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U.D.P. Chairman Says Vetting Process was Thorough and Free of Bias

The vetting of the signatures was a process that was overseen by U.D.P. Secretary General Juliet Thimbrel, along with Chairman Michael Peyrefitte.  According to the presiding officer of the United [...]

A Step Closer to a Recall Convention to Remove Shyne as U.D.P. Party Leader

The United Democratic Party is on the verge of another convention in the days ahead, following the submission of a sheaf of documents containing signatures from delegates who demand a [...]

Shyne Responds to Criticism of His Leadership

Following our interview with Vice Chairman August, embattled party leader Shyne Barrow also spoke with the media.  He shared with us his initial reaction on what has transpired.  Not only [...]

What Prompted Move to Recall Shyne Barrow as Party Leader?

Noticeably absent from this afternoon’s gathering at the U.D.P. headquarters were parliamentarians Patrick Faber and Tracy Panton.  Faber was equally a no-show at Monday’s house meeting in Belmopan, in the [...]

Is the P.U.P. Behind the Move to Unseat Shyne as U.D.P. Party Leader?

According to Barrow, the move to unseat him via a recall convention is being brought about by influential persons within the People’s United Party who are intent on winning the [...]

National Kriol Council Furious After Being Excluded from P.C.C.

The exclusion of the National Kriol Council from the People’s Constitution Commission has raised the ire of the organization that represents the Creole community in Belize.  Despite publicly announcing that [...]

A Bill to Repeal and Replace the Belize Constitution?

During the house meeting on Monday, there was a second reading of the People’s Constitution Commission Bill. The proposed legislation calls for such a commission to draft and guide the [...]

LOO and Government Minister Argue over Crime

The House of Representatives met today in ordinary session where the issue of crime also became a matter for debate. The Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow chastised the government [...]

PM on Bevans Ruling: I Stand by My Position

Earlier this month, the Court of Appeals ruled in favour of former Tourism Director, Karen Bevans and against Prime Minister John Briceño and Love FM. The court upheld a previous [...]

Government Nominates another Person to Chair Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission remains without a chairperson. For health reasons, Crescencio Sosa, the last nominee that was agreed upon by government and the opposition, had to give up the [...]

Prime Minister Says Disputing Parties in Sugar Impasse Agree to Mediation Process

The impasse between A.S.R./B.S.I. and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association has extended well beyond the close of the 2022 crop. All this while there is Florencio Marin Senior acting [...]

Parliamentarians Vote on Supreme Court of Judicature Act

During today’s house sitting, Minister of Education Francis Fonseca rose to expound on a Bill for an Act to repeal and replace the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, to provide [...]

Chester Williams Draws Distance from U.D.P. Shenanigans

The internal row within the United Democratic Party continues to see members of the opposition stooping to their lowest.  On Monday, a clip from a purported political ad was posted [...]

Francis Fonseca Says He Worries Not About His U.D.P Opponents in Freetown

The United Democratic Party has named two persons who will vie for their Freetown constituency convention. They are current caretaker, Orson Elrington and former two-time Belize City Mayor, Zenaida Moya. [...]

Francis Fonseca: If the U.D.P Leader Can Treat Patrick Faber Like that, Imagine…

While we were on the issue of politics, News Five asked Fonseca for his views on the U.D.P’s move to disbar his predecessor at the Ministry of Education from even [...]

Mira Says He is Not Fearful of Opposition Candidates for Belmopan

When we caught up with Belmopan Area Representative Oscar Mira earlier today, we also asked him about his competition on the opposition’s side. Recently, a list of names was released [...]

Anthony Mahler: “I Fear No Man or Woman”

Earlier this week, during a sit-down with Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler, News Five also got his reaction to the candidates who have submitted their applications to the U.D.P. for the [...]

P.U.P. Celebrates 72nd Anniversary

Today, the People’s United Party is celebrating seventy-two years as a political organization in Belize. In a Facebook post, Prime Minister John Briceño reflected on the P.U.P.’s history saying “Our [...]

U.D.P.’s Tumultuous Forty-ninth Anniversary

The United Democratic Party turns forty-nine today. The milestone achievement comes at the tail end of the September Celebrations; nonetheless, members of the U.D.P. commemorated the event by paying homage [...]

Shyne Pays Homage to Past U.D.P. Prime Ministers

Late this evening, News Five spoke with Party Leader Shyne Barrow, who shared with us the significance of this milestone to the United Democratic Party.  Barrow took the opportunity to [...]

Shyne Says Former U.D.P. Chairman is Also Before Ethics Committee

Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber’s application to run for a sixth time in that constituency was rejected by the U.D.P.’s Nominations Committee last week. The reasons given were several violations [...]

Shyne Says Patrick Faber Must Comply with U.D.P. Constitution

Party Leader Shyne Barrow also discussed the comments made by Vice Chairman Alberto August to News Five on Friday.  August is on record criticizing the leadership of the United Democratic [...]

B.P.F Leader Says Opposition Members of Parliament Have Proposed Joining the B.P.F.

It has been a while since the United Democratic Party has seen bright days. The clash between former leader Patrick Faber – dethroned and cast out by current leader Moses [...]

U.D.P. Denies Patrick Faber’s Application to Run Again in Collet

Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber is the most senior politician on the opposition bench.  The former leader of the United Democratic Party has won his seat as a member of [...]

Why Did Nomination Committee Reject Faber’s Application?

In an interview with News Five via phone this morning, U.D.P. Chairman Mike Peyrefitte explained the role of the Nomination Committee which is reportedly being chaired by Shirlette Martinez. While [...]