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Strengthening Education/Culture between SICA & CARICOM

On Thursday, a ceremony was held in Belmopan to transfer the pro tempore presidency of the Coordinacion Educativa y Cultural Centroamericana for the Central American Integration System (SICA) to the [...]

Reading Room Belize Officially Opened at Wesley Upper School  

Today, Reading Room Belize was officially opened at the Upper Division of Wesley Primary School in Belize City. It’s the brainchild of the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute and [...]

Senator Elena Smith Winding Down Last Term as B.N.T.U. President

Belize National Teachers’ Union President, Elena Smith will make way for a successor in six months’ when her term of office expires. Smith has served as national president for two [...]

U.B. Teams Up with University of Auckland for Soft Book Launch

The University of Belize, along with Professor Camille Nakhid from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, have teamed up for the soft launch of a book that focuses on culturally [...]

Weather & Heavy Duty Trucks Wreck Trio Road; MIDH Responds

The roads in southern Belize have also needed to be upgraded and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing has been trying to keep up with not only the heavy [...]

BNTU President: Temporary Class Closure Won’t Affect Students Negatively

But the road condition’s interruption of classes for these past two days will not require teachers to make up for lost time with the students of Trio Village. President of [...]

Mia Sylvester Takes On Track and Field Scholarship in Idaho

Eighteen-year-old track and field athlete Mia Sylvester, a resident of Belmopan, is headed to the University of Idaho. Sylvester has been dominating regionally in the disciplines of shot put and [...]

Athletic Scholarships Awarded to the Junior National Basketball Team  

In the past, opportunities like these were not readily available, but today, thirty young athletes, along with their respective parents, signed off on a contract for an athletic scholarship to [...]

From Gwen’s Kitchen to the Bar, A Belizean Success Story

Chief Justice Louise Esther Blenman called two attorneys to the bar earlier today.  One of those women is the owner of Gwen’s Kitchen, a popular restaurant right here on Coney [...]

$12,000 Dollars in Supplies to Stella Maris School

This morning, twelve thousand dollars in supplies were delivered to Stella Maris School. The donation comes by way of collaboration between UNICEF and the Office of the Special Envoy for [...]

Caribbean Union of Teachers Hosts Educational Conference in Belize

The Caribbean Union of Teachers is hosting its annual Education Conference in Belize. Over the last few days union leaders from across the country have been engaged in meaningful discussion [...]

Consultations on New Curriculum to Address Challenges before 2023/2024 School Year

Teachers across the country are engaged in consultations on the National Curriculum Framework 2022.  This is the second round of consultations being held in each district to ascertain the views [...]

Fourteen Years of B.N.T.U. and M.O.E. Negotiations over Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Belize National Teachers Union and the Ministry of Education have been unable to finalize a revised Collective Bargaining Agreement for the past fourteen years. And, yet another year is [...]

77 School Buildings Affected, $3M in Damages Caused by Hurricane Lisa

As many as seventy-seven schools across Belize City and other parts of central Belize were affected by Hurricane Lisa in early November.  That is according to Minister of Education Francis [...]

Human Rights and Use of Force Curriculum for Police Officers.

Police intake one hundred and ninety-six is making history by becoming the first cohort to receive structured training in human rights and the use of force. The Human Rights and [...]

Stella Maris Celebrates Christmas

It was all celebration for the children at Stella Maris School this morning. The school hosted its annual Christmas party today in collaboration with the Shirley Young Foundation and the [...]

$3 Million in Damages to Schools by Hurricane Lisa

It’s been a little over five weeks since Hurricane Lisa battered central Belize. The category one storm damaged a lot of schools, ripping off roofs and exposing the deplorable conditions [...]

Education C.E.O. Says No Learning Gaps due to Hurricane Lisa

Education C.E.O. Dian Maheia confirmed with News Five that no learning gap was created, despite the disruptiveness of Hurricane Lisa. This is because the school system has learned how to [...]

Meet the Young Graduates of the Port Loyola Library Sewing Program

Over the weekend, the first cohort of primary school children graduated from a sewing program at the Port Loyola Library in Belize City. The program was successful with support from [...]

San Antonio Village Launches Refurbished Library  

San Antonio Village, in the Cayo District, has a newly refurbished library. The library was officially opened at an event today in the village where all those involved in the [...]

Carmelita Government School Offers Sewing Program to the Unemployed

Sometimes we hear of seasonal projects that teach people different skill sets in order to prepare to become self-employed. The Carmelita Government School is doing its part to prepare people [...]

Carmelita Government School Offers Free Art Classes to Students

Carmelita Government School is also offering classes for its students who like to paint and want to learn more about the applications in basic artwork. With the knowledge gained from [...]

Salvation Army Host Children’s Christmas Dinner 2022

Salvation Army Belize held its annual children’s Christmas dinner inside the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall in Belize City. Over six hundred children from four schools gathered inside the hall for [...]

Senator Elena Smith to Retire from B.N.T.U Leadership

She has been at the helm of arguably the most firebrand union for over five years, but come June 2023, Senator Elena Smith will be stepping down as President of [...]

An Update on Teachers Affected by Hurricane Lisa

The B.N.T.U. National President also gave an update on the teachers who were affected by Hurricane Lisa earlier this month. Senator Elena Smith says that over two hundred teachers were [...]