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P.U.P. Decries GOB’s Sarstoon Regulations

Maheia isn’t the only one disappointed by the new law. The P.U.P. has been engaged in the Guatemala discussion, and committed to a bi-partisan approach to resolution, but today the [...]

B.P.P. is Disappointed in PM’s Response to O.A.S. Release

Earlier you heard the N.T.U.C.B. take a stand on the release issued by the Organization of American States in which it prematurely “repudiated” the death of Julio Alvarado Ruano at [...]

B.P.P. Weighs In on Upcoming BTV Trip

The N.T.U.C.B. could not support the trip the Sarstoon, but according to B.P.P. Chairman, “those who on their own volition choose to go on the expedition know the inherent risk, [...]

An Update on Patrick Faber’s Campaign for U.D.P. Leadership

Turning to politics….While Minister of Education Patrick Faber applauds the B.N.T.U.’s campaign to educate its membership on the Belize/Guatemala dispute; he has been busy heading a campaign of his own.  [...]

John Saldivar Launches Music Video for his Campaign

On Friday night in Belmopan, area representative John Saldivar bused in delegates to attend the launch of a music video and jingle as part of his ongoing campaign.  Saldivar is [...]

Opposition Leader Addresses Nation as Guatemala Increases Aggression

As the government of Guatemala becomes more aggressive, The People’s United Party has been swift in issuing a statement following an emergency executive meeting at Independence Hall.  P.U.P. Leader John [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says GAF Actions at Sarstoon Constitute an Act of Aggression

Before that shooting near Cebada, the biggest thing in the news would have been the actions by Guatemala on Wednesday, as the Ministry of National Security inaugurated its Forward Operating [...]

Senator Eamon Courtenay PUP Representative on Negotiations

And where the Opposition’s participation in the Belize/Guatemala talks is concerned, there is very significant news. Ambassador Assad Shoman is out, and Ambassador Eamon Courtenay is in. We could not [...]

P.U.P. Leader Meets with O.A.S. Secretary-General

This morning, Briceño also briefed News Five on the meeting with Secretary-General Almagro which included the participation of former P.U.P. Foreign Ministers Said Musa, Lisa Shoman, Godfrey Smith and Eamon [...]

B.P.P. Says Rejected Protocols is Tantamount to Failed Diplomacy

The rejection of the Sarstoon proposals is not sitting well in many quarters. Today, the Belize Progressive Party likened this development to failed diplomacy. Party Chairman Paco Smith says the [...]

An Update on John Saldivar’s Deputy Leadership Campaign

On May twenty-ninth delegates of the United Democratic Party will select a new first Deputy Leader to replace Gaspar Vega. It’s expected that the victor will automatically get a shoe [...]

Myrtle Palacio Versus Guardian Newspaper

Former People’s United Party Secretary General Myrtle Palacio appeared before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin today, after filing a civil suit against the Guardian Newspaper.  The case originates from an article [...]

A Case of Witchcraft and Defamation

In court this morning, Palacio gave a sworn statement. The article and the accompanying cartoon were also tendered as evidence.  The argument, however, brings to the fore the issue of [...]

Is it Fair Comment or was Former P.U.P. SecGen Slandered?

Newspaper editor Alfonso Noble, who is named in the suit, is being represented by Senior Counsel Michael Young.  Both Young and his client reiterated that what was published in that [...]

Mayor Bradley Weighs in on U.D.P. Deputy Leadership

Turning to politics…the U.D.P. Deputy Leadership convention has been set for May twenty-ninth. In the ongoing campaign, on Tuesday, Minister John Saldivar, who is running for first deputy party leader, [...]

A New U.D.P. Deputy Leader will be Chosen on May 29th—Does Faber Have an Edge?

The date for a special convention to choose the First Deputy Leader of the United Democratic Party is set.  Delegates from across all thirty-one constituencies are expected to cast their [...]

Patrick Faber Discusses Campaign Funding

Since both candidates threw their hats into the ring following Gaspar Vega’s departure as first deputy leader, several area representatives have come out in full support of their candidate of [...]

Faber Does the Math in Orange Walk, Will Gapi’s Support be a Factor?

While a majority of the area representatives and standard bearers have chosen their candidate, there is one wild card remaining.  That person seems to be Orange Walk North Area Representative [...]

Who Said Finnegan is Retiring from Mesop Politics!

Still on political news…Is perennial Mesopotamia Area Representative Michael Finnegan throwing in the towel?  In the wake of his November fourth victory in the 2015 General Elections, Finnegan’s nephew Jamal [...]

Boots Comes Out in Favor of John Saldivar

While Finnegan has declared his unwavering support for Patrick Faber, Port Loyola Area Representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez is flexing his political muscle in the other corner.  This afternoon, he called [...]

A Straightforward Decision was Made to Support Saldivar’s Candidacy

With the convention date set for May twenty-ninth, both candidates are canvassing delegates in the thirty-one constituencies.  That being the case, it isn’t farfetched that Patrick Faber would have approached [...]

Who is Boots Grooming to Take Over in Port Loyola?

Deputy Mayor Dean Samuels, is he preparing to succeed “Boots” Martinez in Port Loyola?  While the incumbent area representative has announced his retirement from electoral politics at the end of [...]

Changes Within the People’s United Party

On Wednesday the P.U.P. leader named new members to the executive of the P.U.P. who will now go on to get the blessing of the National Party Council. Briceño made [...]

Where Does Deputy Party Leader Julius Espat Stand on Changes?

Deputy Party leader, Julius Espat, was at the forefront of the campaign for the re-election of Francis Fonseca as leader last November. While Fonseca and other parliamentarians are moving forward [...]

Patrick Andrews is Ready for Another PUP Leadership Convention

Now the P.U.P. held a convention last November in which John Briceño and his team were decisively elected. But on social media this week, there is one standard bearer that [...]