Government & Politics

St. Mary’s Primary School to receive a new building

 The Ministry of Education is working with the Social Investment Fund (SIF) to provide St.
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Albert Area Rep. Tracy Panton speaks on John Saldivar’s resurgence

In our extended interview with the Albert Area Representative, Tracy Taegar-Panton, this week, she discussed
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Minister Fonseca says he has never seen the opposition at

“I have never seen the opposition at such a low point”: that’s what Minister of
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Freetown Area Rep says he is unfazed by his incoming

The current area representative for the Freetown constituency, Francis Fonseca, says he is unfazed by
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The UDP comes with clean hands to help address crime,

The United Democratic Party says it wants to be engaged in efforts for Belize to
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Agriculture Minister Mai receives pro-temp presidency of SICA’s agriculture arm

Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise Jose Abelardo Mai yesterday with the Council of
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Belize’s ITVET sector needs significant investment says Education Minister

Minister of Education Francis Fonseca says that the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET)
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Belize has a new STEAM Academy

 In September, the Ministry of Education will open the doors to the Itz’at STEAM Academy.
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Ministry of Agriculture and FAO hold validation workshop to discuss

A stakeholder validation workshop was held yesterday in Belmopan by the Ministry of Agriculture Food
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Dangriga’s Commerce Street gets a facelift

The municipal authorities in Dangriga Town say they are taking their street upgrading campaign very
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Was there a “definitive” Portico Agreement? Former Minister Panton says

Is there a definitive agreement or not? That’s the question that we asked former Minister
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Former Minister Tracy Panton discusses investments in bus industry

Speaking of investments, in our interview with former Minister of State, Tracy Taegar-Panton, we asked
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Is the UDP inserting itself in the bus drama for

At Monday’s press conference by the Belize Bus Association, Philip Willoughby, a former UDP city
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Albert Area Rep calls on GOB to address critical cost

 The Statistical Institute of Belize reports that for the month of January 2023, the consumer
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External trade stats indicate increases in imports and domestic imports

The Statistical Institute of Belize reports that both imports and domestic exports were on the
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Road works commence on the Philip Goldson Highway

 For the next six months, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) will be
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Belize Network of NGOs says Belize can ratify the Escazú

Ratify the Escazú Agreement now! That’s what the Belize Network of NGOs says the Government
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Chairman of Transport Board place on Probabation

And while Transport Minister Rodwell Ferguson can breathe a sigh of relief, bus operators are
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Health Minister Explains why KHMHA Board Chairman was Removed

Three prospective candidates have been identified as a replacement for Dr. Andre Sosa who was
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Minister Bernard says it was not personal

Following the announcement that Minister Bernard had decided to replace Dr Andre Sosa as Board
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Three Candidates Identified to Replace Dr Andre Sosa

 As we mentioned, Arun Hotchandani is the interim chairman of the KHMHA. We asked Minister
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Minister of Health and Wellness responds to KHMH’s concerns

 The KHMHA Workers’ Union announced last week that they’ve suspended their industrial action. That decision
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Same hospital laundry tender presented in six months…what’s up with

In September 2022, The Ministry of Health and Wellness announced that it is looking for
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Belize calls upon the IDB to advance progressive agenda to

A progressive, modern agenda: that the cadence of what Prime Minister of Belize, John Briceño’s
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DOE Assesses the Water Contamination Situation in Alta Vista Village

 For several months, the residents of Alta Vista Village, Stann Creek have been experiencing challenges
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DOE Looking to Move Forward in Full Force to Implement

At the beginning of last year, the Department of the Environment (DOE) announced the nationwide
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DOE Commences Data Collection Process for New and Improved GEO

The Department of the Environment held an inception meeting for the Global Environment Outlook (GEO)
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Taiwan Ambassador David Kuan-Chou Chien says 再见 to Belize

He has been Taiwan’s ambassador to Belize for two years and now, Ambassador David Kuan-Chou
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Labour Ministry discusses child labour in communities across Belize

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) defines child labour as work, which deprives children of their
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ComPol Reacts to Judgment Against BPD

Earlier in the month, we reported on the judgment handed down by the High Court
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PM Briceño to present budget in March

Prime Minister John Briceño, who is also the Minister of Finance, Economic Development, and Investment,
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PM Briceño addresses IDB Board of Governors in San Pedro

Belize has hosted the 36th annual meeting of the Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank.
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World Bank VP Visits Vulnerable Communities in Belize City

Yesterday we told you about the visit of officials from the World Bank to vulnerable
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The Importance of the National Health Insurance Program

In early 2022, the Briceno Administration announced plans to expand the National Health Insurance (NHI)
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“NCD SYMPOSIUM 2023: Rethinking Priorities Post-COVID”.

