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What Can Be Done About Fuel Prices?

Earlier in the newscast, you hear the P.U.P. leader speak on a number of pressing national issues as well as party matters. But John Briceño opened his press conference today [...]

Prices Down, So Are Exports, but More Coffee Machines Imported

The latest economic report is a mix of news, good and not so good. Though as we reported on Wednesday night, fuel prices have gone up seven times since the [...]

An Investigation into High Fuel Prices

Belizeans have endured seven price hikes in transport fuels since the start of the year and the government has warned that more may come as the world price market fluctuates. [...]

PAC Report Coming, Doesn’t Look Good

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives has been making moves after a stuttering start due to several meetings being canceled. A report on the most recent Auditor [...]

Chamber Attacks Fuel Taxes

Fuel prices went up again on Thursday for the umpteenth time this year, and the third in a month, with premium now selling at eleven dollars and sixty-seven cents per [...]

How to Get a Good Job and Career

Want a job? There were at least seven hundred and fifty available at different levels of experience and pay scale today at Swift Hall on the compound of St. Martin [...]

Cruel Hike in Gas Prices Coming Tonight

For a third time this month gas prices are seeing yet another increase at the fuel pumps.  Premium gasoline has gone up by thirty-one cents, from eleven dollars and thirty-six [...]

Choice Bank Partners Pull Out; Central Bank Steps In

Tonight there is grim news in the offshore industry. Indications are that Choice Bank, an offshore bank operating from Belize City, is winding down due to a cash flow crisis [...]

What’s Behind Fuel Price Hikes

The prices of fuel at the gas pumps are up yet again.  Those increases come almost two weeks after the last hike and will see the cost of premium gasoline [...]

Correspondent Banking Bogey Bedevils Petrocaribe Relations

News Five understands that the persistent issue of correspondent banking was also a factor in government’s decision to source fuel from the U.S. Gulf Coast.  Admittedly, G.O.B. has also been [...]

Free Ride on Cable is Over

Your cable bill is going up as of June first, and the recent push by international content providers to regulate signal piracy is the primary reason why. A few weeks [...]

Gov’t Warns of Oil Situation; Regular and Diesel Hiked

Barely two weeks after the last change, there are further changes to report tonight in relation to fuel prices, which take effect at midnight on Wednesday. Premium gasoline moves down [...]

Jamaica, Buoyed by Refinery, Lower Gas Prices

There’s news about a reduction in gas prices tonight, but don’t jump up and down – because it’s not in Belize. The Jamaica Gleaner reports that prices in that island [...]

Light Bill Going Up!

At the beginning of April, just after the Easter break, we told you about a request made by Belize Electricity Limited to take up electricity rates. At the time, B.E.L. [...]

Exports and Prices Take Tumble in First Quarter

External trade has contracted in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Statistical Institute of Belize. Belize sold nearly twenty-five million dollars less goods for January to March of [...]

Gas Hike in Effect for Third Time This Year

Gas is going up again! For the third time this year, there are increases to report at the pumps – and an erroneous release from the Bureau of Standards actually [...]

Slight Reduction for Diesel and Uptick for Regular Gas this Weekend

Tonight we can report some relief in the price of diesel fuel for the coming weekend. As of Saturday morning, prices for diesel in Belize City go down to ten [...]

Butane Gas Going Up by $10

There is no reprieve for consumers as prices for essential goods keep going up. Fuel went up just before the Easter and your light bill is likely to go up [...]

B.E.L. Wants to Raise Your Light Bill

Just in time for the Easter holidays, the prices of fuel went up driving the cost of living further up. The news tonight is that the cost of another utility [...]

Senate Debates Budget; Mark Lizarraga Blasts Gov’t Spending

The General Revenue and Appropriation Bill and nine others were brought to the upper chamber of the National Assembly, the Senate, for debate. With the galleries empty, it can be [...]

Trajectory of Budget Balancing Unbalanced

The Business Senator also zeroed in on how much the Government has had to borrow just to balance the budget. This year’s figure is some one hundred and eighteen million [...]

Time to Really Talk to Private Sector, Slash Public Sector

Complaining that the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other social partners had been ignored during the preparations for the announcement of the Budget, Senator Lizarraga reiterated that the frightening [...]

Warriors Don’t Cry, They Try!

Leading the government’s response was senator and Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte. His Ministry is responsible for managing the country’s legal and judicial services and is the focal point for such [...]

Fuel Prices Trending Up for Easter

Just in time for Easter and for the first time in recent memory, there is a uniform increase in fuel prices. The latest price increase takes effect at midnight tonight, [...]

The Billion-Dollar Case for B.T.L.

Late Friday evening, Prime Minister Dean Barrow wrapped up a marathon two days of debate over the 2018-2019 General Revenue and Appropriation Bill in the National Assembly. He opened the [...]