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Former A.G. turns on C.C.J. after court reversal

Perhaps the biggest proponent for Belize’s signing on to the Caribbean Court of Justice as its final appellate jurisdiction in March 2015, was former Attorney General Wilfred Elrington.  He was [...]

Elrington cites hostile treatment and laziness in writing decisions

According to Elrington, the C.C.J. leaves a lot to be desired, particularly since there is a total of five jurists presently sitting on its bench. He says that only one [...]

Does Eamon Courtenay have unfair advantage at Port-of-Spain?

Elrington was critical of the court saying that the four-member CCJ is unwelcoming and has arguably had the most contact with Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay who has appeared before the [...]

P.U.P.’s party caucus to meet, will votes count?

As it relates to the position of the People’s United Party, that will be taken on Wednesday afternoon at a parliamentary caucus. The party leader, John Briceño, returned to the [...]

Prime Minister is back; dodges media over U.H.S.

This Tuesday’s regular cabinet meeting will be the first since the Caribbean Court of Justice ordered that the government has to pay a ninety- million dollar loan note for the [...]

Could Gov’t UHS troubles affect Superbond?

While the Government is still reeling from the recent C.C.J. decision confirming that they owe Belize Bank over ninety million dollars for a loan note in respect of U.H.S., other [...]

P.U.P.’s Mai tells U.D.P. ‘Don’t blame us’

There is more on the U.H.S. issue…Since the Caribbean Court of Justice made the order on November twenty-second for the repayment of a ninety-million dollar loan to the Belize Bank [...]

Mai wants to stop U.H.S. bleeding

Earlier today when Mai gave this interview he said the party’s parliamentary caucus is set to meet on Wednesday to formulate its official position ahead of the House meeting. However, [...]

So what will parliamentarians do?

M ai says his own constituents have raised their concerns, particularly about the interest accruing on the debt. He also notes that the long delay has helped U.D.P.-connected attorneys make [...]

UNCAC implementation needs no excuses

The signing of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in December 2016, is nearing its one-year anniversary.  Despite the ratification of the document, legislation is yet to be passed in [...]

Julius Espat Says P.M. Must Confront U.H.S. Debt

The House of Representatives is scheduled to meet for a final time before year’s end sometime in early December.  Until then, the Barrow administration is forced to stare down an [...]

P.U.P. Rep Accuses U.D.P.’s of “Diversion;” Says His Party Made Errors Too

The P.U.P. Cayo South Area Representative is not known for mincing words.  So, in true Julius Espat fashion, he says that in the face of all the chatter in the [...]

U.H.S. ‘Came Up,’ but Belize Must Pay

But what Espat will readily agree to is the fact that UHS has since changed hands and has gone on to become an entirely new company with different ownership, all [...]

The Government’s “Catch-22”

When asked whether members of the U.D.P. government abstaining from supporting the motion is tantamount to a vote of no confidence, Espat says that they would, for all intents and [...]

P.U.P.’s National Convention Put Off to January

As we told you on Thursday, P.U.P. Leader John Briceño will go into the national convention unchallenged with a few changes to the National Executive, ratified during yesterday’s meeting at [...]

U.D.P. Ripe for Implosion?

And speaking of politics, the People’s United Party is licking its chops at the prospect of a potential United Democratic Party implosion after ten years of dominance at the polls. [...]

The City is Humming to the Blue Machine!

It has been less than two weeks since the People’s United Party introduced its slate of eleven Belize City candidates for the City Council, which the United Democratic Party has [...]

No Response, But Does Patrick Faber Know the Deal on BIL?

Acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber told reporters on Thursday that he has yet to personally receive a letter sent two weeks ago by Leader of the Opposition John Briceño, which [...]

Urgent Action Needed in Alleged Nationality Fraud

On Thursday, Leader of the Opposition John Briceño spared no quarter in his condemnation of Immigration Minister, Senator Godwin Hulse. He said he considered it hypocritical of Hulse to attempt [...]

The Hustle Continues in Caye Caulker…

It appears the Caye Caulker Airstrip project will go ahead with Social Security Board funding, albeit reduced. The Belize Airports Authority is said to be receiving between three-point-five and four [...]

…And the B.D.F. Too

There is bipartisan support for an extended investigation of Belize Jungle Experience Limited. The company is already being audited by the Supreme Audit Institution concerning monies paid for the training [...]

Thumbs Down for ‘Hypocrite’ Godwin from P.U.P.

The People’s United Party held a National Executive meeting at Independence Hall this morning. Among other things, the party rounded off its slate of candidates to be presented at the [...]

B.T.L. Still a Bee in P.U.P. Bonnet

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied, without explanation, a review of the Government of Belize’s case against the Belize Bank Limited in a long-standing arbitration settlement dating back to [...]

Faber Challenged over B.I.L.

Two weeks ago, Leader of the Opposition John Briceño revealed that the People’s United Party intended to write Prime Minister Dean Barrow asking for all the contracts awarded by Belize [...]

Is Fabers Road Contract Going to Court?

In the same vein, it has been nearly a month since Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action and attorney Kareem Musa requested details of Imer Hernandez’s eight-million dollar contract for [...]