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A Third Week for B.N.T.U.’s Industrial Action

The Belize National Teachers’ Union will continue its industrial action into a third week, possibly matching the length of the 2005 strike called after then-Prime Minister Said Musa introduced tough [...]

Demonstration Planned for Wednesday as Meeting with P.M. Postponed

During the meeting between the B.N.T.U. and the PM on Thursday, President Luke Palacio says that there was agreement that the presidents of the B.N.T.U., the Association of the Public [...]

Prime Minister Outlines Social Security and Pensions

The Prime Minister met until into the evening with the B.N.T.U. on Thursday. When he emerged from that meeting he told the media that there was agreement on many of [...]

B.N.T.U. Gives Their Side on Labour Issues

For the first time since the strike began, there appears to be a division established in the solid eight-point agenda of the B.N.T.U. – nine, if the salary adjustment on [...]

OSH Bill Will Be Addressed Through N.T.U.C.B.

The Occupational Safety and Health Bill is among a few demands that the trade unions, including the B.N.T.U., have with the business community.  It is the final point on a [...]

B.N.T.U. Addresses Give-and-Take of Negotiation

Speaking after the PM’s press conference much later in the evening on Thursday, B.N.T.U. president described the meeting as even more difficult than the previous. The eight points presented to [...]

Will Chamber of Commerce Support B.N.T.U. with Shutdown of Businesses?

Earlier today, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry advised its members that it is yet to receive a formal response to a letter written to the Prime Minister on [...]

P.U.P. Says Minister Vega Could Face Court Action for Double Dealing

It has been a bad week for the Prime Minister, aside from the pressures of the strike by teachers and the decision for a shutdown by the business community as [...]

Prime Minister Not Aware of Andre Vega Haulover Land Deal

On Thursday night, the Prime Minister was asked about the scandalous hustle. His reaction was captured in less than thirty seconds.   Prime Minister Dean Barrow “No, no, no, yuh [...]

Opposition Says Prime Minister Must Resign Over B.T.L. Settlement

The Opposition People’s United Party is going after Prime Minister Dean Barrow once more on the Belize Telemedia Limited Settlement Agreement and is calling for his resignation.  It has been [...]

Albert and Mesop Reps Want All Teachers Back in School

U.D.P. Minister and party whip Michael Finnegan, together with Albert Area Representative Tracy Panton, held a press conference this afternoon at the party’s headquarters, shortly after the B.N.T.U. concluded a [...]

U.D.P. Politicians Ask: What More Do You Want?

Panton and Finnegan maintain that good governance is an inclusive process which should see equal responsibility from each of the social partners.  They have since turned to the teachers to [...]

Belizeans on the Street Ask Government to be More Giving

It’s been officially two weeks since students have not been in the classrooms. Today, a News Five crew took to the streets to poll residents on whether government should give [...]

4 Accused in Dangriga Home Invasion Beating See Charges Dropped

Back in early August, an amateur video went viral on social media of a Dangriga woman under attacked inside her home and in front of her children. The attackers were [...]

Bail Granted as Trio’s Charges Dropped to Manslaughter

In April of 2015, San Ignacio police charged Saul Ortiz, Windell Obando and a fifteen year old minor, now seventeen, for the murder of Orelio Montero. They were arraigned and [...]

NICH Contemplates Changes to Senior Leadership

Former President of NICH, Diane Haylock is currently doing the cocktail circuit in Taipei as Belize’s new ambassador to Taiwan. Since Haylock vacated the post she held since the first [...]

Belmopan Area Mini-Bus Owners Complain Over Cut in Hours

Mini bus owners in the Belmopan area say they are not happy with the Department of Transport. The operators who are members of the Western Mini Bus Owners Cooperative Society [...]

Owners Say Transport in Villages Will be Affected

So, what will these changes do? According to the Co-op, it will take more than half of their earnings and compound the transportation problems for villagers like those in Armenia [...]

A Burn Victim’s Road to Recovery

He was severely burned to both legs and a hand in an unfortunate mishap at his home in Concepcion, Corozal District, in June. But after spending a month and a [...]

Police Graduate New Recruits at Passing Out Parade

Earlier this week, the Police Department got a new set of officers fresh out of the Police Training Academy. With some sixteen weeks of intense training, one of the biggest [...]

Taiwanese Embassy Hosts Annual Food Fair

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, you might want to check out the Taiwanese Embassy’s food fair. The annual event is used to share Taiwanese culture [...]