Johnny Briceño

Prime Minister of Belize since 2020

Juan Antonio Briceño, commonly known as Johnny Briceño (born 17 July 1960), is a Belizean politician. He has been the Prime Minister of Belize since 12 November 2020. He is the leader of the People's United Party (PUP) since 2016.

Juan Antonio Briceño
5th Prime Minister of Belize
Assumed office
12 November 2020
MonarchElizabeth II
Charles III
Governor GeneralSir Colville Young
Froyla Tzalam
DeputyCordel Hyde (2020–present)
Preceded byDean Barrow
Leader of the Opposition
In office
31 January 2016 – 12 November 2020
Prime MinisterDean Barrow
Preceded byFrancis Fonseca
Succeeded byPatrick Faber
Member of the Belize House of Representatives for Orange Walk Central
Assumed office
30 June 1993
Personal details
Juan Antonio Briceño

(1960-07-17) 17 July 1960 (age 63)
Orange Walk Town, British Honduras
(now Belize)
Political partyPeople's United Party
Spouse(s)Rossana Briceño
Alma materSt. John's College
University of Texas

He was Leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2011 and from 2016 to 2020.[1] From 1998 to 2007, he was Deputy Prime Minister under Prime Minister Said Musa.


  1. "Hon. John Briceño takes oath as Leader of the Opposition". The Belize Times. February 14, 2016. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2016.