Government & Politics

Opposition Senator Raises Alarm Over Summary Jurisdiction and Criminal Code

The first Senate meeting was called to order today despite a pushback from the opposition. 
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Landmark Court Victory Leads to Amendment of Families and Children’s

It was five months ago when the well-known retired businessman, Steve Schulte was victorious in
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Minister Dolores Balderamos – Garcia weighs in on Indian Creek

Since the start of the week, we’ve been following the situation in Indian Creek Village
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Belize Pushes for Regional Economic Integration in Talks with IDB

Minister of State, Christopher Coye, recently returned from Guatemala where he led a delegation to
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Meeting with Guatemalan Officials Promises Economic Boost

A Belize delegation to Guatemala has met with the Minister of Public Finance where several
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Government Moves to Create National Biometric Strategy and Action Plan

The government is pushing to set in place legislative guidelines that will dictate the use
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Belize Continues Push for Schengen Visa Waiver in EU Talks

New Minister of Foreign affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Francis Fonseca says the aim to
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Leader of the Opposition Honored in South Carolina, Receives Recognition

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, is in the United States tonight after attending
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Dispute Over Alcalde Appointment Sparks Tensions in Indian Creek Village

Tensions remain high in Indian Creek Village in the Toledo district over the appointment of
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Government Working on Developing a National Identification System for Citizen

The Government of Belize is looking to conclude its research and consultation phase to develop
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Salvadorans in Belize Cast Votes in Historic Presidential Election

Salvadorans from across Belize got a chance to vote in their country’s presidential election. The
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Ministry of Education Declares No-School Day for Municipal Elections

The Ministry of Education has officially announced that Wednesday, March 6 will be a no-school
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Belize City Council and Ministry Partner to Refurbish Cemetery Road

After a slight miscommunication, the Belize City Council and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and
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Ministry of Health hosts Health Expo in Belize City

The plan to control the sugar intake of students in primary and secondary school is
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Health Minister Responds to Backlash Over X-Ray Machine Approval: Clarifies

The Minister of Health has responded to criticisms surrounding the Cabinet’s publication of its approval
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San Ignacio Mayor Under Fire for Alleged Overreach

San Ignacio/Santa Elena Mayor, Earl Trapp reportedly overstepped his authority when he gave permission for
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Indian Creek Village Residents to Protest Against Former Alcalde: Dispute

Residents of Indian Creek Village in the Toledo District are planning a protest this evening
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Chan Pine Ridge Community Divided Over Land Subdivision Proposal

Villagers in Chan Pine Ridge, Orange Walk District, are divided over plans to subdivide the
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Belize Tourism Board Revises Master Plan in Response to Pandemic:

The Belize Tourism Board is has revised its tourism master plan for the country.  The
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Orange Walk East Representative Partners with Ministry for Land Distribution

The Area Representative of Orange Walk East is working with the Ministry of Natural Resources
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Political Endorsement Sparks Questions in Belize City Mayoral Race: Mayor

Municipal elections are one month away, and both political parties are ramping up their campaign
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Belize City Mayor Addresses Collective Bargaining Agreement Delays: Hopes to

The current municipal campaign is only one of several projects that is occupying the Mayor’s
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Ministry of Health Prepares Expo on Sugary Drink Ban

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is preparing to hold a health and nutrition expo
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Pomona Village Opens Digital Connect Center: Free Internet and Computer

Residents of Pomona Village, Stann Creek can now access internet and computer services free of
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Belize Announces Plans for Human Rights Institute in Collaboration with

Belize has announced its intentions to establish a Human Rights Institute.  The facility will collaborate
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Caribbean Shores Residents Become First-Time Landowners in Ministry Initiative

One hundred residents of the Caribbean Shores are now first-time landowners. The recipients were granted
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Education Reform Bill Advances Despite Concerns Over Resource Allocation

Reform in the education sector was a major topic of discussion at Friday’s meeting of
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People’s Constitution Commission Calls for Written Recommendations on Constitutional Reform

The People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) is calling on Belizeans to submit their recommendations for constitutional
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Completion Date Set for Phillip Goldson Highway Roundabout

The public can expect the roundabout on mile 3.5 on the Phillip Goldson Highway to
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Immigration Department Scandal Unveiled: Employee on Leave Amidst Fraud Probe

An employee at the Immigration Department is on a 30-day administrative leave, giving the government
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Senate Showdown: PM Confirms Meeting Despite Opposition Objections

Despite objections from the opposition, the Senate meeting scheduled for February 8 will proceed as
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House of Representatives Tackles Crucial Issues in First 2024 Sitting

The House of Representatives met in Belmopan this morning for the first sitting for 2024. 
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UDP Administration to blame for BDF Salary Issue says PM

