Government & Politics

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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Governor General Receives Credentials from Three New Ambassadors

In related news, today, the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Froyla Tzalam received letters of credence from
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Elvia Vega-Samos Faces Challenge Ahead of General Elections

Elvia Vega-Samos is the only PUP Standard Bearer who will go to a convention prior
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PUP Endorses Newcomers in 30 Divisions, Seeks Candidate for Collet

For the remaining 30 divisions, the PUP will be endorsing all candidates including the newcomers,
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Allan Pollard’s Political Aspirations Setback After Rejection

One candidate’s position that stands out is Allan Pollard.  Pollard was hoping to elevate to
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San Estevan Road Officially Reopened After Long-Awaited Upgrades

Today, the Government of Belize held an official opening ceremony for the recently upgraded San
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Media Industry Concerned Over Potentially Restrictive Legislative Amendment

Concerns have heightened among media practitioners after Cabinet gave its approval for a legislative amendment
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Wildfire Crisis in Southern Belize Eases as Rains Arrive

The wildfire crisis in southern Belize has finally begun to subside. After weeks of battling
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Environmentalists Urge Ban on Slash-and-Burn Amid Wildfire Crisis

Several environmentalists and farmers from southern Belize have called for the government to ban the
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NEMO distributing relief to families affected by wildfires

The start of the rainy season was welcome news to residents in the Cayo and
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Prime Minister Clarifies Miscommunication on Wildfire Relief Fund

As a clarification to the dollar figures mentioned in the last House Meeting, Prime Minister
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Indian Creek Community Takes Government to Court Over Alcalde Removal

Members of the Indian Creek community in southern Belize are challenging the government in court
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MSME Roadshow Kicks Off in Orange Walk to Empower Entrepreneurs

The second annual MSME Roadshow was officially opened today in Orange Walk Town.  The event
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PUP National Executive Decides General Election Candidates

Today, the People United Party’s National Executive met to determine who will represent the party
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Belize City Council Announces New Director of Communications

The Belize City Council has announced the elevation of Erin Miller to the post of
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Government Sets July 17 for Toledo East Bi-Elections Following Honorable

The election of a new Area Representative for Toledo East is imminent since the passing
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Government and Unions Sign Delayed Collective Bargaining Agreement at House

Prime Minister John Briceno made an appearance today at the House of Culture as the
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Details Emerge in Doris Grant’s Multi-Million-Dollar Land Fraud Scheme in

Tonight, more details about alleged fraudster Doris Grant’s multi-million-dollar land scheme are emerging. As we’ve
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Police Link Recent Murders to Intricate Land Fraud Schemes; Investigations

As we’ve reported, in recent months, the police have begun to uncover intricate land schemes,
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Government Reclaims Over 2,000 Acres of Land for Belizean People

The Briceno Administration has returned over two thousand acres of land in the south to
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Prime Minister Briceno Hopeful of Cooperation from BSI/ASR for Sugar

Prime Minister John Briceno weighed in today on the work of the Commission of Inquiry
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Erin Miller Appointed Director of Communications and Marketing for Belize

The Belize City Council has announced the elevation of Erin Miller to the post of
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Belize Observes World Day Against Child Labor with Renewed Commitment

Today is World Day against Child Labor, and the government of Belize is joining other
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Commission of Inquiry Meets with Minister Mai, Visits BSI/ASR Factory

The Commission of Inquiry that has been mandated to look into the sugar industry had
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BPM Challenges Government’s Draft Representation of the People Bill

The Belize PEACE Movement (BPM) is keeping up the pressure in its fight against the
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Belize Peace Movement Continues to Oppose Representation of the Peoples

The Belize Peace Movement continues its rejection of the Representation of the Peoples Bill.  The
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PUP Corrects Voter Turnout Figures from Toledo East Convention

Last night, the numbers from the PUP’s convention in Toledo East were impressive. However, the
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Officials Assess Fire Damage in the South; Press Conference Highlights

As we await the rain, officials have been conducting regular assessments in the fire-affected areas,
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Health Officials Prepare for Water Contamination Risks Post-Wildfires

As the fires slowly subside and as the high temperatures are expected to be eased
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Emergency Preparedness in Question Amid Fire Response Shortcomings

Today’s press conference with the emergency players highlighted the level of preparedness that was displayed
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PUP Outlines Polling and Counting Procedures for Upcoming Toledo East

The People’s United Party has finalized its execution plans for the Toledo East Convention slated
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Minister of Agriculture Recognizes Lack of Communication on Bread Price

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Jose Mai, has accepted his ministry’s shortcomings in
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Guatemala seeks Belize’s help to establish Citrus Industry

The Government of Belize continues to take steps toward revitalizing the country’s once-flourishing citrus industry.
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Belize Delegation Strengthens Ties with El Salvador Amid Controversial Second

Foreign Affairs Minister, Francis Fonseca, has been busy in recent weeks as he expresses Belize’s
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Belize Congratulates Mexico’s First Female President-Elect, Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum

Another celebration that Belize will be joining in is the imminent inauguration of Mexico’s President-elect,
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Belize Extends Congratulations to India’s Re-elected President Narendra Modi

Belize has also issued a congratulatory message to the recently elected President for India.  President
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CEO Osmond Martinez Resigns from Ministry of Economic Development; Carlos

Chief Executive Officer Osmond Martinez had taken leave from the Ministry of Economic Development on
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Benque Marching Band Faces Court Battle Over Noise Pollution Claims

Bandfest 2024 is a few weeks away and as bands perfect their performance for the
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Joint Unions Demand Government Commitment to Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Joint Unions, better known as JUNT, are upset with the Government, alleging that it
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Belize Peace Movement Criticizes Opposition’s Redistricting Stance as Inadequate

