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Senate Debates Key Bills, Ratifies Latin American Space Convention

The Senate met today at the National Assembly in Belmopan to debate several bills and
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State of Emergency Extended in Belize and Cayo Districts

Another resolution passed was the extension of the government’s State of Emergency in the Belize
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Senate Approves $50M IDB Loan for Urban Development and Healthcare

The Senate then moved on to a loan motion for almost 50 million Belize dollars
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Senate Passes Fiscal Incentives Amendment Bill for Major Investments

The Fiscal Incentives (Amendment) Bill was also passed today in the Senate after it went
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Rumors Swirl of Plan to Oust Shyne Barrow as UDP

Tonight, a plan to remove Moses “Shyne” Barrow as the Leader of the United Democratic
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John Saldivar Resigns as UDP Western Regional Caucus Leader

And while Barrow remains safe for now, John Saldivar is no longer the leader of
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Dangriga Mayor and Town Administrator in Public Dispute Over Alleged

The dispute between the Mayor of Dangriga Town Robert Mariano and the town’s Town Administrator
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APAMO Clashes with Ministry Over Protected Areas Legislation Revisions

Tonight, the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO) remains at odds with the Ministry
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PUP Responds to Corozal Rep. Elvia Vega Samos’s Allegations of

Over the weekend, the People’s United Party’s secretariat responded to claims made by Corozal Area
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UDP Leader denies Toledo East Lost is a result of

The UDP’s defeat in Toledo East has reportedly spurred efforts within the party to remove
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PUP’s Elvia Vega Samos Alleges Unfair Treatment in Corozal Bay

On Wednesday night, PUP Leader Prime Minister John Briceno said his party is as united
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Government Responds to APAMO’s Concerns Over Protected Areas Legislation Amendments

Only a day after the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO) raised concerns about
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No Snap Election in 2024: PM Briceno Remains Tight-Lipped on

Earlier this month, we reported on a possible general election within the first half of
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Dr. Osmond Martinez Wins Toledo East with Sweeping Victory

Dr. Osmond Martinez is the new Area Representative for the Toledo East constituency after securing
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Tensions Rise at Dangriga Town Council: Mayor and Administrator at

Over the past week, there’s been a situation brewing at the Dangriga Town Council between
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Government Launches $1.85 Million Infrastructure Project for Toledo Farmers

In a significant stride towards bolstering agricultural resilience and market accessibility, the Government of Belize,
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Steady Turnout in Bi-Elections: Polls Close with 54.72% Voter Participation

The polls in today’s bi-elections closed at six o’clock this evening.  Up to five o’clock,
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Dr. Osmond Martinez: From CEO to Political Candidate with Briceno’s

The three candidates in this bi-election, aimed at replacing the late Honorable Michael Espat, are
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UDP’s Dennis Desho Williams: New Hopeful for a Seat with

The next candidate under the umbrella for the United Democratic Party (UDP) is Dennis Desho
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PNP’s Wil Maheia: Aiming for Impact in Unconventional Campaign

The third candidate is Wil Maheia of the People’s National Party (PNP).  His campaign has
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Ombudsman’s Annual Report Highlights Budget Constraints and Key Concerns

The Ombudsman Office in Belize has submitted the 21st annual report to the Speaker of
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US State Department’s 2024 Report

The US Department of State has released its 2024 Investment Climate Report. It is a
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City Shuttle Opposes Belize City Council’s EV Bus Project

The owners of City Shuttle continue to oppose the Belize City Council’s EV bus project.
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Final Preparations Underway for Toledo East By-Election Tomorrow

Final Preparations are underway for the bi-election in the Toledo East constituency tomorrow. Contenders from
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PUP Nears Full Slate for General Elections with Latest Standard

The People’s United Party has lined up 30 of the 31 standard bearers for next
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Ingrid Vega’s Interesting Support for Garcia-Ramirez in Corozal Bay Race

One of the most interesting revelations that came out of yesterday’s convention in Corozal Bay
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David Castillo Wins PUP Standard Bearer Race for Corozal North

For the Corozal North division, three candidates offered themselves for the standard bearer position, namely,
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Belize Strengthens Diplomatic Ties with Cuba on Friendship Anniversary

Belize has committed to strengthening its ties with the Republic of Cuba as the two
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Employers Reminded of Voting Rights Compliance Ahead of Bi-Election

In light of the bi-election, all employers and the general public are reminded of the
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Toledo Farmers Struggle to Recover from Devastating Wildfires

Hundreds of farmers in the south continue to recover from the devasting wildfires that blazed
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BDF Soldiers’ Living Conditions Addressed in House of Representatives

