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Kareem Musa: “C.E.O.’s might not be getting the best salary that they deserve.”

An increase in allowances paid to C.E.O.’s, the Financial Secretary, as well as the Cabinet Secretary, for monthly telephone usage has been withdrawn.  The cancellation of the approved increase was [...]

Education Minister Agrees with CEO’s to Rescind Allowance Increase

When asked for his take on the controversial telephone allowance issue, Minister of Education Francis Fonseca agreed with the decision taken by the Chief Executive Officers to forego the increase [...]

Belizean Businessman Wanted for Manslaughter in USA, 20 Years Later

Forty-eight-year-old Osmar Correo, a businessman from Belmopan, had been living in the United States until 1998 when he reportedly fled from Texas while out on bail for a charge of [...]

Barrow: Even Current G.O.B. Must Explain Portico Agreement

The Senate Select Committee will begin its inquiry into the Portico Definitive Agreement on Tuesday, December fifth. The committee is expected to call a number of former and current government [...]

Home Affairs Minister Sings Past C.E.O.’s Praises

A new Chief Executive Officer has taken up the reins at the Ministry of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries, succeeding Kevin Arthurs in that capacity.  As we’ve reported, Arthurs’ [...]

Home Affairs Minister Welcomes Sharole Saldivar as New C.E.O.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has welcomed a replacement for its outgoing C.E.O.  As we mentioned earlier, Kevin Arthurs chose not to have his contract renewed, effectively demitting office at [...]

B.N.T.U. Invites Ministry of Education to Roundtable Discussion

The Belize National Teachers Union is once again in the news, following a terse statement released over the weekend regarding the now-rescinded increased telephone allowance for C.E.O.’s.  This time, however, [...]

Shyne Says P.U.P. Has Municipal Conflicts All Over

The recent fall-out between Mayor Sheran Palacio, the Belmopan City Council, and officials within the People’s United Party became a topic of discussion a few weeks ago. Palacio has indicated [...]

Shyne Barrow Says He Takes No Side in Israel/Palestine Conflict

While we had an audience with him today, News Five asked the Leader of the Opposition for his position on the conflict between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza Strip [...]

CDB and DFC Launch New Lines of Credit

The Development Finance Corporation and the Caribbean Development Bank have joined forces to formally introduce the student loan line of credit and the agriculture and industrial line of credit.  This [...]

Cabinet Rescinds Phone Allowances for CEOs

Today, the Cabinet, during its regular session in Belmopan, decided to rescind the government’s decision to allow for an increase in the phone allowances for C.E.O.’s in the various ministries, [...]

P.S.U Says What’s Good for Public Officers is Good for CEOs

Reportedly, the government’s rationale to increase the phone allowances was to synchronize the C.E.O.’s allowances with that of C.E.O.’s from the previous administration. But, P.S.U President Dean Flowers would have [...]

BSCFA Won’t Budge on 4-year Commercial Agreement with B.S.I.

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association continues to reiterate the position that its members have taken ahead of the 2023-2024 sugar crop.  Despite the need to sign a commercial agreement [...]

What’s Up with Belmopan City Council?

Mayor Sharon Palacio is not running for a second term in office as head of the Belmopan City Council, but the shenanigans at City Hall continue with the appointment of [...]

OSH Bill: Arguably, the Most Delayed Piece of Legislation

Interest is once again being generated by the Government of Belize, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize to proceed with the [...]

Ministry of Labor Joins ILO in Discussing Decent Work

Earlier today, the Ministry of Labor partnered with the International Labor Organization’s Decent Work team to organize a workshop aimed at understanding what is decent work.  It is defined as [...]

Belize to Address Gaps in Decent Work Agenda

Decent work is applied to both the formal and informal sectors, addressing all kinds of jobs, people and families.  According to the International Labor Organization, decent work involves opportunities for [...]

Kolcha Tuesday is Taco Tuesday, Sugar City Style!

For tonight’s episode of Kolcha Tuesday we will purposely rebrand the following feature as Taco Tuesday.  Over the weekend, News Five traveled to Orange Walk where we attended the annual [...]

Churches Hold Peace Rally for Israel and Palestine

The sustained attacks by Israel on the Gaza Strip have resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Palestinians, including women and children, and have displaced many millions more. [...]

UNICEF Signs MOU for Women & Children

This morning, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management and UNICEF signed an agreement to protect vulnerable Belizeans, including children and mothers. At the signing in [...]

Police Can’t Confirm If Speeding Was Involved in Fatal Accident

As we reported, five persons are left wounded as a result of Saturday night’s traffic accident. The incident claimed the life of contractor, Sherwin Garbutt and three of his workmen, [...]

Senate Special Select Committee to Start Inquiry December Fifth

The National Assembly announced earlier today that the Senate Special Select Committee will begin its inquiry into the rubbished Portico Definitive Agreement next week. The date for the first proceeding [...]

Government of Belize Refutes False Claims of Judicial Disruption

The Briceño Administration fired off a press release this afternoon, responding to what it says is irresponsible reporting by news blogs on social media. Those reports stated that crown counsels [...]

NTUCB President, “It is outrightly disrespectful.”

A leaked internal memo from Financial Secretary Joseph Waight to Cabinet Secretary Stuart Leslie, dated November fourteenth, has raised the ire of the unions.  The written communication followed up on [...]

NTUCB Criticizes G.O.B.’s Decision on Increased Telephone Allowance

The NTUCB also issued a terse statement over the weekend, chiding the Government of Belize by referring to the recent decision as, “a slap in the face to public officers, [...]