Earlier this month, medical professionals in the country attended the Sixth National Health Insurance Symposium,
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FIU holds workshop with stakeholders including Law Enforcement

An awareness workshop was held yesterday at the UB President’s Conference Room in Belmopan.  This
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Belize Bus Assoc. wants the Transport Board Chair gone in

Challenges remain in the public transportation industry and this morning, representatives of the Belize Bus
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BBA heaps criticism on Transport Board about Ritchie’s Bus

During their 90-minute press conference this morning, the Belize Bus Association also called out the
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‘We are not afraid of competition’ but BBA says Floralia

The members of the Belize Bus Association have reiterated their stance this morning that they
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Dangriga Nurses Want More Pay and Better Benefits

A group of nurses at Southern Regional Hospital in Dangriga Town, Stann Creek staged a
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IMF Conclude 2023 Article IV Mission In Belize

The recent Belize Staff Concluding Statement of the 2023 Article IV Mission by the International
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Building Resilience to Climate Change Is Imperative for Belize’s Future

The IMF’s statement also emphasized the urgent need for Belize to address the growing threat
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Belize’s Macroeconomy Improves; Microeconomy Still Rebounding

The IMF report projects moderate inflation for Belize in 2023. The report notes that inflation
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World Bank reps visit several Belize City communities

Staff members of the World Bank visited vulnerable communities in Belize City. Security Specialist for
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How far are with UNCAC Implementation? Public Service CEO explains

The Government of Belize has yet to fully implement UNCAC- the United Nations Convention Against
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Three GOB Departments participated in a survey

Meanwhile, CEO Zetina says that a survey of three government departments was conducted. He says
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Human Development Minister and U.S. Ambassador participate in start of

Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, U.S. Ambassador Michelle Kwan, and Chief Magistrate, Sharon Frazer
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KHMHA Workers suspend industrial action, calls for MOWH to reconsider

The problems in the health sector persist, but for now, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital
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Dangriga Area Dr. Zab tackles unemployment

Dangriga and the Stann Creek District by extension have the highest unemployment rate. Area Representative
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Police and PG Community continue to collaborate

Police in Punta Gorda and the alcaldes of the villages in the Toledo District are
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Health Minister Replaces KHMHA Chairman

Love News has confirmed that the Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, has decided
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KHMHA Workers Union Call off Industrial Action

And talking about the KHMHA Worker’s Union…members voted to end its industrial action. This important
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IMF Impressed with Belize’s Reduction of Public Debt

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently met with the Government of Belize to discuss the
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Cattle Export to Decline in 2023, But It’s Not as

The export of cattle from Belize to Mexico is looking to slow down this year.
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Assistance in On the Way for Banana Growers

The price of bananas in Belize is looking to see a slight increase. According to
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Ministry of Transport outlines standards for transport buses

The Ministry of Transport yesterday has also announced new standards for buses. The Ministry’s statement
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Ritchie’s Bus attorney reacts to being “boxed” out of the

Yesterday, we told you that the day after Ritchie’s Bus Service’s road service permit expired,
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Is Floralia becoming the new bus monopoly?

Just in the past few days, southern-based operator, Floralia has begun to offer new services
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The Nago Bank Road is Complete… What’s Next?

The Nago Bank Road Enhancement Project was completed and now contributed to a better transportation
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KHMHA CEO Apologizes

CEO of the KHMHA, Chandra Nisbet-Cansino is tonight apologizing for comments made earlier this week.
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KHMHA Workers Union says Hospital’s Management Engaging in Union Busting

And, while CEO Chandra Nisbet-Cansino is apologizing, the president of the KHMHA Workers Union Andrew
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KHMHA CEO Says Union Members Will Not Be “Anecdote:

Responding to the KHMHA Workers Union’s claims is KHMHA CEO, Chandra Nisbet-Cansino. She clarified today
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Warning Letters Were Given to KHMH Workers… After They Were

As we told you, members of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Workers Union were issued
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Ministry of Health Is Prepared If KHMH Tensions Lead to

The workers clarified that amid all this tension among the healthcare professionals, the patients at
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Medication Tendering Process to Undergo Reform to Reduce Shortages

