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Big Creek Better for Business Says BSI/ASR

The press also asked about the company’s decision to move its sugar loading operations from the Port of Belize to the Big Creek Port. The company asserts that this will [...]

Transport, Utilities, Food Prices Up

If you feel like you have been paying more for basic necessities lately, you are right. Belizeans have been paying more for transportation, food, electricity, water and gas, according to [...]

Imports Almost Double, Exports in Steep Decline

Also on the brighter side, this month Belize’s imports have almost doubled compared to this time period last year.  In June of 2020, Belize exported one hundred and three million [...]

Port of Belize Limited C.E.O. Discusses Revenue Challenges

The Port of Belize Limited is slowly bouncing back after taking a major hit to its bottom line in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Sugar exports were [...]

P.B.L. and C.W.U. to Meet this Week

C.E.O. Lane also addressed the negotiations between P.B.L. and the Christian Workers Union since talks resume on Wednesday.  Lane says a first meeting will be held to discuss the staff [...]

No Cuts for C.E.O. Salaries?

The Public Service Union is speaking out following a leaked letter that guarantees C.E.O. salaries and allowances will not be touched.  The document, from the Office of the Prime Minister, [...]

P.S.U. Prez: Cabinet Secretary Does Not Have Authority Override Legislation

The P.S.U. is now seeking legal advice because the Public Sector Emoluments and Allowances Bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives on May twenty-eighth and in the Senate [...]

P.S.U. Asks GG Not to Accept Salary Increase at this Time

The Public Service Union has also written to Governor-General Froyla T’zalam, expressing concern over the Governor-General Conditions of Service Amendment Bill, 2021, which provides for an increase in salary, duty [...]

Regular and Diesel Gas Going Up

There is some not-so-welcome news tonight for Belizean commuters. The Ministry of Finance announced today that effective Thursday, July twenty-second; the pump price of two fuel products will change. Regular [...]

Four Seasons Resort Coming to Caye Chapel; Entertainment Zone at Northern Border

In news from this week’s Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister is in the United States to meet the U.N. Secretary-General, António Guterres for discussions on climate change, Belize’s work on [...]

Teacher Loan Forbearance Not Being Honored

President of the Belize National Teachers Union has sought assurance from the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Christopher Coye, that financial institutions will continue to offer forbearance [...]

Grocery Bag Becomes Food Assistance

What’s in a name you ask? Plenty apparently, so don’t call it “grocery bags” – it is now “food assistance”. The programme has a new name since it was rebranded. [...]

G.O.B. to Publish Names of Tax Evaders

Among the complaints raised by public officers facing salary cuts and increment freezes is that G.O.B. is not doing enough to come down on tax evasion.  On Friday, a bill [...]

Cemento Progreso Launches New Factory in Belize

For years, Cemento Progreso has been imported into Belize from neighboring Guatemala.  The powder for concrete has been used extensively in the infrastructure development and housing construction of the country.  [...]

Shipyard Now Certified to Export Cattle to Mexico

The formal exportation of cattle to the Mexican market was further realised today when the process of transporting hundreds of head of cattle to that neighbouring country began. The Mexican [...]

2021 Lobster Season Officially Opens

You may be missing conch for a while with the Queen Conch season closed right now, but today the 2021 lobster season officially opened. We head to San Pedro where [...]

Pandemic Causes Economy to Shrink for a Fourth Quarter

Belize’s economy shrank for a fourth consecutive quarter, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The latest Statistical Institute of Belize data shows that Belize produced sixty million dollars less [...]

Funding Secured for Marine Protected Areas

The Turneffe Atoll Sustainability secured a one-point two-million-dollar blended finance facility to strengthen the management of Belize’s marine protected areas and contribute to its blue economy. TASA is one of [...]

Andrade Says Funding Will Have Positive Impact on Fisheries and Tourism

Executive Director Valdemar Andrade says the one point two million dollars blended financing will also be put back into the management of fisheries and by extension the marine protected areas [...]

PM Says GST Hike Not on Table…for Now

We also got a chance to ask PM Briceño for his thoughts on comments made by Doctor Jaime Guajardo, the I.M.F. Mission Chief of Belize about the International Monetary Fund’s [...]

Belize Federation of Fishers and Others Condemn S.I. 57 of 2021

Statutory Instrument Number fifty-seven of 2021 may have been passed and slipped under the radar of most people, but not the fisher folk community who today, came out expressing their [...]

Belize Explores Debt for Climate Swaps in Commonwealth Webinar

Debt levels were high for many countries prior to the COVID-19, but the pandemic has worsened the situation in many low and middle-income countries.  Revenue collection and economic activity have [...]

CitCo Employees over 55 to be Retired

This morning the news of multiple terminations at the Belize City Council spread like wildfire on social media. But Mayor Bernard Wagner told News Five the employees in question are [...]

Peyrefitte Says PM “Doesn’t know what he is talking about” with Superbond

As we’ve reported over the last few weeks, Belize has gotten an extension of its international bond payment. But U.D.P. Chairman Michael Peyrefitte says that he remains concerned about how [...]

Pump Prices Fluctuate Again with Small Increase in Regular and Diesel

The price of regular gasoline and diesel will increase at midnight tonight.  The price of regular fuel will increase by eight cents, from ten dollars and ninety-five cents to eleven [...]