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P.U.P. Outraged About Video; Officers Should Be Removed from Department

Late this evening, the People’s United Party issued a statement in respect of the graphic video about which the complainant spoke at the top of the news. The P.U.P. says [...]

Opposition Leader Says Best Defense Against COVID-19 is Social Distancing

Opposition Leader John Briceño co-chairs the COVID-19 Task Force. Briceño today released a pre-recorded video message, addressing the challenging times that Belize and the population will be plunged into. As [...]

Briceño Says That “Days Ahead Will Not Be Easy”

According to Briceño, the task is daunting and the days ahead will not be easy. If the economy is to bounce back in the shortest possible time, the entire country [...]

Landlords Summarily Evicting Tenants is Unlawful

The Leader of the Opposition who is the co-chair of the Oversight Committee joined the Prime Minister at a press conference this afternoon. There have been numerous reports of property-owners [...]

Despite Additional Funds, Financial Relief is Still Only a Drop in the Bucket

Government is stepping up efforts to raise public funds to aid Belizeans, and while it is now looking at an initial one hundred and twenty-five million dollars in financial relief, [...]

Senate Approves 2020-2021 Budget with $25M COVID-19 Assistance Package

A Special Sitting of the Senate took place today in Belmopan for senators on both sides of the aisle to approve the General Appropriations Bill 2020-2021. When it went to [...]

Senate Debates Budget 2020-2021

Social partner senators Mark Lizarraga and Elena Smith, along with U.D.P. Senator Doctor Carla Barnett, also shared their views on certain sections of the Prime Minister’s budget. Senators are calling [...]

5 Persons, Including Wilfred Elrington, Vying for Leadership of the U.D.P.

The United Democratic Party postponed its national leadership convention amidst the COVID-19 situation that has been plaguing the world.  The deadline for applications is set for March twenty-sixth and at [...]

Darrell Bradley for U.D.P. Leader

Darrell Bradley is currently the President of the Senate. He ran as the U.D.P. standard bearer for Caribbean Shores in 2015, but was defeated by the P.U.P.’s Kareem Musa.  Bradley [...]

Tracy’s Relief Aid Comes Under P.U.P. Fire

Albert area representative Tracy Panton has come under fire from the People’s United Party after it came to their attention that relief being offered to constituents appeared to be blatant [...]

The 2020 Budget Debate That Wasn’t, Thanks to COVID-19

In Belmopan this morning, the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño responded to the budget for the new financial year.  There was no debate since the threat of COVID-19 is [...]

Johnny B Explains His Solo Performance in Parliament

Following today’s sitting of the House of Representatives, opposition leader John Briceño explained why other elected members of his party collectively abstained from debating the budget.  Not for the glaring [...]

New Bills Introduced in the House of Representatives

Several pieces of proposed legislation were introduced in parliament today, notwithstanding the primary focus of the sitting being an aborted budget debate.  Before we get to those bills, the Prime [...]

Patrick Faber Not Concerned About John Saldivar at the Moment

Minister of Education and the U.D.P.’s former Deputy Leader Patrick Faber today confirmed to the media that he has submitted his application to contest the party’s leadership convention.  His opponent, [...]

U.D.P. Suspends Leadership Convention

But the convention will have to wait since, according to Faber, during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, it was decided that the leadership convention be postponed indefinitely as the country [...]

Faber and Saldivar to Lock Horns for Leadership Again

The United Democratic Party is gearing up for yet another clash of the titans as it goes into a second contested convention to choose a new leader.  It promises to [...]

Belize City Mayor on COVID-19: “Business in our city has to continue”

Belize City is the economic hub of the country. More than seventy thousand persons live in the Old Capital and thousands use the public transportation system.  While mass gatherings are [...]

Belize CitCo Launches $10M Municipal Bond

The Belize City Council today launched its ten-million-dollar municipal prospectus paper.  Mayor Bernard Wagner says that the municipal bond has three tranches with different maturities and coupon rates and an [...]

Opposition Leader Accepts Invitation to Co-Chair COVID-19 Working Group

Still on the coronavirus, the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño confirmed via a release this evening that he has accepted, in good faith, the invitation by the Prime Minister [...]

Draft Senate Report on Immigration Completed, Finally

Chair of the Senate Select Committee, attorney Aldo Salazar has completed the long anticipated first draft report on the inquiry of the Auditor-General’s Special Audit Report on Passport and Immigration. The [...]

P.U.P. Senator Says G.O.B. Not Doing Enough to Prepare for COVID-19

The Government of Belize has allocated nine hundred thousand dollars in response to COVID-19.  Belize has yet to confirm a case, but health officials say that it is just a [...]

PM Barrow to Host Press Conference on COVID-19

Prime Minister Dean Barrow will be hosting a press conference on Thursday on COVID-19.  During the Senate debate on Tuesday, Senator for Government Business Godwin Hulse said that the government [...]

Senators Spar over Validation Bill

In Belmopan this morning, senators sparred over the recently tabled Government Contracts (Validation) Bill, 2020. The controversial bill has a retroactive effect on seven multimillion dollars contracts that the Barrow [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Does Not Support Validation Bill

Senator for the unions, Elena Smith, made it quite clear today in Belmopan that the National Trade Union Congress of Belize cannot and will not support the Government Contracts (Validation) [...]

Church Senator Supports G.O.B.’s Validation Bill

Supporting the bill today was Senator for the Churches, Ashley Rocke. According to Rocke, he does not believe that a law was broken in the biblical sense. In fact, Rocke [...]