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PM Barrow Explains Why Equal Opportunity Bill was Rescinded

The controversial Equal Opportunities Bill has been removed from the table.  As we reported on Tuesday, Cabinet decided not to proceed with the motion, despite majority of its members agreeing [...]

P.U.P. Accuses U.D.P. of Politicizing Food Assistance Programme

The government says that more than thirty-nine thousand households have been assisted countrywide with up to four food baskets.  Since April eleventh, 2020, the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation [...]

P.U.P. Calls for Audit of Food Assistance Programme

The People’s United Party is calling for a complete audit of the Food Assistance Programme and the Unemployment Relief Programme. Tens of millions of dollars have been spent on the [...]

More Monies Allocated for Caracol Road Project

More money was today approved for the Caracol Road Project.  The Supplementary Appropriation Bill taken to the House includes an additional one point five million dollars for the Caracol Road. [...]

Toledo East Area Rep. Demands Assistance for Corn Farmers Affected by Hurricane Nana

Tropical Storm Nana made landfall as a weak Category One hurricane in southern Belize around midnight on September second.  Hardest hit were the agro and aquaculture industries and according to [...]

Opposition Leader Says PM is to Blame for Economic Struggles

During the months of April to June 2020 the economy shrunk twenty-three percent. It is the largest quarterly decline seen and the contraction was the result of the COVID-19. The [...]

8K Transfers and 13K New Registrations

It is expected that the General Elections will be held in the first week in November. In fact, the Prime Minister’s son, Shyne Barrow who is running in the Mesopotamia [...]

P.U.P. Leader Speaks on Indian Students Who Registered to Vote

Forming part of that list of newly registered applicants are the dozens of Indian students who registered last week at the Elections and Boundaries office for Belize Rural in Ladyville.  [...]

Briceño Predicts High Turnout for Upcoming Elections

Still on the matter of impending elections, P.U.P. Leader John Briceño says that this year’s General Election is probably the most important election since 1979. In November, the U.D.P. will [...]

John Briceño Comments on COVID-19 Situation in Orange Walk District

Close to one thousand five hundred positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded. The Orange Walk District has the highest number with five hundred and eleven cases. Orange Walk is the [...]

Said Musa’s Memorable Quotes

Former Prime Minister Said Musa had decided to step aside and resign from electoral politics. He has been recovering from a mild stroke. Musa made his announcement last week. P.U.P.’s [...]

Former Prime Minister Said Musa Retires from Politics

After forty years in political life, of the nation, Said Musa announced his retirement on Tuesday. The two-term prime minister and area representative of the Fort George Division wrote to [...]

Prime Minister Dean Barrow Says Said Musa’s Departure is an End to an Era

Prime Minister Dean Barrow today told News Five that Said Musa’s departure from the political arena is an end to an era. Like Musa, Barrow is also retiring from electoral [...]

Michael Finnegan Remembers Musa’s Wittiness in the House

Also speaking on Musa’s legacy and political influence was senior U.D.P. politician Michael Finnegan. Finnegan and Musa got into many heated debates across the political aisle inside the National Assembly [...]

Henry Charles Usher to Succeed Said Musa

The Fort George Executive is to meet tonight regarding Said Musa’s successor. No convention will be held and it is expected that the Party’s chairman Henry Charles Usher will be [...]

Boots Gets Tongue-lashing in Pickstock

Outgoing Port Loyola Area Representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez was out on the campaign trail in the Pickstock Division where he is set to succeed Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington as the U.D.P.’s [...]

Rt. Hon. Said Musa Resigns From Electoral Politics

This news just in; two-term Prime Minister and Fort George Area Representative, Said Musa, is retiring from electoral politics. The Right Honorable Said Musa met with P.U.P. Leader John Briceño [...]

Indian Students Registering to Vote Raises Eyebrows

Registration to vote in the November general elections is ongoing; the closing date is expected to be known once the date for elections is announced.  So there is a frenzy [...]

P.U.P.: Government Must Offer Urgent Assistance to the Banana Industry

The Banana Growers Association continues to carry out assessment of the damages caused by Hurricane Nana.  The damages are expected to be in the millions, but a specific amount will [...]

P.U.P. Withdraws Objections to Transferees and New Registrations

In Orange Walk today both major political parties were in court battling over newly registered voters and transferees. The People’s United Party for both the East and Central constituencies was [...]

Leaked Phone Conversation Reveals Shady Actions for Voters’ Transfers

It was the last day for voter transfers before the next general elections so today; there was a frenzy of activities across the country to get voters registered in new [...]

Last Day of Transfers Has Political Parties in Overdrive

Still on the issue of transfers, cases of suspect transfer of voters are challenged in court by opposing political representatives. The problem lies with verification of addresses; this is to [...]

Shyne Barrow – He Will Run for Office on November 4th

The Prime Minister’s son and U.D.P.’s Standard Bearer for Mesopotamia, Shyne Barrow appears to have let the cat out of the bag.  In a video recording, Shyne is heard saying [...]

Minister Aragon Says He is Not One to Follow Gossip

Shyne Barrow has been in a privileged position and may know more than the U.D.P. ministers because today we asked Minister Elodio Aragon Junior about the specific date for general [...]

OJ Elrington Says November 4th is a Convenient Date

And while Elodio Aragon Junior is not listening to the noises to the noises in the market,   Orson OJ Elrington says that November fourth is a convenient date. Elrington will [...]