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P.S.U Says What’s Good for Public Officers is Good for CEOs

Reportedly, the government’s rationale to increase the phone allowances was to synchronize the C.E.O.’s allowances with that of C.E.O.’s from the previous administration. But, P.S.U President Dean Flowers would have [...]

BSCFA, “Only way forward is Commission of Inquiry”

Earlier this month, the interim commercial agreement between BSCFA and the miller expired.  According to C.E.O. Alonzo, in 2021 and 2022, the association negotiated with B.S.I. to conclude a new [...]

OSH Bill: Arguably, the Most Delayed Piece of Legislation

Interest is once again being generated by the Government of Belize, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize to proceed with the [...]

Belize to Address Gaps in Decent Work Agenda

Decent work is applied to both the formal and informal sectors, addressing all kinds of jobs, people and families.  According to the International Labor Organization, decent work involves opportunities for [...]

Churches Hold Peace Rally for Israel and Palestine

The sustained attacks by Israel on the Gaza Strip have resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Palestinians, including women and children, and have displaced many millions more. [...]

UNICEF Signs MOU for Women & Children

This morning, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management and UNICEF signed an agreement to protect vulnerable Belizeans, including children and mothers. At the signing in [...]

Senate Special Select Committee to Start Inquiry December Fifth

The National Assembly announced earlier today that the Senate Special Select Committee will begin its inquiry into the rubbished Portico Definitive Agreement next week. The date for the first proceeding [...]

Government of Belize Refutes False Claims of Judicial Disruption

The Briceño Administration fired off a press release this afternoon, responding to what it says is irresponsible reporting by news blogs on social media. Those reports stated that crown counsels [...]

NTUCB President, “It is outrightly disrespectful.”

A leaked internal memo from Financial Secretary Joseph Waight to Cabinet Secretary Stuart Leslie, dated November fourteenth, has raised the ire of the unions.  The written communication followed up on [...]

NTUCB Criticizes G.O.B.’s Decision on Increased Telephone Allowance

The NTUCB also issued a terse statement over the weekend, chiding the Government of Belize by referring to the recent decision as, “a slap in the face to public officers, [...]

P.S.U. President Says C.E.Os’ Telephone Benefit Increase Is Unfair

Late last week the unions sent off quick reactions to the government’s announcement that it had approved telephone allowance increases for Chief Executive Officers in the various ministries. The Public [...]

BSCFA Urges Government Intervention Amidst Commercial Agreement Standoff

It’s happening again, another standoff between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and the Belize Sugar Industries Limited over the commercial agreement.  Earlier this month, B.S.I. held a press briefing, [...]

Case Dismissed! P.U.P. Fails to Prove Claim Against Shyne Barrow

The claim brought by the People’s United Party, involving an address used by the Leader of the Opposition as his place of residence, has been dismissed by the lower courts.  [...]

Shyne Barrow, “It was truly a waste of the court’s time.”

In convening an ad hoc press brief following the decision, Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow told reporters that the entire exercise was a waste of the court’s time.  He also suggested [...]

Attorneys Agree that Existing Law Needs to be Revised

But what about the existing law which falls within the Representation of the People’s Act and the need for that piece of legislation to be revised?  It’s a point that [...]

Shyne Barrow, “I was not before the court.”

As we reported on Thursday, the United Democratic Party chided the Briceño administration following comments made in the media while the matter was still before the court.  When we caught [...]

U.D.P. Calls for Immediate Resignation of S.S.B. Board

Last night, we told you about objections from the board of directors of Travellers Liquors Limited and Cuello’s Distillery regarding a proposed nine million dollar loan from the Social Security [...]

People’s Constitution Commission Holds Youth Rally

Today the Belize Civic Centre was buzzing with students from various secondary schools who engaged in a youth rally. The event was the first ever that was organized by the [...]

P.C.C Received Thousands of Questions in Consultations

Earlier this week, Head of the Good Governance Unit, Cesar Ross told the media that as one of the leaders of the commission, he observed that there was poor turnout [...]

Chairman of P.C.C Says They Need More Time

Chanona told News Five that they faced a few challenges since the Commission held its first meeting a year ago. He explained that getting the representatives of all twenty-three sectors [...]

B.T.L. Claims Stellar Performance for 2022-2023 Fiscal Year

Belize Telemedia Limited held its seventeenth annual general meeting today in Belize City. B.T.L.’s board of directors and management presented the company’s annual report for 2022-2023 under the theme “Leading [...]

BTL Reports $152M in Revenue, $21.6M in Profits

B.T.L.’s Chief Executive Officer, Ivan Tesucum that the company made one hundred and fity million dollars in revenue with twenty one point six million is profits. Tesucum highlighted the company’s [...]

B.T.L. Chairman on Losing Accounts to Smart

Regarding the transition of various government departments and ministries from B.T.L. to SMART’s telephone service, Chairman Mark Lizarraga, assured that the loss of these accounts has not significantly impacted the [...]

DIGI to Offer 5G Service

DIGI became the first mobile operator to introduce the eSIMS to the local market. For the next fiscal year, BTL is looking toward artificial intelligence. It says that AI is [...]

B.T.L. Chairman Explains Two Directors’ Departure

Two members of B.T.L.’s Board of Directors, businessman Michael Bowen and attorney Denise Courtenay, have chosen to step down from their roles with the company. Chairman Mark Lizarraga explained that [...]