Government & Politics

Municipal Election Race Heats Up in Belmopan

The race for City Hall in Belmopan is heating up, as both mainstream political parties
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Women in Dangriga Graduate from Sewing Program

The Taiwanese Technical Mission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided women in Dangriga the
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Opposition Leader Moses “Shyne” Barrow adresses graduates of Fortis College

Over the weekend, Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow, was the special guest speaker
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Belize Gains Recognition for Its Geographical Significance in Migration Issues

Belize is getting more attention from the United States after its geographical location is finally
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Prime Minister Briceno Discusses Climate Change and Migration with US

With Belize given a seat at the table, a variety of issues was discussed ranging
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Belize Appeals to US for Assistance in Building Migrant Detention

With many factors at play when it comes to migration, Prime Minister Briceno has made
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Amnesty Program Grants Permanent Residency to Over 12,000 Migrants

Next year, over twelve thousand migrants from thirty -two different countries will receive permanent residency
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HRCB, Vital Statistics Unit, and US Embassy Partner to Provide

The Human Rights Commission of Belize (HRCB), the Vital Statistics Unit, and the US Embassy
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Government to Use Boledo and Lottery Proceeds for Free Healthcare

Prime Minister John Briceno has confirmed that the government will be using the proceeds from
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Prime Minister Commends Police Commissioner Amid Scrutiny

Prime Minister Briceno has commended the Police Commissioner, Chester Williams, on the works he have
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Police Commissioner Chester Williams Resolute in Staying Put

With those votes of confidence issued for the Police Commissioner, they may have just reinforced
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Government considering solution in attempt to stem contraband sugar issue

Prime Minister John Briceno acknowledged this week that the issue of contraband sugar requires government’s
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Opposition Leader “Shyne” Barrow Accuses PM of Allowing Gas Prices

Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow continues to condemn the high cost of fuel
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GOB says it will have to limit claims of Maya

The Government of Belize says it will have to limit the number of lands being
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Dangriga Area Representative Empowers Constituents with Land Documents

Dangriga Area Representative Dr. Louis Zabaneh handed out over a hundred land documents yesterday to
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Leader of the Opposition Calls for return to two state

Leader of the opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow is calling for a return to the two-state
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New Political Party ‘People’s Democratic Movement (PDM)’ Gunning for Belize

There’s a new political party in town, and they’re gunning for City Hall. The People’s
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Belize Defence Force Prepares to Aid Haiti in Fight Against

The Belize Defence Force (BDF) plans to send its best and brightest soldiers to Haiti.
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Belmopan Mayor Makes Bold Statements on Social Media and Political

Belmopan’s Mayor, Sheran Palacio, has made incredible statements on her time in office and the
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Belmopan Mayor Accused of Nepotism and Discord with Councilors

Palacio has been accused, by her own councilors, of using the council’s money to hire
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New Call Center Opens in Dangriga, Promising Job Opportunities

A new call center was officially opened yesterday in Dangriga Town.  The news of the
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Government of Belize Issues Land Documents to Dangriga Residents

As a follow-up to the recent land clinics that were being held in the south,
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Prime Minister John Briceno Tours Ongoing Projects in Dangriga

Prime Minister John Briceno had a packed agenda today in the south as he visited
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Belize Shifts Gun License Issuance to New Gun Control Board

The Government of Belize has officially made it law for the issuance of gun licenses
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Minister Kareem Musa to Meet with Families of Triple Homicide

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, has agreed to meet with the families of last
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Former Prime Minister speaks on Maya Communal Land Rights issue

Tensions between residents of Yemeri Grove and Laguna have subsided, for now, since the government
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Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow Addresses Speaker of the House

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, was on The Morning Show today where he
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Record Sugar Cane Farmer Dividends Welcomed by Prime Minister Briceno

Prime Minister John Briceno says the increase of dividends to the sugar cane farmers is
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Government to Conduct Research to Support Belize Citrus Industry

Prime Minister John Briceno plans to conduct more research to help the citrus industry. In
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Minister of Home Affairs rates his government’s performance

In ten days, the Briceno Administration will celebrate three years in government. In 2020, the
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Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow Gives Failing Grade to PUP

While Musa sang praises for his party, the former Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Dean
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Is the Ministry of Home Affairs looking for a new

Is the Ministry of Home Affairs looking for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)? Next
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Belize Waives Public Health Hospital Fees, KHMH Fees Remain Unchanged

