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PM Briceño: Increment Freeze Was Discussed with Unions

The Briceño administration has made its position official on what public finances will not be spent on, now that it has reinstituted the ten percent salary that had been withheld [...]

Public Service Union Says G.O.B. Will Still Employ, Despite Hiring Freeze

In a memo that was circulated by the Financial Secretary on Wednesday, the subject is adjustments and cost-saving measures.  While government has returned the ten percent that was taken away [...]

$1000 Per Month for Minister’s Phone Allowance is Back

According to the P.S.U. president, a thousand dollars as monthly allowance for telephone calls and services is exorbitant.  He says that a better financial plan could have been implemented for [...]

PM Says Hopkins Mass Shooting was “UnBelizean”

The news of Sunday morning’s mass shooting in the Garifuna community of Hopkins cast an air of fear over the village and shock across a country that had only seen [...]

PM Briceño: State of Emergency is Necessary Evil

While these undertakings are being done to reduce the prevalence of gun violence, in the Lake Independence area, a State of Emergency has taken effect. This means that for thirty [...]

Is Moises Cal Being Replaced as Government’s Pick for PSC Chairman?

Is government reneging on the appointment of Moises Cal as chair of the Public Service Commission?  While it is yet to be made official, P.S.U. President Dean Flowers alluded to [...]

PM Says A.S.R./B.S.I. and B.S.C.F.A. Must Find a Solution to Trade Dispute

The news last week was that the ongoing trade dispute between the American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industries Limited and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association had still not been solved [...]

Hundreds of B.D.F. Soldiers Receive Land Certificates

A News Five team was back at Price Barracks for the conclusion of two events. The first was a proud moment for hundreds of men and women of the Belize [...]

Government Launches Development Plan for Micro, Small & Medium Businesses

Micro, Small and Medium-sized businesses will be given a seat at the proverbial table in the coming months and will be allowed to engage with government on a contractual basis. [...]

Why Helping M.S.M.E.s is Important for Belize

Today’s launch of the micro, small and medium enterprise strategy and road show, as was just highlighted, will aim to advance business among the companies that fall under these categories. [...]

Equal Opportunities for Belizean Women in the Labor Force and Governance

Belize is working along with other CARICOM member states to develop a strategy that seeks to achieve gender equality, and to empower all women and girls within the Caribbean Community. [...]

Belize Consulted on CARICOM Regional Gender Equality Strategy

The draft CARICOM Regional Gender Equality Strategy speaks to additional thematic pillars such as, social inclusion, freedom from violence, access to health services, inclusive education, and sustainable development. Participants at [...]

CARICOM Secretariat Congratulates Belize on Emancipation Day Celebration

During today’s CARICOM gender consolation workshop in Belize City, we also got a chance to speak with the Program Manager for Culture and Community Development for CARICOM, Doctor Hillary Brown. [...]

CARICOM Reparation Commission Continues Work on Legal Argument for Reparatory Justice

The CARICOM Reparations Commission is made up of representatives from all independent CARICOM member states. Belize is yet to name its representative. Doctor Brown says, CARICOM’s reparatory justice movement continues [...]

C.E.O. for Tourism: Monkeypox Not an Issue for Belize Yet

The U.S., on Thursday, declared monkeypox a public health emergency after the virus was found to be spreading from state to state. But although about eighty percent of Belize’s tourists [...]

C.C.J. Perfects Judgment in Hillaire Sears Appeal Case

On May twentieth, the Caribbean Court of Justice declared that the re-incarceration of Hillaire Sears in April 2014 had breached his constitutional right to personal liberty and that the revocation [...]

Over 140 Young People Engaged in B.D.F. Summer Camp 2022

Today, the Belize Defence Force concluded its annual summer camp at Price Barracks. Over one hundred and forty young persons, ages seven to seventeen, were engaged in two weeks of [...]

B.E.L. 24/7: an Online App to Make Your Life Easier

The Belize Electricity Limited has introduced a mobile application called B.E.L. 24/7 which is being made available to its customers to access essential services online.  Forget the long lines at [...]