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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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PM Briceno Reacts to Minister Espat’s Sudden Death

Prime Minister John Briceno says the death of Minister of State Michael Espat came as
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Government Minister Mike Espat Dies of Massive Heart Attack, Social

News of the death of Honorable Mike Espat reached our newsroom just before ten o’clock
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Toledo East Prepares for Bi-election Following Mike Espat’s Passing

The passing of Area Representative Mike Espat has set in motion, plans for a bi-election
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PUP Chairman denies division at City Hall over Albert Vaughn’s

The Chairman of the People’s United Party has denied that there is a current a
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Mayor Wagner Sticking to his guns on decision to make

While the councilors may be seeking to reverse Vaughn’s appointment, City Hall’s head honcho, Mayor
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Anthony “Boots” Martinez seeks to get recall petition rejection reversed

Anthony “Boots” Martinez says the Elections and Boundaries Department erred in rejecting several of the
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Shyne Barrow Feels Vindicated Amidst Diddy Controversy

While hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs continues to face various accusations in the USA,
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Minister Musa Claps Back at Opposition Leader Over State of

The Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, is rejecting the Leader of the Opposition’s statements
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City Hall Rift Escalates: Deputy Mayor and Councilors Challenge Administrator

Deputy Mayor Allan Pollard and five other city councilors have handed the main opposition some
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Opposition Leader Criticizes State of Emergency Following Recent Murder

The Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow says the current State of Emergency (SOE)
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Opposition Leader Reflects on Municipal Election Loss, Pledges Party Unity

Leader of the Opposition Moses Shyne Barrow says that he is not discouraged by the
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Albert Vaughan Assumes Role of City Administrator at Belize City

Former City Councilor, Albert Vaughan, assumed the post of City Administrator today at the Belize
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UDP Supports PEACE Movement’s push for redistricting

The next General Elections should be held sometime next year; however, the issue of redistricting
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UDP Chairman Peyrefitte Open to Stepping Aside If the Party

Over the past few years, the United Democratic Party (UDP) has seen losses in the
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UDP Chairman Peyrefitte Acknowledges Party’s Challenges, Defends Against PUP Comparison

Expanding on the difficulties of opposition politics, Chairman Peyrefitte said that the People’s United Party
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Cabinet Reshuffle Raises Questions About Oversight as Backbenchers Assume Ministerial

On April 3, the Government of Belize announced a reshuffling of Cabinet portfolios which included
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Opposition Alarmed by Minister’s Alleged Political Interference in Corozal Elections

Minister of State, Elvia Vega-Samos is being looked at by the opposition as pulling political
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UDP Chairman Condemns Killing of Coast Guard Member, Calls Attention

UDP Chairman Michael Peyrefitte has condemned the killing of Seaman Apprentice, Charles James.  Peyrefitte was
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Belize Hosts Annual HOME Event, Welcoming Heads of Mission

The Heads of Mission from around the world are home in Belize for the annual
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Minister Perez Returns to Cabinet Amidst Controversy, Colleague Voices Support

Amidst the reshuffling of Cabinet portfolios, last week was the announcement that Minister Andre Perez
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Belize City Council Faces Quandary in Selecting New City Administrator

Three persons were interviewed today at City Hall as the council seeks to hire a
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Belmopan Mayor Addresses Controversy Surrounding Finance Director’s Hiring

Belmopan Mayor, Pablo Cawich has commented on the hiring of Flavio Tzalam as the Finance
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PSU President Urges Belize Defence Force to Defend Salary Packages

President of the Public Service Union (PSU), Dean Flowers, has called on the Belize Defence
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New Ministers of State Sworn In: Belmopan Welcomes Three Appointees

The three newly appointed Ministers of State were officially sworn in yesterday in the City
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Belmopan Initiates ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ Project: Mayor Cawich’s Environmental Agenda

Belmopan’s Mayor, Pablo Cawich met recently with representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). 
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Council Clash: San Ignacio/Santa Elena Councillor Sandra Tosh Lanza Calls

The circumstances surrounding an upset within the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council are still being
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UDP Demands Recount in Punta Gorda Municipal Elections Amid Allegations

The United Democratic Party (UDP) is demanding a recount of the ballots cast in the
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Belize City Resident Claims Innocence Amid Drug Charges and Alleged

A Belize City resident, charged with 5 counts of drug-related offenses, is claiming innocence and
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PM Briceno Hosts #PlanBelize Forum with Newly Elected Mayors

Prime Minister John Briceno has taken off the Easter Break, but not before bringing all
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Senate Inquiry Postponed Amid Accusations of Bias and Flawed Invitations

Today was to be the next sitting of the Special Senate Inquiry.  The event, however,
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Belize Awaits ICJ Date for Territorial Dispute with Guatemala

Belize is currently awaiting a date to be set by the International Court of Justice
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Historic Achievement: Belize Ratifies UN Ocean Biodiversity Agreement

Belize has made history by being the first Caribbean nation to officially ratify the groundbreaking
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Opposition Senator Leaves Senate Debate After Only Thirteen Minutes

While political freedoms are not practiced in many countries across the world, Belize enjoys the
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Legislature Approves Draft Revenue and Expenditure Estimates

Tonight we can tell you that the proposed Draft Revenue and Expenditure Estimates has been
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Senator Herrera Critiques Budget Draft, Questions Allocation Ratios

Senator Herrera utilized the full-time allotted to each member. In the last leg of his
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Political Drama Escalates: Yellowman Alleges Hit Order from Party Leader

The Brian ‘Yellowman’ Audinett saga has stirred quite the reaction in the entertainment sector as
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Opposition Leader Faces Rebellion within United Democratic Party Ranks

The Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow held a National Party Council Meeting on Saturday to
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UDP Leadership Shake-Up: Senator Replaced Amidst Party Discontent

Following this weekend’s NPC meeting, the LOO moved to replace the party’s Belize Rural Central
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Indigenous Groups Denounce Government’s New Director of Indigenous People’s Affairs

The Maya Leader Alliance (MLA) and the Toledo Alcalde’s Association (TLA) are denouncing the appointment
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Weak Opposition Presence Nearly Ends Budget Debate Early

The final day of this year’s Budget Debate ended just before news time, but the
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Heated Exchange Budget Debate as Hon.Patrick Faber Calls Former PM

As is the norm, things got heated today in the House of Representatives after Collett’s
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Opposition Criticizes Government’s Health Insurance Scheme Expansion

Collet’s Area Representative Patrick Faber also rose to criticize the government’s expansion of the National
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Pickstock Representative Counters Opposition’s Claims on Economic Reports

During his presentation, Pickstock Area representative Anthony Mahler also rebutted the LOO’s claim that the
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Fort George Representative Defends Government’s Integrity Amid Opposition’s Accusations

And today the Area Representative for Fort George Henry Charles Usher responded to the LOO’s
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