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Teachers continue to strike

Schools across the country will remain closed on Tuesday as the nation’s teachers continue their strike. After exhaustive meetings over the weekend with no resolution of the impasse between government [...]

GOB studies union proposals

With me now in studio are two of government?s lead negotiators, Minister Coye and Minister Godfrey Smith. What is the latest after what I know has been a very long [...]

Unions acknowledge progress, but stick to demands

Joining me now in studio is the president of the Public Service Union Dylan Reneau and George Frazer, General Secretary of NTUCB. I know you?ve been through a very long [...]

Shooting leaves one dead in city

Belize City chalked up another murder over the weekend. The victim and the alleged perpetrators were, as is all too often the case, young, while the motive, which remains murky, [...]

U.S. resident dead in car crash

A U.S. citizen has died as the result of a traffic accident in the Corozal District. Forty-one year old Lisa White, a resident of Carmelita, was pronounced dead on arrival [...]

Battle hardened police recruits graduate

They received their baptism under fire on Friday, January twenty-first when they were the first to man the front line at the National Assembly in Belmopan. A week later, the [...]

New commandant takes over at BDF

The following day in Ladyville the leadership of the Belize Defence Force changed hands as Brigadier General Cedric Borland passed the sword and flag of command to the new BDF [...]

Memorandum signed with U.S. university

“Make Life better for Our People” that is what the community based organisation HANDS Belize hopes will be achieved through a working relationship with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. [...]

Free health clinics in city, south

A team of medical practitioners from the United States is presently in Belize conducting a series of health clinics. It is the third time that the group has been to [...]

Yabra tops Griga in BPFL play

James Adderley, Reporting Good evening I?m James Adderley and you?ve just stepped on board this journey we call Sports Monday. So let?s split to the MCC Grounds where week two [...]

PSU takes hard line, leads nationwide walkout

As promised, it was back to the streets again for unionized workers and citizens agitating for financial reform, rollback of recent tax increases and the implementation of promised salary increases [...]

GOB counsels patience, predicts success

For its part the government of Belize has chosen to react to the union and civic action with a deliberate calm and measured response, perhaps in recognition that the current [...]

Frazer muzzled for his optimism?

In a related bit of news, we take note of the sudden disappearance from the scene of NTUCB general secretary, George Frazer. Frazer, who for years has been the public [...]

Suspect charged in child?s murder

A suspect has been arrested and charged in the murder of a nine-year-old Dangriga girl. He is seventeen-year-old Dennis Pineda. Sources tell News 5 that on Thursday Pineda, a Honduran [...]

Two wounded in city shooting

Twenty-three year old Chester Noralez and seventeen-year-old Reynold Michael remain in the Karl Huesner Memorial Hospital recovering from gunshot wounds to their right leg and right side of the neck [...]

Mexico and Belize reinforce ties

Many Government employees may have been on strike today but that did not mean that the nation’s official business was abandoned. Today the fifth meeting of the Belize-Mexico Bilateral Commission [...]

Mexicans will ease restrictions at border

Despite the upbeat assessment of bilateral relations, both sides acknowledged problems at the border, with Mexican customs officials enforcing strict limits on Mexican purchases in the Corozal Free Zone, the [...]

Tour guides unite to upgrade vehicles

United we stand, divided we fall. That’s the message Belize’s striking labour unions have been sending out for weeks. But that credo applies far beyond industrial or political disputes. Today [...]

GOB employees will walk out on Friday

It represents the vast majority of government employees countrywide, and after more than a week of hard talk, the Public Service Union is walking the walk. In a press release [...]

Teachers Union will vote on compromise

But after late afternoon proposal by the Government of Belize, it appears that the hardliners in the Belize National Teachers Union may be softening their stance. News 5 understands that [...]

Hospital workers cancel all elective surgery

In related news, the Belize Medical and Dental Union, which represents employees from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and district hospitals has announced plans to take industrial action. As an [...]

9 year old girl murdered in Dangriga

The civil strife now affecting the nation tends to push any other news out of the headlines. But while the unions, civil society and government wrangled in Belize City and [...]

UWI seeks Belizean alumni

If you are a graduate of the University of the West Indies, then the institution wants you…to join its Alumni Association. The first Annual General Meeting of the Belize Chapter [...]

Diesel fuel removed from stranded ship

The cargo vessel that went aground on the windward side of Lighthouse Reef several weeks ago has become less of a threat to the environment. Yesterday the two hundred and [...]

Talk turns positive as agreement reached on reforms

If what you are hoping for is a successful resolution of the various conflicts now besetting our country then there is some positive news. In a common sense process that [...]