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PM Responds to P.S.U. on Waiver of Increments

Two major issues occupied the prime minister’s press conference today. The dismal state of the economy and the deadlock with the Public Service Union are both pressing matters. The government [...]

PM to P.S.U.: “Do not Continue to be Unreasonable”

While government’s monthly operating expenses sit at roughly ninety million dollars, the steep plummet in May will leave a sixty million dollar deficit.  In the context of cuts being made [...]

No Deferral of Increments for Public Officers

To further emphasize make the point that the P.S.U. is being irrational by rejecting government’s proposal to waive increments, PM Barrow says that when the economy rebounds other public sector [...]

John Briceño Says G.O.B. Disrespected Union; Needs to Cut Fat

Following the PM’s press conference, the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño made comments on the dismal state of affairs.  While all are expected to make sacrifices, given the economic [...]

PM Can Freeze Increments Without Changing S.I.

The threat of an amendment to the existing Public Service Regulations looms over the Public Service Union as a last-ditch effort by the Minister of Finance to get public officers [...]

John Briceño says PM is Using Crisis to Acquire More Power

A letter from the Ministry of Finance to the Public Service Union, earlier this week, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight  first sounded the ultimatum that the PM can well proceed to [...]

Belize’s Economy is On the Ropes and Stiffer Punches Keep Landing

Belize’s economy, knocked down by the debilitating fiscal impact of COVID-19, is on its knees and will take a lot from the public and private sectors to get it standing [...]

Johnny B Says Reopen the Economy, but Be Very Careful

Since the beginning of the week, there has been an ease on restrictions of the state of emergency and the businesses are reopening except for places such as casinos, gyms [...]

Barrow to Borrow to the Very Last for Salaries

Back to the issue of the public service. In this morning’s press conference, Prime Minister Barrow pledged that he will borrow until the very last to ensure that their substantial [...]

John Briceño: “The U.D.P. Government is Broke…Belizeans Paying a Heavy Price.”

Government is out of cash in the treasury and debt will continue to grow as government looks to borrow and borrow to meet its wage bill and other obligations. Briceño, [...]

Former PM Said Musa Recuperating from Mild Stroke

Well wishes flowed today for the quick recovery of former Prime Minister Said Musa and sitting Area Representative for Fort George Division. The former PM is recuperating after a mild [...]

Belize Inches Closer to End of 28 Day Incubation Period

Belize is nearing the end of the twenty-eight day incubation period since the last publicly reported confirmed case of COVID-19.  While we prepare to breathe a collective sigh of relief [...]

COVID-19 Infographic Explained

The Ministry of Health has carried out one thousand one hundred and fifty-nine COVID-19 tests. That’s the figure on Thursday’s infographics which provides a quick overview of Belize’s COVID-19 situation. [...]

DHS Cautions Public About Subsequent COVID-19 Waves

If no new COVID-19 case is reported over the next thirty hours, Sunday will mark twenty-eight days straight since no case of COVID-19 confirmed in Belize. It will mean then [...]

No Daily Testing; Random Testing Outlined

And when it comes to testing, Doctor Marvin Manzanero notes that daily testing is not taking place. He outlines some of the industries and frontline workers who will be captured [...]

DHS Speaks on the Use of Masks

Everyone has to wear a mask in public, but you are allowed not to use one if you are travelling in a private vehicle.  Doctor Marvin Manzanero spoke today about [...]

Cayo Doc Criminally Charged!

Doctor Fausto Alvin Pineda of Benque Viejo del Carmen was arrested and charged for ‘Engaging in Private Practice While Prohibited from Doing So. Doctor Pineda works at the San Ignacio [...]

Tourism Industry May Reopen as Early as July

The opening up of the country for Belizeans to move freely to other local destinations can start as early as next week.  But that brings about the question of a [...]

John Briceño Says G.O.B. Should Have Listened to Warnings on Investment in Tourism Industry

Even before a first case of the novel coronavirus was detected in Belize, the pandemic shattered the tourism industry. Airline and cruise tourism came to a standstill with cancelations fast [...]

PM Weighs in on Harvest Caye

Earlier this week, we reported that Harvest Caye was being put up as part of several collaterals for the financially embattled Norwegian Cruise Line to float a bond of two [...]

Belizeans Stranded Abroad Will Finally Return Home

Thousands of Belizeans remain stranded in other countries around the world, including students who are studying abroad, that are waiting to return home, following the closure of the borders and [...]

No Fires Recorded Today!

There’s a bit of good news to report tonight as it relates to the fires that were ravaging the forests and farm lands.   According to the Forest Department, the satellite [...]

A Soup Kitchen to Help Those in Need in Mesopotamia

COVID-19 has shed light on the number of families that are in desperate need of putting food on their table.  In the Mesopotamia Division in Belize City, a soup kitchen, [...]

Taiwan Supports Regional MSME’s

Today, the Republic of China reaffirmed its support for the region’s micro, small and medium enterprises executed by the Center for the Promotion of MSMEs, known as CENPROMYPE.  Taiwan signed [...]

Global Big Day Observed in Belize!

May ninth is birding’s biggest day around the world. It is called Global Big Day which is an annual celebration of birds around you. While the current state of emergency [...]