The House of Representative held their second Meeting today, January 27, 2017. The Meeting began shortly after 10 A.M. this morning in the Chamber of the National Assembly Building, Belmopan.

The Honourable Julius Espat was once again amongst his colleagues from the Opposition for the first time since his removal back on August 16, 2016.

*From the  days Agenda, there was 1 Motion that was introduced and passed.


  1. Re-appointment of Ombudsman Motion, 2017.

As well, 2 Bills  were introduced. They are:


  1. Central Bank of Belize (International Immunities) Bill, 2017;
  2. Crown Proceedings (Amendment) Bill, 2017;


At the end, a total of 4  Bills were passed pending approval of the Senate. They are:


  1. International Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2017; and
  2. Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
  3. Central Bank of Belize (International Immunities) Bill, 2017; and
  4. Crown Proceedings (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Many Members had concerns and issues with the Central Bank of Belize (International Immunities) Bill, 2017; therefore a division was called whereby it resulted with 29 in favor, 0 against and 2 absent.

Absent at the Meeting were the Honourables Gaspar Vega and Francis Fonseca.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:48 P.M.