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PM Unfazed by Senate Inquiry into Portico’s Definitive Agreement

The controversy surrounding Portico’s Definitive Agreement continues to be a fluid issue. Prime Minister John Briceño gave the media a long-awaited interview today, on his thirtieth anniversary as a senior [...]

Is Portico in Violation of its Environmental Compliance Plan?

Also during today’s House Meeting, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Orlando Habet, responded to a question asked by the Leader of the Opposition in respect of the Environmental Compliance Plan [...]

Minister of Sustainable Development Explains Portico’s ECP

In his response to the Opposition Leader, Minister Habet provided a chronology that ended with him publicly stating that Portico is not in violation of its Environmental Compliance Plan.   [...]

PM Speaks on Costly Court Ruling

Former Minister of Agriculture Godwin Hulse has emerged victorious in a lawsuit against the Briceño administration.  Hulse took the government to court following the Commission of Inquiry into the Sale [...]

PM on New AG: Aside from his Impressive Resume, He’s a Man for Others

As we’ve reported, Anthony Sylvestre is the new Attorney General. He replaces Magali Marin-Young, who had expressed intent to return to private practice. Sylvestre has held several positions on committees [...]

Minister of Labor Weighs in on C.W.U./P.B.L. Trade Dispute

The Christian Workers Union met with stevedores today at its headquarters in Belize City to discuss the way forward in respect of the latest developments amid the labor dispute with [...]

A Timeline on Recent Developments Between C.W.U. and P.B.L.

But what’s the genesis of the trade dispute and wasn’t it previously settled by the Essential Services Arbitration Tribunal?  For more context, from government’s perspective, Minister Requeña also outlined a [...]

Shyne Disallowed from Talking About Redistricting in the House

The Redistricting Task Force has presented a report to the Elections and Boundaries Commission.  That document is complete with proposals for how Belize’s electoral landscape should look.  But serious concerns [...]

PM Speaks on B.E.L Measures to Address Power Issues

Recent power outages caused by C.F.E. being overwhelmed by greater supply demands in Mexico is an increasing concern for Belizeans. But all is not lost for Belize and its growing [...]

Government Expands Basic Food Basket

In Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, it was agreed that government will be expanding the list of goods that are subject to regulation under the Supplies Control Act.  An additional thirty-four items [...]

Sista B Misses Twenty-eight House Meeting in Succession

Another issue that was brought up during today’s House Sitting is the prolonged absence of Queen’s Square Area Representative Denise “Sista B” Barrow. Barrow, who has been a fixture in [...]

PM Speaks on Amending the Legislation to Be C-FATF-compliant

Prime Minister John Briceño rose to speak of amendments to portions of the legislation that will ensure that Belize is prepared for the external assessment that it is undergoing, to [...]

Punitive H.I.V-AIDS Laws Repealed

Today the House moved to repeal Section forty-six A and seventy-three A of the Laws of Belize that criminalize the spread of H.I.V.-AIDS. The twenty-two-year-old statute holds H.I.V.-positive individuals criminally responsible [...]

55 Belizean Artists, DJs Make Line Up for BIMFF2.0

The second annual Belize International Music and Food Festival takes place on July twenty-ninth and thirtieth at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex in Belize City. For some time now, you [...]

240 Youths Graduate from Belize National Youth Training Institute

The Department of Youth Services hosted a graduation ceremony today for two hundred and forty youths who successfully completed nine months of learning with the Belize National Youth Training Institute. [...]

The Bright Side of Hiring Special Needs Workers

Aside from quality textile, Mikado is known for its friendly and dedicated staff. Some of them have been with the company for more than a decade. But the bright side [...]

Nephews Charged for Chopping/Stabbing Murder of Uncle

Two days after well-known Orange Walk jockey Anthony Deras was chopped and stabbed to death by two of his nephews, police have formally arrested and charged nineteen-year-old Myron Betancourt and [...]

Iran “Basco” Jones to be Laid to Rest; Baby Due October

The family of Iran “Basco” Jones is preparing for his funeral after they positively identified him as the murder victim who was found in Biscayne Village on Saturday afternoon. The [...]

Convicted Cop Killer, Rayford Mejia, Gets Life Sentence

Twenty-three-year-old Rayford Mejia has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of Police Constable Osbourne Martinez.  That decision was handed down in the courtroom [...]

Two Officers Walk in Negligent Death of Derrick Uh

On Wednesday, in the Corozal Magistrate’s Court, a pair of police officers, Isaias Sanchez and Rosario Romero, were cleared of serious charges following instructions from the Office of the Director [...]

Gilroy Usher Sr. Takes Gilroy Usher Jr. to Court

Port Loyola Area Representative Gilroy Usher Senior and his son, who bears his namesake, appeared in court before the Chief Magistrate.  Gilroy Usher Junior has been charged with damage to [...]

Portico Seeks Revocation of Stake Bank’s Environmental Clearance

A letter from Morales and Company, the law firm representing Portico Enterprises Limited, has been sent to Chief Environmental Officer Anthony Mai.  This is in respect of an alleged breach [...]

Agriculture Minister Gives Update on Supplies Control Act

The Briceño administration has been grappling with the global impact of inflation since the beginning of the year and established a cabinet sub-committee back in March to address a number [...]

Agriculture Minister Gives Update on Sugar Impasse

When the media caught up with Agriculture Minister Jose Abelardo Mai today, we asked for an update on the dispute within the sugar industry in the north. A.S.R./B.S.I. is taking [...]

Will Orange Walk South be Split in Two? Area Rep Reacts

As we’ve been reporting, the Elections and Boundaries Commission will present a final recommendation for the redistricting exercise to cabinet on July fourteenth. At this stage, the major political parties [...]