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Unions Stage Monday Morning Traffic Blockade

If you were trying to get to work or school this morning, you may have had your commute delayed by the Belize National Teachers Union and Public Service Union highway [...]

ComPol Told Police to Exercise Restraint during Blockades

While members of the Belize Police Department are also subject to the ten percent salary cut and increment freeze, today they were out to preserve law and order. ComPol Chester [...]

A Letter from G.O.B. to the Unions over Salary Adjustments

The Joint Unions Negotiating Team, comprised of the Public Service Union, the Association of Public Service Senior Managers and the Belize National Teachers Union, met with government representatives on Friday.  [...]

A Staggered Approach to Wage Cut; Up to 12% for Some for Employees

According to Fraser, government is intent on docking the wages of teachers and public officers.  What is presently on the table is a proposal that the salary deductions can be [...]

Despite Shortage of Manpower, Nurses Will Cut Down on Working Overtime

The Nurses Association of Belize is not part of the Joint Unions Negotiating Team but it is standing in solidarity with teachers and public officers. Its membership will also be [...]

Police Association: “Police Officer Can’t Afford Salary Cut”

Following suit with the Joint Unions, the Police Association has also taken a position on G.O.B.’s ten percent salary cuts and three year increment freeze.  The Police Association’s position is [...]

Nestor Vasquez Dies at 90

Today, the United Democratic Party lost one of its giants. Nestor Vasquez, who was one of the founding members of the party in 1973, a key player in the creation [...]

B.T.L. Reduces Staff by 4%

Twenty-four B.T.L. employees were laid off today in what the company is terming a four percent “workforce reduction.”  B.T.L. says despite cost cutting measures implemented over the last fiscal year, [...]

Estelle Leslie’s Appointment as Comptroller of Customs is Upheld by Supreme Court

Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow has lost his first case since returning to private life as an attorney.  Barrow, along with co-counsel Darrell Bradley, represented Ian Haylock in a matter [...]

Smith Says Seniority Is Just One Factor the Court Considers

According to Smith, there is a legal doctrine known as “legitimate expectation” which Haylock could have presented to the court, if there had been some promise made that he would [...]

A Search to Recover the Body of Drowning Victim, Herwin Godoy

An employee of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital lost his life on Sunday afternoon while swimming in the Belize River in Grace Bank. Despite frantic efforts to save him, he [...]

Mahogany Heights Man Gunned Down in Belize City

More details have become available on a fatal shooting in Belize City on Friday evening at the corner of Magazine Road and Logwood Street. Just before three p.m., an unidentified [...]

Mechanic Targeted by Gunman

Following the murder of Requeña on Friday afternoon, shots rang out around seven p.m. at the corner of Mex Avenue and East Collet Canal in south side Belize City. Mechanic [...]

San Isidro Construction Worker Dies in Accident in the South

On Friday evening, police responded to an accident on the Placencia Road. Gerardo Arevalo was behind the wheel of a GMC truck and as he attempted to overtake a bus [...]

Young Man Dies in Accident on the Hummingbird Highway

Within two hours, police had to respond to yet another fatal road traffic accident; this time on the Hummingbird Highway, that claimed the life of Alvaro Paz. He had been [...]

Teenager Dies after Falling from Golf Cart

Eighteen-year-old Bianca Reyes died on Friday night after she fell from a golf cart in San Pedro Town.  Just before midnight, the San Mateo resident was travelling on a golf [...]

What’s Up With Cessna Plane that Landed at P.G.I.A.?

An unusual activity occurred last week when a Cessna plane piloted by two Mexicans was given clearance to land at the Philip Goldson International Airport. The plane was purportedly brought [...]