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Ministry of Education & School Managers Cut Holidays to Restore Lost Time From Strike

Students will be spending six additional days in classrooms to make up for lost time during striking days. The Chief Education Officer, Doctor Carol Babb, says that the six days [...]

Teachers’ Salary Deductions Will Go Ahead

But even as the teachers will be spending more time with the students in the academic year, will their salaries be docked? Doctor Carol Babb says deductions will be reflected [...]

B.N.T.U. Slams Government Interference, Questions Whether Management Caved In

Even as teachers are back in the classrooms, the B.N.T.U. and the ministry remain at odds. On Tuesday, Government issued a release stating that it is in direct discussion with [...]

B.N.T.U. Claims Victory With Ministry Concession on Authority

While the ministry’s decision to skirt the gridlocked union can be seen as high-handed, Palacio says that B.N.T.U. will continue advocating for the rights of its membership, as well as [...]

Is Ministry Sending Mixed Messages Over Time Recovery and Salary Deduction

But is the Ministry of Education sending mixed messages with respect to their salary deductions? Palacio says that on one hand, the ministry says it will dock salaries at the [...]

G.S.U. Senior Personnel Demand Apology Over Alleged Sexual Harassment Allegations

The issue of sexual harassment within the workplace isn’t new to the Belize Police Department.  With several hundred officers within its ranks, cases of unsolicited advances among officers have been [...]

Attorney’s SUV Collides With Crowded Bus; No Injuries Reported

An SUV traveling to Belize City collided into a bus loaded with passengers on Wednesday evening. The accident caused a disruption in the flow of traffic for hours on the [...]

The Dark Night War Resumes: Bradley Paumen Accused of Getting Illegal Access Through Michael Modiri’s Property

Convicted tour operator Bradley Paumen finds himself in another bind tonight with his Dark Night Tours, after rival businessman Michael Modiri cut off access to his property near Frank’s Eddy [...]

Michael Modiri Says Paumen Has Refused to Settle Deadly Dispute

According to Modiri, he has tried to strike an agreement with Paumen for the use of his land as an access point; however, Paumen has refused to accede to Modiri’s [...]

CSEC Results Were Good; Local Examiners Want to See Even Better

In Tuesday’s newscast, we showed you some of the top performers in the 2016 CXC’s CSEC and CAPE examinations. But, what about Belize’s overall performance? According to the CXC local [...]

Belize Advances in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

And the marks for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations have been consistent and students are performing extremely well. Vargas says the students have demonstrated that they prepared well and he explains [...]

Trial for Sales Representative Accused of Sex Assault on Minor

A sales representative accused of sexually abusing a minor earlier this year will have to stand trial at the Supreme Court for two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. Following a [...]

Bert Vasquez to Stand Trial in December for 2011 Abduction

Bert Vasquez, who is on remand for murder was before the court today for another allegation against him for which he is charged with forcible abduction and harm upon a [...]

Chicago Cubs Finally Win World Series! Belizean Fans Celebrate

“The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions.” Before Wednesday night, that phrase had never been uttered or written anywhere since 1908, the team’s last victory. But after a heart-stopping ten-inning [...]

Manuela Lue is Regional Commonwealth Youth Worker for 2016

Manuela Lue, one of three directors of the Energy for Life Program, a non-profit company run in conjunction with Belize Natural Energy Limited, has been shortlisted as regional finalist for [...]

OCEANA Pans Minister’s Comparison of Belize with Ecuador on Petroleum

On Monday, Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia Junior, while confirming that Government is committed to maintaining its moratorium on offshore petroleum exploration activity, remained insistent that Belize needed to at [...]

HPV Vaccine to be Given to Schoolgirls in Cancer Fight

Over four thousand girls are expected to receive the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer. While Belize has one of the highest cervical cancer mortality rates in Central America, [...]

Canadian Group Trains Caregivers For Disabled Persons

Training concluded today for caregivers of persons living with disabilities. A Canadian group, Healing Hands, has been in Belize working along with the Belize Assembly of Persons with Diverse Abilities [...]

Healthy Living: Surviving Adult Acne

It’s part of the teenage experience that we are glad to leave behind. There were even a lucky few who never had to face this challenge as adolescents. It’s a [...]