BNTU President Faces Controversy Amid Allegations and US Department of State Questions
Ruth Guerra-Shoman – she is the current President of the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) who has been at the center of allegations and mistrust from within the very union she leads. Since her election as the president in April this year, a group within the membership has questioned her eligibility and character as a leader. The most recent statement on her presidency came last week when it was reported that she may have misled or misrepresented her status with the US Department of State. Love News understands that Guerra-Shoman had indicated to the union’s general counsel that she was employed by the US State Department in the education sector. Checks with the US Embassy, however, had proven that to be untrue. Despite several requests for comment, Guerra-Shoman has consistently declined. Today, however, she opted to issue a statement on her social media page. Interestingly, her statement did not deny the allegations or claims, but rather the over one thousand words would only speak of her past experiences on gender violence, and how she views the relationship with the BNTU as an abusive one. She goes on to question how long she would be able to continue working with the union, and her purpose in this world. She did note, however that there are many misleading stories about her. Again, she did not address any of the claims being made against her.