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Providing Employment Opportunities for Belizeans

A job fair takes place this weekend so if you are looking for work the place to be is on Coney Drive, Belize City. Transparent BPO is looking for individuals [...]

Mayor Wagner Says Belize City Council Doing Financially Well

Mayor Bernard Wagner also spoke on the council’s financial operations. The Mayor says that the council is gradually emerging from the slow season and has been able to meet every [...]

G.O.B. and I.D.B. Sign $14M Loan for Strengthening Tax Administration

Fourteen million dollars will be injected into the newly amalgamated Belize Tax Service for the strengthening of tax administration and collection as well as for the modernizing of the technological [...]

Tax Administration Reform Expected to Impact Economic Growth

The loan will be disbursed over a period of five years and is expected to have a positive impact on economic growth and development. Country Representative for the Inter-Development Bank Doctor [...]

New PAC Report Highlights Government Losses and Lack of Accountability

The annual report of the Public Accounts Committee for 2017/2018 has been released.  While it brings out areas where government has lost millions of dollars due to a number of [...]

Cost of Living Remained Much the Same in September as it was in 2018

According to the Statistical Institute of Belize, prices for household goods and services in September remained much the same as last year except for a minimal point one percent decrease. [...]

Fuel Prices Changing Again

New prices for premium gasoline and diesel take effect at midnight. Premium gasoline will increase by thirty-eight cents and goes up ten dollars ninety-seven cents per gallon. Diesel will go [...]

Belize Hosts Taiwanese Agriculture Trade Mission

In June, a Taiwanese delegation came to Belize to look into investment opportunities in the Tourism industry.   Today, the Government, through the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce, along with [...]

Ministry of Agriculture Sees the Potential in the Trade Mission

C.E.O. in the Ministry of Agriculture Jose Alpuche also weighed in on the trade mission. Alpuche told the press that apart from attracting new investments and opening new markets, this [...]

Kerosene Goes Up By Five Cents at Midnight

The cost per gallon of kerosene goes up by five cents at midnight, to seven dollars and forty-two cents.  The nominal increase reflects the current demand and supply conditions of [...]

IMF Provides Initial Report on Belize’s Economic Performance

The latest IMF report, though in preliminary stages, says that while economic recovery is underway, the pace is slowing. It reports heightened spending on wages and public investment and weaker [...]

Butane Companies Reps Meet with PM Barrow

A meeting between Prime Minister Dean Barrow and representatives for Belize Western Energy Limited, Gas Tomza, and Southern Choice Butane (Zeta Gas) took place today in Belize City. The meeting [...]

Butane Companies Say Meeting with Prime Minister was Amicable

The three current importers of LPG are encouraged to bid for the bulk supply to the terminal. Speaking on behalf of the companies was Ernesto Uh of Zeta Gas. According [...]

PM Barrow says National Gas Company Here to Stay

The Prime Minister and representatives of the three current butane importing companies have scheduled another meeting though the time and venue has not been agreed upon. According to Uh, concerns [...]

Regular Gas and Diesel Go Up, Premium Dips

The prices for regular gasoline and diesel will be going up at midnight at gas pumps across the country. Regular gasoline will go up by thirty-four cents and consumers will [...]

Opposition Leader Comments on US $23 Million A.I.B.L./F.T.C. Settlement

On Tuesday, a district court in the United States released details of the twenty-three million dollar settlement that the Barrow Administration, along with liquidator Julian Murillo and F.T.C. officials, to [...]

Independence Day Addresses the State of Nation

Independence Day ceremonies are traditionally addressed by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. As they have in the past, Prime Minister Dean Barrow and P.U.P. Leader, John [...]

Belize Vulnerable to “Sudden Stop” in Investment Flows

A U.S. news outlet has published a list of countries considered vulnerable to professional scammers and Belize made the list. The article, published by WKZO FM in Michigan says that [...]

National Financial Inclusion Strategy Launched

A four-year plan on financial inclusion for the country was launched earlier this week with support from the World Bank Group. The plan defines and identifies opportunities so that persons [...]

Fuel Prices Down

There is a change in fuel prices and this time the costs are seeing a dip as of Wednesday. Premium gasoline sees the biggest decrease of forty-seven cents from eleven [...]

“The Death of Belize’s Financial System”

Caporaso and Partners Law Office in Panama says that Belize’s offshore banking system is dead. The law firm which specializes in offshore banking says that the recent closure of two [...]

B.C.C.I. Prez Says Businesses to Face Challenge Obtaining Foreign Exchange

Private sector businesses are about to face challenges accessing foreign exchange. According to the President of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nikita Usher, the news that Scotia Bank [...]

Fiscal Agreement Signed; CitCo 1 Step Closer to Floating New Municipal Bond

The government approved an eleven-million-dollar municipal paper for the Belize City Council in August, today, CitCo and Heritage Bank Limited officially signed an agreement for the floating of the bond. [...]

Municipal Bond to be Launched by the End of September

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner says that the bond will be officially launched with its prospectus by the end of September. But will the bond reflect increased pressures on the [...]

Expo Marketplace 2019 at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex

More than one hundred and fifty businesses participated in the two-day Expo Marketplace hosted by the Belize Chamber of Commerce at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. The event is the [...]