Government & Politics

UDP Endorses New Standard Bearer for Cayo South

Over the weekend, the United Democratic Party held an endorsement convention that saw the swearing-in
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NTUCB Pres says that minimum wage formula should have been

Years ago: that’s how long since the NTCUB says a minimum wage formula should have
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What’s up with the UNCAC?

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize’s position has remained unchanged on one critical thing:
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New U.S. Ambassador presents credentials to the GG

The new U.S. ambassador Michelle Kwan presented her letters of credence to the Governor General
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PM heads to Barbados for CARICOM Summit

Prime Minister John Briceño left the country today en route to Bridgetown, Barbados. Prime Minister
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Port Need Berthing Facilities to Accommodate Larger Cruise Ships

The Ministry of Tourism continues to look for different avenues to attract more tourists to
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National Trade Union Congress of Belize hosts 56th AGM in

Over the weekend, members of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) converged on
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Robert Mariano now leads JPs Dangriga Association Branch

The Dangriga branch of the National Association of Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of
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John Saldivar’s candidacy is denied by the UDP’s Special Committee;

John Berchman Saldivar will not be allowed to run as a candidate under the United
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PM Briceño responds to Oceana’s concerns

There has been much discussion lately over seismic testing. We stress that Government has not
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UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM applaud Belize for ongoing Amnesty Program

Three United Nations-related bodies – UNICEF, UNHCR and the IOM – have applauded Belize for
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New U.S. Ambassador to arrive this weekend

 After almost a year after she’d been nominated, the incoming U.S. Ambassador, Michelle Kwan will
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Taiwan teams up with GOB, the Love Foundation and Rotary

The Taiwan ICDF, the Rotary Club of Belize and the Love Foundation signed a memorandum
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What’s the Belize Coast Guard’s role in satisfying the Blue

Belize’s blue bonds: considered a hallmark achievement by the Government of Belize. Part of the
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The Belize Coast Guard and Border Disputes: Commandant speaks on

Belize is at a crossroads. One of its greatest challenges is settling and squaring away
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Phase one of the Belize Urban Resilience and Disaster Prevention

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management is now better able
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Professional development opportunities is part of why BCG is motivated

Working the security forces is hard work. Grueling hours in often difficult situations and long
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Belize Coast Guard Turns 17

Earlier in the news, we spoke to Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard, Rear Admiral
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PG Fire Station in a state of disrepair

Workers from the Punta Gorda Fire Station in Toledo had to be temporarily relocated due
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FPIC Protocol Plays an Integral Part in Safeguarding Maya Land

The Government of Belize has revisited its intentions of removing Professor Rosa Celorio as the
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Yes for Oil Exploration Down South; No to Land Exploitation

The spokesperson for the MLA and TAA, Cristina Coc, says the Maya Communities are not
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MLA/TAA Spokesperson Says GOB Should Stay Away from Fossil Fuel

The MLA and TAA aren’t the only groups battling against the exploitation of the country’s
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Mayor Wagner says there’s no problem with auditors

There is no truth to the report of financial misconduct or mismanagement at City Hall.
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What’s up with the City Admin at the Belize City

And now to the City Administration and the Belize City Council. Does a rift exist
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A curious case of conflict of interest at City Hall;

The Belize City Council has signed off on a contract for Gel Quarry Company Limited.
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Micah is participating council work and doing well, says Mayor

Belize City Councilor Micah Goodin is actively participating in council meetings. That’s according to Mayor
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The Japanese Government and the Belize City Council continue longstanding

The Belize City Council says that it will be able to access much-needed equipment. It
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Hurricane Season ends, restoration work continues after Lisa

The restoration and recovery continue after Hurricane Lisa battered Belize City four weeks ago. The
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FFB purchases additional property to further develop football in Belize

The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) has signed a land sale agreement with the government
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New FFB Land Will Benefit More than Just Sporting Community

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Rodwell Ferguson, says this is a momentous occasion for
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GOB Extends Amnesty Program

The Government of Belize has decided to extend the application period for its Amnesty Program.
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The Public Service Workers’ Trust launches health care programs for

