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Unions and Government Representatives Meet Over Increment Freeze

Representatives from the joint unions and their counterparts from the government held another in a series of meetings today. The two sides have been trying to work out the finer [...]

Senator Smith: We Do Not Agree to Link Discussions on Increments to Pension Reform

Belize National Teachers’ Union President, Senator Elena Smith told the media that the discussions were frank and cordial, but that no definitive conclusions have yet been met. But one thing [...]

Government Negotiator Says Retroactive Increments is Not a Reality This Year

Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, who is on the government’s team, explained in greater detail. He said that aside from the unions wanting their increments to be restored, they also [...]

Government Sets Up Taskforce to Address Inflation and Price Gouging

The global issue of inflation has sharply increased the cost of supplies, as well as the cost of goods and services in Belize.  Notwithstanding government subsidies to the productive and [...]

Would Lifting the Increment Freeze Require Tweaking the Budget?

When the talk of lifting the increment freeze comes into play, the question of whether or not the government might have to adjust its expenditure for its National Budget to [...]

Pension Reform Will Have New Terms for New Enlistments into the Public Service

The government has been pushing the point that the current pension scheme is not sustainable and that there will have to be a reform of sorts. Along with the discussions [...]

Ministry of Transport Responds to Allegations Arising over Procurement of A.C.’s

Earlier today the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Transport responded to an allegation on Wave Radio in which a minister of government is accused of blatant corruption that is attempting [...]

A Tribunal to Review D.O.E.’s Decision on Waterloo Project

The Ministry of Sustainable Development has established a tribunal to review the decision of the Department of Environment’s decision regarding the Port of Belize Expansion and Cruise Tourism project.  As [...]

San Estevan Benefits from First Digital Connect Center

In tonight’s episode of Belize on Reel, News Five travels to San Estevan, Orange Walk District where the inauguration of Digital Connect Center was held.  Here’s News Five’s Isani Cayetano [...]

Belize Benefits from Ten-million-dollar Compact Development Funding

The governments of Belize and the United States, along with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, M.C.C., a U.S. government agency, signed a Compact Development Funding Grant Agreement on Wednesday evening. M.C.C [...]

Taiwan Trains K.H.M.H Radiologist for Re-established Unit

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has four newly-trained radiologists to complement its Radiology Unit. The project was initially introduced in 2019, but was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon [...]

How Are the Finances of the Belize City Council?

While we had the opportunity of speaking with the Belize City Mayor on Wednesday, we asked him how the City Council’s finances are performing. This comes a year after the [...]

Belize City Street Repairs To Prioritize New Areas

Repairs to Belize City’s road infrastructure continue to be carried out in phases. Mayor Bernard Wagner explained that there is a list of streets that will be prioritized in the [...]

Front of Package Labelling to Help Reduce N.C.D.’s and Obesity

Today, Belize observed World Obesity Day which is celebrated annually on March fourth. This year’s theme is “Changing Perspectives: Let’s Talk About Obesity.” And so, the day is being used [...]

D.R.R.: Including the Most Vulnerable in the Decision Making Process

Inclusion is viewed as the key to essential disaster risk management and reduction. Women, children, youths, the elderly, the indigenous population and persons living with disabilities are among the most [...]

The Challenge With “Building Back Better” In the Caribbean

During the negotiation period of the Sendai Framework the “Build Back Better” concept was introduced as a post-disaster response towards creating more resilient nations and societies. It is considered to [...]

Preparation in Full Swing for the U-19 National Volleyball Men Team

The NORCECA U-nineteen male Continental Volleyball Championship takes place in just about a week and a half, from March thirteenth to the eighteenth, in Guatemala. The twelve athletes have been [...]

Belize Volleyball Makes History, Again! This Time in Beach Volleyball

Last week, we reported on the U-nineteen male national volleyball team and the U-twenty-one national female volleyball team making history when they were selected to compete at a higher level [...]