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Belize Youth Challenge Graduates 31 Cadets

Today, thirty-one young men from across the country proudly marched up to receive their recognition and award for having successfully completed the 2019 Belize Youth Challenge. The initiative is modeled [...]

Healthy Living: International Yoga Day

This Sunday at ten-thirty a.m., yoga enthusiasts from across the country will synchronize their practice in honour of International Yoga Day. Healthy Living has all the details about this annual [...]

DPM Patrick Faber on Increase in S.S.B. Contributions

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Patrick Faber also made a comment on the increase in the Social Security contributions. It’s been seventeen years since an increase and there [...]

Will Public Officers & Teachers Start to Pay for their Pensions?

There seems to be more bad news on the horizon for public officers, teachers and police officers. The longstanding pension scheme for government employees is that G.O.B. pays one hundred [...]

Another Social Security Increase is Expected in 2025

An increase in the social security pension scheme was rolled out in 2003, seventeen years ago. The fund is at the point where its total expenditure equals total revenue. During [...]

S.S.B. to Cut Cost

As Doctor Young said, the rate increase is a temporary solution. It is expected that another rate increase or adjustment would be necessary in 2025. In order to delay that [...]

S.S.B.’s Pension Scheme and “Alternative Lifestyle”

Between 2017 and 2018, more than two thousand contributors joined the social security fund. Currently, the fund consists of about one hundred and eight thousand contributors. Every year, close to [...]

Students Rewarded for Doing the Right Thing

The Belize Police Department held its national Du Di Right Ting award ceremony today at Old Belize. Fifty-five students from around the country were recognized, with eight of them getting [...]

A Letter of Intent for Tourism Cooperation

A Letter of Intent on a framework for tourism cooperation between Belize and the Republic of China (Taiwan) was signed this evening.  The ceremony coincides with the visit of Doctor [...]

“How the U.D.P. Can Leverage S.S.B.’s Sustainability to Gain Political Advantage”

A three-page memo explaining “How the U.D.P. can leverage S.S.B.’s sustainability to gain political advantage” does exist. The document, written by Chief Executive Officer, Doctor Colin Young, with the support [...]

S.S.B. Chairman Supports C.E.O.’s Memo to Cabinet Ministers

The memo details five reasons why the United Democratic Party should implement the reform this year. The first reason listed is ‘leveraging political capital.’ The memorandum explains that it is [...]

Chairman Says S.S.B. is Not Broke

According to the opposition party, the people’s money has been pumped into projects and investments which it claims are unjustifiable. The P.U.P. is charging the C.E.O. of politicization of the [...]

P.U.P. and S.S.B. Officials Met to Discuss Contribution Reform

And finally, the P.U.P. says that the S.S.B.’s directorate has failed miserably and must be held accountable.  The party calls on the government to immediately desist from playing politics, but [...]

A Look at 2014/2015 Audit Report

In January of this year, Auditor General Dorothy Ann Bradley submitted to the Prime Minister’s office her financial reports on the accounts of Belize for the year 2014/2015. In the [...]

Village Councils Dissolved for Upcoming Elections

Over the course of the next six weeks, one hundred and ninety villages will elect new councils. Village council elections are scheduled to commence on Sunday, June twenty-third.  More than [...]

Sargassum Management Comes at a High Cost

And so, while the tourism stakeholders have been getting some relief, there is still the issue of sargassum and how it must be managed. The task force with support from [...]

Rising Entrepreneurship Gala is Here Again

The 2019 Rising Entrepreneurship Gala is drawing near and young business minds, particularly single mothers, are being called to come forward.  The goal is to raise eight thousand dollars that [...]

Late Night Belize City Vendors Given Curfew

Late night food vendors in Belize City are being shut down at midnight on the south side and by two a.m. on the north side. From what we are told, [...]

Belize Signs Grant for Solid Waste Improvement

A grant of five hundred thousand U.S. dollars to improve Belize’s capabilities in managing solid waste has been signed by the government and I.D.B. Country Representative Doctor Cassandra Rogers. The [...]

Traps to control the Small Hive Beetle in Belize

OIRSA has partnered with the Ministry of Education to combat an invasive pest in the north. Beekeepers in Corozal and Orange Walk will get much needed help in the form [...]

Belize CitCo Introduces Municipal Paper to Address Seasonal Cash Flow Problem

The Belize City Council is facing cash flow problems. It’s a recurrent financial hurdle that all municipalities go through and it is caused by the ‘seasonal nature of tax collections’. [...]

Mayor Says Belize CitCo’s Municipal Bond Performing Well

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner, also updated News Five on the municipal bonds. According to the mayor, investors in all tranches of both Series one and Series two bonds have [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says Party Ready for Village Elections

Village council elections are scheduled for this month. Elections will take place between June twenty third and the twenty-eighth. Village councils across the country have been dissolved and while not [...]

P.U.P. Leader Calls on P.S.U. President to Recover Hilltop Property

At the beginning of the month, the Public Service Union which represents tens of thousands of public officers held its annual general meeting. During the meeting, an election took place [...]

What Happened to the Senate Special Select Committee’s Report?

It has been more than a year and three months and a report on the Senate Special Select Committee’s inquiry has yet to be produced. The committee drilled and interrogated [...]