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Is There a Serious Rift in the U.D.P.?

Is there a very serious divide in the ranks of the U.D.P. following Sunday’s Convention? A movement which we can call G-fourteen to follow tradition of political mutiny? That was [...]

Faber Says Saldivar Can Bring It in 2020

Shortly after the Convention results were announced, John Saldivar posted a note of congratulations to Patrick Faber on his victory. And then shortly after that, another post in which Saldivar [...]

Bitter Camps Try to Mend Fences

That convention for leader, if there is one, won’t be for another four years, and Faber isn’t looking that far ahead. For now it’s about healing any bad feelings arising [...]

John Saldivar Denies Rumors of Hostilities in Cabinet

News Five also managed to get comment from Minister John Saldivar this evening, and asked him about that meeting at his house. His response – what meeting? He also denied [...]

Saldivar Says He Lost the Battle but Will Win the War

You’ll notice that Saldivar said the battle, and not the war, is over. That’s because as we told you, he has all intention of contesting Faber for the post of [...]

Finnegan Says Time Will Heal All U.D.P. Wounds

While Minister Saldivar denies any ultimatum to the Prime Minister, there are other reports that one of the demands to be made was the removal of Godwin Hulse from the [...]

So Is the United Democratic Party a House Divided?

Finnegan says that the process of healing within the rank and file of the U.D.P. is underway and that reconciliation among the Saldivar and Faber factions began this morning.   [...]

Delegate Fired By Beverly Castillo over Vote

There is a backlash to the election of Patrick Faber as first deputy leader, which is being felt across the United Democratic Party.  Ladyville resident Ingrid Hernandez is an avid [...]

Boots Martinez Says War Scars need to Heal after Convention

As we told you earlier, Ministers coming out of Cabinet today cut a wide path when approached by the media. Those we managed to get even a word from told [...]

Gapi Will Not Be DPM after Next Week

Patrick Faber will be the new Deputy Prime Minister next week when current DPM Gaspar Vega returns from high-level meetings. So Vega is no longer Deputy Party Leader and very [...]

FM Elrington Still Not Back in Belize after Istanbul Talks

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington is not expected to return to Belize until after the meeting in Habana of the Association of Caribbean States on June sixth. The Minister is racking [...]

Domestic Abuser Chopped by Victim’s Son

There is another case of domestic violence to report tonight. Hattieville resident, Richard Smith is accused of constantly abusing his common-law-wife, Ursula Ferguson. But today, her son stepped in to [...]

Hattieville Couple Shot by Unidentified Gunman As They Slept

Just after eleven on Monday night, shots rang out across from the police station in Hattieville. In the dark of the night, at least one gunman targeted Anthony Lewis and [...]

Unitedville Resident Stabbed by Mahogany Heights Student

A stabbing this morning in Mahogany Heights has also left a Unitedville resident hospitalized at the K.H.M.H.  Twenty-four year old Tamika Gillette was injured to the right eye and behind [...]

Calaney Flowers Takes the Stand in Murder Trial

Bank teller Calaney Flowers is on trial for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, twenty-nine-year-old Lyndon Morrison, who met his untimely death on August twenty-eighth, 2012.  Flowers is accused of killing [...]

More Retaliation Expected for Michael Wallace Murder

On Monday, we reported of a murder near the Mile Eight community on the George Price Highway. Twenty-three year old Michael Wallace was shot and killed as he traveled in [...]

Ministry of Health Proactive in ZIKA Public Awareness Campaign

There have been two confirmed cases of Zika in Belize so far and the Ministry of Health remains proactive in its effort to raise public awareness on the spread of [...]

Outbreak of Bovine Rabies Reported in Cayo District

There is an outbreak of Bovine Rabies in the Cayo District. The Belize Agricultural Health Authority along with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health and Belize Livestock Producers, issued [...]

On World Tobacco Day Entities Work to Reduce Attraction to Tobacco

The World Health Organization is pressing for plain packaging to reduce the attractiveness of tobacco products. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, the W.H.O. Director-General, Doctor Margaret Chan, [...]

Patrick Faber is the U.D.P.’s First Deputy Leader

The Big Deal versus the Real Deal – kind of sounds like a WWE Wrestle Mania event, but it wasn’t. The U.D.P. convention on Sunday saw John Saldivar going against [...]

Will Campaign Mudslinging Divide the Party?

With the decided underdog declared victorious, it remains to be seen if time will heal the rift between camps. Much of the campaign was heated some of it very pointed [...]

Detained Fishermen Will Be Deported to Belize

In our newscast on Friday we reported that eight fishermen had been detained and were being processed by immigration authorities in Guatemala. The group was detained on the beach of [...]

Guatemalans Deny Media’s Account of Sarstoon Incident

Guatemala has issued a formal letter of protest to Belize with reference to a trip to the Sarstoon last Friday.  Tonight, we can say that Guatemalan Ambassador to Belize Manuel [...]

P.U.P. Calls for Urgent Action by G.O.B. to Assert Sovereignty

Based on the incident in the Sarstoon last Friday, today the People’s United Party issued a very strong release demanding that the government, “Act to re-establish full sovereignty and control [...]

Is There Really An Informal Agreement Allowing Free Access to the Sarstoon?

There continues to be much reference to what was referred to in a government release last Tuesday as an informal acceptance of a situation in which, “there will be untrammeled [...]