Attorney Andrew Bennett arraigned on extradition request

Belizean attorney Andrew Bennett appeared in court this morning for arraignment on a US extradition request and was granted bail in the sum of one hundred thousand dollars. As we have reported, Bennett is facing multiple indictments in the US for money laundering. He appeared...

Belizeans no longer eligible for seasonal work visas in US

Belizeans are no longer eligible to apply for seasonal work visas to the United States of America. The Trump administration made its determination on Wednesday, 17th January, 2018, through its Department of Homeland Security. Belize has been named alongside Haiti and Samoa as the...

Butane companies plan shortage for increased prices?

We have been informing Belizeans of another possible increase in butane prices, although Government just approved a $7 increase in butane prices across the country last Friday. Plusnews understands that although the Government is fighting hard to keep butane prices at a...

United Arab Emirates gives grant to Belize for electrification project

Minister of State with responsibility for Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities Hon. Frank Mena is heading a delegation to the Eighth Session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), which commenced on...

[Price war in Butane Industry?

Callers to Rise and Shine Morning Show have been complaining that they have been charged at least $1.00 per gallon above the Regulated price for Butane when they go to fill up at selected Butane depots. Plusnews understands that most of Belize’s butane is now supplied by...

CWU’s interpretation of salary adjustment honored by SSB

Christian Workers Union and Social Security Board met yesterday to resolve a dispute over the interpretation over salary increase adjustment as contained within the collective bargaining agreement. At the end of the meeting, the matter was resolved in line with the union’s...

Prime Minister opines on Quarry Explosion

Late last year there was an explosion in Santa Elena when a quarry blast went wrong killing one person and damaging several properties in the area. There have been discussions regarding the licensing for such an operation in a residential area. At least one minister had said that...

House meets to table 90.6 Million Dollars for UHS Belize Bank debt

The House of Representatives met today where the bill for an act for appropriation to satisfy the  November 22, 2017 Caribbean Court of Justice judgment of  90.6 million dollars to the Belize Bank was tabled. That judgment came about  following  a sovereign guarantee to Belize...

Bill for loan with Sovereign guarantee for BTL

While that appropriation bill did not see much debate in the house, a bill that did see debate was one to approve a loan from Taiwan which wants a sovereign guarantee by government for Belize Telemedia Ltd. Prime Minister Dean Barrow: This is the International Cooperation and...

PUP Releases statement on Airport Debacle

Throughout this week we have been informing you about the developments concerning the credibility of the International Airport Alliance. As you may remember, last week, there was a signing of an MOU for the Efrain International Airport to be built on Ambergis Caye. The MOU was...

Spanish Lookout Electricity War?

You could call it a march of the Poles; and for the most part, the placing of new electrical poles into an area is normally met with great jubilation, because it means that an area without electricity is finally going to get. But not this time as the poles are going into Spanish...

Troubling findings on Airport MOU

Last week, we told you about the MOU that was signed for the Efrain International Airport that is to be built on Ambergis Caye. The airport is said to include a terminal building, runway, taxiway, apron and other ancillary facilities. The project in total is valued at about...

MOU singing with new San Pedro International Airport

Earlier this week, the Government of Belize signed an MOU with the International Airport Alliance Belize Limited. The MOU was signed in order to seek to develop and manage a full-service International Airport on Northern San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, to be named the Efrain Guerrero...

SIB says economy on rebound

In Belize’s economy grew by 2.1% in the first quarter of 2017. According to SIB , Belize produced goods and services totaling 748.2 million dollars which an increase of 15.4million dollars  from $732.8 in the first quarter of 2016. During this period, the banana industry grew by...

Unemployment rate at 9%

The unemployment rate has increased in comparison to the same time period last year. That is what the latest figures from the Statistical Institute of Belize reveals. The Labour Force survey of April 2017, showed that when compared to April of 2016, there were over two thousand...