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Who Set Tires on Fire on BelCan Bridge?

This evening, a scene eerily reminiscent of the worst of the 2005 riots greeted rush hour drivers. Perhaps the most important traffic route in all of Belize City, the BelCan [...]

Teachers Announce Second Day of Strike Action

But the big announcement came this afternoon from B.N.T.U. National President Luke Palacio after a meeting at the union headquarters. Across the country, the B.N.T.U. teachers stayed away from the [...]

City’s Schools Are Ghost Towns on First Day of Strike

As we said, a majority of Belize’s teachers were out of school today, in support of the strike by their union. It is a result of the Belize National Teachers’ [...]

B.N.T.U. Claims Massive Success with Strike

During today’s meeting in Belize City, B.N.T.U. executive secretary Keisha Young read out the details of how many absences and school closures there were – and there were a lot [...]

U.D.P. Minister Faults Teachers for Stepping Out of Boundaries after Executive Meeting

The ruling United Democratic Party’s National Party Council met Saturday in a regular session at the party’s headquarters at Youth for the Future Drive in Belize City. This quarterly meeting [...]

Police Move to Protect B.N.T.U. Leaders – But They Thought It Was Intimidation

Our first interview with B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio took place this morning, just before nine a.m., as he and B.N.T.U. executive secretary Keisha Young left from an appearance on the [...]

Love Triangle in Orange Walk Claims Life

In Orange Walk Town, tragedy struck a family when one of their own was fatally stabbed on the abdomen and chest on Sunday. Thirty-year-old Bladis Gonzalez who had just moved [...]

Belmopan Educators Stay Out of School in Big Numbers

B.N.T.U. Belmopan Branch says today’s strike was a success. The teachers who didn’t go to school converged in the Capital where the eight demands by the union were ventilated by [...]

Orange Walk’s Students Join Their Teachers to Protest

Regional branches of the B.N.T.U. met simultaneously to discuss the way forward which resulted in an endorsement of day-two of strike action. In the north, where the B.N.T.U. is strong [...]

Catholic Confusion is Really Intimidation, says B.N.T.U.

But the strike action has not been without its hurdles. The Catholic Public Schools suffered an apparent communication breakdown last week. It started after infirm Catholic Bishop Dorick Wright, at [...]

Teachers Welcome Chamber of Commerce Support

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has issued a statement of support for the B.N.T.U. following a meeting between their respective leaderships on Friday. The Chamber reiterated its support [...]

P.U.P. Still Insists on Balanced Senate Special Select Committee

A Senate Select Committee was established last Friday; it includes only one member from the People’s United Party. Today, the Opposition called for a reconstitution of the Committee and advanced [...]

Junior Finance Minister Dr. Carla Barnett Maintains Belize’s Economy Will Recover

Minister of State for Finance; former Financial Secretary, and former vice-president at the Caribbean Development Bank, Doctor Carla Barnett, addressed reporters on Friday on the current state of the economy. [...]

Instead of Raising Taxes, Government Wants to Collect More Money

Speaking more specifically on raising taxes, Doctor Barnett reiterated that the Government’s efforts are presently aimed at increasing the level of outstanding taxes it collects and closing loopholes in the [...]

Rural Eastern Division police establish non-emergency phone service

Turning to the fight against crime…the Rural Eastern Division launched a non-emergency number for the public in that division. The police hope that the number will make it easier for [...]

Corozal Fishermen Busted for Catching Conch Out of Season

The conch season officially opened on Saturday, but even before then, on Friday, a joint patrol of Belize Audubon Society, Fisheries Department and the Belize National Coast Guard officers out [...]

OCEANA Questions Department of Environment Over Petroleum Work

Last Wednesday, the Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum sent out a release stating that along with the Geology Department, it will be conducting a multi-beam and sea seep survey [...]

Football, Volleyball and Softball News on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   Undefeated FC Belize took on a surging BDF team yesterday as the Premier League of Belize season heats up. [...]