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Government and Churches sign agreement to bolster relationship

The government and the churches have signed an agreement to bolster the state’s relationship with
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Minister Courtenay’s Departure: PUP Chairman Addresses Impact on Belize’s International

Will Minister Eamon Courtenay’s departure affect Belize’s image on the international stage? PUP Chairman Henry
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Government Defends Port of Belize Acquisition Amid Criticisms

Minister of the Public Service and Constitutional and Political Reform Henry Charles Usher says the
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PUP Chairman Affirms Government’s Positive Impact on Belizean Living Conditions

The government has been able to improve the living conditions for Belizeans despite facing several
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Big Creek Port Owners Upset Over GOB Acquisition, Stann Creek

Stann Creek West Area Representative Rodwell Ferguson says he believes the owners of the Big
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Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Courtenay Confirms Departure; Succession Plan Unveiled

Our reports in last night’s news of Minister Eamon Courtenay’s departure was confirmed today by
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Belize’s New High Commissioner to Guyana Presents Credentials, Praises Strong

Belizean diplomat, Gale Miller-Garnett presented her credentials today to Guyana’s President, Dr Irfaan Ali.  President
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PUP Unveils Mayoral Candidate for Belmopan

The son of the late and former Government Minister, Agripino Cawich, is the PUP Mayoral
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Ministry of Infrastructure Hands Over New Homes for the Holidays

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing has made the holiday season a lot more
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Senator Eamon Courtenay Reportedly Set to Depart from Foreign Trade,

Latest information reaching our newsroom is that Senator Eamon Courtenay will be demitting office at
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Guatemala’s President-Elect, Bernardo Arevalo, and Belize PM Briceño Meet to

Today, Guatemala’s President-Elect, Bernardo Arevalo, paid Prime Minister John Briceño a courtesy visit. The Central
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Government Approves Funds for Annual Christmas Cheer Program Across Constituencies

In the spirit of Christmas, the Government of Belize has approved a disbursement of funds
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PUP Stalwart Bill Lindo Criticizes Party in Online Article, PM

Criticism of a political party in government is a part of politics, and on rare
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Prime Minister Briceno Commends Belize Coast Guard at Christmas Luncheon

Prime Minister John Briceno was the guest speaker today at a Christmas luncheon for the
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Guatemala’s Application to ICJ: PM Briceno Anticipated Move in Belize’s

Earlier this week, we told you of Guatemala’s application to the International Court of Justice
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Belize Urges Respect for International Law Amid Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

Another territorial issue that Briceno commented on was the reported high handedness of the Venezuelan
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Sugar Cane Crop Season Delayed Commercial Agreement Dispute

In related news, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) met with Prime Minister John
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PM says Government Working to Find Solution to Prevent Bread

From sugar to bread, the government is working to prevent an uptick in the controlled
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Former Port CEO Appointed Interim Head as Government Takes Over

The government has appointed former Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Belize Arturo Vasquez
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PM Briceno Responds to Stevedores’ Demands: Christian Workers Union Seeks

And PM Briceno also responded to the Christian Workers Union’s demand for a 4.9-million-dollar redundancy
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Joint Public Accounts Committee Alerts Government: Public Ministries Face Over

There are over forty instances of theft or pilfering that have been reported within the
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PM Briceno Addresses Accusations of Racism: Belmopan Mayor Alleges Discrimination

Prime Minister John Briceno has responded to Belmopan Mayor Sharon Palacio calling him racist. Last
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Opposition Leader joins CWU in taking issue with lack of

The Christian Workers Union is not the only entity concerned about the government’s interim board
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Opposition Leader Criticizes Government Over Teacher Salary Announcement

Leader of the Opposition Moses Shyne Barrow is calling out the Government of Belize (GOB)
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Guatemala Seeks Involvement in Belize-Honduras Dispute Over Sapodilla Cayes

Guatemala has applied to the International Court of Justice to be an interested party in
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Opposition Leader Supports Guyana in Ongoing Territorial Dispute with Venezuela

Barrow also weighed in on the ongoing territorial issue with Venezuela and Guyana, reiterating support
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Guatemala Requests ICJ Intervention in Belize-Honduras Dispute Over Sapodilla Cayes

Guatemala is asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to approve an intervention in the
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Christian Workers Union Seeks $4.9 Million Redundancy Package from GOB

