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Racial Slur or Heated Put Down? Area Reps Respond to “Boy.”

While the budget presentation was the purpose of last Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, it was what prompted the walk out by members of the Opposition that stirred [...]

PM to Unions: “When Baby Want Cry They Will Cry”

We also asked the PM for comments on the Public Service Union’s call for him to rein in his Minister of Health, Michel Chebat. On April first, the Public Service [...]

PM Comments on Sale of Aircrafts and Firearms

Back in March we told you about the sale of four aircraft under the Briceno administration which were finalized in February of 2021. The two Grumman Gulfstream G-Two and two [...]

The 2021 Budget Presentation at a Glance

After weeks of back and forth between the Prime Minister, his Cabinet and Financial Secretary and the joint unions who have now filed notice of industrial action, the 2021-22 national [...]

PM Lays Out Financial Crisis in Budget Presentation

Once today’s House Meeting was adjourned, the press met Prime Minister John Briceño outside the National Assembly chambers. As viewers may be aware, while PM Briceño has debated numerous budget [...]

Opposition Walks Out after Unparliamentary Language is Used

The five-member opposition, led by Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber, walked out of the National Assembly this afternoon, following the use of an offensive remark made by Cayo South Area [...]

Elvia Vega is Sworn-in as Corozal Bay Area Rep

A new area representative for Corozal Bay took the oath of office in the National Assembly this morning, succeeding her late brother who lost his battle with COVID-19 shortly after [...]

G.O.B. and Unions Agree on Need for Vigorous Tax Collection

The rapport between the unions and government has been generally contentious.  What began as consultations during the preparation of the 2021 budget has resulted in a salary cut that sees [...]

Budget Presentation Makes Brief Mention of Wage Cuts

While the PM did mention the ten percent salary cuts and three-year increment freeze for the public service, he did not belabor the point during his budget presentation. Outside the [...]

G.O.B. Prepares for Industrial Action

The Government of Belize is putting in place the necessary measures to keep the public service operational should the Public Service Union take industrial action. As we have reported, the [...]

PM Comments on his Sister’s GST Debt

SpeedNet, a parent company to Smart Belize, is reportedly indebted to the Government of Belize to the tune of eleven point one million dollars in GST.  The sum has accumulated [...]

Head of State Tenders Resignation

The Governor General of Belize Sir Colville Young tendered his resignation on April fourth. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, the Governor General noted that he is resigning [...]

U.D.P. Area Rep Shyne Barrow Comes Out in Support of Waterloo Project

Another member of the Opposition Shyne Barrow, the Area Representative for Mesopotamia, also spoke during the budget presentation today. He says the Briceño administration needs to do more for parts [...]

PM Briceño to go ahead with Salary Cuts and Increment Freezes

Prime Minister John Briceño issued a late evening statement saying it is absolutely critical that G.O.B. carry out the public service salary cuts and increment freezes. The Prime Minister described [...]

P.S.U. Goes after Minister of Health and FinSec

This afternoon, just as most people were preparing for the long weekend, the Public Service Union of Belize issued a release blasting the “posturing and hypocrisy of the government” only [...]

G.O.B. Rejects Unions’ Proposals – Want to Proceed with Salary Cut & Increment Freeze

G.O.B. is not budging – at least that is the news coming out of the unions. The government has flatly rejected their cost-cutting proposal and wants to push full steam [...]

G.O.B. to Meet with Unions; the Unions Won’t Budge on Measures for Now!

But it may not be a done deal.  According to P.S.U.’s Dean Flowers, G.O.B. reached out to allow them a final chance to ventilate their reasons for their unwavering position.  [...]

P.S.U. Calls Out M.O.H.W. for Transfers of Public Officers

And now turning to more public service matters – Dean Flowers is calling out the Ministry of Health and Wellness. He alleges that public officers are being treated to very [...]

Did Minister Michel Chebat Try to Remove the Ministry’s F.O.?

So, there you heard Flowers allege that the officers were being transferred at the orders of the Minister of Health and Wellness, Michel Chebat.  But it doesn’t end there, according [...]

P.S.U. Condemns M.O.W.H. Attacks on Public Officers!

And Flowers also took the opportunity to take some closing shots at Minister Michel Chebat – calling his actions arrogant and disrespectful.  He alleges that Chebat’s issue with the Financial [...]

Cabinet News Update

In the excitement over Cabinet’s approval of the phased reopening of primary and secondary schools beginning in April, other news from Prime Minister John Briceño’s cabinet meeting on March twenty-third [...]

G.O.B. Minister Says Reading of “Budget Will Be Difficult”

The country will have to wait for the reading of the budget for the new fiscal year 2021-2022 until April ninth.  But today, Area Representative for Belmopan, Oscar Mira told [...]

Mayor Sharon Palacio Says Belmopan CitCo Owes Millions!

Belmopan Mayor Sharon Palacio says that their initial review of the Belmopan City Council has revealed debts in the millions of dollars, among other mismanagement and irregularities that include the [...]

Schools to Reopen on April twelfth, One Year After Closure

Students at various levels of academic life will finally begin returning to their classrooms on April twelfth, but not everyone goes back at once.  That’s the date that has been [...]

What’s Up with the Investigation into Former Minister Rene Montero?

A month ago, the Belize Police Department began an investigation into former U.D.P. Minister Rene Montero and his C.E.O. Errol Gentle after the Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing filed an [...]