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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 [...]

Teachers Strike during Senate Debate; Day 3

Today marks three consecutive days of strike action by the Belize National Teachers Union.  Once again, teachers took to the National Assembly steps, as they did during last week’s House [...]

Senator Peyrefitte on 2021/2022 Budget

Inside the House, the Senate debated the 2021/2022 General Revenue Allocation Bill. The budget reflects an eighty-million-dollar cut for the public service, as well as decreases in allocations for a [...]

Senator Says Unions Are Not Being Truthful with Membership

The joint unions have clearly expressed their intent to continue striking until they are convinced that the Briceño Administration is serious about good governance. But were the unions asleep at [...]

Peyrefitte says UNCAC “Light” Compared to Belize’s Own Laws

And while the former Attorney General is pointing fingers at the unions, because UNCAC tackles several major aspects of corruption, from preventative measures to asset recovery, and even criminalization and [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Calls for Return to Negotiations

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize has called on the joint unions and the Government of Belize to go back to the negotiation table. But, since G.O.B. has already [...]

Martinez Says Unions Would Continue with Commission of Inquiry

When asked if the N.T.U.C.B. would continue to participate in the Commission of Inquiry proceedings which ended abruptly days ago when the live feed was cut in the middle of [...]

Senator Smith Calls G.O.B. Back to Discussions

Union Senator Elena Smith also called on the Government of Belize to come back to the table for further discussions. Smith says that while the ten percent cut and increment [...]

Orange Walk School Affected by Condition of New River, Again

The Department of Environment continues with its restoration efforts for the New River that runs through Orange Walk. The crisis on the stagnation of the river, and the associated public [...]

Pomona Residents Say Mining Causing Erosion; West End Refutes These Claims

Last night we brought you the story of concerned residents and farmers in Pomona who are concerned about the continued degradation of a riverbank that abuts the village. Tonight, Isani [...]

Former B.T.L. Chairman Net Vasquez is Laid to Rest

Founder of Tropical Vision Limited and former B.T.L. Chairman Nestor Vasquez was laid to rest on Tuesday. A host of close family and close friends gathered to honor him during [...]

No Building Permit for Small Business Owner in Dangriga

Since 2009, senior appliance technician Orlando Castillo has submitted a number of architectural plans for approval to the Local Building Authority in Dangriga.  On each occasion those designs have been [...]

Business Owner Seeks Ministerial Intervention

The Local Building Authority responded to Castillo in writing on April twenty-second, outline all the adjustments that need to be made for the plan to get a stamp of approval.  [...]

Democracia Resident Found with Stolen Gun from Santa Elena Murder

Have police nabbed one of the men involved in last Friday’s murder of Lionel Olivera Senior in Santa Elena?  On Tuesday afternoon, Democracia resident James Rudon was wanted by police [...]

Sugar Cane Varieties and Pest Management Validation Project is Launched

The first phase of a five-year project to build the adaptive capacity of sugarcane farmers in northern Belize was virtually launched on Tuesday. In its first year, the Belize Sugar [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Meets with the Media to Iron Advertising Wrinkle

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize convened a virtual meeting with the media this afternoon to discuss concerns and discontent over the airing of political ads taken out against [...]

Port of Belize Observes World Safety Day

It’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work and there is a call around the globe for countries to put in place sound and resilient occupational safety and health [...]

Public Service Union Says They Will Strike as Long as Needed

This week it was the teachers. Next week it will be the Public Service. News Five has confirmed that P.S.U. members will begin their strike action on Monday, May third.  [...]

P.S.U. Vice Prez: Consultations between Joint Unions and G.O.B. Have Ended

P.S.U. Vice President Dean Flowers confirms that all consultations between the government and the joint unions have ended.    Dean Flowers, Vice President, P.S.U. “In our view the consultations that [...]

B.N.T.U. Pickets Cabinet Meeting

Members of the Belize National Teachers Union were once again absent from the classroom.  Today, day two of the teachers’ strike action, saw teachers walking from the Battlefield Park in [...]

B.N.T.U. San Pedro Strikes

Teachers were also actively striking in San Pedro on Monday. Today, those teachers engaged in an educational campaign to bring awareness among the general public of their purpose for strike [...]

Law Says Teachers Salaries May Be Cut!

The last time the teachers went on strike was back in October 2016; it lasted eleven days. Their salaries were cut and that matter was taken before the courts.  As [...]

Education C.E.O. Comments on Teachers Strike

Since Monday, at eleven-thirty a.m., teachers effected strike action by walking out of the classrooms.  It comes just days after some students returned for in-person classes, after a year of [...]