• Service, Security, Success

  • Service, Security, Success

  • Service, Security, Success

Our Mission

To promote and advance the highest levels of professional service in the teaching profession, and to represent and advance the just cause of teachers and their collective views of Government and Educational authorities at all levels within Belize and abroad, in order to promote and achieve the best possible standards of education and quality of life for all of our people.

Our Vision

To promote and maintain a professional organization of workers in education in Belize. This organization will aspire towards the highest and best in educational standards, services and conditions of work for the development of Belize.

Upcoming events




Launching of Documentary

  • Place: Belize Biltmore Plaza
  • Time: 9:00 AM

Ensure that you make it for this moment in history! Krem TV and BNTU bring to you the launching of the documentary titled: 11 Days. It highlights the BNTU Teacher Strike and what it means to Belize's History overall.

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Join Us!

BNTU is the largest and strongest worker's union in Belize. It represents the true voice of change and reform. Why should you as a teacher join the Union?

The answer to that question is simple: to make a difference. Every active member of the Union is a powerful weapon of change. Join us today and find out how you can make a difference for the profession and for our country on a whole.

The events we hold are geared for the sole purpose of empowering you as a teacher, and to avoid the silent suffering that sometimes plagues the education system. Find out what events are scheduled for this school year.

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Member Application

Application to become a BNTU Member

salary deduction

Salary Deduction

Salary Deduction form

personal loan

Loan Application

Form for a regular BNTU Loan

medical loan

Medical Loan

Form for loans meant for medical emergencies.

professional development loans

PD Loan

Form for professional development loans

Death Fund

Death Fund

Application for Death Fund.

death fund claim

Death Fund Claim

Application for claiming Death Fund.


About us: Our Focus

Objective One

To promote, within its competence, the educational interests of the country and keep the public informed concerning educational matters or importance and urgency.

Objective two

To promote and maintain the unity of the teaching profession, widen the scope of its usefulness, and safeguard the interest of those comprising the membership.

Objective three

To aid the achievement and maintenance of high professional, ethical and moral standards among teachers.

Who is the BNTU?

The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) is a legally registered and recognized union representing teachers and unemployed persons of educational institutions at all levels in the country of Belize.

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The BNTU Executive

Elena Smith

National President

Luke Palacio

1st Vice President BNTU

Endevora Jorgenson

National Secretary

Jorge Mejia

National Treasurer

Corlan Galvez

President - Belmopan Branch

Kathleen Flowers

President - Belize Branch

Jorge Mejia

President - San Ignacio Branch

Arodi Montejo

Vice President - Corozal Rural Branch

Mario Mesh

President - Corozal Rural Branch

Nadia Caliz

President - Stann Creek Branch

Barbara Nunez

Auditor - Belmopan Branch

Lavern Pate

President - Corozal Town Branch

Bay Rivas

President - Benque Viejo Branch

Maria Chable

Asst. Secretary - Benque Viejo Branch

Coral Lord

Secretary - Belize Branch

Mirel Alamilla

Secretary - Orange Walk Branch

Troy Coleman

Vice President - Stann Creek Branch

Otilio Munoz

President - Orange Walk Branch

Hilton Garbutt

President - Punta Gorda Branch



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Teacher's rally in San Ignacio

National Elections

2015 Elections held at Benque


Teacher's rally in San Ignacio

National Elections

2015 Elections held at Benque



Teacher's rally in San Ignacio


Teacher's rally in San Ignacio



Teacher's rally in San Ignacio

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can Join BNTU?

Anyone in education sector can join BNTU, including retired teachers!


How often are conventions held?

Conventions are held yearly


Can a BNTU Representative join me in meetings with management?

Yes, you have the right to request a BNTU Officer to meetings.


Can a national president serve two terms?

Yes, this is allowed for by the BNTU Constitution.

Contact information

  • Address

    NGO Cresent, Belize City, Belize P.O. Box 382

  • Working Hours

    Mon - Fri: 08:00am - 5:00pm

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