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Not This Time: U.D.P. Chairman Calls for Patrick Faber’s Immediate Resignation

Patrick Faber must go, and he must go now. That’s a firm individual position taken by the chairman of the United Democratic Party, amid another scandal involving the embattled Leader [...]

A Look at Barbados’ Red Tide and New Government Swearing In

In case you missed it this week, the Caribbean island of Barbados saw a total electoral sweep as the  Barbados Labor Party lead by Prime Minister Mia Mottley won all [...]

PM Mottley’s Party Wins 30 of 30 Seats

Now turning to regional news, the Barbados Labour Party, led by the Prime Minister Mia Mottley, was victorious in the Republic’s general election on Wednesday. The Barbados Labour Party defeated [...]

Hugo Patt Seeks Leave for Judicial Review Following COI Report

Corozal North Area Representative Hugo Patt was summoned to testify before a Commission of Inquiry on February twenty-sixth, 2021.  During his time before the panel, the former deputy prime minister [...]

PM Says U.D.P. Trying to Bury Commission Report

Since the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into the sale of government assets under the latter part of the previous administration’s reigns were revealed, former Minister of Natural Resources [...]

Is Leader of the Opposition’s Fiancée Filing Charges against Him?

This afternoon social media was abuzz with claims that the Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber may be embroiled in yet another domestic violence scandal.  At news time, media members [...]

PM: Chebat Was Needed At Public Utilities

The talk since last week Monday has been Prime Minister John Briceño’s shuffling of his cabinet.  But while many have been saying that former Minister of Health and Wellness Michel [...]

PM: Contractor General Did Review Speednet Contract

In August, the Government of Belize announced that it had contracted the services of Smart as a telecom provider for various ministries.  At the time, the decision was met with [...]

Barbados Holds First Elections Since Becoming Republic

Today, Barbados held its first General Elections since becoming a republic.  Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s Labor Party is widely expected to retain control since they held twenty-nine of the thirty [...]

Auditor General and Ombudsman Posts Still Vacant

The vacancy for the post of Ombudsman will be advertised in a few days.  In addition to that, the recent retirement of Dorothy Bradley as Auditor General has also made [...]

Commission on Constitutional Reform Delayed, but Coming Soon

Late last year, cabinet had announced that the government would set up a commission to address the issue of Constitutional Reform.  Today, the PM told reporters that the matter was [...]

Micho Settling in At Public Utilities

Former Minister of Health, Michel Chebat, was reassigned just over a week ago to the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, and Logistics. It was a major shift from a Ministry [...]

Chebat Was Surprised but Expected the Shift

Chebat was moved from the Ministry of Health after there had been criticisms about his way of doing things. His C.E.O. left and another that was offered the job turned [...]

PM Says Chebat Was Surprised, but All is Well Following Cabinet Shuffle

It has been one week since Prime Minister John Briceño announced a Cabinet reshuffle, when he placed Minister Kevin Bernard as the new Minister of Health and moved Minister Michel [...]

Belize City Council Fine Tunes Portfolios

The Belize City Council has made some adjustments to its councilor portfolios. A release from CITCO outlines the changes which begin with Mayor Bernard Wagner, who is also taking on [...]

Cabinet Briefed On Commission Findings: “We Cannot Allow This to Continue”

In this week’s Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister and his advisors were given the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the sale of government assets. According to the PM’s [...]

U.D.P. Questions Legal Fees For Blue Bond Approved in House

U.D.P. Chairman Michael Peyrefitte says he is not satisfied with the response given to him by the Prime Minister on the question of the fifteen million dollars approved by Parliament [...]

Names of Legal Firms Were in Letter from PM

The Prime Minster did respond to Peyrefitte’s request with a three-page document.  A list is provided, but Peyrefitte says he asked for specifics. He requested the details pertaining to how [...]

Former DPM Hugo Patt Says Do Away with Commercial Agreement

Also at Tuesday’s U.D.P. press conference, Area Representative for Corozal North Hugo Patt chimed in on the north’s biggest industry – sugar.  Speaking on the labor dispute between A.S.R./B.S.I. and [...]

Patt Comments on Challenges of Holding Cane Farmer AGM during COVID

Hugo Patt also commented on the current state of affairs in the Corozal Sugar Cane Growers Association. Here is what he had to say about the challenges faced in trying [...]

New Health Minister Thanks PM and Pledges to Listen To Health Care Professionals

The new Minister of Health, Kevin Bernard, spoke to News Five on Monday about the direction he intends to take the Ministry in, and how he will address the many [...]

Bernard on C.E.O. for Minister of Health & Wellness

With shortages of equipment and other supplies in the Ministry’s hospitals and clinics, Minister Bernard told News Five there will be many areas under review, and he hopes to work [...]

Minister Bernard on Sports and E-Governance Portfolios

Minister Bernard has been the Minister of Sports since November of 2020, but he now leaves this to his colleague, Minister Rodwell Ferguson. He spoke about what he put in [...]

U.D.P. Says Bernard Isn’t “Fit” for Ministry of Health

And, while Minister Kevin Bernard is now the new Minister of the beleaguered Ministry of Health and Wellness, his ability to steer it out of the chaos is already being [...]

U.D.P. Blasts Briceño Administration’s Pandemic Response

The U.D.P. also had harsh words for the Briceño administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the mounting death toll since the People’s United Party assumed office in November 2020.  [...]