Government & Politics

SICA focusing on food security, climate change, and disaster risk

 Two critical challenges the Central American and Caribbean regions face are food security and climate
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Fin. Sec. concedes lack of human resources causes backlogs in

A lack of human resources causes backlogs in financial reporting… that’s according to Financial Secretary
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Minister Julius Espat Weighs in on JPAC Meeting

Minister Julius Espat sat in the first Joint Public Accounts Committee (JPAC) meeting yesterday. Today,
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Pomona Villagers Raise Concern of Land and Logging Issues

Tensions continue to rise in Stann Creek over land issues… this time in Pomona Village.
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Corozal Conservation Groups Raise Concern Over Mangrove Clearing

The Corozal Town Council in a press release yesterday announced that it passed a resolution
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Joint Public Accounts Committee holds first public meeting

The Joint Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives held its first public hearing
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GOB signs MOU to launch the seventh round of its

 The Government of Belize is hoping to craft data-driven policies aimed at improving the lives
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Ministry of Public Utilities announces the winner of its high

 The Ministry of Public Utilities and Energy has announced the winners of its short video
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Minister of Sport Back from World Anti-Doping Conference

Minister of Sports, Rodwell Ferguson, was in Jamaica last week attending this year’s World Anti-Doping
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Waterloo wants to settle with GOB over port project

The Waterloo Group wants to settle with the Government of Belize over the Port of
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Land tenure dispute erupts in Red Bank, Stann Creek

Problems are brewing in the village of Red Bank in Stann Creek. Love News has
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Minister Ferguson Says Red Bank Ruckus is a Political Ploy

Love News spoke with Stann Creek West Area Representative, Minister Rodwell Ferguson, to hear what
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Seine Bight Fire Victims Receive Help to Rebuild Home

And, in Seine Bight Village, eighteen people were left displaced after a major house fire
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Natural Resources Minister discusses dredging in Caye Caulker

 Residents of Caye Caulker sounded the alarm recently over reports that a water taxi company
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BDF at 45: BDF Day held over the weekend

The Belize Defence Force is marking 45 years of service to the country this month
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Paul Thompson to become CEO in the Ministry of Natural

Former PUP Senator and Albert standard bearer, Paul Thompson is the incoming Chief Executive Officer
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Challenges is Issuing Land Titles in Maya Communal Land Areas

And on the topic of land, we asked Area Representative for Toledo West Oscar Requena
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Minister of Rural Development Speaks on GOB’s Re-Delineation Exercise

Yesterday we told you about GOB’s Municipal Boundaries Re-Delineation Exercise that began in 2012. Well,
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High Expectations for New Labor Commissioner

We also asked Minister Requena for an update on the appointment of Rissela Dominguez-Patt as
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DPM Hyde on campaign finance reform: “We have to start

This week, we reported on efforts by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry to
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Belize continues to support Taiwan’s participation at the WHO level

The Government of Belize and the Ministry of Health & Wellness have today issued a statement of support to Taiwan
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Ministry of Sustainable Development Wants to Tackle Climate Change Crisis

The Government of Belize is looking to fortify its efforts to combat the adverse effects
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GOB Looking to Become More Innovative in the Energy Sector

Minister Orlando Habet also signalled that Belize will need to become more self-sufficient in the
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U.S. Ambassador Michelle Kwan visits Peini

 U.S. Ambassador Michelle Kwan has been having quite a busy first few weeks in Belize.
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PG Hospital gets new ambulances from the U.S. Government

Punta Gorda Hospital has received two new ambulances, thanks to the Government of the United
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PM John Briceno to Receive Sovereign Debt Restructuring of the

Prime Minister John Briceno is currently in New York City where he met with the
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ComPol Says the Continue to Monitor Haitians Moving Through Belize

The Belize Police Department (BPD) continues to monitor the movement of undocumented Haitian nationals into
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Police Await Further Information from Investigation Surrounding Asian Nationals

 The Belize Police Department is investigating the group of Asian nationals who entered Belize with
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National Forensic Science Service of Belize Gets Two New Labs

The National Forensic Science Service of Belize (NFSS) inaugurated two laboratory spaces geared at improving
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UNDP supports GOB’s Digital Inclusion Grant Programme

The Government of Belize has received ICT equipment from the United Nations Development Program to
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Civil Registry Grant Project to end the frustration at Vital

No one is immune to the stress that’s associated with going to the Vital Statistics
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The Ministry of Education launches its third round of curriculum

