Government & Politics

Belize Business Bureau urges government to reduce supermarket costs for

The Belize Business Bureau (BBB) is calling on the government to implement measures geared at
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Electricity rates to remain the same up to June 30

Electricity rates will remain the same at thirty-nine-point nine cents per kilowatt hour, at least
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Christian Workers Union calls for government intervention in Port of

The Christian Workers Union (CWU) is calling on the government to intervene and force the
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Belize Business Bureau calls for government intervention to resolve Port

And, while the loggerhead between the CWU and PBL has yet to impact the business
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BNTU’s representative resigns from People’s Constitution Commission.

Shoman’s resignation as President of the BNTU is not the only seat that the educator
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Belize National Teachers Union president-elect resigns before being sworn in.

An unprecedented has occurred within the Belize National Teachers Union, where the president-elect has resigned
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Belize Broadcasting Authority holds consultations to revise Broadcasting and Television

The Belize Broadcasting Authority is holding consultations with stakeholders in the industry. The consultations are
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Government looking to bring back Boledo, revenues to be injected

It’s been ten days since the last Boledo draw in Belize. The Government is currently
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The Stevedores are back at work, but the CWU says

The estimated 200 containers that sat in Belize’s harbor over the weekend on the MV
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Indian Creek Village in Toledo District to receive electricity through

The alcaldes of Indian Creek Village, Toledo District have been lobbying for electricity in the
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Ministry of Public Utilities collaborating to improve Belize’s infrastructure

And, while the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, Logistics and E-Governance has been collaborating to
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Belize joins Caribbean Community to strengthen national immunization program post-pandemic

Belize has joined the Caribbean Community in working to bolster the percentage of immunizations administered
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Are Belizeans still taking COVID-19 precautions ? We took to

As of May 5, 2023, The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared that Covid-19
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Belize celebrates Nurses Week, but shortage of healthcare professionals still

Belize is joining the international community in celebrating “Nurses Week” under the theme “Our Nurses,
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Minister of New Growth Industries says fear marijuana fear mongering

The discussion on cannabis is anything, but far from over. This is because the issue
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Belize celebrates CARICOM’s 50th anniversary

This week, Belize joined the Caribbean community in celebrating CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary. In 1973, the
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Ministry of Health advises public to remain vigilant despite WHO

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising the public to remain vigilant despite the
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International company contracted to digitize Vital Statistics Unit

The Government of Belize has contracted an international company that will begin working on digitizing
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Should Belize shift away from the British Monarchy ? We

The Government ministers and officials are not the only ones having an opinion on whether
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Belize likely to become a republic, says Prime Minister

Prime Minister John Briceno has reportedly remarked to a journalist for the UK’s publication, The
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Expansion works at Philip Goldson International Airport begin

Expansion works at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) have begun and is expected to
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Business Conference held in Belize City to strengthen commercial ties

This weekend, Belizean and Mexican business owners will be gathering to discuss possible collaborative efforts
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First phase of distribution of lots completed in Esperanza Village

Interestingly, as the MOU between the National Bank of Belize and JMCC Enterprises Limited was
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Land disputes in Southern Belize continue despite government’s efforts

Land disputes among communities in the south continue to heat up despite efforts of the
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Cayo Northeast secures BZ$4.2M from EU for village development

Area Representative for Cayo Northeast has been in the news recently with a refurbished water
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Ministry of Human Development and Families assists victims of fatal

The victims of yesterday’s blaze, which claimed the lives of three persons, are receiving much-needed
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UN calls for countries in the Americas to refrain from

The United Nations is calling on countries in the Americas to refrain from the deportation
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Labour Minister makes announcements from his ministry

Minister of Labour, Oscar Requena delivered a Labour Day address this past weekend where he
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Belize receives hurricane relief kits from Brazil

Belize has received hurricane relief kits from the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil. 
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Minister Requena Responds to Road Traffic Incident Speculations

Following much speculations on the road traffic incident that involved Minister Oscar Requena, the minister
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Belize Delivers Memorial to ICJ on Honduras’ Claim over Sapodilla

Belize delivered its memorial to the International Court of Justice today, reference Honduras’ claim over
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Guatemalan Armed Forces aggress Belize Defence Force in Belizean waters

A Belize Defence Force patrol at the Sarstoon were aggressed by the Guatemalan Armed Forces
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Wil Maheia Voices Concern over Absence of Belizean Soldiers on

Another issue that Wil Maheia brought up was the noted absence at the Forward Operating
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Illegal Logging Continues in Absence of Forward Operating Base

