House of Representatives


Melvin Hulse Speaks

This week has been a really exciting one in Belize. A few months ago we got the Briceno leaked tape on PUP corruption and such that was super hot and everyone was sharing it like it was free candy at a festival for children. Anywho, this week we got a leaked recording of UDP Minister Melvin Hulse throwing out some serious allegations against his party and the PM of Belize who has taken offense to the allegations and threatened anyone that helped stain his name; this after his entire gang of misfits used allegations from the Briceno tape in the […]


PetroCaribe Loans Act 2015 2

BILL for AN ACT to make special provisions for borrowing money from Alba Petrocaribe (Belize Energy) Limited; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. (Gazetted ………………., 2015). WHEREAS: (a) in June 2005, the Republic of Venezuela and several Caribbean countries (including Belize) entered into an Energy Cooperation Agreement providing for the establishment of PETROCARIBE; (b) in furtherance of the said Energy Cooperation Agreement, Venezuela and Belize entered into a bilateral Energy Cooperation Agreement in September 2005; (c) pursuant to Article 1 of the said bilateral Energy Cooperation Agreement, Venezuela agreed to supply to Belize crude oil, refined […]


Belize: Are We in a State of Insecurity or are We an Insecure State?

Belizeans and true friends of Belize, Following a series of recent, unfortunate occurrences in our beloved nation, I am compelled to put for the above-listed query. Where do I begin? As in all things, I guess it is best to lay the foundation and then build from there. To those who have kept tabs on what appears that only a few seem to recognise as Belize’s greatest existential threat, the nation of Guatemala’s unfounded claim to our sovereign territory, the first portion of my contribution will come as no surprise. In essence, successive administrations have taken a submissive and minimalist […]


Belize Public Service Salaries

Position Salary Members of the House of Representatives $610,200.00 Members of the Senate $169,020.00 Crown Counsel – Civilian Prosecutions Unit $153,396.00 Chief Justice $150,000.00 Appeals Judge $139,320.00 Undersecretary Revenue $119,736.00 Puisne Judge $110,000.00 Director of Public Prosecutions $100,000.00 Financial Secretary $100,000.00 Assistant Registrar $92,928.00 Prime Minister $91,800.00 Auditor General $81,787.00 Minister of Public Service $81,000.00 Minister of Health $81,000.00 Elections and Boudaries – Registering Officer Cayo $80,140.00 Ombusman $80,000.00 Contractor General $80,000.00 Senior Financial Advisor $80,000.00 Registrar General $75,000.00 Financial Advisor $74,520.00 Dep Fin Sec $74,520.00 Cabinet Secretary $74,000.00 Director Private Sector Dialogue $72,000.00 CEO Public Service $69,400.00 CEO Prime […]


A CASE IN POINT INVOLVING NATIONALISM AND WHY THE PUDP IS NOT THE WAY FORWARD FOR BELIZE!

Belize is our treasure and due to the ever-present human traits of greed and selfishness, successive PUPD administrations have taken our nation down a path of deception and manipulation, which has led to self-enrichment at the expense of “regular Belizeans”. To this reality, neither side of the PUDP equation is exempt. In the process of making Belize a better place, steeped in the foundations of good governance practises, I state unabashedly and unequivocally “THERE ARE NO SACRED COWS!” What occurred yesterday during the Senate meeting was testimony to precisely what the system allows for. Indeed, by way of PUP led […]


SuperBond Motion Text – 2013

BELIZE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 12TH FEBRUARY, 2013 GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE – EXTERNAL DEBT RESTRUCTURING MOTION, 2013 _________ .. _________ WHEREAS, the Government of Belize is currently engaged in an exercise to restructure its external debt with a view to achieving a sustainable debt position; AND WHEREAS, as a key element of this exercise, the Government of Belize proposes to issue certain debt securities in the form of new U.S.$ Bonds (“the New Bonds”) to be given in exchange for Eligible Claims held by certain existing security holders; AND WHEREAS, the terms and conditions of the New Bonds are as follows:- […]


Alteration of the Belize Constitution

69.-(1) The National Assembly may alter any of the provisions of this Constitution in the manner specified in the following provisions of this section. (2) Until after the first general election held after Independence Day a Bill to alter any of the provisions of this Constitution shall not be regarded as being passed by the National Assembly unless on its final reading in each House the Bill is supported by the unanimous vote of all members of that House. (3) A Bill to alter this section, Schedule 2 to this Constitution or any of the provisions of this Constitution specified […]


Constitution of Belize – During Emergencies 1

Provisions for periods of public emergency. 18.-(1) In this Part, “period of public emergency” means any period during which -(a) Belize is engaged in any war; or (b) there is in force a proclamation by the Governor-General declaring that a state of public emergency exists; or (c) there is in force a resolution of the National Assembly declaring that democratic institutions in Belize are threatened by subversion. (2) The Governor-General may, by proclamation which shall be published in the Gazette, declare that a state of public emergency exists for the purposes of this Part. (3) A proclamation made by the […]


ELECTORAL BRIBERY: Does it EXIST and are the existing laws NOT BEING ENFORCED?

Section 32 of the Representation of People’s Act, Chapter 9 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, R.E. 2003, states: “Every person who, DIRECTLY or INDIRECTLY by HIMSELF or by ANY OTHER PERSON on his behalf, GIVES, LENDS or AGREES to GIVE or LEND, or OFFERS, PROMISES, or PROMISES TO PROCURE or to ENDEAVOUR TO PROCURE, any MONEY or VALUABLE CONSIDERATION to or for ANY VOTER, or to or for any person on behalf of any voter, or to or for any other person, IN ORDER TO INDUCE any VOTER TO VOTE or REFRAIN from VOTING, or CORRUPTLY does any such […]


The Auditor-General in Belize

Excerpt from the constitution of Belize as related to the Auditor General’s Post. 120.-(l) There shall be an Auditor-General whose office shall be a public office. (2) The Auditor-General shall- (a) satisfy himself that all moneys that have been appropriated by the National Assembly and disbursed have been applied to the purposes to which they were so appropriated and that the expenditure conforms to the authority that governs it; and (b) at least once in every year audit and report on the public accounts of Belize, the accounts of all officers and authorities of the Government, the accounts of all […]