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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?  [...]

Time for Action on Crime

The Barrow administration has been fairly quiet on the relentless issue of crime and violence that has been plaguing Belize City.  The Belize Police Department has rolled out its two-year [...]

City Man Critical after Stabbing; Did Responders Move Too Slow?

A near-fatal stabbing incident on Tuesday night has left one person hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. and friends with whom he was socializing, in earnest fear of their lives.  Raheem Ellington [...]

Car Dealer and Teacher are Gun Targets

Meanwhile, a Belize City resident remains in custody tonight pending further investigation into an attempt on the lives of a couple on the eve of municipal elections. Police say car [...]