Government & Politics

GOB breaks ground for the San Pedro Hospital

Today was historic for the islanders of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker as they bore
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Cabinet Approvals: LGBTQ Inclusion in Social Security, $250M Grants, Criminal

Cabinet had a fully loaded agenda this week as several unprecedented approvals came out of
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World Bank Report Highlights Weakness in Belize’s Education Sector: Minister

Yesterday, we told you of the World Bank Report that was presented in San Ignacio. 
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Challenges in Belize’s Health Sector Highlighted in World Bank Report

 The health sector is another area that the World Bank expressed some concern.  Minister of
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BPP Calls for Redistricting Completion Ahead of 2025 Elections

The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) is demanding the redistricting exercise be completed before the 2025
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IMF Report: Belize’s Economy Shows Remarkable Growth Despite Global Challenges

With Belize being a member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the country is scheduled
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World Bank Joins IMF in Concerns Over Belize’s Public Sector

Interestingly, the IMF is not the only one that has expressed concerns over the public
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Joint Unions Upset with Government for Allegedly Dodging Meetings

The Joint Unions are upset this evening as they are alleging that the government officials
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Teaching Commission Rethinks Decision on UDP Mayoral Candidate’s Leave

The Teaching Services Commission will be rethinking its position on the United Democratic Party Mayoral
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Former Lands Minister Evades Inquiry, Refuses to Answer Dozens of

There were more than 12 questions that the former Lands Minister declined to answer, on
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Senate Inquiry Heats Up: Hugo Patt Alleges Senator of Received

Finally, from today’s Senate Inquiry, was an exchange between Patt and Senator Kevin Herrera.  In
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UDP Unveils Tech-Infused Manifesto Days Ahead of Municipal Elections

There are just days to go until the March 6 Municipal Elections and political parties
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University of Belize Hosts Mayoral Candidates for Panel Discussion

With elections on the horizon, the University of Belize (Toledo Campus) hopes to provide students
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Swearing-In Ceremony: 38 New Justices of the Peace in Dangriga

A total of 38 new Justices of the Peace (JP) were officially sworn in today
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Medina Bank Access Improves with Completion of Road Works in

As a continuation of road works done by the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development,
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Grieving Families of Belize Defence Force Helicopter Crash Victims Still

It’s been four years since four members of the Belize Defence Force lost their lives
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Four Fallen Soldiers: Calls for Recognition Amplify on Anniversary Amid

Had it not been for the release issued today, highlighting the pending compensation to the
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Legal Trouble Looms for Former Minister ‘Boots’ Martinez Over Comments

Former minister Anthony “Boots” Martinez may be facing legal troubles over some comments he made
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Elected Councilor Double Dipping ?

It may not have any impact or consequences, but Love News understands that there was
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Belize Represented at COFCOR Meeting in Guyana

Minister of Foreign Affairs Francis Fonseca, represented Belize on Sunday at the 19th Special Meeting
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Belize Tourism Board Initiates Major Upgrades to Recreational Areas in

Two recreational areas in the Cayo District are getting major upgrades thanks to the Belize
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Chief Elections Officers Confirms Receipt of Port Loyola Recall Petitions

Chief Elections Officer, Josephine Tamai, has confirmed that the Elections and Boundaries Department has received
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Outgoing Belmopan Mayor Raises Concerns Over RECONDEV

Outgoing Belmopan Mayor Sheran “Sharon” Palacio, is raising an issue over the Reconstruction and Development
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Elections and Boundaries Department Prepared for Upcoming Municipal Elections

Municipal elections are nine days away, and the Elections and Boundaries Department is ready to
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Minister of Education Provides Update on Negotiations with Belize National

Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca has given an update on the negotiations with the Belize
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Over a Hundred New Justices of the Peace Sworn In,

Over a hundred new Justices of the Peace were officially sworn in over the weekend.
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Media Blocked from Forward Operating Base Reopening Ceremony

After reporting on the deterioration, and the urgency for the Forward Operating Base to be
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Commissioner of Police Responds to Concerns Over Criminal Code Amendments

The Commissioner of Police has responded to concerns raised by Opposition Senator Michael Peyrefitte over
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PUP nominates Municipal Elections Slates

Nomination Day – it is part of the election process where those persons looking to
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Caribbean Shores Area Rep Reflects on Nomination Day Turnout

While today’s showing of PUP supporters is nothing like what we have seen in past
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Third Parties and Independents Nominate Candidates for Municipal Elections

The second set of municipal candidates to get nominated was the third parties, and the
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UDP Concludes Nomination Process for Municipal Elections

