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MoE Says B.N.T.U. Was Included in Re-categorizing Hardship

The Belize National Teachers Union and the Ministry of Education are at odds again.  The B.N.T.U. says a number of its members will be disenfranchised by the “finalized” listing of [...]

What About the Time Off for Teachers to Collect Salaries?

The Council also looked at the issue of day offs, half day or a full day, granted to teachers only at the end of the month to collect salaries at [...]

Minister of Education Comes Down Hard on B.N.T.U.

The Minister of Education Patrick Faber, however, came down hard on the B.N.T.U. saying that they had been part of the process to finalise the list of hardship posts. Faber [...]

Ministry of Education Will Monitor Situation at Claver College Extension

Nine of eleven teachers at the Claver College Extension on Punta Gorda were fired earlier this week on Tuesday. The teachers were let go when they could not agree on [...]

Elodio Aragon Jr.: “I stand with them on that decision”

On Monday morning, the top brass at the Ministry of National Security appeared on Open Your Eyes, the first stop in a media round speaking in support of a ‘YES’ [...]

Pomona Villager Attacked and Raped in Broad Daylight

A fifty-two-year-old woman was violently attacked and raped in broad daylight while at her house. On Wednesday, Dangriga police were called to the Southern Regional Hospital where they saw the [...]

Neighborly Feud Leads to Shooting

Shots were fired on Wednesday night on Faber’s road in the Old Capital. Residents of the area say that they heard the sound of gunshots at around seven o’clock. When [...]

Bar Brawl Leads to Shooting in Armenia Village

A fight between two men who were supposed to be friends led to a shooting incident in Armenia Village, Cayo. Twenty-nine-year-old Roni Diaz and fifty-nine-year-old Miguel Funez were at a [...]

San Ignacio Police Investigate Armed Robbery

San Ignacio Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred on Wednesday afternoon. Delivery man and driver for Vega’s Imports, Ellsworth Martinez told police that he and the two coworkers [...]

Taiwan Gifts Belize a Million Dollars in Crime Fighting Equipment

The Taiwanese Government has gifted the Police Department one million dollars in motorcycles and crime fighting equipment.  Last year, the then Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Ellington lobbied for the [...]

$1 Million in CARSI-ESF Grants for Belize

The U.S. Government has awarded over a million U.S. dollars to the four organizations through the CARSI-ESF programme. Since 2008, over seven million U.S. dollars been awarded to various N.G.O.s. [...]

August Was 1% More Expensive

The cost of living went up in the month of August. Data from the Statistical Institute of Belize shows that the cost of living inched up by one percent due [...]

NICH Comes Up with Assistance to Get Garifuna Collective to WOMEX 2018

The Garifuna Collective is heading to Spain for the famed World Expo of Music, having secured the necessary funding. As you know, the Collective has performed on international stages, but [...]

Mass Firings of Teachers at Claver College Extension in Punta Gorda

There has been a mass firing of teachers at the Saint Peter Claver College Extension in Punta Gorda. As many as nine teachers, who represent ninety percent of the teaching [...]

Decision Was Unilaterally Made by Chair and Treasurer

The decision was unilaterally taken by the Board of Saint Peter Claver College Extension. But that board consists of only the Chair, Lisel Alamilla and the treasurer, Mark Miller.  The [...]

PG Adjunct Teachers to be Replaced

Alamilla became chairperson of the institution back in November of 2017 and since then, the student population has doubled. There have also been various improvements at the facility. She contends [...]

Arana Family Awarded over $200K

The Supreme Court has handed down a hefty fine on Orange Walk South area representative Abelardo Mai to pay over two hundred and twenty thousand dollars in damages to the [...]

Justice’s Ruling Was Monumental, Here’s why:

Today’s ruling was monumental. It sets a new precedence in amounts to be paid to grieving families in Belize for fatal traffic accidents. Attorney Sheena Pitts explained that the conventional [...]

Murder Charge against ‘BSAG Eight’ Dismissed

Eight lawmen jointly charged for murdering forty-six-year-old Ariel Audinette had the charges dismissed this morning when they appeared in the Orange Walk Magistrate Court.  Police officer Lennart Cajun; B.D.F. soldiers [...]

Prosecution Was Waiting for Further Instructions from D.P.P. Office

According to attorney Oscar Selgado, the Crown told the court that the case file is not ready because the prosecution has not received further instructions from the Office of the [...]

NICH Prez to be Reinstated; Internal Auditor Terminated

The Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber will be holding a press conference on Thursday where he will be asked about the situation at the National Institute of Culture and History. [...]

Calling on All ‘San Pedranos’ to Help Fight Off Sargassum Attack

The San Pedro Town Council has declared the sargassum beaching a natural disaster and is calling on its residents to come out on Thursday and Friday for a massive cleanup. [...]

Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission Holds Consultations to Draft Land Tenure Policy

For the past two days, the Toledo Maya Land Rights Commission has been meeting with consultants to develop a draft of a Maya Customary Land Tenure Policy.  On Tuesday, the [...]

While Maya People May Not Agree with Process, Goal is the Same

But the Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcalde Association have often complained of not being included in the discussion and that government doesn’t show the political will to respect [...]

IMF Preliminary Findings Published

A team from the International Monetary visited Belize earlier this month and met with government officials as well as with the private sector and unions. It has released a preliminary [...]