Government & Politics

Ministry of Blue Economy Grants $11.5 Million for Marine Conservation

The Ministry of Blue Economy is pumping 11.5 million dollars into the preservation and conservation
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Belize to Install Advanced Radar to Combat Transnational Drug Trafficking

The Government of Belize is hoping to strengthen its fight against transnational national drug trafficking
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Belize Telemedia Owed $20 Million, Working to Collect Outstanding Fees

Twenty million Belize dollars – that is the amount that is currently owed to Belize
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Belize Telemedia Reports Increased Revenues Despite Losing Some Government Business

As Belize Telemedia Limited (DIGI) is hoping to collect the millions owed by consumers, the
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BTB litigation bill goes up by quarter million dollars !

The Belize Tourism Board’s litigation bill has gone up by another quarter million Belize dollars
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Patrick Faber reinstated as Collet Division Leader for UDP

After being put through the ringer of public scrutiny and political blows, Patrick Faber is
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JPAC evaluates 2014/2015 Auditor General Report

The Joint Public Accounts Committee met today where they evaluated the 2014/2015 Auditor General Report. 
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Special Envoy comments on PM Briceno’s remarks about ADHD

Special Envoy, Rossana Briceno, an advocate for persons with disabilities has commented on remarks made
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Allegations of human smuggling discussed in House Meeting

There were several issues discussed in last Friday’s House Meeting that perhaps went under the
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Heated exchanges in Friday’s House Meeting

In usual form, Friday’s House Meeting did not go without some heated exchanges and the
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Belmopan Mayor attends Earth Day Summit in the United States

Belmopan’s Mayor, Sheran Palacio is in the United States for an Earth Day Summit.  She
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Belize City Council aims to pave 90 streets by fiscal

The Belize City Council is aiming to pave an estimated ninety streets before the end
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Belize City Council holds 2nd Annual Family Fun Day

Over the weekend, dozens of families gathered at the Belize City Council’s 2nd Annual Family
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“Belize Defence Force Discovers Apparent Guatemalan Military Base in Adjacency

The Belize Defence Force has unearthed an apparent military base in the Adjacency Zone being
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Special Prosecutor Bill presented in the House

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Cheryl-Lyn Vidal, has been excluded from the triple murder case
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Loan motion presented for Mortgage Finance Belize project

During today’s House Meeting, Prime Minister John Briceno, also rose to present a loan motion
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Shyne Barrow speaks on ambitious plan for ten thousand houses

Stemming from the DFC Loan Motion presented today, Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow spoke
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Prime Minister Briceno counters Shyne Barrow’s remarks on housing situation

Prime Minister Briceno did not hesitate to counter Shyne Barrow’s remarks, telling him he is
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Land dispute brewing in the south

A land controversy is brewing in the south, particularly in the Yemeri Grove Village, Toledo
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UDP Chairman says Pm Briceno should have kept his mouth

Prime Minister John Briceno has taken some flack this past week over a comment he
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Minister of Human Development responds to BAPDA’s demand for more

In the news this week, you heard of the ordeal that the Belize Association for
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ITEL to Expand BPO Operations in Belize Creating 500 New

ITEL, a business process outsourcing giant in Jamaica is looking to expand its operations in
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Former Deputy Commissioner of Tax Services Returns to Belize after

Former Deputy Commissioner of Tax Services, Reynaldo Verde is back in Belize.  Verde made news
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Why was Belize Absent from Regional Symposium on Crime in

Earlier this week we told you of the two-day regional symposium in Trinidad and Tobago
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Man Denied Retirement Benefits After 19 Years of Public Service

Imagine working for almost two decades in the public sector and then finding out that
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Senator for Churches Requests Same Level of Scrutiny for Politicians

Senators spent most of the morning ventilating concerns over the Non-Profit Organization Bill that was
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Senator Coye explains why passing non-profit organization bill is necessary

With hours of debate on the non-profit organization bill, you might be wondering why the
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United Democratic Party demands answers from Prime Minister on national

The United Democratic Party has issued a statement demanding that Prime Minister John Briceno provides
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Amendment to Legal aid services bill laid out in the

The Government of Belize is fine tuning the legislation that provides legal aid services to
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Belize hosts Second Central American Commission for Environment and Development

