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Finally, G.O.B. and Joint Unions Enter Negotiations

The Joint Unions Negotiating Team and representatives of the Briceño administration resumed discussion on Tuesday afternoon.  That meeting was held at the House of Culture here in Belize City and [...]

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Tires Burnt on George Price Highway

Tires Burnt on George Price Highway

Earlier today, our newsroom received images of burning tires near Cotton Tree Village, along the George Price Highway.  Reports are that sometime around five-thirty a.m., at least three tires were [...]...

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Public Officers Have a Right to Strike, But…

Public Officers Have a Right to Strike, But…

Social Workers within the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous People’s Affairs are in fear of possible victimization after Chief Executive Officer Tanya Santos issued a memo to her [...]...

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Public Officers Absentee List to Be Submitted Daily

Public Officers Absentee List to Be Submitted Daily

Now, the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs addresses some of the most critical needs of our society, including community rehabilitation, human services and women and family [...]...

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To Serve or To Strike? A Social Worker’s Dilemma

To Serve or To Strike? A Social Worker’s Dilemma

And while C.E.O. Santos seeks to assure her social workers that she is not out on a witch hunt, she says the number of social workers not reporting for duty [...]...

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10.7% Persons Vaccinated So Far

10.7% Persons Vaccinated So Far

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign was launched on March first and phases one to three are currently open, allowing for teachers, parliamentarians, law enforcement officers, healthcare workers and others to be [...]...

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An Appeal for Vulnerable Persons to Get Vaccinated

An Appeal for Vulnerable Persons to Get Vaccinated

But there is an appeal for persons to visit vaccinations centers across the country to get their jab. Belize received donations from the governments of Barbados and India as well [...]...

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When Will the Second Dose Be Administered?

When Will the Second Dose Be Administered?

Twelve weeks after getting your first jab, you are to return to a vaccination center to receive your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. For those who were among the [...]...

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Vaccine to Expire at End of May, Get Jab Now

Vaccine to Expire at End of May, Get Jab Now

During our interview with Doctor Beer, she did confirm that at the end of the month of May, the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine expires. This increases the urgency for why persons [...]...

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COVID-19 Numbers Down to 85

COVID-19 Numbers Down to 85

The latest COVID-19 data shows that the numbers are once again on the decline.  Today, there are five new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases to eighty-five. [...]...

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B.N.N. Supports Belize Maya Forest Project

B.N.N. Supports Belize Maya Forest Project

The Belize Network of N.G.O.s, led by Senator Osmany Salas, has come out in defense of the Belize Maya Forest Project which has been criticized by parliamentarians in the upper [...]...

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Maya Forest Project Isn’t First Land Trust in Belize

Maya Forest Project Isn’t First Land Trust in Belize

According to Senator Salas, the Belize Maya Forest Project is not the first land trust to be established in Belize.  In fact, he says, the Rio Bravo trust was established [...]...

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Is M.O.E. Directing Managing Authorities to Dock Teachers Salary?

Is M.O.E. Directing Managing Authorities to Dock Teachers Salary?

Turning back to the unions…Teachers have been on strike since Monday of last week. The law provides that teachers’ salaries can be cut for their time out of the classroom [...]...

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A.P.S.S.M. President Says Supplementary Bill Can Reverse Salary Cut

A.P.S.S.M. President Says Supplementary Bill Can Reverse Salary Cut

While teachers are waiting to see if their pay slips will reflect that salary deduction, on a similar front the Joint Unions are fighting to regain the ten percent salary [...]...

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Forest Department on Escaped Crocodile

Forest Department on Escaped Crocodile

Today, News Five spoke with Shanelly Carrillo Balan from the Forest Department who confirmed that earlier this year; a sixteen-foot crocodile had escaped from the enclosure at the Caribbean Shrimp [...]...

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Crocodile on the Loose in Ladyville?

Crocodile on the Loose in Ladyville?

There are reports from residents in the Vista del Mar community who say that they have spotted a crocodile in the area.  But is it the croc that recently escaped [...]...

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Cohabitating with Crocodiles

Cohabitating with Crocodiles

Wildlife Program Manager Shanelly Carrillo Balan of the Forest Department tells you what to do if there is a sighting of a crocodile in your area.    Shanelly Carrillo Balan, [...]...

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The Story of Miss Universe Belize Iris Salguero

The Story of Miss Universe Belize Iris Salguero

On Tuesday, Miss Universe Belize Iris Salguero got a hometown send off in San Pedro. A day before leaving the island on her journey to Miss Universe, Salguero was honoured [...]...

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A Sustainably Harvested Honey in Toledo That’s Helping to Preserve Wild Forests!

A Sustainably Harvested Honey in Toledo That’s Helping to Preserve Wild Forests!

If you like your honey golden and sweet, you are in for double the treat when you find out that the honey coming out of Toledo is also helping the [...]...

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P.S.U. Kicks of Strike with Service and March through Belize City

P.S.U. Kicks of Strike with Service and March through Belize City

If you went to any government offices today and wondered where the staff was, well they were very likely on the streets of Belize City. News Five followed the Public [...]...

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Unions Gather Outside House of Culture

Unions Gather Outside House of Culture

While members were out in the streets protesting, their leaders were behind closed doors preparing for a mid-afternoon meeting with government representatives. That meeting began at one-thirty p.m. inside the [...]...

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A.P.S.S.M. Cautious About Calling for End to Ministerial Allowances

A.P.S.S.M. Cautious About Calling for End to Ministerial Allowances

While songs of solidarity are being sung among union executives, there is a divide on one issue.  Among the list of eleven demands that the joint unions are putting forward [...]...

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Are Overtime Payments Still Outstanding for Health Workers?

Are Overtime Payments Still Outstanding for Health Workers?

Overtime for frontline healthcare workers…There are reports that overtime for nurses, accrued over the pandemic, has still not been paid.  During today’s protest, News Five asked Darrell Spencer, the President [...]...

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Go-Slow Still in Effect for Nurses Association of Belize

Go-Slow Still in Effect for Nurses Association of Belize

As we said, the nurses were out today in full force, joining the members of the P.S.U. and the B.N.T.U.  President Spencer called on nurses from within the public and [...]...

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B.E.W.U. Release Leaked, but Wasn’t Finalised

B.E.W.U. Release Leaked, but Wasn’t Finalised

On Monday, we reported on a release dated April twenty-seventh from the Belize Energy Workers Union. It spoke to a position taken by the union on the plight of the [...]...

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