Another issue was the recent adjustments to the salaries of soldiers of the Belize Defence
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PM Blames Magistrates’ Salary Issue on UDP Administration

Of recent, there were also queries regarding the salaries of magistrates, prosecutors and crown counsels. 
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Minister of Local Government Speaks on Stevedore Payment Issue

Also coming out of this morning’s house meeting was the issue of the stevedores, and
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Fiery Exchanges Mark Start of National Assembly Session

As has become the tradition, there were fireworks inside the National Assembly.  Actually, within the
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US Support Bolsters Belize’s National Security Strategy

Belize and the United States Government are working to improve citizen security by bolstering the
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Joint Public Accounts Committee Under Fire: Reports Stuck, Transparency at

Almost two months ago, Prime Minister John Briceno was summoned before the Joint Public Accounts
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Ministry’s Compliance Mission: 50 Establishments Ticketed, Inspections Continue

The Government, through its Supplies Control Unit (SCU) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security
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Annual March Fiesta in Limbo: Political Motives or Maintenance Issues?

Residents of Chan Pine Ridge Village, Orange Walk are up in arms over the uncertainty
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New Haulover Bridge Opens After Three Years of Construction

After more than three years of construction, the new Haulover Bridge saw a soft opening
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Refugee Department Confronts Misinformation Challenge on Social Media

Current figures on the refugee front indicates that the current number of refugees in Belize
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Belize-Trinidad Trade Talks: Agriculture in Focus

Belize’s agricultural products may soon be on their way to Trinidad and Tobago. Today, the
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Constitution Park in Belize City Gets Revamped, Officially Inaugurated

After months upgrade work the Constitution Park in Belize City was officially inaugurated today. The
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Belmopan Mayor calls out Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia

Mayor Sheran Palacio – she is a one-term mayor for Belmopan who has become known
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Minister Francis Fonseca reiterates needs for Maya Land Rights Issue

The issue surrounding Maya Customary Lands has been dragging out for years.  In some instances,
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Should Belize Support South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel? Foreign

Should Belize join South Africa’s genocide case brought against Israel at the International Court of
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Peace in the Middle East Meeting Held in Belize Amidst

While Belize’s measures against Israel have been commended by several nations and international groups, the
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Lack of Government Senator means there can be no Senate

Lead Senator for the UDP, Michael Peyrefitte, is vexed over the current Senate composition, and
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Education Minister Comments on Denial of Leave for Belmopan Mayoral

The Minister of Education has weighed in on the Teachers’ Services Commission’s decision to deny
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Belize and Trinidad and Tobago Seek to Strengthen Bilateral Trade

Belize and Trinidad and Tobago are working to strengthen bilateral trade relations by increasing access
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Belmopan Mayor Delivers Land Titles to Past Queen of the

Belmopan’s Mayor, Sheran Palacio, has delivered on a promise made back in 2018 to the
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Authorities Search for Individuals with Fake Israeli Passports at Belize’s

Authorities continue to search for four persons caught, reportedly, with fake Israeli passports at the
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Government Contemplates Change in Illicit Aircraft Sale Policy After Recent

The government may be moving away from the sale of illicit aircraft used in narco-trafficking. 
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Liquor License Applications Surge in Toledo District; Village Leaders Enforce

As many 133 applications for liquor licenses were received by the Liquor Licensing Board in
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Ministry of Health and Wellness Promotes Workplace Wellness Across Belize

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is promoting wellness in the workplace through a series
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Stench Plagues Pound Yard: Residents Demand Action as Odor Worsens

For some time now, an underground stench has been brewing, and has been affecting businesses,
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Municipal Election Countdown: Campaigns Heat Up as Nomination Day Nears

With only 36 days left for the upcoming municipal elections, the aspiring mayors and city
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UDP Mayoral Candidate Denied Leave From Teaching

UDP’s aspiring Mayor for Belmopan, Jackie Burns, is hopeful that the rejection from the Teachers’
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What’s the hold up with CITCO’s Meeting Minutes? We asked

During our discussion with Mayor Wagner, we got a change to ask him about the
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Belize Partners with Stanford University, IDB for Natural Resource Monetization

Belize is looking to monetize its natural resources.  This endeavor is coming about through a
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Former Leaders Urge Church Intervention in Israel Ceasefire Call

Five former government leaders are calling on the Evangelical Churches to join the call for
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Haulover Bridge Opening Imminent

Drivers will get to experience the new Haulover Bridge, starting Thursday, February 1.  While the
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Mayan Communities Demand Government Meeting Over Land Policy Rejection

Tonight, tensions in the south remain high as several Mayan communities are demanding a meeting
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Maya Leader’s Address Sparks Controversy at Santa Elena Meeting