Minister of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, Orlando Habet is presiding over
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United Nations agencies unite under one roof in Belize capital

The United Nations’ agencies in Belize will now be operating under one roof, after its
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Former PM of St.Lucia offers words of admiration for Opposition

Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow, is expected to return home today following a visit
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Ruth Shoman is BNTU’s elected president

Ruth Shoman, an educator and activist has been dubbed President-elect for the Belize National Teachers
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Shyne says the solution to price gouging is simple

Price Gouging – it is a practice by some retailers to raise the prices of
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Shyne warns government of possible isolation from CARICOM

Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow, in his press conference earlier today, also spoke on the visa
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Opposition scolds pm for inappropriate word choice

And, to end this segment we bring you the response from the opposition leader to
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Shyne speaks on passport prices

Turning now to the fees of the new e-passports, Opposition Leader Barrow says he does
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Cabinet brief

The Government of Belize has issued its latest Cabinet Brief. The release notes that Cabinet
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Ministry warns of works on the Haulover bridge

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development & Housing asks drivers to be cautious on the Philip
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UNDP officials meet with Prime Minister Briceno

Prime Minister John Briceno met this week with the UNDP’s Regional Director for the Bureau
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PM Briceno says the LOO is suffering from ADHD

Leader of the Opposition, Shyne Barrow, has denounced the decision by the Briceno Administration to
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PM weighs in on BNTU Elections

With a new president being elected, the current leader, Senator Elena Smith will be making
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Minister Rodwell Ferguson gives update on Maroni Leal situation

Chief Executive Officer, Marconi Leal Junior for the Ministry of Transport remains on vacation leave
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ADO and Fuente Del Norte to resume runs in Belize

The Government of Belize has announced the return of the Mexican ADO bus and Guatemala’s
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Media questions Prime Minister on local bus lines’ access to

And while ADO and Fuente del Norte will be doing runs from Belize City, the
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Transport Minister Provides Update on Bus Upgrades in Belize

Keeping with issues of transportation, Minister of Transport gave Love News an update on how
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Infrastructure Upgrade in San Estevan Village Improves Driving Experience

Driving through the main road of San Estevan Village, Orange Walk is now much smoother
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Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation Unveils Upgrades at

Today, the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation unveiled major upgrades undertaken at the
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What does Lev Dermen’s conviction mean for John Saldivar?

Lev Dermen … he was found guilty after a seven-week trial of conspiracy to commit
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Senator Bevinton Cal attends Global Parliamentary Forum in Washington DC

Senator Bevinton Cal returns to Belize after socializing with Young Parliament members from other countries.
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Mayor Wagner Weighs in on Possible Re-election

Municipal elections are less than one year away and mayoral and councilor candidates are yet
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Government Explores Carbon Credits

The Government of Belize is looking to capitalize on the country’s carbon credits, which could
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Water Issues on La Isla Carinosa

Residents, tourists, and business owners have been complaining that they are experiencing water issues in
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E-Buses for Belize City

Minister Ferguson is also the minister of transport. We asked him for an update on
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Belize a shining example of climate resiliency in the region

Yesterday, we told you about Belize’s selection by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to be
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Don’t Drink and Drive

The Ministry of Economic Development wants motorists to remain safe during the Easter holiday. In
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Ministry of the Blue Economy reminds the public to respects

The Ministry of the Blue Economy wants the public to remain safe and respect the
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Transport Minister Comments on CEO

Marco Leal Junior remains the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and
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San Pedro Public Transport Company Limited says no support coming

The San Pedro Public Transport Company Limited had plans to fund the San Pedro Public
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ADO and Guatemalan Owned Bus Coming to Belize

During the interview, Transport Minister Rodwell Ferguson confirmed that ADO from Mexico and a bus
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Floralia has New Bus Run

Minister Ferguson also confirmed an additional run successfully applied for by Floralia. The bus company
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Still no Resolution of Maya Centre Village Water Board

The water board issue in Maya Centre Village remains unresolved, officially. As we have been
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Repairs on Belize Bus Terminal Done

The Belize City Bus Terminal continues to undergo major restoration. The terminal was left severely
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Belize selected by the GCF for case study on climate

