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Full Salaries for Teachers! But Will They Be in Time for Christmas?

A major decision was handed down this afternoon by the Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. The Belize National Teachers Union, led by President Luke Palacio and Adelaida Guerra, took the government [...]

Injunction Also Stops Ministry Plan to Make Up Lost Time from Strike

B.N.T.U. returns to court on December sixteenth, when it is expected that the substantive matter, a claim that the decision to deduct teachers’ salaries is unconstitutional, will be argued before [...]

Leader of the Opposition Issued Intervention in B.N.T.U. Struggle

Before the decision was handed down, Leader of the People’s United Party, John Briceño wrote to Prime Minister Dean Barrow asking him to reconsider the Government’s position on deducting from [...]

“Super” Bondholders Uneasy With “Unprecedented” Third Restructuring

The Prime Minister disclosed two weeks ago that the superbond is being renegotiated for the third time because the economy had underperformed. There were not much details available, but today, [...]

Missing-at-Sea; Security Guard Found Dead Near Tobacco Caye

A security guard went missing at sea after the boat he was traveling in capsized near Tobacco Caye. Around two-thirty p.m. last Thursday, a skiff transporting Corporal Carlos Galvez, Police [...]

Ernesto Vasquez Tells Of Run-In With Guat Navy; G.O.B. Tight-Lipped on SATIIM Intervention

The Guatemalan Armed Forces continue to operate freely in the area of the Sarstoon River, within Belizean territory. Ernesto Vasquez, who works out of the office of the Prime Minister [...]

Lit Candle Knocks Out Home of Ex-Boxing Champ Carlton Bowers

In the late 1970’s and 1980’s, Carlton Bowers was Belize’s welterweight boxing champion. He was a local hero and entertained hundreds in fights at the Bird’s Isle for many years. [...]

Police in Independence Chasing Clues in Trio Arson Caused by Land Dispute

Four men working for a company linked to a Chinese national are believed to be behind a massive arson last Thursday night in the tiny village of Trio, in the [...]

Arson Victim Says Police Are Source of Discouragement

Orlando Chan is one of the arson victims who told his stories to a Southern media house. Chan and other victims explained that they lived in the area for decades, [...]

2 Killed in Corozal, Stann Creek in Traffic Accidents

There were three traffic accidents reported over the weekend; two of them fatal to pedestrians. On Sunday night there was a hit and run in San Narciso Village, Corozal District. [...]

Jeffrey McDougal’s Attempted Murder Charge Dropped

Twenty-eight-year-old Jeffrey McDougal was freed of an attempted murder charge today.  When he appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser, Taylor’s Alley resident Brandon Allen told the court that he has [...]

Special Envoy Says “Insensitive” Society Must Learn Compassion

In the past month and a half, we’ve reported on four children murdered in Belize City. Three children, eleven year old Aaron Gabourel, six year old Empress Hamilton and four [...]

B.T.V. Challenges Government to Protect Belizeans in Sarstoon

Following two recent incidents – the kidnap of Belizean fishermen and the menacing of patrols from the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management – the Belize Territorial Volunteers are calling [...]

Wil Maheia Urges Internationalization of Guatemalan Claim

The Territorial Volunteers are also calling for the further internationalization of the unfounded Guatemalan claim on Belize. Many have complained that Belize cannot count on the support it had at [...]

Students Unmask the Many Faces of Gender Based Violence in Discussion

Gender based violence is a major public health issue and one of the most widespread violations of human rights, but cases are highly unreported and victims continue to suffer in [...]

Garifuna Settlement Day in Dangriga: P.M. Gives to Garifuna Council

This past Saturday was Garifuna Settlement Day, celebrated annually on the nineteenth of November. It is a national tradition, as all of Belize pauses to celebrate with the Garifuna their [...]

Fire Service Prepares for Busy Christmas Season with Handy Tips

Garifuna Settlement Day leads right into the Christmas Holidays. The season is just a few weeks away and lights have started going up on houses and businesses. The Fire Service [...]

James Adderley Looks Into the World of Sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   {Feature on the weekend sporting activities….}