Wrapping up the nomination process was the United Democratic Party (UDP) which had their turn
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GOB Identifies Areas to Tackle in Push to Alleviate Poverty

While the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has recently provided financing to have the Statistical Institute
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Ambassador Assad Shoman Advocates for Palestinian Rights at International Court

Ambassador Assad Shoman spoke at the International Court of Justice in The Hague this morning. 
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Belize High School Faces Legal Battle Over Former Principal’s Termination

Tonight, the Belize High School is speaking out against what it says were personal threats
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Belize Removed from EU Blacklist on International Tax Good Governance

Belize has been removed from the blacklist when it comes to countries that are non-cooperative
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Concerns Raised Over Excelsior High School Being Used as Polling

Former Area Representative for Port Loyola, Anthony Boots Martinez, says that he has major concerns
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Former Area Representative Disappointed with Handling of Recall Petition

Former Port Loyola Area representative Anthony Boots Martinez says he is disappointed with the way
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National Village Database Project Launched in Belize

The National Village database project in Belize is well underway. The International Organization for Migration
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San Pedro Columbia Village Rejects Mayan Land Rights Policy

In recent weeks, we’ve seen numerous Mayan communities from southern Belize clamor for communal land
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NTUCB Boycotts IMF Meeting Over Approach Towards Public Officers

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) has taken a stand against the IMF
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Glenfield Dennison Elected as New Union Senator

Glenfield Dennison will be the new union Senator come April 1.  Dennison was duly elected
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75 Amnesty Registration Cards Distributed in Orange Walk

After months of vetting, the Ministry of Immigration distributed seventy-five amnesty registration cards in Orange
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PSU Calls for Government Correction of Unlawful Member Transfers

The Public Service Union is rallying against what it says is the unlawful transfer of
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Government in Talks with Belize Bank to Avoid Court Battle

The Briceno Administration is meeting with the Belize Bank in hopes of avoiding a court
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CDB, SIB and Ministry of Economic Development Partner Up To

A memorandum of agreement was signed today with the Caribbean Development Bank, the Statistical Institute
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PUP Holds National Party Council Meeting

Over the weekend, the People’s United Party held a National Party Council meeting in Belize
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PM Briceno says it was simply confidentiality

Confidentiality :::: Prime Minister John Briceno says that is the reason the government is denying
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Deputy PM Hyde Speaks on Senate Select Committee Proceedings

The media also spoke with Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde on Wednesday’s inquiry. Hyde says
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Boledo Sales to Bolster Belize Health System: PM Briceno Forecasts

The Government of Belize is expecting to collect an estimated seventy million dollars from the
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Milestone Reached: Agreement Signed for Oil Exploration in Southern Belize

An agreement was signed between the government, US Capital Energy and Conejo Village this morning
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NY Times Delves into Belize-Guatemala Border Dispute: BTV Confrontation Highlighted

The New York Times has published an article on the confrontation between the Belize Territorial
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Dredging Suspension: Government Responds to Placencia Fisher Concerns

The Minister of Natural Resources says the government has listened to the concerns of Placencia
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UN & EU Launch Pace Justice Project to Tackle Case

There are four hundred prisoners at the Belize Central Prison on remand and several hundred
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UN & EU Launch Pace Justice Project to Tackle Case

There are four hundred prisoners at the Belize Central Prison on remand and several hundred
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Senate VP Collet Montejo Attends Parliamentary Dialogue Forum in Morocco

The Vice President of the Senate Collet Montejo recently travelled to Morocco to attend the
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Senator Smith resigns from the Senate

She has been a firebrand Senator for the past seven years, but in a few
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Belize Cabinet Approves Occupational Safety and Health Bill Amendments

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize is celebrating, what it says, is a major
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Belize Government Green Lights Overhaul of Labour Act

On January 23, we told you of the imminent overhaul of the Labour Act being
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UDP Chairman says PUP is being duplicitous

The opposition is outraged over the Cabinet Secretary’s decision to deny the Special Select Committee
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Government Suspends Dredging at Will Bauer Flats Following Protests

The government has listened to concerns raised by a group of southern fishermen and the
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UDP Expresses Confidence in Municipal Election Victory

The United Democratic Party says it is confident of winning all seats in the upcoming
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UDP Chairman reiterates refusal to comment on Rape Allegations Against

Tomorrow, February 16, will mark one month since two young women filed a complaint of
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Belize Launches Investment and Business Climate Action Plan

Several stakeholders gathered to officially activate the Belize Investment and Business Climate Action Plan (BIBCAP)
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EU Ambassador Commends Government for “Putting Belize on the map”