The Public Service Workers’ Trust has launched several projects for its beneficiaries many of whom
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The Public Service Workers’ Trust launches health care programs for

The members of the Integrity Commissioner have been sworn in by Dame Froyla Tzalam, Governor
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Guatemala says hold on Honduras we own the Sapodilla Cayes

Guatemala is asserting its claim over the Sapodilla Cayes and is expressing its disappointment in
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CCJ Says All Eyes are on Belize’s Maya Land Rights

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) held a court hearing this morning to get a
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UDP Chairman Discusses Letter to U.S. Secretary of State

UDP Chairman, Senator Michael Peyrefitte has written to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, asking
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Patrick Faber’s future in the UDP depends on Faber, says

As for former Party Leader, Patrick Faber, where does he stand? The day the news
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What’s difference between Saldivar’s and Faber’s public scrutiny?

After former Prime Minister Dean Barrow left the leadership of the UDP in his rear-view
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The Ministry of Youth and Sports holds the National Youth

Today, the Ministry of Youth and Sports held the first-ever national youth symposium. The event
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The Belmopan City Council treats a dozen kids with diverse-abilities

Today, a dozen children with diverse abilities were given a special treat from the Belmopan
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Over two hundred buses need to be replaced says CEO

Over two hundred public transportation buses will need to be replaced. That’s according to the
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The Ministry of Transport is working with South Korea to

The Ministry of Transport’s planned reforms for public transportation means that it will be working
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Community of Santa Rosa in Stann Creek now able to

The community of Santa Rosa in Stann Creek District is going to be able to
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The Ministry of Blue Economy to Host Climate Resilience Forum

The Ministry of Blue Economy will host a two-day Climate Resilience Forum. The event will
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Prime Minister Revives Petro Caribe Agreement During Recent Trip to

Prime Minister, John Briceño, returned to Belize today after a three-day official visit to the
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PM Briceño Says No Seismic Testing for Now

Prime Minister John Briceño says no seismic testing plans are set in stone. However, he
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Will Rejection of Waterloo’s Project Prompt a Legal Battle?

Can Waterloo Investment Holdings mount a legal battle after the Cruise Tourism Facility and Cargo
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Police Department Investigating John Saldivar

Former UDP Minister John Saldivar is challenging the United States Government to produce evidence that
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BDF Soldier Shot While On-duty along Belize/Guatemala Border

A Belize Defence Force soldier was shot on Saturday during an incident near the Valentin
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Maya Communities Consulted about Proposed Developments Down South

The Government of Belize held preliminary consultation sessions over the weekend with several Indigenous communities
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Ministry of Labour Says They Are Ready to Revisit the

The Trade Licensing Bill is closer to becoming law. When the bill was introduced at
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GOB Says Outdated Labour Act Will Be Revamped

Minister of Labour, Oscar Requena, also told us that his ministry will be undertaking a
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$5 Minimum Wage to take effect January 1, 2022

It is expected that at the start of the New year, in January 2023, the
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New grassroots movement plans to fight for change

Newly formed grassroots movement Moving Ahead Together or MAT hosted a weekend event in Belize
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BNTU President says teachers want their increments now

Teachers are demanding that their increments, which were frozen in 2021, be reinstated post-haste. Senator
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Former Minister says people don’t know the Constitution; PCC has

The work of Constitutional reform is underway after the People’s Constitution Commission held its first
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BNTU President weighs in on work of People’s Constitution Commission

We also asked BNTU National President Senator Elena Smith about the newly formed, People’s Constitution
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Labour Complaints Can Now Be Submitted Virtually

The Ministry of Labour launched today the Labour Complaints Management System – an online portal
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PM Briceno and President Madura Sign Agreement

Prime Minister John Briceno is in Venezuela tonight. He was officially welcomed this evening by
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The NWC To Become A Statutory Body

The National Women’s Commission will now be able to exercise more autonomy over its affairs.
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GOB Looks To Revise Sexual Harassment Policy and Take it

Minister of Human Development, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, also highlighted that these sixteen days of activism promote
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Children Parliamentarians Take a Seat in the Chamber

Today the Sitting of the Children’s Parliament was held in Belmopan. Belizean youth from different
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Boledo drawings temporarily relocated in the wake of ceiling collapse

