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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 [...]

ComPol Says He Was Just Sharing Curfew S.I. as a Courtesy

For the next thirty days, movement will remain restricted by curfew hours. Over the weekend a new S.I. came into effect, extending the curfew for an additional thirty days. There [...]

Refugee Women Focus of UN Agency Meeting

A meeting in Las Flores in the Cayo District with refugee women has prompted a call for more support to achieve gender equity.  Six refugee women who belong to the [...]

Climate Change and its Effects!

Over the weekend, representatives from various media houses learned more about the mitigation and adaptation efforts of climate change in Belize. The National Climate Change Office in collaboration with the [...]

REDD+ and the National Climate Change Office Sending Message to Communities

So what role can you play in the conservation and sustainable management of forests?  REDD Plus and the National Climate Change Office, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, has been on the [...]

Mexico Wins the 69th Miss Universe Pageant

The entire country held their breath, hoping that Belize’s name would be called on Sunday evening at the live broadcast of the Miss Universe Pageant which was held at the [...]

Attorney Says Good Governance Should Be Ongoing Conversation

And while Bradley agrees there is progress, he is concerned it took protests from the unions to get these good governance reforms on track. He notes this has been a [...]

Reaction to a Temporary Ban on Travelers From India

The Government of Belize has imposed a temporary travel ban on persons who have recently visited or arrived from the Republic of India, as well as the People’s Republic of [...]

Home Affairs Minister on Mask Wearing

The Center for Disease Control in the United States announced this week that once Americans are vaccinated, there is no need for them to continue wearing a facemask. But, this [...]

San Pedro Resident Harassed, Detained for Not Wearing Mask

Belize is once more getting negative publicity about our mask policing, this time on San Pedro. On Thursday, Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa was called about an incident involving [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Second Dose of AstraZeneca Vaccine Being Given to Phase One

COVID-19 vaccinations are now entering the second round for the people who were part of phase one, meaning frontline healthcare workers, persons sixty and older and those with special conditions. [...]

BAHA Is Not Process COVID-19 Tests

Viewers may recall that a few months ago, the Belize Agricultural Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Wellness entered into an agreement to use BAHA’s labs for COVID-19 [...]

Cabinet: Belize Issues Temporary Travel Ban for India & Bangladesh Travellers

Belizeans who plan to visit India, or have their relatives or business associates come from India in the near future will have to make other plans. The Government of Belize [...]

Belize Heads to Costa Rica for 2021 Beach Soccer Tournament

The Belize Men’s National Selection will be participating in a regional beach soccer competition this weekend and is heading to Costa Rica on Friday ahead of its first match with [...]

I am a Belizean Traveller! You Can Be Too!!

Today, the Belize Tourism Board officially launched its 2021 Belizean Traveller Campaign to promote domestic travel across the country. Over the past year, local travelling has been the lifeblood of [...]

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 [...]