Government & Politics

Final Preparations Underway for Toledo East By-Election Tomorrow

Final Preparations are underway for the bi-election in the Toledo East constituency tomorrow. Contenders from
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PUP Nears Full Slate for General Elections with Latest Standard

The People’s United Party has lined up 30 of the 31 standard bearers for next
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Ingrid Vega’s Interesting Support for Garcia-Ramirez in Corozal Bay Race

One of the most interesting revelations that came out of yesterday’s convention in Corozal Bay
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David Castillo Wins PUP Standard Bearer Race for Corozal North

For the Corozal North division, three candidates offered themselves for the standard bearer position, namely,
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Belize Strengthens Diplomatic Ties with Cuba on Friendship Anniversary

Belize has committed to strengthening its ties with the Republic of Cuba as the two
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Employers Reminded of Voting Rights Compliance Ahead of Bi-Election

In light of the bi-election, all employers and the general public are reminded of the
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Toledo Farmers Struggle to Recover from Devastating Wildfires

Hundreds of farmers in the south continue to recover from the devasting wildfires that blazed
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BDF Soldiers’ Living Conditions Addressed in House of Representatives

The quality of life for soldiers of the Belize Defense Force was a hot-button issue
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Belize Secures $250 Million MCC Grant Amid Cautionary Remarks from

It was just two weeks ago that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors
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Unreported Rape Case Revealed During House Debate on National Security

A woman was reportedly raped in the Collet Division last week in Belize City.  It’s
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National Security Bill Passes; Opposition Criticizes Government’s Crime Response

Faber’s comments come at the introduction of the National Security Bill which went through all
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Minister of Home Affairs compares crime stats

The debate of the National Security Bill carried on in today’s house meeting for an
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Minister of Home Affairs Defends Takes Aim at Leader of

As is the norm, the elected representatives could not go without slinging innuendos at each
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Ministry of Labor Unveils Decent Work Country Program

This morning, the Ministry of Labor launched the Decent Work Country Program (DWCP). Last year,
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ILO Criticizes Belize’s Absence at International Labour Conference

While the ILO had much praise for the government’s efforts to improve the labor sector,
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Toledo East Prepares for Upcoming Bi-Elections

Public officers in Southern Belize are preparing for the upcoming Toledo East Bi-Elections slated for
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Belize City Council Partners with Peak Outsourcing to Create 500

The Belize City Council has signed onto a partnership that aims to provide some 500
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Special House Sitting to Discuss Millennium Challenge Corporation in Belize

The House of Representatives will meet tomorrow for a special sitting in Belmopan.  Love News
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General Elections Expected by Mid-2025: Political Parties Finalize Candidates

A few weeks ago, Love News heard through the grapevine that the general elections will
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Redistricting Debate Heats Up as Elections Near: PNP Demands Action

As the PUP and the UDP gear up for general elections, the proverbial white elephant
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Police Commissioner Refutes Accusations from Leader of the Opposition

As has become the norm, the Commissioner of Police is refuting claims made by the
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NEMO Conducts Post-Mortem Meeting on Hurricane Beryl Response

While the named storm Beryl is now many miles away and has since downgraded to
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Belize’s Government to Assist Caribbean Neighbors in Hurricane Beryl Aftermath

The Government of Belize has committed to lend assistance to countries like Grenada, Jamiaca and
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Opposition Leader Condemns Police Officer’s Actions in Viral Video

Another matter discussed by the Leader of the Opposition was the weekend viral video of
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Opposition Alleges Misuse of Police Power in ComPol’s Brother’s Arrest

The Opposition is accusing the Commissioner of Police Chester Williams of using the department to
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Opposition Leader Demands Apology from PUP Candidate Over Controversial Remarks

Leader of the Opposition Moses Barrow is demanding an apology from the People’s United Party’s
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Belize City Council Commits to Aid Sister City Angleton, Texas

In a heartening display of international solidarity, the Belize City Council has announced its commitment
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Belize Commits to 127 Human Rights Recommendations Following UN Review

Belize has recently agreed to carry out some 127 human rights recommendations that came out
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CARICOM Leaders Address Hurricane Beryl’s Devastation in Member States

CARICOM heads of government held two meetings last week with the primary discussion being Hurricane
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Belize Chamber of Commerce Meets with Prime Minister on National

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) met with Prime Minister today to discuss
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PUP Standard Bearer Conventions Scheduled for Corozal This Weekend

Moving on to the north, come this weekend there will be two PUP standard bearer
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CARICOM Meeting Postponed as Member States Assess Hurricane Damage

This week was to be a celebratory week for countries in the Caribbean, but with
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Price Gouging Outrage in San Pedro and Caye Caulker

