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Reporter Editorial on Sarstoon River Raises the Ire of Belizeans

This week’s editorial in the Reporter newspaper has managed to accomplish what little else has – accord between the Government and the Opposition. We’ll get to that, but first the [...]

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sets the Record Straight on Southern Border

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sets the Record Straight on Southern Border

The Opposition swung first this morning, via text from Senator Eamon Courtenay. He wrote, “The Reporter editorial of today is factually and legally wrong. It is a bizarre and possibly [...]...

Newspaper Owner Harry Lawrence Responds to G.O.B.’s Position

Newspaper Owner Harry Lawrence Responds to G.O.B.’s Position

As we mentioned earlier, the Reporter Editorial was written by newspaper owner Harry Lawrence. He received the letter from C.E.O. in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Sylvester this afternoon, [...]...

Photographer Tony Rath Details Chiquibul Experience in Online Article

Photographer Tony Rath Details Chiquibul Experience in Online Article

While the Reporter’s Editorial is found to be lacking in accuracy, another article in circulation today puts perspective in what really is happening in the Chiquibul. Renowned professional photographer Tony [...]...

Mek Mi Rich Litigants Return to Court

Mek Mi Rich Litigants Return to Court

On February twenty-third, Justice Courtney Abel ruled that B.T.L. and Mek Mi Rich, MMR, colluded to steal the concept for the game-show from Curtis Swasey. It was a landmark ruling [...]...

B.T.L. and Mek Mi Rich Appeal Supreme Court Decision

B.T.L. and Mek Mi Rich Appeal Supreme Court Decision

What was also clear at the conclusion of the case in February is that the twenty-five thousand awarded to Swasey as compensation was not satisfactory to the claimant. The Judge’s [...]...

Gun-toting Urbie is Released on Bail

Gun-toting Urbie is Released on Bail

After two nights on remand at the Belize Central Prison, thirty-five year old police officer, Urbie Alamilla is out on bail granted to him this morning by Supreme Court Judge, [...]...

Trio of Thieves Remanded for Burglary of Franklin Street Residence

Trio of Thieves Remanded for Burglary of Franklin Street Residence

Three men who were caught in the act of burglarizing a house on Franklin Street, Belize City, claim it was all a police set-up. The media was called in at [...]...

Petrocaribe Celebrates Eleven Years in Belize

Petrocaribe Celebrates Eleven Years in Belize

Petrocaribe is celebrating eleven years in Belize, following the signing of an agreement with Venezuela on June twenty-ninth, 2005.  The dream of former President Hugo Chavez was to promote regional [...]...

APBEL Set to Enter the Retail Fuel Market

APBEL Set to Enter the Retail Fuel Market

While the program under APBEL focuses on investing in Belize, there are plans for the company to branch out into the retail sale of fuel.  Mencias provides a breakdown of [...]...

Petrocaribe Agreement Deconstructed

Petrocaribe Agreement Deconstructed

The agreement provides for a portion of each invoice, known as the Financed Portion, to be paid over fifteen years at two percent interest with a two-year grace period.  That [...]...

Head of Mission Contextualizes Hardships in Venezuela

Head of Mission Contextualizes Hardships in Venezuela

Head of Mission Mykel Castillo Pena was also present at this morning’s Petrocaribe presentation.  He explains the current hardship in Venezuela in the context of the Petrocaribe program.   Mykel [...]...

6 Persons Injured in Chopping Incident in Orange Walk

6 Persons Injured in Chopping Incident in Orange Walk

There is a disturbing report out of Orange Walk. Police are investigating a chopping incident which occurred this afternoon sometime after two o’clock.  Larry Banner, who has a history of [...]...

Police Operations Yield Firearms Across Belize City

Police Operations Yield Firearms Across Belize City

Five firearms have been taken off the streets of south side Belize City. Today, Eastern Division South Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams called the media to his office [...]...

PUC Approves B.E.L.’s Rate Increase

PUC Approves B.E.L.’s Rate Increase

The Public Utilities Commission announced via press release today that it has concluded a full tariff review for B.E.L. for the period July 2016 to June 2020. The final decision [...]...

34th Annual Caribbean Conference of Accountants Held in Belize

34th Annual Caribbean Conference of Accountants Held in Belize

Public and private sector accountants from across the Caribbean have converged on Belize for the thirty-fourth annual Caribbean Conference of Accountants. With over three thousand seven hundred members, today, three [...]...

Managing Your Accounting with Enterprise Resource Planning

Managing Your Accounting with Enterprise Resource Planning

To assist with the implementation of best accounting practices in the region, a consulting firm from Washington DC is establishing presence in the Caribbean with an Enterprise Resource Planning software [...]...

Correspondent Banking Crisis – Does it Affect Accountants?

Correspondent Banking Crisis – Does it Affect Accountants?

But what are the challenges that correspondent banking relations have posed to the accounting professionals? According to Conference Chair Shawn Mahler, clients have been affected drastically, and it has forced [...]...

National Aids Commission Holds Countrywide HIV Testing

National Aids Commission Holds Countrywide HIV Testing

The number of persons that are HIV positive is high for the size of the population. And even though men are the most affected; they are the least to be [...]...

Team Belize at World Series of Poker 2016

Team Belize at World Series of Poker 2016

Starting Saturday, twenty Belizean poker players will be competing in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada. The team has doubled since last year and all the players [...]...