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Protesting Teachers Arrested In Benque

If you were on the nation’s highways this morning, you were probably among the hundreds of people unable to get to work on time as striking teachers staged their second [...]

Teachers Block Major Highways

Benque Viejo del Carmen was not the only hotspot for protest activity this morning. All over Belize, bridges and main intersections along the highways became impassable as early as seven [...]

ComPol Chester Williams Says Demonstrations are Getting Frustrating

Did the industrial action carried out by teachers today catch the Belize Police Department by surprise or were they prepared?  The images from across the country show that in most [...]

Did PM’s Address Drive a Wedge between Union Leaders and Members?

The logjam between the unions and government persists as the longest strike on record since the eleven-day industrial action taken by teachers in 2016.  On Thursday, Prime Minister John Briceño [...]

B.N.T.U. President Smith Says PM’s Speech Undermined Union Leadership

President of the Belize National Teachers Union, Elena Smith, was also on “Open Your Eyes” today. She feels the Prime Minister’s decision to address the nation instead of meeting with [...]

Kirk Gordon is Slain in Latest Belize City Shooting

There was a fatal shooting in the Trench Town are of Belize City on Friday evening. Forty-three-year-old Francis Gordon was gunned down while sitting near a boat when a gunman [...]

Woman Killed in Weekend Accident

One woman is dead following a weekend traffic mishap on the George Price Highway.  Ronda Burgess was travelling with Earlyn Young and several other passengers in a Chevy Equinox when [...]

Outbreak of COVID-19 at Princess Casino

An outbreak of COVID-19 among employees of Princess Casino has forced a temporary closure just one month after gambling establishments were allowed to resume operations.  On Saturday, personnel from the [...]

Princess Casino Closes for Contact Tracing and Sanitization

Health officials were back at the Princess Casino this morning to oversee the full sanitization of the facility.  Doctor Diaz-Musa also provided a breakdown of the symptoms being exhibited by [...]

One of Three Suspected Drug Planes Lands Near Blue Creek

Another suspected drug plane touched down overnight in a remote area of Blue Creek, Orange Walk District. The aircraft was one of three business jets that departed from South America [...]

Narcos Offload Drug Plane in Record Time

According to Musa, while police and B.D.F. personnel were dispatched to the area within a half hour of its landing, the heavily armed welcoming committee had wasted no time in [...]

No Sight of Second Suspected Drug Plane Near Little Belize

Reports of yet another aircraft, this one landing near Little Belize in Corozal District also surfaced this morning. The Belize Defense Force Air Wing provided aerial support but up to [...]

PSU members Lean Towards Accepting GOB Proposals

Is the P.S.U. on the verge of ending their strike? Well, according to one of their leaders, Dean Flowers, the majority of its membership surveyed overnight indicated they are in [...]

Negotiations Coming to an End

Vice President Flowers says negotiations between the Joint Unions and G.O.B. representatives over the budget may be coming to an end after three weeks, but the discussion on good governance [...]

Negotiating Team Acknowledges Joint Union’s Discontent

Government’s negotiating team has acknowledged the joint union’s grievance with the Prime Minister’s national address. On Thursday night, P.S.U. President, Gerald Henry told News Five that an apology was given, [...]

Attorney Darrel Bradley Discusses Good Governance Reform Legislation

In response to pressure from the unions demanding the implementation of good governance legislation to support the U.N. Convention Against Corruption, this week Prime Minister John Briceño issued a document [...]

President Smith Calls Out PM Briceño on G.O.B. Proposals

The small crowd of union protestors that were out today shouted no to government’s proposals.  This afternoon, before she entered today’s meeting with government officials, which is ongoing up to [...]

President Henry on Industrial Action: “This is for the Long Haul”

President of the Public Service Union Gerald Henry confirmed strike actions will continue through Friday.  He also addressed protestors in the Yarborough community. In his remarks, he noted the fight [...]

Minister Cervantes on Unions Protest

Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ramon Cervantes said today that in his view the unions are being unreasonable. Like his colleagues, Minister Cervantes will be taking [...]

Pushing for Economic Growth: National Trade Negotiating Commission Gets Underway

Just last week, cabinet approved the reconvening of the National Trade Negotiating Commission, and by today, they were already meeting with representatives from the business sector and civil society.  News [...]

An Update from the Unions Outside the House of Culture

Earlier in the broadcast, we brought you some footage of union leaders this afternoon.  But News Five’s Paul Lopez is still standing by at the House of Culture and we [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Concerned About Cabinet Decision to Mill Excess Sugarcane

The ongoing situation involving Santander, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the milling of excess sugarcane from the north has prompted A.S.R./B.S.I. to come forward and share its position on government’s [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Wouldn’t Want to Seek Legal Action over Milling of Sugar

While there is legislation that allows for A.S.R./B.S.I. to mill no less than one point five million tons of sugarcane per crop season, the miller said it would not want [...]

PM Briceño Outlines Good Governance Measures to be Undertaken

The joint unions may not have been able to stop their salaries from being cut or their increments from being frozen, but the industrial action underway from the public service [...]

A Rundown of Proposals Rejected by Unions

In his address, PM Briceño says that his government is committed to complete, on an expedited basis, the ongoing rationalization of public service exercise. But according to Briceño, several of [...]