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Opposition Leader Explains Resignation from National Oversight Committee

Last week on June tenth, Opposition Leader John Briceño officially resigned from the COVID Nineteen National Oversight Committee. The committee was formed when the novel coronavirus pandemic broke and was [...]

Opposition Leader Says Dean Barrow’s Signature Accomplishments Breaking Apart

This afternoon, Opposition Leader John Briceño said that his party is reaching out to all affected families in order to provide some sort of assistance to get them back on [...]

John Briceño Questions PM’s Wisdom on Treasury Notes Offer

On Wednesday, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight confirmed to News Five that Belize applied for a loan through the IMF at the eleventh hour and is at number eighty-eight on the [...]

John Briceño Says G.O.B. Kicking the Can Down the Road

Opposition Leader John Briceño also criticized the government’s move to request from bondholders to defer and capitalize the August interest payment of the superbond.  If the bondholders agree to the capitalization, [...]

U.D.P. Leadership Convention Will Take Place on July 12th

In political news, there is now word that the U.D.P. leadership convention will take place on Sunday, July twelfth, less than a month away. The previous, very lavish convention in [...]

P.U.P. Says G.O.B. Merciless in Time of Crisis

The increase of prices for LPG came on the same day of a hike in the price of regular fuel.  It was not lost on the People’s United Party, which [...]

Set U.D.P. Leadership Convention Set for July 18th?

In political news, there is word tonight that at its sitting today, Cabinet discussed the matter of the U.D.P. leadership. As you know, in February, John Saldivar was elected as [...]

Opposition Leader Withdraws from National Oversight Committee

Opposition Leader John Briceño has written to Prime Minister Dean Barrow informing him of his immediate withdrawal from the COVID-19 National Oversight Committee. Briceño sent the letter on Wednesday, the [...]

Opposition Leader Calls for Land Reform

Still on the matter of lands, activist Nigel Petillo is calling on the government to issue lands to Belizeans who possess none.  Last week, Petillo invited prospective land owners to [...]

An Update on the Petrocaribe Case

Earlier in the year, Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Opposition Leader John Briceño went at each other over the former Chief Justice’s ruling on public funds. CJ Kenneth Benjamin ruled [...]

John Briceño: Call Elections Now!

General elections were generally expected to be held in November of this year, but the global COVID-19 pandemic has put the plans of the political parties on pause.  The ruling [...]

Said Musa on the Road to Recovery

Former Leader of the People’s United Party and current Fort George area representative, Said Musa is recovering. The veteran politician and two-time Prime Minister suffered a mild stroke in early [...]

Opposition Leader Does Not Support Retrenchment

The International Monetary Fund has been advising the government for years that there is a need for pension reform, cutting down on the wage bill and retrenchment in the public [...]

John Briceño: “I don’t think anybody can take Mister Saldivar seriously”

John Briceño also weighed in on John Saldivar’s economic recovery strategy. The disgraced former Minister of National Security was forced to resign after he admitted to having received monies from [...]

John Saldivar Still Wants to be U.D.P. Leader and Prime Minister

As for leadership ambitions, John Saldivar has been marred by the Lev Dermen scandal earlier this year, which resulted in a humiliating resignation as U.D.P. party leader elect as well [...]

Patrick Faber Remains Ready to Lead the U.D.P.

Since we had the Minister of Education on hand, the media queried about his leadership bid. Faber is one of four persons who have entered his name in the leadership [...]

Will General Elections Soon Be Called?

National elections are scheduled for this year, but the date is anyone’s guess. COVID-19 has put a wrench in most things; the U.D.P. is yet to elect a new leader [...]

Faber Still in the Race for U.D.P. Leader

“Faber for Party Leader” is a campaign slogan that former Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber very much intends to revive once the existing COVID-19 threat subsides.  Faber told the media [...]

John Briceño Says G.O.B. Disrespected Union; Needs to Cut Fat

Following the PM’s press conference, the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño made comments on the dismal state of affairs.  While all are expected to make sacrifices, given the economic [...]

John Briceño says PM is Using Crisis to Acquire More Power

A letter from the Ministry of Finance to the Public Service Union, earlier this week, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight  first sounded the ultimatum that the PM can well proceed to [...]

Johnny B Says Reopen the Economy, but Be Very Careful

Since the beginning of the week, there has been an ease on restrictions of the state of emergency and the businesses are reopening except for places such as casinos, gyms [...]

John Briceño: “The U.D.P. Government is Broke…Belizeans Paying a Heavy Price.”

Government is out of cash in the treasury and debt will continue to grow as government looks to borrow and borrow to meet its wage bill and other obligations. Briceño, [...]

P.U.P. Issues Message of Solidarity with the Public Service Union

The People’s United Party has also issued a message of solidarity with the Public Service Union. It says that the letter of ultimatum has no place in a democratic society [...]

Mayor Bernard Wagner Says There is No Room at City Hall for the Likes of “Yellow Man”

Even as the revenue stream at the municipal level is only trickling, Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner says that he is not contemplating axing any of his staff. On Tuesday, [...]

Senate Approves S.O.E. Extension

The Senate today approved the motion to extend the State of Emergency by an additional sixty days. Unlike sittings before the COVID-19 pandemic, at today’s session only five senators participated [...]