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Honourable John Briceño

PM John Briceño makes historic visit to Guatemala

Belize’s Prime Minister (PM), the Honourable John Briceño, is back in the country after an official visit to Guatemala.  President Alejandro Giammattei described the visit as historic. The two leaders shared remarks during the meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd, in Guatemala City, where they spoke about common interests such as education, trade, investment, security, and immigration. Both governments also committed to a more substantial and friendly bilateral relationship.

GOB ready to reduce teachers’ and public officers’ salaries; unions poised to respond

On Friday, April 9th, the Government of Belize (GOB) is set to introduce the budget for the new fiscal year 2021-2022 at a special House Sitting in the Capital City of Belmopan. One of the topics of interest is the proposed 10% salary reduction for teachers and public officers. Although this proposal has been rejected by the Belize National Teachers Association,Association of Public Service Senior Managers and the Public Service Union, GOB remains convinced that a salary cut is necessary.

San Pedro Town braces for COVID-19; holiday and special events cancelled

Authorities at the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) announced on Tuesday, March 17th via a press release that specific measures will be implemented to ensure the safety of residents from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Chief Justice says PM Dean Barrow illegally spent $1.5 billion

The United Democratic Party government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Right Honourable Dean Barrow, has been found responsible for unconstitutionally spending $1.5 billion.

Opposition protests poor service at Vital Statistics Unit

The Vital Statistics Unit in Belize City, where every Belizean citizen gets a birth certificate and other documents of identification, has come under scrutiny after thousands of Belizeans complained they could not get their birth papers. The issue has prompted the Leader of the Opposition and People’s United Party (PUP), Honourable John Briceño to protest on the ongoing problem in a show of support for the affected citizens.

Leader of the Opposition ends ICJ listening tour in San Pedro Town

On Friday, January 18th, Honourable John Briceño, Leader of the Opposition- the People’s United Party (PUP), visited San Pedro Town, where he and his team wrapped up a nationwide listening tour on whether Belize should take the Guatemalan territorial claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

The PUP almost ready to file a petition for new municipal elections in San Pedro

The People’s United Party (PUP) are making final preparations before heading to the Supreme Court to challenge the results of the San Pedro Municipal Elections held on March 7th, where the United Democratic Party emerged victoriously.

Guatemala changes date of referendum to solve territorial dispute with Belize

The Government of Guatemala has changed the date of their referendum to settle the Belize-Guatemala territorial dispute at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).