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Foreign Affairs Minister Addresses Past and Future Diplomatic Works

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Francis Fonseca took an estimated hour and a
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Belize City Council Assigns Portfolios to Council Members

The Belize City Council has announced the portfolio appointments for its council members. The council
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BSCFA Continues Pressure on PM

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association continues to call on Prime Minister Briceno to force
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Day Two of Budget Debate Concludes in Belmopan

Day two of the budget debate ended just before five o’clock this evening in Belmopan. 
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Julius Espat Highlights Nationwide Works in Extended Budget Debate Address

Cayo South’s Julius Espat took an estimated 85 minutes for his address where he spoke
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Opposition Demands Transparency: Calls for Key Players in National Health

Additionally, in yesterday’s presentation by the Leader of the Opposition, he called on the Briceno
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BSI/ASR Denounces Belize Government’s Sugar Inquiry, Threatens Legal Action

Less than twenty-four hours after the government approved the Terms of Reference for its Sugar
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Prime Minister Caught in Crossfire as BSI/ASR Rejects Sugar Inquiry

And with BSI/ASR’s denouncement of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), it seems Prime Minister John
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National Assembly Kicks Off Budget Debate with Lengthy Presentations

In years past, we have seen heated debates around this time when the new budget
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Retired Public Officers Protest in Belmopan Amid Budget Debate

This morning, while parliamentarians debated the budget, members of the Association of Beneficiaries and Retired
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Government’s Crime Strategy in Budget Debate

And going back to today’s debate, there were many areas that the area representatives touched
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Deputy Prime Minister Expresses Gratitude Amid to Supporters

And while Opposition Leader Moses “Shyne” Barrow was on the attack, the Deputy Prime Minister
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BSCFA upset over PM Briceno’s comments

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is once again unhappy with the government; this
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Opposition Leader Slams Government’s Budget as Betrayal: Says GOB’s budget

Ahead of tomorrow’s budget debate for the 2023/2024 fiscal year, the Leader of the Opposition,
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CWU and GOB strike an agreement

After threats of industrial action, multiple meetings, and weeks of negotiating, the Christian Workers Union
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Minister of State Alleges Assault from a member of her

Minister of State for Human Development, Elvia Vega-Samos is alleging that she is in fear
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BSCFA Urges PM Action: Dispute Over Sugar Industry Regulations Sparks

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is calling on the Prime Minister to appeal
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Shyne Barrow’s Surprise Meeting: Prime Minister Responds to Unexpected Guest

Yesterday, we told you that members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association were in Belize meeting
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Bernard Wagner Sworn In for Third Term as Belize City

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner was sworn into office for the third consecutive term this
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Newly Elected Mayor of Belmopan Begins Work at City Hall

Mayor Pablo Cawich was duly elected to office last Wednesday.  By Friday, Cawich began his
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Prime Minister Addresses Rising Employment Concerns in Budget Reading

Prime Minister John Briceno has acknowledged the rising issue of employment in the country.  Recently,
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Prime Minister Briceno Unveils Fiscal Year 2024/2025 Budget

Prime Minister John Briceno has presented the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2024/2025.  The
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House Meeting Post-Election: Quiet Opposition, Boastful Government

Today’s House Meeting lasted for about three hours, and surprisingly, there wasn’t much fireworks.  The
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Punta Gorda Mayor-Elect Charles ‘Obeah’ Galvez Addresses Recount Issue

Following today’s House Meeting, we met up with the Mayor-Elect for Punta Gorda, Charles ‘Obeah’
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Belize Secures $50 Million Grant for Sugar Industry Enhancement from

Belize was selected among eleven countries for a fifty-million-dollar grant from the Green Climate Fund
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Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Pressures Government Over Unfulfilled Promises

While the Briceno administration is looking to invest heavily in the sugar industry in the
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Teachers’ Union Demands Retraction from Government Officials Over World Bank

The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) is demanding a retraction of statements made last week
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UDP Leaders Unite Ahead of Municipal Elections

The United Democratic Party’s former and current leaders have joined forces ahead of the municipal
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Employers Reminded of Election Day Regulations

Belizeans head to the polls tomorrow for the 2024 municipal elections, and the Elections and
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Former Belmopan Councilor Speaks Out on her time in office

While there are several politicians in the People’s United Party hoping for re-election, one PUP
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UDP Councilor Candidate Leslie Zelaya Highlights Business Development Initiatives

On the road to the municipal elections, we’ve featured stories on several candidates vying for
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Mayor Wagner Launches Manifesto Ahead of Municipal Election

