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A Nation of Importation and External Economic Influence

The cost of goods and services has gone up considerably and Belizeans are feeling the pinch in their wallets. But, what are the various factors that are influencing these increases?  [...]

Minister Coye, “Prices Never Go Down”

We asked Minister Coye whether he foresees the cost of essential goods going down in the near future. He explained that in the long term, prices never go back down. [...]

Over One Million Dollars in Tax Reduction on Fuel for April

So why not simply decrease taxes on essential goods? For all intents and purposes, a tax decrease will lower prices on the market, but in the long term it will [...]

No S.I. Means Cost of Flour Should Not Go Up

Any increase in the cost of flour is illegal and if supermarkets and stores are caught selling this commodity at a higher price they will be dealt with by the [...]

Minister Perez Supports Bakers, Breaks down Costs

Cabinet minister Andre Perez, whose family owns the largest bakery in San Pedro, says that he supports an increase in the cost of bread. He says that the acquisition cost [...]

Study Continues; Still No Decision on the Cost of Bread

And while Minister Perez can relate to the concerns of the Belize Bakers Association, it simply comes down to the fact that consumers will take on any additional costs and [...]

FECTAB Says ‘No’ to B.T.B. Training

This morning, the Federation of Cruise Tourism Associations of Belize, FECTAB, held a press conference in Belize City to voice strong objection to a proposed training that would be provided [...]

B.T.B. Relaxes Completion of Training for Tour Operators

FECTAB President David Almendarez who is of a similar view, suggested instead that tour operators be trained on how to improve their online presence in the international marketplace.   David [...]

FECTAB Objects to New Proposed Law to Expand Cruise Tourism

A new piece of legislation that will allow government to explore the prospect of expanding the cruise tourism sector to southern Belize is expected to be introduced in parliament on [...]

David Almendarez Dodges Questions About Proposed Law

When News Five pressed FECTAB President David Almendarez if he has gotten an opportunity to peruse the draft legislation, he abruptly chose not to respond to our question.  He does [...]

Groundbreaking Held in Goff’s Caye for New

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute, under the Ministry of the Blue Economy, and in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing, broke ground for infrastructural upgrades. [...]

San Pedro Businesses Pledge Financial Support to Remove Sargassum

The joint effort in San Pedro to quickly collect and remove tons of rotting sargassum from its shoreline will include the involvement of government, the town council, and the business [...]

San Pedro Needs Beach Rake

While the San Pedro community is taking care of its sargassum issues, it still needs all the help it can get. Notwithstanding its location on Ambergris Caye, the entire island [...]

Global Climate Fund Stakeholders Workshop

Climate change has become a buzz word for Small Island Developing States like Belize. The effects of climate change are visible along Belize’s coast where many communities are experiencing firsthand [...]

G.C.F. Grants$900,000 to Address Climate Change Coastal Impacts

A ‘G.C.F.’ grant fund for nine hundred thousand dollars was also launched at today’s workshop. The grant fund is being directed towards identifying and finding solution to the effects of [...]

A Meeting of Cooperation in Agriculture between Belize & Guatemala

The Ministry of Agriculture is hosting a two-day workshop with its counterparts from Petén, Guatemala. The visit by Vice Minister of Agriculture for the Petén Department, who is accompanied by [...]

PM and Agriculture Minister Heading to Guyana

The step being taken with Guatemala comes on the heels of tariffs being lifted in Mexico to ease exports from Belize into that country and is being seen as a [...]

Will Belize Revisit Trade Policies with CARICOM

According to the Agriculture Minister, a container of poultry remains stuck in Grenada due to permit issues, but he believes that they are protecting their personal interests. Minister Jose Abelardo [...]

Prime Minister Jon Briceño Speaks on COVID Response in Caribbean at Global Summit

World leaders today participated in the second Global COVID-19 Summit, convened by United States President Joe Biden. At the event, Prime Minister John Briceño, as CARICOM Chair, spoke about the [...]

Briceño Said COVID Shrunk the Caribbean Economy Significantly

Briceño called on everyone to apply what we know works in combating the COVID spread, pointing to the crippling effects the virus has had on the regional economy.   Prime [...]

Government Ministers Meet with Religious Leaders

Earlier today, the Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform and Religious Affairs, Henry Charles Usher, held extensive discussions with representatives from the Council of Churches, National Evangelical [...]

Belize City Streets In Need of Repairs

We also asked Mayor Wagner about the council’s plans for street repairs across the city. A question was put to him about the dilapidated state of Cemetery Road, one of [...]

“People Adapting”: Mayor Wagner on Parking Meters

Belize City residents have been adapting to the parking meters pilot project, says Mayor Bernard Wagner. These meters, located on Albert Street and the Digi Park, have been installed for [...]

New Traffic System at S.P. Town Council Prevents Corruption

When it took office in March 2021, the San Pedro Town Council informed the nation that it had found a system of corruption at its traffic department, where an investigation had [...]