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The National Bank of Belize opens its doors; initial interest rate is at 5.5%

The National Bank of Belize Limited was established in April 2013, and today its doors were opened to the general public in Belmopan. The state-owned bank will primarily provide concessionary [...]

SATIIM’s media tour of Temash Two goes without a hitch

Last Friday and Saturday, the media was hosted by SATIIM on a trip to the Sarstoon Temash National Park to witness first-hand ongoing work by U.S. Capital Energy.  On the [...]

Barrow says ruling on communal land does not include Sarstoon Temash National Park

SATIIM and Mayan leaders of communities in the Sarstoon Temash National Park are waging war against the government of Belize. They feel that government is not recognizing rights which the [...]

Greg Ch’oc says he’ll study law and clarifies whether he has resigned from SATIIM

Greg Ch’oc, the Executive Director of SATIIM, also used the trip to Sarstoon Temash to provide clarity to the question of whether he had resigned from the N.G.O. Speaking in [...]

Government goes full steam ahead with NCL Project

The memorandum of understanding between the government of Belize and Norwegian Cruise Lines is a done deal, and the parties are not allowing any grass to grow under their feet. [...]

P.M. Barrow says N.T.U.C.B. mixing up the ham and the hammer with the PAC

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Julius Espat has summoned the members of that committee to a meeting. That is set for this Wednesday, but meanwhile there is much drama [...]

P.M. says economy to grow courtesy of BIL

There was a contraction of the economy in the first quarter of 2013 – a negative point five percent. The Statistical Institute of Belize cited downturns in the citrus, banana [...]

British National speaks out on wife’s hit on his life

Last Friday, police detained a San Ignacio woman, who was in hiding, for allegedly plotting to have her husband eliminated. Frances Ayala Wilson and her husband, Glen Wilson, have been [...]

His wife, Frances Ayala Wilson, remanded to Court

In court today, her attorney, Simeon Sampson claimed that she was staying at her father’s home San Ignacio Town, but police came up empty-handed despite several attempted to apprehend her. [...]

Belize City traffic woes

Today was the beginning of classes for primary schools across the country. But here in Belize City, a number of students and commuters from various areas were without transportation because [...]

Residents versus Roman Catholic School in Big Falls Village

The academic year 2013, for primary schools across the country, began today.  While parents, students and teachers were on hand to commence the first day of classes, in Big Falls [...]

The Memorial Park is now the Fort Point Pedestrian Walk

Despite the rains earlier in the day, the official inauguration of the transformed Memorial Park went on schedule on Saturday. The park, which was once dedicated to the soldiers who [...]

Lionman Triathlon, Billiards and Female Football on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   The 14th Annual Lionman triathlon was staged at the Sanlighter Promenade on Princess Margaret Drive yesterday as some 46 [...]