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Wheel of Justice Disrupted, but Judiciary Staff are Critical

Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser illustrates that actions like these disrupt the administration of justice but also demonstrate the critical function of the support staff of the judiciary. And without them, [...]

Belize City Magistrate’s Court Closes after Employees Call in Sick

This morning the Joint Union Negotiating Team and the Government met to discuss the pending issues raised by the unions at their press conference last week. Viewers will recall that [...]

Sickout by Public Officers on Day of G.O.B./JUNT Meeting?

The sick out was not only at the Magistrates Court; our newsroom received reports came from other government departments, including the Treasury Department, which caused services to be temporarily delayed [...]

The Impact on Delivery of Government Services

Minister of Public Service, Henry Charles Usher told the media today that as a government, they have to respect the right of public officers to express themselves as union members. [...]

Are Public Officers Expressing Themselves Democratically?

Similarly, Acting Prime Minister Cordel Hyde, whose brother is an active union leader, says that public officers have the right to express themselves democratically. Here’s how he puts it.   [...]

JUNT/G.O.B. Meeting was a Cordial Discussion, Not Negotiation

And while public officers were calling in sick, their union leaders and members of the Joint Union Negotiating Team met with government ministers inside the Marion Jones Sporting Complex conference [...]

JUNT Says It Won’t Be Fooled by G.O.B. Again

And while it may be interpreted as a kumbaya session, P.S.U. President Dean Flowers, who spoke on behalf of the Joint Unions’ Negotiating Team, says that they won’t be fooled [...]

April First or Else….Unions Say it Still Stands

And what happens to the ultimatum – April first or else – that the unions issued last week for the reinstatement of increments? The unions believe their increments should resume [...]

P.S.U. Prez: PM’s Transport Allowance is Unjustifiable

The Prime Minister’s vehicle allowance came up in today’s discussion. The President of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize has stated that the Prime Minister needs to justify the [...]

Female Minor and 21- Year- Old Male Targeted By Gunman in Lords Bank Village

A female teen and her twenty-one-year-old cousin are lucky to be alive tonight. That is after a gunman targeted them in Lords Bank Village. The shooting incident occurred last night [...]

American Tourist Dies In Boat Incident Off Coast of Ambergris Caye

An American family vacationing in Belize is mourning the loss of a loved one. What was supposed to be a tropical getaway for the family of seventeen-year-old American student Logan [...]

Police Investigation into Death of Man Continues; Neighbours Say He Was Their Runman

On Monday, we reported that police were investigating the death of a man found dead inside his home in Belize City. The deceased, Richard Thurton, was found inside the house at the [...]

K.H.M.H. Employees Show Up to Work Dressed in Shorts and T-shirts

There’s contention again at Belize’s only referral hospital after a significant number of their employees wore short pants and union T-shirts today as a protest. Their gripe spans several months [...]

K.H.M.H. Making Strides to Collect Outstanding Debts from Patients

We also asked C.E.O. Cansino about the K.H.M.H. finances and the strides the hospital has made in collecting outstanding bills from patients.   Chandra Cansino, C.E.O., Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital [...]

Minister of Health and Wellness Weighs in on K.H.M.H Dilemma

The Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, said that he took a team to listen to the concerns of the K.H.M.H. Workers’ Union. He said that they have found [...]

Minister of Transports Explains Transport Board’s Decision on Ritchie’s Bus Line

On Tuesday, News Five’s Paul Lopez took us on a ride along to Belmopan to show the passenger experience using Belize’s public transportation system. It was an essential perspective given [...]

Minister Ferguson Clears Up Rumors of Shares in Floralia Bus Line

And while Richie’s Bus Line is out, Floralia Bus Line has been given the green light to fill the gap left by Richie’s absence. Floralia Bus Line will now operate [...]

President of Belize Bus Association Says Transport Board Is Being ‘Unfair” to Ritchie’s Bus Line

The President of the Belize Bus Association, Thomas Shaw, sits on the Transport Board that approved the cancellation of Ritchie’s permit. Shaw sits on the board as a representative for [...]

Commitment to Resolve Belize’s Public Transport Issues By 2024

In our story on Tuesday night, we showed the daily challenges commuters using public transportation face. The report covered several issues that need addressing, from overcrowding to uncomfortable seating and [...]

Bus Operators Are Aware that “Commuters Deserve Better” Says President of Belize Bus Association

As for the President of the Belize Bus Association, Thomas Shaw, he says all bus operators know that commuters deserve better than what is currently being offered in the public [...]

Belize and Mexico to Meet for Discussion on Cross Border Bus Runs

Meanwhile, on the regional front, Belize’s Minister of Transport and Mexico’s Minister of Transport are scheduled to meet before the end of the month to discuss bus runs between Belize [...]

Opposition Leader Weighs In On U.D.P. Convention Season

Convention season is in full swing within the United Democratic Party. We have reported extensively on the convention in the City of Belmopan, where John Saldivar emerged victorious. Over the [...]

The Opening Ceremony of the 44th Caricom Heads of Government

The opening ceremony of the forty-fourth CARICOM Heads of Government meeting is underway tonight in Nassau, Bahamas. Belize’s Prime Minister John Briceño is in attendance. From Wednesday to Friday, the [...]

Dr. Joseph Palacio Introduces Three New Books

He was Belize’s first trained archaeologist. Over the years, his passion and commitment to culture have earned him several titles, including former Resident Tutor of the University of the West [...]