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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 [...]

YWCA and Haven House receive considerable donation from Digi

Two organizations got a boost of ten thousand dollars each to advance the range of programmes they offer to the public. The Young Women’s Christian Association will be using the [...]

BTL’s Incoming CEO lauds fiber rollout is most ambitious project

One of the most ambitious projects that B.T.L. has undertaken to date is the roll-out of fiber at residences throughout the country. The project started in 2017 and did not [...]

Edmond Castro Cagey About Joshua Perdomo’s $40K Write-Off

The government received much backlash after the Barrow Administration, during a sitting of the House of Representatives, tabled a motion through which a forty thousand dollars loan owed by Joshua [...]

Castro Voted in Favor of Write-Off

While Castro attempted to end the interview, the media pressed on the issue and challenged him on some facts including that he was part of the House Committee which reviewed [...]

Tourism sector In Orange Walk takes a hit

The dangerous level of contamination of the New River is taking a toll in many sectors.  Students from La Inmaculada School have had to be sent home because of the [...]

Will National Gas Create Another Monopoly Over LPG Market?

Since it was tabled in the House of Representatives and read through in its entirety on August sixteenth, the passage of the National Liquefied Petroleum Gas Project Bill has raised [...]

Bureau of Standards Will Have to Regulate Butane Prices at Retail Level

According to Canton, while the price of wholesale L.P.G. will be regulated, the Bureau of Standards will be responsible for ensuring that the cost of butane at the retail level [...]