Government & Politics

Belize Signs US$45 Million Development Loan with Saudi Arabia for

Chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has signed
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Belize City Council Celebrates Eradication of London Bridges in Beautification

The Belize City Council is tonight boasting the full eradication of London bridges along Holy
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Taiwanese Government Donates Fire Truck to Belize’s National Fire Service

A fire truck was handed over to Belize’s National Fire Service this morning.  The truck
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Patrick Faber Reinstated as Standard Bearer in Collet Division, UDP

As we reported over the weekend, Patrick Faber has been brought back into the fold
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Belize City Mayor Cracks Down on Derelict Vehicles on Streets

If you are guilty of having derelict vehicles on the streets in Belize City, then
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Mayor Bernard Wagner Awaits PUP Decision on Running for Belize

As the UDP prepares to vet their potential candidates for the upcoming municipals, Mayor Bernard
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Belize Represents at Caribbean Ministers of Labour Meeting in Guyana

Belize was represented at that 12th Meeting of the Caribbean Ministers of Labour (CLMM) in
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Who is Protecting Our Women ?

On the heels of the Moralez murder this weekend, the United Democratic Party issued a
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PM Briceno gives his take on Port of Magical Definitive

Prime Minister Briceno landed at the Philip Goldson International Airport this morning just before eleven
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When will Boledo be back ?

When will the Boledo and Sunday Lottery make a return? That’s the question being asked
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PM Briceno Defends Proposed Belmopan Hospital Amid Union’s Criticism

Prime Minister, John Briceno, says members of the K.H.M.H. Workers Union are not seeing the
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PM Briceno returns from World Climate Industry Expo

Today, Prime Minister John Briceño and the Belizean delegation returned to the country after participating
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Political Icon Winston Smiling Passes Away, PUP Mourns the Loss

The People’s United Party is mourning the death of political icon, Winston Smiling, who passed
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Government Mediates Dispute Between Sugar Cane Farmers Association and BSI/ASR

The Government of Belize says it continues to mediate the bitter dispute between the Belize
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PM Briceno Denies POB Favoritism Claims, Assures Government’s Efforts to

PM Briceno also responded to the criticism that the government is not doing all it
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Prime Minister weighs in on port situation

The PM also weighed in on whether he believes the government should move toward nationalizing
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Belize Government Seeks Green Climate Fund’s Support for Caye Caulker

The Government of Belize is hoping to transform the sewage and waters system on Caye
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Minister Balderamos Garcia Addresses Concerns Over Social Media’s Impact on

Are Belize’s youth being negatively impacted by the use of social media platforms?: that’s the
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New Contractor General Sworn In

A new Contractor General was sworn into office today in Belmopan.  38-year-old, Maria Arthurs now
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Belize is Malaria Free

There is good news coming out of the health sector today as the country is
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Belize Aims for Dual Certification: Elimination of HIV and Syphilis

A malaria-free status is not the only recognition Belize can look forward to.  There is
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Zero Child Deaths in Hospitals for Over a Year, Reports

There is another milestone that Belize’s health sector is looking at, and that is noted
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Minister Balderamos Garcia chastises 7 News on sensationalism and irresponsible

Tonight, the Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, is asking Channel 7’s News Director, Jules
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Belize Coast Guard takes special interest in guarding Corona Reef

Corona Reef is a protected area in Belize that spans into Guatemala’s waters.  It is
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Union Opposes New Tertiary Hospital Plan, Citing Urgent Issues at

The plan for a new tertiary hospital for Belmopan is facing opposition by the Karl
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Opposition Leader Expresses Concerns Over Belmopan Tertiary Hospital Plan, Minister

The KHMH Workers’ Union is not the only opposition to the tertiary hospital in Belmopan. 
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BEL plans to implement new tech for larger, greener source

Climate change has been an obvious ongoing battle. Earlier today, at Belize Electricity Limited (BEL)
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Government Working to Resolve Land Disputes in Southern Belize

The Minister of Human Development and Indigenous People’s Affairs, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, says the government
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Task Force May Be Able to Resolve Laguna and Yemeri

Minister Balderamos Garcia also touched on the possibility of appointing a task force to resolve
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Thousands of Belizeans are now first-time landowners

Thousands of Belizeans nationwide are now first-time land owners due to the government’s initiative to
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The Education sector gets funds for vocational and STEAM labs

Forty million Belize dollars will be injected into Belize’s education sector.  Thirty million is a
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Belizean Health Minister Attends World Health Assembly

