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Cabinet Says No to Increase in Cost of Sliced Bread

Government has rejected a recent proposal to increase the cost of sliced bread, despite a notice that was issued last week by the Association of Bakers informing retailers of an [...]

Brace Yourself – the Cost of Bread is Going Up!

It is inevitable; the cost of bread is going up. We have been reporting that some stores and bakers have been selling a sixteen-ounce pack of sliced bread at two [...]

Cost of Beans, Rice & Corn Likely to Go Up as Well

According to Minister Mai, rice farmers are also reaching out. This is because the acquisition cost of fertilizers, as well as increasing prices for fuel, triggered by the conflict between [...]

Agriculture Ministry Looking for Homegrown Solution for Farmers

With the cost of fertilizers going up, micro, small and medium scale farmers will have to seek a different route.  The Ministry of Agriculture is hitting the ground running, attempting [...]

Forestry Officer Suspended for Hanging up on PM; BAHA Employee under Investigation

A forestry officer remains on suspension tonight, after hanging up on Prime Minister John Briceño. The PM, who holds the highest office in the country, was inquiring about concerns being [...]

Did the Absence of CITES Law Compound Issue Involving Suspended Officer?

According to Minister Mai, the problem was never BAHA, as it is the authorized body to issue phytosanitary certificates in the country.  And that the suspended officer, who wasn’t even [...]

Did the PM or the Agriculture Minister Overstep?

Was it wrong for the PM and the Minister of Agriculture to call on a public officer to inquire about a situation? Here’s what the minister had to say:   [...]

The Churches are Prepared to Present 20,000 Signatures to G.G. Tzalam

Senator Moses Benguche, Bishop of the Methodist Church and head of the Belize Council of Churches, will be heading to Belize House on May third to present Governor General Froyla [...]

Will There Be a Cannabis Referendum?

Earlier today, the Bar Association of Belize also issued a comprehensive paper on marijuana legalization. While the document looks at the issue from several perspectives, it also outlined the concerns [...]

Diversifying Trade Markets & Turning Interests to Central America

Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise Jose Abelardo Mai has been on record to say that Belize should shift its trade interests from CARICOM to Central America. He says [...]

Sheep and Goat Industry Back on the Grind

Sheep and goat aren’t known to be traditionally consumed in Belizean households. Its market is primarily the tourism sector. This particular livestock industry was crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic when [...]

Blue Bond Has Provided Substantial Debt Relief

Belize’s Blue Bond has given Belize substantial debt relief. That was among the main pieces of information coming out of the University of Belize’s Second Annual Gian Ghandi Memorial Lecture [...]

Economic Growth for 2022 Looks Promising

Waight said that the outlook for this year is promising and that tourism and agriculture are performing as Belize’s biggest revenue earners.   Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary “We’re on a [...]

Lecturer Says Current Government Pension is Unsustainable

The current government pension scheme that exists for public officers is unsustainable and needs urgent reform – that is the information coming out of the Second Annual Gian Ghandi Memorial [...]

Survey of Other Countries shows Belize is the Only One with Early Pension

A quick look at the list of beneficiaries of the government’s pension scheme shows that in Belize, public servants retire at age fifty-five or collect a gratuity after fifteen years [...]

Ninth Summit of the Americas is set for June in L.A.

The Ninth Summit of the Americas will be convened in Los Angeles in June, under the theme “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” with the region’s governments, civil society, [...]

CARICOM and the Summit of the Americas

In the context of Belize and the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister John Briceño, who is the pro tem chair of CARICOM, has reached out to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd who [...]

Medium-term Development Strategy Almost Complete

In tandem with Belize’s economic performance is the medium-term development strategy that was scheduled to have been completed by the end of February, but the government was engaged in consultations [...]

Has Inflation Increased the Poverty Rate?

We asked Dr. Martinez, against the backdrop of the cost of living going up and the poverty rate that has likely increased, whether there is a disconnect between government’s commendable [...]

N.G.O.s Welcome to Apply for CARSI Funding

The Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) was developed by the U.S. Embassy to support civil society, non-profit organizations to promote good governance, transparency and accountability and its 2022 grant [...]

Third Phase of Digital Advisory Funding Program Now Open

The third phase of a fund that seeks to increase the adoption of digital innovations and promote business among financial institutions and their micro and small enterprise customers is now [...]

Sheep & Goat Project Concludes; Meet the Graduates

Today at the University of Belize Central Farm Campus, stakeholders in a sheep and goat breeding sector graduated a cohort of students who participated in a program hosted at the [...]

Season for Fishing Sharks Closed Soon

Fisher-folks are advised that the season to fish sharks will close over the weekend. The Belize Fisheries Department has announced that the closure runs from May first to October thirty-first [...]

Belize Moves Towards Being Malaria-free

Belize has made an application to the World Health Organization for it to be declared a malaria-free country. For the past few days, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has [...]

Restrictions Relaxed: Basketball Tournament Kicks Off in Port Loyola

With the relaxation of restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a return to social activities that build and strengthen the community spirit. One such recreational activity is sports. [...]