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PM Says “Forego;” Unions Say “Defer”

There is still no deal between the Belize National Teachers Union, the Public Service Union and the Government of Belize and at news time, the unions are preparing to respond [...]

B.N.T.U. Prez: “Words Have Meaning”

At this time, the B.N.T.U. is also speaking on behalf of the Public Service Union and sharing the same position. Quoting the Prime Minister’s own words, Senator Elena Smith says [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says We Are Not Back At Square One

The Prime Minister says that the option to amend the Public Service Regulations to give the minister the power to alter salaries is back in play. According to the PM, [...]

S.I. 72 Comes Into Effect Today!

The new state of emergency regulations under Statutory Instrument seventy-two came into effect today. While some of the restrictions were reduced other key measures remain in place for public health [...]

DHS Cautions Public Not to Get too Relaxed with Health and Safety Measures

The ease of restrictions is because there is still no active case of COVID-19 in Belize tonight. Belize has passed its first wave of the disease but the risk for [...]

Mexican Fishermen Escape Quarantine!

The three Mexican nationals who were placed in quarantine on Thursday have escaped from the facility.  The men, Gabriel Vargas de la Cruz, Noel Gonzalez Alamilla and Arturo Pedro Cordero, [...]

When Will Guillermo Foreman Be Arraigned for Illegal Entry?

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also spoke on the illegal entry of Belmopan resident, Guillermo Foreman, who is now spending his third night in police custody as he awaits arraignment. [...]

Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund Donates to Diocesan Outreach Commission

More than six hundred families are benefitting from the Anglican Diocese’s food pantry programme which ensures that the families can cope with the impact from the COVID-19 crisis as they [...]

Belize Chamber of Commerce Chastises the Unions over the Proposed Cost-Saving Measures

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry today weighed in on the impasse between the government and the unions.  It says that in an economic scenario where COVID-19 has shut [...]

San Pedro Resident Accused of Building on a Designated Street

Moving to San Pedro, where Charles Leslie wants Joel Chi to cease and desist from building a cement structure on a designated street on the island. Construction has been going [...]

Attorney Says There is Political Interference

According to Attorney Wendy Auxillou, the delay in serving Chi with the stop order is political.  She claims that because Chi is politically connected, the process is sluggish.   Hipolito [...]

A Group of Guatemalan Nationals Charged for Illegal Entry in the West

A group of Guatemalan nationals were clearly not avoiding the Corona beer during the corona virus pandemic. On Thursday afternoon, the group was busted in the Calla Creek area of [...]

Belizean Fishermen Charged for Using Gillnet without a License

Some Belizeans were also found to be conducting illegal fishing. Around two-thirty on Wednesday, the Belize Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Team intercepted a fishing boat in the Corozal Bay [...]

Criminal Activities Minimized

There has been little crime reported across the country, except for in Dangriga where there was a flare up of violence due to warring gang groups in that southern municipality. [...]

Charged for Murder, Gian Guerra Gets Supreme Court Bail

The Supreme Court has resumed its work after a few weeks of closure because of the COVID-19 lockdown and today, several bail applications were heard. Gian Lee Guerra, charged for [...]

Edgar Molina is Granted Bail for Possession of Unlicensed Firearm

A man, who was arrested and charged in April for possession of unlicensed firearm and drug trafficking, today received bail on condition that they adhere to certain conditions. Supreme Court [...]

ComPol says Guinea Grass Police Officer Acted within his Rights!

While there has been a relaxation of the State of Emergency restrictions, several measures are still in place for public health and safety reasons. The use of face of mask [...]

Where is Your Mask, PM?

As you heard, not adhering to the use of the mask is getting people in plenty of trouble with the law. In a light moment during the Prime Minister’s virtual [...]

What About Cruise Lines’ Employees?

Belizeans students who are stuck in other countries due to COVID-19 are encouraged to write to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if they want to return home. While borders remain [...]

PM to Mayors: “I am very sorry, but we can’t”

As for city and town councils, the Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that they need to figure a way how they rebound from COVID-19. Municipal leaders have been asking Central [...]

It’s National Teachers Day

They teach and guide the children all year round. This year, COVID-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges, but the teachers continue to remain steadfast in moulding and inspiring the children.  It’s [...]

Teachers Working Through the COVID-19 Crisis

While the occasion as not celebrated in grand fashion, Senator Elena Smith took time to underscore and express gratitude to teachers for using their own resources to work with their [...]

Belize Hotel Association Makes Donation Five Hundred Employees at Hotels across the Country

Over a thousand employees who work at properties that are members of the Belize Hotel Association have been displaced by COVID-19. While some have benefited from relief and pantry programmes, [...]

The National Festival of Arts 2020 Goes Virtual

The National Festival of Arts 2020 goes virtual. Around this time every year, the national showcase of primary and high school students in the performing arts would take centre stage [...]