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P.U.P. Demand Fuel Tax Cut as Belizeans Seethe About Increase

Outrage has been widespread in the twenty-four hours since the Government of Belize’s announcement on Monday that fuel prices are to go up once again for the fourth time in [...]

Call Center Employees Call Out Owners for Hard-Pay

About twenty employees of the little known “United Association for Healthy Living” are claiming that they are owed salaries for two pay periods. The call center located on Mercy Lane [...]

Gov’t Warns Fuel Prices Will Go Up Again; Harvey to Blame This Time

Get ready for higher gas prices once again sometime this week, although this time there is some explanation from the government. The last increase came just last week for premium [...]

Economy Stalls; Imports and Exports Down While Cost of Living is Up

Figures released by the Statistical Institute of Belize show that economic activity slowed down to some extent in July.  Goods and services went up slightly, while imports and exports registered [...]

PAC Will Not Meet in Public; Chairman Disappointed

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives met in session this morning in Belmopan to plot a course for investigation into the 2012-2013 Auditor General’s Report tabled in [...]

Why the PAC Must Be Non-Partisan

Espat is hardly deterred, saying he will continue to fight for publication of the Committee’s work before the final report is laid on the House’s table at some point in [...]

Premium, Diesel Prices Going Up Again!

Get ready for higher gas prices once again. For the second time in eight days, prices are set to rise at midnight tonight for premium gasoline and diesel. Premium rises [...]

Julius Espat Says it’s Time for Petrocaribe/BIL/BTB Audit

Cayo South Area Representative and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Julius Espat, is anticipating next Monday’s meeting of the committee in Belmopan to examine, consider and ultimately report on [...]

Public Accounts Chair Julius Espat Says Report Must Be Ventilated

Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives in Belmopan should see the tabling of the 2012-2013 Auditor General’s Report on which we have been reporting all week.  It is all [...]

More Audited Irregularities in G.S.T., B.D.F., but Not Lands or Finance

Two of the largest ministries in the government service – Finance and Natural Resources – were not included. Coincidentally, the same man, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, is currently directly in [...]

Relief for Indigent Property Taxes is Based on Process

Campaign efforts to elect a U.D.P. mayoral candidate for Belize City are in full swing and, as expected with any political race, promises are being made ahead of the August [...]

BELTRAIDE Plays Employment Matchmaker

If you are looking for a job, here is an opportunity that can help you. BELTRAIDE today launched a talent fair to create an employment database to meet the demands [...]

Fuel prices for regular and diesel going up again

It’s been a month since the last increase at the pumps, but get ready for another crunching increase in fuel prices.  At midnight tonight, regular gasoline rises by a whopping [...]

Premium Fuel Will Return with Stable World Prices

Belize receives regular and diesel fuel through the Petrocaribe program with Venezuela although prices remain high at the pumps. But for some time now Belize has been unable to source [...]

BELCOGEN: ‘Piece of Junk’ or Worth Saving?

Seven years ago, the Belize Co-Generation Energy Project kicked off at Tower Hill, Orange Walk. It uses bagasse from milled sugar to provide up to twenty-five megawatts of electricity for [...]

Slight Increase in Inflation; Exports Rebound

The Statistical Institute of Belize has released new figures for the month of June, recording a slight increased of point six percent on the All-items Consumer Price Index.  Goods and [...]

Second payment made for B.T.L., but will Belize get some money back?

Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned to Belize from personal leave in the United States around lunchtime today. Reporters met him at the Philip Goldson International Airport for an extensive briefing [...]

Was P.M. Barrow hoodwinked in Miami?

Does the Prime Minister claim to be hoodwinked by Lord Michael Ashcroft following their 2015 conference in Miami, Florida, where the details of what became the Settlement Agreement were hammered [...]

I.D.B. talks business development with Chamber of Commerce

The Inter-American Development Bank, the primary source of multilateral financing in Latin America, is partnering with the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry to provide solutions to development challenges within [...]

Will Bank lend directly to businesses?

The IDB is also making loan facilities available to local businesses, presumably at favorable and equally competitive terms as other lending institutions.  While the proposal is fresh on the table, [...]

Vendors say Festival of Hope will shut them out

B.T.L. Park vendors are up in arms with the City Council. They say that the City Council went over their heads and made an agreement about the use of the [...]

Vendors can’t catch ear of CitCo

You heard Reneau say that they were never consulted and now they are being asked not to conduct business. The vendors are not happy about the situation and they have [...]

Interest high in Plant World Nursery

The Citrus Growers Association says it is finding greater than expected success in spinning off the Plant World Nursery, located off the Southern Highway in Red Bank village, into its [...]

B.S.I. hails successful season, prepares for coming quota storm

‘King Sugar’ is especially sweet this year in the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts. The Tower Hill Factory produced a record-breaking one hundred and forty-four thousand tons of sugar, passing [...]

Producers ask Cane Farmers’ Association to hold off on changes to agreement

The Corozal Sugar Cane Producers’ Union and Progressive Cane Farmers Association based in Orange Walk have agreed with Belize Sugar Industries and American Sugar Refining to continue with the commercial [...]