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Why challenge Franz Parke in Supreme Court?

The Bar Association and the Belize National Teachers Union are on record saying that Franz Parke does not qualify as a Justice on the Court of Appeal. The opposition has [...]

P.U.P. says no to reappointing Contractor General Godwin Arzu

The Government of Belize has recommended the re-appointment of Contractor General Godwin Arzu for a further two-year term. But if the Opposition had its way, the answer would be no. [...]

The Vegas entrenched at Social Security?

This week Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Manuel Heredia Junior confirmed that Imer Hernandez won the bid for the Caye Caulker municipal airstrip reconstruction. He noted that there were [...]

Grumbling after Dangriga Convention is Not News

The U.D.P. municipal convention held this weekend in Dangriga has brought into the open the division within the hierarchy of the party.  Former U.D.P. minister Mark King and current Dangriga [...]

Kareem Musa Says No to Party Leadership for Now

This evening, Caribbean Shores area representative Kareem Musa issued a statement on social media declaring that he would not contest the position of party leader of the People’s United Party [...]

Julius Espat Continues Fight over House Suspension; Case Adjourned by Court of Appeal

He is back in the House of Representatives, but Cayo South area representative Julius Espat still has an axe to grind with the way he was put out on the [...]

Mark King Rails at U.D.P. Leadership

The internal intrigue in the United Democratic Party continues. On Monday, we showed you the response of Dangriga area representative Frank “Papa” Mena to the results of the Dangriga convention, [...]

COLA Says “Obscene” Fabers Road Contract May Be Final Straw

The Imer Hernandez Development Company Limited has already begun construction on the stretch of Fabers’ Road between Central American Boulevard and the George Price Highway. For that approximately one-mile stretch [...]

Did Ministry of Works Violate Finance and Audit Reform Act?

But before it gets to that, COLA has engaged Kareem Musa to write to the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Works, Errol Gentle, along with Minister Rene Montero and Contractor [...]

Does Imer Hernandez Have Airstrip Contract Too?

The People’s United Party issued a statement today condemning the award as containing no rational justification other than to, in the P.U.P.’s words, enrich select U.D.P. ministers and cronies and [...]

P.U.P. Gags Would-Be Candidates before National Convention

The National Executive of the People’s United Party met on Thursday and set a deadline of four p.m. on October twenty-seventh for Party Chairman Henry Charles Usher to receive both [...]

U.D.P. Return Francis Humphreys in Dangriga, But Area Rep Not Happy

In other political news, the United Democratic Party held its municipal convention for Dangriga on Sunday at Holy Ghost Roman Catholic School near the sea. Incumbent Mayor Francis Humphreys is [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says ‘Any Number Can Play’

By whom will Party Leader John Briceño be challenged for control of the P.U.P.?  It’s a question being pondered by many within the opposition party, in light of the fact [...]

Rest of National Executive Posts Also Up for Grabs

According to Party Chairman Henry Charles Usher, every other position within the national executive is up for challenge.  He goes through the necessary procedures of nomination.   Henry Charles Usher, [...]

Thanks for Support, But Briceño Says He Didn’t Ask for It

On Wednesday, Deputy Party Leader Kareem Musa, in an interview with the media, said that endorsements for Briceño’s leadership were being gathered from caucuses across the country.  That effort came [...]

Chairman Says ‘Nobody Knows’ Who Will Run for Leader

At present Briceño’s office remains unchallenged, but that’s subject to change in the weeks ahead.  The party chairman confirmed this fact when the question was put to him bluntly.   [...]

P.U.P. is (Mostly) One; National Convention Intended to Strengthen Unity

In some corners there has been talk of discord within the People’s United Party, a perceived lack of unity that continues to affect the P.U.P. at the polls.  In our [...]

P.U.P. Chair Says it’s Time to Unite

While the party chairman agrees that there is no friction within the P.U.P., he says that members of the party should rally around the slate of candidates leading up to [...]

The Youth are Inheriting the P.U.P.

The infusion of new blood into the political organization is a concern that has been shared among members of the party. On Wednesday, Kareem Musa spoke unequivocally on what he [...]

Kareem Musa for P.U.P. Leader? He Says He is Considering Options

Is there an unexpected challenge for the leadership of the People’s United Party ahead of a national convention in the weeks ahead?  Deputy Party Leader Kareem Musa called a press [...]

Despite John Briceño Support, Others May Challenge Him

Since the announcement of the national convention, letters of endorsement for Briceño’s leadership have been issued from an overwhelming number of caucuses; in fact, from as many as twenty-eight those [...]

P.U.P. Leader Claimed Kareem Was on His Side

On the occasion of the National Party Council meeting in Belize City, party leader John Briceño was asked specifically about a Kareem Musa leadership challenge and whether the timing of [...]

Musa: Titles Don’t Matter, Actions Do

With only a midterm in electoral politics to his credit thus far, is Musa prepared to take the reins of the oldest political organization in Belize?  He admits that his [...]

P.U.P. House Divided: is Son ‘Stalking Horse’ for Ex-Leader Dad?

According to Musa, the P.U.P., despite being in opposition since 2008, remains a house divided and continues to be bogged down by dissent among factions within the party.  Musa says [...]

Can Money Buy Love in P.U.P.?

Earlier in the newscast, Deputy Party Leader Kareem Musa told the media that he is contemplating whether he should challenge Party Leader John Briceño for leadership of the People’s United [...]