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B.N.T.U. Prepares to Respond to Government’s Salary Cut

The Belize National Teachers Union is responding to government’s announcement that it will proceed with a ten percent salary reduction, as well as an increment freeze.  On Wednesday evening, Prime [...]

B.N.T.U. Likely to Follow P.S.U.’s Lead in Serving G.O.B. Notice

According to Senator Smith, notwithstanding the fact that the P.S.U. is taking the lead on serving government notice, their collaboration with other labor organizations will present a unified position.   [...]

Police Minister Says a Salary Cut is Fair in Light of Burgeoning Wage Bill

At a U.S. Embassy event this afternoon, Minister Kareem Musa was asked about the government’s decision to forge ahead with the public service pay cut.  Minister Musa says that the [...]

Cabinet Supports the 10% Salary Cut!

And Musa says while the decision to cut salaries was a tough one to make, it was fully supported by the cabinet. Musa also told reporters today that this is [...]

Will Additional Police Support be at the National Assembly for Reading of the Budget?

We also asked Musa if there will be additional police boots on the ground for Friday’s reading of the budget, in light of the fact that the PSU is against [...]

A Retrospective on the Unions and G.O.B.’s Salary Cut Impasse

Home Affairs Minister Kareem Musa has weighed in on the impasse between government and the unions.  That stalemate, however, did not occur overnight.  In fact, it was several weeks in [...]

Roaring Creek Family Claims Police Brutality

It is not known if Tuesday night’s shooting of Nelson Nunez Junior led to an early morning raid this morning in Roaring Creek Village, but tonight, a family is claiming [...]

Roaring Creek Chairman Weighs In on Violence in his Community

Roaring Creek Chairman Jervis Banner says he’s concerned about the recent spike in shootings in his village, so he called on the Commissioner of Police to visit the village. On [...]

Police Investigate Scam at the Traffic Department in San Pedro

News Five has confirmed that a police investigation is currently underway at the traffic department in the island town of San Pedro. This follows reports that a number of residents [...]

U.S. Embassy Comments on Belizean Migrant Child

The standard-four Belizean student who was included in a Breitbart News bilingual interview with several other young people making the trek to the U.S./Mexico border is reportedly safe in the [...]

B.N.T.U. Elects New Executive

The Belize National Teachers Union has a new executive led by returning president, Senator Elena Smith.  The committee was elected during a two-day virtual convention held by the B.N.T.U., despite [...]

Police Minister: Policing Easter Weekend a Success!

This afternoon, Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa was asked about policing the Easter weekend.  While some of the popular tourist destinations like Hopkins, Placencia and San Pedro recorded high [...]

Woman Loses Life in Northern Accident

A fatal traffic accident on Wednesday afternoon on the Philip Goldson Highway claimed the life of thirty-nine-year-old Candice Martinez. Martinez was behind the steering wheel of an SUV near San [...]

The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Belizean businesses in limbo, and a recent survey by the Statistical Institute of Belize shows just how significant the impact is across the country. [...]

COVID-19 Impact on Businesses’ Revenue

But how much of a decrease in revenue did businesses experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic? The S.I.B. survey also sought to determine just that. Now, it is no secret [...]

Empowering the South Side through Employment

In areas of south side Belize City where opportunities are often hard to come by, the U.S. Embassy Belize and two local agencies are seeking to make a difference.  The [...]