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B.N.T.U. Extends Strike Action for 2 Days

The Belize National Teachers Union is stepping up its Stand Up for Belize Campaign and a nationwide successful strike organized by the Belize National Teachers’ Union beginning on Monday will [...]

Countrywide Demonstration by Teachers on Thursday

It is not known what the union has in place for this Friday, but as we said, there will be two more days of industrial action by the teachers bringing [...]

Teachers Thank Catholic Bishop for Support

As the situation continues to develop, the B.N.T.U. wrote to the Bishop Dorrick Wright of the Roman Catholic Church. In a release issued today, the Council of Management and Membership [...]

Education Minister says Government Did Not Break Off Talks with Union

Cabinet met today in Belmopan and out of that sitting, a release was issued asking the unions to suspend the strike and return to the negotiating table. But first, G.O.B. [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Palacio Insists G.O.B. Must Make Concessions for Deferred Salary Adjustment

On Monday, B.N.T.U. national president Luke Palacio offered further clarification on the matter of the salary adjustment, which the Government has homed in on as being ignored or set aside [...]

B.N.T.U. says G.O.B. Has Not Responded to Their Eight-Point Agenda

At today’s B.N.T.U. meeting, at the top of the discussion was the release sent out by the Government. President of the Belize District Branch Kathleen Flowers told the teachers that [...]

Education Minister Maintains Ministry Will Support School Managers to Keep Schools Open

It’s day-two and the B.N.T.U. has already announced that it will continue on to a third consecutive day of industrial action to be followed by a national demonstration. But even [...]

Replacement Teachers Must Be Qualified Under New S.I., Says Faber

And that statutory instrument which paves the way for the appointment of replacement teachers has also been the source of contention for the B.N.T.U.  It is felt that those teachers [...]

Government Plans Signing U.N. Anti-Corruption Convention in December

After years of resisting, the G.O.B. recently agreed to sign the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Prime Minister Dean Barrow did so at a recent meeting with the Belize Chamber [...]

P.S.U.’s Belize Branch Meets; Will They Support Teachers?

Will the Public Service Union join the Teachers’ Union in solidarity and possibly on the streets? That is the subject of consultations which began this afternoon at the P.S.U.’s headquarters, [...]

Public Officers Given Explanation on Salary Deferral But No Decisions Taken

On the matter of the salary adjustment, which the P.S.U. has voted to defer, and Proposal twenty-two relating to pensions for non-teaching staff, Neal explained that time was spent clarifying [...]

Public Officers Countrywide Invited to Give Views on Issues at Coming Meetings

P.S.U. President Eldred Neal advised both unionists and public officers who were not members to attend the coming meetings so that their views can be heard and taken into account. [...]

Do You Support Prolonged Strike by the B.N.T.U.?

And tonight’s question is: Do you support prolonged strike by the B.N.T.U. until their demands are met? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post [...]

COLA’s Geovannie Brackett Sought in Belcan Fire Investigation; 5 Others Detained

On Monday afternoon, a tire fire erupted on BelCan Bridge in the city in the height of the rush hour, disrupting the flow of traffic. This morning at around four [...]

C.E.O. of Corozal Free Zone Out

We can confirm tonight of a major change at the Commercial Free Zone in the north. On Monday, the Free Zone announced it was investing over two million dollars in [...]

Joy Grant Leaves F.I.U. for Central Bank as Governor

Another major change is at the Central Bank of Belize. We reported back on August first, that Ambassador Joy Grant was moving up from the Financial Intelligence Unit to the [...]

Faber Scorns Strike Success and Why Edward P. Yorke High School Kept Its Doors Open

Back to the strike…The B.N.T.U. claimed considerable success on Monday with their planned industrial action, so much so that they extended it into a second day, today. However, some schools [...]

Minister of Education Addresses Meeting on Curriculum Reform

Before heading out to cabinet today, the Minister of Education Patrick Faber, addressed educators on the issue of curriculum reform. Faber says the current programs are outdated and need adjustment [...]

New Destination Belize Magazine Released

Destination Belize is moving on up in the online world. At the unveiling of the country’s main tourism promotional publication, it was announced that the magazine is now complemented with [...]

Bartenders and Wait Staff Complete Training

More than twenty trainees received certificates in wait staff and bartender training from the Belize Training and Employment Centre in Belize City.  The Wait Staff Training was geared towards those [...]

Parents Freed of Charge over Unsupervised Minor

Thirty-one year old Stephanie Ortiz, and her common-law husband, forty-one year old Solomon Francis Alvarez were taken to court late on Monday afternoon to answer to a very unusual charge [...]

Hattieville Man Reaches Out for Help with Surgery

Forty-five year old Sheldon Dennison of Hattieville Village is asking for your help. Dennison says he needs an urgent surgery, but he simply can’t afford it. He got injured on [...]

Ocean Heroes Janet Gibson and Wil Maheia Honoured by OCEANA

OCEANA has two new Ocean Heroes. Since 2012, every year, OCEANA Belize selects Belizeans to honor as Ocean Heroes. The winners are those who accomplish tremendous work in ocean conservation, [...]