Government & Politics

Ministry of Public Utilities and Energy Launches National Energy Policy

Today, after months of consultation and hard work, the Ministry of Public Utilities and Energy
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Government to Pay Homage to Garifuna Legends Paul Nabor and

This weekend, the government is paying homage to Garifuna Legends, Paul Nabor and Andy Palacio.
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US State Department Issues Level Two Warning for Americans Traveling

The US State Department has issued a level two warning for Americans who plan to
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Former Foreign Minister Assad Shoman Speaks Out on Middle East

Former Foreign Minister, Assad Shoman, has been vocal on the crisis in the Middle East. 
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Former Leaders and Government Ministers to Lead Protest March in

Come next week, former leaders and government ministers will be leading a march in Belize
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Government’s Supposed Forty-Member Delegation to COP 30

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, says the government’s supposed forty-member delegation to
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Government of Belize Moves Forward with Implementation of Caribbean Court

The Government of Belize is moving forward with the implementation of the Consent Order issued
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Former Blue Economy Minister Andre Perez Remains on Leave Amidst

Former Minister of the Blue Economy Andre Perez remains on a leave of absence, but
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Cabinet Secretary Responds to Opposition Leader’s Concerns Over High Court

Cabinet Secretary Stuart Leslie has responded to the Leader of the Opposition. Yesterday, after the
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Belize Progressive Party Expresses Concerns Over Social Security Board’s Nine-Million-Dollar

Tonight, the Belize Progressive Party is expressing grave concern over the Social Security Board’s proposed
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Government to Reopen Discussions on Land Dispute Between Yemeri Grove

Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Dolores Balderamos Garcia says that the government has to reopen
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Taiwan Expo Promotes Bilateral Trade Between Belize and Taiwan, Showcasing

Everything from cultural Taiwanese dishes to bubble tea and technology was on display at the
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Belize Takes Strong Stand Against Israeli Actions: Withdraws Ambassador Accreditation

The Government of Belize is taking a stand against the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) following
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Government’s measures against Israel

While the government’s decision to take measures against Israel is being commended by many, the
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Taiwan Grants Belize $3 Million for Low-Cost Housing Project in

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has signed a grant agreement with the
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Housing Minister Acknowledges Taiwan’s Generosity in Low-Cost Housing Project Agreement

Accepting the grant agreement on behalf of the government was Minister of Housing, Julius Espat. 
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Opposition Leader Displeased with Prime Minister’s Appointment of Foreign Judges,

Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow has written to the Prime Minister expressing discontent
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Prime Minister Briceno Heads to CARICOM Summit in Saudi Arabia;

Prime Minister John Briceno departed Belize today enroute to Saudi Arabia to attend a CARICOM
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BPP Targets Victory in Punta Gorda

Both the country’s main political parties have secured their municipal slates for the 2024 elections. 
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Controversial Referendum Amendment Bill 2023 Signed into Law, Quashing Oceana’s

The Referendum Amendment Bill 2023 has been signed into law by the Governor General after
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Public Service Union Raises Concerns Over Disparate Tax Regime

The Public Service Union (PSU) has expressed concerns over the current tax regime. As it
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Cabinet Meets to Address Maya Land Rights in Special Session

Cabinet continues to meet at this hour out west in a special session that will
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PM Briceno weighs in on Belmopan City Council situation

The Municipal Elections are four months away, and for the main political parties the slates
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PM Briceno comments on newly formed People’s Democratic Movement

In related news, Prime Minister Briceno has commended the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM). The newly
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Minister of Youth says there is a need for Belizeans

Minister of Youth Rodwell Ferguson says there is a need to encourage Belizean students abroad
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Caye Caulker Residents Demand Action Against Illegal Beach Developments

Following today’s unfortunate incident on Caye Caulker, residents are calling on the government to address
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National Children’s Parliament Addresses Child Marriage Issue in Belize

Today, students from across the country participated in the 4th National Children’s Parliament, under the
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Joint Unions Continue Talks with Government on Pension, Tax Reform,

The joint unions met this week with government officials to continue discussions on several matters
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Belize Defense Force and British Army Conclude Joint Training Program

Today, the Belize Defense Force and the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize (BATSUB)
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OAS Discusses Guatemala’s Rule of Law Challenges and Democratic Transition

The Permanent Council of the Organization of the Organization of American States (OAS) held a
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Inclusion of Guatemalan Navy to hopefully positively impact tensions in

 While Belize and Guatemala continue working towards settling the territorial differendum at the ICJ, incidents
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Salary scales remain a concern for Public Service Union

At the top of our news, we told of the joint unions meeting with government
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Dangriga’s Main Bridge Officially Named the Dr Ted Aranda Bridge

The main bridge in Dangriga has been officially named as the Dr Ted Aranda Bridge. 
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Floralia’s Future Hangs in the Balance as Belize High Court

Tonight, Floralia’s future is on life support after the Belize High Court ordered that its
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Land Dispute Between Yemeri Grove and Laguna Villages in Toledo

The land dispute saga between the villages Yemeri Grove and Laguna in the Toledo District
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Prime Minister Briceno Meets Multiple Cruise Lines in Miami

Tonight, in our continuous report of the Prime Minister’s recent meetings overseas, we bring you
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OAS Donates Firearm Marker Machine to Belize Police Department

Today the Organization of American States (OAS) donated a firearm marker machine to the Belize
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Belize Explores Electric Vehicle Industry Collaboration with Taiwan

The Ministry of Transportation is working with its counterparts in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
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Belize to End Automatic Promotions in Schools, Focus on Competencies

Prime Minister John Briceno has announced that the Ministry of Education will be putting a
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Dangriga Officials Assess Town’s Recovery After Weekend Rains

Dangriga Mayor, Robert Mariano and Area Representative, Dr Louis Zabaneh have conducted an assessment in
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Belize Observes World Town Planning Day to Promote Community Development

Today is World Town Planning Day, also known as World Urbanism Day, an annual event
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Belize Prime Minister Discusses Regional Security with US Homeland Security

The month of October saw Prime Minister John Briceno in and out of meetings overseas,
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Prime Minister Briceno Counters Guatemala’s Sarstoon Accusations

In related news, Prime Minister Briceno also weighed in on the statements made by Guatemala’s
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PM Briceno to look into ways to give back to

During his visit to the United States, Prime Minister John Briceno, was able to meet
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OAS to Donate Firearm Marking Machine to Belizean Government

The Organization of American States (OAS) will donate firearm marking machine to Belizean Government. The
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Prime Minister Discusses Progress of Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement

Prime Minister John Briceno met with a senior team from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
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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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