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PM Says Government Will Defend Salary Cuts in Court if Necessary

Approximately three weeks have passed since the Belize National Teachers Union decided to put its strike actions on hold. Following a record-breaking five weeks of striking, today PM Briceño told [...]

Workshops on Dealing with Trauma Cases

RESTORE Belize is hosting an online capacity-building workshop on trauma-informed care. The virtual sessions, which will run through until July ninth, seek to empower service care providers for youth, families [...]

Mural Celebrates Founding of Valley of Peace

World Refugee Day was celebrated in the Valley of Peace on Sunday with the unveiling of a mural.  It was designed to celebrate the founding of Valley of Peace in [...]

Scholarships to Prevent Gang Recruitment in At-Risk Youth

Intervention has been one of the longstanding approaches used to tackle gang violence, particularly in south side Belize City.  And while the approach offers relief from violence to these communities, [...]

The Party is Over for COVID-19 Violators at Sea

The Commissioner of Police is sending a strong warning to anyone hosting social gatherings contrary to COVID-19 regulations. This includes those individuals and companies who have become creative and are [...]

National Parenting Task Force Holds a Male Talk Forum

Today at the Belize Institute of Management, the National Committee for Families and Children, through its National Parenting Task Force held a “Male Talk Forum.”  The event, which brings together [...]

Changing Perceptions about Men’s Roles & Contributions

One of the presenters at the session today was Director of the Family Court, Dale Cayetano. He spoke about the legal challenges when men seek custody of children as well [...]

Cane Farmers Pledge Support for UN Goals of Ending Child Labor

To commemorate Child Labour Elimination Day on June twelfth, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association is pledging its commitment to develop and ratify its Youth Policy for decent employment, skills [...]

Elder Abuse: Secret Crime Seldom Reported

June fifteenth is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  The National Council on Ageing says last year, four percent of domestic violence cases were crimes against older men and women, but [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Prime Minister Says Unions Need to Move On

The Prime Minister has been criticized for not engaging with the union leaders in meetings.  Today, Open Your Eyes hosts asked PM Briceño about the status of matters with the [...]

PM Says He Cannot Control the People behind Union Attack Ads

As the union protests appear to wind down, some people are still upset about a series of ads that have attacked the unions and questioned the integrity of their leadership.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dean Flowers is New P.S.U. President

The Public Service Union has a new president and five newly-elected executives.  The vote for a change of leadership took place on Saturday in Belmopan during the P.S.U.’s ninety-ninth annual [...]

P.S.U. Prez Says Trade Dispute with G.O.B. Continues

The strike effected by the Belize National Teachers Union and the P.S.U. has been placed on hold as teachers are expected to return to work on June first.  While the [...]

P.S.U. Will Not Mass Mobilize

P.S.U. President Dean Flowers admits that the docking of wages, as well as the ten percent salary cut may have deflated the momentum of the strike.   Dean Flowers, President, [...]

B.N.T.U. Protests in Front of National Assembly

It has become a common scene: union members in their tee shirts protesting in Belmopan when there is a House Meeting. But things got a little tense this morning as [...]

ComPol Weighs In on Unions’ Protest

As you saw in our story on the teachers protest this morning, police removed them from in front of the National Assembly where they went beyond the barriers. The issues [...]

Unions Reject G.O.B.’s Compensation Proposals

As you heard earlier in our newscast, the unions have prepared their response to G.O.B.’s proposal.  The document outlines the unions’ position on the good governance and other measures put [...]

First Belizean Elected to Commonwealth Youth Council

The first Belizean to be elected to the Commonwealth Youth Council is a twenty-four-year-old young woman from south side Belize City. This week, C.Y.C. announced that Dominique Noralez was elected [...]