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PM Says Schools Reopening is Necessary

Recently the Ministry of Education announced the reopening of schools – a decision that has received widespread criticism and no less than a doctor who came forth to say that [...]

“Manatee Man” Gets Graduate Scholarship

Jamal Galves, popularly known in Belize as “Manatee Man,” is the recipient of the 2021 WCS Christensen Conservation Leaders Scholarship.  Galves, whose career as a conservationist began when he was [...]

CFAL Issues Scholarships to Primary & High School Students

Today the Child First and Last Organization, better known as CFAL, awarded scholarships for primary and high schools in Belize and Cayo Districts. Twelve primary schoolers from Calvary Temple and [...]

Were Belize City High Schools Ready for October 4th Reopening?

On Monday, the Ministry of Education gave the go-ahead for hybrid instruction to resume for schools that meet strict requirements under the existing COVID guidelines.  Not surprisingly, many of those [...]

Belize Education Project Wins IDB Superhero Award

Meanwhile, Belize is one of four winning countries of the IDB’s Superheroes of Development 2021 Initiative. The awards recognize creative and innovative solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The four [...]

Only Forty-eight Schools Have Been Given Approval to Reopen

The Ministry of Education has granted approval for only a few schools, at various academic levels that meet specific requirements, to be reopened whenever they are ready to do so.  [...]

Reopening Schools is an Inclusive Process

According to the CEO, the approach to reopening schools, notwithstanding the surge in COVID numbers, is an inclusive process that takes into account the views of parents, as well as [...]

E.P. Yorke to Stay on Remote Learning Until December

With uncertainty for weeks over whether schools would be able to resume any in-person classes on Monday as previously announced, and the Ministry of Education waiting until Thursday to invite [...]

Young People on the Streets and Out of School

Talking about interventions, while we were with the Director Nicholas of the National Commission of Families and Children, she spoke of the need for change in legislation for the age [...]

Schools Can Now Apply for Hybrid Learning Mode

Due to the rise in COVID cases, the Ministry of Education is having to step back from a return to fully face-to-face learning, but moving full steam ahead with its [...]

Will Schools Physically Reopen on October 4th?

The planned reopening of schools for face-to-face learning does not seem like a good idea with the climbing COVID-19 numbers. While many students, ages twelve to seventeen, have been vaccinated, [...]

Enforcing Penalties for Gang Membership and Mandatory Stay-in- School Policies

Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa appeared on Open Your Eyes today where he spoke about the need to enforce the law on gang membership. Although a gang leader could [...]

Coye: Money Freed Up Can Be Invested in Education and Healthcare

Minister of State Christopher Coye also discussed how Belize will benefit in the long run from the funds that will be saved under the bond buy back.   Christopher Coye, [...]

BAPSS Promotes Vaccination of High School Aged Students

The Belize Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (BAPSS) is partnering with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health and Wellness to support vaccination [...]

Robotics Team at BHS Successfully Launch Satellite

Today, the robotics team at Belize High School successfully launched a cube satellite into the lower atmosphere. It’s a part of the FIRST Global Challenge which is a yearly Olympics-style [...]

What Happens with Unvaccinated Teachers?

October fourth is the proposed reopening date for face-to-face school instruction. And while the vaccination rollout is underway for children twelve to seventeen, G.O.B. has been working with the Belize [...]

COVID Sends Children’s Rally Online

One of the events just for kids in September is the annual Children’s Rally.  Hundreds of children usually feel the excitement of dressing in patriotic colors or waving little flags [...]

Will Schools Reopen for Face-to-Face on October 4th?

Active COVID-19 cases continue to rise and the planned reopening of face-to-face learning in school on October fourth remains up-in-the-air, despite strong efforts to get students ages twelve to seventeen [...]

Push to Get Students Vaccinated on South Side

With less than twenty percent of the population vaccinated and students coming out for their second jabs this week, will enough students be vaccinated in time for the safe return?  [...]

UB Invites the Public to Virtual Panel: “Belize at 40”

The University of Belize is joining the nation in celebrating forty years of Independence with a public lecture on the state of the nation at forty. The panel includes career [...]

Taiwan Scholarship Recipients Given Orientation

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Belize-Taiwan Alumni Society co-hosted a semi-virtual Orientation for the 2021 Taiwan scholarship recipients on Saturday. Ambassador David Kuan-Chou Chien congratulated the fifty-one aspiring young Belizean [...]

Will Free Education Be Piloted for Southside?

The Prime Minister says that some projects have had to be put on the back burner due to the COVID-19 situation and constraints. One of those is a free education [...]

PM on Protecting Children from COVID

Today was the first day of classes for primary school students who had to return to classes—virtually once more—after their already considerable time with distance learning going back to March [...]

New Facilities for Calabash Caye Field Station

The University of Belize and the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association have signed an agreement for TASA to construct a terrestrial trail system, pier and a docking facility on the Calabash [...]

P.S.U. Offers Scholarship Grants to Ten Students

Ten education grant scholarships were awarded earlier today to the children of financial members of the Public Service Union.  Those grants were distributed across the country to successful student applicants [...]