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Government Sets July 17 for Toledo East Bi-Elections Following Honorable

The election of a new Area Representative for Toledo East is imminent since the passing
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Government and Unions Sign Delayed Collective Bargaining Agreement at House

Prime Minister John Briceno made an appearance today at the House of Culture as the
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Prime Minister Briceno Hopeful of Cooperation from BSI/ASR for Sugar

Prime Minister John Briceno weighed in today on the work of the Commission of Inquiry
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Erin Miller Appointed Director of Communications and Marketing for Belize

The Belize City Council has announced the elevation of Erin Miller to the post of
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Belize Peace Movement Continues to Oppose Representation of the Peoples

The Belize Peace Movement continues its rejection of the Representation of the Peoples Bill.  The
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PUP Corrects Voter Turnout Figures from Toledo East Convention

Last night, the numbers from the PUP’s convention in Toledo East were impressive. However, the
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PUP Outlines Polling and Counting Procedures for Upcoming Toledo East

The People’s United Party has finalized its execution plans for the Toledo East Convention slated
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Belize Delegation Strengthens Ties with El Salvador Amid Controversial Second

Foreign Affairs Minister, Francis Fonseca, has been busy in recent weeks as he expresses Belize’s
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Belize Congratulates Mexico’s First Female President-Elect, Dr. Claudia Sheinbaum

Another celebration that Belize will be joining in is the imminent inauguration of Mexico’s President-elect,
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Belize Extends Congratulations to India’s Re-elected President Narendra Modi

Belize has also issued a congratulatory message to the recently elected President for India.  President
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CEO Osmond Martinez Resigns from Ministry of Economic Development; Carlos

Chief Executive Officer Osmond Martinez had taken leave from the Ministry of Economic Development on
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Joint Unions Demand Government Commitment to Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Joint Unions, better known as JUNT, are upset with the Government, alleging that it
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Belize Peace Movement Criticizes Opposition’s Redistricting Stance as Inadequate

The Belize Peace Movement (BPM) has doubled down on labeling the opposition’s stance on the
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People’s National Party Praises Shyne Barrow’s Support for Redistricting Efforts

While the Belize Peace Movement has labelled the opposition leader’s support for redistricting as weak,
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Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow Refutes Claims of Redistricting Opposition

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has rebutted the remarks made yesterday by Robert
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Belize City Council Fills Vacancies to Boost Revenue and Programs

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner, and his human resources department have spent the past few
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David Gegg Declares Errors in Senate Testimony on Portico Agreement

In a curious turn of events surrounding Portico’s Definitive Agreement Businessman David Gegg has declared
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Belize Peace Movement Threatens Legal Action Over Redistricting Delays

Tonight, the Belize Peace Movement (BPM) is sending a strong message to the Briceno Administration. 
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Sugar Industry Inquiry Finally Begins After Months of Delays

After months of delay, the Sugar Industry Commission of Inquiry has met to begin the
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Nationwide Sugar Rationing Returns Amid Smuggling Crisis

Tonight, stores across the country are rationing sugar once again. In recent weeks, sacks of
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Redistricting Bill finally makes it to the HOR

The People’s Representation Bill 2024 was also presented in the House today, related to the
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Opposition Leader Accused of Politicizing Wildfire Crisis During House Meeting

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, was accused of grandstanding today in the House
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Parliament to Debate Southern Deep Port Development Bill

Parliamentarians will convene for a House Meeting tomorrow where several crucial Bills will be tabled. 
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Redistricting Report to Be Tabled Amid Ongoing Controversy

Another Bill coming up tomorrow is the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2024 which
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Isla Bonita’s Rapid Development Sparks Environmental Concerns

Is development on La Isla Bonita being sustainably managed? That’s the question many environmentalists are
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PUP Finalizes Standard Bearer Vetting Process

The People’s United Party has wrapped up its vetting process for aspiring standard bearers. Today,
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Three City Councilors Aim for PUP Candidacy in General Elections

As the 2025 general elections draws near, the political lines are being drawn.  While the
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Dr. Louis Zabaneh Faces Challenger in Dangriga

Moving down south in politics, there is a challenger for Dr Louis Zabaneh in the
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UDP Alleges Government Complicity in Sugar Smuggling

The United Democratic Party is accusing the government of facilitating the smuggling of sugar out
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NTUCB Demands Resignation of Labour Minister Over Delayed OSH Bill

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) is calling for the resignation of the
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NTUCB Criticizes Government’s Appointments to Public Administration Board

The NTUCB has also called out the Briceno Administration, reminding them of its mandate of
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Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner Attends International Conference on SIDS

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner was nominated by the World Organization of United Cities and
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EU and OAS Sign Cooperation Agreement to Bolster Peace Between

