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Woman Perishes as House Collapses with Carnival Revellers

Going into the carnival weekend, a tragic incident took place this afternoon at the site of the Soca Moca Mas Camp, last year’s Carnival Champs. The members were tying up [...]

N.E.M.O. Accused of Delay to Fix Leaning House

Marsha Smith and her family have been living on the Dolphin Street property since 2003 and it is where the mud used for the J’ouvert is cooked…all that has been [...]

Impasse Remains on Proposal to Defer Salary Adjustment

Ahead of Monday’s demonstration, a marathon session of meetings was held today at the Biltmore where Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with leaders of the various unions that comprise the [...]

Union Representatives Will Go Back to Their Membership to Discuss Proposal

The B.N.T.U., the Association of Public Service Senior Managers and the Public Service Union remained in session well after the PM’s departure.  When they emerged from that extended discussion, B.N.T.U. [...]

P.M. Wants Clarification From Teachers on Issues with Government

Ahead of this afternoon’s meeting with the Joint Union Negotiating Team and Monday’s planned demonstration in Belmopan by the Belize National Teachers’ Union, the Prime Minister had a warning: the [...]

Fifth Demonstration in Belmopan Coming Up; Government Tries to Resolve Disputes

Monday’s demonstration by the Belize National Teachers’ Union will be the fifth in less than a month in the nation’s capital and sixth overall in that time span including the [...]

Is Union’s Action Political Motivated?

Expanding on his separation of the politically motivated activities of the past month from the purely civic-minded concerns, Prime Minister Barrow placed Monday’s demonstration in the latter category, though he [...]

Despite Misgivings, Prime Minister Still Wants to Meet with Teachers’ Union

The Prime Minister continued to extend the olive branch to the Teachers’ Union, promising a further meeting at some time. But he said he wants to know that the Union [...]

NEAB & the Roman Catholic Church Appeal Section 53 Decision

The government has agreed to appeal a section of the ruling on Section Fifty-three of the Criminal Code on the issue of sexual orientation. That has opened a window for [...]

PM Reacts to Shooting of His Niece as 3 are Detained by Police

On Thursday, we brought you the early developments in the shooting of Candice Anderson, the thirty-one year old daughter of Denise “Sista B” Barrow, who is the sister of Prime [...]

Barrow Says Shooting Will Not Deter Government’s Crime Fight

The Prime Minister said that he could not speak to why Candice Anderson was at the house where she was shot on Thursday. As it relates to the fight against [...]

4 Missing Children From Child Care Center Back Home Safe

News Five has confirmed tonight that four children reported missing from the Buttonwood Bay Primary School on Wednesday have been found and returned safe and sound to their residence, the [...]

Teachers’ Union Does Not Agree with Other Unions on Salary Adjustment

During Thursday’s press briefing in Louisville, Corozal, addressing the matter of the three percent salary adjustment now in its third and final tranche itself, B.N.T.U. president Luke Palacio said the [...]

B.N.T.U. Pres. Says Government Should Not Interfere in Senate Select Committee

Like the Opposition People’s United Party and others, the Belize National Teachers’ Union believes Government is trying to save its own skin by attempting to control the composition and chairmanship [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Executive Secretary Clarifies Decision-Making Process

There are some, especially Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, who wonder whether the Belize National Teachers’ Union’s president, Luke Palacio, is calling the shots himself.  Palacio [...]

Corozal Teachers Address Problems at Start of School Year

During Thursday’s press briefing in Louisville, Corozal District at the end of the Belize National Teachers’ Union’s Annual General Meeting of the Corozal Rural Branch, national president of the B.N.T.U. [...]

Utilities Unions Meet with P.M. on Wide Range of Issues

Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow was kept busy with a back to back schedule of meetings with the three unions representing workers from the utility companies this morning and [...]

Barrow Says Meeting was Extensive & Productive

The Prime Minister was a bit more expansive than Mora, explaining that this meetings arose primarily out of the social issues raised at the time of the Supreme Court’s Section [...]

Public Hearing on Immigration Could Still Work with Bicameral Committee

On Tuesday, Cabinet revisited the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report on the Immigration Department.  While Prime Minister Barrow was in favor of a bicameral committee, due to mounting pressure from [...]

P.M. Says a Bi-Cameral Committee Would Have Enlarged Scope of Investigation

So, was it difficult for PM Barrow to backpedal on his original position?  He says no, but holds firm that a Joint Select Committee would have provided a broader scope [...]

P.M. Barrow Says It Is Not Unreasonable for G.O.B. to Insist on More Members of Committee

The long and short, according to PM Barrow, is that the National Assembly would be taking action on a report that was initially tabled at the House of Representatives.  As [...]

Eastern Division North Police Prepares for Busy Weekend

With all the activities planned for this weekend, Police are preparing for any eventuality. There are two different concerts that will be happening across the city; the wet fete, the [...]

Get Ready to Soca Or Surrender!

One of the big ticket items for tonight is the Soca or Surrender Concert being held at the Marion Jones Stadium in Belize City. It will feature big names in [...]

Final Night of Mas Camps as Carnival 2016 Draws Near

The spectacular carnival road march takes place this Saturday in Belize City. City residents, visitors and others will be lining up the route to view the display of color and [...]