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Port of Belize to Return to the Belizean People

The House of Representatives met today in Belmopan where a raft of bills was tabled in parliament.  Among them is a written proposal for a new piece of law that [...]

G.O.B.’s Takeover of P.B.L. will Conclude in the Days Ahead

Included in the settlement, Belize Hotels Limited, the parent company of the Radisson Fort George Hotel, will build a new conference facility as part of an ongoing fifty-seven million dollar [...]

Shyne Barrow: The U.D.P. Supports Acquisition of Port But Question Reasons

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow told reporters that while he and his colleagues on the opposition support the re-acquisition of the Port of Belize, he believes that the [...]

Leader of the Opposition Questions the Timeliness of Port Acquisition

Aside from the reason for acquiring the port, Barrow also questioned the timeliness of the transaction, at a time when there are other pressing issues that the government ought to [...]

Belmopan Mayor Responds to PM Briceño

Belmopan Mayor Sheran “Sharon” Palacio is one her way back from Dubai where she participated in panel discussions at COP28. Before Palacio left, she appointed Hope Amadi as acting mayor. [...]

G.O.B. to Cover Full Salaries of Teachers at Grant-aided Schools

This morning in the House of Representatives, it was also announced that the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Education, will be covering the full salaries of the faculties [...]

How will Pension Plan Work for Teachers and GAMAS

But how will the pension plan work, considering that the existing configuration is a seventy-thirty split with grant-aided schools?  It’s a question that was posed by the former Minister of [...]

G.O.B. Closer to Implementing Consent Order on Maya Land Rights

The Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs is a few steps closer to completing an outline for putting into practice a consent order as directed by the Caribbean Court of Justice.  [...]

Leader of the Opposition Does Not Support Increase in Price of Sliced Bread

Earlier this week, bakers of sliced bread said they would increase the price from a dollar and seventy-five cents to two dollars and fifty cents per loaf of bread. The [...]

A Revised Cruise Tourism Policy is Unveiled

The Ministry of Tourism unveiled a revised National Cruise Tourism Policy earlier today.  The course of action is a ten-year schedule during which specific targets will be pursued in an [...]

Who Else Will Testify in Senate Inquiry?

Round one of the Senate Select Committee’s inquiry into the Portico/government Definitive Agreement took place on Tuesday at the National Assembly Building in Belmopan. That investigation is expected to unearth the [...]

Government Moves to Amend Economic Citizenship Act

During today’s House Meeting, Prime Minister Briceño introduced an amendment to the Economic Citizenship Abolition of Rights Act. The government feels that descendants of persons, who have acquired citizenship before [...]

Opposition Leader Attends Forum on Venezuela-Guyana Conflict

On Sunday, Venezuelans voted overwhelmingly to annex Essequibo, a disputed and oil-rich territory of Guyana. This is territory that the Venezuelan government claims forms a natural part of their country [...]

Global Sustainable Aviation Forum at COP28

On day seven of COP28 in Dubai, the Global Sustainable Aviation forum, organized by the aviation industry, welcomed attendees to the Green Zone. Against the backdrop of the global aviation [...]

Funding for Climate Vulnerable Cities

In a panel discussion at COP28 in Dubai, Mayor Sheran Palacio of Belmopan, addressed the critical need for funding to enhance climate action and innovation in cities. The event, hosted [...]

National Assembly will Convene at George Price Center

Inaugurated a little over fifty-three years ago, the National Assembly Building will finally be refurbished in 2024.  As we reported earlier this week, the Republic of China (Taiwan) granted the [...]

Assembly Building Renovation to be Completed by 2025

According to Woods, a timeline has been set out for the works to commence.  It is expected that the project which will be executed by the Ministry of Infrastructure & [...]