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Maritime Areas Amendment Bill Receives Unanimous Yea Vote

Preparations for Belize to take its case before the International Court of Justice, in respect of the unfounded Guatemalan claim, continue to be made, following a historic referendum on May [...]

P.U.P. Formally Withdraws Legal Challenge of Special Agreement

Opposition Leader John Briceño, the only member of the People’s United Party to address the amendment in the house today, spoke on the P.U.P.’s willingness to work with the Barrow [...]

How Much Will Government Pay Assad Shoman?

Ambassador Assad Shoman continues to be a key figure in Belize’s move towards resolving the age-old territorial dispute with Guatemala at the International Court of Justice.  He is one of [...]

The U.D.P. Race in Caribbean Shores, 6 Weeks to go!

A heated political race within the United Democratic Party to select a standard bearer for Caribbean Shores is underway, as three candidates have since signed up to contest an upcoming [...]

FTC Still Pursuing Settlement with AIBL over Sanctuary Belize Scheme

A settlement between Atlantic International Bank Limited and the Federal Trade Commission is still being pursued as a consequence of the Sanctuary Belize debacle which resulted in foreign investors losing [...]

UNCTAD Hosts Trade Facilitation Workshop in Belize

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Directorate of Foreign Trade and the Customs and Excise Department kicked off a series of workshops under the Empowerment Programme for [...]

C.E.O. Caucus Ride Raises 70K for Cancer!

The C.E.O. Caucus Ride 2019 surpassed its goal of fifty thousand dollars to combat cancer. For a fourth consecutive year, one hundred and seventy riders, including C.E.O.s and other partners, [...]

Budding Belizean Cyclists to Train with Mexican Professional

Budding cyclists Christian Avila of Belmopan and Jyven Gonzales of San Ignacio are being given the opportunity to travel to Mexico and train. The two young cyclists have been chosen [...]

P.U.P. to Support G.O.B.’s Amendments to Maritime Areas Act

On Monday, government will introduce the Maritime Areas Act (Amendment) Bill during a special Sitting of the House of Representatives. In the amendment, the government will claim all of Belize’s [...]

A Bi-Partisan Approach to the I.C.J., Finally

P.U.P. Leader John Briceño confirmed today that the Prime Minister has proposed to appoint a four-member committee as the country moves forward with taking the dispute to the International Court [...]

John Briceño Says P.U.P. Ready for Early Elections

Last Wednesday, the people of Belize voted in favor of taking Guatemala’s unfounded claim to the International Court of Justice. For political observers, it’s a nod of approval for the [...]

Julius Espat Says Two More Suits Against GOB are Languishing Before the Courts

Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat has filed separate claims before the Supreme Court against the Government of Belize.  Those lawsuits are in addition to pending litigation in the high [...]

EU to Invest 27 Million Euros in Health and Energy in Belize

On Thursday, we reported on the closing of the European Union’s two million Euros funded project in the banana belt. It is one of the many projects that the EU [...]

Looking at ALL Angles of Cyber Bullying

The Attorney General’s Ministry is working on a piece of legislation that would address cyber-bullying. The government has long since been working on the legislation but it was recently this [...]

C.E.O.s Ride to Fight Cancer

The C.E.O. Caucus Ride is in its fourth year and over one hundred persons have registered for the charity event on Saturday. Since 2016, C.E.O.s in various government ministries have [...]

Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup 2019 is Launched

Today the Police Department officially launched its Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup 2019 at the Yarborough Green Basketball Court on south side Belize City. The sports tournament is a community [...]

House of Representatives Sits on Monday to Amend Maritime Areas Act

Parliamentarians will meet on Monday for a Special Sitting of the House of Representatives. The special sitting will be to primarily amend the Maritime Areas Act. While this step was [...]

Julius Espat Discusses Referendum Loss and Maritime Areas Act

The People’s United Party is meeting on Friday to determine a position ahead of a collective vote on the proposed amendment to the Maritime Areas Act.  The House of Representatives [...]

Court of Appeal Orders Julius Espat’s Claim to be Heard

It made headlines back in August 2016 when opposition parliamentarian Julius Espat was physically removed from the House of Representatives on the instruction of former House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte.  The [...]

Espat’s Unlawful Ejection to be Heard Before the Supreme Court

This afternoon, we spoke with Espat who explained that there is merit to the claim that his constitutional rights were indeed violated when he was forcefully kicked out of the [...]

Julius Espat Sues for Damages Two and a Half Years Later

According to Espat, he is seeking redress in the form of compensation for the length of time that he was suspended from the House without pay. Primarily, he wants it [...]

Patrick Faber on U.D.P. Leadership Convention

Prime Minister Dean Barrow is nearing the end of his term as leader of the United Democratic Party. The U.D.P.’s leadership convention is expected to be held sometime before February [...]

Michael Peyrefitte Not Interested in U.D.P. Leadership, at this Time

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte lost his bid to represent Port Loyola for the U.D.P. in the upcoming general elections. Peyrefitte was defeated by former Belize City councilor Philip Willoughby. Prime [...]

U.D.P.’s National Party Council to Discuss Caribbean Shores Convention, Candidates

We also asked the U.D.P.’s Deputy Leader Patrick Faber about the three-way race in the Caribbean Shores constituency. As we reported, Santiago Castillo Junior, who once represented the division, is [...]

Kolbe Foundation Promotes Health and Rehabilitation behind Prison Walls

The third annual health fair was held today at the central prison. It was held under the theme, “Kolbe Foundation, promoting health and rehabilitation: Healthier Citizens for a more productive [...]