Yesterday, the Government of Belize announced that it would be waiving fees at public health
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Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow Weighs In on His Son’s

Former three-term Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, has weighed in on the matter of his son’s
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Belize Government Eliminates Fees at Public Clinics

The fees at public health hospitals and clinics are now being eliminated.  The government made
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Quarter Billion Dollars in Philip Goldson International Airport Upgrade

Quarter billion dollars will be invested in the upgrade of the Philip Goldson International Airport
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Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow speaks on joint statement with

Also registering concerns and consternation on the situation in the Middle East were the Right
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Family of Baby Amari and Delmar Rodriguez Calls for Urgent

The family of Baby Amari and Delmar Rodriguez is asking for an urgent audience with
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Former Prime Ministers condemn Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza

The Right Honorable Said Musa and the Right Honorable Dean Barrow, Belize’s only living past
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Thousands of Chromebooks Distributed to Belizean Schools by Taiwan

Some 165 primary and secondary schools have received Chromebooks from the Ministry of Education through
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PUP Selects Mayoral Candidates and Council Slates in Benque Viejo

Yesterday, delegates of the People’s United Party in Cayo voted in two conventions to elect
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Concerns Arise Over Replacement of Joe Taylor Bridge in Punta

Several residents of the Punta Gorda area have expressed several concerns over the planned replacement
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Ministry of Infrastructure Addresses Misleading Article and Tres Puntas Road

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) has set the record straight after the
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Exercise Caution Near Haulover Bridge as Replacement Nears Completion

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is asking motorists to exercise caution when approaching the Haulover
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Trade Licensing Bill Sent Back to Committee

In yesterday’s Senate meeting the Trade Licensing Bill that seeks to begin taxing business in
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Minister Of Home Affairs speaks on Yemeri Grove Land Issue

Yesterday, several rural communities in the Toledo District banded together to speak about what they
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Dangriga Town on the Path to Becoming Belize’s Premier Tourism

The culture capital, Dangriga Town, is in the process of being transformed into one of
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Education Transformation in Dangriga Underway, says Dr. Louis Zabaneh

While Dangriga is undergoing the transformation into a premier tourist destination, Area Representative Dr. Louis
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Kriol, East Indian and Garifuna community leaders unite amid ongoing

Two weeks ago, a peace agreement was reportedly brokered between the residents of Yemeri Grove
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Migration and Belize

Migration: it is a hot-button issue across the regions and continents, but for a small
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NCFC invites everyone to celebrate World Childrens’ Day

It has been four days since 3-year-old, Amari Rodriguez was shot four times on Ambergris
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Belize Calls for Peace in Ongoing Middle East Crisis

The crisis in the Middle East continues unabated with thousands of men, women and children
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UDP Senator Michael Peyrefitte Urges Government to focus on Belize

UDP Senator Michael Peyrefitte retorted in the Senate today following the statements made by Senators
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Controversy Surrounds Proposed Changes to Firearm Licensing Authority in Belize

In related news, the Senate also addressed the matter of firearm licenses and the approving
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President of the NTUCB calls on PM Briceno to rush

Today’s tragic incident has reignited the campaign for the OSH Bill.  The Occupational Safety and
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PM Briceno Engages in High-Level Talks in Washington, DC

Prime Minister John Briceno is expected home later this week after attending numerous meetings in
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Belize Participates in Multinational Effort to Address Irregular Migration

Belize is joining forces with several Latin American countries to stem the irregular flow of
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List of Official Holidays for 2024

The Government of Belize has released the list of public and bank holidays for next
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Dangriga Residents Receive Land Services in Effort to Address Land

Land services are provided in Dangriga. Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde and the Land Department
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Belize’s Murder Rate Soars with Six Killings in a Week,

Despite the six murders reported in less than one week, Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem
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Prime Ministe rBriceno Meets US Officials, Diaspora, and Discusses Border

Prime Minister John Briceno made rounds in Washington DC this week.  Whilst in the District
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Safe School Zone Project Enhances Student Safety in Belize City

Students at Buttonwood Bay Nazarene Primary School on Coney Drive, Belize City, may be a
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Mobile Land Clinic in Dangriga to Address Land Issues for

Minister of Natural Resources, Cordel Hyde, will be in Dangriga Town for the next two
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Georgeville Health Centre Renamed ‘Margaret Spain Centre’ After Renovation

