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Mark Lizarraga: “I tiad tell you so, your head haad”

Strongly opposing the Government Contract (Validation) Bill was Private Sector Senator Mark Lizarraga. Lizarraga told the government senators that during every Sitting of the Upper Chamber, social partners continue to [...]

PM Barrow’s Final Budget Speech

Prime Minister Dean Barrow proceeded to deliver his final budget estimates on Thursday, but the Opposition side of the aisle was empty, as the area representatives had vacated the chambers [...]

“It is perfectly permissible” – PM Barrow on Supplementaries

The debate on the motion of no confidence tabled by the Opposition was the final agenda item during Thursday’s Special Sitting of the House of Representatives.  Debate lasted until ten [...]

Julius and Johnny Blame Government for South Side Poverty

Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat, who also chairs the Public Accounts Committee, slammed the Barrow administration for failing the people of Belize after twelve years in office.  That point [...]

John Saldivar’s Turn at No Confidence Motion

Sitting way to back after leaving Cabinet, Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar also weighed in on the no confidence motion by drawing comparisons between the present government and the P.U.P. [...]

“You failed the south side of Belize City” – Cordel to Barrow Administration

Deputy Party Leader Cordel Hyde also took the opportunity during the debate on the no-confidence motion to chide the south side area representatives of Belize City for the conditions being [...]

Santa Cruz Villagers Picket House Meeting

Residents from the community of Santa Cruz in Stann Creek District journeyed to Belmopan on Thursday morning where they picketed government over a land dispute in their village.  At the [...]

Changes in Seating Arrangement on Government Side in the House

The House was convened this morning for the budget presentation for the new fiscal year that starts on April first, 2020. It was the Prime Minister’s final budget presentation, but [...]

Opposition Calls for Debate on No-Confidence Motion

A motion for a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Dean Barrow and his government prompted a rowdy start to this morning’s Special Sitting of the House of Representatives. The [...]

PM Barrow Objects to Debate Prior to Budget Presentation

Today’s sitting was set aside to present the budget for the new financial year 2020. And, as the Prime Minister would say, it was his swan song as Minister of [...]

“Tek Yoh Simple Pill” – Barrow to Briceño

The Opposition was quick and nimble on its feet today. Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño pointed out that because of the recent leadership election in the U.D.P., Prime Minister [...]

Opposition Walks Out Before Budget Presentation

Amid the back and forth over whether the no-confidence motion should have been debated prior to the presentation of the 2020 Budget, the Opposition decided that it would walk out [...]

Johnny B Calls Budget Presentation a Mockery

We caught up with Opposition Leader John Briceño outside of the Assembly Building following the walkout.  While he remained steadfast that the motion of no-confidence should have been debated as [...]

“I would have been ashamed to show my face…” – Johnny B on Gapi Vega

The issue of the one point five billion dollars in government expenditure that has been deemed to be illegal by the Supreme Court is also a sticking point for the [...]

Government Gets Past First Reading of Controversial Validation Bill

Of the three bills that were introduced in the House today, the Government Contracts (Validation) Bill 2020 was the most controversial.  The Barrow administration sought and successfully tabled the first [...]

Debate on Motion of No-Confidence Runs Long and Loud

Late this afternoon, the People’s United Party proceeded to table its vote of no-confidence which was succeeded by a spirited debate from both sides of the floor.  While Opposition Leader [...]

Motion of No-Confidence Batted Down by Parliament

This last item from the House in tonight’s newscast….From a legal perspective, former Attorney General and Pickstock Area Representative Wilfred Elrington weighed in on the conventional process of moving a [...]

Will Upcoming UDP Leadership Convention be Contested?

The U.D.P. had called on its supporters to come out on Thursday when the House meets in Belmopan. That event has now been called off as funerals take place for [...]

Patrick Faber’s Leadership Candidacy Still Up in the Air

Collet Area Representative and former deputy party leader Patrick Faber is still a force to be reckoned with, despite falling to John Saldivar at the previous convention on February ninth. [...]

UDP Sets Date for New Leadership Convention

The United Democratic Party is calling out its supporters to head to Belmopan for Thursday’s House Meeting which will see the budget presentation for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The P.U.P. [...]

P.U.P. to Vote for No Confidence Motion

Buoyed by the support of thousands at Sunday’s anti-corruption demonstration, the opposition People’s United Party is stepping up its pressure and now going to a Special Sitting of the House [...]

P.U.P. Outraged About Secret Sale of Prime Land in Belmopan

Aside from a motion of no confidence to be moved in the House in the coming days, the Opposition is tonight expressing outrage at reports of another secret agreement and [...]

U.D.P. Chairman Describes Upcoming National Party Council

The United Democratic Party is hosting another National Party Council meeting this Saturday, the second in less than a month, to decide on a timeline during which interested candidates can [...]

Opposition Leader John Briceño Writes to Caribbean Development Bank & United Kingdom

The Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño has written to the British High Commissioner in Belize as well as to the Caribbean Development Bank in Barbados. The United Kingdom and [...]

Was Steve Duncan’s Senatorial Appointment in Contravention of Domestic Banks & Financial Institutions Act?

Three weeks ago, Steve Duncan stepped down as a government appointed senator after serving at least four years on the upper chamber. At the time of announcing his replacement, the [...]