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P.U.P. Dangriga Area Rep Requests Father’s Day Cheer from Controversial Petrocaribe Funds

The opposition, People’s United Party, is taking the government to court for the controversial Petrocaribe Loans Act seeking a declaration that it is an illegal piece of legislation. Government has [...]

Julius Espat Says G.O.B. is Simply Trying to Cover Up Misconduct

As we mentioned earlier, P.U.P. Deputy Leader Julius Espat has commenced legal proceedings against the prime minister in respect of the perceived illegalities of the Petrocaribe Loans Act.  After carefully [...]

Special Meeting to be Held on Amendment to Petrocaribe Loans Act

In light of Wednesday’s meeting between the prime minister and the unions, we asked Espat if he has reached out to the social partners for their position on the proposed [...]

PUP Will Not Participate in Compromis Amendment Signing

There is turmoil in Guatemala tonight where they have been mass firings of government ministers by the embattled President, Otto Perez Molina who is under pressure to resign. Still yet, [...]

Party Condemns Lack of Public Consultation

According to Shoman, the PUP cannot endorse government’s position to amend the Special Agreement since there has not been any input by the opposition or public consultation on the matter. [...]

Shoman Says Amendment Does Not Benefit Belize

During the prime minister’s press briefing last Thursday, he told the media that Belize would have an advantage were Guatemala to proceed with individual referendum in November.  Our vote, he [...]

Guatemalan Government Rocked By Corruption Allegations

As you heard earlier, the opposition will not be present in Guatemala on Monday when the government proceeds to sign an amendment to the special agreement. But tonight the situation [...]

VIP says PM Barrow’s Amendments to Petrocaribe Act are Artificial

In the wake of the Petrocaribe Act 2015, dubbed the god-maker in some quarters, there has been a sustained outcry from virtually all sectors. There’s really no problem with the [...]

No Re-Registration Before Elections

The VIP is undertaking to carry out an education and awareness campaign on Petrocaribe, and one organization which has already signed on is the BNTU. But today’s press conference was [...]

PM Says Teachers and Public Servants Are Indeed Benefiting from Petrocaribe

BNTU President Luke Palacio, in an interview with the media last week, said the prime minister attempted to mislead the nation when he stated that teachers and public servants were [...]

Ivan Ramos Steps Aside, New P.U.P. Dangriga Standard Bearer Named

The People’s United Party held a press conference at Independence Hall in Belize City to announce the first in what the party says will be a number of changes to [...]

Party Leader Introduces Anthony Sabal as Ramos’ Successor

Taking up the mantle from Ivan Ramos is former career educator and historian, Anthony Sabal. Sabal spoke in English, Spanish and Garifuna after he was glowingly introduced by the party [...]

Did Ramos Step Down on His Own or Was He Pushed Out?

Now the P.U.P. controls all the seats in the south, but the results of an audit show that all is not well so changes are anticipated elsewhere in the south [...]

P.U.P. Engages In Back and Forth with Media

But was the elected area rep pushed out? That question was answered in a back and forth with the media even as the campaign manager acknowledged that it was a [...]

John Saldivar Endorses Clear the Land in Rural North

In more political news…Belize Rural North Area Representative Edmond Castro will face a challenge from Dwight Tillett at a U.D.P. convention scheduled for May thirty-first. Tillett has previously acted as [...]

Castro Confident That He Can Beat Lloyd Jones in Rural North

If Castro defeats Tillett at convention, as he says he surely will, his next challenge will come from the P.U.P.’s Lloyd Jones, who recently declared his candidacy in that area. [...]

Tracy Taegar-Panton is Officially U.D.P. Candidate for Albert Division

On Friday, the House of Culture in Belize City was the venue of the endorsement convention of Tracy Taegar-Panton. Whenever general elections are called, Panton will contest as the U.D.P. [...]

Tourism C.E.O. turned U.D.P. Politician Addresses Opposition Release

Since the announcement of her candidacy in the Alberts, Panton has drawn fire from the P.U.P.  Last week the Opposition issued a release after a former B.T.B. staffer, Jonelle Hemmans, [...]

Musa Says He Is Considering Retirement

There was another issue which Musa addressed when he exited the CJ’s Chambers. Rumours about very drastic changes within the executive structure of the People’s United Party have been making [...]

Francis Fonseca Takes PM to Court

P.U.P. leader, Francis Fonseca is taking Prime Minister Dean Barrow to court. He says the Prime Minister is acting illegally by not allowing the thirteenth Senator to be appointed. Five [...]

P.U.P. Says U.D.P. Lied About 13th Senator

The thirteenth senator was actually a campaign promise of the Barrow administration, and the legislation contrived and passed by this government. So why hasn’t it happened yet? The Prime Minister [...]

13th Senator Would Have Allowed Senate Investigations

Those sections, seventy-eight and eighty of the Constitution, state that even if the Senate does not pass a Money Bill, or non-Money Bill, respectively, the House can still within thirty [...]

Social Partners Invited to Join Lawsuit

So the claim is filed and the P.U.P. seems ready to take it all the way. But where are the social partners? The thirteenth Senator is an issue which was [...]

P.U.P. Releases Official Position on ICJ

As we told you on Tuesday’s newscast, the P.U.P. has come to a consensus where the ICJ is concerned, and is currently preparing a policy paper which it will present [...]

Did PM Barrow Lie About Churches’ Vote on Petrocaribe Bill?

The Churches voted NO in the Senate when the Petrocaribe Bill was presented at the end of March. But at a press conference recently, the Prime Minister claimed that Senator [...]