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Eddie Webster Resigns as Clerk of National Assembly

Eddie Webster has been an institution at the National Assembly in Belmopan as he has
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Allan Pollard Criticizes PUP, Claims Unfair Treatment

An upset Allan Pollard took to the media this week and lashed out at the
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Anthony Lewis Denied PUP Endorsement for Belmopan Election

Another candidate who was rejected by the PUP’s National Executive was Anthony Lewis.  Lewis had
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Elvia Vega-Samos Faces Challenge Ahead of General Elections

Elvia Vega-Samos is the only PUP Standard Bearer who will go to a convention prior
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PUP Endorses Newcomers in 30 Divisions, Seeks Candidate for Collet

For the remaining 30 divisions, the PUP will be endorsing all candidates including the newcomers,
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Allan Pollard’s Political Aspirations Setback After Rejection

One candidate’s position that stands out is Allan Pollard.  Pollard was hoping to elevate to
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PUP National Executive Decides General Election Candidates

Today, the People United Party’s National Executive met to determine who will represent the party
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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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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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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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Rodwell Ferguson Endorsed Again as PUP Candidate for Stann Creek

Rodwell Ferguson was endorsed this weekend as the standard bearer for the People’s United Party
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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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GOB pledges one million to immediate assist fire victims

Tonight, residents across the Toledo District continue to battle the devastating wildfires that have already
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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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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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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 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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Confiscated Liquor Returned, Customs Department Silent

The Customs Department continues to be uncooperative with our newsroom when it comes to cases
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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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Pulled AstraZeneca Vaccine not the one administered to Belizeans says

Over the weekend, residents grew concerned after the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines were pulled from medical
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Laments Losses, Addresses Nation at Haulover Bridge Inauguration

When Prime Minister John Briceno addressed the gathering this morning at the Haulover Bridge, the
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Belize Peace Movement Urges Redistricting Ahead of 2025 General Elections,

The redistricting exercise that the Belize Peace Movement (BPM) had fought for at the courts
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UDP Objects to Salary Cuts for BDF, Warns of National

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has registered its objections on the salary cuts of some
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PM Briceno Denies Government Interference with Senate Committee

Prime Minister John Briceno has denied criticism of the government undermining the work of the
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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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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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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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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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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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Government Expects Resolution in Belize/Guatemala Differendum Within Two Years

The Government is anticipating that the Belize/Guatemala differendum should be resolved in about two years. 
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120 House Lots Allocated in Rural Stann Creek

120 house lots were distributed in rural Stann Creek yesterday.  Each lot measures ten thousand
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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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First-Time Mayor Dives In: Belmopan’s Pablo Cawich’s First Month Report

Recently elected, first-time Mayor for Belmopan, Pablo Cawich is one of the nine municipal leaders
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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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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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Cabinet Reshuffle: Changes and New Faces in Briceno Administration

Several Cabinet portfolios were shuffled earlier today within the Briceno Administration.  The move saw Andre
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Andre Perez Returns to Cabinet Amid Unresolved Allegations

With the changes now in effect, the matter of Andre Perez and his re-inclusion into
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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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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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Belize Explores Collaboration with Mexico’s Tren Maya Railway Project

A delegation including Ambassadors Jaime Briceño and Haisam Diab, along with Belize’s Ambassador to Mexico,
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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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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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First-Time Landowners Visit Properties in Dangriga Town Distribution

Dozens of first-time landowners from the Culture Capital, Dangriga Town, were able to visit their
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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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Opposition Calls for Transparency in Public Contract Tendering Amid NHI

Leader of Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow says he’s calling on the Minister of Public Service,
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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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Opposition Leader Agrees with Sugar Cane Farmers’ Call for Inquiry

Leader of the Opposition Moses Shyne Barrow says he agrees with the Belize Sugar Cane
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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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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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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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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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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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Municipal Councils Begin Swearing in Across Belize

The swearing-in of the recently elected municipal councils has already begun.  Out west this afternoon,
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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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