A health centre in Georgeville, Cayo District was refurbished and renamed to the Margaret Spain
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Documentary ‘The Honorable: Shyne’ Chronicles Rapper’s Journey into Politics

‘The Honorable: Shyne,’ that’s the name of the documentary in the works which will tell
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High-Level Belize Delegation Meets Cruise Line Executives in Miami

A high-level delegation of government ministers were in Miami, Florida, USA on Friday, meeting with
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Belmopan Area Rep comments on Sharon Palacio’s move to not

Belmopan’s Area Representative, Oscar Mira, has commented on the stepping down of Sharon Palacio as
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Belmopan Municipal Slate Elected at Convention

The Belmopan slate for the upcoming municipal elections was duly elected yesterday at a convention. 
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Charles Obeah Galvez Wins PUP Mayoral Seat in Punta Gorda

Meanwhile in the south, Charles Obeah Galvez, won the PUP mayoral seat for Punta Gorda. 
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Minister of Home Affairs says Investigation needed into Guatemalan Armed

The Minister of Home Affairs says Belize needs to investigate the possibility of the Guatemalan
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Ministry of Health & Wellness Investigates Discovery of Fake Tylenol

The Ministry of Health & Wellness continues to investigate the discovery of fake Tylenol and
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Opposition Leader’s Letter of Apology Embraced by PUP Minister

The Leader of the Opposition’s letter of apology is being embraced by PUP Minister Kareem
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Minister Kareem Musa Participates in Chromebook Distribution for Schools

Hon. Kareem Musa takes part in the Chromebook distribution. The republic of China (Taiwan) and
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Belize Government Embarks on National Science and Technology Policy Framework

The Government of Belize is crafting a national policy framework for science and technology. The
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Ministry of Agriculture Focuses on Diversifying Belize’s Agricultural Sector

The Ministry of Agriculture continues to focus on the diversification of Belize’s agricultural sector to
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Government of Belize is planning to implement more social protection

The Government of Belize is planning to implement more social protection measures to assist Belizeans
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Minister of Religious Affairs expresses condolences to the Anglican Church

Minister of Religious Affairs, Henry Charles Usher has expressed condolences to the Anglican Church on
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Price Gouging Task Force Takes Action to Curb Unfair Store

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Price Gouging Task Force continues to monitor store prices across the
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Belize’s Minister of Health and Wellness Attends Regional Meeting on

Belize’s Minister of Health and Wellness, Kevin Bernard, is in Brazil attending a regional meeting
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Barbados PM Calls for an End to Caribbean Financial Pariah

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, has called on international agencies to quit treating
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Belize Disputes European Union’s Non-Compliance Claim, Calls Decision Unjust

According to the European Union, Belize has failed to be fully compliant when it comes
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Belize Introduces Legal Protections for Media and Public Sector

While the press hopes to be included in the constitution, recent amendments to the Criminal
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Land Dispute Tensions Persist in Yemeri Grove and Laguna

Tensions between the residents of Yemeri Grove and Laguna in the Toledo District have de-escalated
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Ethnic Tensions Remain High in Belize Land Dispute

While the government has aided in brokering a deal between the parties, the ethnic tensions
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Will Leader of the Opposition’s Apology Be Accepted by Committee?

Will the Leader of the opposition’s letter of apology be accepted by the Privileges Committee?
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Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner Endorsed by PUP

The Chairman of the People’s United Party (PUP) has officially announced the endorsement of Belize
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Belmopan Mayor Sharon Palacio Withdraws from Election Contest

While the PUP’s Belize City mayoral candidate has been endorsed, its current Belmopan Mayor, Sharon
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Francis Fonseca Contemplates Political Retirement in Belize

Freetown Area Representative is contemplating political retirement.  Francis Fonseca, a stalwart member of the PUP,
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CARICOM/Canada Summit Addresses Regional and Global Issues

The CARICOM/Canada Summit officially opened today in Ottawa, Canada.  The summit is being led by
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Belize Reacts to Inclusion in EU’s Non-Cooperative Jurisdiction List

The European Union (EU) Council has added Belize to the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for
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Mark Lizarraga’s Participation in NEAC Appeal Tribunal Sparks Controversy

Will Mark Lizarraga concede to the Ashcroft Alliance and recuse himself from NEAC appeal’s tribunal?
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Prime Minister Briceno Attends Canada/CARICOM Summit in Ottawa

Prime Minister John Briceno departed the country yesterday to attend the first Canada/CARICOM Summit in
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