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Minister of Education Weighs in on UB Crisis

Minister of Education Patrick Faber has been fairly silent on the UB matter.  Aside from government cutting the subvention for the national university amid the resulting economic crisis from COVID-19, [...]

Education Minister Responds to Schools not Being Ready to Reopen

B.N.T.U. National President, Senator Elena Smith has come forward to say that a majority of schools across the country will not be ready to reopen their classrooms on August tenth, [...]

Are the Tides Turning in Faber’s Favor?

Going back to Sunday’s leadership convention, a number of U.D.P. area representatives have also shifted their support from John Saldivar to Patrick Faber, including Cayo Central’s Rene Montero and Erwin [...]

Will U.B.F.S.U. Participate in UB’s Virtual Recommendations Meeting?

On Thursday, the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union held a demonstration to help amplify their voice for the senior administration of UB to engage them in cost-cutting measures [...]

Will There Be A New Faculty & Staff Rep on UB Board of Trustees?

The Union is also dissatisfied about the way in which Doctor June Young was removed from the UB Board of Trustees when the financial crisis announcement was made. The U.B.F.S.U. [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Holds Peaceful Protest in Belmopan!

Since last week we’ve been reporting on a growing dispute between the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union and the University of Belize’s administration. The U.B.F.S.U. is only acknowledged [...]

What Up With U.B.F.S.U.’s Status?

As you heard in that story, the President of the U.B.F.S.U. says they are being shut out due to the lack of certification to show its union status.  We caught [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Set to Demonstrate in Belmopan!

There’s new development into the University of Belize’s management issues. Late this evening, the President of the UB Professor Clement Sankat issued an invitation via a press release to the [...]

B.N.T.U. Leader Meets with U.B.F.S.U.

National President of the Belize National Teachers Union Senator Elena Smith this afternoon met with the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union in Belmopan as it prepares to protest [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says Schools Are Not Ready to Open

The B.N.T.U. President also told News Five today that schools are not ready to reopen.  In an interview, Smith expressed serious concerns, saying that many schools across the country will [...]

B.N.T.U. President Questions Belize’s Preparedness after the P.G.I.A. Reopens

According to Smith, teachers who are willing to return to classes are also expressing concerns for their safety and the safety of their students especially since the P.G.I.A. will reopen [...]

B.T.B. Staff Donates School Supplies to Students of San Antonio RC School

Seventy students of San Antonio RC School in the Orange Walk District today received an assortment of back to school supplies as part of the Belize Tourism Board staff’s community [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Meets with University’s Finance Subcommittee

As the crisis at the University of Belize continues to fester, the executive of the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union met at length with the president and management [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Still Not Certified Despite Assurances from Labor Department

The failure to have the union certified, according to Doctor Pio Saqui, falls squarely on the Department of Labour since a letter sent to U.B.F.S.U. on January twenty-ninth indicated that [...]

Financial Crisis Leaves UB in Tailspin

The University of Belize spends a huge amount of money in salaries and wages, as much as one point three million dollars every month.  That staggering figure eats up seventy-five [...]

UB Faculty & Staff Union: Industrial Action Imminent at National University

The situation at the University of Belize continues to deteriorate and is reaching boiling point. Tonight, U.B.’s Faculty and Staff Union is threatening industrial action if the University continues to [...]

P.U.P. Says Ministry of Education Misguided

The People’s United Party today chastised the Ministry of Education for cutting the subvention for the University of Belize. The P.U.P. says that the government’s decision to slash the university [...]

P.U.P. Condemns Disrespect Shown to the UB Faculty and Staff Union

The People’s United Party is also condemning what it describes as the disrespect shown to the U.B. Faculty and Staff Union by the Board of Trustees and the Ministry of [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Fires Off Letter to Board of Trustees

The national university is facing deep financial woes and things are in a state of flux. Today, President Clement Sankat of the University of Belize met with the university’s Board [...]

No Union Rep on UB Board of Trustees?

News Five is also in receipt of a letter dated July first from the Ministry of Education to President Sankat which is causing consternation to the Union. The letter speaks [...]

Belizean American Businessman Gives 10 High School Scholarships

Belizean American businessman, Roman Palma is gifting scholarships for tuition and uniform to ten high school students from around the country. The Roman Peace Scholarship Fund was created by Palma [...]

A Learning Recovery Month for Students

The 2019/2020 school year officially closes on June thirtieth after three months that schools physically closed at the start of the lockdown. But CSEC preparations have been ongoing for the [...]

Guidelines for Schools Given the New Norm

Preparations are underway for students to return to the classrooms on August tenth within days of the reopening the Philip Goldson Airport.  The Chief Education Officer says that there will [...]

H.R.C.U. to Issue Education Grants

In addition, to providing homes for its member owners, the Holy Redeemer Credit Union is once again coming through with education grants to assist students on their academic journey. In [...]

P.G.I.A. Reopens on the Heels of a New School Year

The reopening of the P.G.I.A. comes five days after the beginning of the new school year and there are concerns that with new arrivals in the country there may be [...]