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Big Celebration for PUP Anniversary in November

Exactly three weeks from today, on November eleventh, the P.U.P. will be celebrating one year of being in power at central government. The party recently turned seventy-one on September twenty-ninth. [...]

Faber on Government on GOB Southside Development Zone

The Leader of the Opposition also took on the issue of crime that continues to plague Southside Belize City. In response to the Prime Minister’s recent announcement that the Southside [...]

Faber Says Root Causes of Crime Need More Than Temporary Fixes

On the other hand, the Opposition is often criticized for not being able to successfully get a handle on crime and violence while in government for the last thirteen years. [...]

Prime Minister Comments on Departure of CEO Guerra From Ministry of Natural Resources

Over the weekend, news circulated on social media that CEO in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Dr. Lesbia Guerra had resigned from her post just eleven months into her appointment. [...]

Opposition Sends Approval After Consultation on Justices

The Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber has reportedly given his approval for the process to proceed for the appointment of four persons as Judges of the Supreme Court.  Today, [...]

PM Says “Good For Them” When Asked About the Cost of Private COVID Testing

The Opposition, United Democratic Party, has come out swinging against the Government for, in their view, not making COVID testing readily accessible to the public, forcing many to have to [...]

Cane Farmers Request Meeting with PM

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association’s (BSCFA) Committee of Management has written to the Prime Minister requesting a meeting on the status of their commercial agreement with the Belize Sugar [...]

Leader of the Opposition Gives Update on Justices for Supreme Court

The Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber has given an update on the consultations concerning the Justices of Supreme Court. Faber says he received the letter from the Cabinet Secretary [...]

Land Activist Decries Political Promises

Land activist Nigel Petillo has taken to Facebook Live to vent his frustration over what he says is the refusal of the Minister of Natural Resources, Cordel Hyde, works with [...]

UDP Wants Chebat Out and Slams MOE for Hybrid Re-start

The United Democratic Party is calling for the Minister of Health, Michel Chebat, to be removed and is criticizing the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic overall. At a press [...]

UDP Leader on Expense of COVID for Loved Ones

Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber spoke about his recent personal experience and having to spend those tens of thousands at a private hospital when his mother fell ill with [...]

UDP Turns 48 with a New Pledge for Unity

At forty-eight years old, the United Democratic Party is putting unity first after a tumultuous three months that saw the organization plunge into a downward spiral. With an appearance of [...]

U.D.P. Celebrates Forty-Eighth Anniversary in Unity

The United Democratic Party celebrates forty-eight years as a political organization today, despite the inner turmoil that has plagued it since losing the last general elections.  While it was a [...]

U.D.P. Says Briceño Administration Followed Its Super Bond Blueprint

On Friday, the Government of Belize announced that it had successfully negotiated with the majority of bondholders.  Despite the achievement of the Briceño administration, the opposition still maintains this follows [...]

The State of the Nation, Forty Years Later

For a second time since the advent of COVID-19, Independence Day celebrations have been subdued, largely in part to an increase in cases across the country. On Tuesday, government officials, [...]

A Constitutional Reform Commission is Established

The issue of constitutional reform has been on the table for quite some time and while both political parties have discussed the need to improve the existing laws in an [...]

Rivals Reconnect: Faber & Saldivar Join Hands at Press Conference

He was sworn in again as Leader of the Opposition on Thursday and today, Patrick Faber held a press conference to give more details of his return to that position [...]

Saldivar Says He Only Got Campaign Contributions from Lev Derman

In regards to the Lev Dermen scandal that has dogged John Saldivar, in his opening statement at today’s press conference, he says he did tell the former Prime Minister he [...]

Patrick Faber Sworn in Once More as Leader of the Opposition

It is his second time in less than a year being sworn in as Leader of the Opposition. Today, the United Democratic Party’s Patrick Faber left the Governor-General House with [...]

Khalid Belisle Still in Running for U.D.P. Caretaker in Belmopan

As it relates to recently circulated comments about the former Belmopan City Mayor Khalid Belisle, he clarified today that he is not out of the race in his bid for [...]

Patrick Faber to be Sworn in as Leader of the Opposition… Again

Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber will be sworn in for a second time as Leader of the Opposition on Thursday morning at Belize House.  The collective decision by the United [...]

Bye-Bye LOO, Shyne Bows Out Gracefully

Interestingly, the decision to reinstate Patrick Faber as Leader of the Opposition was taken one week before the fortieth anniversary of Belize’s independence.  During the official ceremony, the Leader of [...]

Chamber of Commerce, Prime Minister and Smart on Speednet Deal

Earlier this month, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in light of recent news that a number of government offices have switched from B.T.L. to Smart, wrote to Prime [...]

The Opposition is Against Mandatory Vaccination

Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow, on behalf of the United Democratic Party’s Parliamentary Caucus and Standard Bearers Group, has come out against mandatory COVID vaccinations.  This follows the announcement on Thursday [...]

Will Patrick Faber Regain His Seat as Leader of the Opposition?

Is there a return to his former office as Leader of the Opposition in the days leading up to September Twenty-first?  It’s a question being asked in the wake of [...]