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First depression for 2017 forms in Central Atlantic, ahead of season which calls for 11 to 12 named storms and 4 to 6 hurricanes

First depression for 2017 forms in Central Atlantic, ahead of season which calls for 11 to 12 named storms and 4 to 6 hurricanes

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 19, 2017–Meteorologists are today confirming that the very first Atlantic system for 2017 has formed as a subtropical system in the Central Atlantic, the first April system since 2003 – a span [...]

Guat congressman wants Belize on their map

Guat congressman wants Belize on their map

Motion to claim Belize in official Guatemala map defeated in Guatemala’s Congress BELIZE CITY, Wed. Apr. 19, 2017–It was confirmed this week that there is a lobby in official circles in Guatemala to have that country’s [...]

Tax hikes take effect with new 2017 budget

Tax hikes take effect with new 2017 budget

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 3, 2017–Prices for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages at the leading manufacturer in Belize were up at the start of the business week, with the implementation of an array of tax measures [...]

GOB wants to raise $70 mil more in new budget year

GOB wants to raise $70 mil more in new budget year

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 8, 2017–Trade unionists who attended the Prime Minister’s press conference held this morning to unveil a breakthrough in the superbond negotiations, left clueless on what new tax measures would be tabled at [...]

The billion-dollar superbond problem: has it really been solved?

The billion-dollar superbond problem: has it really been solved?

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 8, 2017–A quick tally of interest payments made by the Government of Belize since 2002 on what is now the billion-dollar superbond, being restructured now for the third time, reveals that the [...]

Rise in gang-related incidents a concern, even as major crimes fall

Rise in gang-related incidents a concern, even as major crimes fall

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 1, 2017–Although preliminary crime data for the first two months of 2017 indicate that major crimes, including incidences of murder, are down, there is a troubling rise in gang-related crimes and particularly [...]

SSB wants to buy $55 million BTL and BEL shares

SSB wants to buy $55 million BTL and BEL shares

BELIZE CITY, Fri. Feb. 24, 2017–The Social Security Board (SSB) intends to purchase $55 million in utility shares, following the reopening of an offer from the Government of Belize which was abandoned last year. The offer [...]

GOB misses $26 mil superbond payment

GOB misses $26 mil superbond payment

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 20, 2017–The Government of Belize has missed the US$13 million or BZ$26 million payment on the 2038 superbond due today, and if it does not meet payment within 60 days, this could [...]