Bernard Wagner, Belize City’s two-time Mayor, was in the Lake Independence area this morning for
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PM Briceno Supports Municipal Slates Ahead of Wednesday Elections

Prime Minister John Briceno has been making his rounds across the country, lending support to
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Mural Defaced in San Ignacio: Clean-Up Efforts Underway

The political temperature in the twin towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena in the Cayo District
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World Bank Report Highlights Weakness in Belize’s Education Sector: Minister

Yesterday, we told you of the World Bank Report that was presented in San Ignacio. 
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BPP Calls for Redistricting Completion Ahead of 2025 Elections

The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) is demanding the redistricting exercise be completed before the 2025
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Teaching Commission Rethinks Decision on UDP Mayoral Candidate’s Leave

The Teaching Services Commission will be rethinking its position on the United Democratic Party Mayoral
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Former Minister Hugo Patt Returns to Senate Inquiry, Dodges Questions

Former Minister of Lands, Hugo Patt, appeared again before the Special Select Senate Committee this
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UDP Unveils Tech-Infused Manifesto Days Ahead of Municipal Elections

There are just days to go until the March 6 Municipal Elections and political parties
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University of Belize Hosts Mayoral Candidates for Panel Discussion

With elections on the horizon, the University of Belize (Toledo Campus) hopes to provide students
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Four Fallen Soldiers: Calls for Recognition Amplify on Anniversary Amid

Had it not been for the release issued today, highlighting the pending compensation to the
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Chief Elections Officers Confirms Receipt of Port Loyola Recall Petitions

Chief Elections Officer, Josephine Tamai, has confirmed that the Elections and Boundaries Department has received
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Outgoing Belmopan Mayor Raises Concerns Over RECONDEV

Outgoing Belmopan Mayor Sheran “Sharon” Palacio, is raising an issue over the Reconstruction and Development
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Elections and Boundaries Department Prepared for Upcoming Municipal Elections

Municipal elections are nine days away, and the Elections and Boundaries Department is ready to
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PUP nominates Municipal Elections Slates

Nomination Day – it is part of the election process where those persons looking to
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Caribbean Shores Area Rep Reflects on Nomination Day Turnout

While today’s showing of PUP supporters is nothing like what we have seen in past
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Third Parties and Independents Nominate Candidates for Municipal Elections

The second set of municipal candidates to get nominated was the third parties, and the
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UDP Concludes Nomination Process for Municipal Elections

Wrapping up the nomination process was the United Democratic Party (UDP) which had their turn
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CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting Set to Begin in Georgetown,

Leaders from across the region are gathering in Georgetown Guyana this weekend for the 46th
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Ambassador Assad Shoman Advocates for Palestinian Rights at International Court

Ambassador Assad Shoman spoke at the International Court of Justice in The Hague this morning. 
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Belize Removed from EU Blacklist on International Tax Good Governance

Belize has been removed from the blacklist when it comes to countries that are non-cooperative
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Concerns Raised Over Excelsior High School Being Used as Polling

Former Area Representative for Port Loyola, Anthony Boots Martinez, says that he has major concerns
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Former Area Representative Disappointed with Handling of Recall Petition

Former Port Loyola Area representative Anthony Boots Martinez says he is disappointed with the way
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San Pedro Columbia Village Rejects Mayan Land Rights Policy

In recent weeks, we’ve seen numerous Mayan communities from southern Belize clamor for communal land
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75 Amnesty Registration Cards Distributed in Orange Walk

After months of vetting, the Ministry of Immigration distributed seventy-five amnesty registration cards in Orange
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PSU Calls for Government Correction of Unlawful Member Transfers

The Public Service Union is rallying against what it says is the unlawful transfer of
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PM Briceno Speaks on Approval of Occupational Safety and Health

Prime Minister John Briceno says greenlighting of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Bill was
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PUP Holds National Party Council Meeting

Over the weekend, the People’s United Party held a National Party Council meeting in Belize
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PM Briceno says it was simply confidentiality

Confidentiality :::: Prime Minister John Briceno says that is the reason the government is denying
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Deputy PM Hyde Speaks on Senate Select Committee Proceedings

The media also spoke with Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde on Wednesday’s inquiry. Hyde says
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Boledo Sales to Bolster Belize Health System: PM Briceno Forecasts

The Government of Belize is expecting to collect an estimated seventy million dollars from the
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Milestone Reached: Agreement Signed for Oil Exploration in Southern Belize

An agreement was signed between the government, US Capital Energy and Conejo Village this morning
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PM Briceno Speaks on Jamie Lee Usher’s Firing from BHS

Prime Minister John Briceno says the publicity placed on the termination of the principal of
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Dredging Suspension: Government Responds to Placencia Fisher Concerns

