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G.O.B. “Disappointed,” Promises No Shock to Economy

So, what’s Government’s reaction to this latest decision? This afternoon, G.O.B. issued a statement officially expressing its disappointment in the C.C.J. decision. It points out that, “The overall quantum of [...]

P.U.P. Not Rejoicing After C.C.J. Decision

The media caught up with the Leader of the Opposition today at a separate P.U.P. event. John Briceño has repeatedly shared his discontent with the B.T.L. settlement and has even [...]

P.U.P. Decries Government Ministers’ Direct Appeals to Teachers

The Leader of the Opposition also believes that the actions of government are union busting.  He says, “Something is seriously wrong with this government.” Now, there are some who claim [...]

P.U.P. Will Not Agree to Government Majority on Committee

If the motion for the Senate Select Committee is approved on Friday, the composition of that committee is crucial. Prime Minister Dean Barrow has repeatedly stated that the committee should [...]

P.U.P. Says Good Governance is a Shared Responsibility

Today, the People’s United Party launched a “Policy Paper,” titled Good Governance – A Shared Responsibility. The paper contains eleven points that the P.U.P. say will form the basis of [...]

P.U.P. Reiterates Support for Teachers and Condemnation of Government

The Prime Minister conceded that he was prepared to increase to two the Opposition representatives on the Senate Select Committee to investigate the Special Audit on the Immigration Department. Today, [...]

People’s United Party Unveils Shadow Cabinet at Party Council Meeting

Saturday’s National Party Council meeting of the People’s United Party in Belize City was more of a celebration of the party’s sixty-sixth anniversary of formation in 1950.  But there was [...]

John Briceño Calls B.T.L. Deal “Worst Ever” by a Government

The People’s United Party has been hammering Government on the B.T.L. deal, stating that Belizeans must find five hundred and fifty seven million dollars for a company worth about one [...]

P.U.P. to Unveil Good Governance Policy on Party’s 66th Birthday

As we reported earlier, the sixty-sixth anniversary of the formation of the People’s United Party comes up later this week, on Thursday. The Opposition Party will dedicate this day to [...]

B.P.P. Hits Out at Jimmy Morales after U.N. Remarks

On Thursday, we reported about Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ maiden speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, where he spent about two minutes of a nineteen-minute [...]

Progressive Party Chairman Demands Response from Foreign Minister

On behalf of the B.P.P., Smith called on Belize’s diplomatic leaders and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington to issue a formal rebuke of President Morales’ remarks. He told us [...]

The View from Belmopan on Independence Day

Belize marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of Independence this past Wednesday. This September twenty-first comes at a major crossroads, when much of the nation is agitating for change and there is [...]

P.U.P. Contends Government Cannot Name Composition or Chair of Senate Committee

Last Tuesday Cabinet caved in and the Prime Minister announced the government was prepared to support a senate select inquiry into the Special Audit Report of the Auditor General on [...]

Cabinet Minister Confirms Executive Now Accepts Senate Select Committee

Cabinet minister Elodio Aragon Junior was also asked today about the Immigration investigation. He told News Five that at last Tuesday’s meeting, all ministers agreed to the senate select inquiry. [...]

Paul “Chicken Dread” Ferguson Detained by Police at End of Protest

The teachers’ appearance on Independence Hill was peaceful and without trouble, but what happened after its conclusion wasn’t. Belize City vendor and noted P.U.P. supporter Paul “Chicken Dread” Ferguson decided [...]

P.U.P. Says It Has the Teachers’ Back

The People’s United Party was in Belmopan today on another mission which coincided with the teacher’s rally. While its rank and file generally stayed away, the parliamentarians did not miss [...]

Briceño Blames Economic Contraction for Salary Adjustment Deferral

According to Briceño, PM Barrow is unable to dole out the final three percent salary adjustment due to teachers for several reasons. Briceño points out that the economy is contracting [...]

P.U.P. Parliamentarians Deliver Statements to Integrity Commission

One of the events by the People’s United Party to mark National Service Day was the handing over of reports on assets and liabilities held by Opposition parliamentarians. It is [...]

Is P.U.P. Serious About Reviving Integrity Commission?

But the Integrity Commission has not been functioning for five years. So who receives the reports? P.U.P. Leader John Briceño says that the Secretary of the Commission will be handed [...]

On 5th Anniversary of His Death, George Price Party & Nation Pay Tribute

The Father of the Nation George Price passed away five years ago. Price led the People’s United Party for four decades from the days of a colonial outpost, to self [...]

Julius Espat Gets Back Part of Monies For Constituency

Last week we reported on the attempt by the Clerk of the National Assembly to withhold Cayo South area representative Julius Espat’s salary, community vote and office allowances following his [...]

Will Revamped Public Accounts Committee Work?

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives has been the subject of much debate – but not among its members, who can barely agree on anything. The Committee [...]

Former P.M. Musa Would Have Taken Tougher Hand on Danny Mason Affair

Former Prime Minister Said Musa spoke today on the William “Danny” Mason affair and he did not hesitate to say how he would have handled it. Mason is behind bars [...]

Public Hearing on Immigration Could Still Work with Bicameral Committee

On Tuesday, Cabinet revisited the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report on the Immigration Department.  While Prime Minister Barrow was in favor of a bicameral committee, due to mounting pressure from [...]

P.M. Says a Bi-Cameral Committee Would Have Enlarged Scope of Investigation

So, was it difficult for PM Barrow to backpedal on his original position?  He says no, but holds firm that a Joint Select Committee would have provided a broader scope [...]