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Will John Saldivar Seek Leadership of U.D.P. Once Again?

With this latest victory, is John Saldivar contemplating leadership of the United Democratic Party once again? It is a question that was posed to him and the chairman of the [...]

Were People Being Paid to Vote at Sunday’s Convention?

Was there hanky panky taking place during Sunday’s convention in Belmopan? It’s not uncommon to hear about homes or building with long lines near polling stations, and Sunday’s convention was [...]

Belmopan Rep, Oscar Mira Weighs in on U.D.P. Convention Results

And what does the current Belmopan representative, P.U.P’s Oscar Mira, think of Sunday’s convention? Mira says he’s looking ahead to the next general election, but he and his team will [...]

Former Minister of National Security John Saldivar says No to Khan

Last Thursday, the nation learned that Belize would become the home of former Guantanamo Bay Detainee Majid Khan. The forty-two-year-old arrived in Belize that day, where he was locked up [...]

More Conventions on the Way for the U.D.P.

We reported earlier on John Saldivar’s victory in Sunday’s Belmopan Convention. Well, according to U.D.P. Chairman Michael Peyrefitte, he is hopeful the remaining U.D.P. conventions will reflect the same kind [...]

Emil Torres on the Campaign Trail Ahead of Sunday’s Belmopan Convention

We are a few days away from the United Democratic Party’s Standard Bearer Convention in Belmopan. As we have reported, three persons are vying for the position in the open [...]

John Saldivar Confident of Belmopan Standard Bearer Convention Win

While we met Emil Torres on the campaign trail for a face to face interview, Saldivar was less open to talking with our newsroom. Instead, he opted to give one [...]

Meet Retired Col. George Lovell, Vying for the Post of U.D.P. Standard Bearer for Belmopan

He is one of three candidates vying for the post of U.D.P. Standard Bearer for the Belmopan constituency, and his name, like those of former Minister John Saldivar and sales [...]

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 [...]