Government & Politics

Constitution and Foreign Affairs Committee Discusses Criminal Justice Bills in

The Constitution and Foreign Affairs Committee met this afternoon in Belmopan to discuss three Bills,
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Briceno Administration Allocates $5M for Low-Income Housing

The Briceno Administration is allocating five million dollars for low-income homes and housing repairs; but
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NEMO Partners with US Task Force for Hurricane Preparedness Training

With hurricane season fast approaching, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) partnered with the United
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Health Minister Ensures KHMH CT Scan Machine Functionality

Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, paid a visit to the Karl Heusner Memorial
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UK Parliamentary Delegation Discusses Key Issues with Belize Officials

Four members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association are in Belize to meet with members of
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Tensions between PBL and Stevedores Cooled Down

Tensions were high today at the Port of Belize Limited as the Christian Workers Union
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Newly Elected Mayor of Belmopan Begins Work at City Hall

Mayor Pablo Cawich was duly elected to office last Wednesday.  By Friday, Cawich began his
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Belmopan Comprehensive School Students Benefit from Free Education Initiative

Students from Belmopan Comprehensive School are the first to receive free education in the capital
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Interim Appointment at Belize City Hall Following Administrator’s Tragic Death

In the wake of the death of the Belize City Administrator, the City Council’s Director
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Port of Belize Standstill: Stevedores Refuse Work Amid Redundancy Payment

Tonight, the Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited are at odds once
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Haiti PM Resigns Amid Gang Pressure: CARICOM Announces Transitional Government

Gangs in Haiti have forced the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign. Henry’s
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Prime Minister Addresses Rising Employment Concerns in Budget Reading

Prime Minister John Briceno has acknowledged the rising issue of employment in the country.  Recently,
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Prime Minister Briceno Unveils Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Budget

Prime Minister John Briceno has presented the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2024/2025.  The
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House Meeting Post-Election: Quiet Opposition, Boastful Government

Today’s House Meeting lasted for about three hours, and surprisingly, there wasn’t much fireworks.  The
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Punta Gorda Mayor-Elect Charles ‘Obeah’ Galvez Addresses Recount Issue

Following today’s House Meeting, we met up with the Mayor-Elect for Punta Gorda, Charles ‘Obeah’
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High Court Strikes Down Government’s Sugar Industry Regulations, Deemed Unconstitutional

Attorney for Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) senior council Godfrey Smith says that the Government of
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Municipal Councils Begin Swearing in Across Belize

The swearing-in of the recently elected municipal councils has already begun.  Out west this afternoon,
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House Speaker Valerie Woods Commemorates International Women’s Day in House

Speaker of the House, Valerie Woods opened today’s House Meeting with a personal message on
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Belize Secures $50 Million Grant for Sugar Industry Enhancement from

Belize was selected among eleven countries for a fifty-million-dollar grant from the Green Climate Fund
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Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Pressures Government Over Unfulfilled Promises

While the Briceno administration is looking to invest heavily in the sugar industry in the
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Belize Receives $250 Million Grant for Education and Energy Sectors

There is another grant that Belize is benefiting from, this time, through the Millennium Challenge
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Christian Workers Union Accuses Government of Being Sinister in Negotiations

The Christian Workers Union (CWU) says the Government of Belize is being sinister in its
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Teachers’ Union Demands Retraction from Government Officials Over World Bank

The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) is demanding a retraction of statements made last week
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UDP Leaders Unite Ahead of Municipal Elections

The United Democratic Party’s former and current leaders have joined forces ahead of the municipal
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BDF Negotiations with Airmen’s Families at Standstill Over Compensation

The Belize Defence Force says that it stands ready to resolve the issue of compensation
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Employers Reminded of Election Day Regulations

Belizeans head to the polls tomorrow for the 2024 municipal elections, and the Elections and
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Police Commissioner Assures Readiness for Maintaining Law and Order on

Police Commissioner Chester Williams has assured the media that the police officers are ready to
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Former Belmopan Councilor Speaks Out on her time in office

While there are several politicians in the People’s United Party hoping for re-election, one PUP
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UDP Councilor Candidate Leslie Zelaya Highlights Business Development Initiatives

On the road to the municipal elections, we’ve featured stories on several candidates vying for
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Mayor Wagner Launches Manifesto Ahead of Municipal Election

Bernard Wagner, Belize City’s two-time Mayor, was in the Lake Independence area this morning for
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PM Briceno Supports Municipal Slates Ahead of Wednesday Elections

Prime Minister John Briceno has been making his rounds across the country, lending support to
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Commerce Bight Pier Transformation Planned: Shift Towards Tourism

The Commerce Bight Pier once provided for many families in the south, but in 2020,
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PM Briceno Updates Stevedores Situation: Agreement Hoped for Soon

Prime Minister Briceno also gave an update on the situation with the Christian Workers Union
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Mural Defaced in San Ignacio: Clean-Up Efforts Underway

The political temperature in the twin towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena in the Cayo District
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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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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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