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B.N.T.U. and M.O.E. At Impasse After Council of Management Rejects Sending Smaller Delegation

Across the country today, teachers formed long lines in various banks and credit unions and collected a full month’s wage, despite an eleven-day strike a few weeks ago.  That’s because [...]

Teachers Accuse M.O.E. of Dictating to and Intimidating Teachers

So, why can’t the union give in to Faber’s request and reduce its attendance to five executives?  According to B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio, government does not have a bearing on [...]

Were Teachers Who Went to School During Strike “Rendering Service”, Asks B.N.T.U.?

In speaking with Minister of Education Patrick Faber over the past week, he has expressed a concern for fairness to teachers who were present in their classrooms during the strike.  [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Nadia Caliz Discusses Teachers’ Dilemma

Contextualizing the argument on behalf of the teachers who took part in the strike was Nadia Caliz.  She’s a member of the council of management representing the Stann Creek District.  [...]

B.I.S.L. Defeated in Claim for Compensation for Registry Takeover

The Government of Belize secured a significant legal victory this morning in the Supreme Court, where Justice Michelle Arana dismissed an application brought by Belize International Services Limited.  The suit [...]

Contract Extension Should Have Been Put Out to Tender; Appeal Expected

The foundation on which government presented its argument and the subsequent decision taken by the court is that a binding agreement of that magnitude ought to have been put to [...]

Government Celebrates “Vindication” on Takeover

Financial Secretary Joseph Waight welcomes the Supreme Court ruling, despite being uncertain whether an appeal will be filed in the days ahead.   Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary “I’ll have to [...]

Police’s Crime Stats: Most Major Crimes Up, Murder Count Past 100 Again

The Belize Police Department’s quarterly crime statistics covering the six major crimes – murder, robbery, burglary, theft, rape and unlawful sexual intercourse or carnal knowledge – were publicly announced at [...]

What’s Going Right and Wrong for Police in Belize City

The Commissioner of Police offered something of a theory for why murders went up countrywide. However, in Belize City the pace has fallen off, if only a little. Minister of [...]

Senior Police and New Minister of State Meet in Belmopan

Earlier this week, we brought you the statements of the new Minister of State for Home Affairs, Elodio Aragon Junior. He served as a police officer for seventeen years, bowing [...]

Police Continue Investigations Into Shooting Death of San Pedro Fugitive

Twenty-five-year-old Juan Carlos Martinez was killed, allegedly at the hands of Police, on the island of Ambergris Caye on Tuesday night. A fugitive from justice since December of 2015, Martinez [...]

Distraught Mother of Kaylee Alvarez Denies Neglect, Says Deadly Fire Was Deliberately Set

On Thursday night we told you about the tragic fire in Conch Shell Bay area that claimed the life of two year old Kaylee Alvarez.  Around midday yesterday, Alvarez and [...]

Patrick Faber Retains Major Ministries After Losing Junior Minister

While the new Minister of State for Home Affairs is pleased to once again be involved with the Police Department, he had to leave his old portfolio of Youth, Sports [...]

New Police Minister Kept “Danny Mason” at Arms’ Length

William “Danny” Mason may be behind bars as he awaits the next phase of his trial procedure for murder and kidnapping charges, but he continues to be a thorn in [...]

Improving Access to Health Care for HIV/AIDS Patients

The National Aids Commission in collaboration with the UNAIDS hosted a public forum this morning at the Biltmore Plaza to discuss barriers to accessing health care services. The meeting addressed [...]

Checking in With Health Fair in Belize City

The Belize Association of Insurance and Financial Advisor (BELAIFA)  in partnership with the Kidney Association of Belize held a health fair in the city today. They were doing free rapid [...]