Saturday, May 25, 2024

Honorable John Briceño

PUP holds Mass Demonstration in Belize City, calls for an early election

As previously declared, the People’s United Party (PUP) saw thousands of its supporters come out on Sunday, February 23rd to participate in their anti-corruption demonstration in Belize City.

Cannabis controversy – MOH explains its position on farming cannabis for export

It has been revealed that the Minister of Health, Honourable Pablo Marin, has signed two letters allegedly supporting the establishment of cannabis and hemp farms in southern Belize to develop medical products for exportation. While this news caused much controversy, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has clarified that these contracts are not related to the legalization of marijuana in Belize, as the cultivation of the plants in question complies with the Misuse of Drugs Act.

National budget 2018-2019 debated and approved

During both sessions, the budget proposed by the current administration of the United Democratic Party (UDP) was heavily criticized by members of the Opposition and sternly questioned by some of the members in the Senate. The sentiment was that the budget is ‘more of the same,’ with little incentives for the poor or the growth of the country’s economy.

PM Barrow introduces a plan to tackle crime escalation in Belize City

The unprecedented shootout that left at least four persons dead on that evening and several others injured, prompted the Government of Belize (GOB) to host an emergency press conference on Sunday, March 18th, where Prime Minister Dean Barrow mentioned several steps to temporarily address the violence that plagues Belize.

Prime Minister Presents 2018-2019 national budget; funding ‘being pursued’ for Ambergris Caye hospital

Minister of Finance and Prime Minister of Belize, the Right Honourable Dean Barrow presented the official budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year on Friday, March 9th under the theme ‘Maintaining Steadiness; Consolidating Stability; Advancing Growth.’s for possibilities of any projects to benefit Ambergris Caye, the budget presentation did not include any concrete plans but did mention the intent to construct hospitals for San Pedro and Punta Gorda Town in the Toledo District.

San Pedro’s PUP 7 launches Manifesto on Ambergris Caye

As the 2018 Municipal Elections draw near, the event gave the opportunity to the aspiring candidates to present what they want to accomplish if they manage to be elected.

Senate clears path for moratorium on offshore oil in Belize to become law

Belize is just a few steps away from making a historical and exemplary move to turn an indefinite moratorium on offshore oil explorations in Belizean waters into law.

Leader of the Opposition, Honourable John Briceño visits Ambergris Caye

The Leader of the Opposition and the People’s United Party (PUP), Honourable John Briceño, was on a working visit in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye on Thursday, May 18th to address various issues affecting the island