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Living with Diabetes

In Belize, almost fifteen percent of the population is living with this non communicable disease; that is approximately fifty thousand living with diabetes. Across the world, one out of eleven [...]

U.S. Embassy Delivers Tactical Equipment to the Police’s M.I.T.

The U.S. Embassy handed over a trove of tactical equipment and gear to the Belize Police Department Mobile Interdiction Team in Belmopan. The equipment, valued at almost fifty-five thousand Belize [...]

Alaia Belize Autograph Collection Officially Opens!

Tourism all over Belize took a serious hit over the past twelve to thirteen months, but tonight we can report on one sign of a pending recovery.  Today, the first [...]

Finally, G.O.B. and Joint Unions Enter Negotiations

The Joint Unions Negotiating Team and representatives of the Briceño administration resumed discussion on Tuesday afternoon.  That meeting was held at the House of Culture here in Belize City and [...]

Tires Burnt on George Price Highway

Earlier today, our newsroom received images of burning tires near Cotton Tree Village, along the George Price Highway.  Reports are that sometime around five-thirty a.m., at least three tires were [...]

Public Officers Have a Right to Strike, But…

Social Workers within the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous People’s Affairs are in fear of possible victimization after Chief Executive Officer Tanya Santos issued a memo to her [...]

Public Officers Absentee List to Be Submitted Daily

Now, the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs addresses some of the most critical needs of our society, including community rehabilitation, human services and women and family [...]

To Serve or To Strike? A Social Worker’s Dilemma

And while C.E.O. Santos seeks to assure her social workers that she is not out on a witch hunt, she says the number of social workers not reporting for duty [...]

Is M.O.E. Directing Managing Authorities to Dock Teachers Salary?

Turning back to the unions…Teachers have been on strike since Monday of last week. The law provides that teachers’ salaries can be cut for their time out of the classroom [...]

A.P.S.S.M. President Says Supplementary Bill Can Reverse Salary Cut

While teachers are waiting to see if their pay slips will reflect that salary deduction, on a similar front the Joint Unions are fighting to regain the ten percent salary [...]

The Story of Miss Universe Belize Iris Salguero

On Tuesday, Miss Universe Belize Iris Salguero got a hometown send off in San Pedro. A day before leaving the island on her journey to Miss Universe, Salguero was honoured [...]

A Sustainably Harvested Honey in Toledo That’s Helping to Preserve Wild Forests!

If you like your honey golden and sweet, you are in for double the treat when you find out that the honey coming out of Toledo is also helping the [...]

P.S.U. Kicks of Strike with Service and March through Belize City

If you went to any government offices today and wondered where the staff was, well they were very likely on the streets of Belize City. News Five followed the Public [...]

Unions Gather Outside House of Culture

While members were out in the streets protesting, their leaders were behind closed doors preparing for a mid-afternoon meeting with government representatives. That meeting began at one-thirty p.m. inside the [...]

A.P.S.S.M. Cautious About Calling for End to Ministerial Allowances

While songs of solidarity are being sung among union executives, there is a divide on one issue.  Among the list of eleven demands that the joint unions are putting forward [...]

Are Overtime Payments Still Outstanding for Health Workers?

Overtime for frontline healthcare workers…There are reports that overtime for nurses, accrued over the pandemic, has still not been paid.  During today’s protest, News Five asked Darrell Spencer, the President [...]

Go-Slow Still in Effect for Nurses Association of Belize

As we said, the nurses were out today in full force, joining the members of the P.S.U. and the B.N.T.U.  President Spencer called on nurses from within the public and [...]

B.E.W.U. Release Leaked, but Wasn’t Finalised

On Monday, we reported on a release dated April twenty-seventh from the Belize Energy Workers Union. It spoke to a position taken by the union on the plight of the [...]

B.E.W.U. Wants Good Governance Measures Implemented

But according to Mora, there are aspects of the release that they do support the call for accountability and transparency by the government.   On the Phone: Marvin Mora, Assistant [...]

A 4-Year Collective Bargaining Agreement is Signed for B.T.L. Employees

In one bright spot among the union challenges over the past few days, the Belize Telemedia Limited and the Belize Communications Worker’s Union have signed a four-year collective bargaining agreement [...]

Ashcroft’s Campaign Leads to Ban on South African Caged Lion Killings

You may know him from his business dealings in Belize, but did you know that Lord Michael Ashcroft has also been leading the charge against the breeding and killing of [...]

What’s Up with this Heat?

The hot weather is cyclical and every year around April/May, the heat is on.  But if the days seem warmer to you, it is because the temperatures are in the [...]

Stay Inside and Hydrated during Heat Wave

Although we are in the dry season, Gordon says that it cannot be described as a drought because the analysed data indicates this type of weather will continue up to [...]

Shortage of 5 Gallon Water Bottles, Refills

While the Met Service is urging people to stay hydrated, people’s need for water during this heat may be partly to blame for a shortage of five-gallon water bottles and [...]

Belize National Team Prepares for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

The Belize National Beach Soccer Team has begun preparing for the 2021 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships to be held in Costa Rica between May seventeenth and twenty-third. The Belize team [...]