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P.S.U. Kicks of Strike with Service and March through Belize City

If you went to any government offices today and wondered where the staff was, well they were very likely on the streets of Belize City. News Five followed the Public [...]

Unions Gather Outside House of Culture

While members were out in the streets protesting, their leaders were behind closed doors preparing for a mid-afternoon meeting with government representatives. That meeting began at one-thirty p.m. inside the [...]

A.P.S.S.M. Cautious About Calling for End to Ministerial Allowances

While songs of solidarity are being sung among union executives, there is a divide on one issue.  Among the list of eleven demands that the joint unions are putting forward [...]

Are Overtime Payments Still Outstanding for Health Workers?

Overtime for frontline healthcare workers…There are reports that overtime for nurses, accrued over the pandemic, has still not been paid.  During today’s protest, News Five asked Darrell Spencer, the President [...]

Go-Slow Still in Effect for Nurses Association of Belize

As we said, the nurses were out today in full force, joining the members of the P.S.U. and the B.N.T.U.  President Spencer called on nurses from within the public and [...]

B.E.W.U. Release Leaked, but Wasn’t Finalised

On Monday, we reported on a release dated April twenty-seventh from the Belize Energy Workers Union. It spoke to a position taken by the union on the plight of the [...]

B.E.W.U. Wants Good Governance Measures Implemented

But according to Mora, there are aspects of the release that they do support the call for accountability and transparency by the government.   On the Phone: Marvin Mora, Assistant [...]

A 4-Year Collective Bargaining Agreement is Signed for B.T.L. Employees

In one bright spot among the union challenges over the past few days, the Belize Telemedia Limited and the Belize Communications Worker’s Union have signed a four-year collective bargaining agreement [...]

Man Injured in Shooting Incident in Seine Bight

In crime news…on Monday night, police responded to reports of a shooting in Seine Bight Village.  Upon arrival, they spoke to Jamaal Ariola who reported a man entered his yard [...]

An Attempted Robbery in the West

Three delivery men are fortunate they were not hurt during an attempted hold up on Monday afternoon in Santa Elena.  Police say just before two p.m. they responded to reports [...]

Ashcroft’s Campaign Leads to Ban on South African Caged Lion Killings

You may know him from his business dealings in Belize, but did you know that Lord Michael Ashcroft has also been leading the charge against the breeding and killing of [...]

What’s Up with this Heat?

The hot weather is cyclical and every year around April/May, the heat is on.  But if the days seem warmer to you, it is because the temperatures are in the [...]

Stay Inside and Hydrated during Heat Wave

Although we are in the dry season, Gordon says that it cannot be described as a drought because the analysed data indicates this type of weather will continue up to [...]

Shortage of 5 Gallon Water Bottles, Refills

While the Met Service is urging people to stay hydrated, people’s need for water during this heat may be partly to blame for a shortage of five-gallon water bottles and [...]

Belize National Team Prepares for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

The Belize National Beach Soccer Team has begun preparing for the 2021 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships to be held in Costa Rica between May seventeenth and twenty-third. The Belize team [...]