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Belize’s Blue Bond Transaction Wins Two Awards

Belize’s Blue Bond, which replaced the Super Bond and was flagged from the onset for its novelty has won two awards. The award for innovation was recorded under two categories. [...]

The Blue Bond Awards Is a Big Deal Internationally, Coye Says

The successful Blue Bond transaction placed Belize in much better standing with its external debt. Coye says that on the global scene, this means a lot for Belize.   Christopher [...]

Murder in Rhaburn’s Alley; Windell Neal is Executed

There was a cold-blooded murder committed in Belize City last night when a resident of Petticoat Alley was shot and killed not far from where he lived. The incident is [...]

Statutory Instrument Lifts All COVID Restrictions, Except for Unvaccinated Arriving Tourists

Today, the last day of March, a new Statutory Instrument stipulates that All COVID restrictions for locals are lifted. The S.I. comes about due the decline in COVID cases and [...]

Jasmine Hartin to Stand Trial for Manslaughter by Negligence in Supreme Court

Jasmine Hartin was back today in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court today for a procedure known as paper committal. What that entails is that the evidence which will be used [...]

Will Hartin Change Plea to Guilty?

Will Hartin change her plea? The Canadian has gone on American television program “48 Hours” saying on the night of May twenty-eighth, 2021 while she was on a pier in [...]

Bus Fares to Increase in Mid-April

If you ride the bus, you will need to budget a little extra for your tickets come April fifteenth. That is when a fare increase comes into effect. The Ministry [...]

G.O.B. Cuts Fuel Taxes to Try and Manage the Cost to Consumers

Here’s an update on what the government is doing to deal with the rise in fuel prices. Today the Ministry of Finance announced that effective April first, the regulated pump price [...]

Cabinet Denounces Child Labor, Looks at Social Security Contributions for the B.D.F. and Fuel Price Subsidies

In this week’s news from Cabinet, the Prime Minister and his ministers looked at the recent allegations of child labor and trafficking offences and underscored their commitment to fighting all [...]

Plastics Be Gone: Get Rid of Single Use Items or Face Court Date

It is time to rid your home of that single use plastic bag collection and a lot of items you may be using to carry food. After today, you could [...]

Plastic Imports Will Have to Meet Certain Standards

So how will the D.O.E. know you have prohibited plastic items? Inspectors will be making the round looking for violations, yes, but ensuring items are biodegradable actually begins when importers [...]

Alternatives to Single-use Plastics Already Being Brought In

And if you are wondering what kinds of products can be used instead, the Chief Environmental Officer says sufficient biodegradable alternatives are already available in Belize.   Anthony Mai, Chief [...]

Women’s Commission Recognizes Several Outstanding Women

Today, on the last day of Women’s Month, the Ministry of Human Development along with the Women’s Commission and the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children held [...]

Government Senators Explain Amendment to rates on Income and Business Tax

During the morning session on Wednesday’s Senate’s Budget debate, U.D.P.’s Orson Elrington was sworn in as a temporary senator, in place of Senator Mike Peyrefitte. Leader of Government Business, Senators [...]

The Rationale behind the Proposed Amendment to Income and Business Tax Rates

At Wednesday’s Senate meeting, Senator Coye went on to explain the rationale behind the proposed amendment to the rates on Income and Business Tax.   Senator Christopher Coye, Minister of [...]

U.S. Embassy and BELTRAIDE Recognize Entrepreneurs

Thirty entrepreneurs from across the nation successfully completed the Belize Entrepreneurial Fest, a program organized by BELTRAIDE in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Belize. The fest included an intensive [...]

Introducing Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations in Belize

Are you ready to go green with an electric vehicle? Well the following story might catch your interest. B.E.L., Caribbean Motors and the Biltmore Hotel are making it easier for [...]

New Longer Shelf Life Milk Launched in Spanish Lookout

Today, history was made in Spanish Lookout. An ultra high temperature processing plant was officially inaugurated in Belize and will allow for the local dairy production industry to further develop. [...]

Potato Shortage & No Fries to be Found

If you’ve been unable to get fries with your fast food and it is being substituted with fried rice, it’s because there is a shortage of imported fries. Today, Agriculture [...]

The Impact of Fuel Prices on Agriculture Sector

An increase in fuel prices has a rippling effect on the price of commodities. The impact is no different on the agriculture sector. While as a country, we are self-sufficient [...]

A Proposed Cap on Fuel Prices at the Pumps

Fuel prices are at a record high at the pumps, threatening the livelihoods of many. The cost of living is going up even higher with sixty percent of the country [...]

Conflict of Interest with Minister of State Chris Coye

There is a report of alleged conflict of interest being made against Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Chris Coye. The information is that Coye and another minister [...]

PM Reaction to New U.D.P. Leader…

At its first opportunity to interview the P.M. since Shyne Barrow was elected as the new leader of the United Democratic Party, the media asked for his reaction to the [...]

Sen. Courtenay: “Prudent Stewardship” by G.O.B.

The Senate met today to debate the National Budget that was presented and debated last week. In his presentation, the Leader of Government Business, Senator Eamon Courtenay described the government’s [...]

Senator Bradley Questions Spending…

While Senator Bradley acknowledged the government’s efforts to cut back on spending, he highlighted a few areas where he thinks the outlay is still excessive, particularly in terms of salaries. [...]