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“We want our pension; we deserve our pension!”

“We want our pension; we deserve our pension!”

“We want our pension; we deserve our pension!” BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 15, 2019– The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), which is managed by the KHMH Board of Directors, has had a policy of not providing [...]

SIB expands our horizons

SIB expands our horizons

BELIZE CITY, Wed. July 10, 2019– The Statistical Institute of Belize celebrated a major accomplishment today, Wednesday, at the launch of the Belize National Statistic System (BNSS) Portal on their website. This project has been years [...]

Sinaloa cartel member killed in Chetumal had Belize passport, among others

Sinaloa cartel member killed in Chetumal had Belize passport, among others

BELIZE CITY, Fri. July 5, 2019– The Belize Immigration Department cannot explain how a Belize passport recently ended up in the hands of an unsavory individual, a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico. That [...]

Bank charges, or “business tax”?

Bank charges, or “business tax”?

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 4, 2019– In October 2016, the Central Bank of Belize announced the implementation of a new APSSS system that would facilitate a quicker means of processing banking transactions. This Automated Payment and [...]

PUP surges ahead in village council elections

PUP surges ahead in village council elections

BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 1, 2019– The second round of village council elections took place yesterday, Sunday, June 30. Voting took place in 46 villages and the Opposition, the People’s United Party, today in a press [...]

Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) releases reports for January-May 2019

Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) releases reports for January-May 2019

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 27, 2019 Imports up 1.9% in May 2019 The Statistics Institute of Belize (SIB) reported that Belize imported $169.4 million worth of goods in May 2019, a 1.9% increase over goods imported [...]

Village Council Elections 2019: Round 1

Village Council Elections 2019: Round 1

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 24, 2019– The first round of the village council elections commenced on Sunday, June 23, across the country, and over 200 residents went out to exercise their right to vote. A total [...]

Curfew lifted off street vendors

Curfew lifted off street vendors

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 20, 2019– Contention has been brewing between the Police Department and local street vendors/peddlers over a curfew that had been imposed to shut down food stalls by 12:00 a.m. on the south [...]

At the Court of Appeal, Deon Bruce’s attorney argues that he is being held unlawfully

At the Court of Appeal, Deon Bruce’s attorney argues that he is being held unlawfully

BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 17, 2019– Belizean national Deon Bruce, for whom the United States Government has issued an extradition request to the Belize Government, for him to be sent to trial in Chicago, Illinois, where [...]

New Social Security contribution rates take effect next month

New Social Security contribution rates take effect next month

BELIZE CITY, Tues. June 11, 2019– A wide cross-section of employers and employees crowded into the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s McField Conference Center to hear a presentation from the Chief Executive Officer of the [...]