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Belize National Teachers’ Union confirms mass demonstration in Belmopan

It is now official: a massive demonstration of teachers will take place in Belmopan on Monday September nineteenth.  The convergence on Independence Hill comes just two days before Independence Day. [...]

B.N.T.U. president makes case for fifth demonstration in a month in capital

In making the case why the demonstration – the fifth in less than a month in the capital city – has to happen, Luke Palacio said the B.N.T.U. is fulfilling [...]

Senator Godwin Hulse hopes Government can reach compromise with unions

Former Minister of Labor Godwin Hulse has also interjected on the present situation with teachers and the demand for the final tranche of their salary increase.  Ahead of a scheduled [...]

B.N.T.U. wrong to consider industrial action, says Hulse

As for a call for industrial action, Hulse, like Minister of Education Patrick Faber, admits that there really is not a labor dispute that would warrant teachers taking to the [...]

Teachers say, “It’s not just about the three; it’s about country!”

On Wednesday, we shared the strident response of Minister of Education and Youth Patrick Faber to the goings-on with the union. He insists that there is currently no labour dispute [...]

Education Minister reminded of his actions in 2005

The battles between the powerful union and the second most powerful man in Belize revolve mostly around their disagreement on how far the union is taking its issues. But Faber [...]

Ministry of Education promises schools will be open on Monday

Late this evening, the Ministry of Education issued a press release informing parents, teachers and students that in compliance with the Education Rules, managing authorities will take necessary measures to [...]

Prime Minister’s niece is shot; stable in hospital; police look for shooter

This afternoon, there was a rare occurrence in the quiet residential community of King’s Park – a shooting incident. But more than that is the identification of the victim, Candice [...]

Embattled Immigration and Police Minister will not give in to critics

Senator Godwin Hulse represents government business in upper parliament.  While he will not be sitting on the soon-to-be constituted task force to look into the findings of the Auditor General’s [...]

Godwin Hulse concedes wrongdoing in Audit Reports and gives support to Auditor General

As for the composition of the assigned working group, the fact that government will have three seats on the Senate Select Committee has raised concerns in other corners, particularly from [...]

Former U.D.P. Minister, Melvin Hulse, weighs in on national affairs

At an event held earlier today, we got the opportunity to speak with former U.D.P. Minister Melvin Hulse. The Stann Creek resident says that the district is least involved in [...]

Call for Godwin’s removal is to ensure transparency in investigation

The unions as well as the P.U.P. have been asking for the removal of Senator Godwin Hulse as Minister of Police. We also got Melvin Hulse to give his take [...]

Twenty-one years for Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital celebrated its twenty-first anniversary today. An anniversary church service under the theme, “We Care For You,” saw board members and staff as well as members [...]

Will constitutional challenge pave the way to “legalize” marijuana?

Is a constitutional challenge in the making to decriminalize marijuana? The government had set up a committee to consider the decriminalization of a small quantity of cannabis, but the recommendations [...]

Attorneys plan move against “elite” Bar Association

The Government moved legislation in September of 2014 to amend the Legal Profession Act. It removed mandatory membership in the Bar Association, paving the way for attorneys to form or [...]

Tony Wright releases compendium of Belize Musicians, past and present

Tony Wright is perhaps best known as president of the Association for Belizean Artists First and host of the popular radio show “Belize Musicians Past and Present”. But he was [...]

Movement continues to gain recognition and support for Belizean artists

According to Wright, the book has two aims: to recognize the many men and women who have entertained us for decades, and to bring awareness to the need to preserve [...]

Fifteenth annual Soundfest takes over House of Culture on Friday

Earlier you heard Tony Wright speak about Soundfest, the premier production of the Association for Belizean Artists First, established in 2002. The fifteenth edition takes place on Friday night and [...]

Third day of Mas Camps ahead of Carnival

The final night for carnival mas camps is tonight with three bands being visited by a team of judges.  On Wednesday night, our news team had the arduous task of [...]

Healthy Living and the illnesses of September

By now, all primary school children have begun to settle into their new classes in the different schools across the country. This is good news for parents as they can [...]