Belize’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, has joined his peers from multiple nations
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PM Briceno Attends World Climate Industry Expo Leaders’ Summit in

Prime Minister John Briceno left the country yesterday for Busan, South Korea.  He will be
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Jennifer Smith Street in Belize City is now once again

Jennifer Smith Street in Belize City is now once again accessible to residents of the
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The CWU says it feels jilted and jaded

The stevedores are back in limbo after the Port of Belize Limited reportedly misled the
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Should residents of the north be concerned effects from Popocatépetl

Earlier this week, the Mexican authorities had warned residents to prepare for a possible evacuation
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Mobile Land Clinic Assists Hundreds of Residents in Belize City’s

Hundreds of residents from the Southside of Belize City were assisted today with land matters
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Minister of Health Updates on World Health Assembly Discussions

As we noted in the top of the news, Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin
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Belize’s inclusion in regional climate change talks crucial says CEO

Belize continues to be a part of the global movement against climate change.  While the
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Belizean NGOs Explore Carbon Credit Markets to Finance Conservation Efforts

Belize’s NGO Community is hoping to identify carbon markets and capitalize on the country’s carbon
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Ministry of Education Supports Inclusion of Garifuna Language in Schools,

The Battle of the Drums Secretariat is looking forward to greater things in the southern
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Leonora Flowers Elected as New Leader of Christian Workers Union

Leonora Flowers is the woman leading the charge of the Christian Workers Union (CWU) after
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Where is God During This Mischief

One week ago, we brought you interviews with the Minister of Public Service, Constitutional and
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Is crack cocaine use becoming prevalent in the nation’s youth?

Last Monday when Attorney Richard Dickie Bradley appeared on The Morning Show, he made a
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National Trade Union Congress Finally Meets with Prime Minister

It’s been close to three years since the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB)
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NTUCB President Commends Government on Unexplained Wealth Bill; Calls for

In his interview, President Luke Martinez, commended the government on the recently tabled Bill that
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NTUCB Raises Concerns about Haitian and Jamaican Migration in Meeting

Another issue that NTUCB’s President Martinez spoke on yesterday was the issue of migration, particularly,
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Union Requests Seat at Central Bank Table in Meeting with

At the top of this segment, we told you of the meeting with the NTUCB
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Minister Open to Commission of Inquiry into Sugar Industry

Minister of Agriculture, Abelardo Mai, has stated that he is open to the option of
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Government of Belize Launches Climate Resilient Agriculture Project

The Government of Belize is working with local farmers to strengthen the Agricultural Industry’s resiliency
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Christian Workers Union Elects New President

The Christian Workers Union (CWU) has a new president, and her name is Leonora Flowers.
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Leader of the Opposition sides with the CWU

And, the plight of the CWU was an issue that the Leader of the Opposition
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Civil Asset Recovery Bill Introduced in Belize’s House Meeting

In last Friday’s House Meeting, perhaps one of the most crucial Bill that was tabled
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Belize Government Estimates 5 Years to Recoup Lost Fuel Taxes

It will take the Briceno Administration an estimated five years to recoup the taxes it
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Transport Department announces new rules for electric motorcycles and scooters-

The Belize Transport Department released a strict warning to the electrical motorcycle (scooter) users. This
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Ministry of Economic Development Assesses Schools in Southern Belize for

A team from the Ministry of Economic Development was invited down south by the Ministry
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Ministry of Economic Development Explores Revenue Generation from Southern Belize’s

Another delegation from the Ministry of Economic Development had a different working visit in the
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Minister Musa extends his condolence to the Galvez Family

Condolences to the family of Imarie Galvez, who was brutally murdered this week, were issued
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Prime Minister Seeks US$45 Million Loan from Saudi Arabia for

During today’s sitting of the House of Representatives, the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance,
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Opposition Leader Raises Concerns Over Government’s Control of Boledo Drawing

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, says he is concerned over the government
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Minister Espat Reveals 80 Registered Contractors for Government’s Starter Home

In today’s House Meeting, Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow posed a question to
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Social Security Board Grants $500K for Repairing Supreme Court Building

The Social Security Board has provided five hundred thousand dollars to the government to aid
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Opposition Leader Questions Minister Requena’s Responsibility in Hit-and-Run Incident

Leader of the Opposition is asking whether Minister Oscar Requena will be handing himself into
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Opposition Leader Supports Civil Asset Recovery Bill despite Enforcement Concerns

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow says he fully supports the Civil Asset
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Over 30 Rural Communities in Belize Lack Access to Electricity