The Ministry of Education set up shop in Belize City today to meet with teachers
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The Ministry of Local Government responds to the San Jose

The Ministry of Local Government has responded to the San Jose Succotz’s Village Council and
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What’s up with weed? New Growth Industries Minister says Belize

 Marijuana remains an illegal substance in Belize, despite the decision to decriminalise small quantities of
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Ministry of Agriculture holds National Vegetable Stakeholder Meeting

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security held a national vegetable stakeholder meeting this morning
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Reports of Haitians ‘Detained’ Persist

Consistent reports to Love News suggest that Haitian Nationals who recently entered the country are
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The police are cracking down on human smuggling

Our newsroom has received reports that the police are manning the doors of the hotel
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Police Minister on Deported Chinese

 In our interview with Police Minister Kareem Musa, we also asked about the nine Chinese
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Police Minister “frowns” on former ACP Marco Vidal’s questioning a

 Former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Marco Vidal was captured on surveillance camera speaking to a
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A Savior of the Streets is lost

Tonight, people in all sectors of society are mourning the death of William Dawson, a
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What’s next for the Leadership Intervention Unit?

The sudden passing of William Dawson this morning has many people asking “what’s next for
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Home Affairs Minister Discusses the triple-tiered, multi-sectoral approach to tackling

Throughout the last two years, the Government – particularly its Ministry of Home Affairs and
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Social and Behaviour Change Campaign Launched

The National Women’s Commission launched the Social and Behaviour Change Campaign this morning. The strategy
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Minister Balderamos-Garcia Speaks on Hate Crime Legislation

Yesterday, we gave an update on King Street resident, Tanya Lopez. As we have been
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GCF Greenlights Grant to Enhance Climate Risk Management

The Green Climate Fund has approved a Project Preparation Facility  application for a project titled,
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Upgrades to the road leading to the CFZ are coming

About two weeks ago, we first reported that a much-needed upgrade to the road that
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Minister Chris Coye reps the Jewel at Voice of the

Earlier this month, Belize participated in the Voice of the South Summit, an event organised
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San Jose Succotz residents want GOB to back off their

There is a land dispute brewing in the Cayo District. Villagers of San Jose Succotz
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GOB Launches Strategic Plan to Create a Better Future for

The Government of Belize through the Ministry of Economic Development launched the Medium Term Development
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PM Departs Country for New York City

Prime Minister John Briceno left the country today en route to New York City. PM
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Will the KHMH Finally Get a New CT Scan?

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is looking to procure a CT Scan machine for
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MOHW Works On Improving Central Medical Stores

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is also planning on housing all medical supplies and
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CitCo Looks to Expand Parking Meter Project

The Belize City Council is looking to expand the Parking Meter Pilot project. The project
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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community donates to Belmopan City Council

The Belmopan City Council yesterday received a water filtration system. The donation comes courtesy frim
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Will Brad’s Gaming Group Limited Lose Lottery License to GOB?

Brads Gaming Group Limited (BGGL) continues to face uncertainty regarding the future of its license
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BGGL’s Attorney Says it was in GOB’s Plan to Revoke

We also spoke with Former Prime Minister, Senior Counsel Dean Barrow this afternoon, who says
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Ministry of Immigration Continues its Investigation into Asian Migrants

The Ministry of Immigration continues investigations into the influx of undocumented migrants into Belize. For
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PUP Northern Caucus Requests the launch of a Commission of

The People’s United Party Northern Caucus is requesting that a Commission of Inquiry be created
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Briceño Administration Plans Budget for New Fiscal Year

These coming weeks are crucial for the Briceño Administration to outline a budget for the
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Update on Ombudsman Post

We also asked the Prime Minister for an update on the Ombudsman. In December 2022,
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Belize City Bus Terminal to Undergo Restoration

 The Belize City Bus Terminal is undergoing major restoration to its infrastructure. The terminal was
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New Inspection Sites to Be Opened for Upgraded

Transport Minister, Rodwell Ferguson, is also moving forward steadily with the plan to upgrade and
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Lack of Bus Runs from Mexico and Guatemala Put a

Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson, also gave an update on the bus runs of ADO
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Alta Vista Villagers Get Access to Clean Running Water

The residents of Alta Vista Village, Stann Creek will soon have access to clean running
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Is it time for the PSWT to be dissolved