Several diplomats gathered at the western border this afternoon where a cooperation agreement was signed
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BNTU Urges Government Action as Wildfires Worsen Air Quality in

The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) is calling on the government to bring all hands
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Constitutional Concerns Arise as Belize Prepares for General Elections

As Belize gears up for the impending General Elections, a crucial constitutional matter has emerged,
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Belize calls for Cuba’s removal from U.S.’s Listing as State

The Government of Belize issued a release today stating that it is deeply concerned with
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Opposition Leader Dismisses Potential Challenger in Mesopotamia Division

“I’ve never heard of him”: that was the Leader of the Opposition’s response to whether
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Mexican President Confirms Energy Supply Boost for Belize

Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has confirmed Prime Minister John Briceno’s report that Mexico
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Dr. Osmond Martinez Discusses Toledo East Vision on Morning Show

Tonight, we continue our coverage of the candidates vying to represent the People’s United Party
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Belize Peace Movement Seeks Court Enforcement on Redistricting Before Elections

The Belize Peace Movement returned to court today in hopes of triggering a redistricting of
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UDP Accuses Agriculture Ministry of Neglecting San Carlos Carrot Farmers

The United Democratic Party is accusing the Ministry of Agriculture of neglecting carrot farmers in
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Tragic Scaffold Fall Claims Life of Construction Worker in Esperanza

A man lost his life this morning after falling off a scaffold in Esperanza Village,
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Senator Bevinton Cal Expresses Sympathy for Toledo Residents Affected by

Senator Bevinton Cal, a native of the Toledo District, has weighed in on the recent
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Opposition Supports Aid for Wildfire Victims in Toledo District; Calls

The opposition says it would support a supplementary bill to assist victims of the destructive
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Opposition Leader lashes out at Fortis Belize

Fortis Belize Limited is once again attempting to enter the solar electricity market. In 2019,
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PUP Aspirant Melhem Espat Discusses Challenges and Changes in Toledo

PUP aspirant for the Toledo East division, Melhem Espat, was on The Morning Show yesterday
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NTUCB Opposes Ministry of Health’s Switch to Smart Telecom

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) has written to Prime Minister Briceno expressing
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Belize Secures Access to Korean Economic Development Fund

Belize has been officially granted access to the Korean Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF).  Negotiations
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Belize Solar Industry Alliance Implores GOB to Revise New Solar

A group calling themselves the Belize Solar Industry Alliance (BSIA) is calling on the government
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Government of Belize Launches First Formal Summer Internship Program

The Ministry of Public Service has been given the go-ahead to initiate an internship program
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Nicanor Requena Launches Campaign for Toledo East

In June, several aspiring politicians will be vying for a chance to fill the vacant
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Belize Calls for Reopening of UNRWA Office in East Jerusalem

Belize has joined the international community in calling for the reopening of the United Nations
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Health Ministry Switches to Private Telecom Provider for Cost Savings

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has switched telephone providers, going from a national company
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UDP Condemns Government’s Telecom Switch, Cites Potential Nationalization Sabotage

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has weighed in on the government’s switch from digi to
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Cao Zhong Zhi Foundation Donates Medical Equipment to Belize Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Wellness received a substantive amount of medical equipment yesterday. The
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Belize Political Landscape Shifts: Councilor Kaya Cattouse Joins PUP Candidacy,

Tonight, there are new developments in the political landscape. In Belize City, Councilor Kaya Cattouse
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Government Initiates Reform Efforts with Public Service Workshops

Amid the findings from these audits, the Government has embraced steps towards reform.  The most
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Anthony “Boots” Martinez Pursues Legal Action Against Election Department Over

Retired politician Anthony Boots Martinez says he’s not giving up on having Port Loyola Area
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Belize Peace Movement Pushes for Redistricting Ahead of 2025 Elections

Will the country’s political landscape change or will it remain the same? That’s the question
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Foreign Minister Labels Travel Advisory for Chetumal Following Spike in

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Francis Fonseca says that the travel advisory
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People’s Constitution Commission Prepares Recommendations for Constitutional Changes

The People’s Constitution Commission (PCC) is preparing to submit a list of recommended constitutional changes
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Minister of Constitutional Reform speaks on the country’s laws on

The Elections and Boundaries Department is preparing for the imminent bi-election in Toledo East.  The
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Belize Secures Energy Boost and Export Opportunities in Mexico Pact

Belize can now look forward to exporting a new list of products to Mexico.  It
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Port of Belize Eyes Partnership with Chetumal Free Zone in

With the government now owning the Port of Belize, Prime Minister Briceno was able to
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Belize Asserts Sovereignty Amidst Recent Border Tensions with Guatemala

It’s been a little over two weeks since members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces (GAF)
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Fortis Belize Faces Pressure to Lower Rates Amidst Renewable Energy

