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Salary Reductions “Kick Een” for Teachers and Public Officers

It’s official: salaries for teachers, public officers and open vote workers will be readjusted to reflect a ten percent reduction as of June first.  Earlier today, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight [...]

U.D.P. Emergency Meeting Called over Faber Leadership

It was rumored from last week that there would be a challenge to Patrick Faber’s leadership of the United Democratic Party.  This evening, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, the U.D.P. area representative [...]

Santa Cruz Index Case is a Staff Member of the Primary School

On Monday, we told you about a COVID-19 cluster identified in Santa Cruz village in the Stann Creek District. Well apparently this is not the only area of concern. This [...]

Teachers & Students Testing Positive for COVID-19

While an account of how many children have been infected so far could not be shared, the spread of the virus in schools is an eventuality that the country was [...]

COVID-19 Numbers Go Up; 120 Active Cases

Those additional cases have pushed the country over the hundred mark once again.  For weeks now, the number of active cases has been low, despite several clusters popping up here [...]

What? K.H.M.H. Loses 25 Nurses during a Pandemic

Before we get to additional details about the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Minister of Health and Wellness also confirmed that about twenty-five to thirty nurses from the Karl [...]

COVID-19 Vaccination for Children?

The Minister of Health and Wellness has once again made an appeal for teachers to get inoculated.  Currently about forty-seven percent of the teaching population has received a first dose [...]

Other Vaccines Will be Acquired for Belize

Later this week, a third shipment of Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is expected to arrive in country through the COVAX facility.  But the Ministry of Health and Wellness is also in [...]

Bondholders Agree to Grace Period Extension

On Monday, Prime Minister John Briceño said in an interview on Channel Five’s Open Your Eyes that Belize’s international bondholders had been playing what he called “hard ball,” but were [...]

Regional Organization Asks PM Briceño to Reconsider Teacher Pay Cuts

In a demonstration of regional solidarity, the Caribbean Union of Teachers has written to Prime Minister John Briceño asking him to reconsider the ten percent pay cut for Belize’s teachers. [...]

SATIIM Supports Forest Department’s Cease & Desist Order

As we reported on Monday, the Forest Department has issued a cease and desist order to Gary Seawell and a co-investor, halting logging operations in the vicinity of communal land [...]

$103K for Street Upgrades in Dangriga

For years, the main street in Dangriga in front of the bus station has been in a deplorable state. Well works have finally begun on one of two streets in [...]

Taking Archaeology to the Museum

NICH is bringing archaeology into the national museum and district houses of culture. The history of the Maya people, coupled with the benefits of forest gardening from a climate change [...]

Escalation of Illegal Activities in Adjacency Zone

The Friends for Conservation and Development are reporting an escalation of illegal activities inside the Adjacency Zone.  FCD notes that they have been using remote sensing, aerial reconnaissance and ground [...]

Guatemalan Poachers Busted; Had Baby Peccary and Game Meats

The Friends for Conservation and Development has also detained two Guatemalan poachers in Chiquibul Forest.  Raul and Victorino Rivera were detained on Saturday and handed over to San Ignacio Police. [...]

PM on Faber Incident: Condemns Violence against Women – Physical or Psychological

As we reported at the top of the newscast, the U.D.P.’s Patrick Faber is having his leadership challenged following a videotaped altercation with his daughter’s mother.  Since the video went [...]

G.O.B. Pushing Employment to Tackle Gangs

Last week Friday, a number of community leaders got together to hold what they call a leadership intervention program to address crime and violence in Belize City. A release from [...]

Belize to Publish Vessel Tracking Data

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Belize High Seas Fisheries Unit, Oceana and Global Fishing Watch for the availability of tracking data for commercial vessels flying the [...]

PACT Celebrates 25 Years of Protecting Belize

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust, a statutory body is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. Since its inception in 1996 the organization has invested over thirty-four million dollars in the country’s protected [...]

Public Service Vacancies Now Online and Training Given to Finance Officers

Job seekers may be interested to know that openings in the public service will soon be advertised on a new job search website launched today. According to the ministry, the [...]

News Five Checks Out Northern Border COVID-19 Protocols

The northern border has been reopened for approximately nine days and the agencies on the ground are confident that the protocols in place will allow for safe travel into Belize [...]

Travel Protocols Apply for Border Transportation Too

As we said, Ken Gladden is the site manager at the northern border entry point. His job is to ensure that there is efficiency; that protocols are being adhered to, [...]

Border Site Manager Says Protocols Working, Despite Cases in Quintana Roo

And finally from the northern border, the entry point sits only a couple of miles away from the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico where over two thousand positive COVID-19 cases [...]