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PM Barrow Explains Petrocaribe Loan Motion

Tuesday’s Special Sitting of the House of Representatives was crafted for the presentation and passage of what Prime Minister Dean Barrow is calling a validation motion relating to the Petrocaribe [...]

P.U.P. Leader Blasts Barrow in the House

Leader of the Opposition Francis Fonseca wasn’t buying the PM’s take on the matter, including G.O.B.’s assertion that the P.U.P. in its own time used and abused the Petrocaribe funds [...]

Petrocaribe Money Dominates House Meeting

It was a day for spirited repartee, and the Opposition was able to hold its own inside the House, even as thousands cheered and sang and danced in fine political [...]

Briceño on Petrocaribe Funded Projects

Earlier we told you about the House debate in which both sides think the Petrocaribe program is a good thing – hundreds of millions worth of a good thing since [...]

Espat Debates Validity of Petrocaribe Loan Motion

Member for Cayo South Julius Espat has been a particular thorn in the side of the government. It is his name, as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee that is [...]

Thousands Converge on the Garden City for Petrocaribe Rally

The main business of the day was inside the House, where representatives from both sides debated the Petrocaribe Loan Motion of two hundred and twenty-eight million which has grown, at [...]

House Passes Petrocaribe Loan Motion after Marathon Debate

As we said earlier, the Special House meeting, called on the eve of Garifuna Settlement Day, centred around the Petrocaribe monies. The opposition is taking the government to court on [...]

Faber Says Accountability of Petrocaribe Funds Can Be Seen on the Streets

Minister of Education and Collet Area Representative, Patrick Faber has gone on record to defend the use of the Petrocaribe monies saying accountability of the funds can be seen on [...]

John Briceño Comes Out Swinging Against G.O.B.

The Opposition has waged war on the Petrocaribe issue, condemning the government for accessing the funds without going to the House for approval. So it was open season today, and [...]

John Saldivar lashes out at the P.U.P.

Minister of National Security John Saldivar toed the party line today, claiming that because of the Petrocaribe monies, Belmopan has benefitted tremendously.   John Saldivar, Area Rep., Belmopan “What you [...]

Julius Espat Lambasts G.O.B. For Spending Petrocaribe Monies Without Approval

The firebrand from Cayo South closed off the debate on Petrocaribe today, lambasting G.O.B. for its accessing and spending of the Petrocaribe monies without approval. Espat, as Chairman of the [...]

No Apology or Money for Gaspar Vega

Last week Wednesday, through his attorneys Barrow and Williams, Deputy Gaspar Vega threatened to sue CTV-three in Orange Walk, Love FM and Ramon Cervantes Junior. That threat arose from very [...]

Castro Visa Case Still in Pre-trial

The case of Edmond Castro versus the visa scandal whistleblower got underway in February of 2014. In 2013, Castro was accused of facilitating visas for Chinese nationals by Alvarine Burgess. [...]

Patrick Faber Says Petrocaribe Ballyhoo Is All About PUP Hypocrisy

The Petrocaribe money is all the rage these days, hundreds of millions of dollars in GOB’s hands to be used specifically for poverty alleviation, human and social development projects. But [...]

Accountability for Petrocaribe Funds Can be Seen on the Streets

Attorneys for the Opposition who are dealing with a suit filed against the Prime Minister, say that the loan motion was not taken to the house as required by the [...]

Ramon Cervantes Jr. Says He Won’t Apologize to Gapi Vega

Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega stands accused of orchestrating a hit on Ramon Cervantes Junior.  That very serious allegation was contained in a purported recording of wanted fugitive Manuel ‘El [...]

Gapi Vega’s Political Career Unfazed by Defamatory Statements

Cervantes will not apologize nor back down, and neither will Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega. He told the media today that the matter is in the hands of his attorney [...]

Francis Fonseca on B.S.I./B.S.C.F.A. Sugar Crisis

While industrial action is contemplated in the north, the People’s United Party is tonight castigating the Barrow administration for dragging its feet on one of the major industries and the [...]

Petrocaribe Loan Motion up for Second Reading

The House of Representatives is meeting next Tuesday in a special session where it is expected that the ruling United Democratic Party will be tabling the Petrocaribe loan motion for [...]

P.U.P. Party Leader on Resignation of Marci Tulio Mendez

On Tuesday, we reported that Orange Walk East Area Representative Marco Tulio Mendez had formally announced his resignation from electoral politics.  Mendez will not be contesting his seat in the [...]

P.U.P. Prepared for Petrocaribe Rally

A massive rally is being organized by the United Democratic Party to coincide with Tuesday’s house meeting.  The demonstration to be held at the foot of the Assembly Building is [...]

P.U.P.’s Marco Tulio Mendez Steps Down as Orange Walk East Area Rep

Reports circulated last week but tonight there is confirmation – popular P.U.P. Area representative for Orange Walk East, Doctor Marco Tulio Mendez, has decided to step down. He made the [...]

U.D.P. Organizes Rally in Support of Petrocaribe Loan Motion

In other political news…A special sitting of the House of Representative is slated for next week Tuesday in the Capital. In an ad aired in this newscast, the U.D.P. called [...]

P.U.P. May Lose Another Area Representative

There are two stories coming out of Orange Walk tonight. The first is a serious allegation about who put a hit on Ramon Cervantes Senior. A recording has been broadcast [...]

P.U.P. Explains Suit Against PM for Petrocaribe Monies

The People’s United Party has lashed out at government for hundreds of millions of dollars of Petrocaribe funds received from Venezuela, and an unconfirmed amount spent with no official accounting. [...]