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Is the ComPol Being Muzzled?

But was Yearwood’s shift to Communications Director of the Belize Police Department a political move to muzzle the ComPol Chester Williams and his office?  There is speculation from various quarters [...]

Pulling Their Children Out of University and Selling Food: Teachers Take Drastic Action

Teachers and government officers across the country will begin to see ten percent less of their salaries starting this month since G.O.B.’s 2021 reduction in public service emoluments and allowances [...]

Agencies to Work Together to Protect Refugee and Migrant Children

The United Nation’s Children Fund, the UN Refugee Agency and the International Organization for Migration have signed the first joint work plan for migrant and refugees in Belize.  According to [...]

Asking Young People What They Need Most: DYS Launches Nationwide Survey

The Ministry of Youth has embarked on an ambitious exercise that they say is the first of its kind. This week they officially kicked off a national survey which will [...]

Free Counseling Available for Young People in Belize City

One of the new support services the Department of Youth has already rolled out is a counseling and wellness service. Director of the DYS Kevin Cadle says this is crucial, [...]

DYS Relocates Services to Save on Rent

Over a month ago we told you how the Ministry of Youth, through its Department of Youth Services, has amalgamated youth services providers under one umbrella program called the National [...]

Charred Remains Found in Esperanza; Santa Elena Fire fighter Missing

Police were called to retrieve the charred remains of a person on a farm in Esperanza Village on Tuesday morning.  It was discovered by the property owner who told police [...]

Lands Department in a Bind Over Maya Land Rights Issue

The Ministry of Natural Resources finds itself in a bind where the consent order issued by the Caribbean Court of Justice on Maya land rights is concerned.  The Lands Department [...]

SATIIM Introduces a New Executive Director

The Sarstoon and Temash Institute for Indigenous Management has a new executive director.  This follows the recent appointment of Froyla Tzalam to the post of Governor General.  The board of [...]

New Business Complex Opened in Belmopan

The City of Belmopan has a new landmark.  The David L. McKoy Business Center, which sits on the Social Security Board compound, was officially opened today.  The building is named [...]

PM Office to Move to New S.S.B. Business Center

Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde today confirmed that the Prime Minister’s office will be renting a space in the new building.  Now, the Prime Minister’s office has, for over a [...]

Multi-Sector Approach to Combating Gang Violence

The Briceño administration says it will not be negotiating with the gangs.  It’s a position that the prime minister himself has made abundantly clear.  But that is not to say [...]

SATIIM Supports Forest Department’s Cease & Desist Order

As we reported on Monday, the Forest Department has issued a cease and desist order to Gary Seawell and a co-investor, halting logging operations in the vicinity of communal land [...]

$103K for Street Upgrades in Dangriga

For years, the main street in Dangriga in front of the bus station has been in a deplorable state. Well works have finally begun on one of two streets in [...]

Private Investors Seek Access to Maya Lands in Crique Sarco

A cease and desist order has been issued by the Forest Department to halt logging activities in the vicinity of Crique Sarco Village.  Late this evening, Chief Forest Officer Wilbur [...]

Discord between Chairman and Alcalde Over Maya Land

This evening, News Five spoke with Greg Ch’oc, the Commissioner of Indigenous People’s Affairs.  Two weeks ago, he sat in as an observer during a meeting held by village leaders [...]

Senators Peyrefitte and Smith Object to Salary Cuts

The public sector emoluments and allowances reduction bill 2021 went before the senate today.  You’ll recall that last week Friday, cabinet began the motions to make the cuts effective on [...]

Senator Courtenay on Salary and Allowances Cut: “We don’t enjoy this”

Wrapping up the discussions on the bill – Government Business Senator Eamon Courtenay said he took no joy in being a part of implementing the legal frame work for the [...]

Senator Courtenay on Commerce Bight Port Lease

Another matter that went before the Senate today is the Commerce Bight Port. Government’s Business Senator Eamon Courtenay opened by sharing that the port was leased for sum of five [...]

Senators Salas, Smith, Herrera and Benguche Chime in on Commerce Bight

The social partners’ senators also weighed in on the commerce bight port.  They asserted that the matter may end up in the courts and that should the lease be cancelled, [...]

Senator Courtenay Says Leases Create “Interest in Land”

And to wrap up the matter, Senator Eamon Courtenay maintained that former Minister Castro didn’t have power to push that lease through.  Courtenay also responded to the concerns of employment [...]

A Bill for the Expansion of the Court of Appeal

A bill for the expansion of the composition of the Court of Appeal also went before the Senate today. Here’s what Senators Sheena Pitts, Michael Peyrefitte and Eamon Courtenay had [...]

Fonseca on Docking Salaries: “No Other Option”

Data from schools’ managing authorities indicate about twenty-five to thirty percent of teachers participated in the strike action over the past month. But those industrial actions came to a screeching [...]

Fonseca Calls Union Letter “Unprofessional and Political”

Last week, the unions responded to a letter issued by G.O.B. concerning other compensation for the salary cut coming for teachers and public officers this pay period.  The unions’ response [...]

Enter the September Celebrations Theme and Logo Contest

If you have a way with words, or love to do desktop design, then the National Celebrations Commission has a challenge for you—and you might just win a thousand dollars [...]