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“Clear The Land” Edmond Castro Elevated to Full Minister

Belize Rural North Area Representative Edmond ‘Clear the Land’ Castro was sworn in today by Governor General Sir Colville Young, as Minister of Transport and National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO.  [...]

Gaspar Vega’s Resignation Does Not Exempt Him from Investigation, Says Faber

Once the second most powerful man in the country for two consecutive terms, the fall from grace for Orange Walk North Area Representative Gaspar Vega has been steep and sudden.  [...]

Pablo Marin Says ex-Minister Can Still Help Party in the North

And what about Vega? Well, Minister of Health Pablo Marin was rather tightlipped on what he thought of his fellow minister’s departure from Cabinet. But he did say that he [...]

Deputy P.M. Backs Boss Barrow on John Saldivar; No Tempers Flared in Cabinet

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that Minister of Defense John Saldivar had been placed on one week’s leave of absence pending legal advice on a matter involving Saldivar’s [...]

Health Minister Addresses John Saldivar’s Problems

So is John Saldivar in or out? Well, we don’t know that quite yet. Until next week we’ll find out what happens to the long time Belmopan Minister. But how [...]

P.U.P. Asks for Audit of Lands Department

The P.U.P. says that they want an audit in the Department of Lands from 2008 to 2015 – the years when disgraced former Minister Gaspar Vega led the lands department. [...]

Time to Audit Petrocaribe and Belize Infrastructure Limited, Says P.U.P.

And while we are on it – Briceño says bring on the audit for the Petro Caribe funds and the Belize Infrastructure Limited. He says that he believes that the [...]

Cabinet Reshuffles for Second Time This Year; Godwin Grabs Agriculture, P.M. takes Police

The resignation from Cabinet of Minister of Agriculture, Gaspar Vega, has sent things in a tailspin in Belmopan. This afternoon, the Office the Prime Minister announced who succeeds Vega along [...]

P.U.P. About-Face: Opposition Will Name Last Member of Senate Committee

When the immigration inquiry resumes, the P.U.P. will be back as part of the select senate committee. The Opposition withdrew over the composition and terms of reference of the committee. [...]

How Does Leave of Absence Affects Embattled John Saldivar?

Minister of Defence John Saldivar has been placed on leave of absence for one week as of Tuesday. A press release issued on the same day stated that legal advice is [...]

John Briceño Wants Government to “Can” the Belmopan Rep

But the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño says that John Saldivar should be canned! Briceño says that with the documents presented and based on the P.M.’s statement months ago, [...]

Will P.U.P. Force Recall of Gaspar Vega in Orange Walk North?

What does the resignation of former DPM Gaspar Vega mean for politics in the north? It is considered a blow for the U.D.P., but others see it as a gain [...]

Vega’s Rival Monchi Cervantes Ready for Bye-Election in Constituency

Still on Vega….his political opponent in Orange Walk North is P.U.P. standard bearer Ramon ‘Monchi’ Cervantes Junior.  Both politicians have a history of enmity which includes a lawsuit filed against [...]

Gaspar Vega Leaves Cabinet; Position Under Pressure Following Land Deal

Speculation was rampant all morning that once powerful Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and, more recently, Minister of Agriculture, Gaspar Vega, had resigned this morning. The conjecture [...]

Ex-DPM Remains O.W. North Rep; Barrow Acknowledges Transaction Was “Mistake”

Vega has been in cabinet since 2008 and was first named Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources. According to the Prime Minister, “his personal friend,” is not demitting [...]

P.U.P. Says Minister Vega Could Face Court Action for Double Dealing

It has been a bad week for the Prime Minister, aside from the pressures of the strike by teachers and the decision for a shutdown by the business community as [...]

Prime Minister Not Aware of Andre Vega Haulover Land Deal

On Thursday night, the Prime Minister was asked about the scandalous hustle. His reaction was captured in less than thirty seconds.   Prime Minister Dean Barrow “No, no, no, yuh [...]

Opposition Says Prime Minister Must Resign Over B.T.L. Settlement

The Opposition People’s United Party is going after Prime Minister Dean Barrow once more on the Belize Telemedia Limited Settlement Agreement and is calling for his resignation.  It has been [...]

Albert and Mesop Reps Want All Teachers Back in School

U.D.P. Minister and party whip Michael Finnegan, together with Albert Area Representative Tracy Panton, held a press conference this afternoon at the party’s headquarters, shortly after the B.N.T.U. concluded a [...]

U.D.P. Politicians Ask: What More Do You Want?

Panton and Finnegan maintain that good governance is an inclusive process which should see equal responsibility from each of the social partners.  They have since turned to the teachers to [...]

NICH Contemplates Changes to Senior Leadership

Former President of NICH, Diane Haylock is currently doing the cocktail circuit in Taipei as Belize’s new ambassador to Taiwan. Since Haylock vacated the post she held since the first [...]

P.U.P. Still Angry Over Senate “Railroading;” Will Support B.N.T.U. and B.C.C.I.

The People’s United Party didn’t participate in the first meeting of the Senate Select investigation into the scandalous affairs of the immigration Department revealed in the Auditor General’s Special Audit. [...]

Deputy Prime Minister’s vehicle set ablaze

At midnight on Tuesday, the vehicle of Deputy Prime Minster, Patrick Faber went up in flames; police are looking for a suspect caught on camera. He was seen jumping the [...]

Senate Special Select Committee holds first meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Senate Special Select Committee to investigate the Immigration and Nationality Department was held this morning in Belmopan, on the heels of a special report by [...]

Who wants to chair Special Committee?

It remains unclear, following today’s meeting, who will preside over the Senate Special Select Committee.  According to U.D.P. senators Aldo Salazar and Doctor Carla Barnett, neither of them was inclined [...]