Medical professionals at the KHMH continue to experience a critical shortage of essential medication. According
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KHMH to get new CT Scan

In related news, the Ministry of Health in Belize has procured a new CT scan
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PSU meets in Cayo, possible industrial action high on the

Members of the Public Service Union (PSU) in Cayo today met at Hode’s Place in
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Floralia discusses Finance Ministry waiver

 It is been the unmovable position of Floralia’s competitors that the company was unfairly inserted
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Floralia’s new service to the capital; Competitor says it was

Floralia also started a new express service from Belize City to Belmopan this week. The
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The Love Foundation and its partners are working to stomp

The Accountability Lab, the Love Foundation, and the Ministry of Public Service are working together
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Costs of vital medicines have seen increases, says Minister of

Everywhere the prices of basic food items, goods, and services have increased in the last
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Jordan Village now under official Alcalde jurisdiction

Jordan Village in the Toledo District is now under the jurisdiction of a newly appointed
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KHMHA Workers Union Takes Industrial Action

 The KHMHA Workers Union say industrial actions against the hospital’s management will continue tomorrow. This
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KHMH CEO Responds to Union’s Concerns

 This evening Love News returned to the KHMH to speak with the CEO, Chandra Nisbet-Cansino.
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Public Officers Called In Sick Today

Public Officers in various government offices countrywide called in sick today. Some offices in Belize
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GOB Engages with JUNT in Four-Hour Long Meeting; No Agreement

The Joint Union Negotiating Team (JUNT) held a robust four-hour-long meeting today with Government officials.
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GOB Says JUNT Meeting Was Cordial and Productive

This meeting signifies a small step in the right direction for the unions in receiving
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PSU President Says GOB Needs to Make Advancement with the

The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) continues to express frustration at the government’s approach to
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PSU President continues to rail against the PM’s increase in

The Public Service Union continues to rail against what they say is the high price
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FIU and the police to charge two person for recent

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the Belize Police Department are zeroing in on two
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MOW, KHMH and KHMH Worker’s Union meet to hammer out

A meeting between Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard and representatives of the Karl
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Was John Saldivar investigated by the FIU?

 Was John Saldivar investigated by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) after he was accused by
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The producers of Mine Beer continue to be investigated by

The Financial Intelligence Unit says that its investigation into the Caribbean International Brewing Company (CIBL),
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Heads of CARICOM to meet in The Bahamas

Prime Minister John Briceno departed the country on Monday enroute to Nassau, Bahamas, where he
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GOB Get Recommendations on the Implementation of the Pension Reform

The Government of Belize is preparing to meet with members of the Joint Union Negotiating
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IMF Indications Point Toward Better Financial Year for 2023

Inflation has been on an upward trajectory for the better part of last year, and
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Central Bank Still Tackling the PetroCaribe Audit

The Government of Belize continues to negotiate with Venezuela to restructure the current Petrocaribe debt.
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Belize Cracks Down on AML/CBT Laws

Belize is gearing up for the upcoming Caribbean Financial Task Force Peer Review. This mutual
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The NAMLC holds its first Anti-money Laundering and Combatting the

The Government of Belize is working with the public and private sectors to crack down
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MOHW Says Covid Numbers Remain Stable

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) continues to monitor the Covid-19 stats. The recent
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Finance Minister of State Says MSME Industry is Booming

The past three years saw a surge in unemployment due to financial constraints that caused
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Minister Christopher Coye Explains Importance of Literacy

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Christopher Coye, also spoke about the importance
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Third Round of Curriculum Consultations Concludes

The Ministry of Education concluded its third round of consultations held with stakeholders across the
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Cuban President Makes Historic Visit to Belize

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez made a historic state visit to Belize on Sunday. He
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PM John Briceno signed two MOU with Cuban President

During the Special Sitting of the House of Representatives, President Díaz-Canel spoke of deeper bilateral
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Cuba Has Assisted Belize’s Education and Agricultural Sectors

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Technology, Dr. Louis Zabaneh,
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UDP Area Rep Tracy Taegar Panton Supports Cuban President’s Visit

Area Representative for Albert, Tracy Taegar-Panton, was also in attendance, showing her support on behalf
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Police Minister Comments on Majid Khan’s Resettlement in Belize

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Majid Khan, was recently photographed resettling in Belize. The forty-two-year-old spent
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MOE Official Investigating Sexual Misconduct Case in Belize City High

The Ministry of Education is looking to delve deeper into the investigation surrounding a case
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