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Interim Injunction of the April Referendum; Chief Justice Sets Hearing for April First

The courtroom of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin was overflowing this morning with attorneys and claimants. Five parliamentarians and a deputy party leader of the P.U.P. are asking the court to [...]

Cordel Hyde: FM Elrington Signed Compromis without Permission

Deputy Party Leader Anthony Mahler and parliamentarians Michael Espat, Oscar Requeña, Rodwell Ferguson, Julius Espat and Cordel Hyde are bringing the claim against the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign [...]

Depending on International Funding, while Spending on Unnecessary Projects

The P.U.P.’s Cordel Hyde was also critical of the financing of the education campaign. He says the government has gone hat in hand to the international community, while it spent [...]

Flip Flopping over Position on I.C.J. Referendum

Attorney Lisa Shoman appeared on behalf of the government today in the case brought by the P.U.P.  Shoman has been a party supporter having served as Ambassador, Senator and Minister [...]

Ron Knowles and Kelvin Leach Beat Extradition Request

Before parliamentarians appeared in the Supreme Court, over at the Court of Appeal, a major decision was handed down. The court ruled in favour of Bahamian nationals Ron Knowles and [...]

The 2019/2020 National Budget is Unveiled in Parliament

The budget for the new financial year that begins on April first, was read today by Prime Minister Dean Barrow in the House of representatives where a number of seats [...]

Increased Cost of Living Continues to Affect Recurrent Expenditure

Government’s wage bill continues to be the single largest budget item as far as its recurrent expenditure, surpassing the cost of goods and services by as much as one hundred [...]

PM and John Briceño Mutual on Recent EU Blacklisting

The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition don’t often see eye-to-eye on national issues, but the recent blacklisting of Belize by the European Union has both political leaders [...]

John Briceño on P.U.P. Legal Challenge

While five P.U.P. area representatives were in Supreme Court this morning as claimants in the legal challenge brought about by the opposition, Party Leader John Briceño was in Belmopan for [...]

Looking at the Mess at Vital Stats

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte cried foul a few weeks ago when footage of a well-known U.D.P. operative behind a desk at the Vital Statistics Department surfaced on Vibes Media.  The [...]

Progress in Maya Land Tenure Policy

It’s been three years since the Caribbean Court of Justice handed down a decision against the government in favour of communal land rights of the Maya people in thirty-eight indigenous [...]

How Will the Indigenous Maya Communities in the South Vote on April 10th?

The Maya people in the south have been engaged for twenty years in the process of litigation as it relates to their communal land rights. So when it comes to [...]

Accused Murderer Freed

A charge of murder was withdrawn today against twenty-four-year-old Verris Ventura of Belize City at the instructions of the Office of the D.P.P.  He was accused of the May third, [...]

D.O.E. Hosts Plastic Ban Legislation Consultation

Last year the government announced that it wants to reduce plastic and Styrofoam pollution through the phasing out of single-use plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam as well as plastic food [...]

CitCo Ready to Move to New Headquarters but Furnishings are Still Outstanding

A few weeks ago, we showed you the newly renovated downtown commercial centre which will house City Hall. At the time, Mayor Bernard said the council was facing challenges in [...]

CitCo Unveils a New Look

The City Council today also had a soft launch of the new brand for the council. Those changes to the brand are reflected in the colour schemes use throughout the [...]

New Security Protocols Implemented at Assembly Building

An alleged bomb threat on Independence Hill recently has prompted strict security measures to be implemented for persons entering the National Assembly Building.  The new protocols extend to members of [...]

Mexican Embassy Hosts Women’s Empowerment Session

All month long there have been several events across the country to celebrate women’s contributions to society and history. Today, the Mexican Embassy held an empowerment session at the Mexican [...]