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G.O.B. Must Find US $67 Million for Dunkeld

Sixty-seven million U.S. dollars – that’s how much money the Government of Belize must find to satisfy the first payment of the Belize Telemedia Limited Arbitration Award handed down on [...]

Can Accommodation Agreement Plans Hold Up After Judgment?

The discovery of a shift in the ratio of the award may imperil the Government’s stated intent to use a portion of the award for capital projects in Belize with [...]

G.O.B. “Disappointed,” Promises No Shock to Economy

So, what’s Government’s reaction to this latest decision? This afternoon, G.O.B. issued a statement officially expressing its disappointment in the C.C.J. decision. It points out that, “The overall quantum of [...]

P.U.P. Not Rejoicing After C.C.J. Decision

The media caught up with the Leader of the Opposition today at a separate P.U.P. event. John Briceño has repeatedly shared his discontent with the B.T.L. settlement and has even [...]

“Unofficial” Press Release by Catholic Bishop Supports Teachers

This morning the media received a press release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize and Belmopan. The release expressed similar views as we saw in the Independence Day prayer [...]

Will Catholic Schools Support Strike or Keep Schools Open?

According to the release from the Roman Catholic Diocese, with managing authority for Catholic schools, “We believe that the safety of upwards of fifty thousand students in our care will [...]

Dickie Bradley Warns Teachers to Have Their Own Back Amid Union-Busting Claims

As we have previously reported, the Belize National Teachers’ Union has threatened to take the Government to court over allegations of union busting. The Union has accused the Government of [...]

P.U.P. Decries Government Ministers’ Direct Appeals to Teachers

The Leader of the Opposition also believes that the actions of government are union busting.  He says, “Something is seriously wrong with this government.” Now, there are some who claim [...]

Senate Meets on Friday to Consider Select Committee on Immigration

The Government of Belize has announced that on Friday, September thirtieth, there will be a meeting of the Senate at the National Assembly in Belmopan. The sole order of business [...]

P.U.P. Will Not Agree to Government Majority on Committee

If the motion for the Senate Select Committee is approved on Friday, the composition of that committee is crucial. Prime Minister Dean Barrow has repeatedly stated that the committee should [...]

What Can We Expect During Senate Meeting?

As we said, the special meeting of the senate is expected to debate the two fresh motions expected with regard to this important national issue. But will they cancel each [...]

P.U.P. Says Good Governance is a Shared Responsibility

Today, the People’s United Party launched a “Policy Paper,” titled Good Governance – A Shared Responsibility. The paper contains eleven points that the P.U.P. say will form the basis of [...]

Is There Trouble with Sarkis Abou-Nehra Case?

More than eighteen persons face charges in connection with the Sarkis Abou-Nehra home invasion which occurred almost a year ago, in December 2015, in Burrell Boom where the diplomat’s maid [...]

Former Murder Suspect Charged with Double Shooting Incident

Former murder suspect Bartholomew Lucas has been charged with use of deadly means of harm, grievous harm and aggravated assault with a firearm in connection with a shooting in Pink’s [...]

Belize City’s New Brand is Launched

On Wednesday, we showed you Mayor Darrell Bradley and the Belize City Council parading through the streets of the Old Capital bringing awareness of a brand for the city. Well [...]

City Council Calls On All in Old Capital to Get Involved

According to Councilor for Economic Development, Trade Investment & Small Business, Michael Theus, the business community is integral to the branding initiative.   Michael Theus, Councilor for Economic Development, Trade [...]

Were A.C.C. Teachers Intimidated at Staff Meeting?

The Belize National Teachers Union has said that the government of Belize, through the Ministry of Education, has been making an attempt at union-busting as it relates to the upcoming [...]

Do Belizeans Support Teachers’ Strike?

In the case of any industrial action by teachers, parents are left to make special arrangements for their children. We’re less than a month into the first school year and [...]

Healthy Living: Exercise is Valuable Across the Lifespan

He was a competitive body builder in Belize in the sixties and now at the age of sixty-seven, exercise and healthy living is still a priority for the athlete. Now, [...]

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 [...]