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Orange Walk District Votes YES to the I.C.J.

Back to the referendum….In the Orange Walk District, two of the four constituencies voted in favour to submit the claim to the I.C.J.   Orange Walk South and East voted YES [...]

Corozal District Goes 2 for 2 in I.C.J. Referendum

Further up north in Corozal, the results were similar to those in Orange Walk. The south east constituency went NO where the P.U.P. has been strong for years. The difference [...]

A Resounding NO in Belize Rural South

Our reporters and correspondents were deployed across the country, including La Isla Bonita. The message in the Belize Rural South constituency was YES to the I.C.J.  Admittedly, both the Area [...]

A Split Bag of Results in Toledo Divisions

From north to south….Toledo voters said NO to the I.C.J., but residents in Dangriga, including Sarawee and Hope Creek, voted a resounding YES.  The voter turnout in southern Belize surpassed [...]

Dangriga is for the I.C.J.

Looking at Dangriga, which includes Sarawee and Hope Creek, there are four thousand four hundred newly registered voters; sixty-one percent cast their votes. Unlike Toledo, fifty-nine percent of the voters [...]

Cayo District Votes YES to the I.C.J.

There were surprises in the Cayo District. Cayo South constituency, which is represented by the P.U.P.’s Julius Espat who is a staunch NO supporter, voted YES.  If that was unexpected, [...]

Opposition Leader Takes Final Jab at Barrow Administration Ahead of ICJ Referendum

The message from the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, had a different ring. Briceño took aim at the ruling party for failing to properly educate the masses of voters [...]

UDP and PUP Quarrel Over ICJ Banners

An argument between the P.U.P. and U.D.P. over I.C.J. banners was sparked on social media this morning. The U.D.P., on its Facebook page, posted a picture of a banner hung [...]

Belize People’s Front Leader Calls Out Ministry of National Security

The leader of the relatively small, Belize People’s Front, appeared before the media today. Nancy Marin Juan caused a stir last week following an incident at the controversial Sarstoon. On [...]

Belize People’s Front- An Alternative Party

Back to the Belize People’s Front, Nancy Marin says her party will contest the upcoming 2020 General Elections. According to Marin, the B.P.F. is a movement of independent leaders for [...]

PM Barrow says U.D.P. Ready for Referendum Day

Turning to an issue that has been in the headline for months…In just two days, the nation will make a very important and historic decision on whether or not submit [...]

PM Raising Funds for U.D.P.’s Mobilization Efforts on May 8th

Back to the I.C.J…..The U.D.P. and the P.U.P. have begun ramping out their individual campaigns to mobilize voters for Wednesday’s referendum.  But the mobilization of tens of thousands of re-registered [...]

What Will the Voter Turnout Be on Referendum Day?

The Prime Minister also spoke of the expected voter turnout on May eight. When Guatemala held its I.C.J. referendum in April 2018, a little over two million voters participated out [...]

Referendum Raffle is Unlawful, Immoral and Unethical

Still on the matter of the I.C.J., over the weekend, raffles were announced in several constituencies by U.D.P. standard bearers to get a YES vote.  The raffles were announced for [...]

Political Machinery of the U.D.P. in Full Force to Push YES Vote

Belizeans go to the polls on May eighth to vote on whether or not the Belize Guatemala territorial dispute should be taken to the International Court of Justice for final [...]

P.U.P. says Guatemala Breaking International Law

So while that plays out, the People’s United Party has reacted to the ministry’s release on the incident at the Sarstoon. Party chairman, Henry Charles Usher, told News Five that [...]

I.C.J. Referendum Legal Matters Still Pending

While the Government has set May eight as the new date for the I.C.J. referendum, there are several related cases pending before the courts. On Monday, the Chief Justice is [...]

P.U.P. is I.C.J. Referendum Ready

While we had the P.U.P. Chairman, he was asked about the party’s preparedness for the upcoming I.C.J. referendum. May eighth is twelve days away and it will be a battle [...]

Much Ado About Nothing Says the P.U.P. About a Letter to Standard Bearers

A letter to standard bearers by P.U.P. leader John Briceño has been getting maximum publicity on social media and other sectors. In the letter, following the Easter holidays, Briceño states [...]

A New Referendum Date is Set

A new date of May eighth, 2019 has been set for the I.C.J. referendum to be held.  It succeeds the signing into law of the Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Act [...]

PM Barrow Introduces New Referendum Bill

A new referendum bill was introduced and taken through all its three stages in the House of Representatives.  The special sitting started after ten this morning and continued well into [...]

Parliamentarians Debate Barrow’s New Super Referendum Bill

The Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Bill, 2019 was described as a kneejerk reaction by the Opposition to two separate court rulings in a week. The P.U.P. pointed out that the [...]

The Issue of Section Three; Briceño and Barrow Weigh In

One of the main concerns expressed by the Opposition Party is Section Three of the referendum bill.  That section states that “a referendum shall be held to enable electors to [...]

P.U.P.’s Cordel Hyde Breaks it Down for the People

Also weighing in on the heated debated today was the very vocal Lake Independence Area Representative, Cordel Hyde. Hyde, in responding to the tabling of the bill, broke down the [...]

Suit against G.O.B. Remains Before the Supreme Court

The claim that has been brought before the Supreme Court by the People’s United Party persists, despite the passage of a new piece of law which will allow government to [...]