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Stevedores Say They are Not on Strike, Despite Impasse with P.B.L.

The plight of waterfront workers at the Port of Belize continues one week after stevedores informed their employer that they were reverting to the exact terms of a collective bargaining [...]

Still No Mention of Compensation for Stevedores

C.W.U. President Evan ‘Mose’ Hyde said that after months of waiting to hear from the Port of Belize regarding payment, stevedores began to second-guess the team that was initially tasked [...]

Mose Says Labor Department is Sleeping on C.W.U. Issue

According to Hyde, aside from last Friday’s brief meeting with officials from the Ministry of Labor, government has remained dormant on the issue.  On Monday, a decision was taken to [...]

C.W.U. Reiterates Commitment and Willingness to Negotiate with P.B.L.

Going back to the ruling of the Essential Services Arbitration Tribunal, Mose Hyde says that had the decision been in favor of the employer, stevedores would have been compelled to [...]

Newly Elected B.N.T.U. National President Withdraws Only Weeks after Election

The Belize National Teacher Unions has scheduled a council meeting for Wednesday to address the abrupt withdrawal of President-elect, Ruth Shoman. On Monday, Shoman served a letter to President Elena [...]

Monarchy Vs Republic – Belizeans Will Determine

A recent statement by Prime Minister John Briceño drew international attention over the weekend when he said that Belize may very well be the next country to remove itself from [...]

4 Months In, What’s the Progress of the People’s Constitutional Commission?

While with the Director of the Good Governance Unit we asked for an update on the process for the revision of the Constitution of Belize, a daunting task that is [...]

P.C.C.’s Mission: Make the Constitution More Belizean

Today, the Chairman and the Deputy Chair of the People’s Constitutional Commission met with Leader of the Opposition Shyne Barrow. On Wednesday, a meeting of the P.C.C. plenary will be [...]

A New Solar System to Electrify Indian Creek

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Belize and the village of Indian Creek, in Toledo District, for a solar project to electrify the community.  The Ministry [...]

I.M.F: Belize Has Rebounded Strongly from COVID Pandemic

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has concluded a consultation with Belize on its economic performance since the COVID pandemic and has issued a detailed report. The I.M.F. [...]

Cashew Cash Crop in Crooked Tree Village

The highly anticipated Crooked Tree Village Cashew Fest and Agriculture Show 2023 is scheduled to take place on May thirteenth and fourteenth. The event was first organized back in the [...]

DoE to Take Closer Look at Changes in the New River

As we reported three weeks ago, the New River in Orange Walk seems to be entering another phase of uncertainty as reports of small amounts of dead fish have been [...]

Belize Prize for Investigative Journalism Announces 2022 Finalists

News 5′s Marion Ali and George Tillett have been shortlisted for the Belize Prize for Investigative Journalism. The Belize Prize for Investigative Journalism aims to honor and reward journalists who [...]

COVID Included as Part of MoHW’s Monitored Infectious Diseases under Surveillance

Last week, the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 is no longer deemed a public health emergency of international concern, though it did hasten to add that the shift in [...]

Value Addition through Agro-processing; Meet the Graduates

A closing ceremony for the Empowering Women and Youths initiative was held at the National Agricultural and Trade Showground in Belmopan. The aim is for participants to generate income through [...]

Belize Broadcasting Association Seeking to Modernize Broadcasting Framework

The Belize Broadcasting Authority is on a mission to update Belize’s Broadcasting Act. The last time an exercise was held to revise the act was back in 2002. In those [...]

Broadcasting Act Modernization Motivated By New Technology and International Pressures

Attorney-at-Law Marissa Longsworth is the lead consultant in B.B.A.’s efforts to modernize Belize’s broadcasting regulations. She gave a presentation on the importance of this exercise. Here is an excerpt from [...]

House of Shotokan Karate Children Win Big in Quintana Roo

With the advent of gadgets and electronic devices, most people play video games, but for those who revel in the thrill of the actual contact sport, there are always karate [...]