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Teachers are Getting Vaccinated as Part of Back-to-School Push

There is a concerted effort by various government ministries to get public officers vaccinated.  While the approach has been met with opposition in some corners, by and large teachers are [...]

Fonseca on PM’s Comment on Salary Cuts

Education Minister Francis Fonseca is setting out to clarify recent comments made by Prime Minister John Briceño regarding the implementation of the ten percent salary cut for teachers.  That is [...]

40 Youth Get Much Needed Scholarship Assistance

A cohort of forty young people was awarded an opportunity to further their education through a partnership with the ministries of Home Affairs and Education, as well as the Kolbe [...]

UB’s Dr. Sankat leaving; Dr. Vincent Palacio Interim President

The President of U.B., Doctor Clement Sankat is stepping down. A release from the Board of Trustees of the University of Belize this afternoon announced that Doctor Sankat ends his [...]

Council of Churches Explains its Position on Salary Reductions

The Council of Churches was equally vocal on the issue of the ten percent pay cut that teachers and public officers will be getting for the next three years. For [...]

Book Bags for Back-to-School Drive

Three hundred book bags for needy children heading back to school in September, that’s the goal set by the Aspire for Greatness Foundation.  It’s a target that is within reach [...]

CFAL Donates School Bags & Supplies

Despite the rise in COVID-19 cases, the plan – until otherwise announced – is for schools to return to face-to-face learning next school year. Today at the Radisson Fort George, [...]

Three Deans for U.B.

In education news, the University of Belize announced today the appointment of three faculty deans. Doctor Vincent Palacio will head the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences; Doctor Nadine Tun, [...]

St. Ignatius VP is First to Challenge G.O.B. Salary Cut in Court

The Belize National Teachers’ Union is fighting a legal battle against G.O.B.’s ten percent salary cut, and Vice Principal for the Saint Ignatius School in Belize City, Mario Rodriquez, has [...]

School dedications continue in Southern and Western Belize

The Ministry of Education inaugurated several pre-schools and primary schools in the last couple of weeks. Those inaugurations continued on Thursday in the south and west of the country. The [...]

New Preschool Allows for Distancing and Hand Washing

The Ministry of Education has inaugurated the new building for the San Juan Bosco Preschool. The project was funded through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank under the Belize [...]

Teachers Union Heads to Court Over Salary Cuts

Attorneys-at-law Magali Perdomo and Darrell Bradley will be representing the Belize National Teachers Union in their case against the Government of Belize over the ten percent salary cut.  The case [...]

Teachers Concerned About Vaccine and Testing Mandate

President of the Belize National Teachers Union, Elena Smith says the Government of Belize is going through the backdoor to make it mandatory for teachers and other frontline workers to [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says Vaccination is a Personal Choice

We also found out that President Smith has not yet taken the Covid-19 vaccine. She spoke to News Five about her reasons, and asserted that everyone has their own choice [...]

Teachers to Vote on Options for Reduced Hours; Salary Court Case Begins July 16th

The Belize City Branch of the Belize National Teachers Union issued an update to its membership today informing them that the virtual court hearing on the claim filed about the [...]

Belizean Students in Taiwan Participate in Virtual Research Conference

Belizean students studying in the Republic of China (Taiwan) are preparing to participate in a virtual academic conference this Saturday.  Each participant will get an opportunity to present the research [...]

New Preschool Named for Dangriga Educator

Dangriga has a brand new preschool.  It is one of eighteen new early childhood centers built under the Belize Education Sector Reform Programme Two and funded by the Caribbean Development [...]

No Face-to-Face Summer School

A memo to general managers of all schools has been shared with News Five. It is from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology and signed by Chief Education [...]

President Sankat Leaving U.B.

Professor Clement Sankat is parting ways with the University of Belize after holding the post as president for the past four years. It has been confirmed that a settlement was [...]

“Football in School” M.O.U. Signed

The Football Federation of Belize and the Ministry of Sports signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education this afternoon to roll out the “Football in School” programme.  [...]

Students in Benque Learning to Speak Mandarin

Since 2017, the Embassy of Taiwan in Belize has been hosting a Mandarin language program in Belize.  This year, they are taking the course to Benque Viejo del Carmen. It [...]

Minister of Health & Wellness: “Teachers must get vaccinated!”

The Minister of Health and Wellness says he wants teachers vaccinated.  As you’ve seen over the last few weeks, several cases of COVID-19 were detected in different schools and the [...]

Backpacks for Needy Students Next School Year

The academic year comes to an end later this month and while students will be on summer vacation, preparations are already underway for the beginning of the new school year.  [...]

Young Mayan Woman Embraces Heritage in Graduation Dress

A young Belizean woman is trending on social media today after Facebook pictures show her attending her high school graduation wearing traditional Mayan attire.  While many graduates are stepping out [...]

Schools to Close June 18th Due to COVID Concerns

Today, the Ministry of Education announced that face-to-face learning for all pre-primary, primary, secondary schools and ITVETs will come to an end by Friday, June eighteenth.   The ministry issued a [...]