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Cabinet Brief for January 30, 2024

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, met on 30th January 2024.

Cabinet Brief for January 25, 2024

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, met on 22nd January 2024.

When will Area Representative Andre Perez return to Cabinet?

Area Representative for Belize Rural South (BRS) (Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker), Honourable Andre Perez, was granted a leave of absence from Cabinet and consequently from his Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation in August 2023 following allegations against him from a woman. An investigation was to occur before his return to Cabinet. Almost five months have passed, and the BRS representative remains out of Cabinet without a ministry. On Wednesday, January 17th, Prime Minister Honourable Dr. John Briceño told the media that no decision has been made regarding Perez's return to Cabinet and his ministerial duties.

Offshore oil exploration in Belize now requires a national referendum

The Referendum (Amendment) Bill 2023 is now law, compelling the government to hold a mandatory referendum before oil exploration in Belizean waters. The Bill went through the stages of approval in the House of Representatives and the Senate. It was then assented to by Governor General Dame Froyla Tzalam on November 9th, and two days later, it was published in the government’s Gazette.

Boledo returns in December

The last time Belizeans bought Boledo (lottery) was on April 30th after the government revoked the exclusive license held by the Brads Gaming Group Ltd. After months without this form of lottery, the government announced on Thursday, November 2nd that Boledo is set to recommence on December 1, 2023, with the first drawing scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd.

Cabinet Brief for 17th August 2023

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, met on 15th August 2023. Cabinet considered and gave its approval for the adjustment of pay...

Cabinet Brief for 10th August 2023

Cabinet considered and approved the joint plan from the Attorney General’s Ministry and the Ministry of E-Governance for a program to strengthen the civil registry. This will achieve a more efficient civil registry program, modernizing and improving all services of the Vital Statistics Unit through the establishment of a pertinent legal policy framework, simplified procedures and an inclusive and accessible online service.

Cabinet Brief for 29th June 2023.

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, met on 28th June 2023. ● Cabinet received an update from the Minister of Agriculture on...