Tag Archives: 'banking'

Belize’s banking crisis

Belize’s banking crisis

The vast majority of Belizeans know nothing about money, except that you work for it and then you spend it to buy things you need or want. After that, you go out and work for more, [...]

Belize seeks urgent US intervention to avert banking crisis

Belize seeks urgent US intervention to avert banking crisis

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 14, 2016–Belize’s banking sector has been grappling with the domino effects of the decision taken by Bank of America and Commerzebank, two leading banks, to sever correspondent banking relations with both offshore [...]

CIBC Dangriga manager transferred, but not suspended

CIBC Dangriga manager transferred, but not suspended

“I am of the view, though, that while the bank started with Garifuna, that they also are likely to take this to other ethnic groups if we tolerate it,” says Mayor Swaso DANGRIGA–Glen Smith, country manager [...]

Bernard Wagner leaves Belize Bank after 23 years

Bernard Wagner leaves Belize Bank after 23 years

BELIZE CITY–After 23 years with the Belize Bank, Bernard Wagner, Retail Manager at the Market Square branch in Belize City, is moving on into international banking. Wagner is one of the few locals to make it [...]

$20 million for National Bank

$20 million for National Bank

BELIZE CITY–The House of Representatives approved a motion today for a further $20 million capitalization of the National Bank of Belize, in a transaction that will see the Government of Belize acquire 200,000 more shares to [...]

Wayanuhaba Garifuna ya

Wayanuhaba Garifuna ya

August 29, 2014 Dear Editor Amandala, The controversy around First Caribbean Bank in Dangriga in regards to the use of the Garifuna language by its employee(s) is bigger than just bank employees speaking in the indigenous [...]

Dangriga area rep calls on Parliament to denounce discrimination against Garinagu in banking

Dangriga area rep calls on Parliament to denounce discrimination against Garinagu in banking

BELIZE CITY–Ivan Ramos, Dangriga’s area representative for the Opposition People’s United Party, strongly denounced in Parliament today what he said was an act of discrimination against two banking employees, after allegations that CIBC First Caribbean has [...]

Garinagu in Dangriga protest at CIBC FirstCaribbean

Garinagu in Dangriga protest at CIBC FirstCaribbean

BELIZE CITY–In an awesome showcase of Garifunadüaü – the richness of the Garifuna culture – drummers and dancers, men and women, the young and not-so-young staged a defiant protest through the streets of Dangriga on Friday [...]

OAS Sec Gen discusses Guatemala-Belize problems in advance of Sept. 19 meeting

OAS Sec Gen discusses Guatemala-Belize problems in advance of Sept. 19 meeting

Guatemala is due to host the Special General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) on September 19, 2014, and OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza arrived there on Friday, May 16, to discuss plans [...]