Budget Debate

  • Where is the Approval for the $1M For Teachers?

    The Belize Network of NGOs is expressing its support for the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize in regards to Government’s decision to...

  • PACT Amendment Bill 2017 – Not Delayed or Blocked

    Yesterday we spoke with the Senator for Government Business, Godwin Hulse who explained the passing of the Bills in the Senate on Monday as well as the PACT Bill 2017 that...

  • Revenue and Appropriation Bill 2017 Debated

    Day two of the debate over the Revenue and Appropriations Bill is winding down in Belmopan.  It is the highlight of the parliamentarian affairs in the National Assembly where thirty one elected...

  • Minister Panton Boasts of Advances in Productive Sector

    The news coming out of the agriculture sector during today’s debate noted several advances that small and large scale farmers are reportedly benefiting either via export-aid or fiscal incentives.  Albert’s Area...

  • Area Reps Get Heated Over Land Greed

    Shortly after today’s debate got started there was a moment of high tension between Area Representatives Francis Fonseca and Anthony Martinez over the issue of land greed.  Things got so heated...

  • Arriving at the Lowered Threshold for Taxed Electricity and Other Measures

    Yesterday Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the 2017/2018 budget entitled Bouncing Back – a bold Belizean recovery. Following the presentation, Prime Minister Barrow explained why certain measures were taken. DEAN BARROW...

  • Third Party Says National Budget Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

    The recent budget date for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 saw a number of concerns brought by the opposition, People United Party. They are not the only ones who have an opinion...

  • Senator Lizarraga Concerned Over 2016/2017 Budget

    The Senate sat in session today at the National Assembly where concerns and clarifications regarding the budget for the fiscal year 2016/2017 were aired.  The session began a few minutes before...

  • PetroCaribe and the Budget for 2016/2017

    Prime Minister Dean Barrow wrapped up the budget debate last night inside the National Assembly building. One of the first criticisms that Barrow answered from the Opposition, People’s United Party had...

  • 2016 Budget Debate Review

    The 2016 Budget debate continued yesterday inside the National Assembly Building and despite having started an hour earlier, it finished after sunset. Each Area Representatives had their turn to speak on...

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