The Minister of Natural Resources says the government has listened to the concerns of Placencia
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Senate VP Collet Montejo Attends Parliamentary Dialogue Forum in Morocco

The Vice President of the Senate Collet Montejo recently travelled to Morocco to attend the
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Senator Smith resigns from the Senate

She has been a firebrand Senator for the past seven years, but in a few
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UDP Chairman says PUP is being duplicitous

The opposition is outraged over the Cabinet Secretary’s decision to deny the Special Select Committee
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UDP Expresses Confidence in Municipal Election Victory

The United Democratic Party says it is confident of winning all seats in the upcoming
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UDP Chairman reiterates refusal to comment on Rape Allegations Against

Tomorrow, February 16, will mark one month since two young women filed a complaint of
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Belize Launches Investment and Business Climate Action Plan

Several stakeholders gathered to officially activate the Belize Investment and Business Climate Action Plan (BIBCAP)
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EU Ambassador Commends Government for “Putting Belize on the map”

Ambassador of European Union’s (EU) has commended the Government of Belize (GOB) for “putting Belize
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Special Senate Inquiry Begins Probe into Portico’s Port of Magical

The Special Senate Inquiry convened today in Belmopan with its established mandate to probe into
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Sean Duncan Addresses Questions After Senate Inquiry Testimony

Upon exiting the National Assembly building, Duncan granted an interview where he spoke on his
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Former Lands Commissioner Vallejos Appears Before Senate Inquiry

Former Lands Commissioner, Wilbert Vallejos, appeared before the Senate Inquiry in the afternoon session.  Vallejos
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European Union Signs €12.6 Million Agreement with Belize for Development

The European Union has signed an agreement with the Government of Belize in alignment with
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Civil Society Organizations Launch Project for Greater Democratic Participation

Civil society organizations gathered in Belize City today for the launch of a project focused
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Dangriga Town Council Renews Collective Bargaining Agreement with SWU

The Dangriga Town Council signed a Collective bargaining agreement yesterday with the Southern Workers Union
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Electric cabs are coming to the city

The Belize City Council hopes to spark the electric vehicle revolution in the old capital,
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Grant from Government of Japan Provides Belize City Council with

The Belize City Council has a new garbage compactor thanks to the Japanese Government. Today,
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Deputy PM Comments on Redistricting Exercise

Despite an order of the high Court, the Elections and Boundaries Commission has still not
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Southern Belize Communities Engage in Draft Mayan Customary Land Rights

Over the weekend, the government continued consultations on the Draft Mayan Customary Land Rights Policy
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Deputy PM weighs in on Maya Land Rights Policy

Deputy Prime Minister, Cordel Hyde, also weighed in on the land rights policy today and
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Mahogany Street Gets a Makeover: BTB and City Council Collaboration

Around thirty-five shops along Mahogany Street in Belize City have all gotten a facelift, thanks
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Protesters Rally Against Economic Hardships in Orange Walk

Over 300 people walked the streets of Orange Walk in protest of unbearable economic conditions
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Foreign Minister Fonseca Meets with Diplomatic Counterparts, Emphasizes Bilateral Relations

Belize’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Francis Fonseca has hit the ground
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Belize City and Miramar, Florida to Sign Sister City Agreement

After ten years of operating under a 2013 memorandum of understanding, the cities of Belize
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Belize City Mayor and Slate Discuss Campaign Trail Reception on

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner made an appearance on The Morning Show today along with
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Belize City Mayor Speaks on Council’s Finances

As Bernard Wagner and his slate of city councilors are going around the city campaigning,
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PDM Mayoral Candidate Estevan Perera Sr. Gains Speaks on Voter

Another political slate that’s been pounding the campaign pavement is the People’s Democratic Movement’s (PDM).
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Belize Progressive Party Gains Traction in Punta Gorda: Residents Welcome

The Belize Progressive Party, BPP is working to solidify its bid for municipal office in
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UDP Mayoral Candidate Dr. Nelma Jones-Mortis Aims for Transformation in

As we made our rounds with the mayoral and councilor aspirants from the various political
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Senate Discusses Amendments to Educational Bill

In yesterday’s Senate sitting, the amendments to the Educational and Training Bill was ventilated with
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GOB meets with the media on Maya Customary Land Rights

The Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs invited the media today to an educational session on
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Government Responds to Maya Lands Issue Amid Accusations of Politicization

In this morning’s session with the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, the government also weighed in
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Minister Dolores Balderamos – Garcia weighs in on Indian Creek

Since the start of the week, we’ve been following the situation in Indian Creek Village
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