The ceiling, which caved in earlier this week at the Courthouse in Belize City, has
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GOB and the UN hold National Steering Committee Meeting

The United Nations is working with the Government of Belize to ensure the country achieves
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John Saldivar says he is innocent and will be challenging

Tonight, John Birchman Saldivar is fighting back and says he is innocent of all the
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John Saldivar says let the people of Belmopan decide

While Saldivar says he will be challenging the US’s decision, he also has to prove
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The Supreme Court’s Collapsed Ceiling Also Caused by a Lack

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is also tackling the restoration of the Supreme Court building
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Belize will soon look for new judges, magistrates and other

The employment contracts of several judges, magistrates and other support staff in the country’s legal
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The PCC holds its first official working meeting

The People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) held its first official meeting this morning in Belize City.
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Educational Campaign is Important

As we mentioned, for the next 18 months the People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) will be
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PM John Briceño Visits Venezuela

The Government of Belize announced today that Prime Minister, John Briceño, will be departing the
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Legal practitioners expand knowledge of the original CCJ jurisdiction

Judges and other officers within Belize’s legal system are participating in a two-day workshop in
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Belize continues to work at its energy policy

The Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, Logistics and E-Governance hosted the second stakeholder consultation on
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How does BEL see itself in distributive generation in the

Belize Electricity Limited says that it has a vested interest in Belize’s energy needs for
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Belize and FAO Sign Country Programming Framework

The Government of Belize and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed the official country
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GOB Approaches New Housing Regulations from a Social Stance

The Government of Belize continues to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Lisa. However, the
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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

 Work on the embankment along the Mile 7 stretch on the Philip Goldson Highway is
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The UDP establishes a committee to investigate accusations of corruption

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has decided to establish a special committee to investigate the
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The UDP’s legal advisor resigns

Attorney Estevan Perrera resigned as the UDP’s legal advisor this morning. Perrera’s resignation comes after
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APSSM President says increments are not automatic

Public sector workers and teachers saw the ten percent pay cut, implemented by the Briceño
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APSSM President talks allowances

Even though increments are not automatic, the APSSM President, Sharon Frazer also discussed the issue
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The LOO says he supports seismic testing but only for

The Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow says he supports Oceana’s call to trigger
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Caye Caulker gets new health facility

Caye Caulker Village has now gotten a new health centre. The community, with an estimated
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PUC Gives A Breakdown of How Utility Rates Are Set

The Public Utilities Commission of Belize (PUC) held a media session this morning to share
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The Prime Minister undertakes tour of southern Belize

Prime Minister John Briceño conducted a tour of the south over the weekend. He spent
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Former Brazil Central Bank Governor is the new IDB President

Ilan Goldfajn (gold-fine) was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) during a Special
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Prime Minister Briceño tours the south

The nation is gearing up for Garifuna Settlement Day this weekend with southern communities holding
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LOO and UDP Chairman meet Inglewood, California Mayor

Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow and UDP Chairman, Senator Michael Peyrefitte are in
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BTV Gets Back Their Belizean Flag

The Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) have finally recovered the flags that were stolen by the
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UB and the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation

In 2020, the Briceno Administration formed the Ministry of Blue Economy whose mandate includes the
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Minister Bernard speaks on ultimatum from health professionals coalition

The Belize Coalition of Medical Professionals has raised a number of concerns via a press
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Things need to change at the KHMH, says Health Minister

For years, there have been multiple challenges on various fronts at the nation’s flagship public
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PM John Briceno comments on The Saldivar Saga

Former UDP Leader and Minister John Saldivar remains on the defence tonight after the US
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PM says GOB Cannot Intervene in Sugar Impasse

The impasse between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries/American Sugar
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PM Briceno Responds to JUNT

Prime Minister John Briceno says his government is not ignoring the leaders of the Joint
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Belize secures $10 m loan from IDB

Belize has secured a 10-million-dollar loan from the Inter-American Development Bank. This funding will help
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US Secretary of State Accuses John Saldivar of Significant Corruption

John Saldivar is persona-non-grata in the US. That’s because the US Secretary of State, Anthony
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