Fortis Belize has responded to the Prime Minister’s call to lower their rates. On Friday,
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Businessman Challenges Opposition Leader in Mesopotamia Constituency Bid

Businessman Lawrence Ellis says he’s going to give the Leader of the Opposition a run
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CEO Takes Leave to Pursue Political Ambitions, Igniting Debate on

Chief Executive Officer for Economic Development, Dr Osmond Martinez has taken leave from the public
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UDP Calls for Public Utilities Minister’s Resignation

The United Democratic Party (UDP) issued a release on Friday, calling for the removal or
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State Funeral Honors Late Minister Michael Espat in Punta Gorda

On Saturday, a state funeral and mass of thanksgiving was held in Punta Gorda Town
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Banking Regulations Challenge Majid Khan’s Access

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francis Fonseca, has commented on Majid Khan’s challenges faced in the
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PM Addresses Allegations of Government Cartel Ties

In recent days, an ad has been running on the nightly news alleging there is
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PM Unfazed by Allegations of Administration Involvement in Portico Agreement

The Prime Minister says he wasn’t surprised by David Gegg’s statements at the last hearing
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UDP Campaign Donation Scandal Raises Calls for Campaign Finance Laws

Another bombshell dropped by Gegg was his allegation that a certain UDP minister requested a
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Opposition Leader Demands Retraction and Compensation from Channel 7 News

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has had his attorneys send a letter to
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Portico developer speaks on land acquisitions

Once the Definitive Agreement had come to light, several issues and questions arose.  One had
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David Gegg speaks on MOU with former administration

Businessman Hotchandani did testify yesterday at the Senate sitting and had conceded that he is
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David Gegg takes witness stand at Senate Inquiry

As it directly relates to Portico’s Definitive Agreement, Gegg spoke on who drafted the document
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Police Commissioner Williams Mulls Political Bid Amid Speculation and Criticism

Police Commissioner Chester Williams has been toying with the idea to pursue his political aspirations
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Prime Minister Briceno Meets Mexican President to Enhance Space Cooperation

Prime Minister John Briceno is meeting with Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City.
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Anthony Boots Martinez Faces Setback in Recall Petition Against Gilroy

Anthony Boots Martinez has decided to continue his pursuit to recall the current Area Representative,
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Former Area Rep Anthony Boots Martinez Vows to Finance Legal

But how will Martinez finance his legal battle for the recall petition? Martinez says that
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Minister Kareem Musa comments on Belize’s Press Freedom Ranking

Today is World Press Freedom Day and the University of Belize has partnered with the
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PUP Postpones Decision on Toledo East Seat

Today, the People’s United Party was to make a decision on how they will fill
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Minister Musa Supports Commissioner Williams’ Political Aspirations

While Musa remains neutral on Mike Espat’s possible replacement, today, he expressed support for another
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Opposition Leader Barrow Criticizes Commissioner Williams’ Performance

Commenting on Chester Williams’ possible political career was Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow. 
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BDF Commandant Responds to Criticism Over Sarstoon Confrontation

The Commandant of the Belize Defense Force has responded to the harsh criticism over the
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Guatemala Ramps Up Border Patrols Amid Belize Incursion Claims: PM

There is another security issue that Belize is grappling with involving our neighbors in Guatemala. 
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Benque Viejo Deputy Mayor Resigns Over Misogyny Allegations

Town Councilor of Benque Viejo, Jenny Martinez took to social media yesterday evening and gave
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National Women’s Commission Reacts to Deputy Mayor’s Resignation: Calls for

President of the National Women’s Commission (NWC), Thea Garcia-Ramirez has weighed in on Jenny Martinez’
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Progress in Public Sector Issues: Unions and Government Forge Committees

The joint unions were finally able to meet with government officials today on several pending
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Human Remains Found on La Isla Bonita, Police Investigating

Police are probing into the discovery of human remains on La Isla Bonita, San Pedro.
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San Pedro Mayor Throws Hat in the Ring, Challenges Political

A power struggle may be brewing in San Pedro after the island’s Mayor, Gualberto Nunez,
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State Funeral Planned for Minister Michael Joseph Espat in Punta

Minister of State, Michael Joseph Espat, will be given a State Funeral in Punta Gorda
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PM Briceno Responds to Claims of Disrespect Toward Late Minister

While the party has spared no expense in honoring Espat, last week, his cousin, Minister
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PUP National Executive Agrees on Party Matters, Observes Moment of

The National Executive of the People’s United Party (PUP) met today and agreed on several
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BDF Forward Operating Base on Sarstoon River Reopens After Renovations

After months of being uninhabitable, the Belize Defence Force’s Forward Operating Base on the Sarstoon
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