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P.U.P. Says Boledo Contract to Brads Stinks of Cronyism

The ten-year contract for the administration of the lottery is coming under fire from the People’s United Party. Brads Gaming Company was awarded the contract by the government last week; [...]

Sedi is Still in the U.D.P.’s Leadership Race

Pickstock Area Representative, Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington is the third candidate running in the upcoming U.D.P. leadership convention this Sunday. The two others are Patrick Faber and John Saldivar. The second [...]

Francis Fonseca: “We have a rogue Prime Minister on our hands”

Turning to the ruling of the recent ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice, the former Attorney General, Francis Fonseca, says that Prime Minister Dean Barrow has gone rogue and [...]

Barrow to Briceño: “Se Acabo!”

The first phase of the Unemployment Relief Programme, as well as the pantry assistance programme, is being audited by the Auditor General and her team. Leader of the Opposition, John [...]

Former Belize City Mayor Says There Is No Long Standing Agreement with Chon Saan

Former Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley told News Five today that there is no long-standing agreement between the Belize City Council and Chon Saan Palace. Bradley responded to an interview [...]

Darrell Bradley Withdraws from U.D.P. Leadership Race

According to Darrell Bradley, the timing during which Lee Mark Chang is attempted to collect a four-year-old debt is interesting, especially since it is two weeks before the U.D.P. leadership [...]

Logistics in Place for U.D.P. Leadership Convention

The second leadership convention in five months to determine who will succeed Dean Barrow as the leader of the United Democratic Party is less than two weeks away. On July [...]

U.D.P. Chairman on John Saldivar’s Candidacy

News Five also asked Chairman Michael Peyrefitte for his take as to why John Saldivar was being permitted to run again for the leadership, having given the party a black [...]

PM Barrow Chided Over Non-decision Comment

Aside from the ‘won’t pay, can’t pay’ statements from the PM, there is also the matter of non-decision.  When PM Barrow dismissed former Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s ruling that he, [...]

Sparks Fly Over Loan Motions

On Friday, sparks flew in the National Assembly building during the Sitting of the House of Representatives when loan motions were tabled.  One such involved the Caribbean Development Bank COVID-19 [...]

Briceño says Barrow Playing Politics with Loan Money

According to Opposition Leader John Briceño, Prime Minister Dean Barrow is playing politics. Briceño says that the Prime Minister is either not understanding the P.U.P.’s point or he was being [...]

Loan for Cane Famers Not Enough

The C.D.B. Enhancing Sugar Cane Farmers Resilience to Natural Hazard Events Loan motion was also tabled in the House on Friday. It is for one million U.S. dollars and the [...]

PM Dean Barrow Says Ex-CJ’s Ruling Against G.O.B. is a Non-Decision

“It is a non-decision” – that is what Prime Minister Dean Barrow stunningly said today during the Sitting of the House of Representatives in Belmopan. PM Barrow was speaking on [...]

P.U.P. Says All Legal Means Will Be Exhausted to Uphold Ex-CJ’s Ruling

The People’s United Party is not sitting down on this matter and says it will take the legal fight to the Caribbean Court of Justice if they have to. When [...]

Four Loan Motions Tabled in the House

At today’s sitting of the House of Representatives, four loan motions were tabled for approval, including the twelve million U.S. dollars from the I.D.B. for COVID-19 relief. The government had [...]

Sand Hill Village Council, NAVCO Reject ‘Mesop Land Distribution’ in Maxboro

A plan to distribute land in the Maxboro area of Sand Hill is being met with fierce opposition. Over the past weeks, Shyne Barrow, the U.D.P. standard bearer of the [...]

Attorney Says Redistricting Case Must be Heard before General Elections

General Elections are due in November of this year, but the exact date is not known. But there is a pending case against the Elections and Boundaries Commission and the government before [...]

Politics Time Again, Omar Figueroa Drops Out of U.D.P. Leadership Race

Turning to political news…the United Democratic Party is heading to a second leadership convention on July twelfth, after within three days of his election, John Saldivar had to step down [...]

Leadership Convention Amid COVID-19

How will the upcoming leadership convention be conducted amid social distancing and limited crowd sizes post the state of emergency? According to Peyrefitte, who is also the attorney general, all [...]

House of Representative to meet in Belmopan this coming Friday

The House of Representatives meets this coming Friday in Belmopan; at its last sitting in March the House dealt with legislating the State of Emergency which now expires at the [...]

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 [...]