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A Momentous Occasion for Belize, Enter Blue Bond

The approval of the Blue Bond is indeed a momentous occasion for all, since the country’s external debt will be reduced by half a billion dollars, thanks to the new [...]

NGO Senator Says We All Should Rejoice Mutually

NGO Senator Osmany Salas holds the firm position that it should not be credited to any one party and that it shows political maturity that such an initiative can commence [...]

Imports Jumped 70% in September

In economic news, during the month of September 2021, imports took a giant leap, up by over seventy percent while exports dropped, compared to the same period last year. These [...]

Food, fuel and other necessities cost more in September

Looking at the consumer price index for the month of September, SIB’s data reflects an increase in the cost of fuel, food, and LPG and personal care products, when compared [...]

MOU to Expand Economic Opportunities for Women

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed this afternoon, aimed at creating economic opportunities for Belizean woman. It is a joint venture, through the Ministries of Human Development and Agriculture, the [...]

Financing for Women Pays Off

Statistics show millions of women have far less access to financing than men, but this new initiative aims to close that gap, as the technical people pledged to today. Executive [...]

Belize and Colombia Sign MOU to Combat Drug Trafficking

The Commander of the Colombian Air Force is in Belize. General Ramsés Rueda and his delegation visited Brigadier General Steven Ortega, Commander of the Belize Defence Force, at Price Barracks, [...]

Two Sentenced in Child Prostitution Case

Today two people convicted in the Dangriga Supreme Court in September were sentenced for their role in a case of child prostitution. Justice Antoinette Moore gave Jeffery Perez the maximum [...]

Cabinet Approves Booster Shots and Will Look at Fuel Prices

In this week’s briefing, Cabinet expressed concern about the rising cost of fuel and agreed to a team to look at possible mitigation measures. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet [...]

More Details on Booster Shots from MOHW

This evening, Nurse Lizette Bell, the Deputy Director of Nursing in the Ministry, gave further details about the COVID booster shots and eligibility during the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ [...]

COP26 in Glasgow – the Effects of Climate Change in Belize

This year’s United Nation’s Conference of Parties, better known as COP26, takes place in Glasgow, Scotland in the United Kingdom. Over the next two weeks, world leaders will converge to [...]

Accessing Climate Finance for Adaptation

The effects of climate change as explained by Minister Orlando Habet are real – we’ve been experiencing it. In some areas along the coast, land is washing way and entire [...]

BIFF Gears Up for 2021 Virtual Festival

It’s that time again. That’s right the 2021 Belize International Film Festival is almost here. This time around, thirty films and ten music videos will be featured in the festival [...]

COVID-19 Enhanced Food Security in Belize

Testimonials from survivors as well as the loved ones of those affected by COVID-19 as well as the importance of vaccinations have been ventilated in the our news segment COVID-19 [...]

BMDA Looking at Blot Clot Issues in COVID Survivors

We’ve been hearing about blood clot issues that COVID has had on survivors from other regions, and now, there are reports that Belizeans who have been infected with the virus [...]

Belizean Medical Congress Looks at Latest on COVID Treatments

Dr. Wright said that from this past Monday and for the next four days, Belizean doctors are engaged with their international counterparts in the Belize Medical and Dental Association’s thirty-seventh [...]

BMDA and Anglican Church Strongly Urge for COVID Vaccinations

On Tuesday, we heard Internist, Dr. Fernando Cuellar say that members of the medical community were calling for mandatory vaccinations in Belize after several of their members, the most recent [...]

Price of Butane Goes Up, GOB Introduces Amendment to LPG Act

Earlier this month, the price per gallon of liquefied petroleum gas, butane, increased by thirty-eight cents. The price hike was attributed to a combination of supply issues as stock levels [...]

GOB Seeks to Defer Payment on Taiwanese Loans

A raft of bills pertaining to existing loans that the Government of Belize has with banks in Taiwan was brought before the House of Representatives on Tuesday.  The Briceño administration [...]

Faber Says Big Savings, But Cost of Fuel is Still High

While the opposition leader acknowledges the assistance that the Taiwanese government has provided over the years, he says that there is no immediate relief for Belizean motorists across the country.  [...]

An Early Harvest of Carrots

Today, the media was invited to witness the early harvesting of carrots from the fields in San Carlos Village in the Orange Walk District. The orange root vegetable was of [...]

Belize Produces Good Quality Carrots

Among the issues that have been affecting the industry is price gouging. This is being carried out by those described as “predatory persons” who mark up the prices, burdening consumers. [...]

Agriculture C.E.O. Says Help Coming for Carrot Farmers

But in order to compete with the imported carrots from the region, which are being sold at lower prices, farmers from the New River Farmers Cooperative wants help from government. [...]

Agriculture C.E.O. on Impasse within Sugar Belt

A new agreement has still not been made between the larger sugar cane farmer association, B.S.C.F.A. and the millers, A.S.R./B.S.I.  According to a clause within the standing contract that is [...]

PSU President Says DHS Does Not Have “Too Many Roles”

PSU President Says DHS Does Not Have “Too Many Roles”   The Public Service Union President has commented on GOB’s move to restructure the leadership posts at the Ministry of [...]