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has selected Belize for a case study based on its
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President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) departs Belize

This evening, the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) , Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, departed
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Taiwan recommits to supporting women’s empowerment in Belize

And, before her departure, President Tsai also had the opportunity to check in on another
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Belizeans React to Increase in Prices of Passport and Passport

Yesterday, we told you about the increase in prices of passports and passport services. The
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Immigration Minister Explains Need for Price Increase

But the increase in the price of passports and passport services was already announced. On
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Tens of Thousands of Undocumented Migrants Failed to Register for

As for the Amnesty Program, which ended last month, Minister Courtenay explained that there are
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Belize City Mayor says homes with historical value will be

The Belize City Council is working with the Belize Tourism Board to rehabilitate old colonial-era
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Belize City Mayor elected as President of the Mayor’s Association

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner, has been chosen once again by his fellow municipal leaders
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Belize Receives Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

The Government of Belize has received a donation of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children aged
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Belize and Taiwan Sign Cooperative Agreement

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen left the country today. She will meet with US House Speaker
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Taiwanese President Visits Breeding Sheep and Goat Production and Guidance

As part of her visit, President Tsai traveled to the Cayo District. She visited the
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A Special Luncheon for President Tsai

A special luncheon was held in honor of President Tsai Ing-wen. Belize and Taiwan share
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President of the Republic of China, Taiwan, in Belize

President of the Republic of China, Taiwan, Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, arrived in Belize City on
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Parliamentarians Greet Taiwanese President with Open Arms

The visit of President Dr Tsai Ing-wen is seen as an important step towards further
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UDP holds National Party Convention

On Saturday, the UDP National Party Council convened an in-person meeting with over 100 party
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Patrick Faber on Leaked Letter

In a recently leaked letter addressed to UDP Chairman Michael Peyrefitte, Collet Area Representative Patrick
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Faber and the Collet Division

We also asked Patrick Faber about his future in the Collet constituency. The matter of
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Is Patrick Faber Still Interested in Leading the UDP

And as for the leadership of the United Democratic Party, Faber says that he has
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Passport Prices to Increase

There will be an increase in the cost of passports and passport services. Minister of
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Godwin Haylock wins UDP Convention in Queen Square

The United Democratic Party on Sunday held a contested convention in the Queen Square division.
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Belize warmly welcomes H.E. Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen, President of the

H.E. Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) touched down at the
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GOB sends stern warning to the Chinese community about price

The Government of Belize says it’s listening to the cries of the Belizean people and
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Minister Mai says the increase in poultry prices was justified

Consumers have been paying an average of ten cents more per pound of wholesale chicken
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Minister Mai says vegetable production is up; prices are high

In our discussion with the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Jose Mai, we also
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Health Minister comments on Contraband Meds

Earlier this week, Love News broke the story of the hundreds of thousands of dollars
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Taiwanese President to arrive in the country on Sunday

On Sunday, the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), H.E. Tsai Ing-Wen, will arrive
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Health Minister on BAPDA’s Concerns

Earlier this month, the Belize Assembly for Persons Living with Diverse Abilities (BAPDA) held a
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Cabinet to Implement Measures to Address Inflation

Cabinet this week discussed the effects of global inflation on Belize and ways to address
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Knowing more about the Investment Policy and Compliance Unit

The Investment Policy and Compliance Unit (IPCU) in the Ministry of Investment organized a consultation
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GOB and UK sign MOU on Ocean Country Partnership Programme

The Governments of Belize and the United Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the
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Forum on multi-sectoral approach to crime and violence Held

Today, the Belize Police Department, the Department of Youth Services, and the University of the
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Prime Minister Briceno Comments on Dyandre Chee Fatal Shooting

Following the fatal shooting of Dyandre Chee, Prime Minister John Briceno, who is also the
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Friends and Family of Dyandre Chee Stage Impromptu Protest in

Following Briceno’s statements, friends and family of Chee got on their motorcycles and staged an
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PM Comments on Contraband Meds

Last night, Love News broke the story of a huge contraband bust that occurred over
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Is the GOB Ready to go to legal war with

And during our interview with Prime Minister John Briceno, we also asked him about Lord
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