Business

Honorary Consulate of Belize in Chetumal officially re-opened
Business

Honorary Consulate of Belize in Chetumal officially re-opened

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, via a press release on Wednesday, announced the official re-opening of the Honorary Consulate of Belize in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The release also serves to inform the public that Mr. Luis Montero Maldonado has been appointed as Honorary Consul of […]

The Billion-Dollar Question: How to fill Belize’s Credit Gap?
Business

The Billion-Dollar Question: How to fill Belize’s Credit Gap?

There are some things that become so cliché that the reminder of their existence is often void of its original effect. This is true for several things, including the discussion on how to accelerate business growth in Belize. More specifically, we often hear the phrase: “Micro, Small and Medium-sized businesses […]

Taiwan donates $100,000 to Police for equipment
Business

Taiwan donates $100,000 to Police for equipment

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The officers of the Belize Police Department will soon be better outfitted to carry out their work more effectively through a donation of $100,000 from Taiwan. The donation was made during a signing ceremony on Thursday at the Raccoon Street Police Station for a technical […]

New Honorary Consul of Canada appointed to Belize
Business

New Honorary Consul of Canada appointed to Belize

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The High Commissioner of Canada to Belize, Deborah Chatsis, has recently announced that Lynn Young has been appointed as the Honorary Consul of Canada resident to Belize. The appointment was facilitated by His Excellency the Governor General of Belize Honorable Colville Young, after the Belize […]

Land dispute in Las Flores escalates
Business

Land dispute in Las Flores escalates

By Benjamin Flowers Las Flores community members took to the streets in protest on Thursday, demanding that Belmopan Mayor, Khalid Belisle, return the land that houses St. Michael’s Roman Catholic School, which the Belmopan City Council (BCC) had sold. Two days after BCC announced the parties had reached “an amicable […]

Transport cracks down on overcrowded buses
Business

Transport cracks down on overcrowded buses

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Transport Department is cracking down on bus drivers who violate traffic laws, primarily those who breach the maximum capacity of 55 passengers on buses. Over the past few months the Department’s Strike Team has been targeting buses carrying more than the maximum capacity and […]

Belizean students get 13 Cuban scholarships
Business

Belizean students get 13 Cuban scholarships

Thirteen Belizean students have received scholarships to study in Cuba, 12 of them to study medicine, and one to study pedagogy in Biology and Geography. Cuba’s Ambassador to Belize. H.E. Lissette Perez presented the scholarship awards to 12 of the students in a ceremony at the Cuban mission on Princess […]

Media visits Bocawina and Hopkins
Business

Media visits Bocawina and Hopkins

By Michelle Sutherland Over the weekend various members of the Belizean press were treated by the Belize Tourism Board to a media familizarition tour of local tourism attractions in Southern Belize. During the tour, media personalities were able to gain a first hand experience of the beauty and bounty that […]

Business

The Economic Development Council Part 1

In last week’s “The Business Perspective”, we briefly made mention to the Economic Development Council (EDC) and its role in the Trade Licence (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which was presented earlier this year to the National Assembly for its “first reading”. While, as promised, we will return to the Trade License […]

NGO Senator speaks on the need for re-registration
Business

NGO Senator speaks on the need for re-registration

By Benjamin Flowers At the Special Sitting of the Senate this week, Senator for the Non-governmental Organizations Osmani Salas joined the ranks of those who are concerned about the government’s decision to postpone voter re-registration. Salas pointed out that is has been 20 years since the last voter re-registration exercise, […]