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Strike Will Continue Into Next Week, But B.N.T.U. Up for Negotiations

There will be at least a sixth day of industrial action organized by the Belize National Teachers’ Union on Tuesday because Monday is a holiday. That is the news coming [...]

P.M. Says He Will Meet With B.N.T.U. as Part of Umbrella N.T.U.C.B.

Within a few hours of Luke Palacio’s statement, the Prime Minister responded. He wrote to the B.N.T.U. president saying that Palacio’s statement is a fig leaf. According to the Prime [...]

Teachers Will Continue Community Service and Public Education Campaign

So while they will be out of school once more, the teachers will not be idle. According to B.N.T.U. National President Luke Palacio, the teaching corps will be hitting the [...]

B.N.T.U. Executives Chastise Foreign Affairs Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington, speaking to reporters over the weekend following a meeting of the United Democratic Party’s National Party Council, made statements on the then-coming industrial action [...]

Teachers’ Union Salutes Catholic Bishop, Rebukes Papal Nuncio

The Teachers’ Union also addressed the ongoing concern with the Roman Catholic management. Following a letter from Bishop Dorrick Wright addressing the strike plans, the Papal Nuncio visited Belize during [...]

Teachers and Chamber of Commerce Meet Next Week

As has been reported, the Belize National Teachers’ Union and Chamber of Commerce and Industry have been in dialogue concerning the ongoing industrial action. We will have more on the [...]

B.C.C.I. to Decide on Role with Senate Inquiry, Possible Shutdown

But the ongoing teachers’ strike has somewhat overshadowed the Select Senate Inquiry into the Auditor General’s Special Report on the Immigration and Nationality Department, for 2011-2013. But the issue is [...]

G.O.B. Names Members of Special Committee; First Meeting on Wednesday

While the B.C.C.I. is yet to make a determination, the Government has pulled a fast one. The Clerk of the National Assembly announced that the Senate Select Committee established last [...]

Fire Victims Flown out to U.S. for Life-Saving Treatment

This afternoon, two minors severely burnt in an act of arson were airlifted to the United States. Four-year old Ian Sambula and eight-year old Empress Hamilton sustained burns to ninety [...]

Funds Needed to Pay for Air Ambulances

Yvette Burks of Burn Victim Mercy Fund is asking for assistance to repay a loan she took out to cover the cost of airlifting the burn victims to the Shriner’s [...]

Godfrey Smith Releases “The Biography of Michael Manley”

Attorney and author Godfrey Smith has released his second book, which he describes as the definitive biography of late Jamaican statesman Michael Manley. He previously wrote to great acclaim the [...]

Man Charged With “Going Equipped” to Burglarize House

A neighbourhood watch on Coral Grove Drive, Belize City, and quick response to a burglary in progress led to the arrest of a well-known criminal figure of Guadalupe Street. This [...]

Accused in Sex Assault Case is Cleared in Court

Back in March, we told you about thirty nine year old Amador Pott who was charged with sexual assault, exposing his person in public and using insulting words. Well, last [...]

Caleb Orozco Celebrates Gay Partners Taking Cases to Court

Domestic violence, unfortunately, is not unusual; many cases are reported at the Family Court and Magistrate’s Courts on a daily basis. But since August tenth, when Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister Takes Credit for U.N. Speech

Minister for Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington, known for his cautious approach on the international stage with the Guatemalan claim, earned rare cheers for what was seen as a stronger position [...]

Guatemala and Belize Advance Efforts to Resolve Dispute

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington also spoke on how things are moving with relation to Guatemala’s unfounded claim to Belize. There are two significant developments. First, Guatemala’s Congress [...]

World Mental Health Day Observed

Every year, World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October tenth. The theme this year is focused on Psychological First Aid and the support people can provide to those in [...]

Pastors Meet to Boost Spiritual Work

This week, pastors from across denominational lines and the country converged at the Biltmore Plaza for a three-day conference funded by the Houston Texas Healing Church in the U.S.  The [...]

Teachers Training in Science Education under UNESCO

A two-day workshop to train teachers in science education was underway today in Belize City. Fifteen primary school teachers from across the country were hard at work with micro science [...]