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Gas Gone Up, Will Electricity Bill Go Up Too?

The last sitting of the House of Representatives for 2018 took place in Belmopan and generally, the members were in good form. A number of issues came up, but we [...]

PM Says Fuel Increase is Due to World Market Prices

In responding to Briceño’s concerns, PM Barrow attributed the fluctuating cost of fuel acquisition to prices on the international market, anticipating that the next shipment of fuel to Belize may [...]

Said Musa Pans Vital Stats Unit

The Vital Statistics Unit remains under intense public scrutiny, following the termination of four employees last week who were found to have aided in the falsification of a birth certificate [...]

Amendments to IBC Act ahead of December Deadline

The special sitting of the House of Representatives earlier today focused primarily on the passage of two bills: the Income and Business Tax Amendment Bill, as well as the International [...]

Income and Business Tax Amendment Bill Passes Third Reading

After a lengthy adjournment to discuss the matter in committee, the House resumed the session at which time PM Barrow rose to move a third reading of the Income and [...]

An Update on Proposed Diaspora Bill

Caribbean Shores Area Rep Kareem Musa has been busy drafting a piece of legislation that if passed will see Diaspora Belizeans participating in the April 2019 I.C.J. referendum.  He was [...]

Party Politics and Water Bill Collection in Seine Bight

Is party politics being played with the collection of water bills in Seine Bight Village?  According to Stann Creek West Area Representative Rodwell Ferguson, he had approached Junior Minister of [...]

Cayo South Experiencing Water Woes

In Cayo South, residents of Armenia, St. Margaret’s and Unitedville are also experiencing a water crisis.  They are having difficulty accessing potable water.  According to Area Representative Julius Espat, despite [...]

What’s the Future of Pier One Bar?

Pier One Bar is under the radar once more; the bar is located within the B.T.L. Park, a popular venue for recreation by families. For some time, we have reported [...]

CitCo’s Part Payment for Damages to Pier One Facility

The ten-year lease to principal shareholder of Pier One, Joseph Kee, speaks to the payment of three hundred and fifty dollars monthly for rent of the overwater structure. Mayor Bernard [...]

A Bill to Allow Belizeans in the Diaspora to Vote on Referendum Day

Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musa had lodged a bill which, if passed, will allow Belizeans living in the diaspora to be able to vote in the upcoming referendum on [...]

Will the Bill Be Tabled in the House on Wednesday?

Musa hopes that the bill would be tabled for first reading as soon as possible in order to allow for the necessary preparations to take place before the referendum on [...]

$650K for Christmas Cheer Programme

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has made it quite clear that he makes no apology for the distribution of what has become the yearly Christmas Cheer. U.D.P. Area Representatives are given [...]

Leader of Opposition sounds off on “Christmas Cheer”

Government will be disbursing six-hundred-and-fifty-thousand dollars for its annual Christmas cheer programme. At the last sitting of the House, Prime Minister Dean Barrow made no apologies about the distribution of [...]

90K Worth Xmas Décor Vanished under Previous Corozal Town Council

Still on the subject of Christmas cheer, the Corozal Town Council called on Minister Pablo Marin to put some of the twenty-five-thousand dollars towards its activities for the holidays. The [...]

Leader of Opposition Reflects on ‘Chendo’ Urbina

An official funeral service was held at La Inmaculada Church today for former Ambassador Rosendo “Chendo” Urbina, who was laid to rest in Orange Walk.  Urbina, the founder of the [...]

Dianne Finnegan is the New U.D.P. Standard Bearer for Lake I

Activist Dianne Finnegan and wife of Minister Michael Finnegan of the Mesopotamia Division, was elected U.D.P. standard bearer for Lake Independence. While small in numbers for the sprawling constituency, Sunday’s [...]

Ramon Witz is Back in Cayo South for the U.D.P.

There was also a new U.D.P. standard bearer elected in the Cayo South division, but actually he’s a former area rep. Three persons contested to be the caretaker for that [...]

Boots Martinez: Barrow to Take U.D.P. into 4th Term in Government

Minister Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez confirmed today that he was among a group of U.D.P. politicians who held a meeting with PM Dean Barrow prior to last Tuesday’s cabinet meeting. The [...]

Johnny B: PM Staying On Signals No Confidence in U.D.P. Party Leader Hopefuls

So while that the leadership bid is an internal U.D.P. matter, today we asked Leader of the Opposition what he makes of the PM’s decision to demit office until his [...]

Who Will Replace PM Barrow as Leader of the U.D.P.?

In early November, Martinez came out in support of Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte, who was considered the dark horse who would have gone head to head against DPM Patrick Faber [...]

John Briceño Says G.O.B. Needs to Address Human Trafficking

Last week we reported on the US Government’s decision to cut non-humanitarian aid and non-trade assistance to Belize. United States President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum which listed Belize [...]

Minister Hulse Says It Was the Prime Minister’s Decision to Stay Longer

U.D.P. Leader Dean Barrow will remain as Prime Minister until the year 2020, which is when the next general elections will be held. PM Barrow had initially announced that he [...]

Does Cabinet Have Faith in Aspiring U.D.P. Leaders?

Minister Omar Figueroa was among a group of cabinet members who made a request to Prime Minister Dean Barrow to postpone his planned retirement and remain as party leader. Now [...]

PM Barrow Cancels Early Retirement, A Monkey Wrench in U.D.P. Leadership Succession?

There is a major shift in the power play in the United Democratic Party in regards to the retirement of Prime Minister Dean Barrow.  The PM has decided to stay [...]