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Public Officers Take to the Streets

At midday today, public officers across the country walked out of their respective government buildings and took to the streets in the various municipalities in anticipation of strike action that [...]

Strike Action is Imminent!

The Joint Unions Negotiating Team met in a marathon session on Thursday evening to devise a strategy going forward, as public officers are set to commence a strike on May [...]

P.S.U. is Backed by B.N.T.U. and A.P.S.S.M.

While the Public Service Union will be leading the charge this time, Henry says that the P.S.U. enjoys the full support of the Belize National Teachers Union and the Association [...]

101st A.G.M. for Chamber of Commerce

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its hundred and first annual general meeting on Thursday night to a virtual audience.  Despite the physical presence of its membership, the [...]

Concerns over Belize’s Economic State

Since 2020, Belize’s economy has been in a precarious situation which has been made worse by the pandemic.  According to Aikman, the uncertainty of what is to come is worrying [...]

Opposition Responds to Senator Courtenay on T.N.C.

During Monday’s Senate Budget Debate, Senator Eamon Courtenay raised the issue of the U.D.P. administration’s waiving taxes on land purchased by the Nature Conservancy for a period of fifty years.  [...]

Faber Makes No Apology for Payment of S.S.B. Loan for U.D.P. Supporter

During today’s U.D.P. press conference, Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber also responded to reports that under his leadership, funds were used from the National Institute of Culture and History [...]

Was Faber Double Dipping on Rent and Housing as D.P.M.?

Was the former Minister of Education Patrick Faber double dipping from public funds while operating in the capacity as Deputy Prime Minster?  Last week in the House of Representatives, the [...]

D.P.P. Continues to Gather Information in Case Involving Former U.D.P. Minister of Works

Embattled former Minister of Works, Rene Montero will find out soon what charges, if any, the state will bring against him in connection to allegations of corruption made against him. [...]

A National Child Labour Policy for Belize

This week, Cabinet gave its approval for the Ministry of Labour to proceed with the development of a national child labour plan.  The last one was developed back in 2009, [...]

ASR/B.S.I. Responds to G.O.B.’s Decision to Use Santander

ASR/B.S.I. has responded to the decision taken by G.O.B. for Santander Sugar Company to mill sugar cane from the north. According to a release issued to stakeholders in the northern [...]

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for Professional Athletes

The Ministry of Sports will be requiring that professional athletes be tested for COVID-19 before practice.  Minister Kevin Bernard explains how often these tests must be carried out, and how [...]

Athletes May Resume Training in Some Disciplines

They have been asking for it, and this weekend, many Belizean athletes will be able to resume their training for competitions. But no tournaments can be held just yet, there [...]

G.G. Colville Young Retires!

Sir Colville Young officially left the Office of the Governor General today at an official ceremony held to honor his life of service to the people of Belize. The Governor [...]

Joint Unions Plot Way Forward After Senate Passes Budget

The Joint Unions Negotiating Team met this afternoon in an extended virtual session, following the passage of the 2021 Budget in the upper house on Wednesday.  The way forward for [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Responds to Former Attorney General

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize is refuting claims made by former Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte during an interview with News Five on Wednesday. Peyrefitte said the unions are [...]

Senate Vote Divided, but Senator Coye Calls for Belizean Unity

Wednesday’s Senate debate on the 2021/2022 General Revenue Appropriation Bill ended in a division vote.  All six P.U.P. senators voted in favor of the Bill, as did the Senator for [...]

Principal Arnold: Salary Cut is a Slap in the Face

Principal Karema Arnold has broken her silence on the salary cut and increment freeze for teachers and public officers.  Today, the staff over at Stella Maris School wore their green [...]

Stella Maris to Reopen May 10th

As you know by now, about fifty schools reopened for in-person learning earlier this month, with another group set to start their phased-in approach on May tenth.  At the Stella [...]

Senator Courtenay Calls Nature Conservancy Transaction a “Nefarious Deal”

Inside the Senate on Wednesday, Senator for Government Business Eamon Courtenay went into details about the land agreement between the Government of Belize and the Nature Conservancy.  In his presentation, [...]

Wil Maheia Supports Nature Conservancy Transaction

While the Government and the Opposition clash over the Nature Conservancy transaction, at least one conservationist believes it is a boon for the people of Belize.  He spoke to News [...]

Maheia Calls on N.G.O.s to back T.N.C.

Maheia is calling on N.G.O.’s, and former N.G.O. employees who are now government officials, to stand in support of The Nature Conservancy.  Maheia told News Five that while he does [...]

Senator Courtenay Questions Transaction at NICH

During the Senate budget debate, Government Business Senator Eamon Courtenay raised a questionable transaction made by the National Institute of Culture and History under the previous administration.   Eamon Courtenay, [...]

Winemaker Knocked Down and Killed on the George Price Highway

A winemaker lost his life in a highway accident on Wednesday night.  Chester Requeña’s family always feared for his safety because he spent a lot of time traversing the stretch [...]

Looking Back at the Cost of Living in March

The S.I.B. released its latest monthly figures on Wednesday indicated that Belize exported more than it imported in March.  The cost of living also inched its way upward as food [...]