The Christian Workers Union says it welcomes the Port of Belize’s nationalization but wants a
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Ministry of Transport Scrambles to Replace Bus Runs After Floralia’s

The Ministry of Transport is scrambling to replace the bus runs that were affected by
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Senate Debates $86.9 Million Appropriations Bill for Public Sector Expenditure

The Senate convened today in Belmopan where they debated several Bills brought from last week’s
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Belize and El Salvador Launch Negotiations for Partial Scope Agreement

Belize and El Salvador are working to increase trade relations with the establishment of a
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Belize Government Warns Economic Citizenship Holders Without Visits: No Renewals

The Government of Belize has issued a warning to those in possession of Belizean nationality
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Senate Approves Port Acquisition & Settlement Deeds Bill 2023 for

Another major topic of discussion in today’s Senate meeting was the Port Acquisition & Settlement
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Belize Stands with Guyana: Government Expresses Concern Over Venezuela’s Annexation

The Government of Belize is standing in solidarity with the people of Guyana amidst threats
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Leader of the Opposition weighs in on bread price hike

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Baker’s Association continue to dialogue over the controlled price
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Guatemala’s Election Controversy: Prosecutors Threaten to Annul President-elect Arevalo’s Victory

Guatemala’s Prosecutors have threatened to annul the victory of President-elect Arevalo in today’s general elections.
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Economic Citizenship Bill Abolished: Belize Government Takes Steps to Close

The Briceno Administration has moved to abolish the Economic Citizenship Bill. Yesterday, legislation that seeks
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Sign Language Interpreters Introduced in Belize’s House of Representatives

Another milestone observed in yesterday’s house meeting was the introduction of sign language interpreters. The
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Government Secures Nationalization of Port of Belize in Landmark Deal

Government has brokered a deal with the owners of the Port of Belize Limited to
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Government Strikes Deal to Acquire Port of Belize at Reportedly

As we noted, the government is reportedly acquiring the Port of Belize at a massive
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Government Commits to Full Funding of Salaries and Allowances for

Grant-aided schools across the country will see the government paying full salaries, allowances and pension
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National Assembly to Temporarily Relocate for Refurbishment

The National Assembly is looking to temporarily relocate come next year.  As we reported this
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Opposition Leader calls PM Briceno “most mentally bankrupt” Prime Minister

Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow says Prime Minister John Briceno has lost his
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Maya Land Tenure Progress Report: Minister Introduces Draft Policy in

Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, rose in the House of Representatives this morning
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CDU Urges CARICOM Action Against Maduro’s Threats to Guyana’s Sovereignty

The Caribbean Democrat Union (CDU) expresses deep concern over the current situation with its CARICOM
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Prime Minister Briceno Faces Unprecedented Questioning by Joint Public Accounts

Prime Minister John Briceno was called before the Joint Public Accounts Committee yesterday in Belmopan. 
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Inquiry into Controversial Portico Agreement Begins

The first in a series of hearings took place today surrounding the genesis and the
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National Assembly to get Facelift After 52 Years

The National Assembly is getting a much-needed facelift after fifty-two of being constructed. Yesterday, the
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Dangriga Residents Take a Stand Against Corruption with Integrity Walk

Residents of the Culture Capital, Dangriga Town, went out in numbers yesterday to take a
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Power Struggle at Belmopan City Council: Acting Mayor Controversy Persists

Tonight, the power struggle at the Belmopan City Council continues. Prior to leaving for COP28
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Opposition Urges Transparency: Calls for Public Disclosure of COP-28 Delegation

Tonight, the opposition is calling on the government to publicize the list of participants representing
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Belize City Council Eyes Third Term: PUP Slate Led by

The Belize City Council is hot on the campaign trail and believes that they’ll be
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Who approved the telephone allowance increase for CEOs?