The quality of life for soldiers of the Belize Defense Force was a hot-button issue
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Turneffe Atoll Development Sparks Environmental Concerns

A proposed private development on the Turneffe Atoll has raised concerns among environmentalists. The issue
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Ministry of Health and PAHO Complete Wellness Caravan Initiative

This week, the Ministry of Health and Wellness arrived at the final stop for its
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Opposition says Belize should be cautious about MCC Grant

Today’s sitting of the House was a special session to accommodate the passing of the
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Belize Secures $250 Million MCC Grant Amid Cautionary Remarks from

It was just two weeks ago that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors
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Unreported Rape Case Revealed During House Debate on National Security

A woman was reportedly raped in the Collet Division last week in Belize City.  It’s
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National Security Bill Passes; Opposition Criticizes Government’s Crime Response

Faber’s comments come at the introduction of the National Security Bill which went through all
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Minister of Home Affairs compares crime stats

The debate of the National Security Bill carried on in today’s house meeting for an
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Minister of Home Affairs Defends Takes Aim at Leader of

As is the norm, the elected representatives could not go without slinging innuendos at each
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Ministry of Labor Unveils Decent Work Country Program

This morning, the Ministry of Labor launched the Decent Work Country Program (DWCP). Last year,
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ILO Criticizes Belize’s Absence at International Labour Conference

While the ILO had much praise for the government’s efforts to improve the labor sector,
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Toledo East Prepares for Upcoming Bi-Elections

Public officers in Southern Belize are preparing for the upcoming Toledo East Bi-Elections slated for
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Credit Bureau and Rating System Applauded by Chamber of Commerce

One of the most interesting topics brought out in the news this week is the
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Special House Sitting to Discuss Millennium Challenge Corporation in Belize

The House of Representatives will meet tomorrow for a special sitting in Belmopan.  Love News
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General Elections Expected by Mid-2025: Political Parties Finalize Candidates

A few weeks ago, Love News heard through the grapevine that the general elections will
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Redistricting Debate Heats Up as Elections Near: PNP Demands Action

As the PUP and the UDP gear up for general elections, the proverbial white elephant
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Government Advances Plans for National Credit Bureau with Support from

Government is well on the way to introducing a Credit Bureau for the country that
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NEMO Conducts Post-Mortem Meeting on Hurricane Beryl Response

While the named storm Beryl is now many miles away and has since downgraded to
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Belize’s Government to Assist Caribbean Neighbors in Hurricane Beryl Aftermath

The Government of Belize has committed to lend assistance to countries like Grenada, Jamiaca and
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Opposition Leader Condemns Police Officer’s Actions in Viral Video

Another matter discussed by the Leader of the Opposition was the weekend viral video of
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PM Addresses Need for Improved Domestic Flights at ICAO Event

While the government wants to increase the number of international flights, it is aware of
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Opposition Leader Demands Apology from PUP Candidate Over Controversial Remarks

Leader of the Opposition Moses Barrow is demanding an apology from the People’s United Party’s
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Belize City Council Commits to Aid Sister City Angleton, Texas

In a heartening display of international solidarity, the Belize City Council has announced its commitment
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Belize Commits to 127 Human Rights Recommendations Following UN Review

Belize has recently agreed to carry out some 127 human rights recommendations that came out
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CARICOM Leaders Address Hurricane Beryl’s Devastation in Member States

CARICOM heads of government held two meetings last week with the primary discussion being Hurricane
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Belize Chamber of Commerce Meets with Prime Minister on National

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) met with Prime Minister today to discuss
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PUP Standard Bearer Conventions Scheduled for Corozal This Weekend

Moving on to the north, come this weekend there will be two PUP standard bearer
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Toledo East Bi-Election Set for July 17th

The much-anticipated bi-election for Toledo East is scheduled for July 17th where candidates will vie
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Government Faces Challenges in Human Trafficking Fight

The Government of Belize continues to face significant challenges in its fight against human trafficking.
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PM Briceno Returns from Panama, Urges Vigilance Ahead of Hurricane

Prime Minister John Briceno returned home today after attending the Presidential Transfer of Command Ceremony
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Nomination Day: Toledo East Candidates Officially Enter the Race

Preparations for the incoming hurricane did not stop nomination day for the Toledo East constituency.
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Proposed Amendment to Criminal Code Sparks Debate on Press Freedom

In mid-June, Cabinet announced a proposed amendment to the Criminal Code, which would make it
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Clarita Pech Appointed Acting Clerk of the National Assembly

Clarita Pech has been appointed as the Acting Clerk of the National Assembly.  Her appointment
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NEMO Prepares for Worst as Hurricane Beryl Churns in the

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has begun to prepare for the worst. The organization
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Ministry of Infrastructure Mobilizes for National Disaster Response

