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About-face in Parliament: PM Briceño Trashes Definitive Agreement

This morning, following a series of fiery exchanges in the House of Representatives, Prime Minister John Briceño rubbished the Definitive Agreement signed by government and Portico in 2020.  Tearing up [...]

PM and Opposition Leader Go At it Over Definitive Agreement

Before the prime minister shredded the original version of the Definitive Agreement, the Leader of the Opposition was allowed to ask the first of three questions submitted last Thursday.  That [...]

House Meeting Goes on Recess After Uncontrollable Outburst

Speaker of the House, Valerie Woods had to call a recess during the debate on the Definitive Agreement after an argument erupted between the Leader of the Opposition and members [...]

17 Land Titles Issued by G.O.B. Days Before Last General Elections

According to Prime Minister Briceño, as many as seventeen titles for lands adjacent to Northern Lagoon were issued just a few days before the November 2020 general elections.  He says [...]

PM Briceño, “It’s a scam from day one.”

During the heated exchange, the Prime Minister said that a total of eight hundred and fifty acres of land were sold for the rock-bottom price of one hundred and seventeen [...]

Opposition Leaders Defends Peyrefitte on Definitive Agreement

Reporters had an opportunity to speak with both the Leader of the Opposition and Prime Minister John Briceño outside the National Assembly following the debate on the Definitive Agreement. Opposition [...]

“Cabinet felt like that this is not a Good Agreement”, PM Briceño

But, is Portico’s agreement legally binding?  When reporters posed that question today to Prime Minister John Briceño, his answer was that such a determination is for the courts. Prime Minister [...]

Government of Belize Engaged in Discussions with Royal Caribbean

Prime Minister John Briceño also confirmed that the Government of Belize is engaged in discussions with Royal Caribbean. The cruise company has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Portico [...]

FECTAB Executives Want No Part of Definitive Agreement

While the Prime Minister trashed the original version of the Definitive Agreement for all to see, the Federation of Cruise Tourism Association of Belize held a press conference simultaneously on [...]

Tom Greenwood Chides Belizeans for Being Laid Back

Almendarez questioned why the document was even taken to the Cabinet for consideration and slammed the Prime Minister for doing so on the basis that the agreement would exclude Belizeans [...]

C.W.U./Stevedores Stage Peaceful Rally Outside of Port of Belize

Today, outside of the Port of Belize Limited compound on Caesar Ridge Road, the Christian Workers Union gathered for a peaceful rally. They were issued a permit for the demonstration [...]

Government Seeks Approval for $69 Million Appropriation

The Briceño Administration sought the approval of the House of Representatives for an additional sixty-nine million dollars to be appropriated for use by the Public Service. The bill was introduced [...]

Briceño Administration’s Budget Planning “Disastrous” Says Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader, Shyne Barrow rose to criticize the Briceño Administration. He argued that many of the objectives contained within this supplementary appropriation bill should have been considered in the 2023-2024 [...]

Going Once, Going Twice, Police Department Auctions Off Seized Items

Throughout the year, the Belize Police Department comes into possession of a number of items through raids, seizures and spot checks that are conducted across the country. Many times, those [...]

Despite Being Fire Victims, Families Claim Police Harassment

Early Sunday morning, there was a suspected arson on Rivero Street in Belize City that gutted two wooden houses adjacent to each other. And while three families have been left [...]

Families Want Help to Stop Police Harassment

Dulce Sanchez and Joan Ramsey say that police targeting the yard is bringing unnecessary negative attention to the families. So how do they get the harassment to stop?   Joan [...]

New Beginnings Still Has Old Challenges

The New Beginnings Youth Development Centre changed its name in May of 2022 from the Princess Royal Youth Hostel. Along with the name change came a new charter that included [...]

A father’s Love through Football

On the third Sunday of June, we celebrate the fathers, father figures and the men that have mentored our children. And since the acknowledgment of great fathers has already begun, [...]