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Murder in San Pedro; Youth Shot Dead at Front Door

There is quite a lot to report from the House Meeting in Belmopan today, but we start off tonight’s newscast with a murder that occurred in the nation’s number one [...]

Speaker of the House Strikes Down No-Confidence Motion

The Leader of the Opposition’s highly anticipated No-Confidence Motion was struck down by House Speaker Valerie Woods in the National Assembly earlier today. As a result, the motion was not [...]

Opposition Leader: “Complete Waste of Time Speaker…”

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, was quick in firing back a response via email to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.  Woods also read Barrow’s response [...]

Barrow Doubles Down on Harsh Criticism of House Speaker

When we caught up with the Opposition Leader outside of the National Assembly building, he was asked whether he believes that he crossed a lined when he referred to the [...]

Barrow’s Comments Are “Disrespectful and Disgraceful” Says PM

Inside the House, Prime Minister John Briceño announced that he has asked the Chairman of the Constitution and Foreign Affairs Committee to convene a meeting to discuss the response of [...]

Opposition Leader Presents Privileged Motion During House Sitting

And, this morning Barrow presented a privileged motion, following Speaker Woods’ decision to strike down his No-Confidence Motion. A privileged motion is a proposal that allows a member to discuss [...]

House of Representatives Debate 11th Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment was debated during today’s Sitting of the House of Representatives, after the Constitution and Foreign Affairs Committee met on Thursday to revisit the proposed legislation. As we [...]

Opposition Leader Says 11th Amendment is “Hogwash”

But, is the Eleventh Amendment a strategic attack against the Leader of the Opposition? The Briceño Administration argues that it is not. But with a criminal record, Barrow views the [...]

Is Briceño Administration Undermining Work of P.C.C.?

Outside the House, Prime Minister John Briceño was also asked to respond to criticisms that his administration is undermining the work of the People’s Constitution Commission.  In his debate, the [...]

Is Eleventh Amendment Dangerous for Democracy?

The provision to disqualify anyone having served more than twelve months in prison in or outside of Belize is seen as a move to prevent the Leader of the Opposition, [...]

Dickie Bradley Says Amendment is a Slap in the Face of P.C.C.

Attorney-at-law Dickie Bradley also says that the eleventh amendment is worrisome because it is a slap in the face of the work of the commission, as well as the notion [...]

NEAB Commends Belmopan Organization for Work with Sexual Abuse Victims

On Thursday, the National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) issued a press release expressing shock over the allegations of sexual abuse that surfaced over the past week. NEAB made clear [...]

PM Briceño Comments on Sugar Industry Act Ruling

At the start of the week, the High Court made several rulings against the Sugar Industry Act. The court deemed certain features of the legislation as unconstitutional. The Attorney General [...]

House Galleries Cleared Following Repetitive Outbursts

The galleries inside the Assembly Building during today’s Sitting of the House of Representatives came alive with supporters from both sides of the aisle. Valerie Woods, the Speaker of the [...]

B.D.F. Engaged by the P.C.C. on Constitutional Reformation

The rollout of the education campaign by the Peoples’ Constitution Commission began in June and will continue through to September, which has been designated as Constitution Month. There are five [...]

Alan Rabinowitz: Remembering the Life of a Hero

This morning, family and friends of prominent conservationist Doctor Alan Rabinowitz made their way to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary where a research center was dedicated in his honor.  Doctor [...]

S.S.B. Actuary: No Increased SSB Contributions Necessary, For Now

The Social Security Board held its annual S.S.B. Connect today to report to its stakeholders on issues such as contributions and investments. And while global inflation is driving the need [...]

Actuary Advises S.S.B. to Engage in Investments with Big Returns

Perez Montas says that if S.S.B. can engage in investments that can yield big returns in a shorter space of time, it is better for the board to be able [...]

A Woman’s Life in a Male-dominated Profession.

Jump in because this week’s Bright Side took us on a ride with Linda Gilharry, a taxi operator in Belize City. She has been in the profession for three decades [...]