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Minister of Education Proposes S.I. to Address Replacing Teachers in Emergencies

The Ministry of Education today said it is putting in place contingency plans in the event of a prolong strike by the Belize National Teachers Union.  A statutory instrument will [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says Union Will Challenge New Law in Court

This evening we reached president of the Belize National Teachers’ Union, Luke Palacio, in Benque Viejo where the Union’s branch there was having its annual general meeting. Firstly, while he [...]

Patrick Faber Denies Union-Busting

Earlier today, Education Minister Patrick Faber had a strong response with regard to questions of union-busting in light of the statutory instrument that will be signed. He insisted that the [...]

Faber Says Some Are Ready to Become Replacement Teachers

While the contingency plans that we previously reported on are not yet ready, Minister Faber says he hopes that it will not get that drastic. But there is already interest [...]

Older, Wiser Faber Defends Actions in 2005

One of the indelible memories of protests that gripped Belize between January and May of 2005 came on April twenty-eighth, when then first-time area representative and vice-principal of Anglican Cathedral [...]

Prime Minister Asks Joint Union Negotiating Team to Meet on Salary Deferral

Following a meeting last Thursday PM Barrow said he had asked the B.N.T.U. for another meeting. On Sunday in a statement to the nation, he said the union needs to [...]

Luke Palacio Says Meeting Cannot Happen Right Now

B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio also gave a response to the proposed meeting with the P.M. He explained that the three unions must meet to set a date, but there are [...]

Amandala Journalist Micah Goodin Gets in Trouble with Police at Minister’s Meeting

As we said, this morning, school managers gathered at the ITVET in Belize City for a critical meeting with the Ministry of Education. So did the press, to report on [...]

Murder Cases Still Open; Will McAfee Documentary Help?

The Showtime Documentary, “Gringo: the Dangerous Life of John McAfee,” remains in the news tonight. In capturing McAfee’s life, producer Nanette Burstein told the story of two murders committed in [...]

Are Police Compromised in Gregory Faull Murder Investigation?

But is there any intention on the part of the police to investigate the murders? The documentary, for many, revealed deficiencies in the investigating process into the murders. The feature [...]

Police Visit Gang Hotspots on Southside for Latest Meet and Greet

Today, the Police Department was meeting residents as part of its community policing initiatives. Eastern Division South police patrolled through the Saint Martin’s area, particularly on Administration Drive and Holy [...]

Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley Cautiously Supports B.N.T.U.

Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley’s statement a few weeks ago on an investigation into the Immigration Audit earned him praises from some quarters, but party leader, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, [...]

CitCo Opens Books for Annual Municipal Audit

Since Bradley took office in 2012, the council has made it a practice to open up its books for audit. It regularly makes that audit available to the public as [...]

Belize City Gets a New Brand

“Savour the Flavor, Feel the Energy”—it is actually the tagline for the new Belize City brand. The Old Capital has experienced an infrastructural and cultural renaissance, though it has not [...]

Maintenance Worker Remanded for Inappropriate Contact with Minor

Tonight, forty-year old maintenance worker, Jose Luis Gonzalez of the West Lake Community on the Western Highway is on remand at the Belize Central Prison accused of touching a minor [...]

Brothers Jailed for Repeat Fisheries Offences

Two brothers are jailed after repeat fishing offences. Corozal fishermen from Chunox Village, twenty-five year old Ergil Patt and twenty-four year old Marvin Patt were sentenced to six and seven [...]

Lots of Long Holidays Coming in 2017

Here’s a little help to get you over holiday blues. Mark your calendars for some long weekends in 2017. Today, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced next year’s holidays which [...]

Senior Citizen Gets New Home in Dangriga

Today, the Hand in Hand in Ministries and two of their corporate partners handed over a new house to a deserving recipient in Dangriga Town. We’ve shown you many of [...]

Caribbean Youth Leaders Meet in Belize

Approximately one hundred delegates, all youths from twenty countries across the region, including Costa Rica and Namibia, have converged in Belize for the fourth annual Caribbean Youth Leaders Summit. The [...]

Summit Chairman Calls on Governments to Address Youth Employment

Belize since 2011 has had a national youth policy in place, but many countries are yet to ratify a strategy to empower the youth. However, Christian says that one of [...]

Olimpia F.C. Hits Belize for Clash with Police United

On Thursday, Police United FC takes on Team Olimpia in its home game for the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. In its last outing with Pachuca, team Belize took eleven goals [...]

Cayo Branch of the B.N.T.U. is Defiant and Fired Up for Strike

The Belize National Teachers’ Union continues its Stand Up For Belize Campaign in light of the planned strike this coming Monday. Today the union leadership met with the San Ignacio [...]

B.N.T.U. Executive Meets with Social Partners

On Monday, Palacio confirmed that the Union was meeting with other trade unions and social partners. One such meeting has already taken place. It was intended to be a rebuttal [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says Social Partners Must Remain United

The Belize National Teachers’ Union has argued in its response that Prime Minister Dean Barrow has tried a strategy of “divide and conquer” with the many groups flanking him on [...]

B.N.T.U. Concedes – Salary Adjustments Deferred to Next April

In the opening section of his statement to the nation, Prime Minister Dean Barrow was at pains to point out that none of the eight items discussed on the agenda [...]