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PM Barrow says excess liquidity should send loan interests rates down

The House of Representatives met in Belmopan this morning; two bills were introduced and passed, but we will have more on that later. The sitting ended by midday and we [...]

Central Bank expected to regulate the banking system

The overabundance of local currency will predictably have an adverse effect on the availability of foreign exchange, particularly U.S. dollars.  The Central Bank of Belize which is the supervisory body [...]

Will general elections be called early?

When will elections be called? There’s a guessing game that the next General Elections will be early and that Belizeans will be going to the polls long before the term [...]

BMDC’s affairs not being managed efficiently says PM

The state of affairs within the beleaguered rice industry remains a hot button issue for farmers across the country who continue to suffer major financial losses on excess tonnage of [...]

GOB gave the green light, but Toledo Rice Growers have not been paid

In the south, over a thousand five hundred rice growers are similarly irate because of a delay in final payment for their crop which was due on Thursday.  According to [...]

Majority of viewers would not vote for the current government in early elections

You’ve heard the Prime Minister say that you can expect general elections by the end of 2012. But on Tuesday we asked our viewers if they would vote for the [...]

$15 Million in dividends declared at Telemedia AGM

On Thursday night, the government-owned Belize Telemedia Limited held its annual general meeting; its chairman Net Vasquez declared dividends of fifteen million dollars. That translates roughly into thirteen million dollars [...]

Leader of Opposition’s Christmas greeting

As we said, there was smooth sailing at the House today and if you’ve been following the sittings, you’d know that they are usually characterized by high theatrics. Well we [...]

SATIIM’s efforts haven’t changed GOB’s position on drilling in Sarstoon Temash

Seismic testing within the Sarstoon Temash National Park remains ongoing despite strong objections from SATIIM and its umbrella organization, the Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage. U.S. Capital Energy has [...]

Minister of Education defends HFLE curriculum

Since hosting a series of workshops on the teaching of Health and Family Education, QUADS, a department with the Ministry of Education as well as the U.S. Peace Corps, have [...]

3 men committed to stand trial for separate sexual offences

In the courts, Kareem Hamilton, Steven Armstrong and Carlos Matura, were committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court on April sixteenth of 2012 for three separate sex offenses. In [...]

B.T.L. employee spared prison time after battering his girlfriend

He spent fifteen days behind bars at the Belize Central Prison, but today, B.T.L. employee, forty-five year old Bernard Bent was spared from doing more jail time. Bent was remanded [...]

100 students visit Mexico’s new planetarium and museum

More than one hundred of Belize’s brightest primary school students, selected by the Mexican Embassy, travelled to Chetumal on Thursday to visit the new “Yook’ol Kaab” Planetarium and the Museum [...]

Several Punta Gorda students and teachers injured in accident

But other students did not make it to Chetumal. A van carrying thirteen persons ran off the road early Thursday morning as it made its way from Punta Gorda. The [...]

Government will be giving residents some bonus Christmas cash

The Barrow Administration has embarked on a Christmas Assistance Program.  It is providing cash to ministers for their constituents countrywide. While the Prime Minister did not confirm the dollar amount [...]

Belizean Americans provide toys and other goodies to needy children

There were happy faces today on children from three institutions who were gifted with an assortment of wares just in time for the Christmas. The goods were collected in the [...]