Government & Politics

Legal practitioners expand knowledge of the original CCJ jurisdiction

Judges and other officers within Belize’s legal system are participating in a two-day workshop in
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Belize continues to work at its energy policy

The Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, Logistics and E-Governance hosted the second stakeholder consultation on
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How does BEL see itself in distributive generation in the

Belize Electricity Limited says that it has a vested interest in Belize’s energy needs for
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Belize and FAO Sign Country Programming Framework

The Government of Belize and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed the official country
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GOB Approaches New Housing Regulations from a Social Stance

The Government of Belize continues to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Lisa. However, the
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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

 Work on the embankment along the Mile 7 stretch on the Philip Goldson Highway is
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The UDP establishes a committee to investigate accusations of corruption

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has decided to establish a special committee to investigate the
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The UDP’s legal advisor resigns

Attorney Estevan Perrera resigned as the UDP’s legal advisor this morning. Perrera’s resignation comes after
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APSSM President says increments are not automatic

Public sector workers and teachers saw the ten percent pay cut, implemented by the Briceño
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APSSM President talks allowances

Even though increments are not automatic, the APSSM President, Sharon Frazer also discussed the issue
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The LOO says he supports seismic testing but only for

The Leader of the Opposition Moses “Shyne” Barrow says he supports Oceana’s call to trigger
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Caye Caulker gets new health facility

Caye Caulker Village has now gotten a new health centre. The community, with an estimated
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PUC Gives A Breakdown of How Utility Rates Are Set

The Public Utilities Commission of Belize (PUC) held a media session this morning to share
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The Prime Minister undertakes tour of southern Belize

Prime Minister John Briceño conducted a tour of the south over the weekend. He spent
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Former Brazil Central Bank Governor is the new IDB President

Ilan Goldfajn (gold-fine) was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) during a Special
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Prime Minister Briceño tours the south

The nation is gearing up for Garifuna Settlement Day this weekend with southern communities holding
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LOO and UDP Chairman meet Inglewood, California Mayor

Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow and UDP Chairman, Senator Michael Peyrefitte are in
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BTV Gets Back Their Belizean Flag

The Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) have finally recovered the flags that were stolen by the
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UB and the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation

In 2020, the Briceno Administration formed the Ministry of Blue Economy whose mandate includes the
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Minister Bernard speaks on ultimatum from health professionals coalition

The Belize Coalition of Medical Professionals has raised a number of concerns via a press
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Things need to change at the KHMH, says Health Minister

For years, there have been multiple challenges on various fronts at the nation’s flagship public
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PM John Briceno comments on The Saldivar Saga

Former UDP Leader and Minister John Saldivar remains on the defence tonight after the US
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PM says GOB Cannot Intervene in Sugar Impasse

The impasse between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries/American Sugar
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PM Briceno Responds to JUNT

Prime Minister John Briceno says his government is not ignoring the leaders of the Joint
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Belize secures $10 m loan from IDB

Belize has secured a 10-million-dollar loan from the Inter-American Development Bank. This funding will help
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US Secretary of State Accuses John Saldivar of Significant Corruption

John Saldivar is persona-non-grata in the US. That’s because the US Secretary of State, Anthony
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PM Briceño speaks on newly installed People’s Constitution Commission

Prime Minister John Briceño’s government is hoping that the constitutional reform process will result in
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PM Briceño says everyone’s input counts in reform process

There are some 26 groups that have representation on the newly-formed People’s Constitution Commission. The
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Political and Constitutional Reform Minister says revamping the Supreme Laws

Yesterday’s launch of the People’s Constitution Commission is seen as a campaign promise being fulfilled
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Dissenting opinions, a natural part of consultations

A group of more than two dozen organisations have a year and a half to
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PM Briceño says everyone’s input counts in reform process

Those 26 or so groups, which have representation on the newly-formed People’s Constitution Commission, saw
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Constitution Committee officially begins its work

For the first time in more than 20 years, Belizeans will see the start of
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UDP’s Internal Battle for Collet is On!

