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Cabinet Says No to Increase in Cost of Sliced Bread

Government has rejected a recent proposal to increase the cost of sliced bread, despite a notice that was issued last week by the Association of Bakers informing retailers of an [...]

Agriculture Ministry Looking for Homegrown Solution for Farmers

With the cost of fertilizers going up, micro, small and medium scale farmers will have to seek a different route.  The Ministry of Agriculture is hitting the ground running, attempting [...]

Ninth Summit of the Americas is set for June in L.A.

The Ninth Summit of the Americas will be convened in Los Angeles in June, under the theme “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” with the region’s governments, civil society, [...]

CARICOM and the Summit of the Americas

In the context of Belize and the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister John Briceño, who is the pro tem chair of CARICOM, has reached out to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd who [...]

Former UDP Minister, Ruben Campos, Laid to Rest

An official funeral service was held this afternoon for former U.D.P. minister Ruben Campos, who was a previous area representative for the Orange Walk North and South constituencies. Campos died [...]

Mutiny at Belmopan City Hall; a Financial Controller will be Appointed

An apparent mutiny is taking place at the Belmopan City Council, where a majority of the councilors have expressed serious concerns with the management style of Mayor Sharon Palacio.  The [...]

Turbulence within the Belmopan City Council

According to Minister Requeña, who is in receipt of a letter written by Mayor Palacio on April sixth, notwithstanding the appointment of a financial controller, the head of the city [...]

Minister of Home Affairs is Open to Bipartisan Effort to Crime Fighting

In responding to the criticism levied against him, Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa took the high road and admitted that he is prepared to work with anyone for the [...]

Cabinet Sets Fuel Cap and Subsidies for Buses and Tour Operators

In this week’s Cabinet meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister John Briceño, fuel relief measures were approved. These include a cap on diesel and regular gasoline pump prices per gallon [...]

Shyne Names New U.D.P. Shadow Cabinet

Opposition Leader Moses “Shyne” Barrow has formed a new shadow cabinet whose members will act as counterparts of the Briceño administration, those that hold cabinet positions. The party leader himself [...]

Former U.D.P. Minister, Melvin Hulse Passes

Former U.D.P. Minister, Melvin Hulse Junior passed away earlier today. The former parliamentarian had been suffering from cancer for a while and had been on treatment. His daughter, Tanya Felicia [...]

Conflict of Interest with Minister of State Chris Coye

There is a report of alleged conflict of interest being made against Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Chris Coye. The information is that Coye and another minister [...]

PM Reaction to New U.D.P. Leader…

At its first opportunity to interview the P.M. since Shyne Barrow was elected as the new leader of the United Democratic Party, the media asked for his reaction to the [...]

Sen. Courtenay: “Prudent Stewardship” by G.O.B.

The Senate met today to debate the National Budget that was presented and debated last week. In his presentation, the Leader of Government Business, Senator Eamon Courtenay described the government’s [...]

Senator Bradley Questions Spending…

While Senator Bradley acknowledged the government’s efforts to cut back on spending, he highlighted a few areas where he thinks the outlay is still excessive, particularly in terms of salaries. [...]

New U.D.P. Leader on Achieving Success

Newly elected Leader of the United Democratic Party, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, made a guest appearance on Open Your Eyes morning show to talk about winning Sunday’s U.D.P. Leadership Convention. When [...]

U.D.P. Leader Says Constituents Decide the Way Forward

When asked about the fate of those in the U.D.P. who form the Caucus for Change, Party Leader Barrow says it is for the constituents to decide. Barrow says constituency [...]

Barrow Says He Will Only Take Action on Sista B’s Absences if Her Division Files Complaint

So, what, if anything, will Shyne Barrow do about his aunt’s repeated absences from the House of Representatives now that he is the Leader of the Party? Denise “Sista B” [...]

U.D.P. Embraces Shyne Barrow as Its New Party Leader

The United Democratic Party has welcomed a new leader. All roads led to the big Bird’s Isle on Sunday, where over five hundred delegates cast their votes to elect a [...]

Let’s Start With Reforming the Delegates List

Of the total number of delegates on the voting list for Sunday’s convention, seven were no-shows. Perhaps their participation in the election process could have changed the outcome for either [...]

Tracy, Shyne and the U.D.P. Healing Process

Magnanimous in defeat, Albert Area Representative Tracy Panton has pledged to work closely with the new leader of the United Democratic Party to present a stronger and united front ahead [...]

Tracy Panton Discusses Voting Discrepancies

In her appearance on Open Your Eyes this morning, Tracy Panton alluded to certain discrepancies with the voting and counting process at Sunday’s leadership convention. And according to Panton, while [...]

What’s In It for John Saldivar?

What’s the future of John Saldivar and the United Democratic Party? He lost his constituency in the last general election; nonetheless, Saldivar has still proven himself as an influential figure [...]

G.O.B. Invests $2.9M in L.I.U. and Life Skills Programs

The work of the Ministry of Home Affairs in addressing the root causes of gang violence has seen the establishment of the Leadership Intervention Unit. It has also seen the [...]

Panton Commends Briceño Administration but Criticizes Nepotism and Cronyism

The second day of the budget debate got underway this morning, minus the fireworks that erupted in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Albert Area Representative Tracy Taegar-Panton was first to [...]