Also mobilizing for the hurricane watch, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing (MIDH) is
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Government Warns Against Price Gouging Amid Hurricane Preparations

As Belizeans flock to the stores to purchase canned goods and batteries, they are noticing
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PM Briceno Attends Panama Presidential Ceremony; DPM Hyde Assumes Duties

Prime Minister John Briceno is out of the country tonight.  He departed the country this
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New Bill Introduced to Combat Sexual Harassment Across Belize

A new Bill to address sexual harassment was presented in the House Meeting today.  It
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Disabilities Bill 2024 Gains Unanimous Support in House Meeting

Another Bill brought to the house today was the Disabilities Bill 2024.  This Bill seeks
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Opposition Leader Boycotts House Meeting, Citing Lack of Adequate Notice

While Albert’s Area Representative, Tracy Panton, sent her apologies for not attending today’s House Meeting,
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Special Investigative Team Formed to Tackle Belize’s Crime Surge

The Ministry of Home Affairs has built a special investigative team comprised of several units
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State of Emergency Extended for 60 More Days Amid Rising

As it relates to the SoE, Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, reported on the
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Eddie Webster Resigns as Clerk of the National Assembly

Today was the last meeting of the House of Representatives that will see Eddie Webster
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Son of Police Academy Cook Charged in Attack on Commissioner’s

The son of one of the cooks for the Belize Police Training Academy has been
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Prime Minister Endorses 90-Day Detention in Latest State of Emergency

As it relates to the current State of Emergency, the Prime Minister registered no objections
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Attorney Saldivar Criticizes City Council Over $459,000 Judgment Dispute

Attorney Arthur Saldivar, attorney for Antonio Novelo, former owner of Novelo’s Bus Terminal, was interviewed
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Government Pledges $1 Million for Families Hit by May Fires

The Government of Belize is also working to provide relief to the hundreds of farmers
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Villagers Protest Against Legal Challenge by Maya Leaders Alliance, Minister

Last week, residents of Indian Creek Village took to the steps of the National Assembly
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Toledo East By-Election Preparations Underway: Training for Election Workers Held

The by-election for the Toledo East constituency is quickly approaching and the Elections and Boundaries
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Minister Balderamos Garcia Faces Tough Decision in Corozal Bay Convention

Who will Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia support in the Corozal Bay convention, her Minister of
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Belize Government Ordered to Pay Nearly $10 Million in Land

Yesterday we told you about the Caribbean Court of Justice ruling that saw the government
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PM Briceno Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony for Auditorium in Mother’s Honor

Prime Minister John Briceno shared in a special groundbreaking ceremony held this afternoon in Orange
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Government Ordered to Pay Millions in Land Compensation Case

The land compensation case between the Government of Belize and Primrose Gabourel came to an
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Businessman Demands Half a Million from Belize City Council for

Officials at the Belize City Council are scratching their heads after businessman Antonio Novelo sent
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PUP Vets Candidates for Corozal North General Elections

Today, the People’s United Party (PUP) vetted the three men hoping to represent Corozal North
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ComPol says amendment to criminal code will affect police more

Two weeks ago on June 11, Cabinet gave the approval to have the Criminal Code
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Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow Condemns Criminal Code Amendment

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has reiterated his position on the Briceno Administration’s
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Authorities Crack Down on Suspected Gang Members Amid Rising Violence

In response to escalating gang violence, today, authorities initiated a sweeping crackdown under a State
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NGOs Push for Equal Opportunities Bill to Combat Discrimination

The subject of the Equal Opportunities Bill is back at the forefront today as the
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Belize Hosts Mundo Maya Workshop to Promote Cultural Heritage and

Belize is hosting a pivotal event aimed at celebrating the cultural heritage of the ancient
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Belize Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Guyana, Opens High Commission

Belize now has diplomatic relations in Guyana.  Yesterday, the Belize flag was hoisted at the
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Special Senate Select Committee Hearing Canceled Without Notice

Five days ago the National Assembly issued a release indicating that the seventh hearing of
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Mabil Ha Village Water Supply

The Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) and the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour
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UB Faculty and Staff Union Rejects Government’s Subvention Response

The University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union (UBFSU) is not accepting the government’s response
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Belize Diaspora Summit in LA Addresses Immigration and Voting Rights

Hundreds of members of the diaspora were in the Los Angeles area in the United
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Mayor Wagner Supports Diaspora Voting Rights

Mayor Bernard Wagner who has met several times with Belizeans abroad has given his two
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Silk Grass Resident Battles Bureaucracy to Receive Court-Awarded Settlement

A resident of Silk Grass Village, Stann Creek District, is furious after trying for weeks
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