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Senator Elena Smith Emerges Victorious as BNTU’s New National President

As we told you Senator Elena Smith is the new President of the B.N.T.U. After approximately two and a half hours of voting, almost that much in counting and several [...]

A Look at the BNTU Convention and Stalled Election Process

But before the announcement of the winner, the B.N.T.U.’s Council of Management had to grapple with a problem unprecedented in its history – the prospect of alleged political interference tainting [...]

COLA and Raymond Rivers Lend Moral Support to BNTU

Today’s convention of the B.N.T.U. saw an appearance from two Belize City activists, Geovannie Brackett of COLA and Raymond Rivers. The Union has had a cordial, if arms’ length, relationship [...]

COLA’s Take on the Million Dollar Honorarium

Information to News Five is that some teachers in the Anglican and Government-managed school systems received as much as five hundred dollars each as their honorarium or reward for not [...]

General Sales Tax Audits Revisited

Earlier this month, we broke the news of an internal statement within the General Sales Tax Department where Officer in Charge of the Punta Gorda office, Elmer Reyes, alleged that [...]

Miss Belize Universe and Tony Rath’s Controversial Exposé

Miss Universe 2016, held in Manila, Philippines at the end of January, is now several months behind avid fans of pageantry. The stellar performance of Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca Rath, [...]

Therese Rath Stands By Her Husband’s Blog

According to the husband and wife couple, they were largely responsible for the organization of Rebecca’s trip to Miss Universe, minus Enriquez’s input as country director. Furthermore, the family claims [...]

Shawn Rodriguez Gets Seven Years for Brazen Carjacking

Fifty-seven-year-old cab driver Ernesto Robinson is recovering from injuries received during a brazen carjacking on Tuesday night in Belize City.  His attacker, twenty-two-year-old Shawn Rodriguez, a resident of San Ignacio, [...]

Move Over Aaron Wilson, Two More Fake Cops are Charged

Two Belize City men have been slapped with charges of “False Pretense of a Police Officer.” Sometime around four-thirty on Wednesday, police were informed that two men were dressed in [...]

Teachers Honor First Leg of Make Up Time

As part of the mediation agreement agreed to in February, the Belize National Teachers’ Union agreed to release its teachers to make up lost class time due to the October [...]

Raymond Rivers Comments on Port Workers CBA Negotiations

Two weeks ago stevedore Raymond Rivers visited this station with his fellow stevedores to “rail up” over the management of Port of Belize Limited’s seeming mistreatment of stevedores working the [...]

Central Bank announces Plan to Liquidate four Credit Unions

At the start of April, the Central Bank of Belize announced plans to liquidate four existing credit unions. These are the Police and Civil Service Credit Unions based in Belize [...]

Work Begins on Yabra Canal Drainage

Just before we went for the Easter break we told you how the Belize City Council was getting ready to start the process to remove the silt backed up in [...]

A Strategic Plan is Rolled Out for Pesticide Use

The Pesticides Control Board launched their 2017-2021 strategic plan developed in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, with support from the U.N.D.P. and the D.O.E. The plan [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Conflict Resolution.

It is a fact that conflicts will be inevitable in any relationship that you have – that includes your spouse, your children, your family, within your workplace and even your [...]