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Leader of Opposition Says Immediate Government Action in Sarstoon is Critical

Following talks in Washington between Belize and Guatemala on Tuesday, there’s been no clear sense that progress has really been made in resolving the conflict in the Sarstoon. Certainly there [...]

P.U.P. Leadership is Hopeful that Guatemalan Discussions will be Treated Seriously

Last week the P.U.P. announced that it would be withdrawing its representative from the talks with Guatemala. That move is designed to send a clear message that the P.U.P. believes [...]

John Briceño Says Barrow Administration is Broke

As we showed you in our newscast, G.O.B. has orchestrated a hurried divesting of shares to raise cash and the Opposition seized on it to reiterate that the Barrow administration [...]

Dark Days Ahead, Are They Foretold in Dismal IMF Report?

And of course there is the IMF report which was less that complimentary in reference to the status of the economy and G.O.B.’s performance. Briceño says he takes no pleasure [...]

John Briceño on Village Council Elections

Village Council elections are going into their fourth week, but strangely enough there’s been no real hype. Normally, by this time, both major political parties would have been claiming overwhelming [...]

But Briceño’s Take on LGBT Issues?

The Rainbow Flag has been hoisted at the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan and responses have been flooding in. Members of the LGBT community and supporters claim that it is a [...]

P.U.P. Says Cash-strapped Government is Attempting to Raid S.S.B.’s Purse

On Tuesday’s newscast, we broke the news that the S.S.B. has been asked to consider purchasing fifty million dollars of G.O.B. shares in B.T.L. and B.E.L. – a request by [...]

P.U.P. Calls for Full Disclosure of Purpose for $50 Million Withdrawal

And with that, the P.U.P. revealed its list of demands where that fifty million dollar proposed withdrawal from the S.S.B. piggy bank. It includes full disclosure of the intended destination [...]

Is There a Connection Between S.S.B. Withdrawal and Pending G.O.B. Settlement?

Is there a connection between the sudden desire by G.O.B. to raise fifty million by divesting shares and a court ordered settlement that has now come due? The Opposition isn’t [...]

P.U.P. Says G.O.B. Not Keeping Them in the Loop on Bilateral Talks

There’s also political news coming out of Queen Street. As you know, Guatemala military forces are maintaining a heavy presence in our side of the Sarstoon River. The situation has [...]

P.U.P. Leader Chastises Foreign Minister Elrington

The O.A.S. General Assembly concluded its yearly meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic last Wednesday. The General Assembly passed a resolution and we will come to that later, but days [...]

O.A.S. Resolution Doesn’t Address Annexation of the Sarstoon by Guatemala

At the press conference this afternoon; Party Leader John Briceño also spoke of the resolution that was passed earlier this week at the General Assembly of the O.A.S.  That declaration [...]

P.U.P. Will Not Participate in Washington Talks

Is the P.U.P. reacting to government’s decision to call them off from the O.A.S. delegation? Well, Briceño says there can be nothing farther from the truth. He told the media [...]

P.U.P. Leader Comments on Lack of Confidence in Foreign Minister

Immediately following the Istanbul talks, the government made the infamous public statement that Belizeans have untrammeled access to our side of the Sarstoon. The ink was barely dry on that [...]

P.U.P. Leader Weighs-in On Brazen Shooting Near Police Station

The daring attempt on the life of Brandon Tillett this morning on Queen Street happened less than a stone’s throw away from Independence Hall, the headquarters of the People’s United [...]

P.U.P. Focusing on Next General Elections, Not Village Council’s

Another round of village council elections will be held this weekend in various rural communities across the country.  While the democratic exercise should be free of political influence, a number [...]

B.P.P. Says No to ICJ, Yes to UN Security Council

Amid the ongoing territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala, the Belize Progressive Party has been unwavering in its position that a resolution at the International Court of Justice is not [...]

Is There an Amendment to the Referendum Act in the Offing?

Of concern to the B.P.P. is recent talk that the Referendum Act will be amended.  This, according to Bobby Lopez, has raised the ire of the party and, if necessary, [...]

B.P.P. No Longer to Disclose Source of Campaign Finances

The issue of campaign financing is one that the B.P.P. has been wanting to address since entering the political fray.  While neither of the established mass parties are willing to [...]

Rift? What Rift in the U.D.P.?

Patrick Faber was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister on Tuesday, and as expected, a majority of Cabinet did not show up to share in his proud moment. While not [...]

Patrick Faber is Sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister

There is a new Deputy Prime Minister. He is thirty-nine year old Patrick Faber who moves up to the second most powerful man in the corridors of power in Belmopan [...]

Is P.U.P.’s Guatemalan-approved Trip to Sarstoon an Assertion of Sovereignty?

The media was stopped by the GAF, but an expedition of P.U.P. parliamentarians and executive members who made the trip exactly one week after were not. In fact, that expedition [...]

Will Deputy Prime Minister Faber be Assigned a New Portfolio?

Earlier we reported on the ascension of Patrick Faber to Deputy Prime Minister. But will he be assigned a new portfolio now that he is officially second in command of [...]

Police Ramp Up Security at Village Council Elections

Village Council elections are presently being held across the country and both political parties are fielding slates in the respective rural communities.  While the Village Council Elections are not supposed [...]

Small Group Protest Firing of 2 Women by Bev Castillo

A small protest was held this morning near the office of Area Representative Beverly Castillo. A group of women was denied a permit to protest but still gathered to decry [...]