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December 14, 2023

Unemployment ticks up to 4 percent; seasonal agriculture jobs most shedded

The September 2023 Labour Force Survey counted an estimated 7,555 unemployed persons – that is, presently not working, but who have carried out activities to look [...]
December 11, 2023

House of Representatives approves Port of Belize acquisition as parties spar over Ashcroft influence

The Port of Belize City has been a flashpoint for nearly two decades because of both labor disputes with stevedores represented by the Christian Workers’ Union [...]
December 7, 2023

Education Minister announces Government to pay salaries, pensions, allowances and full-service benefits at grant-aided schools

These are schools that accept Government funding but pay a portion of teachers’ salaries in a ratio of 70-30.
November 29, 2023

Courts see delays and adjournments as issues within justice system continue

But it was a different story on Tuesday as our court reporter confirmed that there was a definite go-slow that affected judicial work in the High [...]
November 26, 2023

National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) demands Government of Belize to withdraw telephone allowance increase for high ranking government officers

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) joins the Public Service Union of Belize (PSU) and the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) [...]
November 24, 2023

Belize National Teachers’ Union threatens “to roar” over increased Government allowances, delays in increments and salary

For these and obvious other reasons, the Union in a press statement today treats with “tremendous disdain” news of a telephone allowance increase to chief executive [...]
October 26, 2023

Luke Martinez on occupational health and safety: ‘Enact this bill now’

Martinez, filling in as temporary Senator, informed the Senate that a deadline set following a meeting with Labour Minister Oscar Requeña and previously with Prime Minister [...]
October 25, 2023

Government of Belize announces 15 public and bank holidays for 2024

All except four are going to be observed on the actual day.