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Belize Seaweed Mariculture Project Launched

The Belize Seaweed Mariculture Project was launched today in Placencia.  The project is a joint venture between the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, BELTRAIDE, and the Nature Conservancy Belize, [...]

Learning from the Jamaica Stock Exchange

Founded in 1968, the booming Jamaican Stock Exchange has been named the world’s best-performing stock market, twice.  According to online articles, Jamaica’s success in its stock exchange is greatly due [...]

Raspberry Pi Jam 2019: Solutions for Challenges in Belize

High schools from across the country gathered in Belize City today where students participated in a competition for young innovators.  The goal is to use a miniature computer platform to [...]

Belize Fades from Black to Grey List in EU Designation

With recent news of Belize being removed from the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions, is the country doing enough to turn around its status?  And what about funds received [...]

Revenue Expected to Take a Hit Due to Drought

The Statistical Institute of Belize continues to issue quarterly releases on the country’s economic performance.  While G.D.P. estimates for the third quarter will be shared during S.I.B.’s final press conference [...]

Union and G.O.B. Meet to Discuss Workers Concerns at Belize Tax Service

Since the Belize Tax Service was launched back in August, as an amalgamation of the General Sales Tax and Income Tax departments, there have been various concerns among members of [...]

Opposition Leader Criticizes GOB’s Decision to Fix LPG Prices

Late on Friday, the Government announced it was instituting fixed prices for Liquefied Petroleum Gas known as L.P.G.; the prices took effect on Saturday. According to the government, the fix [...]

G.O.B. Fixes LPG Prices

The government has moved to establish fix prices for the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas known as L.P.G. beginning this Saturday.  The fixed prices are to prevent predatory pricing by [...]

Fuel Prices Changing at the Pump

At midnight, there will be another change in the price of fuels.  Kerosene will increase by eleven cents and will sell at seven dollars and fifty-three cents per gallon. Diesel [...]

Boosting Trade Between Belize and Barbados

The economies of Belize and Barbados are dependent on tourism, but there are other opportunities that can open up for further trade between both countries. This is why a mission [...]

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 [...]