Politics of Belize


Partial Scope Agreement Between the Government of Belize and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala


NTUCB remains strong against BSI ASR BSCFA – Press Release

National Trade Union Congress of Belize expresses refusal to buckle to name calling re-affirmation their support for the BSCFA and a plea to BSCFA members to remain united. Press Release (For Immediate Release) January 08, 2015 The National Trade Union Congress of Belize; makes an impassioned plea to the members of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, to remain united. There is no way you can come through on the most beneficial end of this matter; if you now fall prey to the plot that has been skillfully weaved and orchestrated to break you up. Whilst this Congress is being […]


GOB Bringing home the Bacon

The Government of Belize did another pair of nationalizations – and this time, it’s Immarbe and the IBC Registry – both foreign owned entities that control and operate the entire offshore business sector in Belize. Let’s start with Immarbe – that’s the International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize, which sells the Belizean Flag as a flag of convenience to international vessels. That’s the one that we’ve been reporting on as causing much distress for Belize with the European Union. It’s gotten to the point where Belize was blacklisted by the European Union and our fisheries product could face trade sanctions […]


We Need A New Constitution

You can’t have a house on a sinking foundation and you would never build a new house on one right? So then why are we ignoring the fact that our Constitution is a sinking foundation that needs to go? Example # 1: On November 26, 2013 the Government of Belize held a House Meeting. After this meeting the media reported that Hon. John Saldivar secured an approval from the Prime Minister for $150,000 to assist the Belmopan City Council with much needed repairs to the streets of Belmopan. If you study the Belize Constitution carefully you will find that Proviso […]


PETITION: Maya Homeland in Belize Threatened by Americal Oil Prospectors

To: Honourable Prime Minister Dean Barrow An international community of friends, allies and consumers of Belize tourism, agriculture and marine products want the governments of Belize and the United States to know that we are aware of the tenuous situation that is unfolding in the pristine cloud forest, ancient bog, and unique tropical wetlands of Southern Belize. The sensitive ecological systems of Belize must be protected from damage by oil or other industry. Belize’s burgeoning tourism industry must be protected from the negative impacts of oil development. The environmental risks and environmental health consequences of oil or other mineral development […]


U.S Capital says it’s G.O.B. who made the rules to EIA Consultation engagement

Originally posted on News5 The environmental community has come out in full support of the Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcaldes Association because of what they believe is a botched consultation in Sundaywood village. The meeting last week Thursday should have been to educate the public and respond to their concerns regarding U.S. Capital Energy’s desire to drill in the national park and communal land. The company’s P.R. consultant told News Five that they had no control over the function of the meeting. Niall Gillett told News Five via phone that the government itself set the requirements.   Via […]


HallMark Advisory and the GOB

Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister “I can say categorically that Ambassador Mark Espat has been appointed as an ambassador for economic affairs without any kind of remuneration – he gets no salary at all, no pay for that. With respect to the debt negotiation team; this is where the member gets into trouble. If he had the wit and sense and if he had perhaps studied his standing orders he might have frame his questions differently because you see as he has put it down the short answer is that Mark Espat also gets absolutely no money, no pay, no […]


Belize Unable to Meet Coupon Payment 3

GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE Ministry of Finance Belmopan, Belize     PRESS RELEASE                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2012 Belize Unable to Meet Coupon Payment   Belmopan, Belize:  The Government of Belize announced today that it is unable to make an August 20, 2012 coupon payment on the country’s U.S. Dollar Step-Up Bonds Due 2029. Belize has already commenced discussions with the holders of this bond regarding a consensual restructuring of the instrument. “The Step-Up Bond alone represents approximately one-half of Belize’s total recorded public indebtedness”, said Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize and Minister of Finance and Economic Development. “The […]