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11 year old Boy Killed in Tragic Fire; 2 Other Minors Cling to Life

The most tragic of deaths—heartless and cold—is that of an innocent child being killed. That’s what happened on Tuesday night on Aloe Vera Street when an arsonist entered into the [...]

Geovannie Brackett and 5 Others Charged for Belcan Tire Burning

On Monday afternoon, an eerily familiar scene unfolded on the Belcan Bridge in Belize City as burning tires blocked traffic and filled the air with thick, black smoke. Unlike the [...]

Dianne Finnegan Attacks Activists for “Recruiting” Youth Apprentices

The two minors charged along with twenty-three year old Adrian Avaloy for setting the tires on fire are participants in the Youth Apprenticeship Program that is coordinated by Dianne Finnegan. [...]

Kareem Musa Wonders at Police’s Double Standards

While Finnegan called out Brackett, Brackett’s attorney – Kareem Musa – who is also the area representative for the Caribbean Shores called out the police. He says he’d like to [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Branches Get Ready for Simultaneous Nationwide Demonstrations

Today is being celebrated as World Teachers Day. But, for the teachers in Belize, it’s day-three of their strike action as a part of the Stand Up for Belize Campaign. [...]

Teachers Hit the Streets for Public Education and Community Service

The Teachers’ Union believes its message can be better spread to the community. So today, the men and women usually found in their classrooms were out on the pavement across [...]

Utility Unions Throw Support Behind B.N.T.U.

On Tuesday evening, the three unions representing public utility workers – the Communication Workers’ Union, the Energy Workers’ Union and the Water Services’ Workers’ Union—met in Belize City to discuss [...]

Chamber of Commerce Still Deciding on Possible Shutdown

The Belize National Teachers’ Union wrote to the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday requesting their support for a shutdown of businesses on Thursday. According to the Union, [...]

Business Community Pushes for Governance Reforms While Waiting for UNCAC

Meanwhile the Chamber has reacted to G.O.B.’s announcement to sign the United Nations Convention on Anti-Corruption on December ninth. The B.C.C.I. says it supports Government’s plans to sign the UN [...]

Cayo’s Student Teachers Join B.N.T.U. Protests

On Monday, we showed you the students of Muffles Junior College protesting in solidarity with their teachers. It was a rather interesting dynamic, as many have criticized teachers about abandoning [...]

Papal Nuncio Visits, Weighs-in on Teachers’ Strike and Bishop’s Succession

On Tuesday, the B.N.T.U. sent a letter to Reverend Bishop Dorrick Wright expressing their support for him and in turn thanking the Reverend Bishop for his support of their strike [...]

Man Charged for Ladyville Attempted Murder

A Ladyville man was arraigned and charged with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, dangerous harm, wounding and aggravated assaulted of two brothers which happened on September tenth. [...]

Teenager’s Charges Dismissed; He Escaped Alleged Police Brutality

Teenager Leon Martinez is free of any criminal charges tonight. Police say he tried to escape from the Ladyville Police Station while under detention for an alleged burglary and common [...]

NEAB Out of Section 53 Appeal; UNIBAM’s Caleb Says They Were Taught a Lesson

On Tuesday, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, who, in August, authored the historic decision on Section Fifty-three of the Criminal Code of Belize, denied the application for leave to appeal made [...]

Caleb Orozco Says Sex Definition Needs to be Litigated

The Government, represented by the Attorney General, initially chose not to appeal the decision at all, provoking fierce reaction from Belize’s more conservative elements. It was only after some protest [...]

U.S.A.I.D. Closes Doors in Belize and Looks Back at HIV/AIDS Program

Back in 1996, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) closed its Belize office after thirteen years and more than one hundred million U.S. dollars in assistance to Belize. [...]

Grandparent Puts Idle Children to Work in Support of Teachers

Support has been coming in for teachers from all corners and tonight, one parent is taking on the challenge. Maria Villanueva, a resident of Belize City, is in full support [...]

B.N.T.U. Reflects on World Teachers’ Day

As we mentioned earlier in the newscast, today is World Teachers Day. While it was not planned to coincide with this ongoing strike, B.N.T.U.’s Kathleen Flowers, says they are gratified [...]