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Uproar as Belmopan CitCo De-reserves Land Designate for Phillip Goldson Boulevard

A hasty land transaction that appears questionable to many in Belmopan is raising eyebrows and causing outrage. A few weeks ago the Belmopan City Council gave the order to de-reserve [...]

Senator Lizarraga Says G.O.B. Spending is Out of Control

The IMF’s preliminary report on Belize’s economic says that the recovery is moving at a glacial space. During the first three months of the year, the G.D.P. grew by an [...]

Attorney Offers Services to Collect Joshua Perdomo’s Debt

The debate got testy among Senators on Wednesday when Write-off Number Two Motion was introduced. The write-off is for forty thousand dollars owed to the Government of Belize by Joshua [...]

Legislation to Address E.U. Blacklisting Passed by Senate

An important piece of legislation that went before the Senate on Wednesday as passed to get rid of the blacklisting by the European Union that hangs over Belize. The European [...]

Senate’s Heated Debate over Joshua Perdomo $40K Loan Write-Off

It was a rare occasion in the Senate today.  The upper chamber voted against a motion to write-off forty thousand four hundred and seventy-four dollars and eighty-eight cents owed by [...]

Senate Votes Against Motion, but “Money Motions Cannot be Defeated by the Senate”

At the end of the debate, a division was called by Senator Chebat to document the vote of each senator.  As we said, seven of the thirteen voted against the [...]

Private Sector Senator Says G.O.B. Should Collect From Guarantor

Also voting against the write-off was Senator for the Private Sector, Mark Lizarraga. According to Lizarraga, while it was expected that the Senate would not be able to block the [...]

John Briceño Writes Letter to House Speaker About Denial of his Constitutional Right

Still on the unpopular Joshua Perdomo write-off, the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño has written to the House Speaker Laura Longsworth taking issue with the conduct of the debate [...]

Senate Debates Amendment to Contractor General Act

Senators also debated the amendment to the Contractor General Act.  The amendment removes the limitation which barred any Contractor General to return to the public service after his or her [...]

Senate Approves C.D.B.-B.E.L. Loan Motion

A project to electrify Caye Caulker Village will cost the Belize Electricity Limited some thirteen point six million dollars. The monies are being borrowed from the Caribbean Development Bank on [...]

The Belize Youth Movement Issues Release following Loan Write-Off to Joshua Perdomo

The government side of the House last Friday gave final approval to the write-off of forty thousand dollars to Joshua Perdomo, the son of the Cabinet Secretary. As soon as [...]

Cayo DAVCO Elections Interrupted

At Friday’s House meeting, Area Representative Julius Espat made a presentation on the political interference in the election process.  Tensions quickly heightened during a meeting on September twenty-eighth in Georgeville, [...]

G.O.B. Amends Contractor General Legislation to Remove Limitation

This December will mark two years since Belize has been without a Contractor General. At the end of 2017 when the government attempted to re-appoint Godwin Arzu for another term, [...]

Land Reclamation; Who Got Paid and How Much?

The Government of Belize has borrowed more than fifty million dollars to upgrade twenty miles of the George Price Highway, from the Roaring Creek Bridge to the Hawkesworth Bridge in Santa [...]

Belize Agriculture Census Yet to be Completed

In 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture commenced the Belize Agriculture Census. Some twenty enumerators were deployed out in the field to collect data. It was originally planned that the census [...]

P.U.P. Area Rep Says High Electricity Rates Crippling Small/Medium Businesses

One more issue from last Fridays House sitting, in 2018, the cost of electricity spiked twice. Later that year, Belize Electricity Limited made a formal request to the Public Utilities Commission [...]

Joshua Perdomo’s $40K Loan Write-off Approved by House

The House of Representatives met in Belmopan today. One of the significant actions involved the controversial forty- thousand dollars loan motion granted to Joshua Perdomo.   Perdomo, the son of Cabinet [...]

A US $6.8 Million Loan for Caye Caulker Electrification Project

A six-point-eight U.S. million dollars loan motion was presented during the Sitting of the House of Representatives. The loan was offered by the Caribbean Development Bank and the monies have [...]

Belize Passes Laws to Have Name Remove from E.U. Blacklist

One of the string of bills passed into law by the House, is to cause the removal of Belize from the European Union’s blacklist. In March of this year, Belize [...]

Works on Philip Goldson Highway Not Looking Good

A portion of the Philip Goldson Highway within the city’s limit is being rehabilitated. If you are entering Belize City through the north you might have some complaints about the [...]

Shyne Barrow Supports John Saldivar for U.D.P. Leadership

The U.D.P. Leadership convention is four months away and is to be held in February 2020 at the Civic Center. Deputy Prime Patrick Faber and Minister John Saldivar are the [...]

Prime Minister Comments on Voters’ List Padding

The problem of phantom voters and voter padding continues despite a recent countrywide re-registration, but Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that it is not something that will likely go away. [...]

PM Barrow: “Voter shenanigans if you will is like the poor it will be with us always.”

According to PM Barrow, padding of the voters’ list, which he described as ‘voter shenanigans,’ will always be with us.   Prime Minister Dean Barrow “This is how far things [...]

PM Barrow Winding Down Final Term

He is serving for three terms as Prime Minister and Dean Barrow is now winding down his last term. Today, Barrow told the media that he will not remain as [...]

Prime Minister Barrow Has Decided Who He Supports for Next U.D.P. Leader

When Prime Minister Dean Barrow steps down, the new leader of the United Democratic Party will ascend to the Prime Ministerial position. The U.D.P. has set February ninth 2020 for [...]