Government & Politics

Positive Engagement and Civic Education Program Launched for Future Teachers,

The Ministries of Education and Home Affairs have joined forces to ensure the next generation
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Government CEOs Reverse Decision on Phone Allowance Increase

Chief Executive Officers within the Government service have announced through the Cabinet Secretary that they
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Legal Chaos Unfolds as Court Prosecutors Stage ‘Sick-Out’ for Wages

While the CEOs in government are standing down on the increase in phone allowances, court
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Churches march in support of Israel

Churches from various parts of the country gathered in Belmopan for a march calling for
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Minister Musa Reacts to Court’s Decision: Shyne Barrow to Remain

The Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, has weighed in on the court’s decision to
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Belmopan City Council Faces Power Struggle: Acting Mayor Appointment Declared

Tonight, there is a power struggle at the Belmopan City Council after Mayor Sharon Palacio
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Transport Modernization Deadline Looms: Are Bus Owners Ready for Year-End

In January, the Minister of Transport presented the Cabinet with recommended standards to fully modernize
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Ministry Launches Decent Work Country Programme to Improve Labor Conditions

The government hopes to improve working conditions by establishing a Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).
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Contradictory Reports on Court Prosecutors’ Sick-Out Spark Government Denial

Contradictory reports have surfaced regarding a staged sick-out by court prosecutors.  This morning, reports surfaced
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PSU Threatens Action Over Government’s Phone Allowance Increase Amid Prosecutor

The unfulfilled agreement made with the court prosecutors comes at a time when the Ministry
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Leon Gentle Appointed as Chief Transport Officer: Ministry of Education

Reports surfaced over the weekend that Leon Gentle was being appointed as the new Chief
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Home Affairs Ministry Sees Change: Former CEO Kevin Arthurs Replaced

Another ministry that is seeing a change is Home Affairs.  Former CEO Kevin Arthurs chose
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Opposition Alleges PM Interference in Legal Case Amidst Residency Controversy

Tonight, the Opposition is alleging that Prime Minister John Briceno attempted to interfere in the
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Child Labour Education Campaign Concludes

Today, the Ministry of Labour and Local Government held a closing ceremony for its Child
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Religious Group Plans Peace March for Israel Amidst Calls for

Yesterday while dozens of Belizeans marched for peace in Palestine, a religious group was planning
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Four-Day Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas a step toward peace

After a day of delay, the four-day cease-fire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas is set to
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Belize Ensures Compliance with International Treaties, Minister Affirms

Belize is taking the adequate measures needed to remain in compliance with the international treaties
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Government Officials Under Scrutiny for Failing to File Mandatory Declarations

And while the government says it’s doing its part to comply with anti-corruption treaties, many
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Government Launches Comprehensive Investigation into Baby Ayana’s Tragic Death

In the matter of Baby Ayana’s death there are many angles to the investigation.  These
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Belize Joins Global March for Peace in Palestine and the

In other news, Belize joined countries across the world today in marching for peace in
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Temporary Cease-Fire Declared in Israel-Hamas Conflict

While governments across the globe continue to call for permanent peace in the Middle East,
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PM Briceno Dismisses Concerns of International Repercussions for Israel Decision

Will Belize face any repercussions from the international community for taking measures against Israel? Prime
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Government Launches Anti-Corruption Program in Belize

The Government has launched its calendar of activities that will look at the topic of
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PM Briceno Accuses Opposition Leader Barrow of Mocking the Courts

Prime Minister John Briceno believes the Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, is making
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Contracts Signed for Sale of Belize Government Lotteries

In two weeks, Belize’s Boledo blues will be over. Yesterday, following the conclusion of the
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Minister Musa Addresses US Travel Advisory

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, has weighed in on the recent travel advisory issued
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Senator Cal Attends British Parliament Session on National Security

Senator Bevinton Cal attended British parliament session in Speaker’s Private Gallery in the United Kingdom.
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Outcry in Succotz Village as 200-Year-Old Tree Chopped Up

A piece of history for Succotz Village, Cayo District, was tampered with over the weekend,
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Judgment Reserved in Challenge to Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow’s Voter

Chief Magistrate, Jayani Wegodapola has reserved her judgment in the challenge of Opposition Leader Shyne
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Deputy Clerk of National Assembly Attends Advisory Council Meeting of

The Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Clarita Pech, attended the 7th Meeting of the
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UNICEF Commends Belize’s Community Health Efforts

