UDP wins majority of municipal seats; PUP gains ground

Municipal Elections 2018 are over and there have been some changes. Going into the elections, the UDP held 8 of the 9 municipalities. Following the counting of the votes yesterday, March 7, the UDP still has control over the majority of the municipalities but the PUP has made...

San Pedro election results being questioned

While the UDP have claimed victory for the San Pedro Town Council, there are still uncertainties lingering. At a press conference today, while the Prime Minister presented UDP Incumbent mayor Daniel Danny Guerrero as the victor in that municipality, at the same time, in San...

UDP stronghold, Belize City,  goes Blue

The Belize City win has been a huge upset for the United Democratic Party. The People’s United Party won all 7 seats: Mayor Elect Bernard Wagner and Coucillors Elect Oscar Arnold, Delthrude Hilton, Micah Goodin, Albert Vaughan, Aisha Gentle, Ryan Elijio, Javier Castellnaos, Allan...

No surprises in Orange Walk

While Belize City may have been a surprise victory, there was no surprise for the Blue party in Orange Walk as the PUP Mayor and his slate of Councilors were re elected. Mayor Kevin Bernard was once again victorious but this time, with a significant lead over his opponent....

Corozal goes Blue

Corozal followed its neighboring municipality and made a change from red to blue. PUP Mayoral candidate Rigoberto Vellos beat out his opponenet Richard Quan with a total of 2, 744 votes. The full red slate garnered the highest votes. That includes Shamir Alpuche, Dylan Casanova,...

The Red, Red West

The West has remained red in yesterday’s municipal elections; Belmopan, San Ignacio and Benque. The United Democratic Party has been the dominant political presence in these Municipalities for over the past decade and that did not show much sign of changing during yesterday’s...

Twin Towns Rivalry

The twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena are known for their passion in politics. Such passion was evident at the Santa Elena Primary School polling station. Rival parties UDP and PUP made it very clear in Santa Elena that they were there to win. The atmosphere remained...

Another win for UDP in Belmopan

Today, the United Democratic Party is celebrating what they call an expected win in the City of Belmopan. The Capital City has been under the administration of the United Democratic Party since Mayor Simeon Lopez’s win in 2006. Mayor Lopez served three terms under the UDP before...

PG remains red

Punta Gorda also remained red in this Municipal Elections. Ashton Mckenzie ,mayor Elect, garnered  1,181  votes.  The UDP Councillors will be Kevin Choc who received 1,083 votes, Winston Chun with 1,105 votes,  Joicelyn Dawson with 1,093  votes,  Cindy Martinez with 1,152 votes...

Prime Minister Visits South, Central and West during Elections

The Prime Minister was on the road visiting polling stations across the country during yesterday’s elections. Plus News caught up with Prime Minister Dean Barrow in Benque Viejo after he had made stops in Belmopan and San Ignacio. We understand that he was coming from Dangriga...

Split council for Dangriga

The only municipality with a split council was in Dangriga. UDP Mayor Francis Humphreys was re elected along with 5 UDP Councillors: Earth Lopez, Chery Molina, Aaron Gamboa, Alexander Joseph, and Gary Francisco. The only UDP candidate in Dangriga who did not make it was Yadira...

UDP confident of 4th consecutive win come General Elections

As we have said, the UDP have won the majority of the seats for these municipal elections, however, the loss in Belize City ha been particularly stinging. Even so, at today’s post election press briefing, the UDP Party Leader says that they are confident that come the next...

Teen arrested in connection to car used in murder of 4 year old

A teen suspected to be involved in the murder of 4 year old TreyShawn  is in Police custody today. Police reports are that on the evening before the fatal shooting, 18 year old John Edwards Linarez Jr. took a  black Toyota belonging to Jose Ayala, without his permission. The...

Two men shot on eve of elections

There was a shooting incident on the eve of elections. It happened at around 8:20 p.m., on Tuesday March 6 in Belize City. 27 year  old Car dealer Kadeem Myers, was shot to the leg, while 49 year old Jerilin Flowers, aBelizean Teacher , was shot to the left foot.  According to...

Contracts signed for works on George Price Highway

The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Works, has signed two contracts to carry out rehabilitation works on the George Price Highway between the City of Belmopan and Blackman Eddy Village.  These works entail the construction of a new bridge in Roaring Creek and...
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