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Godwin Hulse Weighs in on Campaign Financing

Frank ‘Papa’ Mena received ten thousand dollars from Mason toward his by-election campaign. At least he says it was only ten thousand. According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, no other [...]

Campaign Financing, Is it Time to Enact Much Needed Legislation?

William Mason wined, dined and made monetary contributions to U.D.P. ministers. The name of the Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, is popping up everywhere in the saga involving Mason; [...]

P.U.P. Calls for an Investigation of Former GSU Commander

Following an allegation of sexual assault against a minor, Superintendent Mark Flowers has been replaced by Inspector Glenn Caliz as head of the GSU. It all happened while Flowers is [...]

Cordel Hyde Criticizes Decision to Deploy GSU into City Streets

It was made known on Monday by the Minister of National Security that the Gang Suppression Unit has been given a new set of directives to tackle criminal elements in [...]

Additional Police Presence Doesn’t Address Root of Crime Situation

In the aftermath of the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas, Minister Saldivar announced that more police officers are being deployed into the streets of Belize City, in light of the [...]

P.U.P. Demands Removal of John Saldivar and GSU Commander from Respective Posts

The People’s United Party came out swinging today, strongly criticizing the Barrow administration, as well as the Belize Police Department in a press conference at Independence Hall.  The P.U.P. has [...]

John Briceño Says Police and Immigration Departments Goofed Up

The issue of Mason’s licenses to lawfully have in his possession an arsenal of weapons was also brought up today.  Opposition Leader John Briceno questioned the acquisition of those gun [...]

P.U.P. on B.T.L. Arbitration Award

The B.T.L. arbitration award, as well as the economic impact of having to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate for the nationalization of the utility company, remains [...]

John Briceño Breaks Down B.T.L.’s Acquisition Cost

Briceño, during the press conference, also broke down the arbitration award into annual payments, calculating the figure retroactively to the 2009 nationalization of the utility company.   John Briceño, P.U.P. [...]

Eamon Courtenay Chides G.O.B. Over B.T.L. Settlement

On July twelfth, ten working days after the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration was handed down, G.O.B. will need to make a payment of about one hundred and [...]

Why Didn’t Government Challenge Validity of Accommodation Agreement?

The Prime Minister has vilified the Accommodation Agreement signed between B.T.L. and the P.U.P. administration of 2005. In fact, it’s been a main platform of every government campaign since 2008. [...]

Courtenay Says Trust is for Non-government Organizations, Not G.O.B.

At his press conference last week, Prime Minister Barrow claimed sweet victory and vindication on one particular point of the settlement – a claim that G.O.B. will have total access [...]

Should Eamon Courtenay be Criticized for Defending the Ashcroft Group?

So with all that said, can Courtenay himself be criticized for coming out so strongly against the settlement when he was one of the lead attorneys in the protracted litigation? [...]

B.P.P. Disses Government for Proposed Referendum Amendment

The Belize Progressive Party has issued a stern release condemning the Barrow Administration for announcing its plan to amend the existing Referendum Act.  A revision of that piece of legislation [...]

Don’t Blame It on the PUP, Says Briceño

The arbitration award will continue to dominate conversations for the next little while, perhaps escalating even, as people begin to recognize the enormity of a four hundred million dollar debt, [...]

PUP Says the UDP is Fostering a Perfect Economic Storm

Apart from claiming that the half-a billion dollar payout for B.T.L. is a deal and a victory, the Prime Minister has gone on record to say that they will not [...]

Will the PUP Count Lord Ashcroft as an Ally?

And then there’s the man who is walking away with the half a billion dollar payout. Lord Ashcroft has been a messiah and a pariah, a friend and a fiend [...]

The PUP Will Not Re-Engage in Guatemala Talks

The Sarstoon River remains a question mark. There are no official rules of engagement or protocols. As far as News Five has proven, civilians cannot go in there. We’ve been [...]

P.U.P. Says B.T.L. Isn’t Worth a Fraction of Cost to Taxpayers

Following Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s presentation and spin of the Arbitration Award for B.T.L. on Wednesday, the Opposition issued a release entitled the Cost of Barrow’s Arrogance. Government will be [...]

PM Barrow Says $97 Million BCB Settlement is B.T.L.’s Liability

And while he claims things are going downhill at the utility company, Briceño says it’s going to get much worse since apparently B.T.L. will be made to take on the [...]

G.O.B. Explains Source of First $200 Million Due in 8 Days

In our previous newscast, we brought you the basics of the Arbitration Award presented by Government – as a victory and as vindication. To recap – the total award, including [...]

P.U.P. Deputy Says Cost of B.T.L. Won’t Benefit Belizeans

The assertion by government that payment of at least the first two hundred million due in days will be pretty much a piece of cake is no consolation to P.U.P. [...]

Was 7 Years of Litigation Necessary?

B.T.L. was appropriated in 2009, and the approximately two hundred million dollars in interest alone is the result of there being no settlement of the matter until the arbitration panel’s [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says Matter Could Have Been Settled Long Ago

Briceño disagrees, vehemently, stating that only the previous owners and the Barrows have benefitted from the appropriation of B.T.L. and from the PM dragging the matter out for seven long [...]

P.U.P. Says Funds Will Belong to Ashcroft, not to G.O.B.

But is it a cross between an outright lie and a crude attempt to put lipstick on the proverbial muddy pig? P.U.P. Leader John Briceño says the PM is speaking [...]