Belize Bank filed enforcement order; voting at parliament may be postponed

The much anticipated House Meeting where parliament is to vote on whether or not to pay that 90 million dollars to Belize Bank, as ordered by the CCJ, was to be held on February 16. However, the Government of Belize  says it is waiting on advice from its lawyers to see if they...

Sunshine Holding wants BTL Employees Trust to hand over some compensation monies

The BTL nationalization saga is supposed to be over following that last 78 million US dollars that government paid out to the Ashcroft Alliance in the latter part of last year. However, it’s not quite over. When GOBacquired BTL, it also acquired another Ashcroft company called...

Walk for Peace planned for murdered Oh sisters

The San Jose and San Antonio Villages are organizing a  “Walk for Justice” in memory of  murdered sisters Crisencia and Josephine Oh. The walk will be held this  Saturday February 3rd. Organizers say the walk is intended to condemn crime, and appeal for justice, unity and peace...

Accused murderer found with items belonging to murdered sisters

Today at its bi-weekly police briefing, police updated on the arrest made in the case of the murder of the Oh sisters in the Toledo District. Police have arrested and charged 20 year old Bella Vista resident Wilmer Alexander Escobar  for the gruesome double murder of Josephina...

Ladyville gas station robbed

A gas station was robbed in Ladyville.  The 19 year old cashier at Puma Gas Station located at Marage Plaza, Ladyville Village, reported that at 9:50pm last night, Wednesday January 31st, he was at work when three men entered the gas station. One of the men pointed a firearm at...

Man stabbed in Belize City

A man was stabbed in Belize City early this morning.  CIB Inspector Wilfredo Ferrufino  told us more.  Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino – CIB, Belize City “This morning about 5:00 am police visited the KHMH and there they observed one Kenrick Valencia 34 years old security...

PM hopeful CCJ will uphold CLICO judgment by Court of Appeal

CLICO, an insurance company which was headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, closed its operations in 2009 due to financial problems. It had clients in Belize and when the company folded, it left 54 Belizean policy holders without compensation for their insurance purchases. The...

PM not worried about Trump’s comments

In his state of the Union address delivered on Tuesday night, American President Donald Trump, once again, made mention of those countries who voted against America’s decision to move its US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Belize,...

Can UDP hold on to its municipal seats?

The campaign trails are blazing leading up to the Municipal elections scheduled for March 7th.  The United Democratic Party presently holds 62 of 67 municipal seats countrywide. PM Barrow was asked today, considering 10 year s in office already, if it is realistic to expect the...

When is Barrow leaving his Party Leader position

And the Prime Minister was also asked about his plan to leave the seat of Party Leader of the United Democratic Party. When exactly is he planning on leaving to make room for his successor? Prime Minister Dean Barrow “I have to go, as you know, certainly in time for the next...

Missing park rangers found safe and sound

As we reported yesterday,   43 year old Luis Ramirez and 21 year old Elroy Villanueva were found safe and sound after being missing in the Caracol archaeological Reserve since Monday evening. An intense search was conducted by the BDF and members of the Police Special Patrol Unit...

SIB stats: Inflation rate at 1.1%

  The latest figures on consumer prices released by the Statistical Institute of Belize show that  for the year 2017, Belize reported an annual national inflation rate of 1.1 percent.  For the month of December 2017, the average Belizean household experienced a one percent...

Water bill may be going down

And while inflation rate remains up, your water bill may be going down by as much as 6.39% . The Public Utilities Commission has reviewed the rates for the Belize Water Services and if there is no objection, by April 1st, BWS customers should be paying 16 dollars and 37 cents for...

New donated equipment can test for Viruses

And while Trump’s statement about funding for places like Belize maybe unsettling, there was a US donation made to Belize  yesterday. Yesterday, the Central Medical Laboratory of Belize received medical equipment from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The...

SIB Says Imports down for 2017, Exports slowly rising

SIB also released its initial estimates for ANNUAL IMPORTS for 2017 and the Imports side of the economy continue to show shrinkage. Merchandise imports for the year 2017 amounted to $1.8 billion, which represents a 4.1 percent or $79 million dollar decrease in total imports...
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