Tonight, the battle over whether to dissolve the Public Sector Worker’s Trust or keep it
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Minister of Health says COVID-19 numbers are decreasing

 COVID-19 cases continue to see a decrease in numbers, according to Minister of Health Kevin
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The US Embassy donates new building to the San Jose

The United States Government has also been working with the Government of Belize on areas
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U.S. Embassy Donates Medical Supplies to MOHW

The U.S. Embassy in Belize has also provided a donation of medical equipment, which will
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Belize’s Foreign Ministry receives hurricane relief from Lithuania and Panama

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration continues to engage with its bilateral
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Taiwan donates satellite equipment for fisheries safety to Belize

The Ministry of the Blue Economy has received satellite equipment and a tracking monitoring system,
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Belize Assume Presidency of SICA; Official Handing Over takes place

Belize is present at the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR) which ends on Sunday at
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Belize Heads Coordinación Educativa y Cultural Centroamericana (CECC)

And in related news, a ceremony this morning was held to facilitate to transfer of
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Minister Cervantes says his move was a strategic decision by

Minister of State, Ramon “Monchi” Cervantes, says that his move from the Ministry of Foreign
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Rissela Dominguez-Patt is New Labor Commissioner

The Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government announced today the appointment
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National Fire Service Gets Much Needed Assistance

This morning the Belmopan Fire Department received a donation of U.S.-funded supplies from the US
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Minister Habet says the National Fire Service has improved tremendously

The capabilities of the National Fire Service have improved tremendously under the Briceno Administration, according
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The Belmopan Fire Department has a new Dispatch Operations Center

The Belmopan Fire Department has been able to improve its response to fires. A crucial
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The National Fire Service is hoping to improve its fleet

The National Fire Service is working to improve its fleet of fire trucks. The trucks
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DYS and Vistro team up to create travel app for

Everyone knows the challenges of commuting daily. For students, it’s often a rat race, trying
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Sustainable Development Minister discusses ministry priorities during Cabinet retreat

Yesterday, we reported on Prime Minister John Briceño’s Cabinet retreat. He and his ministers paid
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An Update on PG Motorcycle Accident

Yesterday, we told you about the man who was injured in a motorcycle accident in
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MOECST continues to finalize its national curriculum reform framework

The Ministry of Education is finalising its national curriculum reform framework with final implementation to
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Marco Vidal Being Sought for Questioning

Police Commissioner Chester Williams confirmed this evening that former ACP Marco Vidal is being sought
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The BPP’s Leader wants the BPD to be overhauled

And the UDP is not the only political party weighing in on the allegations brought
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PM and Ministers participate in Cabinet retreat

In other news, Prime Minister of Belize John Briceño and his Ministers participated in a
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The LOO says GOB’s multi-sectoral approach to crime is failing

One person criticising Cabinet’s retreat is UDP Leader, Moses Barrow. He says that it’s time
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First Day of the International Tourism Trade Fair Kicks Off

Spain’s International Tourism Fair (Fitur) began today in Madrid with huge expectations. The king and
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PG Residents Call on Town Council to Fix Bridge

Residents of Punta Gorda Town are asking local authorities to place caution signs near a
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Update on Curriculum Reform

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Dr Louis Zabaneh led a delegation of
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EJN Reps in Belize to Speak with Journalists

Representatives of the Earth Journalism Network returned to Belize this month to conduct a journalism
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New Legal Year Commences For Belize Senior Courts

The Senior Court of Belize began its new legal year with the traditional ceremony. This
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Remembering Rt. Hon. George Price

Belizean National Hero George Price was remembered on Sunday as Belize marked his birthday for
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LOO Says High Cost of Living is Burdening Belizeans

Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, says skyrocketing inflation on basic necessities is weighing
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Belizean Computer Science Expert Speaks on Andre Gray

Belizean-American inventor, Andre Gray, claims to have set the foundation for many of the internet’s
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PUP Chairman says the decrease in unemployment is the result

The Chairman of the People’s United Party, Minister Henry Charles Usher, says that last year’s
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Minister Usher says Belizeans need to be educated on their

The People’s Constitution Commission’s (PCC) greatest hurdle will be to educate the Belizean people on
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Minister Fonseca weighs in on GOB’s redistricting exercise

Over the next few months, the Elections and Boundaries Commission will be gathering data that
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MIDH Repairs Road Leading to Trio Village in Toledo

At the beginning of this week, teachers and hundreds of students of Trio Village, Toledo
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