In addition to the temporary closure of the Forward Operating Base, there is also the
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Internist says medical marijuana remains a debatable issue

Medicinal marijuana remains illegal in Belize as the medical and dental association is yet to
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Commissioner of Police fires back at Leader of the Opposition’s

The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, says he is not mincing words with the Leader
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Brads Gaming Group Limited responds to government’s license cancellation

Brads Gaming Group Limited, the company that operates and manages the Boledo and Sunday lotteries,
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Project UNHabitat launched to provide training in sustainable urban development

The Ministry of Local Government is working with municipal bodies to bolster the country’s resiliency
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Orange Walk’s Phillip Alvarez Park to Undergo Significant Infrastructure Upgrade

Prime Minister John Briceno and the Orange Walk Town Council have partnered with the Belize
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Minister of Home Affairs weighs in on Police Commissioner’s performance

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, also chimed in on the performance of the Police
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Prime Minister speaks briefly on weed sweets scandal and ongoing

Prime Minister John Briceno spoke on the distribution of the weed sweets for the first
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Boledo and Sunday Lottery vendors forced to pause operations due

Boledo and Sunday Lottery vendors are being forced to take a pause come Sunday April
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Punta Gorda Town Residents Demand Replacement of Bridge in Cemetery

Residents in Punta Gorda Town are demanding that local authorities deliver on a promise to
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MOE working on guidelines to hopefully prevent re-occurrence of drug

Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, says the entire cabinet was outraged when news of the
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Belize City Deputy Mayor expresses outrage over tainted candy crisis

Speaking out on this recent crisis of tainted candy, Belize City’s Deputy Mayor, Allan Pollard
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Edu. Minister says vendors who sold drug-tainted sweets should be

As for the Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca, he says that vendors who were in
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Belize City Mayor attends Mayors Forum in Denver to discuss

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner, is in Denver Colorado attending the 2023 Mayors Forum. Forty
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Belize City Council to Participate in Caribbean Conference on Empowering

In less than a week, the Belize City Council will be participating in the Caribbean
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Mayor of Belize City Considers Seeking Third Consecutive Term

With Mayor Bernard Wagner looking to enhance regional cooperation and improve commerce in the old
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Briceno Administration Plans to Develop New Port to Improve Trade

The Briceno Administration is hoping to develop a new port in the Newland Mennonite community
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Ministry of Blue Economy Grants $11.5 Million for Marine Conservation

The Ministry of Blue Economy is pumping 11.5 million dollars into the preservation and conservation
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Belize to Install Advanced Radar to Combat Transnational Drug Trafficking

The Government of Belize is hoping to strengthen its fight against transnational national drug trafficking
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Belize Telemedia Owed $20 Million, Working to Collect Outstanding Fees

Twenty million Belize dollars – that is the amount that is currently owed to Belize
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Belize Telemedia Reports Increased Revenues Despite Losing Some Government Business

As Belize Telemedia Limited (DIGI) is hoping to collect the millions owed by consumers, the
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BTB litigation bill goes up by quarter million dollars !

The Belize Tourism Board’s litigation bill has gone up by another quarter million Belize dollars
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Patrick Faber reinstated as Collet Division Leader for UDP

After being put through the ringer of public scrutiny and political blows, Patrick Faber is
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JPAC evaluates 2014/2015 Auditor General Report

The Joint Public Accounts Committee met today where they evaluated the 2014/2015 Auditor General Report. 
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Special Envoy comments on PM Briceno’s remarks about ADHD

Special Envoy, Rossana Briceno, an advocate for persons with disabilities has commented on remarks made
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Allegations of human smuggling discussed in House Meeting

There were several issues discussed in last Friday’s House Meeting that perhaps went under the
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Heated exchanges in Friday’s House Meeting

In usual form, Friday’s House Meeting did not go without some heated exchanges and the
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Belmopan Mayor attends Earth Day Summit in the United States

Belmopan’s Mayor, Sheran Palacio is in the United States for an Earth Day Summit.  She
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Belize City Council aims to pave 90 streets by fiscal

The Belize City Council is aiming to pave an estimated ninety streets before the end
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Belize City Council holds 2nd Annual Family Fun Day

Over the weekend, dozens of families gathered at the Belize City Council’s 2nd Annual Family
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“Belize Defence Force Discovers Apparent Guatemalan Military Base in Adjacency

The Belize Defence Force has unearthed an apparent military base in the Adjacency Zone being
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Special Prosecutor Bill presented in the House

