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More Men Employed in 2015 Say SIB Statisticians

The latest unemployment figures released by the Statistical Institute of Belize indicate that there are presently more men who are unemployed than there are women without jobs.  Over the past [...]

Cruise Tourism Arrivals Down Ten Percent

The tourism industry which is among the top revenue generators for the country has also experienced a slight decline in the number of cruise passengers disembarking in Belize City.  That [...]

SIB Releases Consumer Price Index for October 2015

The Consumer Price Index for the month of October 2015 has been released by the Statistical Institute of Belize.  Those figures, as well as data pertaining to inflation rates by [...]

…Imports are Up, Exports are Down

The External Trade Bulletin for October reflects a three and a half percent increase in goods imported into the country, while domestic exports are down by as much as sixteen [...]

What are the Contributing Factors to Decline?

As previously mentioned, exports for the month of October 2015 totaled thirty-seven million dollars, a majority of those goods being shipped to the United States and the European Union, respectively. [...]

Barrow Says GOB Will Show Appreciation With Finance

While the bust of Garifuna hero Thomas Vincent Ramos has been ready for quite some time, all efforts to compensate sculptor Stephen Okeke have fallen short.  That is until Thursday [...]

Imports Down…Exports Up in Third Quarter

The Statistical Institute of Belize has released its trade figures for the third quarter of 2015, showing that the country imported less and exported more. Where imports are concerned, September [...]

Young Belizean Wins Entrepreneurial Award

Youth entrepreneur Crystal Samos is the recipient of a pair of regional awards, following a recent trip to Grenada where she participated in a competition for young businesspersons.  Samos is [...]

FirstCaribbean Bank Employees Take to the Picket Line

A fresh round of protests began today by employees of the CIBC First Caribbean Bank. As early as seven-thirty, employees who are members of the Christian Workers Union, demonstrated in [...]

Financial Secretary Says G.O.B. Spent $300M in Petrocaribe Money

Where the Ministry of Finance is concerned, the buck stops at Financial Secretary Joe Waight. So when we got the opportunity on Thursday, we asked him about a variety of [...]

Waight Says G.O.B. May Pay $200M More for B.T.L.

Waight also spoke on the matter of the settlement for B.T.L….particularly the arbitration ruling. The PM has said that it was his hope that the sixty million dollars paid based [...]

How Much Was Denys Barrow Paid in Legal Fees?

And since we had the Fin Sec there, we also asked about the legal fees paid for certain select attorneys including the brother of the Prime Minister. Waight didn’t have [...]

Public/Private Sector Attends Business Forum

As we told you on Thursday, the Prime Minister hosted an economic forum which charts a course for public/private collaboration on the development of the country. It’s an initiative which [...]

Denys Barrow Says GOB MUST Pay Arbitration Award…Regardless of Amount

In 2009, the Government of Belize seized control of B.T.L. and when a court ruling found the nationalization to be null and void, Government renationalized the company in 2011.  Now…weeks [...]

He Says Legal Fees Aren’t Exorbitant

Denys Barrow, who is the brother of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, has also been a target in the Opposition People’s United Party’s campaign. The P.U.P. says that he has been [...]

Barrow Says the PM Got Scared So His Fees for Settlements Were Reduced

T he negative campaign has focused on one particular instance in which Denys Barrow’s law firm was paid over five hundred and twenty-four thousand dollars for its role in a [...]

S.I.B. Releases Consumer Price Index for August

The Consumer Price Index for August 2015 indicates that the costs of goods and services were point six percent lower last month than for the same period in 2014.  The [...]

Bankers Association of Belize Speaks on IRS Investigation

Articles, both local and international, on the banking and financial sectors have prompted a reaction from the Bankers Association of Belize. Just last week, a US federal judge granted permission [...]

Chairman Giuseppe says IRS Summons Has Nothing to Do with Belize Bank

The United States Treasury is tightening the noose on US citizens who hold accounts overseas and have not paid up taxes in the US. Essentially, a US Federal Judge today [...]

What’s Telemedia’s True Worth after Settling Massive Debts?

With the annual general meeting scheduled for September twenty-ninth, Belize Telemedia has released its Financial Statements for the Year ending March 2015.  The company has been at the center of [...]

Chamber of Commerce on B.T.L. Settlement

Still on the issue of the B.T.L. settlement, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry sent out a release today saying that while it had no fuss with the settlement [...]

Is G.O.B. Handing Over a Blank Cheque in B.T.L. Settlement?

The settlement of the Belize Telemedia Limited nationalization with the Ashcroft Group was signed on September eleventh, taken before Cabinet on September fourteenth…to the House on September fifteenth and today [...]

Opposition Senator Says Request to Settle Arbitration is an Indecent Proposal

Senator for Government Business, Godwin Hulse, insists that the Senate is only being asked to approve the specific sum of one hundred and sixty-two million outlined in the schedule, and [...]

Lisa Shoman on B.T.L. Settlement

As we told you, the settlement was penned and approved in both houses of the National Assembly in a matter of four business days. Senator Shoman says that’s just plain [...]

Has National Assembly Been Asked to Approve 2 Billion Dollars in One Fiscal Year?

But blank check or not…the appropriation bill was pushed through the Senate today. According to Opposition Senator Anthony Sylvestre, all be told, the National Assembly has been asked to approve [...]