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Changes in Seating Arrangement on Government Side in the House

The House was convened this morning for the budget presentation for the new fiscal year that starts on April first, 2020. It was the Prime Minister’s final budget presentation, but [...]

Opposition Calls for Debate on No-Confidence Motion

A motion for a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Dean Barrow and his government prompted a rowdy start to this morning’s Special Sitting of the House of Representatives. The [...]

PM Barrow Objects to Debate Prior to Budget Presentation

Today’s sitting was set aside to present the budget for the new financial year 2020. And, as the Prime Minister would say, it was his swan song as Minister of [...]

“Tek Yoh Simple Pill” – Barrow to Briceño

The Opposition was quick and nimble on its feet today. Leader of the Opposition, John Briceño pointed out that because of the recent leadership election in the U.D.P., Prime Minister [...]

Opposition Walks Out Before Budget Presentation

Amid the back and forth over whether the no-confidence motion should have been debated prior to the presentation of the 2020 Budget, the Opposition decided that it would walk out [...]

Johnny B Calls Budget Presentation a Mockery

We caught up with Opposition Leader John Briceño outside of the Assembly Building following the walkout.  While he remained steadfast that the motion of no-confidence should have been debated as [...]

“I would have been ashamed to show my face…” – Johnny B on Gapi Vega

The issue of the one point five billion dollars in government expenditure that has been deemed to be illegal by the Supreme Court is also a sticking point for the [...]

B.D.F. Pilot Laid to Rest in his Hometown

We take a break from the House and head to Corozal Town where the third military funeral took place for this week. Hundreds of students and residents lined the streets [...]

Government Gets Past First Reading of Controversial Validation Bill

Of the three bills that were introduced in the House today, the Government Contracts (Validation) Bill 2020 was the most controversial.  The Barrow administration sought and successfully tabled the first [...]

Debate on Motion of No-Confidence Runs Long and Loud

Late this afternoon, the People’s United Party proceeded to table its vote of no-confidence which was succeeded by a spirited debate from both sides of the floor.  While Opposition Leader [...]

Motion of No-Confidence Batted Down by Parliament

This last item from the House in tonight’s newscast….From a legal perspective, former Attorney General and Pickstock Area Representative Wilfred Elrington weighed in on the conventional process of moving a [...]

Several Persons Detained for Michael Barrera’s Murder

Police say that they have several persons detained in connection with the fatal shooting of Michael Barrera. The social worker was shot dead on Tuesday evening as he waited to [...]

Was Keith Courtenay’s Murder Gang-Related?

Keith Courtenay was shot multiple times just a few feet from his mother’s door on Tuesday evening. Courtenay reportedly shielded his grandson with his body and took as many as [...]

Was Gregory Martinez’s Murder a Retaliation?

On Monday afternoon, Gregory Martinez tried to get away from his killer, but he was shot dead inside a dollar van.  The shots also resulted in injuries to a couple [...]

A Target on the Barber’s Back?

Police say that John Crawford was shot a few weeks ago and a second attempt was made on his life on Tuesday afternoon sometime around four. The barber was inside [...]

Fire Destroys Home in San Joaquin, Corozal

There was a fire on Wednesday afternoon in San Joaquin Village, Corozal. The fire destroyed a wooden house occupied by Maria Aban. Today, cops said that no one was at [...]

Belize Still Free of COVID-19

As COVID-19 makes its way across borders and into countries, here in Belize, the Ministry of Health continues to monitor the situation. There are no confirmed cases of the virus [...]

CWU Meets; Commitments Made

All this week we’ve been reporting on the stevedores’ industrial action. On Wednesday night, it appeared that some progress was made.  That’s because the C.W.U. met with the Port of [...]

CWU Says They Made Good on Commitments, but P.B.L. Didn’t

As a part of the commitments, the C.W.U. decided to go back to work on Wednesday night, with the expectation that today the P.B.L. should have sent them a letter [...]

Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Still Affecting the Caribbean

Climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution and irresponsible fishing are considered very real threats affecting the region. Recently, G.O.B. declared gillnets a destructive fishing gear even though OCEANA, among other [...]

Teacher Andrea Cal of Midway Government Preschool Wins National Storytelling Competition

The month of March is being celebrated as Child Stimulation Month under the theme, “Hug Me, Listen to Me, Read with Me, Help Me Grow.” Across the country, there are [...]

Healthy Living: Testing for COVID-19 Done in Belize

The number of coronavirus cases has tripled as the virus grows rapidly across the world. There are no confirmed cases in Belize, but the Ministry of Health has been adopting [...]