The Belize Peace Movement (BPM) has doubled down on labeling the opposition’s stance on the
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People’s National Party Praises Shyne Barrow’s Support for Redistricting Efforts

While the Belize Peace Movement has labelled the opposition leader’s support for redistricting as weak,
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APAMO Calls for Moratorium on Slash-and-Burn Farming to Protect Ecosystems

The Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO) is calling for a moratorium on the burning of
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Belize Gears Up for COP29, Aims to Secure Greater Climate

Belize is preparing for the 2024 United Nations Climate Change Conference commonly known as COP29.
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Devastating Wildfires in Toledo Affect Hundreds of Farmers Amid Ongoing

Come Thursday, most of the south will begin seeing some rains right through to the
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Hemp Industry Revival: Government Allocates Budget and Holds Key Committee

Indications are that the government portfolio for new growth industries is being resuscitated as a
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Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow Refutes Claims of Redistricting Opposition

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has rebutted the remarks made yesterday by Robert
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Opposition Leader Addresses Errors in Definitive Agreement Testimony

The redistricting issue was one of several matters addressed today by the opposition leader. Another
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Belize City Council Fills Vacancies to Boost Revenue and Programs

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner, and his human resources department have spent the past few
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University of Belize to Develop Public Financial Management Training for

The government has contracted the University of Belize to develop a comprehensive public financial management
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David Gegg Declares Errors in Senate Testimony on Portico Agreement

In a curious turn of events surrounding Portico’s Definitive Agreement Businessman David Gegg has declared
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Belize Peace Movement Threatens Legal Action Over Redistricting Delays

Tonight, the Belize Peace Movement (BPM) is sending a strong message to the Briceno Administration. 
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Sugar Industry Inquiry Finally Begins After Months of Delays

After months of delay, the Sugar Industry Commission of Inquiry has met to begin the
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Bread Prices Surge by 35 Cents, Sparking Public Outcry

Bread prices went up by thirty five cents on Saturday, June 1.  It is an
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PM Briceño Meets El Salvador’s Bukele to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Prime Minister John Briceño met with the President of the Republic of El Salvador Nayib
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Rodwell Ferguson Endorsed Again as PUP Candidate for Stann Creek

Rodwell Ferguson was endorsed this weekend as the standard bearer for the People’s United Party
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Belize PM Invites Mexico’s First Woman President-Elect to Strengthened Ties

Prime Minister John Briceno has extended an invitation to Mexico’s President-Elect, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo.  The
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GOB pledges one million to immediate assist fire victims

Tonight, residents across the Toledo District continue to battle the devastating wildfires that have already
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Minister Perez Highlights Extensive Damage from Wildfires in House Address

Minister Andre Perez, under his recently acquired portfolio of Disaster Risk Management, rose in the
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Wildfires Persist as Hurricane Season Approaches, Lightning Storms Add to

Amid the imminent hurricane season and the projected major storms, the wildfires rage on and
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Minister Chebat speaks on the country’s energy crisis

Public Utilities Minister, Michel Chebat, rose in the house meeting this morning highlighting the record
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Redistricting Bill finally makes it to the HOR

The People’s Representation Bill 2024 was also presented in the House today, related to the
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GOB tables Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

Minister of Human Development and Families, Dolores Balderamos Garcia rose this morning to present the
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Former Minister Contreras Fails to Appear Before Senate Committee, Hearing

Former Minister Erwin Contreras failed to appear before the Special Senate Committee yesterday resulting in
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Opposition Leader Accused of Politicizing Wildfire Crisis During House Meeting

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, was accused of grandstanding today in the House
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Man Fatally Shot on Cemetery Road in Belmopan

And, finally from today’s house meeting, the Southern Deep Port Development Facility Bill 2024 was
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Parliament to Debate Southern Deep Port Development Bill

Parliamentarians will convene for a House Meeting tomorrow where several crucial Bills will be tabled. 
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Redistricting Report to Be Tabled Amid Ongoing Controversy

Another Bill coming up tomorrow is the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2024 which
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Isla Bonita’s Rapid Development Sparks Environmental Concerns

Is development on La Isla Bonita being sustainably managed? That’s the question many environmentalists are
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PUP Finalizes Standard Bearer Vetting Process

The People’s United Party has wrapped up its vetting process for aspiring standard bearers. Today,
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Three City Councilors Aim for PUP Candidacy in General Elections

As the 2025 general elections draws near, the political lines are being drawn.  While the
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Dr. Louis Zabaneh Faces Challenger in Dangriga

Moving down south in politics, there is a challenger for Dr Louis Zabaneh in the
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UDP Alleges Government Complicity in Sugar Smuggling

The United Democratic Party is accusing the government of facilitating the smuggling of sugar out
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CEMO Workshop Aims to Improve Emergency Communication

The Belize City Council, under the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) is hosting a communication
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Carrot Oversupply Causes Price Dip, Frustrates Farmers

Tonight, there is an abundance of carrots across the country which has led to a
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Community Action Highlighted As Important Tool For Fighting Wildfires

And while flames in the Mountain Pine Ridge have been brought under control, wildfires continue
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Belize’s Blue Bond Success Shared with Developing Nations

The success of the Belize Blue Bond was shared this week with other developing countries
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Minister Orlando Habet echoes UN General Secretary’s call for financial

As Belize shines in its performance under the Blue Bond initiative, the country is strapped
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Health Minister Bernard Attends World Health Assembly in Geneva

Minister of Health and Wellness Kevin Bernard is in Geneva, Switzerland attending the seventy-seventh World
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