Ian Jones is expected to be endorsed in a convention tomorrow morning at the UDP
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Minister of the Public Service weighs in on the restoration

Tonight, the CEO of the Ministry of Economic Development, Dr. Osmond Martinez is defending the
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PUP Chairman says the past two years have been a

Today, November 11, marks two years since the People’s United Party led by Prime Minister
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CEO of Economic Development shares his thoughts on COP 27

A small delegation of Belizeans is in Egypt for COP 27. The country is hoping
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Cultures come alive in Garden City

Yesterday, the Belmopan City Council and the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) held
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COP 27 Update: Loss and Damage on the Agenda!

COP 27 is underway in Egypt. A Belize delegation is currently there with the hopes
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Climate Experts Observing US Midterms Election Results

And because the US is a big polluter country, Climate Change experts in the region
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LOO speaks on the UDP’s efforts to assist persons affected

In the wake of Hurricane Lisa, numerous organizations have mobilized to assist residents affected by
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La Isla Bonita has 36 new Justices of the Peace

The JP Association’s San Pedro branch has 36 new members in its chapter. The Justices
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Belize’s highways free of major damages from Hurricane Lisa

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development says that Belize’s highway system received little to no damage
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ECLAC Data and Policy Workshop held as COP27 continues in

The workshop, which is being supported by the Economic Commission for Latin American & the
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The century old “Swing Bridge” survives Hurricane Lisa’s impact

The Swing Bridge – it’s one of the oldest landmarks of Belize City that was
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Stann Creek Village Leaders Meet to Discuss How Funds Will

Village leaders from the Stann Creek District were in Belize City over the weekend intent
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UDP Constituencies Were Also Aided through Constituency Development Fund

This weekend the Belize District was bustling with Area Representatives visiting their constituents to provide
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GOB Looking to Crack Down On Building Standards

The Government of Belize is now planning to raise the building standards and implement stricter
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Mayor Wagner speaks on Hurricane Lisa’s lessons

Hurricane Lisa’s rampage of the Belize District has undoubtedly left a mark on many residents.
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Belize reps at FOPREL meeting in Costa Rica

Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Ramon Cervantes
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Belize Continues to Rebound After Being Devastated by Lisa

The Government of Belize is in “relief mode” as area representatives continue to assist their
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BNTU President is not happy with how GOB is handling

While the focus of today’s event by the Belize National Teachers’ Union was the post-Hurricane
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BNTU President says GOB’s reinstatement of CEO allowance “a kick

A kick in the face: that’s what Senator Elena Smith said today of the Government’s
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Cayo North Constituents Experience Crop Damage During Hurricane Lisa

While Hurricane Lisa devastated much of Belize City and some areas of rural Belize, the
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7PM to 6AM Curfew For Belize District

Prime Minister of Belize Hon. John Briceno has announced that there will be a 7:00
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Ministry Monitoring Canal Capacity

Kindly be advise that the Ministry has its team monitoring the canal capacity and we
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PM John Briceno Declares State of Emergency

Prime Minister issued an audio message, explaining that he has spoken to the Attorney General
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GOB Launches Maritime Economy Plan

The Government of Belize Launched the Maritime Economy Plan today. This plan defines policies and
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BTV visit the Sapodillas: illegal fishing still taking place

Over the weekend, the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) went on a surveillance expedition of the
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BTV: Wi wanh bak wi flag!

The Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV) also were on the Sarstoon River this weekend, about six
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CARICOM Ministers are preparing for COP27

Countries in the Caribbean Community are preparing for the upcoming COP27 which will be held
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Former UDP Leader Protests In Front of UDP HQ

Former UDP Leader Patrick Faber has emerged- this time with a handful of supporters in
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PM Briceno Responds to PSU’s Concerns on CEO Allowances

The Public Service Union yesterday called on the government to unfreeze public officers’ increment. This
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Cabinet Secretary defends the restoration of CEO allowances

Tonight, Cabinet Secretary Stuart Leslie is defending the restoration of all allowances for government CEOs.
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UDP Leader says GOB does not prioritize well

