

Is there division between the Management of Catholic Schools and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize and Belmopan? Today, the Belize Catholic Association of Principals of Secondary Schools sent out [...]

Junior Minister Defends Against Claims of Union Busting

Earlier this week we told you about Government ministers on the ground talking to teachers – asking them not to strike on Monday. So, today we caught up with Elodio [...]

Queen Square Anglican School Will Get New Building

Over six hundred students will benefit from a major upgrade to the Queen Square Anglican Primary School in Belize City. The nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars project will include [...]

3 teenagers detained for home invasion in Trial Farm

On Thursday night in Trial Farm Village in Orange walk, twenty-eight year old Salvadoran Kenny Carranza and her neighbors and a few children were the victims of a brazen burglary. [...]

Bradley Pauman Off to U.S. with Supreme Court’s Approval

American Bradley Pauman, has been in the news for over a year as the businessman accused putting a hit on fellow businessman and neighbour Michael Modiri. He was back in court [...]

Elderly Man Freed of Sexual Assault Charge

Well known Belizean tailor, sixty-six year old Felipe Santiago Montejo, is a free man tonight after the charge of sexual assault of a minor was struck out in court today. [...]

A Rape Case is Dropped in the Supreme Court

Another man also walked free of a sexual crime today. Only in the case of Long Caye resident, Pedro Trujeque, he was reminded that the rape charge against him can [...]

Mexican Naval Ship’s Visit Marks Milestone of Diplomatic Relations with Belize

It’s a celebration of thirty-five years of friendship! Our friends from the North are celebrating that anniversary by bringing their prestigious naval vessel for a ceremonial visit. The Embassy of [...]

U.S. SouthCom Commander Visits Belize

On Thursday, the Commander of the United States Southern Command, Admiral Kurt Walter Tidd concluded a two-day visit to Belize with a tripartite meeting held with Brigadier General David Jones [...]

Regional Youth Conference Concludes in Belize

Today, the Caribbean Youth Leaders Summit officially came to a close. The theme for the summit was From Rhetoric to Action Agenda 2030.  Were the dynamic youths able to achieve [...]