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Attorney Says Good Governance Should Be Ongoing Conversation

And while Bradley agrees there is progress, he is concerned it took protests from the unions to get these good governance reforms on track. He notes this has been a [...]

PM on Union Negotiations: Government Must Continue to Function

Prime Minster John Briceño also spoke out today, courtesy of the Government Press Office, on the ongoing negotiations between the unions and G.O.B. representatives.  PM Briceño, who is not in [...]

PM Briceño: “Public Officers Responsible for Tax Collection”

PM Briceño also spoke about the outstanding taxes owed to the government and why collecting those taxes is not a simple solution to the economic crisis. He noted that the [...]

P.U.P. Administration Committed to Constitutional Reform

PM Briceño also contended that while there are those expecting his administration to solve the nation’s economic crisis within a short span of time, those most critical have been members [...]

Will the Super Bond be Restructured for a Fifth Time?

There are questions tonight about Belize’s homegrown economic recovery plan after Reuters news agency is reporting that creditors have been urging Belize to agree to an I.M.F. program, and Belize [...]

Opposition Responds to Senator Courtenay on T.N.C.

During Monday’s Senate Budget Debate, Senator Eamon Courtenay raised the issue of the U.D.P. administration’s waiving taxes on land purchased by the Nature Conservancy for a period of fifty years.  [...]

Faber Makes No Apology for Payment of S.S.B. Loan for U.D.P. Supporter

During today’s U.D.P. press conference, Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber also responded to reports that under his leadership, funds were used from the National Institute of Culture and History [...]

Was Faber Double Dipping on Rent and Housing as D.P.M.?

Was the former Minister of Education Patrick Faber double dipping from public funds while operating in the capacity as Deputy Prime Minster?  Last week in the House of Representatives, the [...]

Senate Vote Divided, but Senator Coye Calls for Belizean Unity

Wednesday’s Senate debate on the 2021/2022 General Revenue Appropriation Bill ended in a division vote.  All six P.U.P. senators voted in favor of the Bill, as did the Senator for [...]

Senator Courtenay Calls Nature Conservancy Transaction a “Nefarious Deal”

Inside the Senate on Wednesday, Senator for Government Business Eamon Courtenay went into details about the land agreement between the Government of Belize and the Nature Conservancy.  In his presentation, [...]

Senator Courtenay Questions Transaction at NICH

During the Senate budget debate, Government Business Senator Eamon Courtenay raised a questionable transaction made by the National Institute of Culture and History under the previous administration.   Eamon Courtenay, [...]

Cabinet News Update

In cabinet news this week, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Michel Chebat reported that to date, forty thousand Belizeans have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which [...]

Senator Peyrefitte on 2021/2022 Budget

Inside the House, the Senate debated the 2021/2022 General Revenue Allocation Bill. The budget reflects an eighty-million-dollar cut for the public service, as well as decreases in allocations for a [...]

Senator Says Unions Are Not Being Truthful with Membership

The joint unions have clearly expressed their intent to continue striking until they are convinced that the Briceño Administration is serious about good governance. But were the unions asleep at [...]

Peyrefitte says UNCAC “Light” Compared to Belize’s Own Laws

And while the former Attorney General is pointing fingers at the unions, because UNCAC tackles several major aspects of corruption, from preventative measures to asset recovery, and even criminalization and [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Calls for Return to Negotiations

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize has called on the joint unions and the Government of Belize to go back to the negotiation table. But, since G.O.B. has already [...]

Martinez Says Unions Would Continue with Commission of Inquiry

When asked if the N.T.U.C.B. would continue to participate in the Commission of Inquiry proceedings which ended abruptly days ago when the live feed was cut in the middle of [...]

Senator Smith Calls G.O.B. Back to Discussions

Union Senator Elena Smith also called on the Government of Belize to come back to the table for further discussions. Smith says that while the ten percent cut and increment [...]

PM Refutes Asset Sales

Prime Minister John Briceño began wrapping up the budget debate a little after five p.m. today.  PM Briceño responded to accusations from Mesopotamia area rep Moses ‘Shyne’ Barrow who accused [...]

PM Blames U.D.P. for Unsustainable Wage Bill

And, finally from inside the National Assembly chambers, Prime Minister Briceño sought to set the record straight about why the public service wage bill has become unsustainable. PM Briceño referred [...]

2021 Budget Debate Off to a Tepid Start

While the unions made their presence known outside the National Assembly, on the inside, it was business as usual for the first day of the Budget Debate, as the members [...]

Julius Espat is Hopeful that Impasse will be Resolved Peacefully

Today in the House, Cayo South Area Representative, who knew that Minister Usher had told Cabinet on Wednesday  he would use his constitutional power to “fix” public officers’ salary, to [...]

U.D.P.’s Panton Says She Cannot Support Wage Cut

On the opposition’s side of the House, Area Representative for the Albert Division Tracey Taegar-Panton went on record to say she cannot support a budget that cuts the salaries of [...]

Cabinet Approves Changes to Public Officer Salaries

The details of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting were released late this afternoon. The big news is that the Minister of the Public Service, Henry Charles Usher, will proceed to fix the [...]

Budget Debates Begins Tomorrow, What Should We Expect?

The financial plan for 2021, presented by Prime Minister John Briceño on April ninth, will be hotly debated on Thursday and Friday in parliament. News Five’s Isani Cayetano looks at [...]