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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 [...]

Cabinet News Update

In cabinet news this week, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Michel Chebat reported that to date, forty thousand Belizeans have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which [...]

Autism Belize Hands Over Tablet to Non-Verbal Siblings

Today, a short handing over ceremony was held at Stella Maris School in Belize City.  Two non-verbal students, who were diagnosed with Hunter’s Syndrome, were gifted a tablet with an [...]

How Are Persons with Mental Health Conditions Coping with COVID-19?

With COVID restrictions, particularly mask wearing still in place, many Belizeans just sort of consider it all the new normal.  But what about those who have mental challenges, are homeless [...]