In related news: San Pedro and Caye Caulker residents are up in arms over instances
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Home Affairs Ministry Proposes Tougher Penalties for Gang Activity

Amid the declaration of two States of Emergency within six months, the Ministry of Home
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Toledo East Bi-Election Set for July 17th

The much-anticipated bi-election for Toledo East is scheduled for July 17th where candidates will vie
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Government Faces Challenges in Human Trafficking Fight

The Government of Belize continues to face significant challenges in its fight against human trafficking.
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PM Briceno Returns from Panama, Urges Vigilance Ahead of Hurricane

Prime Minister John Briceno returned home today after attending the Presidential Transfer of Command Ceremony
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Preliminary Phase Flag Raised: Northern Belize Braces for Hurricane Beryl’s

The first hurricane flag was hoisted this afternoon after the government gave the nod to
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Nomination Day: Toledo East Candidates Officially Enter the Race

Preparations for the incoming hurricane did not stop nomination day for the Toledo East constituency.
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Clarita Pech Appointed Acting Clerk of the National Assembly

Clarita Pech has been appointed as the Acting Clerk of the National Assembly.  Her appointment
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PM Briceno Attends Panama Presidential Ceremony; DPM Hyde Assumes Duties

Prime Minister John Briceno is out of the country tonight.  He departed the country this
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New Bill Introduced to Combat Sexual Harassment Across Belize

A new Bill to address sexual harassment was presented in the House Meeting today.  It
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Disabilities Bill 2024 Gains Unanimous Support in House Meeting

Another Bill brought to the house today was the Disabilities Bill 2024.  This Bill seeks
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Opposition Leader Boycotts House Meeting, Citing Lack of Adequate Notice

While Albert’s Area Representative, Tracy Panton, sent her apologies for not attending today’s House Meeting,
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Home Affairs Minister Speaks Out on Attack on Police Commissioner’s

After almost four days, the Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, has broken his silence
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Special Investigative Team Formed to Tackle Belize’s Crime Surge

The Ministry of Home Affairs has built a special investigative team comprised of several units
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State of Emergency Extended for 60 More Days Amid Rising

As it relates to the SoE, Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, reported on the
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Eddie Webster Resigns as Clerk of the National Assembly

Today was the last meeting of the House of Representatives that will see Eddie Webster
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Son of Police Academy Cook Charged in Attack on Commissioner’s

The son of one of the cooks for the Belize Police Training Academy has been
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Prime Minister Endorses 90-Day Detention in Latest State of Emergency

As it relates to the current State of Emergency, the Prime Minister registered no objections
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Attorney Saldivar Criticizes City Council Over $459,000 Judgment Dispute

Attorney Arthur Saldivar, attorney for Antonio Novelo, former owner of Novelo’s Bus Terminal, was interviewed
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Government Pledges $1 Million for Families Hit by May Fires

The Government of Belize is also working to provide relief to the hundreds of farmers
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Villagers Protest Against Legal Challenge by Maya Leaders Alliance, Minister

Last week, residents of Indian Creek Village took to the steps of the National Assembly
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Toledo East By-Election Preparations Underway: Training for Election Workers Held

The by-election for the Toledo East constituency is quickly approaching and the Elections and Boundaries
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Minister Balderamos Garcia Faces Tough Decision in Corozal Bay Convention

Who will Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia support in the Corozal Bay convention, her Minister of
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Belize Government Ordered to Pay Nearly $10 Million in Land

Yesterday we told you about the Caribbean Court of Justice ruling that saw the government
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Government Ordered to Pay Millions in Land Compensation Case

The land compensation case between the Government of Belize and Primrose Gabourel came to an
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PUP Vets Candidates for Corozal North General Elections

Today, the People’s United Party (PUP) vetted the three men hoping to represent Corozal North
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ComPol says amendment to criminal code will affect police more

Two weeks ago on June 11, Cabinet gave the approval to have the Criminal Code
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Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow Condemns Criminal Code Amendment

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has reiterated his position on the Briceno Administration’s
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Authorities Crack Down on Suspected Gang Members Amid Rising Violence

In response to escalating gang violence, today, authorities initiated a sweeping crackdown under a State
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Opposition Leader Barrow Disputes Police Commissioner’s Views on Crime and

In his normal fashion, Opposition Leader could not go without mentioning the Police Commissioner and
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NGOs Push for Equal Opportunities Bill to Combat Discrimination

The subject of the Equal Opportunities Bill is back at the forefront today as the
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Belize Hosts Mundo Maya Workshop to Promote Cultural Heritage and

Belize is hosting a pivotal event aimed at celebrating the cultural heritage of the ancient
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Elections and Boundaries Department Meets with Toledo East By-Election Candidates

