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Julius Espat Walks Out After Being Denied Speaking Time on Audit Report

The House of Representatives’ special session in Belmopan today was chock-full of news inside and outside. There were eight bills presented, one of which was taken through all its stages, [...]

Why It’s Better to Wait for Re-Registration

The decision to postpone re-registration to 2018, after the municipal elections and before a planned referendum to the International Court of Justice, has raised hackles. Having waited twenty years, opponents [...]

Should Government Settle B.S.I./B.S.C.F.A. Impasse?

The first issue raised on the adjournment of the House was the ongoing impasse between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and American Sugar Refining/Belize Sugar Industries Limited. The Association [...]

P.M. Says Lisa Shoman Under IDB Investigation for Elrington Comments

On Thursday, former Foreign Minister Lisa Shoman publicly criticized current Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington for his repeated statements suggesting that Belize does not have internationally recognized borders, especially with Guatemala. [...]

1-Year Integrity Commission ‘a Joke’

Formed last December, the Integrity Commission was intended to provide independent assessment of the assets of Belizeans in public life. But a few weeks ago it was announced that the [...]

Julius Promises Governance Reform under P.U.P.

As you’ve heard at the top of the news, two-term representative Julius Espat is under no illusions about the state of Belize’s governance, which he says can be traced back [...]

Don’t Let UNCAC Die!

Belize is now a signatory to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which was signed in December. But there has been no discernible movement to implementing its dictates and Cayo [...]

Faber Says ‘Chin Up’ to Anna Banner-Guy

Incumbent Belmopan area representative John Saldivar’s slate came in together in the August thirteenth U.D.P. convention for the City Council, freezing out Anna Banner-Guy, who is left to serve out [...]

No General Elections till 2020

With municipal elections coming up in March 2018, the speculation has been that the U.D.P. will be pulling a fast one and calling general elections at the same time so [...]

Anna Banner Guy is Odd Woman Out in Belmopan

This weekend, there was political activity in two major western municipalities. The incumbent United Democratic Party sought to fill six councilor seats from seven participants in Belmopan, joining an incumbent [...]

P.U.P. Returns Marconi Matus in Twin Towns

In San Ignacio/Santa Elena, the People’s United Party gathered at Sacred Heart College.  Former mayor Marconi Matus defeated rivals Javier “Colonel” Castellanos and Arthur Smith to head up the team. [...]

Corozal’s Marin Backs Richard Quan to Replace Hilberto Campos

Last week we told you that Mayor Hilberto Campos of Corozal Town will not be seeking reelection in the upcoming Municipal Elections 2018 and already two U.D.P. hopefuls have put [...]

N.G.O.s Say No Excuses For Re-Registration

The Belize Network of Non-Governmental Organizations has joined the call for re-registration even though it has been put off to next year. In a press release, the organization says the [...]

Anna Guy Looks to Upset the Odds to Return as U.D.P. Belmopan Councilor

In political news….earlier this week, incumbent councilor for Belmopan, Anna Banner Guy, finds herself the odd woman out at the United Democratic Party convention scheduled for Sunday, August thirteenth. Guy [...]

O.W. East’s Aragon Predicts Victory in Sugar City

While Vega is retiring from active politics, when we caught up with Orange Walk North area rep, Elodio Aragon Junior last Friday, we asked him about his party’s municipal elections [...]

Hilberto Campos Bows Out as Mayor of Corozal Town

In the northernmost municipality of Corozal, current U.D.P. mayor Hilberto Campos says he will not be contesting for a fifth term.  Campos has been at the helm of the Corozal [...]

New Capital Sees Internal Dissension in U.D.P. Slate

And from the north to the west where Belmopan is in full swing lining up their candidates for the U.D.P. convention on August thirteenth.  But all is not well and [...]

Mayoral Aspirant Philip Willoughby Defends Record

This afternoon, we spoke to councilor Philip Willoughby in the ‘Pink Jungle’ area of Pickstock, where he was donating garbage containers to residents of the hutments, as he did in [...]

Council Must Build ‘Softer Social Side’

According to mayoral aspirant Phillip Willoughby, the slings and arrows of his opponents do not bother him, as he is concentrated on bringing even more services for residents of the [...]

Leslie Says U.D.P. Will Not Underestimate 2018 Election

After two terms of David Fonseca as the first directly elected mayor of Belize City, the United Democratic Party has been on a run of four successive terms in office [...]

Dion Leslie Thrives Out of Media Spotlight

With less than a month to go before polling opens for the U.D.P. municipal convention, mayoral candidates Dion Leslie and Philip Willoughby have been actively campaigning on the ground and [...]

For personal reasons, Mayor Darrell Bradley will not continue past 2018

Mayor of Belize City Darrell Bradley is heading back to private life at the conclusion of his second term in February of 2018. He confirmed the decision not to contest [...]

Bradley says there was more to come – and weaknesses in leadership

Love him or dislike him, there is no question that Mayor Bradley thought big. The City’s first ever municipal bond helped cement hundreds of streets and improve driving conditions in [...]

Why Darrell Bradley wants Dion Leslie to succeed him at City Hall

Attention now turns to August twenty-seventh, when either Dion Leslie or Philip Willoughby will be chosen by United Democratic Party voters to replace Bradley. Already enjoying the open support of [...]

Leslie will continue to campaign – will he broker deal with Philip Willoughby?

Even if most think Leslie is the frontrunner on August twenty-seventh following that endorsement from Mayor Bradley and Albert Area Rep Panton, the aspirant and three-time councilor has been campaigning [...]