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SIB Says Employment Is Up

The quarterly press conference of the Statistical Institute of Belize was held today in Belize City. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad news. The good news is that [...]

Butane Prices Down

Following an increase at the end of October, the prices for butane gas are going down tonight at depots across the country. According to a release, the Supplies Control Unit [...]

A Market Expo Showcases Ingenuity and Creativity of UB Students

More than twenty booths were set up inside the Ramada Belize City Princess today where marketing students of the University of Belize showcased products and services they developed as part [...]

BTB Concedes…FECTAB Speaks

A press conference was held this morning during which FECTAB officially announced that the forty eight inch regulation which prohibits persons less than four feet in height from enjoying caving [...]

COLA Accuses FSTV of Holding Industry Hostage

Earlier in the newscast, COLA president Geovannie Brackett spoke on the need for a new cruise port for Belize District.  He accuses the Fort Street Tourism Village of acting to [...]

Ministry of Finance Announces Significant Drop in Price of Diesel

The price of oil on the world market continues to drop, as it has been doing for some time. It’s been a source of confusion and consternation with consumers who [...]

PM Barrow Says Petrocaribe Spending is Aboveboard

On Thursday, the Ministry of National Security hosted a press conference to speak on important security issues. But the hungry lot that the media is, we also wanted to know [...]

Financial Secretary Says Detailed List of Projects to Be provided Soon

Financial Secretary Joe Waight, who really is responsible for accounting for how the money is spent, supports the Prime Minister’s position. He says that not only will they release details [...]

SIB Releases September Statistics for Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Index for September 2014 has been released by the Statistical Institute of Belize.  The CPI, as it is known, indicates a marginal increase from the same month [...]

BTB Says Tourism Arrivals Up

Many Belizeans are heading across the border this extended holiday weekend, but the number of visitors to the jewel is on an upward trend. The Belize Tourism Board called a [...]

Chamber Wants Belizeans Out of the Zone during the Christmas Season

While tourism numbers are high the private sector is calling on the government to reduce local visitors to the Commercial Free-zone. The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written [...]

Football Star Messi Accused of Tax Fraud…with Belizean Connections

We have been reporting on a Belize billion dollar tax fraud scheme which was busted in September at the office of Titans Securities LLC here on Coney Drive. Five persons [...]

SIB Releases Latest Statistics for 2014

Food prices, often one of the primary drivers of economic inflation, saw a marginal decline in the month of August, with average costs decreasing in all areas save for fish [...]

Small Business Owners Receive Financial Aid for Startups

A series of checks in various denominations were distributed this afternoon to small business owners who will use the financial assistance as venture capital and for the expansion of their [...]

National Bank Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The National Bank of Belize, the country’s sole government-owned lending institution, is celebrating a milestone achievement this week.  Since opening its doors to the public on September second, 2013, the [...]

Prime Minister Confident in Belize’s Economic Performance

On Wednesday, the Statistical Institute of Belize announced that there was significant economic growth in the second quarter of this year, as much as eight point seven percent. But we [...]

2nd Quarter Stats is a Mixed Bag

The Statistical Institute of Belize has released its latest economic figures corresponding to the second quarter of 2014. All be told, transportation shot up by ten percent while the basket [...]

SIB Explains Dip in Sugar Exports

As we mentioned earlier in the newscast, sugar cane farmers in the north have been dealt a serious blow by Tate & Lyle when the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association [...]

SIB Releases Latest Statistics…Inflation Up…

The Statistical Institute of Belize is reporting a five point seven percent increase in goods imported into Belize in the month of June. That represents one hundred and fifty nine [...]

Public and Private Sectors Meet on Economic Development

Today, the Belize Biltmore Plaza was the site of a very high-profile, high-powered economic forum, under the theme – Strengthening Partnership for Growth. It’s the third of its kind, an [...]

Trade and Investment C.E.O. says GOB is Growing Jobs

The latest statistics on unemployment in Belize, released a few weeks ago by the Statistical Institute, shows an increase in joblessness in the districts. The only increase in employment was [...]

Mayor on financials at San Pedro Town Council

This morning, the San Pedro Town Council was visited by members of the opposition People’s United Party on the island. The meeting, at the invitation of the current U.D.P. Mayor, [...]

Prices for butane gas go down by a dollar

Prices for butane gas have gone down by a dollar for the one hundred pound cylinder countrywide. We note that the domestic price of LPG distributed by Belize Natural Energy [...]

Although economy contracted, Barrow says he’s looking at the bigger picture

At the end of May, the Statistical Institute of Belize reported that the economy contracted in the first quarter of 2014. It wasn’t a huge contraction – just zero point [...]

SIB reports slight economic dip in first quarter of the year

The latest figures released from the Statistical Institute of Belize indicate that there has been a slight contraction of the economy when compared to last year’s economic performance in the [...]