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Ramon “Monchi” Cervantes to Ministry of Sustainable Development, PM Comments

The latest Cabinet reshuffle was announced last Friday. Minister of State Ramon “Monchi” Cervantes was removed from the Ministry of Immigration and placed in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate [...]

S.I.B. is Part of Redistricting Exercise

The census that the institute is compiling has proven relevant and helpful in the countrywide redistricting exercise. Today, S.I.B’s Acting Director-General, Diana Trejo explained that the institute has a representative [...]

ComPol Williams Speaks on Ahmad Case Being Revisited

According to Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, the witnesses who cooperated with the investigation into the accident that killed Fareed Ahmad, testified in court that there wasn’t a third person [...]

Shyne Supports George Lovell in Upcoming Belmopan Convention

The three-way race for the Garden City is several weeks away and tonight, U.D.P. Party Leader Shyne Barrow has come forward to announce that he is throwing his support behind [...]

Belize Business Bureau Calls for GOB to Take Over Boledo & Lotteries

The Belize Business Bureau is calling for a direct takeover of the nightly Boledo and Sunday lottery from Brads Gaming Group Limited which signed an exclusive license in June 2020, [...]

A Call for a New Investigation into Fareed Ahmad Murder

Saldivar noted that there is the need for a new investigation to be launched into Nah’s alleged involvement in Fareed Ahmad’s murder. He contends that any attempt to prosecute Elmer [...]

Shyne Says Prosecutors Failed Fareed Ahmad’s Family

The murder case involving former police officer Michelle Brown, who was accused of killing businessman and well-known Belize City barber Fareed Ahmad, ended in December 2020 with an acquittal.  During [...]

Shyne Says Charge John Saldivar for Willful Suppression

Disgraced politician John Saldivar is getting ready to run for U.D.P. standard bearer in Belmopan, but he does not have the blessing of his party leader.  In fact, Shyne Barrow [...]

Shyne Admits to Falling Short on N.P.C. Offensive  

According to Barrow, he should have done more to convince the National Party Council that John Saldivar was not suitable to run for any political office under the United Democratic [...]

John Saldivar Hangs on by the Skin of His Teeth

Former area representative John Saldivar lives to fight another day, as the embattled U.D.P. politician secured his candidacy for Belmopan by the skin of his teeth.  On February fifth, 2023, [...]

Shyne Categorically Stands by Special Committee’s Decision Against John Saldivar

Party Leader Shyne Barrow, in the wake of the N.P.C. vote, issued a statement saying, “I categorically support the Special Committee decision to disallow the candidacy of John Saldivar in [...]

Former Mayor Khalid Belisle Drops Out of Belmopan Race

Former Belmopan Mayor Khalid Belisle has bowed out of the political race for the Garden City.  On Saturday, following the N.P.C.’s decision to allow John Saldivar to run as a [...]

What Does Redistricting Mean for Belize?

Earlier this week, the Belize Peace Movement held a press conference to discuss a consent order that has been handed down by the Supreme Court in respect of a belated [...]

Jose Mai is Prepared for Redistricting Exercise in OW South

As it stands, Orange Walk South has approximately seven thousand registered voters and the most votes in favor of P.U.P. Area Representative Jose Abelardo Mai, by community, came from Guinea [...]

Christmas Cheer for the Kids of Stann Creek West

In Stann Creek West, the largest electoral district in the country, there are well over nine thousand voters.  This holiday season, Area Representative Rodwell Ferguson concedes that there is not [...]

D.F.C To Offer Student Loans on Financing from C.D.B.

The Senate met today at the National Assembly Building in Belmopan. A minute of silence was observed in honour of the late Sylvia Flores, who served as the first female [...]

I.D.B and Taiwan Provide Loans for Micro, Small and Medium Businesses

There was a second set of loans that was supported during today’s Senate Sitting. It comes from the Inter-American Development Bank, which has implemented a global credit program. This first [...]

Major Gilbert Swazo Officially Appointed New Ombudsman

Belize has been without an Ombudsman since April 2021, when Lionel Arzu demitted that office. The role of the Ombudsman is to receive and investigate complaints by people who feel that [...]

Belize Ratifies Convention for Safety of Fishing Vessels

The Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels was adopted in 1977 and later amended over time. It was the first international convention to establish clear requirements and [...]

N.G.O Senator Supports Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels

Senator Janelle Chanona, who represents the non-government organizations, and who has been vocal in campaigning for the protection of the oceans and the environment, supported the motion because it calls [...]

Senate Passes Supplementary Appropriation Bill

There was also the presentation of a Supplementary Appropriation Bill which comprised three sums of money: one for thirteen million dollars under the recurrent expenditure and an additional forty-two point [...]

Patrick Faber Plans to Run Independent If He’s Refused by U.D.P.

Estranged politician Patrick Faber says he will run independent in Collet if the U.D.P. does now allow him to contest the next general elections under its banner. We caught up [...]

Faber Comments on Saldivar’s U.S. Designation

Faber also gave his take on the latest dilemma that his U.D.P. colleague and intra-party rival John Saldivar has found himself in with the U.S. Department of State’s designation. Faber [...]

Saldivar Speaks on Future in Politics Following Special Committee Decision

Former Area Representative John Saldivar made an appearance this morning on Belmopan based Plus TV’s Rise and Shine. It is an unlikely interview for the embattled politician, because the host [...]

Saldivar, Shyne and the Public’s Perception  

During his appearance on Rise and Shine, Saldivar compared his public image with that of his party leader. Saldivar said, the Caucus for Change made a conscious decision not to [...]