Health & Nutrition Specialist UNICEF, Sola Oladeji says Belize is doing well in community health
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European Union to Grant Schengen Visa Waiver for Belize in

The European Union will grant a Schengen visa waiver for Belize, but it is a
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Government Denies Misleading COP 28 Delegates List Shared by Opposition

The government says the list of COP 28 delegates shared by opposition members is misleading
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Belize Questions US State Department’s Travel Advisory; Cites Contrary Crime

Tonight, the government is questioning the US State Department’s recent travel advisory on Belize but
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Belize Ambassador Urges Caution at Northern Border Amid Immigration Documentation

The Ambassador of Belize to Mexico is urging Belizeans to be attentive when crossing the
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Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow Criticizes Belize’s Suspension of Diplomatic

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has written a 7-page letter regarding the stance
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DOE Investigates Yacht Grounding in Belize Waters; Fines Possible

The Department of the Environment has commenced an investigation into the grounding of a yacht
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Transport Minister Addresses Court Ruling on Floralia’s Road Permits; Press

Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson says the outcome of last week’s court ruling quashing Floralia’s
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Belize, Guatemala, and US to Discuss Combating Illicit Activities Along

Belize will meet with Guatemala and the United States to discuss combating illicit activities along
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Government and Churches Disagree Over Belize’s Stance on Israel-Palestine Conflict

Tonight, the government and the churches remain at odds over the Israel-Palestine conflict that has
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Government Urges Belizeans to March for Peace in Palestine

The government is urging Belizeans to march for peace in Palestine. Next week, a group
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Minister Courtenay Responds to Israel’s Condemnation of Belize Following Diplomatic

We also asked Minister Courtenay to respond to Israel’s condemnation of Belize following the measures
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Ministry Urges Remembrance on World Day of Remembrance for Road

While Belizeans are preparing for the 19th celebrations this weekend, the Ministry of Economic Development
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Taiwan President Meets with UN Ambassadors, Expresses Gratitude for Diplomatic

President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, met this week in Taiwan with the United Nations’ Permanent
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Belize Hosts 8th Multi-National Security Conference: International Cooperation Emphasized

This week, Belize hosted the 8th Multi-National Security Conference which brought together high-ranking military officials
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Construction Set to Begin at Belize Defense Force’s Forward Operating

Construction is set to commence at the Belize Defense Force’s Forward Operating Base on the
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Cabinet Secretary Stuart Leslie Justifies Government’s Stance on Israel

Justifying the government’s stance yesterday was Cabinet Secretary Stuart Leslie. He was asked if the
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Belize Joins Latin American States in Suspending Ties with Israel:

As it relates to the government’s decision on Israel, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eamon Courtenay
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Ministry of Public Utilities and Energy Launches National Energy Policy

Today, after months of consultation and hard work, the Ministry of Public Utilities and Energy
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Government to Pay Homage to Garifuna Legends Paul Nabor and

This weekend, the government is paying homage to Garifuna Legends, Paul Nabor and Andy Palacio.
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US State Department Issues Level Two Warning for Americans Traveling

The US State Department has issued a level two warning for Americans who plan to
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Former Foreign Minister Assad Shoman Speaks Out on Middle East

Former Foreign Minister, Assad Shoman, has been vocal on the crisis in the Middle East. 
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Former Leaders and Government Ministers to Lead Protest March in

Come next week, former leaders and government ministers will be leading a march in Belize
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Government’s Supposed Forty-Member Delegation to COP 30

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, says the government’s supposed forty-member delegation to
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Government of Belize Moves Forward with Implementation of Caribbean Court

The Government of Belize is moving forward with the implementation of the Consent Order issued
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Former Blue Economy Minister Andre Perez Remains on Leave Amidst

Former Minister of the Blue Economy Andre Perez remains on a leave of absence, but
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Cabinet Secretary Responds to Opposition Leader’s Concerns Over High Court

Cabinet Secretary Stuart Leslie has responded to the Leader of the Opposition. Yesterday, after the
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Belize Progressive Party Expresses Concerns Over Social Security Board’s Nine-Million-Dollar

Tonight, the Belize Progressive Party is expressing grave concern over the Social Security Board’s proposed
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Government to Reopen Discussions on Land Dispute Between Yemeri Grove

Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Dolores Balderamos Garcia says that the government has to reopen
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Taiwan Expo Promotes Bilateral Trade Between Belize and Taiwan, Showcasing

Everything from cultural Taiwanese dishes to bubble tea and technology was on display at the
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Belize Takes Strong Stand Against Israeli Actions: Withdraws Ambassador Accreditation

