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“Belize has week medium term outlook,” says IMF

By Benjamin Flowers High public debt, decreasing economic performance, and a lack of strict fiscal consolidation policies, are some of the reasons that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently called Belize’s medium term financial outlook “weak.” The IMF, following it’s 2017 Article IV mission to Belize, issued a statement on […]

US embassy raises LGBT flag again; no protest on perimeter
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US embassy raises LGBT flag again; no protest on perimeter

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The hoisting of the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) flag atop the flagstaff at the US embassy, along with the United States flag on Wednesday, drew more people this year to witness it, but except for one senator present, it had no government official in […]

“More than just a sign,” says Mayor Bradley
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“More than just a sign,” says Mayor Bradley

By Benjamin Flowers Belize City Mayor Darrel Bradley, explained this week that the City Council’s latest Belize sign, placed in the Battle Field Park, is more than just a sign but a part of a greater plan for Belize City. The council held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new […]

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BCCI forms alliance with regional chamber

By Benjamin Flowers To assist its members with increasing their businesses, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is forming an alliance with the Chamber of the Americas (COTA). Kim Aikman, CEO of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Gil Cisneros, CEO of the Chamber of the Americas […]

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IPC appeals, GOB stands to lose millions

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter IPC Corporate Services Limited, a company forcibly closed down by the Financial Intelligence Unit in 2014, is mounting an appeal against the Government of Belize, potentially worth millions of dollars. IPC has already been vindicated in the Supreme Court of Belize, when the court ruled […]

Family says PM’s sister taking their land
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Family says PM’s sister taking their land

By Benjamin Flowers A Belize City family is fighting to keep their family land, this week, after Denise “Sista B” Barrow, sister of the Prime Minister allegedly commissioned houses to be built on the property without the family’s consent. The Usher family, explained this week, that Barrow had already built […]

Mounting financial concerns for GOB
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Mounting financial concerns for GOB

By Benjamin Flowers The Government of Belize is under continued financial pressure this week as the former owners of BTL pursue millions of dollars in arbitration award settlements. Reports are that Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin lifted the injunction barring the Belize Bank from claiming its US $50 million award, handed […]

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Belmopan to Bridgeton, tourism minister wants closer ties to Barbados

Minister of Tourism, Manuel Heredia Jr. is making an effort to strengthen Belize’s working relationship with the government of Barbados, saying that tourism in both countries can benefit from closer collaboration. Heredia, in an interview with Barbados Today, said that he has already began talks with Barbados’ Tourism Minister, Richard […]

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D.O.E reminds investors and developers to use Bill Payment ID System

By Michelle Sutherland   The Department of the Environment is reminding and advising persons to use the bill payment ID system method to make payments to the department in order to avoid a failed transaction.   The bill payment ID is a six-digit identification number given to investors or developers, […]

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Media wants Yellow man gone, Barrow disagrees

By Benjamin Flowers   News directors of the independent media are calling for Brian “Yellow Man” Audinet to be banned from attending the remaining Senate public inquiries; however, Prime Minister Dean Barrow says that he feels Audinet should not be sent home.   Last Thursday, the news directors of nine […]