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Government Makes New Proposals; Unions Cautiously Optimistic

The Joint Unions Negotiating Team may now be seeing some light at the end of the proverbial tunnel in their fight for good governance.  News Five has confirmed that during [...]

Joint Unions Shows Strength in Numbers

Today, the joint unions saw one of their largest membership turnouts to date since the Belize National Teacher’s Union began its strike actions last week Monday.  Protestors were bused in [...]

C.W.U. President Focuses on Fairness for All

The Christian Workers Union is all too familiar with industrial action in the face of a ten percent salary cut.  Viewers will recall that back in 2020, C.W.U. members at [...]

Central Bank’s Account of the Super Bond Meeting Cancellation

The Super Bond restructuring remains in limbo, following the cancellation of a virtual meeting between Minister of State Christopher Coye and the two largest holders of the Government of Belize’s [...]

Gerald Tillett Jr. Killed Gangland Style

Belize City police are on high alert, following the late evening murder of a known gang affiliate on Thursday.  Gunfire erupted in the vicinity of Bagdad Street yesterday, shortly before [...]

Bullet Tree Health Clinic is Officially Inaugurated

Today, the Government of Belize inaugurated a health clinic in the village of Bullet Tree in the west. At an official ceremony this afternoon, Minister of Health and Wellness, Michel [...]

Calcutta Government School Breaks Ground for New Building

Calcutta Government School is getting a new school building. They have only just broken ground to indicate a commitment for the building, but the school’s management is celebrating it as [...]

Bars are Still under COVID-19 Regulations

Although the weekend curfew has been pushed back a couple of hours to midnight, this does not mean Belizeans can return to partying as normal.  Home Affairs Minister Kareem Musa [...]

Curfew for Policing in the Future?

On Thursday, we told you about the decrease in crime across the country for the first quarter of this year – with fourteen fewer murders recorded when compared to the [...]

Home Affairs Minister Weighs In on Policing Protests

This week, hundreds of teachers and public officers took to the streets to demonstrate in Belize City.  For the past two weeks or so, similar groups have gathered in their [...]

Will ComPol Take the COVID-19 Jab?

The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out continues for all phases and up to this week, the healthcare workers have the highest coverage.  Some eighty-five percent have taken the first dose, according to [...]

Community Policing Takes Center Stage with Citizen Advisory Committees across Belize

Commissioner Chester Williams says that  community policing is getting a boost across the country as commanders of the different regions are being tasked to form citizen groups that will advise [...]

Changes in Government C.E.O. s

The Ministry of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform has announced a realignment of chief executive officers, resulting in Doctor Osmond Martinez being appointed as C.E.O. in the Ministry [...]

A Clean Up in Gracie Rock

It seems a lot of Belizeans on stay-cation have discovered the beauty of Gracie Rock for weekend river outings.  But all these visitors have brought new problems to the community. [...]

A Virtual Dance Recital

Usually this would be the time of year when Belizean artists are on stage showing off their talents.  But this year, as with so many things, even dance recitals have [...]

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2021

While traditionally, many celebrate Mother’s Day on May tenth, in Belize it is usually acknowledged on the second Sunday of the month. So on May ninth this year, children, and [...]

Tensions Rise in Union and G.O.B. Meeting

The Joint Unions Negotiating Team and the Government of Belize met today for day-two of discussions inside the House of Culture in Belize City.  It was expected that the meeting [...]

PM on Union Negotiations: Government Must Continue to Function

Prime Minster John Briceño also spoke out today, courtesy of the Government Press Office, on the ongoing negotiations between the unions and G.O.B. representatives.  PM Briceño, who is not in [...]

PM Briceño: “Public Officers Responsible for Tax Collection”

PM Briceño also spoke about the outstanding taxes owed to the government and why collecting those taxes is not a simple solution to the economic crisis. He noted that the [...]

P.U.P. Administration Committed to Constitutional Reform

PM Briceño also contended that while there are those expecting his administration to solve the nation’s economic crisis within a short span of time, those most critical have been members [...]

Will the Super Bond be Restructured for a Fifth Time?

There are questions tonight about Belize’s homegrown economic recovery plan after Reuters news agency is reporting that creditors have been urging Belize to agree to an I.M.F. program, and Belize [...]

P.S.U. Says Superbond May Be Affecting Talks

The reported pressure that G.O.B. is facing from superbond holders may also be having a rippling effect on ongoing negotiations with the joint unions.  Today, President of the P.S.U., Gerald [...]

Chopping in Maya Mopan – Man Claims Self Defense!

A chopping incident left two tenants at an apartment complex nursing a range of machete wounds.  One man received a large chop wound in the head and the other received [...]

Missing Man Found Dead in Yalbac Hills

There was a sad ending today in the search for missing Armenia resident, Alex Guzman after his decomposing body was located this morning.  A search team made up of family [...]

Crime is Down for the First Quarter of 2021!

The Belize Police Department says that crimes are down for the first three months of 2021.  Today, Commissioner of Police reported that major crimes for all categories are down when [...]