Of all the addresses delivered on Saturday at the Santa Elena meeting, the remarks made
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Belize City Council Denies Allegations of Misconduct Amidst Grader Purchase

The Belize City Council is rejecting what it says are false narratives being pushed by
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Government Moves to Regulate Social Media “News” blogs

Social media blogs claiming to be legit and credible sources of news will soon be
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Belize Introduces Electric Buses in Bid to Modernize Transport Sector

After almost two years of launching its e-mobility pilot project, the government will place five
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Government Explores Campaign Financing Regulations Amidst Anti-Corruption Efforts

The Government is currently engaged in research surrounding campaign financing.  Love News understands that through
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Belize Receives over 4,000 Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines

While the Covid-19 is now regarded as just a flu, and the death cases have
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Ministry of Education Partners with University of Belize for Sports

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, has partnered with the University of Belize
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San Antonio Village Inaugurates Metered Water System After Years of

Yesterday, residents of San Antonio Village, Toledo gathered at their community center for the inauguration
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Justice of the Peace Association Holds Annual Meeting

The Justice of the Peace Association held its annual general meeting over the weekend, gathering
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Border Security Director Reveals Hundreds Granted Refuge

As authorities are on the lookout for the four persons traveling on fake Israeli passports,
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Mayan Villages Reject Government’s Land Policy, Minister weighs in on

Several Mayan villages in southern Belize have rejected the government’s draft land policy. The Maya
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Ministry of Education Completes Chromebook Distribution: Thousands of Devices Given

The final distribution of chrome books by the Ministry of Education Culture Science and Technology
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Justice of the Peace Annual General Meeting in Belize City:

If you’ve ever needed a document officiated, you’ll know the value of a Justice of
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Murder victim’s toddler placed in foster care

Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, has confirmed to the media that the 18-month
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Attempted Murder Trial Continues for Seaman Keyren Tzib: Defense to

Almost nine years later, and Seaman Keyren Tzib still has a court matter of attempted
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Local White Sugar Returns to Shelves: Government Addresses Scarcity and

Local white sugar is expected to return to the stores’ shelves today.  The announcement came
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Cabinet Agrees on Various Matters: Boost Program Continues, Tax Exemption

Cabinet met this past Monday where several matters were agreed upon.  The first is that
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Boost Program to Continue: Cabinet Pledges Close Monitoring of Beneficiaries

The government says its Boost Program is not going anywhere, but it will closely vet
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Dangriga Firefighters Get Upgrade: New Facility Inaugurated for National Fire

Firefighters in the cultural capital, Dangriga Town, now have a new high-tech facility. Today, the
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BDF Soldiers up in arms over pay cut

Several Belize Defence Force Soldiers are up in arms over what they say is an
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Ministry of Defence Rejects Ration Cut Claims: Dietary Changes Aimed

The Ministry of Defence and Border Security is rejecting what it says was a false
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Rural Water Restoration Project Underway

The Ministry of Rural Transformation and Community Development is working to ensure rural communities have
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Groundbreaking for State-of-the-Art Childcare Center in Belmopan: SIF, Government, and

Today, the Social Investment Fund (SIF), the Government of Belize, and the Caribbean Development Bank
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Belmopan Mayoral Aspirant Denounces Political Mudslinging: Responds to Cheap Shots

The United Democratic Party’s Belmopan Mayoral Aspirant, Jacqueline Burns, says she’s staying away from the
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Ministry of Local Government Undertakes Nationwide Departmental Tour: Focus on

The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Transformation, Community Development, and Labor has embarked on a
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Gruesome Murder in Willow’s Bank: Investigation Underway After Woman Found

The reports of a woman’s murder, and her abandoned toddler surfaced at around eight o’clock
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Special Senate Inquiry postponed due to lack of quorum

The Special Senate Inquiry that was scheduled to take place today has been postponed to
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UDP Chairman says Public Should Stay Out of Police’s Rape

United Democratic Party Chairman, Michael Peyrefitte, says the public should stay out of the police’s
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San Pedro Town Council Reveals Financial Turnaround in Press Conference

Today, the San Pedro Town Council held a press conference to discuss its financial standing
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San Pedro Town Council Implements Secured Software for Efficient Financial

A major part of the council’s rebound was its overhaul of operating systems. The body
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San Pedro Town Council Establishes Fixed Asset Registry for Effective

And apart from making sure it accounts for every penny and dollar, the San Pedro
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Former Blue Economy Minister Andre Perez Unfazed by Cabinet Return

When will former Minister of the Blue Economy Andre Perez return to the Cabinet? He
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Opposition Party claims cops failing to keep crime at bay

The opposition believes that crime is out of control despite last year’s record-low number of
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