Tonight, the six hundred dollar increase in telephone allowance for CEOs is dead. But, before
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Minister Musa says CEOs are underpaid

While Minister Fonseca merely surmised that the phone allowance for CEOs was justified, the Minister
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Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow Calls for Peace Amid Israel Conflict

Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow also weighed in on the prayer march for
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Senate Inquiry on Portico-Government Agreement Set to Begin Next Week,

The Senate Inquiry into the now notorious Definitive Agreement between Portico Enterprises and the Government
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Belmopan Mayor Palacio Faces Council Opposition Over Deputy Mayor Appointment

Belmopan Mayor Sheran Palacio has fired back at her council and the Ministry of Local
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Internal Strife at Belmopan City Council Mirrors Party Conflicts, says

The disruptive behaviors at the Belmopan City Council has been coined as a reflection of
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Belmopan City Council Faces Power Struggle: Acting Mayor Appointment Declared

Tonight, there is a power struggle at the Belmopan City Council after Mayor Sharon Palacio
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Religious Group Plans Peace March for Israel Amidst Calls for

Yesterday while dozens of Belizeans marched for peace in Palestine, a religious group was planning
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Four-Day Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas a step toward peace

After a day of delay, the four-day cease-fire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas is set to
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Belize Joins Global March for Peace in Palestine and the

In other news, Belize joined countries across the world today in marching for peace in
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Temporary Cease-Fire Declared in Israel-Hamas Conflict

While governments across the globe continue to call for permanent peace in the Middle East,
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PM Briceno Dismisses Concerns of International Repercussions for Israel Decision

Will Belize face any repercussions from the international community for taking measures against Israel? Prime
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Government Launches Anti-Corruption Program in Belize

The Government has launched its calendar of activities that will look at the topic of
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PM Briceno Accuses Opposition Leader Barrow of Mocking the Courts

Prime Minister John Briceno believes the Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow, is making
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Judgment Reserved in Challenge to Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow’s Voter

Chief Magistrate, Jayani Wegodapola has reserved her judgment in the challenge of Opposition Leader Shyne
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Opposition Leader Moses Shyne Barrow Criticizes Belize’s Suspension of Diplomatic

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has written a 7-page letter regarding the stance
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Former Leaders and Government Ministers to Lead Protest March in

Come next week, former leaders and government ministers will be leading a march in Belize
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Belize Takes Strong Stand Against Israeli Actions: Withdraws Ambassador Accreditation

The Government of Belize is taking a stand against the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) following
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Prime Minister Briceno Heads to CARICOM Summit in Saudi Arabia;

Prime Minister John Briceno departed Belize today enroute to Saudi Arabia to attend a CARICOM
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BPP Targets Victory in Punta Gorda

Both the country’s main political parties have secured their municipal slates for the 2024 elections. 
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PM Briceno comments on newly formed People’s Democratic Movement

In related news, Prime Minister Briceno has commended the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM). The newly
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Belize Cabinet Minister on Indefinite Leave Amidst Sexual Harassment Scandal

Cabinet Minister, Andre Perez, is currently on indefinite leave from office.  The minister made a
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UDP Calls for Resignation of Minister Andre Perez Amidst Sexual

Based on accusations of sexual harassment, the women’s group of the United Democratic Party (UDP)
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UDP calls for Minister Andre Perez to resign

While many in the court of public opinion and from the opposition are calling for
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Are Sexual Scandal In Politics The Norm?

The sexual scandal that is leading in all news outlets this evening is not new
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UDP Chairman asks why Andre Perez matter wasn’t reported to

Another point of contention that Peyrefitte spoke on was the fact that the Prime Minister
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Wendy Auxillou Saga Could Reach Settlement Soon

And, finally on the Wendy Auxillou allegations, reports have reached our newsroom that a settlement
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Women’s Group Condemns Opposition Leader’s Derogatory Comments Towards Speaker

The United Women’s Group (UWG) has issued a release to condemn what they have labeled
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Former Prime Minister Critiques Current Governance Direction in Belize

Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow has coined the current happenings in Belize are multiple attacks
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Minister Julius Espat says 11th Amendment is not an attack

While the opposition insists that the motion was a direct attack on Barrow’s leadership, the
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Speaker of the House Temporarily Vacates Seat as Privilege Motion

Once a privilege motion is filed in the House, it supersedes the current matters and
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UDP Prepares to Endorse Moses ‘Shyne’ Barrow as Leader Ahead

The United Democratic Party is gearing up to endorse Moses “Shyne” Barrow as its leader
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UDP to Cement Barrow’s Leadership with Uncontested Motion at National

During this weekend’s convention, the UDP’s executive body will pass a motion to ensure Barrow’s
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UDP’s Deputy Chairman takes issue with Taiwanese Government

Deputy Chairman of the United Democratic Party, Alberto August, has taken issue with the Taiwanese
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