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Belize Chinese Association and Government Ministers Meet to Discuss Price Gouging

The discussion around price gouging involving local Chinese business owners became more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Briceño Administration steers the ship of economic rebound, Belizeans across the [...]

Price Of Poultry Up By Ten Percent

Another commodity that has seen a recent increase is poultry. Viewers might have taken note that the price of poultry increased by ten cents earlier this week. As a result, [...]

Proposed Budget for Medical Supplies, Pharmaceuticals Not Enough

During last week’s budget debate, Albert Area Representative Tracy Panton questioned the budget in terms of the allocation for medical supplies and medication to the Ministry of Health and Wellness. [...]

Ostrich, It’s what’s for Dinner

The Forest Department is not yet allowing the importation of ostriches into Belize until it can come to a categorization on whether the flightless bird is wildlife or poultry, but [...]

Latest Population Figures to be Published in September

The results of the latest population census are expected to be released later this year.  The exercise which concluded in January is being finalized before the official figures, following the [...]

Haitians to Present Visa Before Traveling to Belize

Cabinet, during its weekly meeting on Tuesday, has decided that Belize will cite Article 226 (A) of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas which will allow Minister of Immigration Eamon Courtenay [...]

Fairtrade Suspension to be Lifted

As we reported last week, Belize Sugar Industries Limited saw its Fairtrade certification suspended following an audit back in January that flagged the millers for noncompliance. According to a release [...]

Are Queen Square Convention Candidates Underestimating Each Other?

The winner will be determined on convention day which is set for Sunday, April second.  Both Haylock and Williams are gearing up their respective machineries to get as many voters [...]

Senate Debates Inflation, the Economy and Minimum Wage in the Budget

The 2023-2024 National Budget was debated in the Senate today.  The fiery exchange across the aisle, that is par for the course in the upper house, was noticeably subdued. In [...]

Leader of Government Business: Government Will Address Inflation

Leader of Government Business, Eamon Courtenay, during his response, pointed to the figures coming out of the Statistical Institute of Belize. Courtenay highlighted the numbers that showed that the economy [...]

Senator Sheena Pitts Criticizes Government for Lack of Resources in Judiciary

At the close of her presentation in the Senate, U.D.P Senator, Sheena Pitts conceded that there are some good aspects to the budget, but one of those is not the [...]

U.D.P Senator Uses Grocery Bag to Illustrate Cost of Living Increases

U.D.P Senator, Orson Elrington, who took a bag of food items to the Senate with him, used the prices on those items to underscore the point that inflation is the [...]

Coffee and Conversations; B.C.C.I. Celebrates Women’s Month

This morning, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in commemorating International Women’s Month, recognized past presidents of the private sector organization who are women.  Coffee and Conversations, as the [...]

Yurumein Project: Keeping the Intangible Garifuna Culture Alive

In tonight’s episode of Kolcha Tuesday, we look at the Yurumein Project. Yurumein is the Garifuna word for Saint Vincent, the birthplace of Garifuna people and culture, and the project [...]

Efforts to Salvage Cargo Ship that Ran Aground Off Turneffe Atoll Continue

On Monday, we told you about the Panamanian-registered general cargo ship that ran aground on Sunday morning off Turneffe Atoll. Several efforts have been made to remove the vessel, while [...]

Belize’s Port Digitization and Roadmap for the Maritime Sector

It has been estimated that ships carry over ninety percent of all merchandise traded. In light of this fact, maritime transport is considered to be an essential component of the [...]

St. John’s Credit Union Breaks Ground for New Head Office

It has been around since 1946 and over the decades, has grown from strength to strength, opening offices in Belize City, Belmopan and Dangriga. Now, in its seventy-seventh year of [...]

Police Corporal Interdicted for Allegedly Stealing from Bus Conductor

The fatal shooting of a youth in Orange Walk is not the only incident that the Belize Police Department has to deal with when it comes to its officers. A [...]

Man Found Stabbed to Death; Police Lay Murder Charge Against Another

A man was found stabbed to death in Santa Elena, Cayo early Friday morning.  The lifeless body of fifty-one-year-old Julian Villanueva was discovered in the Red Creek area of Santa [...]

Police Charges Belize City Man for Killing of Dangriga Resident

Police have made an arrest in connection with a murder that occurred in Dangriga in February of this year. A.S.P. Fitzroy Yearwood says the evidence points to a resident of [...]

Minister Coye on Increase for Non-Established Government Workers

Today, the media caught up with Minister of State for Finance, Christopher Coye and he was asked about the increase in the wage bill.  During the budget debate last week, [...]

N.P.O. Bill has to be Implemented by May of this Year

Minister Coye was also asked for an update on the Non-Profit Organization Bill 2023.  The N.G.O. community had raised concerns about the lack of consultation, but Minister Coye says that [...]

Minister Coye: Correspondent Banking Situation Improving in Belize

Last week, Prime Minister John Briceño said “we cannot take any risk when it comes to the issue of the correspondent banking situation.” It was on the premise of technical [...]

Former F.I.U. Director Suing G.O.B. for Non-renewal of Contract

Former Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Kent Clare is suing the Government of Belize after he was removed back in late February. He was named director back in 2016 [...]

Groundbreaking Ceremony; B.D.F. to Get 3 New Buildings

Today, ground was broken for the construction of two living quarters and a mess hall for the soldiers at the B.D.F. headquarters at Price Barracks. The infrastructure project which has [...]