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P.U.P. Leader Explains Why Meeting with Southern Caucus was Cancelled

Turning to political news…In August, the People’s United Party’s Southern Caucus announced that it will vote against taking the Belize/Guatemala dispute for resolution to the International Court of Justice. The [...]

Opposition Leader to Embark in I.C.J. Referendum Listening Tour

As of next week, P.U.P. Leader John Briceño will embark on a nationwide ‘listening’ tour. It’s his way of getting to know how the party’s standard bearers, area representatives, and [...]

Should Assad Shoman Lead I.C.J. Referendum Campaign?

Foreign Affairs Minister, Wilfred Elrington, has come under heavy criticism for the nature of the ministry’s I.C.J. Referendum Campaign.   On April tenth, 2019 voters will head to the polls and [...]

U.D.P. Edmond Castro Speaks on I.C.J. Referendum

While there is a chorus for a ‘YES’ vote in line with the Prime Minister’s position, we did find today an elected representative who hasn’t made up his mind.  Whne [...]

P.U.P. Belize Rural South Standard Bearer Sworn In

The People’s United Part endorsed Andre Perez as the Standard Bearer for Belize Rural South.  On Saturday, party supporters of the Belize Rural South constituency gathered at the Saca Chispas [...]

P.U.P. Reps Say There’s No Division in the Party

There was some straight talk on Tuesday by the P.U.P. southern caucus chair, Mike Espat, as well as from Cayo South Area Rep Julius Espat and Cayo Northeast Orlando Habet.  [...]

A Rare Occasion: Mutual Cause Unites P.U.P. and B.P.P. against I.C.J. Vote

It is known that there are many in the leadership of the People’s United Party, excluding its leader John Briceño, who are opposed to taking Guatemala’s territorial claim to the [...]

A Move That is to Be Welcomed

The decision for members of the country’s oldest political organization to join forces with the B.P.P. is unconventional.  It’s a move that Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat says people [...]

Where Does the P.U.P. Stand on I.C.J.?

The People’s United Party does not have consensus on the I.C.J. matter so was the attendance of several of its elected members and standard bearers sanctioned by its leadership?  It [...]

Landy Habet says Cayo Northeast Constituents are Uninformed of ICJ Vote

Area Representative Orlando Habet represents Cayo Northeast, which is one of the areas close to the western border with Guatemala. Habet also weighed in on the I.C.J. discussion, speaking on [...]

Zenaida Moya Says She Will Contest Upcoming General Elections

Former U.D.P. Belize City Mayor Zenaida Moya has her eyes set on central government. Moya initially had the support of Mesopotamia Area Rep Michael Finnegan, but all that changed when [...]

Poaching and Illegal Farming by Guatemalans in Toledo District

In the face of incursions into the Columbia Forest Reserve and the village of San Benito Poite by poachers from neighboring Guatemala, concerns have been raised about the ongoing encroachment [...]

Chiquibul Remains Under Threat of Poaching

Poaching is a similar issue that is being faced in the Chiquibul Forest where gold panners and illegal farmers enter into the expanse of wilderness.  According to Julius Espat whose [...]

The “Mess” at Vital Stats to be Cleaned Out

The Vital Statistics Unit is a ‘mess’ according to Church Senator Ashley Rocke and U.D.P. Senator Macario Coy. The issue of the unit’s inefficiency was debated on Wednesday during the [...]

Amendment to General Registry Act Debated by Senators

Another piece of legislation relating to registration that was debated by the Senator was an amendment to the General Registry Act which seeks to alleviate the administrative burden of the [...]

UNCAC Report Completed, But Minor Corrections to be Made

A team of experts from Tuvalu and Haiti came to conduct an assessment of the country in July as part of Belize’s implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. [...]

Senator Speaks Out Against Gender Base Violence

Speaking on the adjournment during Wednesday’s Senate meeting, Senator Doctor Carla Barnett touched on the much talked about topic of gender-based violence. In her address, Senator Barnett remembered the tragic [...]

Senators Buck Heads over NEWCO/G.O.B. US $6 Million Settlement

The most debated motion brought to the Senate today was the conditional settlement agreement between NEWCO Limited and the Government of Belize. In 2002, the Belize Airports Authority and NEWCO [...]

First US $3 Million Payment Due End of October

Taking part in the debate were U.D.P. Senator Orson Elrington and P.U.P. Senator Eamon Courtenay. Both Senators touched on Cabinet’s decision at the time to terminate the concession agreement.   [...]

U.D.P.’s Mike Peyrefitte Hopes He Wins Port Loyola Convention

Attorney General and U.D.P. Senator Michael Peyrefitte has been hitting the ground in the Port Loyola Division meeting U.D.P. voters in his attempt to cement his candidacy as the U.D.P.’s [...]

P.U.P. National Executive Meets: Briceño on Principles of Social Justice

The People’s United Party held its national executive meeting at Memorial Park in Belize City. Hundreds of delegates from constituencies in the districts, travelled to join the Belize City delegates [...]

Government Seeks to Settle NEWCO Debt

Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned to the country on Thursday, but he was unable to attend today’s House Meeting since he is still recovering from surgery.  So, Acting Prime Minister [...]

Opposition Lambastes GOB for Attempting to Settle NEWCO Debt

The Opposition hotly debated the six million U.S.-dollar settlement agreement. John Briceño led the charge questioning why government wants to settle a U.S.-based judgment when it had ignored a judgement [...]

A 3-way Dispute Over Ownership of Belize Airports Concession Company

When the NEWCO deal collapsed, the Belize Airport Concession group was granted an agreement to manage the P.G.I.A.  The Belmopan Area rep John Saldivar raised the issue of who was [...]

BWSL to Purchase Consolidated Water Belize in San Pedro

A loan for roughly seventeen million Belize dollars is being guaranteed by government for Belize Water Services Limited to acquire shares in Consolidated Water Belize Limited in San Pedro.  The [...]