Politics

“We will continue to spend; we will continue to borrow…” Barrow tells Fonseca

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Mar. 27, 2015–After two days of debate on the proposed national budget, interspersed with political campaigning and mudslinging in the extreme, the House late this evening approved the 2015-2016 budget tabled in Parliament [...]

Fonseca takes “the high road” on PetroCaribe

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Mar. 27, 2015–Last October, the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) commissioned Cayo South area representative Julius Espat to lead a Supreme Court challenge to what the Opposition has maintained are the illegal borrowing [...]

Tracy Taegar-Panton is UDP Albert standard bearer

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 25, 2015–During a press conference that was held at the United Democratic Party (UDP) headquarters today, the leader, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, announced that he is in the process of fine-tuning his [...]

Kevin Bernard, the PUP’s only surviving mayor, says they beat “the big giant”

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 5, 2015–Kevin Bernard has been elected for a third term on the Orange Walk Town Council—his second consecutive term as mayor of that municipality, where the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) was [...]

Barrow rejects vote-buying charges

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 5, 2015–At a press conference held at their headquarters on Queen Street, Belize City, this evening, the Opposition People’s United Party issued a press release in which it claimed that “the indiscriminate [...]

Hilberto trounces “Dido” in battle for Corozal Town Council

COROZAL TOWN, Wed. Mar. 4, 2015–The official numbers are still being tabulated presently, but at this point, it is evident that the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) town council slate, led by incumbent mayoral candidate, Hilberto [...]

Embattled PUP hang on to Orange Walk Town Council

ORANGE WALK TOWN, Thurs. Mar. 5, 2015–Mounting anxiety that had built up for almost 10 hours after the commencement of vote counting and reconciliation within the walls of the La Immaculada RC Primary School in Orange [...]

Fonseca installs Michel Chebat as the PUP’s man for Cayo North

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 29, 2015–Michel Chebat, the attorney who had stepped down last November to make way for businessman Richard Harrison to run against the UDP’s Dr. Omar Figueroa in Cayo North on January 5, [...]

Fonseca says the PUP will wage “a very fierce and competitive battle” in the municipal elections

BELIZE CITY–On March 4, 2015, voters from all nine municipalities will go to the polls to elect new slates of persons who they want to govern their town or city. Currently, most of those municipalities are [...]

Opposition PUP to nominate Richard Harrison for Cayo North by-election

BELIZE CITY–After an executive meeting held in Belize City today, the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) confirmed that Richard Harrison, a businessman of San Ignacio, Cayo, will be nominated to contest the January 5, 2015 by-election [...]