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How to Spend 130 Thousand Dollars on a “Free” Concert

Back in February, the Belize City Council, then controlled by the United Democratic Party, hosted a free concert at the B.T.L. Park marking the anniversary of its remodeling. The event [...]

Another PAC Meeting Canceled

During the Budget debate in March, member of the Public Accounts Committee Patrick Faber made note that the last three meetings of the Committee to that point had been canceled. [...]

City Administrator Suing the Belize City Council

City Administrator Candice Miller continues to serve a month-long suspension from managerial duties at City Hall.  Miller was temporarily removed from office following disclosure that former city council employee Joe [...]

P.U.P. Party Leader Weighs in on Wagner-Miller Differences

Leader of the Opposition John Briceño has also weighed in on the City Hall fiasco, chiding former Mayor Darrell Bradley for granting Miller a four-year contract extension, months prior to [...]

Briceño Says PM’s Land Attacks Are Bogus

During the budget debate at the end of March, Prime Minister Dean Barrow called out Opposition Leader John Briceño accusing him of dubiously amassing huge acreages of land in the [...]

John Briceño Says Land Transactions Legal!

Briceño vehemently defended the lawful purchase of the properties, despite the fire sale prices at which they were bought.   John Briceño, Party Leader, P.U.P. “Those are lands that we [...]

John Briceño Says I.C.J., Maybe?

The People’s United Party is yet to take a definitive position on the referendum issue and whether the territorial claim Guatemala has had over Belize should be taken to the [...]

Pitts Vs Usher for Port. Party Leader Says “Que Sera Sera”

Doctor Candice Pitts won handsomely on March seventh and became one of ten P.U.P. councilors to be seated at City Hall.  During the campaign, Pitts told her story of going [...]

P.U.P. Says Mayor Wagner Can Be Available, but Prudent

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner has been facing serious criticism since deciding to lend financial assistance to needy residents via a social program at City Hall.  Despite having cleared up [...]

Mea Culpa; Mayor Bernard Wagner Admits that Signing Checks to Himself was Wrong

It has been a rough month since Mayor Bernard Wagner assumed office at City Hall following the March seventh municipals after over a  decade of U.D.P. rule.  He is still [...]

Is Mayor Wagner Being Undermined By Administration?

According to Mayor Wagner, there seem to be forces within his administration that are working against the best interest of the Belize City Council. He questions their tardiness in presenting [...]

City Administrator Suspended: Is Mayor Wagner on a Witch Hunt?

City Administrator Candice Miller has been suspended from managerial duties until sometime in early May, pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation into questionable debts left behind by the former [...]

What’s the Fate of CitCo’s Social Assistance Programme?

So what’s the fate of the social assistance programme, the cause of the annoyance over the past few days?  Well, Mayor Wagner says the programme will be done away with [...]

Former Councilor Philip Willoughby Says Mayor Wagner & his Council Need to Step Up

There has been back and forth on social media on the cheques endorsed by Mayor Bernard Wagner for the social assistance programme. The comments have been drawn along political lines, [...]

Willoughby Throws Support Behind Suspended City Administrator

Willoughby also chimed in on the suspension of City Administrator Candice Miller and the report that she wrote a cheque to pay for unauthorized bills. While vouching that in his [...]

Sedi Says Nothing Wrong with Voters’ List or Guats Turned Belizeans Voting in Referendum

In July, more than one hundred and ninety-thousand registered voters will take part in an exercise first established in 1997. It has been postponed twice due to both financial issues [...]

Senate Wrangles over Changes to Immigration

The Senate wrapped up its deliberations on the General Revenue and Appropriation Bill very late last Wednesday. All the bills it has debated are now law, but several of them [...]

Tensions Revealed in Senate Select Committee as Workers “Sick Out” over Favoritism

Concerns were raised that dividing the Immigration Department as proposed in the bills could invite further mischief in a department already badly bruised by the 2011-2013 scandal discussed during last [...]

Godwin Says Budget Has “Bright Spots”

The 2018-2019 General Revenue and Appropriation Bill is headed to becoming law going into the Easter break. Debate in the Senate wound up late Tuesday evening with the Leader of [...]

What To Do About Crime?

Senators also touched significantly on the issue of crime during Tuesday’s budget debate, and the funding being put toward fighting it and keeping the streets safe. There was a cross-section [...]

A.G. Spars with Mark Lizarraga

“The Attorney General’s ministry will provide quality and innovative legal services to the government and people of Belize and will contribute to its development.” So reads the mission statement of [...]

Have We Met Commitments to Bondholders?

Next to speak was the People’s United Party Senate leader, Eamon Courtenay. Echoing Opposition Leader John Briceño’s presentation last week, he described the Budget as lifeless and lacking any meat [...]

Re-Registration Exercise, I.C.J. Campaign Take Significant Funding Cuts

Two significant events are on the horizon: on April fifteenth, Guatemalans head to the polls to vote on the I.C.J. question, and in July, re-registration of Belize’s voters is scheduled [...]

Getting to Bottom of Civic Agreement

As we have reported, there are questions surrounding what has been described as a guarantee between the Government and the new managers of the Belize Civic Center, Apex Events Services [...]

Warriors Don’t Cry, They Try!

Leading the government’s response was senator and Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte. His Ministry is responsible for managing the country’s legal and judicial services and is the focal point for such [...]