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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 [...]

Should Heritage Bank Hire First Caribbean Personnel That Are Losing Their Jobs?

And tonight’s question is: Do you think that Heritage Bank should hire First Caribbean personnel that are losing their jobs in the sale of the bank to Heritage? Send your [...]

4 Persons Detained for Murder of Anwar Garbutt in Dangriga

Four of five persons, including a minor, are in the custody of the Dangriga Police tonight and are likely to be charged for murder in the wake of the vigilante [...]

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 [...]

Father Stabs Teen After Catching Him in Bed with 13-year-old Daughter

A thirty-seven year old and a sixteen year old resident of Sand Hill are facing criminal charges in connection with a stabbing incident in the village on Monday afternoon. Sometime [...]

Firearm Charges Against Joseph Nunez Struck Out in Court

In June 2014, a prosecutor with the Municipal Court was arrested and charged for two firearm offenses after he claimed he stopped a friend from committing a serious crime by [...]

Hattieville Resident Arraigned for Burglary; Did He Attempt to Rape Neighbor?

A Hattieville resident is out on bail after he was charged with the offense of Burglary with the intent to rape his thirty-five year old neighbour, whom he knew for [...]

Motorcycle Accident Leaves Cayo Resident Clinging to Life at K.H.M.H.

A seventeen year old is tonight fighting for his life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was knocked off his motorcycle on the Bullet Tree Road on Monday.  [...]

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 [...]