NTUCB President weighs in on BNTU issue
As a follow up to the letter sent to the Caribbean Union of Teachers, Love News has learnt that the organization has agreed to intervene on the issue. Their response reportedly came after the Executive Secretary of the Belize National Teachers Union, Keesha Young-Flowers wrote to the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) directing them to disregard the letter that was sent by the group of teachers that are objecting to Ruth Guerra-Shoman’s presidency. Love News spoke with several union members who have expressed shame at the situation, saying that it is quite the scandal to have the Caribbean Union of Teachers engaged in the local divide within the BNTU. The letter from Young-Flowers, dated July 10, followed the July 9 letter from, ‘Concerned Members of the BNTU’. Young-Flowers indicated to the CUT, that Denise Henry, President of the BNTU Stann Creek Branch, was unauthorized to send any letter to them, and that the only letters to be validated are those that come from the BNTU Executive. Our newsroom spoke with President of the NTUCB, Luke Martinez, for his feedback on this upset within the BNTU.
Love News had anticipated this issue to boil over, and had made a dozen requests for interview to former BNTU President, Elena Smith, since May 2023. She had promised to grant us the interviews, but to date she has not fulfilled that promise.