The Government of Belize is taking a stand against the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) following
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Government’s measures against Israel

While the government’s decision to take measures against Israel is being commended by many, the
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Taiwan Grants Belize $3 Million for Low-Cost Housing Project in

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has signed a grant agreement with the
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Housing Minister Acknowledges Taiwan’s Generosity in Low-Cost Housing Project Agreement

Accepting the grant agreement on behalf of the government was Minister of Housing, Julius Espat. 
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Opposition Leader Displeased with Prime Minister’s Appointment of Foreign Judges,

Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow has written to the Prime Minister expressing discontent
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Prime Minister Briceno Heads to CARICOM Summit in Saudi Arabia;

Prime Minister John Briceno departed Belize today enroute to Saudi Arabia to attend a CARICOM
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BPP Targets Victory in Punta Gorda

Both the country’s main political parties have secured their municipal slates for the 2024 elections. 
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Controversial Referendum Amendment Bill 2023 Signed into Law, Quashing Oceana’s

The Referendum Amendment Bill 2023 has been signed into law by the Governor General after
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Public Service Union Raises Concerns Over Disparate Tax Regime

The Public Service Union (PSU) has expressed concerns over the current tax regime. As it
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Cabinet Meets to Address Maya Land Rights in Special Session

Cabinet continues to meet at this hour out west in a special session that will
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PM Briceno weighs in on Belmopan City Council situation

The Municipal Elections are four months away, and for the main political parties the slates
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PM Briceno comments on newly formed People’s Democratic Movement

In related news, Prime Minister Briceno has commended the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM). The newly
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Minister of Youth says there is a need for Belizeans

Minister of Youth Rodwell Ferguson says there is a need to encourage Belizean students abroad
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Caye Caulker Residents Demand Action Against Illegal Beach Developments

Following today’s unfortunate incident on Caye Caulker, residents are calling on the government to address
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National Children’s Parliament Addresses Child Marriage Issue in Belize

Today, students from across the country participated in the 4th National Children’s Parliament, under the
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Joint Unions Continue Talks with Government on Pension, Tax Reform,

The joint unions met this week with government officials to continue discussions on several matters
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Belize Defense Force and British Army Conclude Joint Training Program

Today, the Belize Defense Force and the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize (BATSUB)
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OAS Discusses Guatemala’s Rule of Law Challenges and Democratic Transition

The Permanent Council of the Organization of the Organization of American States (OAS) held a
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Inclusion of Guatemalan Navy to hopefully positively impact tensions in

 While Belize and Guatemala continue working towards settling the territorial differendum at the ICJ, incidents
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Salary scales remain a concern for Public Service Union

At the top of our news, we told of the joint unions meeting with government
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Dangriga’s Main Bridge Officially Named the Dr Ted Aranda Bridge

The main bridge in Dangriga has been officially named as the Dr Ted Aranda Bridge. 
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Floralia’s Future Hangs in the Balance as Belize High Court

Tonight, Floralia’s future is on life support after the Belize High Court ordered that its
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Land Dispute Between Yemeri Grove and Laguna Villages in Toledo

The land dispute saga between the villages Yemeri Grove and Laguna in the Toledo District
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Prime Minister Briceno Meets Multiple Cruise Lines in Miami

Tonight, in our continuous report of the Prime Minister’s recent meetings overseas, we bring you
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OAS Donates Firearm Marker Machine to Belize Police Department

Today the Organization of American States (OAS) donated a firearm marker machine to the Belize
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Belize Explores Electric Vehicle Industry Collaboration with Taiwan

The Ministry of Transportation is working with its counterparts in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
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Belize to End Automatic Promotions in Schools, Focus on Competencies

Prime Minister John Briceno has announced that the Ministry of Education will be putting a
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Dangriga Officials Assess Town’s Recovery After Weekend Rains

Dangriga Mayor, Robert Mariano and Area Representative, Dr Louis Zabaneh have conducted an assessment in
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Belize Observes World Town Planning Day to Promote Community Development

Today is World Town Planning Day, also known as World Urbanism Day, an annual event
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Belize Prime Minister Discusses Regional Security with US Homeland Security

The month of October saw Prime Minister John Briceno in and out of meetings overseas,
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Prime Minister Briceno Counters Guatemala’s Sarstoon Accusations

In related news, Prime Minister Briceno also weighed in on the statements made by Guatemala’s
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