Government & Politics

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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GOB says amending the referendum act is progressive

Minister of Sustainable Development Orlando Habet says that the government’s decision to amend the Referendum
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Government Seeks to Streamline Trade License System for Municipalities

The Government of Belize is looking to streamline the trade licenses system that will bring
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Belize Peace Movement Calls for Constitutionally Compliant Electoral Divisions

After reviewing the redivision report of the elections and boundaries commissions in July; Claimants of
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Belize Seeking Funds to Replace Swing Bridge and Bel-Can Bridge

The government is looking to procure funds to replace two of Belize City’s major bridges,
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Sharon Palacio Withdraws from PUP Mayoral Race in Belmopan

Sharon Palacio has confirmed that she will not be contesting the PUP mayoral race come
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Belize House of Representatives Tackles National Matters, Including Gun Control

The House of Representatives meeting on Friday was anything but mundane.  While the back and
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Belize Gains Access to South Korean Economic Development Fund for

Belize has officially gained access to the South Korean Economic Development Corporation Fund. In August,
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Belize Takes Steps to Increase Climate Financing and Resilience

Belize is ranked eighth in the world in climate risk, so the government is working
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Belize Seeks Climate Resilience Funding Amid Rising Borrowing Costs

While the country needs significant sums of money to become more climate resilient, borrowing it
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World Food Day Highlights the Vital Role of Water in

Today is World Food Day and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Belize Secures $77 Million Loan from Saudi Arabia for 60-Megawatt

And to aid the country’s growing need for energy, the government has sought funding from
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Concerns Arise Over Immigration Department Working Conditions Following Port Commander’s

The passing of Immigration Port Commander, Sheldon Winston Hudson, has triggered his colleagues in expressing
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National Assembly Improvements Funded by Taiwan Government

Speaker of the House, Valerie Woods is on a mission to improve the operations and
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PUP Corozal Town Council Slate Endorsed Ahead of Upcoming Elections

The PUP Corozal Town Council slate was endorsed this weekend by way of a special
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UDP Chairman Criticizes Prime Minister’s Impulsive Remarks on Sarstoon Situation

UDP Chairman, Michael Peyrefitte, was harshly critical of the Prime Minister today, essentially saying that
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PSU Calls for Standardized Salaries Amidst Government Disapproval

The Public Service Union (PSU) remains adamant tonight that the salaries paid by the Government
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Leader of the Opposition Given Ultimatum to Apologize for Speaker

The Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, has until the end of this month
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Leader of the Opposition Defiant, Refuses to Apologize to Speaker

While the Leader of the Opposition has been given eighteen days to apologize, he says
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Speaker Emphasizes Discipline and Duties at House of Representatives

The House of Representatives meeting got underway after ten o’clock this morning with the announcements
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UDP Protestors Break Barriers Outside National Assembly

As the parliamentarians spoke of discipline and better decorum in the House, outside the National
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Belize Government Seeks Transparency in Public Expenditure Analysis

How much of the people’s money has the government spent over the past ten years?
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PM Briceno Proposes Municipal Securities Bill for City Councils

Prime Minister John Briceno presented a Municipal Securities Bill in the House today that would
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Amendments to Criminal Code and Summary Jurisdiction Act Introduced

Amendments to the Criminal Code Act and the Summary Jurisdiction Act were introduced today.  Cabinet
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Belize Government Seeks Stricter Rules for Nationality Eligibility

The Government of Belize is looking to make it harder for non-Belizeans to attain nationality. 
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Speaker Woods Focuses on Improving National Assembly Operations

Speaker of the House, Valerie Woods is on a mission to improve the operations and
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Economic Citizenship Program Rules to Be Adjusted, Says PM

In related news, the government is also looking to adjust the rules of the Economic
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Speaker Woods Promises Written Reports for Transparency

Another initiative being undertaken by Speaker Woods is a written report for public consumption.  Woods
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Belize Set to Sign Five-Year Compact Agreement with Millennium Challenge

The Government of Belize and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) are expected to sign a
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Ministry of Education Adapts Teacher Training for Competency-Based Curriculum

The new competency-based curriculum implemented in schools by the Ministry of Education Culture Science and
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Prime Minister John Briceno Addresses Sarstoon River Tensions Amid Drug

Belizeans are being chased from the Sarstoon due to drug trafficking, and not the territorial
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PM responds to Opposition Leader’s Assertion that Patrick Faber has

Prime Minister John Briceno had very little to say regarding the opposition leader’s statements made
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Opposition Leader Accuses Collet Area Representative of Floor Crossing

Opposition Leader, Moses Shyne Barrow, has, by all indications, jumped the gun when he went
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Government of Belize monitoring Middle East Crisis, Belize could see

Just today, Al Jazeera News Agency reported that, “international rights experts are raising the alarm
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Balancing Economic Growth and Conservation Amid Climate Financing Demands

On the backdrop of the recently signed agreements between US Capital Energy and several southern
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Cabinet Discusses Deployment of Belizean Soldiers to Haiti

Cabinet met this week for their regular session with the deployment of Belizean soldiers to
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San Pedro Town Council Bans Golf Carts from Water Taxis

The San Pedro Town Council is being criticized after it implemented a policy on the
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Consent Agreements and the Free Prior Informed Consent Protocol

While five villages have given the green light for exploration in their communities, two villages
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Amendments to the Referendum Act Announced Amid Offshore Oil Exploration

While Oceana is still awaiting feedback from the government reference the referendum on offshore oil
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Climate Vulnerability Reduction Project Aims to Mitigate Flooding in Belize

Dodging knee-high waters when traversing Belize City in the rainy season may now be a
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Construction of New Fire Stations in Belize City Set to

The Ministry of Disaster Risk Management says that construction will soon begin for new fire
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Prime Minister Wraps Up Toledo District Tour with Focus on

The Prime Minister has wrapped up his tour of the Toledo District where he met
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Middle East Violence Claims Lives, Sparks Global Concerns

The violent deaths and attacks continue today in the Middle East.  The latest update indicate
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Belize Government Loses $30 Million in Fuel Tax Revenue

Thirty million dollars: that’s how much the government lost on fuel taxes in its previous
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Belize’s House of Representatives to Convene Amid Planned Opposition Protest

The House of Representatives will be convening on Friday the 13th in Belmopan.  The opposition
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Joint Public Accounts Committee Urges Timely Financial Statements for Accountability

The Joint Public Accounts Committee (JPAC) met in its 11th consecutive session on Monday, October
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Belize Advocates for World Bank’s International Development Association Membership

Belize is lobbying to become a member of the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).
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