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Electricity Acquisition Settlement Bill Passed in One Sitting

Today’s special sitting of the House of Representatives included matters of routine housekeeping, the introduction of one bill and the passage of two bills and two loan motions through the [...]

P.M. Barrow – Why Would Anyone Count the Cost of EAS Bill?

According to the Prime Minister – faced with such an achievement, it is inconceivable to him that anybody would stop to count the actual financial cost.    Prime Minister Dean [...]

Opposition Welcomes Settlement with Fortis but Dislikes Terms and Concessions

Opposition leader Francis Fonseca says he gets it all right…and the People’s United Party actually welcomes the settlement of the four year protracted legal battle between G.O.B. and Fortis. But [...]

Opposition Leader Raises the Ire of P.M. Barrow, Legal Expertise Called to Question

Those comments by Fonseca drew a very heated response from Prime Minister Dean Barrow. He says that those wrongheaded assertions by the Leader of the Opposition are exactly why he [...]

How Much is Barrow Administration Spending on Litigation?

The Barrow administration, for better or worse, has been embroiled in seemingly unending litigation. And with that litigation has come criticism for G.O.B.’s choice of high-paid, select attorneys who have [...]

Who’s Benefiting from Fortis Settlement? Let’s Ask Julius Espat

According to the member for Cayo South Julius Espat, what is happening today with Fortis is all part of, in his words, a premeditated and wicked plan in which the [...]

P.M. Responds to Espat’s Comments

Now, if you expected those comments by Espat to be unremarked, you would be wrong. The Prime Minister always seems to reserve special attention for Espat, and today was no [...]

Finnegan and Dolores Trade Words During House Meeting

Quite aside from the back and forth on the Fortis settlement, there was the usual bickering we’ve come to know and dislike at the sittings of the House of Representatives. [...]

…In the Middle of It All Toledo West Residents Just Want Electricity

That debate, though not so personal, continued with Oscar Requeña, member for Toledo West. He had the same concerns as his colleague from Belize Rural Central – that all the [...]

PUP Disagrees with GOB’s Fortis Settlement

On Monday Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced a settlement with Fortis on the arbitrary 2011 acquisition of that company’s shares in B.E.L.  G.O.B. will be paying seventy million dollars to [...]

COLA Joins BTV in Returning to Sarstoon Island

Another expedition to the Sarstoon by the Belize Territorial Volunteers took place early this morning. The group has committed to trek to the Sarstoon every Tuesday, which is the day [...]

Ray Davis is No Longer Senator for Unions

Ray Davis is no longer the Senator representing the Unions. The decision was taken by the General Council of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize last week, but there [...]

Opposition Senator Files Notice of Motion

Opposition Senator Lisa Shoman is unrelenting on the issue of the incursion in the Sarstoon by the Guatemalan military. Today she wrote to the Clerk of the National Assembly informing [...]

Senator Shoman Expects Support from Government Side

Shoman has tried to pass a motion once before, requesting an official Senate special select committee investigation into corruption in the Immigration Department. Thanks to a government majority in the [...]

Turmoil in Guatemala Escalates

As the Opposition seeks the report of the Guatemalan incursion at the Sarstoon, Guatemala remains in turmoil as calls for the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina escalate. On Tuesday, [...]

Congress to Decide If President Should Stand Trial

Since the scandal broke in April, there have been waves of protests across Guatemala.  According to McDonald, President Perez Molina can be made to stand trial as a civilian for [...]

Former U.D.P. Minister Melvin Hulse Resigns

It hasn’t been a great week for the United Democratic Party, which came under fire on Monday from former U.D.P. Minister Hubert Elrington. Apparently its reunion week for former Ministers [...]

Hulse Claims the U.D.P. is Victimizing His People

Just in case you missed it, that last shot from Hulse to his former colleagues was a not so subtle threat – coming from the belly of the beast, so [...]

Hulse Reveals Details of Placencia Land Transaction

The straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back, said Hulse, is a land deal gone terribly wrong in Placencia. He claims that the Ministry of Natural Resources, at which he [...]

Standard Bearer Says Progress Made in P.U.P. G11 Dispute

A group of eleven standard bearers of the People’s United Party continues to boycott official Party functions. They are agitating for change in the P.U.P., and until some common ground [...]

Kareem Musa Says He Will Deliver Caribbean Shores

Even as Kareem Musa deals with internal party issues, he can’t lose sight of his own upcoming battle in Caribbean Shores. He will be facing off against a formidable candidate [...]

Santi’s Handing Over to Darrell Bradley in Cari Shores was Seamless

In April, Santiago ‘Santino’ Castillo stepped aside in Caribbean Shores to make way for current Belize City Mayor and aspiring Area Representative Darrell Bradley. That signalled the end of a [...]

Belize Unity Alliance Wants to Recruit You

The Belize Unity Alliance, an organization which aims to bring together and galvanize all third parties, is very much a part of the present geopolitical picture.  Led by former Placencia [...]

“Shame on U.D.P. Government!” – Francis Fonseca on Sarstoon Confrontation

Following an incident in the Sarstoon between the Guatemalan military and a group led by the Belize Territorial Volunteers on Sunday, the People’s United Party has condemned the actions of [...]

P.U.P. Deputy Leader and Senator Recount Sarstoon Island Expedition

The People’s United Party did not form a part of the expedition, but former P.U.P. Foreign Minister and current Senator Lisa Shoman was present and accounted for…as was P.U.P. Deputy [...]