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Business As Usual at FirstCaribbean Despite Looming Sale to Heritage Bank

A formal announcement confirmed on Monday that CIBC FirstCaribbean’s local assets were being acquired by Heritage Bank Limited, a move that will change the banking landscape locally. But the acquisition [...]

Central Bank Governor Says Transition Should be Seamless

But will the transfer of FirstCaribbean’s assets affect its existing clients and what does the sale mean for the banking sector?  That’s what we asked Central Bank Governor, Glen Ysaguirre, [...]

Acquisition of FCIB Means Growth for Heritage But What About Employees?

The purchase of FirstCaribbean’s resources sets the stage for Heritage Bank to expand its operations across the country and with that growth comes a need for additional human resources.  According [...]

Atlantic International Remains Without Correspondent Bank

There is other news in the financial sector which is also affecting banking transactions overseas in the offshore industry. Atlantic International Bank, which formally severed ties with Bank of America [...]

Body of Missing Child Still Not Recovered from Blue Creek Cave

The recovery effort to retrieve the lifeless body of ten-year-old Jason Pau from the Ho’Keb’ Ha Cave in Blue Creek Village resumed earlier today with a dive team descending into [...]

Said Musa Supports Francis Fonseca in Wake of Boycott

The G-twelve in the P.U.P. has not been heard from since their boycott of national executive and standard bearers meetings in the past two weeks. That is except for Dan [...]

Chamber of Commerce and DFC Sign MOU…

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Development Finance Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier today.  The mutual partnership will see both organizations strengthening their respective services [...]

…Business Agreement Forges Meaningful Partnership

The partnership, Aikman says, will allow the Chamber to expand its reach across the country.   Kim Aikman, C.E.O., Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry “They will also assist the [...]

Special Olympic Athletes Return to the Jewel

Four very special athletes returned home to a warm welcome today. And they did not come empty-handed; the athletes returned to the jewel with medals around their necks after taking [...]

Holiday Hotel Celebrates Fifty Years of Service on La Isla Bonita

Over the weekend, the Belize Tourism Board held its annual tourism awards in San Pedro. The event honored hotels and resorts, as well as individuals who have excelled within the [...]

CIBC First Caribbean is Sold to Heritage Bank

There is big financial news tonight. CIBC First Caribbean Bank which was hit by robbers last week today informed it’s management and staff that it was selling out it assets [...]

P.U.P. Launches National Tour Amid Dissention Within the Grand Old Party

The deep internal rift in the People’s United Party has been dominating the headlines for weeks. But on Sunday, at least for a few hours, the chasm was not as [...]

Dan Silva Says G12 is Only Fighting to Make P.U.P. Better…

Cayo Central Standard Bearer Dan Silva was the chief organizer of the first leg of the P.U.P. national tour in San Ignacio which was planned some time ago, even before [...]

…But How If They are Boycotting National Executive Meetings?

While Silva’s position is that they have a righteous cause for going against the status quo, Deputy Leader Julius Espat maintains that boycotting national executive meetings does nothing to bring [...]

Minor Drowns in Blue Creek Cave, Recovery Effort Underway

A recovery operation to retrieve the body of ten-year-old Jason Pau from the Ho’keb’ Ha Cave in Blue Creek Village remains open, following the disappearance of the minor on Friday [...]

Former La Inmaculada General Manager Breaks Silence on Credit Union Debacle

Since her termination as general manager of the beleaguered La Inmaculada Credit Union on July twenty-seventh, erstwhile head of operations Yolanda Gomez has broken her silence on the issues that [...]

What’s the Status of Belize’s Tourism Industry?

To coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of tourism in San Pedro, the 2015 Tourism Industry Conference was held in the prime tourism destination. On Saturday, the Fido’s Courtyard was the [...]

Is B.T.B. on Sound Financial Footing?

Karen Bevans has been with the B.T.B. for the past sixteen months, following her departure from Belize Telemedia Limited as Chief Operations Officer. She was brought in after the resignation [...]

B.T.B. Awards Outstanding Tourism Stakeholders Big and Small

The National Tourism Awards was the highlight of the weekend out in San Pedro. Following the tourism industry conference at Fido’s courtyard, stakeholders in the industry were recognized at the [...]

People’s Assembly in Cayo on Sunday; Will the G-10 Be There?

On Wednesday, twenty-one of thirty-one P.U.P. Standard Bearers and the executive of the party met at Independence Hall. It was to have been a showdown between the Fonseca faction and [...]

Heart Clinic in City

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in Belize according to recent figures from the Ministry of Health. The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has been providing treatment for [...]

Territorial Volunteers Respond To Guatemala’s MFA

The last time the Belize Territorial Volunteers went near the Sarstoon River, thirty-seven of them in a skiff were detained by Guatemalan military and taken to Livingston. The incident happened [...]

Belizean Authorities Silent Says BTVS De la Fuente

De la Fuente says the silence from Belize’s authorities is frustrating because they were given a compilation of footage from the Livingston incident which clearly shows the thirty-seven Belizeans were [...]

Fairtrade Certifies The B.S.C.F.A.

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association has received the acceptance of their proposed corrective measures to non-compliances cited by Fairtrade auditors last month. Last year the largest cane-farmer’s association was [...]

B.S.C.F.A.’s Cansino Says Measures To Be Put In Place

There is some measure of relief from the positive news coming out of Fairtrade. In December 2014, faced with terrible financial woes because of a crop delayed by hostile negotiations [...]