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Mayor endorses fellow councilors; says it’s about the work

The United Democratic Party is gearing up for the upcoming municipal elections in Belize City.  Eight councilor candidates are so far officially in the run for local government in March [...]

Municipal Elections? U.D.P. [Getting] Ready

With the 2018 municipal elections only several months away, the UDP Belize City Council slate is already shaping out.  On Wednesday, eight councilor candidates submitted their names ahead of the [...]

Philip Willoughby’s Run Threatened by Health Issues

Is Belize City Council’s Superman Willoughby in or is he out of the U.D.P. Municipal? Last night, you heard Councilor Dion Leslie say that the current U.D.P. city councilors are [...]

“Yellowman” not allowed to attend Senate Special Select Committee Hearings

He remains Sergeant-At-Arms or Mace Bearer of the House of Representatives. But while the Senate Committee is meeting, Clerk of the National Assembly Eddie Webster announced today, Brian “Yellow Man” [...]

Governing U.D.P. City Councilors to vie again for City Hall

The Municipal Elections are coming up next year and the U.D.P. is getting in gear in Belize City where it has been controlling city hall since 2006. Today, majority of [...]

Is Expense Bill for B.T.L. Settlement Too High?

As much as one hundred and thirty million U.S. dollars is being sought by the former owners of Belize Telemedia Limited from the Dean Barrow administration. It is the final [...]

Why Did P.M. Sign Agreement?

The Government and particularly the Prime Minister have in the past tried to shove off at least part of the responsibility for the B.T.L. debacle to the shoulders of the [...]

Briceño Warns ‘Sticker Shock’ Coming for Belize’s Economy

There is also the question of economic shock caused by the B.T.L. payments. The Government recently re-negotiated the Superbond, but has accumulated close to a hundred million dollars in debt [...]

Progressive Party Wants Castro Investigated; Saldivar is Wrong Too

The People’s United Party has called for the removal of Minister of State Edmond Castro, following the revocation of his visa by the U.S. State Department. The Belize Progressive Party [...]

After Drama, B.P.P. Wants “Tangible Results” from Senate Inquiry

We also asked Chairman Smith to comment on the May seventeenth showdown between supporters of the Belizeans Against Courtenay movement, particularly House macebearer Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett, and the press, [...]

It’s Still No to the I.C.J.

Last week, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington broke the news that Guatemala expects to have its referendum on taking the Belizean claim to the International Court of Justice later [...]

P.M. Says No Impropriety Behind Revoked Visa

Prime Minister Dean Barrow broke his silence today in respect of a raft of issues plaguing his administration. First, there is the embarrassing cancellation of Edmond Castro’s diplomatic and tourist [...]

P.M. Distinguishes Castro Circumstances from Max Samuels

In her testimony before the Senate Special Select Committee on Wednesday, whistleblower Alvarene Burgess attested that the U.S. Embassy is in possession of an audio recording in which Castro can [...]

P.M. Puts Confidence in Coast Guard in Wake of Saldivar Scandal

Is the owner of the Belmopan Bandits, Minister of Defense John Saldivar, justified in using coast guard vessels to ferry members of his basketball club to San Pedro on game [...]

Barrow Declares It Will Not Happen Again

The use of the boats, says the prime minister, isn’t a decision that he would have taken; however, he says that Saldivar will not be using those vessels for future [...]

P.M. Says Spare “Yellow Man”

The conduct of Yellow Man during the May seventeenth meeting of the Senate Special Select Committee has been widely condemned, following verbal threats he made to members of the media [...]

“Yellow Man” Responsible, Says Finnegan, But Should Not Be Dismissed

Because of his unbecoming behavior, there are loud calls for Yellow Man’s removal since as mace bearer he should be upholding the dignity of the House.  Senior Minister Michael Finnegan [...]

Faber Says “Yellow Man” Will Also Be Discussed by U.D.P.

Yellow Man will get his day before the National Assembly Staff Committee. They will decide what course of action, if any, will be taken following the Mace-bearer’s behavior at the [...]

P.U.P. Throw Support Behind Alvarine Burgess

Reaction to the testimony of Alvarene Burgess has been sharply divided along political lines. The Government’s supporters believe she has no basis for her claims; the Opposition has largely cheered [...]

P.U.P. to Call Out Gaspar Vega at Next House Meeting

Orange Walk North area representative and former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega has not attended a single meeting of the House of Representatives since October last, after resigning from Cabinet. [...]

Cabinet Colleagues Weigh In on Castro: Finnegan Wants to Hear from U.S.

It has come out in court and today in the senate that Minister Edmond Castro has been involved in countless recommendations for Asians at a fee; in fact, his name [...]

DPM Faber Says There is No Evidence of Wrongdoing Against Castro

The matter of the visa cancellation was discussed in the Cabinet on Tuesday, but Government has not received any notification from the U.S. about what has transpired and why. Deputy [...]

COLA & P.U.P. Say Castro Must Go

Today, the Opposition and COLA pounced on the heels of the revocation of Castro’s visas. P.U.P. Leader John Briceño and Cayo South’s Julius Espat called for Castro’s removal, while Geovannie [...]

Finnegan Asks – What is Ultimate Purpose of Senate Inquiry?

One lone U.D.P. minister who says that the senate inquiry has not run its course is Mesopotamia area rep, Michael Finnegan. He says that it is the prerogative of the [...]

Faber Says Resources Must Be Governed by Written Contract

Another U.D.P. minister who has come under fire recently is John Saldivar. The Belmopan area rep was photographed ferrying his team to San Pedro using coastguard vessels donated by the [...]