While access to electricity and potable water may seem like a norm for many Belizeans,
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7 News scolded for coverage of sexual assault allegation

Tonight, Channel 7’s News Director, Jules Vasquez, has come under scrutiny after airing a story
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Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) looking to Open

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) is looking to establish an office in
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Water Shortage in Rural Communities Persists

The lack of modern water systems combined with arid weather is a significant threat to
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President of CABEI to Conclude Term in November 2023, Belize

The President for the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) will conclude his term
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Climate Change Workshop in Belize City Discusses COP28 and Stakeholder

A climate change workshop is currently underway at the Best Western Belize Biltmore in Belize
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Progress Made on Occupational Safety and Health Bill in Belize,

The Occupational Safety and Health Bill, also known as the OSH Bill, has stalled for
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Agriculture Minister Criticizes Opposition’s Stance on New Sugar Regulations, Calls

The Minister of Agriculture says that the opposition’s decision to side with the Belize Sugar
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Palm Tree Plantations Discovered in Adjacency Zone

Reports reaching our newsroom are that the thousands of palm trees have been found within
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BSI/ASR Disputes Sugar Regulation

And while that is the argument presented by Minister of Agriculture, Abelardo Mai, the BSI/ASR
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Controversy Over Exclusion of Political Parties in NPO Bill

The Non-Profit Organizations (NPO) Bill has been controversial since its inception, but one aspect that
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Laguna Village Leaders Seek Government Attention for Land Issues

Leaders of Laguna Village, Toledo District hosted a press conference this morning where they spoke
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Belize’s First STEAM Secondary School Set to Open in September

In less than four months, Belize’s first secondary school dedicated to STEAM education, an approach
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BSI Objects to Proposed Amendments to Sugar Industry Act

Tonight, Belize’s sugar industry remains in a potentially volatile situation after Belize Sugar Industries Limited
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Ministry Urges Channel 7 and Public to Respect Investigation Process

 The Ministry of Health and Wellness has issued a release asking Channel 7 and the
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US State Department Praises Belize’s Religious Freedom Efforts

Belize has also received positive reviews from the US State Department in its 2022 International
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LGBT group questions section of constitution acknowledging “Supremacy of God”

While the report from the US State Department has given good reviews on the religious
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Public Officers’ Increments Restored

The Minister of the Public Service, Henry Charles Usher, says that since April 1 public
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Ministry of Public Service and PSU tour yield fruitful results

There is a boost of morale among public sector workers, according to Minister of the
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Fort George Night Festival Brings Life to the Constituency

Over the weekend, the Fort George Constituency came to life with live music and laughter
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Salary Increments Restored for Public Sector Workers and Teachers

After two years of having their increments frozen, the public sector workers and teachers will
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Belize Coast Guard Set to Expand Personnel in Upcoming Months

While the public officers and teachers are enjoying the restoration of their salary increments, the
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Belizean Prime Minister Attends 9th Summit of Heads of State

Prime Minister John Briceno departed the country yesterday enroute to Antigua, Guatemala. The Prime Minister
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Cabinet establishes task force to address forest fire issue

And, the increase in forest fires is also a concern for the government due to
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Orange Walk Police get new truck and radios

The Orange Walk Police Formation has received a much-needed upgrade to its fleet of vehicles.
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Minister of Labour speaks on CWU / PBL situation

And as it relates to the CWU’s call for the PBL to adhere to the
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CWU and the PBL are back at the negotiating table

Tonight, the CWU and the PBL remain at odds; however, steps are being made to
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Rural Communities Nationwide Struggle with Water Supply Amid Drought

The Ministry of Rural Development says several villages nationwide are struggling with water supply after
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Toledo West Representative Clarifies FPIC Statement

Area Representative for Toledo West, Oscar Requena, says he may have been misinterpreted in his
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Yhony Rosado Takes Legal Action Against Government of Belize

Self-proclaimed activist and businessman, Yhony Rosado, says he is taking the government to court after
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PM Briceno Attends Summit in Antigua, Guatemala

The Prime Minister, John Briceno, has departed the country today en route to Antigua, Guatemala,
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Ministry of Health and Wellness Honors Nurses for Service and

One hundred and twenty-seven nurses were honored today for their hard work and long-standing service
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Japanese Ambassador Collaborates with Dangriga Town Council on Sanitation Department

The Japanese Ambassador, Shirakata Nobuyuki has paid a visit to the Dangriga Town Council. According
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Forest Department Advises Farmers to Take Precautions When Setting Fires

The National Fire Service as well as residents across the country have been grappling with
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