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Does Scotiabank Purchase Change the Local Financial Landscape?

Since Monday, we have been reporting on the pending acquisition of Scotiabank Belize’s assets by Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited.  The Canadian Bank has been selling its branches in the region [...]

Investing in Belize Amid Economic Crisis

The completion of an agreement to purchase Scotiabank comes amid an economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is a sizeable investment being made in Belize at a [...]

Closing the Deal Despite Financial Uncertainty

Successfully closing a deal of this magnitude is a challenge in and of itself pre-COVID-19, but doing so at a time when there is financial uncertainty is an undertaking that [...]

B.T.L. Taking C.B.C. to Court for Alleged $200,000 Debt

There are new legal woes tonight for the Channel Broadcasting Cable. Last month, in the U.S. courts, C.B.C. was sued by Dish Network for piracy using Internet Protocol Television streaming [...]

Church Van is Torched in Gales Point Manatee

At the crack of dawn this morning, fire erupted dangerously close to the house of the resident pastor in the village of Gales Point, Belize District. The pastor and his [...]

Where Was the Police in Gales Point Arson?

The situation was fraught with danger for Pastor Welch’s family. The police station, which is not far away from the pastor’s house, was locked up and it took hours for [...]

Police Tracks Narco-Plane; Law Men Found in the Area

Fifteen persons have been detained for questioning after they were spotted in the Santa Martha Area over the weekend. In the bunch are two police officers and three B.D.F. soldiers who [...]

Border Jumper Caught in Belize City

A Mexican woman, believed to have illegally entered the country last week, was caught in Belize City on Tuesday morning.  Twenty-five-year-old Angela Soto lives in La Union in Mexico and [...]

Bail Denied for Former Cop, Carlisle Bol

An ex-Police Constable who is serving a two-year sentence behind bars applied for bail today while his attorney appeals the ruling of the case; but his application for the bail was [...]

No Payment for Scotiabank to Come from Domestic Banking Sector

The country is experiencing dwindling foreign exchange due to the economic downturn. Credit card spending is on a limit and importers say it has become increasing difficult to bring in [...]

Shortage of Premium Fuel?

This evening, the Bureau of Standards issued a statement in response to reports of a shortage of premium fuel at fuel stations. Due to a decrease in fuel prices on [...]

Driver Who Knocked Down and Killed 10-Year-Old Yet to be Charged

On Monday, ten-year-old Steven Torres was laid to rest. He was knocked down and killed in his home village of Libertad in Corozal. He was killed by a butane truck which [...]

Roaring Creek Gets New Police Station

The village of Roaring Creek has been growing exponentially and has morphed into a vibrant gateway to the capital.   Today, the top brass of the police department was in the [...]

Westrac Pays One-year Tuition for Two Belize City Primary Schools

Parents of some three hundred and sixty students can breathe a sigh of relief tonight. That’s because, Westrac Limited is providing tuition for one academic year for students of two [...]

Statistical Institute of Belize Releases Latest Figures

The Statistical Institute of Belize has released its latest figures for May, which was the second month of .of the corona virus lockdown.   According to the S.I.B. higher food and [...]

Mental Health Association Hosts Annual General Meeting

This morning, the Mental Health Association held its annual general meeting virtually and members, as well as other stakeholders, participated in an online discussion on how to improve outreach to [...]

The Work of the Welcome Resource Center

The Welcome Resource Center is also an initiative that involves the participation of the Mental Health Association.  Jex explains the work of the W.R.C., as well as the need for [...]

A Digital Summer with the Belize Camping Experience

The Belize Camping Experience is turning to the digital platform to keep the anticipated camping experience going.  Over a thousand Belize City kids usually participate in summer activities organized by [...]