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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 [...]

Murders are Down by Fourteen So Far for 2021

When it comes to murders, there are fourteen fewer murders for the first three months of this year when compared to last year.  Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa says [...]

Police Minister Hails COMSTAT Meeting!

As you heard just now, crime is down in the country for the first three months of this year.  Those statistics were shared this morning when the Belize Police Department [...]

“Nurses: A Voice to Lead. A Vision for Future Healthcare”

You probably saw it on social media: a video of the medical and auxiliary staff at the national referral hospital dancing to “Jerusalema.” It is the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital [...]

A New Grassroots Movement is Formed against the Unions

While the unions are protesting against the government, today another group came out in protest against…. You guessed it: the unions. News Five’s Isani Cayetano reports.   Isani Cayetano, Reporting [...]

Don’t Expect Any Industrial Action from the Cops!

Over the past few weeks we have been reporting on the industrial actions from the different unions – and for those who have not taken to the streets or walked [...]

A.P.S.S.M. Says Membership is Also Covered by Strike Action

The Association of Public Service Senior Management has served the Labor Commissioner Anne Marie Thompson with an official letter, noting its participation in ongoing industrial actions.  According to President of [...]

Miss Universe Belize Arrives in Miami for International Pageant

Miss Universe Belize Iris Salguero touched down in Miami this afternoon for the official arrival to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where the sixty-ninth Miss Universe pageant takes [...]

Remembering Kenya Barona through a BERT Donation

The tragic loss of Kenya Barona has prompted her family to make a financial contribution to the Belize Emergency Response Team in her memory.  Kenya died of natural causes several [...]

Government of Israel Donates to Diabetes Association

The Government of Israel has had diplomatic relations with Belize since 1984 and today, as that country celebrates its seventy-third anniversary of independence, it is giving back to Belize. That [...]

Living with Diabetes

In Belize, almost fifteen percent of the population is living with this non communicable disease; that is approximately fifty thousand living with diabetes. Across the world, one out of eleven [...]

U.S. Embassy Delivers Tactical Equipment to the Police’s M.I.T.

The U.S. Embassy handed over a trove of tactical equipment and gear to the Belize Police Department Mobile Interdiction Team in Belmopan. The equipment, valued at almost fifty-five thousand Belize [...]

Alaia Belize Autograph Collection Officially Opens!

Tourism all over Belize took a serious hit over the past twelve to thirteen months, but tonight we can report on one sign of a pending recovery.  Today, the first [...]