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Belize National Teacher’s Union Votes to Put Strike on Hold

The overwhelming number of branches of the Belize National Teachers’ has agreed to end their eleven-day industrial action as of this evening and return to classes on Wednesday morning. This [...]

Teachers’ Union Reviews 8 Points, Says They Got Most of What They Asked For

The Union says that its eight-point agenda, the three percent salary adjustment deferral and Social Security coverage to and from work were just about fulfilled.  There was no agreement on [...]

Union Pleads With School Managers Not to Dock Salaries

As the teachers and students return to class, there is concern about possible punitive measures including withholding of salaries for the eleven days of absences by teachers. The B.N.T.U. has [...]

Teachers Say Thanks with Final Rally on Saturday, But Say Fight Will Continue for Good Governance

The B.N.T.U. picked up many endorsements from the wider society, but in terms of major support, both financial and in muscle on the street, was it enough to have pushed [...]

Michael Young is Dead at 61; Acclaimed Senior Counsel Suspected to Have Committed Suicide

Senior Counsel Michael Young, a well-known and brilliant legal mind is dead at age sixty-one.  He is the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The shocking news of his untimely [...]

Dickie Bradley Reflects on Life of his Relative

Late this evening, News Five spoke with attorney Richard ‘Dickie’ Bradley, a relative of Senior Counsel Young.  He shared with us a brief reflection on the personal and professional life [...]

Defence Minister John Saldivar Sent on Leave in Wake of Fresh Danny Mason investigation

On Monday, the P.M. announced that Minister of Agriculture Gaspar Vega had resigned from cabinet, but not as area rep. Today, there is another move that will affect cabinet, but [...]

Belmopan City Councilor Detained by Police after Forgery Report

The office of Mayor of Belmopan Khalid Belisle has confirmed this evening that Belmopan Police have detained City Councilor Gene Briceño Lopez based on a report of alleged forgery. Mayor [...]

Should Minister Gapi Vega Remain in G.O.B.?

And our question for tonight is: Having resigned from Cabinet, do you think Minister Gapi Vega should remain in G.O.B.? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to [...]

Who Owns Bradley’s Bank Land; Development Company or Santa Elena Residents?

Land scandals are popping up everywhere. Earlier today, in Santa Elena residents of the Bradley Bank area were up in arms because the property to which they had titles for [...]

Prime Minister Faces Up to “Wrongdoing” in Government

Monday’s bombshell announcement was that former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega had tendered his resignation as a member of Cabinet with immediate effect.  His departure from government follows information revealing [...]

Resignation Versus Termination: Prime Minister Discusses the Difference

The new Minister of Natural Resources, Vanessa Retreage presented PM Barrow with overwhelming proof that there was, at the very least, a questionable land transaction involving Vega’s son. In many [...]

Was Prime Minister Giving ex-Deputy the Easy Way Out?

So, did PM Barrow smell a whiff of corruption in the Ministry of Natural Resources prior to the November fourth general election and waited until afterwards to reshuffle his Cabinet? [...]

Vega’s Rival Monchi Cervantes Ready for Bye-Election in Constituency

Still on Vega….his political opponent in Orange Walk North is P.U.P. standard bearer Ramon ‘Monchi’ Cervantes Junior.  Both politicians have a history of enmity which includes a lawsuit filed against [...]

Fire Wipes Out Family Home in Belize City

A fire destroyed a home shortly after eleven last night in Belize City.  Shantel Gill wasn’t at home on Iguana Street Extension when fire engulfed the wooden house and completely [...]

Mother of Arson Victim Pleads for Help Solving Mystery

Caroline Hamilton, the mother of eleven year old eleven year old Aaron Gabourel who was killed in a fire on October fifth, is pleading with those who have information on [...]

Marlon Castillo Pleads Guilty in Ariel Rosado Accident Death

Twenty-nine year old Marlon Castillo, a prominent cycling champion and butcher by trade, today pleaded guilty to a charge of causing death by careless conduct in the death of childhood [...]

Department of Environment Clarifies Seismic Testing in Belizean Waters

For the past two weeks, we have been telling you about the proposed multi- beam and seismic testing that will be taking place in Belize’s offshore. Last week, G.O.B. issued [...]

Testing Methodology Will Not Affect Marine Environment

Chief Environmental Officer Alegria gave a little bit of details about the methodology being employed. He explained that it is an acceptable form used across the world. Alegria said it [...]

Belize City Council is Preparing to Introduce Long-Awaited Trade License Reform

The Belize City Council is preparing to introduce long-awaited trade license reform in the commercial capital which should see business owners getting some relief in the area of trade licenses.  [...]

Eastern Division North Names August and September’s Top Cops

Two good cops were today recognized for their work and commitment to the Belize Police Department. Every month, the Department awards an officer with the “Officer of the Month” award. [...]