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Cabinet Rescinds Phone Allowances for CEOs

Today, the Cabinet, during its regular session in Belmopan, decided to rescind the government’s decision to allow for an increase in the phone allowances for C.E.O.’s in the various ministries, [...]

P.S.U Says What’s Good for Public Officers is Good for CEOs

Reportedly, the government’s rationale to increase the phone allowances was to synchronize the C.E.O.’s allowances with that of C.E.O.’s from the previous administration. But, P.S.U President Dean Flowers would have [...]

Is the Lower Court Carrying Through with a Sick-out?

On Monday, the Government of Belize issued a statement responding to irresponsible misinformation being carried in other areas of the media regarding a purported sick-out by crown counsels.  This was [...]

BSCFA Won’t Budge on 4-year Commercial Agreement with B.S.I.

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association continues to reiterate the position that its members have taken ahead of the 2023-2024 sugar crop.  Despite the need to sign a commercial agreement [...]

BSCFA, “Only way forward is Commission of Inquiry”

Earlier this month, the interim commercial agreement between BSCFA and the miller expired.  According to C.E.O. Alonzo, in 2021 and 2022, the association negotiated with B.S.I. to conclude a new [...]

C.E.O. Alonzo on B.S.I., “Any negotiation would still be futile.”

Also on the BSCFA/B.S.I. timeline was a request for government intervention.  This was done through the establishment of a ministerial subcommittee made of several three individuals, including Minister of Agriculture [...]

What’s Up with Belmopan City Council?

Mayor Sharon Palacio is not running for a second term in office as head of the Belmopan City Council, but the shenanigans at City Hall continue with the appointment of [...]

OSH Bill: Arguably, the Most Delayed Piece of Legislation

Interest is once again being generated by the Government of Belize, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize to proceed with the [...]

Ministry of Labor Joins ILO in Discussing Decent Work

Earlier today, the Ministry of Labor partnered with the International Labor Organization’s Decent Work team to organize a workshop aimed at understanding what is decent work.  It is defined as [...]

Belize to Address Gaps in Decent Work Agenda

Decent work is applied to both the formal and informal sectors, addressing all kinds of jobs, people and families.  According to the International Labor Organization, decent work involves opportunities for [...]

Latest HIV Statistics for Belize

Every year on December first, World AIDS Day is observed to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. It is also a day to pay tribute to those who have passed [...]

Kolcha Tuesday is Taco Tuesday, Sugar City Style!

For tonight’s episode of Kolcha Tuesday we will purposely rebrand the following feature as Taco Tuesday.  Over the weekend, News Five traveled to Orange Walk where we attended the annual [...]

Churches Hold Peace Rally for Israel and Palestine

The sustained attacks by Israel on the Gaza Strip have resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of Palestinians, including women and children, and have displaced many millions more. [...]

Six Brazilians Caught Entering Belize Illegally

Six Brazilians caught illegally on board a commercial bus entering Belize are spending time at the Belize Central Prison pending their expulsion from the country. The six were nabbed during [...]

Stepfather Charged for Rape of Minor, 14

A thirty-two-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting his fourteen-year-old stepdaughter in 2022 is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison, after he was read five indictable and criminal offenses, [...]

UNICEF Signs MOU for Women & Children

This morning, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management and UNICEF signed an agreement to protect vulnerable Belizeans, including children and mothers. At the signing in [...]