The Elections and Boundaries Department met yesterday with the candidates planning to compete in next
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Belize Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Guyana, Opens High Commission

Belize now has diplomatic relations in Guyana.  Yesterday, the Belize flag was hoisted at the
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Special Senate Select Committee Hearing Canceled Without Notice

Five days ago the National Assembly issued a release indicating that the seventh hearing of
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City Shuttle Company Demands Revision of E-Bus Operations

With the new e-buses in country and the provision of comfort and a higher standard
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Belize Maintains Tier 2 Status in 2024 Trafficking Report

Belize remains a Tier 2 country in the 2024 Trafficking in Persons Report. The U.S
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UB Faculty and Staff Union Rejects Government’s Subvention Response

The University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union (UBFSU) is not accepting the government’s response
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Belize Diaspora Summit in LA Addresses Immigration and Voting Rights

Hundreds of members of the diaspora were in the Los Angeles area in the United
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Mayor Wagner Supports Diaspora Voting Rights

Mayor Bernard Wagner who has met several times with Belizeans abroad has given his two
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Digitization of Vital Statistics Unit to Streamline Document Services

The digitization of the Vital Statistics unit was an initiative started by former Attorney General
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Silk Grass Resident Battles Bureaucracy to Receive Court-Awarded Settlement

A resident of Silk Grass Village, Stann Creek District, is furious after trying for weeks
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UB Faculty and Staff Union Demands Fulfillment of Funding Promises

The University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union (UBFSU) is calling out the People’s United
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Uncertain Deployment: Belize’s Military and Coast Guard Await Decision on

Will members of Belize’s military and coast guard be deployed to Haiti? Last month, 31
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Belize and El Salvador Near Agreement on Economic Partnership, Foreign

The Briceno Administration is hoping to finalize a partial scope agreement with the Government of
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PUP Supporter Anthony Lewis Calls for More Community Engagement from

On the political front, Anthony Lewis, the PUP supporter who wanted to go to a
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Elections and Boundaries Department Prepares for Toledo East Bi-Election with

Political parties and independent candidates directly involved in the upcoming bi-election in Toledo East are
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Belize City Under Thunderstorm Watch as Heavy Rains Threaten Floods

Belize City is currently under a thunderstorm watch as rains are expected to continue in
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Eddie Webster Resigns as Clerk of National Assembly

Eddie Webster has been an institution at the National Assembly in Belmopan as he has
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Allan Pollard Criticizes PUP, Claims Unfair Treatment

An upset Allan Pollard took to the media this week and lashed out at the
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Anthony Lewis Denied PUP Endorsement for Belmopan Election

Another candidate who was rejected by the PUP’s National Executive was Anthony Lewis.  Lewis had
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Belizeans Abroad Utilize Passport Hub Initiative in Santa Monica

Belizeans in the diaspora have taken full advantage of the Passport Hub initiative in Santa
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Government Moves to Standardize Salary Scales for Public Officers

After months of clamoring for salary increases and a security allowance, the government was able
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EU Provides $170K in Aid to Belize for Wildfire Recovery

The European Union (EU) has pledged to render humanitarian aid to Belize in the amount
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Taiwan Donates $100K to Belize for Disaster Recovery Efforts

In related news, the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has contributed one hundred
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Government Eyes Revival of Cannabis Legalization Amid Banking Sector Developments

The Briceno Administration may be looking to rekindle its venture to legalize weed and establish
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Belize Moves Towards Establishing a Hemp Industry with Renewed Oversight

Belize is also looking to establish a hemp industry. As we reported, this month, the
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Governor General Declares Dates for Toledo East Bi-Election; Nomination Day

Governor General Dame Froyla Tzalam has officially issued a writ declaring July 2 as Nomination
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Cut-off Date for Voter Registration in Toledo East Bi-Election Passed,

In related news, if you were hoping to transfer or register in the Toledo East
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Women’s Empowerment Project Launches Training for Tumul Uj Mopan Women’s

Yesterday, the Government of Belize launched a training program for the Tumul Uj Mopan Women’s
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Nomination Day for Toledo East Division Set for July 2,

In two weeks’ time, on July 2, the Elections and Boundaries will be conducting Nomination
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Land Ownership Milestone: 96 Police Officers Receive Land Documents

Ninety six police officers were handed over land documents putting them on the way to
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Anti-Money Laundering Conference Kicks Off in Belize City

Over the next three two days, various organizations involved in the national response to financial
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Belize Appoints First Non-Resident Ambassador to Latvia

Belize has appointed a non-resident ambassador to Latvia.  It is the first appointment with Latvia.
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