Government & Politics

UDP Chairman reiterates refusal to comment on Rape Allegations Against

Tomorrow, February 16, will mark one month since two young women filed a complaint of
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Belize Launches Investment and Business Climate Action Plan

Several stakeholders gathered to officially activate the Belize Investment and Business Climate Action Plan (BIBCAP)
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EU Ambassador Commends Government for “Putting Belize on the map”

Ambassador of European Union’s (EU) has commended the Government of Belize (GOB) for “putting Belize
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Special Senate Inquiry Begins Probe into Portico’s Port of Magical

The Special Senate Inquiry convened today in Belmopan with its established mandate to probe into
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Sean Duncan Addresses Questions After Senate Inquiry Testimony

Upon exiting the National Assembly building, Duncan granted an interview where he spoke on his
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Former Lands Commissioner Vallejos Appears Before Senate Inquiry

Former Lands Commissioner, Wilbert Vallejos, appeared before the Senate Inquiry in the afternoon session.  Vallejos
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European Union Signs €12.6 Million Agreement with Belize for Development

The European Union has signed an agreement with the Government of Belize in alignment with
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Philip “Fawda” Henry Departs People’s Democratic Movement

Philip “Fawda” Henry has officially left the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM). PDM is a newly
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National Healthy Start Eating Program well underway

The National Healthy Start eating program by the Ministry of Education, Culture, science, and technology
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Government Plans to Fully Fund Salaries for Grant-Aided School Staff

In December, Minister of Education, Culture Science and Technology, Francis Fonseca announced in the House
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Civil Society Organizations Launch Project for Greater Democratic Participation

Civil society organizations gathered in Belize City today for the launch of a project focused
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Area Rep for Lake I comments on Gertrude Hunter Situation

The land dispute of sixty-one-year-old, Gertrude Hunter, landed her in court yesterday on several charges
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Electric cabs are coming to the city

The Belize City Council hopes to spark the electric vehicle revolution in the old capital,
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Belize City Council Showcases New Heavy Machinery Acquisitions

Today, the Belize City Council presented several pieces of heavy machinery it was able to
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Grant from Government of Japan Provides Belize City Council with

The Belize City Council has a new garbage compactor thanks to the Japanese Government. Today,
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Barranco Village Roads Rehabilitated, Residents Express Gratitude

Residents of Barranco Village have gotten some ease through the rehabilitation of the roads.  According
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Deputy PM Comments on Redistricting Exercise

Despite an order of the high Court, the Elections and Boundaries Commission has still not
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Southern Belize Communities Engage in Draft Mayan Customary Land Rights

Over the weekend, the government continued consultations on the Draft Mayan Customary Land Rights Policy
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Deputy PM weighs in on Maya Land Rights Policy

Deputy Prime Minister, Cordel Hyde, also weighed in on the land rights policy today and
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Political Groups Convene Ahead of Nomination Day

Three political groups met with the Elections and Boundaries Department this morning in Belmopan.  The
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Mahogany Street Gets a Makeover: BTB and City Council Collaboration

Around thirty-five shops along Mahogany Street in Belize City have all gotten a facelift, thanks
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Protesters Rally Against Economic Hardships in Orange Walk

Over 300 people walked the streets of Orange Walk in protest of unbearable economic conditions
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Foreign Minister Fonseca Meets with Diplomatic Counterparts, Emphasizes Bilateral Relations

Belize’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Francis Fonseca has hit the ground
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Digital Connect Center Inaugurated in Fort George: Taiwanese Aid Bolsters

The Fort George Constituency in Belize City is the latest community to receive a digital
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Belize City and Miramar, Florida to Sign Sister City Agreement

After ten years of operating under a 2013 memorandum of understanding, the cities of Belize
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Christian Workers Union Nears Collective Bargaining Agreement with Belize City

The Christian Workers Union says it is on the verge of possibly striking a collective
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Belize City Mayor and Slate Discuss Campaign Trail Reception on

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner made an appearance on The Morning Show today along with
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Belize City Mayor Speaks on Council’s Finances

As Bernard Wagner and his slate of city councilors are going around the city campaigning,
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PDM Mayoral Candidate Estevan Perera Sr. Gains Speaks on Voter

Another political slate that’s been pounding the campaign pavement is the People’s Democratic Movement’s (PDM).
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Belize Progressive Party Gains Traction in Punta Gorda: Residents Welcome

The Belize Progressive Party, BPP is working to solidify its bid for municipal office in
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UDP Mayoral Candidate Dr. Nelma Jones-Mortis Aims for Transformation in

As we made our rounds with the mayoral and councilor aspirants from the various political
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Senate Discusses Amendments to Educational Bill

In yesterday’s Senate sitting, the amendments to the Educational and Training Bill was ventilated with
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GOB meets with the media on Maya Customary Land Rights

The Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs invited the media today to an educational session on
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Government Responds to Maya Lands Issue Amid Accusations of Politicization

In this morning’s session with the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, the government also weighed in
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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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