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All But One School in Benque Paraded for the Annual Children’s Day Rally Today

We begin tonight’s newscast with the controversy in Benque that wasn’t. On Thursday, we had reported that the Belize National Teachers Union Benque Viejo branch had informed the government that [...]

Minister of Education Optimistic B.N.T.U. Will Bounce Back

The Minister of Education was also asked for his thoughts on the future of the Belize National Teachers Union. This is in light of the recent resignation of Ruth Shoman, [...]

Standards and Ethical Codes for All Public Officials, Says Minister Fonseca

Should the Constitution of Belize include a code of ethics for politicians? The conversation has been at the fore since those sexual text messages involving Minister Andre Perez were brought [...]

St. Ignatius High School Launches Welding Program

Saint Ignatius High School has joined forces with the STEM U Foundation to launch a program in welding and non-destructive testing at the Cayo Center for Employment Training.  The program [...]

An Update on Curriculum Reform

Were a number of teachers not consulted on the implementation of the new education curriculum? Since 2022, a competency-based curriculum has been rolled out and earlier this year; stakeholders within [...]

Education Minister Visits SPHS, New Schools to be Build on North San Pedro

Minister of Education Francis Fonseca also gave an update on the situation at San Pedro High School. As was reportedly last month, there was structural damage to the high school [...]

Education Minister Speaks on Shoman’s Abrupt Departure

Earlier today, the Office of the National Secretary of the Belize National Teachers Union formally acknowledged receipt of Shoman’s letter of resignation.  While the National Secretary, Bay Rivas, began by [...]

MOE Gives Update on South Side Free Education Program

Earlier today, Minister of Education Francis Fonseca gave an update on the free education program that was launched on south side Belize City. As we’ve reported, this new school year, [...]

Ministry of Education Says There’s No Rush to Implement New Curriculum

On Tuesday, the President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union, Ruth Shoman questioned what she referred to as a rush to implement the competency-based curriculum by the Ministry of Education. [...]

The P.C.C. Meets With Belize District Teachers

Classes were called off across Belize District, as hundreds of teachers converged in Belize City. The People’s Constitution Commission hosted its Teachers Constitution Education Forum inside the Saint Catherine Auditorium. [...]

B.N.T.U. President Leads with an Open-door Policy

It is the start of a new school year under the leadership of a new national teacher’s union president.  Ruth Shoman the President of the Belize National Teachers Union says [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says Teachers Are Being Asked To Resign Over CPD Hours

As you heard, Shoman noted that some teachers are being asked to resign because they have not met their required continuing professional development hours to start the new school year. [...]

B.N.T.U. President on Curriculum Reform, “Why the Rush?”

President Shoman is also asking the Ministry of Education, why the rush to implement its competency-based curriculum? She argues that some teachers are yet to be consulted on the new [...]

A Number of School Infrastructures Are Unsafe Argues B.N.T.U. President

We also asked Shoman for her thoughts on the infrastructural woes being faced at the San Pedro High School. A building at the high school has been deemed unfit for [...]

Belizean Students Studying Abroad Needs Your Help

Brothers Chris and Santos Herrera from Belize City are working to become the first in their family to complete tertiary level education. They are now seeking the assistance of the [...]

U.B. Relaunches Black Jaguars Sports Program

After a three-year hiatus, the University of Belize has brought back its Black Jaguars Sports Program. The program has been a hallmark of the university’s identity since its inception. Today, [...]

Building Foundations for the Future

On August ninth, the Government of Belize, UNICEF, and Think Equal Inc. launched the Think Equal Program in Belize, introducing innovative methods of teaching social and emotional learning in the [...]

EU & U: Two Belizeans Win Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Belizeans Giann Vasquez and Tyler Eck were awarded the prestigious, fully-funded European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for 2023. Vasquez and Eck will pursue joint two-year master’s programmes in the fields of [...]

Ceiling Caves In at San Pedro High School

There are growing concerns among residents of San Pedro over the safety of San Pedro High School’s infrastructure. Last week, we reported that the ceiling of the staff room on [...]

Taiwan Gives 66 Scholarships to Belizeans; Will They Return Home?

The Government of Taiwan gave out scholarships to sixty-six Belizeans a week ago, to further their education in Taiwan. Normally, hundreds of graduates apply for these scholarships, but only a [...]

A New Healthy Belize Diet Being Promoted in Schools

Several key ministries in the government are working in partnership to introduce a healthier diet to primary school children in the Belize District, as a pilot project that will eventually [...]

The William Dawson Memorial Scholarship is Launched

Today at the Conference Center at the University of Belize Belmopan Campus, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the national university, and the ministries of Youth, Education and Home [...]

Ministry of Education Not Worried about COVID/Dengue

As we’ve been reporting, there has been an increase in dengue cases in Belize and the number of cases recorded countrywide is above the threshold. There are also instances of [...]

UWI Increases Fees, NSUB Says There was No Consultation with Them

The National Students’ Union of Belize is today speaking out against the University of the West Indies for an increase in school fees at the start of the new school [...]

44 New Students Awarded S.S.B. Scholarships

The Social Security Board issued over forty scholarships to high school and sixth form students from across the country. At an awards ceremony held at the Biltmore Plaza, the recipients [...]