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Improving the Services of the Ministry of Youth, Sports & E-Governance

Minister of Youth, Sports and E-Governance begins an official tour, starting with San Pedro. His objective to ensure that services are offered to enhance the development of youth and sports [...]

Calcutta Government School Breaks Ground for New Building

Calcutta Government School is getting a new school building. They have only just broken ground to indicate a commitment for the building, but the school’s management is celebrating it as [...]

Principal Arnold: Salary Cut is a Slap in the Face

Principal Karema Arnold has broken her silence on the salary cut and increment freeze for teachers and public officers.  Today, the staff over at Stella Maris School wore their green [...]

Stella Maris to Reopen May 10th

As you know by now, about fifty schools reopened for in-person learning earlier this month, with another group set to start their phased-in approach on May tenth.  At the Stella [...]

Autism Belize Hands Over Tablet to Non-Verbal Siblings

Today, a short handing over ceremony was held at Stella Maris School in Belize City.  Two non-verbal students, who were diagnosed with Hunter’s Syndrome, were gifted a tablet with an [...]

Teachers Strike during Senate Debate; Day 3

Today marks three consecutive days of strike action by the Belize National Teachers Union.  Once again, teachers took to the National Assembly steps, as they did during last week’s House [...]

Orange Walk School Affected by Condition of New River, Again

The Department of Environment continues with its restoration efforts for the New River that runs through Orange Walk. The crisis on the stagnation of the river, and the associated public [...]

B.N.T.U. Pickets Cabinet Meeting

Members of the Belize National Teachers Union were once again absent from the classroom.  Today, day two of the teachers’ strike action, saw teachers walking from the Battlefield Park in [...]

B.N.T.U. San Pedro Strikes

Teachers were also actively striking in San Pedro on Monday. Today, those teachers engaged in an educational campaign to bring awareness among the general public of their purpose for strike [...]

Law Says Teachers Salaries May Be Cut!

The last time the teachers went on strike was back in October 2016; it lasted eleven days. Their salaries were cut and that matter was taken before the courts.  As [...]

Education C.E.O. Comments on Teachers Strike

Since Monday, at eleven-thirty a.m., teachers effected strike action by walking out of the classrooms.  It comes just days after some students returned for in-person classes, after a year of [...]

How Long Will Strike Last?

C.E.O. Maheia told News Five the Ministry of Education will continue to monitor the situation since it is not known how long the teacher’s strike will last.   Dian Maheia, [...]

Twin Sisters Return to Jamaica on Athletic Scholarship

Well-known track and field athletes, Ashanti and Ashonti Carr, have received athletic scholarships. They return to Jamaica this Sunday where they will continue to acquire their degrees at the University [...]

Books for Dangriga Children, Courtesy of the U.S. Embassy

And finally tonight, a little good news for some children in Dangriga. They will benefit from a gift of reading material from the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan.  Today almost one [...]

Minister Fonseca Says Changes Needed at U.B.

Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, Francis Fonseca indicated there could be major changes at University of Belize. He says UB needs new direction and a Belizean at the [...]

Teachers Line Highways in Municipalities

The teachers are going to strike and leading up to next week Monday, they were out once again today in various municipalities to say no to the salary cut and [...]

Faber and Fonseca Spar over Unions

During his rebuttal to the budget presentation, Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber raised the issue of outstanding taxes owed to the Government of Belize. He commended the current administration [...]

Teachers Picket in Belize City

Union protests heated up today as teachers took to the streets in a number of municipalities. In Belize City, members of the Belize National Teachers Union picketed outside the branch [...]

Teachers Picketing Across the Country

Elsewhere, the numbers seemed greater, especially in the Capital, Belmopan. B.N.T.U. members paraded in front of the B.T.L. branch on the Ring Road and the Smart Belmopan branch on Constitution [...]

A Charitable Back-to-School Donation for Belize City Kids

As Belizean children begin the phased return to schools, one organization is lending a helping hand with supplies. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.   Isani Cayetano, Reporting Back-to-school will be [...]

Is the B.N.T.U. Preparing to Strike?

On Tuesday, you heard that the Public Service Union has put G.O.B. on notice of a trade dispute. Their work-to-rule campaign has already started as an initial form of industrial [...]

Teachers Prepare for Students to Return to School Amid COVID-19

The initial phase of a two-part rollout for students and teachers to return to their respective classrooms is underway and the Ministry of Education has given the go-ahead for fifty-five [...]

Education C.E.O. Has the Numbers on Reopening

Chief Executive Officer Dian Maheia told News Five earlier today that the Ministry of Education has approved fifty-five pre-primary, primary and secondary schools for reopening in the first phase.  With [...]

Back-to-School Day for Students, One Year Later

Today was back-to-school day for a handful of students who have not seen the inside of a classroom since schools were closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  [...]

B.N.T.U. Elects New Executive

The Belize National Teachers Union has a new executive led by returning president, Senator Elena Smith.  The committee was elected during a two-day virtual convention held by the B.N.T.U., despite [...]