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“Boots” is Really Happy for City Residents. No, really.

Port Loyola area representative Anthony “Boots” Martinez swears he has no hard feelings after Wednesday’s municipal elections victory for the People’s United Party in Belize City. He kept insisting to [...]

Port Loyola Rep Confirms He Will Not Seek Fifth Term, but When Will He Go?

As he alluded to, Martinez is headed to retirement as a four-time area representative and will not seek a fifth term. Whether he goes right away or serves out his [...]

New Bills Tackle Gangs and Protecting Witnesses of Crime

The Budget was not the only major news coming out of today’s meeting in Belmopan. Three amendments to substantive legislation and a new bill were introduced which had to do [...]

U.D.P. to Make Plans in Wake of Municipal Result

Going back to Wednesday’s election, Prime Minister Barrow has announced time and again that he is stepping down as party leader and head of government in advance of the 2020 [...]

Party Leader Admits Downfall Due to Lack of Presence in Key Constituencies

The People’s United Party previously held five seats and following Wednesday’s election, now claims a total of twenty-six, including eleven in Belize City.  The United Democratic Party’s shocking loss here [...]

City Goes Blue as P.U.P. Gain Ground in Municipal Elections

Following Wednesday’s momentous municipal elections, Prime Minister Dean Barrow called a press conference this afternoon that was chock full of news and analysis ahead of Friday’s budget presentation. We’ll have [...]

P.M. Concedes, but Says All is Not Lost

Prime Minister Dean Barrow readily admits that the loss of the Belize City Council is a heavy blow to his United Democratic Party, and not one that will be easy [...]

Dion Leslie’s CitCo Farewell

U.D.P. Belize City mayoral candidate Dion Leslie suffered a stunning defeat on Wednesday.  The People’s United Party slate, led by political newcomer Bernard Wagner, dealt the ruling party a staggering [...]

P.M. ‘Bigs Up’ Leslie for Effort

Leslie was personally endorsed by both former Mayor Darrell Bradley and many of the upper echelons of his party. His victory at the ITVET grounds seven months ago over Philip [...]

Keep Calm on Pickstock, Says Sedi

Steady efforts by area representatives Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington and Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez in the Pickstock and Port Loyola constituencies, did not prevent the United Democratic Party from losing considerable grounds [...]

Boots Running Out of Time?

Minister and Port Loyola area representative Anthony “Boots” Martinez remains under a cloud of accusations concerning his relationship with former caretaker and alleged contractor Kirk Lamb, who says he used [...]

Controversy Mars Well-Run Election in San Pedro Town

Discussions continue at news time in San Pedro, where on Wednesday night the People’s United Party felt they had claimed yet another scalp from the ruling United Democratic Party. But [...]

Results to be Challenged in San Pedro…

As of news time, a legal challenge to the results is pending. The Elections and Boundaries Department made note in a press release this evening that the result given this [...]

…But Not if P.M. Can Help It

But if it were Prime Minister Dean Barrow making the decision on a potential recount, the answer would be no. The United Democratic Party leader made a two-pronged attack on [...]

O.W. Stays in P.U.P. Fold

In Orange Walk Town, the home of the P.U.P. Leader, John Briceño, victory was predictable.  But the popularity of Mayor Kevin Bernard would give the party a further boost and [...]

P.M. Says U.D.P. Will Fight Back

Aside from winning the boxes in Orange Walk North for the first time, the P.U.P. would also win in the Orange Walk East constituency, which was won handsomely in the [...]

Corozal Also Goes Blue

We go to Corozal, where after long years of a drought, victory was sweet for the People’s United Party. The team led by Rigo Vellos would go on to reverse [...]

Belmopan’s Belisle is Back for Another Term

The nation’s capital Belmopan provided less political drama than other municipalities and therefore an expected result. The United Democratic Party and incumbent Khalid Belisle earned a comfortable victory over their [...]

‘The Red Hills’ of Cayo

The red hills of Cayo also remained red on Election Day. Both San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Benque Viejo del Carmen returned a full slate of United Democratic Party members as [...]

U.D.P. Secures Dangriga after P.M. Visit

A split council in Dangriga, where the U.D.P. has a majority hold, but the P.U.P. made a small mark with one councilor candidate. Both main political parties faced off in [...]

P.G. is Also in Red Fold

The U.D.P. also retained their hold on the Punta Gorda Town Council. In the southernmost municipality, three political parties contested the elections. The U.D.P. led by mayoral candidate Ashton McKenzie; [...]

No Punishment, Says P.M., but Few Resources

The People’s United Party now claims three of nine municipalities, including Belize City.  With a United Democratic Party central government, how will they fare off for the next two years?  [...]

On the eve, fire engines come out for U.D.P. in P.G.

On this eve of municipal elections, attention is once again being drawn to allegation of the misuse of government resources to support the ruling political party. On Monday night in [...]

What do the people say about Election Day?

Voting starts at seven o’clock across the country on Wednesday morning. Thousands of registered voters will cast their votes to determine the sixty-seven candidates that will lead the two city [...]

P.U.P. says it’s time to vote – U.D.P. out?

At his press conference today, Briceño made a last appeal to voters to exercise their constitutional rights to determine the leaders of the towns and city councils across the nation. [...]