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B.N.T.U. Holds Countrywide Marches; Belize City Leads the Way

The Belize National Teachers’ Union led its members in mass demonstrations countrywide today, on this, the fourth day of a called strike. The union isn’t letting up as it continues [...]

Teachers’ Industrial Action Continues Into Fifth Day

After a momentous four days, the Belize National Teachers’ Union is trying to catch its breath and decide on a way forward. What we know for sure tonight is that [...]

Union Expresses Concerns About Extent of Finances to Continue Strike

As we mentioned earlier, the Belize National Teachers’ Union does have financial concerns, though there have been efforts made to raise donations in the community. The Union has a strike [...]

Will Papal Nuncio’s Declaration Sway Teachers to Return to School?

An example of the kind of pressure the teachers are facing beyond finances is the recent visit of Apostolic Nuncio to Belize and El Salvador, Archbishop Most Reverend Leon Kalenga. [...]

Roman Catholic Church Now Urges Teachers to Return to Classroom

Late this evening, the Roman Catholic Church stepped in line with the message from the Papal Nuncio. The Church says that they support the appeal for students and teachers to [...]

Opposition Leader Says Nuncio Should Have Consulted with B.N.T.U.

Roman Catholic Archbishop to Belize Leon Kalenga as we said has called on the Roman Catholic teachers to go back to the classroom. He urged that the B.N.T.U. and the [...]

Cordel Hyde Says Teachers Want Communication with Government

People’s United Party area representative for Lake Independence, Cordel Hyde, was one of several prominent politicians of the blue party to march in green with the teachers today. He is [...]

Orange Walk B.N.T.U. Draws Major Crowd for March and Rally

“We shall not moved” – that’s what teachers were chanting in the streets of Orange Walk Town today. Hundreds donning their signature green Tees congregated in the Queen Elizabeth Central [...]

Belmopan Teachers Out in Droves As Well

The teachers of the Belmopan Branch took to the streets, like their counterparts countrywide, this morning in the center of the capital city. They lined up at the Belmopan Comprehensive [...]

Brother to be Charged with Brother’s Murder in Orange Walk

A man was killed by his brother in Orange Walk on Wednesday evening. Forty-one year old Ruben Cain, a labourer of Flamboyant Street, was stabbed in the chest by his [...]

Police Hunt Persons Who Killed a Father in Front of His Family in Benque

There was another vicious murder that occurred overnight. A forty-five year old woodcarver was gunned down in bizarre circumstances in front of his wife and teenage daughter in his native [...]

Still No Decision by Chamber of Commerce on Support for Teachers

The strike by teachers continues in the headlines tonight, but for how long will the industrial action be sustained? One powerful organization that has not come out clearly in support [...]

Teachers’ Union Calls for Continued Community Support

But does the majority of Belizeans support the B.N.T.U.’s actions? That is a question more difficult to answer than to ask. There has been sustained pressure on teachers to return [...]

Cañero Leader Alfredo Ortega Rallies for Teachers

Earlier in the news we told you about the B.N.T.U. march that brought out hundreds in Orange Walk Town. Politicians, activists and other public figures joined the teachers today, including [...]

COLA’s Geovannie Brackett Appears in Orange Walk March

And if you missed the leader of COLA in the Belize City rally, it’s because he was in attendance at the Orange Walk parade. Geovannie Brackett said he was asked [...]

DYS Rep Speaks Out Against G.O.B.

The teachers were certainly fired up at this morning’s Belize City rally; and so was Shawn Saldano. If his name sounds familiar, it is because you probably know him from [...]

Education Minister Calls Fellow Minister’s Comment “Unfortunate”

Foreign Minister Wilfred has expressed strong sentiments about the teachers saying it was not in their remit to take on national issues. But that statement is not shared by all [...]

Luke Palacio Attacks Foreign Minister’s Comments

Not surprisingly, Elrington’s comments also struck a chord with the teachers. B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio responded on Tuesday to the Minister’s commentary. Luke Palacio, National President, B.N.T.U. “In relation to [...]

Curiosity Kills “Sticks” – Now Charged with Belcan Bonfire

On Wednesday afternoon, six persons were hauled to the Belize City Magistrate Court – charged in connection with the burning of tires on BelCan Bridge on Monday afternoon. COLA President [...]

Chief Justice Drops Claim over Sarstoon S.I.

Today, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin struck out the constitutional challenge brought by the People’s United Party of the Sarstoon Law. The statutory instrument, which was passed by the Government, prohibited [...]

Is Sarstoon Challenge Now Over?

Back in May of 2016, PM Barrow in an interview with News Five said that, “the S.I. was to serve the limited purpose of ensuring that at the time the [...]

ICA Closes Audio Technicians’ Course

For the second year in a row, an audio technician course was held at by the Institute of Creative Arts organized by Audio and Sound Technician Whitfield Welch. The program [...]

Healthy Living visits the Mental Health Welcome Resource Center

October tenth is celebrated globally as World Mental Health Day. Belize has come a long way in recognizing the mental health needs of our society. But we continue to fight [...]