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Will the Port of Belize be Nationalized Too?

The strike continues at the Port of Belize which means that cargo cannot be unloaded or loaded in the midst of the economic fallout due to the COVID pandemic. The [...]

DFC Introduces a Special Line of Credit for Tourism Stakeholders

That statement was made this morning at a press conference when Prime Minister Barrow announced that government, through the Development Finance Corporation, DFC, is rolling out ten million dollars for [...]

Government to Subsidize One Percent of DFC Loan Interest Rate

According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, so as to be able to lend the monies at a six percent interest rate, government has to subsidize one percent or one hundred [...]

DFC’s General Manager Breaks Down Loan Programme

The DFC loans, says General Manager Natalie Goff, are to be used as working capital and part of the company or business’ eligibility requires that thirty percent of staff must [...]

Final Day of Mitigation Hearing in Murder Trial of Mason Five

The courtroom of Justice Antoinette Moore was crowded today for the mitigation plea of William “Danny” Mason.  The families of the convicted men were in court for the second day [...]

Will the Decision of the Court be Appealed?

Back in December 2019, when the five men were found guilty of the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas, it was indicated that an appeal would be filed. Norman Rodriguez, attorney [...]

General Elections Before November? Not Likely

Back to the PM’s press conference, the last general elections were held in November 2015, and all indications so far are that the anticipated elections vote will not take place [...]

T-Notes Stall at US$20M, Despite Interest from Taiwanese Government

But the government coffers are not full and since introducing an initiative to raise thirty million U.S. dollars through treasury notes in early June, the Central Bank of Belize has [...]

PM Barrow Comments on P.U.C./B.E.L. Logjam

Prime Minister Dean Barrow also weighed in on the row between the Public Utilities Commission and Belize Electricity Limited regarding a power purchase agreement that B.E.L. has been ordered to [...]

Senators Debate US$10 Million Loan from OPEC

A ten million U.S.-dollar loan motion was today approved by the Senate. The loan is from the OPEC Fund for International Development to provide financial support on concessionary terms to [...]

Michael Peyrefitte Takes On the Critics

Responding to the criticisms and concerns was U.D.P. Senator Michael Peyrefitte. Peyrefitte told the senators that they failed to focus on the loan motion.   Michael Peyrefitte, U.D.P. Senator “Mister [...]

SIB Releases Recent Economic Stats

On the economic front, consumer prices were up by zero point two percent in June 2020, according to the latest bulletin published by the Statistic Institute of Belize.  For the [...]

Hundreds Attend Vigil for ‘Breda O’ in Ladyville

The Ladyville community continues to reel over the murder of businessman Orin Velasquez. His life was taken for about two hundred dollars by robbers who shot and killed him inside [...]

Import Duty to be Waived on Vans for Tourism Stakeholders

If you’re a tour operator or hotelier and you’re thinking about buying a vehicle as part of your reopening preparations, you may want to consider purchasing a tour van.  That’s [...]

P.U.P. Senators Criticize Brads’ Multimillion Dollars Contract

The government, via the Lotteries Tender Panel, awarded Brads Gaming Group Limited a license to continue to administer the lottery for an additional ten years. The People’s United Party has [...]

More Monies for Carocal Road, DigiLearn and Passports

Also brought before the Senate today was a supplementary budget for the current financial year.  The motion appropriated several hundreds of thousands of dollars for different projects and initiatives including [...]

PM Says Schools are Reopening as Scheduled

Preparations are ongoing by the Ministry of Education to have schools ready for the August tenth reopening, but there are numerous concerns also being raised by parents and other education [...]

A Citizen’s Arrest in Orange Walk

Residents of Orange Walk acted swiftly today to make a citizen’s arrest.  They held down a Ladyville resident and promptly handed him over to the police.   The reports are that [...]

The Coastguard Appoints its First Female Vice Commandant

The Commandant of the Belize Coast Guard, Captain Elton Bennett, is heading to the United Kingston for further studies. Bennett will be on leave for a year beginning in August [...]

Resident Birds of Belize – a New Definitive Stamp Issue

The Belize Postal Service released its latest definitive stamp issue today. This issue will replace the old definitive issue which dates back to 2005. It features colourful birds found across [...]