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A Wrap Up of Municipal Elections 2021

The People’s United Party served the United Democratic Party a major defeat in the 2021 Municipal Elections. The P.U.P. went from controlling three full councils to majority control of all [...]

Former Health Minister Not Impressed with New Administration

During the municipal elections, former Minister of Health Pablo Marin came out in support of Hilberto Campos, the U.D.P. standard bearer for the Corozal Bay division. Campos replaced him following [...]

Pablo Marin on Mistreatment of Public Officers

Marin is also watching as the situation with Doctor Marvin Manzanero is playing out, as he believes it is political victimization. He says his wife, Danini Contreras-Marin, also employed with [...]

Patrick Faber says P.U.P. Disrespecting Dr. Manza

Opposition Leader Patrick Faber also commented on the Doctor Marvin Manzanero situation. While it is not clear what is going to happen next, it is certain that he is not [...]

Opposition Leader Chides G.O.B. on Education Matters

Leader of the Opposition and Former Minister of Education, Patrick Faber during an interview with News Five on Election Day spoke of what he claims is reckless behaviour on behalf [...]

P.U.P. Dominates the 2021 Municipal Elections: P.U.P. 65 – U.D.P. 2

In November, political pundits called the People’s United Party’s massive win of national assembly seats the “Blue Tsunami.”  Well, just months later, a second wave has washed over the land [...]

All Blue Except for U.D.P. Mayor Earl Trapp and 1 Councillor in San Ignacio

That twinkle of red was Mayor Earl Trapp and U.D.P. councillor Bernadette Fernandez. Fernandez narrowly made the cut by ten votes while Mayor Trapp won over the P.U.P.’s Ramon “Monchi” [...]

Honourable Elvia Vega Makes History in Corozal Bay By-Election

There were a number of women who won their bid for political office across the country, as an area rep and a mayor. History was made in the Corozal Bay [...]

BLUE for Belmopan – First Female Mayor for Capital City, Too!

Turning to the Capital City, the P.U.P. soundly defeated the U.D.P. team after fifteen years of U.D.P. municipal control. Significantly, Belmopan now has its first female mayor in Sharon Palacio.  [...]

OW Voters Return the P.U.P. to Town Hall!

We go back north to take a look at the municipals and we start with Orange Walk Town.  A little over sixty percent of the voters went out the polls [...]

P.U.P.’s Rigo Vellos & His Slate Returns to Corozal Town Council

Just before eleven p.m., the result of the elections at the northernmost municipality was announced. The incumbent mayor Rigoberto Vellos of the P.U.P. and his entire slate came out victorious. [...]

San Pedro Town is Blue after 18 Years!

It took the People’s United Party eighteen years to regain municipal government control in San Pedro.  But it did so in convincing fashion on Wednesday, snagging all six councilor seats [...]

Griga & P.G. Gone BLUE!

With the assistance of our Dangriga and Punta Gorda correspondents Harry Arzu and Aurelio Sho, reporter Andrea Polanco put together a report on the municipal elections in the two southern [...]

P.U.P. 11 Elected in Belize City

While San Pedro in the Belize District had the second highest voter turnout in the country, Belize City had the lowest with only forty-six percent. News Five’s Isani Cayetano and [...]

Kareem Musa’s Message to U.D.P. Leader Patrick Faber

U.D.P. leader Patrick Faber began his rounds up north in Corozal where News Five’s Duane Moody caught up with him.  While he did not make any predictions, Faber spoke of [...]

Mayor Wagner Served with Disqualification Petition during Election Day

The U.D.P. maintains that the now re-elected Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner should be disqualified from office because he does not actually reside in Belize City, which U.D.P. attorney Orson [...]

U.D.P. Ready for Municipal Election 2021!

The Municipal Elections 2021 polls open in less than twenty-four hours, starting at seven o’clock on Wednesday morning.  There are sixty-seven municipal seats up for grabs and the residents of [...]

Amending the Central Bank Act to Generate Foreign Currency

An amendment to the Central Bank Act is before the Senate that, when passed, will make available fifty million dollars to invest into the productive sector. Prime Minister John Briceño [...]

Policing Municipal Elections in COVID Times

The Elections and Boundaries Department is handling the logistics of the municipal elections on Wednesday, as well as the by-election in Corozal Bay.  Both mass parties are responsible for mobilizing [...]

No Victory Celebrations on Elections Night

So what will the police department be doing differently this time around?  On the night of November eleventh, following the general elections, officers were powerless in containing throngs of party [...]

Hugo Patt Can’t Recall Details of Transaction Involving His Ministerial Ride

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources, Hugo Patt, took his turn in the hot seat this morning when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry in its [...]

Is Zhourong Li from Alaska?

Entwined in the saga involving the late model government vehicle is the purchase of multiple parcels of crown land by businessman Kelvin Li. It is believed those transactions were expedited [...]

Zhourong Li Admits to Paying for Government Vehicle

Appearing with his legal representative, Zhourong Li was also quizzed about his knowledge of the former Minister of Lands and how he amassed over twenty properties across the country within [...]

Can Witnesses Refuse to Answer Questions and Name Names?

Attorney Andrew Bennett also appeared as Li’s counsel, objecting to his client being compelled to disclose the names of persons he did business with in the acquisition of the various [...]

Witness was Unaware of Circus Involving Hugo Patt’s Vehicle

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma that made its way through a labyrinth of handlers once the sale had been green lighted by the Government of Belize, ended up in the possession [...]