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The U.D.P. Race in Caribbean Shores, 6 Weeks to go!

A heated political race within the United Democratic Party to select a standard bearer for Caribbean Shores is underway, as three candidates have since signed up to contest an upcoming [...]

P.U.P. to Support G.O.B.’s Amendments to Maritime Areas Act

On Monday, government will introduce the Maritime Areas Act (Amendment) Bill during a special Sitting of the House of Representatives. In the amendment, the government will claim all of Belize’s [...]

A Bi-Partisan Approach to the I.C.J., Finally

P.U.P. Leader John Briceño confirmed today that the Prime Minister has proposed to appoint a four-member committee as the country moves forward with taking the dispute to the International Court [...]

John Briceño Says P.U.P. Ready for Early Elections

Last Wednesday, the people of Belize voted in favor of taking Guatemala’s unfounded claim to the International Court of Justice. For political observers, it’s a nod of approval for the [...]

Julius Espat Says Two More Suits Against GOB are Languishing Before the Courts

Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat has filed separate claims before the Supreme Court against the Government of Belize.  Those lawsuits are in addition to pending litigation in the high [...]

House of Representatives Sits on Monday to Amend Maritime Areas Act

Parliamentarians will meet on Monday for a Special Sitting of the House of Representatives. The special sitting will be to primarily amend the Maritime Areas Act. While this step was [...]

Julius Espat Discusses Referendum Loss and Maritime Areas Act

The People’s United Party is meeting on Friday to determine a position ahead of a collective vote on the proposed amendment to the Maritime Areas Act.  The House of Representatives [...]

Court of Appeal Orders Julius Espat’s Claim to be Heard

It made headlines back in August 2016 when opposition parliamentarian Julius Espat was physically removed from the House of Representatives on the instruction of former House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte.  The [...]

Espat’s Unlawful Ejection to be Heard Before the Supreme Court

This afternoon, we spoke with Espat who explained that there is merit to the claim that his constitutional rights were indeed violated when he was forcefully kicked out of the [...]

Julius Espat Sues for Damages Two and a Half Years Later

According to Espat, he is seeking redress in the form of compensation for the length of time that he was suspended from the House without pay. Primarily, he wants it [...]

Patrick Faber on U.D.P. Leadership Convention

Prime Minister Dean Barrow is nearing the end of his term as leader of the United Democratic Party. The U.D.P.’s leadership convention is expected to be held sometime before February [...]

Michael Peyrefitte Not Interested in U.D.P. Leadership, at this Time

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte lost his bid to represent Port Loyola for the U.D.P. in the upcoming general elections. Peyrefitte was defeated by former Belize City councilor Philip Willoughby. Prime [...]

U.D.P.’s National Party Council to Discuss Caribbean Shores Convention, Candidates

We also asked the U.D.P.’s Deputy Leader Patrick Faber about the three-way race in the Caribbean Shores constituency. As we reported, Santiago Castillo Junior, who once represented the division, is [...]

Is Albert Area Rep Tracy Panton Weighing Her Chances at the U.D.P. Leadership?

During the weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday, it was expected that politics would have been at the centre of the discussions. That presumption came on the heels of several social [...]

Who Will Tracy Panton Support as Caribbean Shores U.D.P. Standard Bearer?

As we’ve reported, three candidates have thrown their hats into the ring to represent the United Democratic Party in the upcoming general elections. Leila Peyrefitte, Lee Mark Chang and Santiago [...]

Saldivar Ramps Up Campaign for U.D.P. Leadership with the “Youth Brigade”

If you’ll recall last year, the race for the leadership of the U.D.P. was in full swing with hopefuls John Saldivar and Patrick Faber actively campaigning within the party. They [...]

Santino Castillo Wants Back Caribbean Shores Seat

Businessman and cyclist, Santino Castillo, is returning to the political arena. Castillo has announced he wants to run again in the Caribbean Shores Constituency for the U.D.P.  After serving as [...]

3 U.D.P. Candidates for Caribbean Shores, So Far

Senate President Lee Mark Chang and former U.D.P. Belize City Councilor Leila Peyrefitte are the two names who have reportedly expressed interest in representing Caribbean Shores. While Castillo won in [...]

John Saldivar Urges U.D.P. to ‘Embrace the Inevitable Competition for Leadership’

With the referendum results showing a strong YES in favour of the U.D.P. position, it’s silly season in the party.  Now, Prime Minister Barrow will also be making his exit [...]

Successful I.C.J. Referendum Results is an Overwhelming YES Vote for Belize

Belize City comprises ten constituencies with the south side being a traditional stronghold for the U.D.P. and north side normally polling in for the P.U.P. at General Elections.  The battle [...]

Opposition Leader Speaks on Referendum Results

Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño released a pre-recorded statement today, following the outcome of Wednesday’s referendum. In a separate press release, Briceño first thanked Belizeans for being part of [...]

Guatemalan President Celebrates Belize’s Referendum Decision

This afternoon, the Guatemalan Government issued a recorded statement by President Jimmy Morales alongside his Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel. Morales celebrated Belize’s decision to take the territorial dispute to the [...]

Commonwealth Observer Group: Referendum was “Credible, Transparent and Inclusive’

The Commonwealth Observer Group is winding down its visit to Belize. The group was formed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland following an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]

Names Not on the Voters’ List Was an Issue for Referendum Day

There were several issues raised with the Observer Group as matters of concern. Some potential voters were reportedly being denied the franchise as a result of the inability to produce [...]

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 [...]