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P.S.U. and Teachers Protest Outside National Assembly Building

All eyes today were on Independence Hill, as teachers, nurses and other members of the joint unions came out to express their discontent with G.O.B. and its intent to cut [...]

2021 Budget Debate Off to a Tepid Start

While the unions made their presence known outside the National Assembly, on the inside, it was business as usual for the first day of the Budget Debate, as the members [...]

Julius Espat is Hopeful that Impasse will be Resolved Peacefully

Today in the House, Cayo South Area Representative, who knew that Minister Usher had told Cabinet on Wednesday  he would use his constitutional power to “fix” public officers’ salary, to [...]

U.D.P.’s Panton Says She Cannot Support Wage Cut

On the opposition’s side of the House, Area Representative for the Albert Division Tracey Taegar-Panton went on record to say she cannot support a budget that cuts the salaries of [...]

The Realities of the Wage Bill?

Since February, discussions have been held with the joint unions leading up to the budget presentation. But that has not ended well. Today, a reserved N.T.U.C.B. president Luke Martinez says [...]

Members Address Union Reaction to Budget

While the unions were at the foot of the National Assembly building protesting, inside the House a couple members were calling for the voice of reason to prevail. Member for [...]

Speaker Sets Tone at Start of the Debate

At the start of today’s budget debate, Speaker of the House Valerie Woods laid down the ground rules of the House, based on the Standing Orders. She reminded all members [...]

PM Briceño Announces Pending Appointment of a New G.G.

The nomination of Froyla Tzalam as Belize’s next Governor General has been formalized via official communication between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Buckingham Palace.  The Government of Belize is [...]

Pension Plan for Retiring G.G.

The poor treatment the late Doctor Dame Minita Gordon received upon retiring from her post as Belize’s first Governor General in 1993 left a lot to be desired for such [...]

Minister Fonseca Says Changes Needed at U.B.

Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, Francis Fonseca indicated there could be major changes at University of Belize. He says UB needs new direction and a Belizean at the [...]

Minister Applauds Loyal Staff of NICH

In a time of historic financial constraints, the National Institute of History and Culture, NICH, is facing severe fiscal challenges in carrying out its mandate. According to the Ministry responsible [...]

Some Sports to Resume May First

Athletes have been clamoring for the resumption of some sports, despite a steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.  Last Friday, a group held a press conference in Belize [...]

Chamber Offers to Assist with G.O.B. and Union Talks

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging G.O.B. and the unions to return to the negotiating table, and offering to be an independent voice.  Today, we asked President [...]

B.C.C.I.: G.O.B. & Unions Impasse is Bad for Business!

One of the main reasons why the chamber is calling for an end to the impasse between G.O.B. and the unions is because they say that they are concerned that [...]

Cabinet Approves Changes to Public Officer Salaries

The details of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting were released late this afternoon. The big news is that the Minister of the Public Service, Henry Charles Usher, will proceed to fix the [...]

Teachers Line Highways in Municipalities

The teachers are going to strike and leading up to next week Monday, they were out once again today in various municipalities to say no to the salary cut and [...]

Faber and Fonseca Spar over Unions

During his rebuttal to the budget presentation, Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber raised the issue of outstanding taxes owed to the Government of Belize. He commended the current administration [...]

Have You Seen Michelle Kim Martinez?

A Corozal family is desperately trying to find their loved one who has been missing since Saturday. According to the Martinez family, Kim Michelle Martinez was reportedly at home when [...]

PG Farmers Stand Up to Fires

As the world observes Earth Day, people all over Belize are reflecting on environmental issues and challenges facing this country.  Recently, one group of farmers in southern Belize began to [...]