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lyn Vidal, has been excluded from the triple murder case
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Loan motion presented for Mortgage Finance Belize project

During today’s House Meeting, Prime Minister John Briceno, also rose to present a loan motion
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Shyne Barrow speaks on ambitious plan for ten thousand houses

Stemming from the DFC Loan Motion presented today, Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow spoke
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Prime Minister Briceno counters Shyne Barrow’s remarks on housing situation

Prime Minister Briceno did not hesitate to counter Shyne Barrow’s remarks, telling him he is
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Land dispute brewing in the south

A land controversy is brewing in the south, particularly in the Yemeri Grove Village, Toledo
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UDP Chairman says Pm Briceno should have kept his mouth

Prime Minister John Briceno has taken some flack this past week over a comment he
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Minister of Human Development responds to BAPDA’s demand for more

In the news this week, you heard of the ordeal that the Belize Association for
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ITEL to Expand BPO Operations in Belize Creating 500 New

ITEL, a business process outsourcing giant in Jamaica is looking to expand its operations in
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Former Deputy Commissioner of Tax Services Returns to Belize after

Former Deputy Commissioner of Tax Services, Reynaldo Verde is back in Belize.  Verde made news
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Why was Belize Absent from Regional Symposium on Crime in

Earlier this week we told you of the two-day regional symposium in Trinidad and Tobago
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Man Denied Retirement Benefits After 19 Years of Public Service

Imagine working for almost two decades in the public sector and then finding out that
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Senator for Churches Requests Same Level of Scrutiny for Politicians

Senators spent most of the morning ventilating concerns over the Non-Profit Organization Bill that was
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Senator Coye explains why passing non-profit organization bill is necessary

With hours of debate on the non-profit organization bill, you might be wondering why the
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United Democratic Party demands answers from Prime Minister on national

The United Democratic Party has issued a statement demanding that Prime Minister John Briceno provides
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Amendment to Legal aid services bill laid out in the

The Government of Belize is fine tuning the legislation that provides legal aid services to
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Belize hosts Second Central American Commission for Environment and Development

Minister of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, Orlando Habet is presiding over
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United Nations agencies unite under one roof in Belize capital

The United Nations’ agencies in Belize will now be operating under one roof, after its
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Former PM of St.Lucia offers words of admiration for Opposition

Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow, is expected to return home today following a visit
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Ruth Shoman is BNTU’s elected president

Ruth Shoman, an educator and activist has been dubbed President-elect for the Belize National Teachers
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Shyne says the solution to price gouging is simple

Price Gouging – it is a practice by some retailers to raise the prices of
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Shyne warns government of possible isolation from CARICOM

Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow, in his press conference earlier today, also spoke on the visa
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Opposition scolds pm for inappropriate word choice

And, to end this segment we bring you the response from the opposition leader to
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Shyne speaks on passport prices

Turning now to the fees of the new e-passports, Opposition Leader Barrow says he does
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Cabinet brief

The Government of Belize has issued its latest Cabinet Brief. The release notes that Cabinet
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Ministry warns of works on the Haulover bridge

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development & Housing asks drivers to be cautious on the Philip
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UNDP officials meet with Prime Minister Briceno

Prime Minister John Briceno met this week with the UNDP’s Regional Director for the Bureau
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PM Briceno says the LOO is suffering from ADHD

Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow, has denounced the decision by the Briceno Administration to
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PM weighs in on BNTU Elections

With a new president being elected, the current leader, Senator Elena Smith will be making
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Minister Rodwell Ferguson gives update on Maroni Leal situation

Chief Executive Officer, Marconi Leal Junior for the Ministry of Transport remains on vacation leave
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ADO and Fuente Del Norte to resume runs in Belize

The Government of Belize has announced the return of the Mexican ADO bus and Guatemala’s
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Media questions Prime Minister on local bus lines’ access to

And while ADO and Fuente del Norte will be doing runs from Belize City, the
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Transport Minister Provides Update on Bus Upgrades in Belize

Keeping with issues of transportation, Minister of Transport gave Love News an update on how
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Infrastructure Upgrade in San Estevan Village Improves Driving Experience

Driving through the main road of San Estevan Village, Orange Walk is now much smoother
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Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation Unveils Upgrades at

Today, the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation unveiled major upgrades undertaken at the
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What does Lev Dermen’s conviction mean for John Saldivar?

Lev Dermen … he was found guilty after a seven-week trial of conspiracy to commit
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