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G.O.B. & B.N.T.U. Spar; Patrick Faber Accuses Elena Smith of Neglecting Teachers

For some time, the government has been locking horns with the Belize National Teachers Union.  The eleven-day strike last October took them to the brink and while tensions appeared to [...]

Union Hits Back: Do You Want a Fight?

This evening, News Five spoke to B.N.T.U. National President Elena Smith for a response on that charge as well as other related issues.  Essentially, her response is ‘bring it on!’ [...]

The 2 Sides of PAC Boycott Controversy

The minister responded to a letter from PAC Chairman and P.U.P. Deputy Leader, Julius Espat, saying that cabinet ministers did not boycott a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee last [...]

B.N.T.U. Replaces Elena on Teaching Services Commission

In regards to the Teaching Services Commission, Smith told us that it was the Ministry that brought the issue to their attention and only one meeting has been missed as [...]

Coastal Road Remains are Male, Older White Man

The charred, skeletal remains of an unidentified person were discovered off the Coastal Road on Sunday.  Since then the Belize Police Department and forensic pathologist Doctor Mario Estradabran have been [...]

Corozal Woman Shot at Home is Critically Injured

Violence has sparked up in Corozal where an elderly couple was viciously attacked in an early morning home invasion on Monday. This Wednesday, a woman was shot in the abdomen [...]

Corozal Double Murders Still Unsolved

So far for 2017, there have been a staggering one hundred and twenty-three murders across the country. Belize City has taken the majority with fifty-two homicides, that’s over forty-two percent [...]

Police Nab Suspect in Camalote Home Invasion

An aggravated burglary took place in Camalote Village two weeks ago, where an individual known as Ryan Hyde reportedly made off with several items, including a pair of laptop computers.  [...]

Honduras Grabs Chief of Sex Trafficking Operation which Reached into Belize

A major arrest is being reported in Honduras on an issuing plaguing Belize and neighboring countries.  No less than an employee in the Ministry of Health in Honduras was arrested [...]

As Training Takes Place, Belize Buckles Up to Tackle Trafficking

Earlier this year, Belize was ranked in Tier Three by the U.S. State Department as one of the worst offenders in the region for trafficking persons. Considering that Belize was [...]

On White Van Menace, Education Minister Says Don’t Feed the Predators

Since last week, photos began surfacing on social media of a heavily tinted, white van without license plate spotted in several communities in the city and the west. It caused [...]

Carl Reneau Faces Second Murder Trial for fifteen-Year-Old

Prison inmate, Carl Reneau, an electrician of Iguana Street in Belize City will have to stand trial for the murder of fifteen-year-old Jaheem Mahler, a student gunned down during a [...]

Driver in Andrews’ Couple’s Hit-and-Run to be Charged

The driver of a delivery vehicle that fatally knocked down Melissa Andrews, as she rode on a motorcycle along with her husband from Sittee River to Silk Grass Village last [...]

S.S.B. ‘Pink-Eye’ Claims Hit Million-Dollar Threshold

Since an outbreak of pink eye almost two months ago, schools, as well as workplaces, have seen a considerable decrease in the population of students and employees.  While missing classes [...]

A Quiz That Helps You Save Money

The third annual ‘Father Marion Ganey Quiz Competition’ finals took place in Belize City today. Winners from the six districts competed to answer questions about finance and credit union knowledge. [...]

Excelsior High School Still Says No to Drugs

Excelsior High School launched its annual drug awareness week today in Belize City. As a part of the activities, students are participating in a number of competitions, which school officials [...]

Education under the Influence? Marijuana Causing Reduced Performance in School

But despite years of drug awareness activities, Excelsior High School still struggles to reach some of its students. The school reports that there are students who attend classes while under [...]

Celebrating “The Day of the Dead”

The Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead, known as Día de Los Muertos, is being observed today in that country and parts of northern Belize as well. It is [...]

E-government Charge Moves to Licenses and Permits for Imports/Exports

Belize and Taiwan have partnered to create a new online licensing system that will make the process of importation and exportation of goods much simpler, called the Belize Electronic License [...]

Healthy Living: Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

As temperatures go down, the number of colds and flues goes up. If you’re hoping to minimize the amount of sneezing and coughing you’ll have this flu season, then this [...]