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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 [...]

A Toddler’s Tragic Death In House Fire At Conch Shell Bay

Tragedy in Conch Shell Bay as another minor loses her life in a midday fire.  It is the third such incident involving children for the month of October.  This afternoon, [...]

Fire Service Issues Warning Following Multiple Deaths In Several Weeks

On Wednesday afternoon, a fire gutted the bedroom of an elevated wooden structure on Hunters Lane.  According to Carla Jimenez, she left her son and his father at home around [...]

Jason Gillett Is Latest Murder Victim On Ambergris Caye

Our news crew was back on the island of Ambergris Caye today, following another fatal shooting in the San Mateo area of San Pedro Town. Around six-thirty on Wednesday night, [...]

Teacher’s Union Sticks To Guns: No Ministry Interference

Will Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber get to meet with the Belize National Teachers’ Union on Friday? The answer depends on the outcome of a prior [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says Precedent Set For Full Council Of Management To Meet Gov’t.

The Union also cites previous instances when both the Prime Minister and Minister of Education have met with the Council of Management as its basis for explaining why the Council [...]

Hands Off The Strike Fund!

The Strike Fund – it has become the latest tug-of-war between the Ministry of Education and the Belize National Teachers’ Union. The Union has maintained that its Fund is established [...]

Will School Managements Side With Teachers?

The Belize National Teachers’ Union is hoping to find an ally in the various school managing authorities. A meeting between them was scheduled for Monday of this week but it [...]

Trick Or Treat? Another Demonstration For B.N.T.U. On Halloween Saturday

The rally scheduled in Belize City for Saturday, October twenty-ninth, was intended to be a “thank-you” event in recognition of those who assisted the Belize National Teachers’ Union in their [...]

Stricken Coast Guard Officer Gets Medical Boost From Mexico

Coast Guard officer Daniel Arzu Junior was shot to the head on Monday evening in Belize City. He was attacked while visiting his child’s mother on Neal Pen Road, though [...]

Unapologetic Raymond Rivers Meets With Police; City Councilor Claims He Threatened Him

On Wednesday night, you heard ACP Chester Williams say that he wanted to meet with local activist Raymond Rivers. Police were looking for Rivers because of some threatening Facebook posts [...]

Fitz Howard Complains Of Police Harassment

There’s another activist who believes that he is being targeted. Fitz Harris Howard, an associate of Raymond Rivers, says he was at his home on Iguana Street on October twentieth [...]