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2021 — serious business if “betta must come”

The “good old days” always seem better than today; until the present time becomes “the good old days” for another generation. Indeed, the human...

No trickle down; the rich must pay

Bloomberg, a private media company headquartered in New York City that specializes in financial data, published two stories this month that hopefully will get...

Economic recovery advisory team has hard task

On December 15, Belize’s new Prime Minister, Hon. John Briceño, introduced an Economic Recovery Advisory Team whose mission, he says, is to rescue us...

GoB must make sure the people have food

In our economic system, the government has a responsibility to foster an environment in which everyone who wants to work can find a job,...

To fulfill land pledge, PUP could use a UDP solution

You know something isn’t right when the price of a privately owned lot in many villages is upwards of $7,000 and the minimum wage...

An honorable contract officer would resign

After the recent general election, our new prime minister, Hon. John Briceño, made a call for persons appointed to statutory boards “to follow protocol,...

Belize Bank controlled 43% of banking sector in 2007

Last week the Central Bank of Belize, with the quiet consent of the previous government and the present one, signed off on the acquisition...

Too big a problem to dump that mud there

Belize’s first prime minister, George Price, once advised his people that “progress brings problems”, and at some point we will have to overcome the...

Countries around us with strong state-owned banks doing better

Less than four months after the People’s United Party (PUP) came to power in 1998, they introduced the Small Farmers and Business Bank, headquartered...

If Belize Bank has acquired Scotiabank Belize

On June 22, 2020, eyebrows in Belize went up when we were informed that Caribbean Investment Holdings Ltd. (CIHL), the owner of the Belize...

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MOHW Signs SI to further regulate COVID-19 testing

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Senators debate Good Governance Motion

BELMOPAN, Wed. Jan. 13, 2021-- The first business meeting of the Senate was held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. One of the first orders...