The United Democratic Party hosted a press conference this morning at their headquarters in Belize
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UDP Lead Senator criticizes GOB for its handling of Pact

Another issue that was raised was the Government’s decision to accede to the Pact of
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UDP Shadow Minister of Health speaks on ‘emergency’ at KHMH

Coming off their press conference yesterday, the KHMHA Workers’ Union say that they are now
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Area Rep to Assist Reyes Family

Last night, we told you about the Reyes family of Holy Emmanuel Street in Belize.
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Local Government examines expanding Dangriga’s boundaries

A public consultation was held last night in Dangriga Town. Residents gathered to speak with
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Allowances for Government CEO’s Fully Restored

Allowances for government CEOs have been restored to one hundred percent. That was confirmed today
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PSU Calls On Members to be Ready for Action

But the Public Service Union is not accepting the Prime Minister’s explanation. Today in an
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DPM Hyde Comments on JUNT

And the Joint Union Negotiating Team isn’t too happy with the Government at the moment.
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KHMH Staff wants to be pensionable

Yesterday, the leaders of the KHMHA Union hosted a press conference in which several issues
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PM Provides Update on Sugar Impasse

The sugar industry is at a familiar but critical crossroad. The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’
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UDP to Endorse Ian Jones for Collet

Ian Jones, the former Director of the National Sports Council, will be endorsed as the
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Business Senator talks about the upcoming minimum wage increase

Come 2023, the minimum wage will increase to 5 dollars per hour. It’s a promise
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Chamber and Trade Unions appear happy on the progress of

The Occupational Safety and Health Bill has been ventilated since 2014 and the proposed law
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PM says IMF is happy with Belize’s handling of its

Representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are in Belize meeting with Government leaders. It’s
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PM Hosts Land Clinic in OW Central

Prime Minister John Briceno was in his constituency of Orange Walk Central today for a
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Belize participates in 3-day exchange on universal health coverage in

Representatives of health sectors across the Caribbean, including Belize, are in St. Lucia participating in
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UDP Vice Chairman Alberto August says Recall against UDP Leader

Tonight the UDP recall saga continues. This time, the leader of the recall petition, UDP
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UDP Vice Chairman says Signatures Should not be rejected

August went on to share some instances where the vetting process failed. In one particular
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Who is Behind the Recall Attempt?

And since the recall process was started a couple of weeks ago, reports quickly surfaced
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Former UDP Leader Comments on Attempt Recall

This afternoon we asked the former leader of the UDP, Dean Barrow, for his thoughts
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UDP Deputy Leader Comments on Recall Petition

One person who has seemingly been quiet about the internal rumblings of the UDP is
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Minister of Health Addresses Concerns about Meeting with Health Workers

Also responding to the union’s concerns this morning was Health and Wellness Minister Kevin Bernard.
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Agriculture Minister Provides Update on Sugar Impasse

 The longstanding battle between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and the BSI/ASR continues.
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Business Senator explains why he supported Senate motion on Pact

On Monday, the Senate introduced a motion, which Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay called extremely important
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Health Minister says Explains Delays in Medication Supply

In an interview with Love News, Health and Wellness Minister Kevin Bernard addressed concerns related
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GOB Participates in PAHO One Health Initiative

The Ministry of Health and Wellness today launched the National One Health platform. This electronic
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Caribbean Public Health Agency Says the Solution to Climate Change

The Second Caribbean Congress on Adolescent and Youth Health which was being held in Kingston,
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Commemoration Service held in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II

A special service was held on Saturday morning in Belize City. The event, which was
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A Ban on Ministerial Travels ?

Over the past few months, government ministers, CEOs and other technical officials have been travelling
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Workshop Training for Data Collection, Analysis & Integrated Assessment of

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management through the National Climate
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UB Students Train in Silage Making

The Ministry of Agriculture this morning held a training session for UB students on Silage
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National Kriol Council “disappointed” that it would not be on

The National Kriol Council says it is disappointed that it is not going to have
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GOB Launches the Belize Sustainable Oceans Plan

Today, the Government of Belize officially launched its Marine Spatial Planning Process under the name
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