Ambassador of European Union’s (EU) has commended the Government of Belize (GOB) for “putting Belize
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Special Senate Inquiry Begins Probe into Portico’s Port of Magical

The Special Senate Inquiry convened today in Belmopan with its established mandate to probe into
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Sean Duncan Addresses Questions After Senate Inquiry Testimony

Upon exiting the National Assembly building, Duncan granted an interview where he spoke on his
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Former Lands Commissioner Vallejos Appears Before Senate Inquiry

Former Lands Commissioner, Wilbert Vallejos, appeared before the Senate Inquiry in the afternoon session.  Vallejos
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European Union Signs €12.6 Million Agreement with Belize for Development

The European Union has signed an agreement with the Government of Belize in alignment with
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Philip “Fawda” Henry Departs People’s Democratic Movement

Philip “Fawda” Henry has officially left the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM). PDM is a newly
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National Healthy Start Eating Program well underway

The National Healthy Start eating program by the Ministry of Education, Culture, science, and technology
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Government Plans to Fully Fund Salaries for Grant-Aided School Staff

In December, Minister of Education, Culture Science and Technology, Francis Fonseca announced in the House
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Civil Society Organizations Launch Project for Greater Democratic Participation

Civil society organizations gathered in Belize City today for the launch of a project focused
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Area Rep for Lake I comments on Gertrude Hunter Situation

The land dispute of sixty-one-year-old, Gertrude Hunter, landed her in court yesterday on several charges
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Electric cabs are coming to the city

The Belize City Council hopes to spark the electric vehicle revolution in the old capital,
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Belize City Council Showcases New Heavy Machinery Acquisitions

Today, the Belize City Council presented several pieces of heavy machinery it was able to
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Grant from Government of Japan Provides Belize City Council with

The Belize City Council has a new garbage compactor thanks to the Japanese Government. Today,
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Barranco Village Roads Rehabilitated, Residents Express Gratitude

Residents of Barranco Village have gotten some ease through the rehabilitation of the roads.  According
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Deputy PM Comments on Redistricting Exercise

Despite an order of the high Court, the Elections and Boundaries Commission has still not
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Southern Belize Communities Engage in Draft Mayan Customary Land Rights

Over the weekend, the government continued consultations on the Draft Mayan Customary Land Rights Policy
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Deputy PM weighs in on Maya Land Rights Policy

Deputy Prime Minister, Cordel Hyde, also weighed in on the land rights policy today and
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Political Groups Convene Ahead of Nomination Day

Three political groups met with the Elections and Boundaries Department this morning in Belmopan.  The
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Mahogany Street Gets a Makeover: BTB and City Council Collaboration

Around thirty-five shops along Mahogany Street in Belize City have all gotten a facelift, thanks
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Protesters Rally Against Economic Hardships in Orange Walk

Over 300 people walked the streets of Orange Walk in protest of unbearable economic conditions
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Foreign Minister Fonseca Meets with Diplomatic Counterparts, Emphasizes Bilateral Relations

Belize’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Francis Fonseca has hit the ground
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Digital Connect Center Inaugurated in Fort George: Taiwanese Aid Bolsters

The Fort George Constituency in Belize City is the latest community to receive a digital
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Belize City and Miramar, Florida to Sign Sister City Agreement

After ten years of operating under a 2013 memorandum of understanding, the cities of Belize
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Christian Workers Union Nears Collective Bargaining Agreement with Belize City

The Christian Workers Union says it is on the verge of possibly striking a collective
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Belize City Mayor and Slate Discuss Campaign Trail Reception on

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner made an appearance on The Morning Show today along with
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Belize City Mayor Speaks on Council’s Finances

As Bernard Wagner and his slate of city councilors are going around the city campaigning,
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PDM Mayoral Candidate Estevan Perera Sr. Gains Speaks on Voter

Another political slate that’s been pounding the campaign pavement is the People’s Democratic Movement’s (PDM).
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Belize Progressive Party Gains Traction in Punta Gorda: Residents Welcome

The Belize Progressive Party, BPP is working to solidify its bid for municipal office in
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UDP Mayoral Candidate Dr. Nelma Jones-Mortis Aims for Transformation in

As we made our rounds with the mayoral and councilor aspirants from the various political
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Senate Discusses Amendments to Educational Bill

In yesterday’s Senate sitting, the amendments to the Educational and Training Bill was ventilated with
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GOB meets with the media on Maya Customary Land Rights

The Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs invited the media today to an educational session on
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Government Responds to Maya Lands Issue Amid Accusations of Politicization

In this morning’s session with the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, the government also weighed in
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