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Vaccination and How It Helps Kids Stay Healthy

The Ministry of Health has embarked on an exercise this week to get persons immunized from a number of preventable diseases. At schools and work places, health personnel are encouraging [...]

All is Well as Police Meet and Greet on Southside Beat

Today, the Police Department carried out its weekly meet and greet on the north and south sides of the city. We went to Antelope Street Extension area where we caught [...]

ACP Chester Prepares for Transition Out of Southside

In about two months, the south side top cop will no longer be walking the streets and leading the officers in Eastern Division. He will be in Belmopan behind a [...]

B.N.T.U. Says Education Minister “Feigning Ignorance” on Convention Interference

The Belize National Teachers Union and the million dollar payout to non-striking teachers remain in the news tonight. The B.N.T.U. executive is saying that it is not buying the story [...]

Union Says Everyone was Watching Operatives at Work

Late last Thursday evening, upon emerging victorious as the new president-elect, Senator Elena Smith best described those moles as only she can.  Having spotted the so-called U.D.P. operatives at the [...]

Faber Says Striking Teachers Would Also Benefit from Honorarium

Minister of Education Patrick Faber told reporters on Monday that a final figure and number of teachers who would qualify for the honorarium being offered by the Ministry of Education [...]

Palacio Says G.O.B. Cannot Return to Previous Monies for Honorarium

So how will Faber be able to access monies from government’s coffers?  It’s a question or a notion that Palacio scoffs at, since he’s all too familiar with how that [...]

G.O.B.’s Moves on Honorarium ‘Not Necessarily’ Illegal

The Minister of Education considers it a point of pride that at least he is not being accused of ‘stealing’ the honorarium money, even drawing comparison to the infamous ‘Corozal [...]

Is Honorarium Being Confused with Salaries?

The issue of the million dollar bonus for non-striking teachers is one that refuses to go away, particularly since the union believes that it will have a negative impact on [...]

G.O.B. Stretching the Truth to Mess with Teachers

In responding to comments made by Faber on Monday, Palacio says that the Minister of Education is spinning the truth by accusing the union of disrupting the ministry’s attempts to [...]

3, Including Minor, Charged in Brutal Trio Brawl

Twenty-two-year-old Santiago Garcia was chopped to death during a vicious machete attack in Trio Village on Saturday night.  The laborer was along with two others who were also seriously injured [...]

Mechanical Harvesting – the Future of the Local Sugar Cane Industry

With a drop in the price of sugar in the global market as well as a shift to beet sugar, the local sugar industry is at a crossroads. To remain [...]

European Union Rep Says Belize Will Withstand Loss of Sugar Quota

In October of this year, the EU regime changes allowing for European beet sugar to compete directly with sugar cane. For the past ten years the E.U. has been working [...]

Senate Special Committee Returns on Wednesday

After a hiatus of almost a month due to Easter holidays, the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration’s public hearings return on Wednesday, with the last witness before the break, [...]

No Conflict of Interest for New B.N.T.U. Prez, Senator Elena Smith

Still on the Senate… President-elect Elena Smith is also a parliamentarian who sits on the Senate Special Select Committee. She assumes the reins of the Belize National Teachers Union on [...]

Couple Charged with Handling Stolen Goods of British Soldier

Two Ladyville residents find themselves in trouble with the law for an I-phone-six cell phone valued at one thousand two hundred dollars which ended up in their possession. Sonia Bainton [...]

Belmopan Police Chasing Horseback Attacker

Belmopan Police are looking for Alwin “Boots” Cruz following an attempted stabbing incident that happened in the “Another World” area of Roaring Creek Village. On Sunday shortly before three-thirty, it [...]

1 Year Later, Did Sarstoon Clash Produce Results?

The Government, a year ago this week, passed legislation to stop Wil Maheia’s Belize Territorial Volunteers and others from peacefully traversing Belize’s southern boundary, the Sarstoon River. Later the B.D.F., [...]

Rise Up for Youth Scholarships

Four students were selected for five hundred dollars scholarship each by Rise Up Belize. The non-profit based out of California was started by Joey Garcia who was born in Belize, [...]

How Gov’t Will Manage its Systems Under CITO

One other matter touched on at the Senate inquiry is the use of technology. Central Information Technology Office employee Francisco Rodriguez and Immigration Department IT chief Rodolfo Bol testified at [...]

New Preschools in Orange Walk & Corozal

Today, in line with its early childhood development campaign, the Government of Belize in collaboration with the European Union officially inaugurated three preschools in the Orange Walk and Corozal Districts, [...]

Police Investigate Tricky Rape Claim Against Magistrate

There is a most disturbing allegation being made tonight against an officer of the court, one in which a sitting magistrate is being accused of having committed a sexual offence [...]

Patrick Faber Says Honorarium Will Come from Last Year’s Budget

The million-dollar bonus to be provided by the Ministry of Education to non-striking teachers during the eleven-day strike last October and the subsequent attempt to make up days lost in [...]

Education Minister Makes Case for Honorarium, Hits Back at Critics

Even though the money was paid after the start of the financial year, the minister claims it was taken from the previous financial year’s Budget.  But it is known from [...]

Why Patrick Faber Does Not Care What You Think About the Honorarium

The minister acknowledged that he was in something of a catch-twenty-two situation, facing the wrath of unionized teachers who feel he has disrespected them, and the expectation of teachers who [...]