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No School to be Left Behind During Reopening

The Ministry of Education continues to receive financial assistance, as well as other donations from agencies across the country as it prepares for the reopening of schools on August tenth.  [...]

Is San Felipe School Prepared for August 10th Reopening?

The northern communities San Felipe and Blue Creek remain under lockdown during a thirty-day state of emergency prompted by a rash of COVID-19.  Amid the S.O.E. are concerns about the [...]

H.R.C.U. Issues Almost Half-a-Mil in Education Grants

The Holy Redeemer Credit Union gave almost half a million dollars in educational grants in time for the new school year. It is the biggest amount in financial aid that [...]

What About Students in San Felipe Village?

According to residents, some thirty students in San Felipe Village missed their CSEC examinations due to the lockdown.  No provisions were made to have them sit the exams at a [...]

B.N.T.U. Turns 50

The Belize National Teachers Union today achieved a milestone: it is a historic fifty years.  The powerful watchdog union is celebrating its golden anniversary under the theme, “B.N.T.U. @ 50: [...]

Elena Smith to Patrick Faber: “Let’s see what will happen, I guess, come November.”

It is no secret that Minister of Education, Patrick Faber, has had some bitter moments with the Belize National Teachers Union. Both have been bucking heads over a myriad of [...]

Preparing for a New School Year Amid COVID-19

A new academic year is set to begin on August tenth, after five months of leave from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ahead of the reopening of schools however, [...]

Fewer Students in the Classroom in New School Year

COVID-19 has also prompted school managements to put in place specific protocols that relate to children coming down with the seasonal flu.  Aside from those procedures, Chief Executive Officer, Deborah [...]

Face Shields When Teaching Phonics

For children in the lower levels, those in kindergarten and the infant division, the Ministry of Education is advising teachers to wear face shields in instances where certain subjects are [...]

86 Belizean Students in Cuba Appeal for Help!

Eighty-six Belizean students on scholarships in Cuba say they are faced with extreme hardships and don’t know what will be their next step.  The students say they are in urgent [...]

How Ready are Primary Schools to Reopen?

The reopening of schools is weeks away on April tenth; it comes just before the re-opening of the Philip Goldson International Airport which can usher in new cases of the [...]

Lifeline Foundation Issues $130K in Tuition Relief for Thousands of Students

There were happy faces at the Biltmore Plaza today; more than two thousand four hundred children will benefit from tuition relief given to eighteen schools.   The scholarship comes at a [...]

CSEC Exams Underway

The annual Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate was pushed back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students across the region have been out of the classrooms and schools had to [...]

Claver College Extension Eviction Notice to be Settled in Court

Attorney Norman Rodriguez is also representing the Board of the Claver College Extension in Punta Gorda in a lawsuit brought against the church. According to Rodriguez, the Saint Peter Claver [...]

U.B.F.S.U Receives Union Certification!

Today, the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union was officially certified as the Bargaining Agent for Full-time and Temporary Assignment of Faculty and Staff employed for two consecutive twelve-month [...]

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 [...]