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If Belize is looking to create new start-up businesses from among native Belizeans it would be wise to amend the General Sales Tax Law so that start-up businesses can have some breathing room to grow. The General Sales Tax, effective as it has been, is not friendly to start-ups because […]

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This week the Ministry of Economic Development broke out its first national consultation to create a National Trade Policy that will guide Belize on its development path leading to economic prosperity. The panel of presenters showed itself to be well informed and progressive in looking for new ways for Belize […]

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After all the dire predictions over what the rollover of the Superbond might do the economy of Belize, March 8 rolled around and the predictions showed themselves to be greatly exaggerated. Belize will not have to face a devaluation. Belize will not be subjected to IMF control. Belize will not […]

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The history of BTL, Belize’s premier telecommunication utility, is a tortuous and painful one. The idea of putting Belize Telecommunications on a firm and secure footing was conceived in 1972 under the Esquivel Government “to operate, maintain and administer the national telecommunication services and to regulate, control and plan all […]

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Every elected member of the House of Representatives and every appointed member of the Senate of Belize is required under the Constitution to subscribe to the Oath of Allegiance. In the Senate the oath is administered by the President, or by the Vice President if the President is unable or […]

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By now it must be clear to all that Mr. Michael Ashcroft and Belize are locked in a life and death struggle. He wants Belize to pay his company $100 million dollars in principal and interest accrued over seven years, and Belize has quite rightly refused to do so. This […]

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Twelve years ago, in 2005 the then Prime Minister of Belize entered into a secret accommodation agreement with the owners of Belize Telemedia Limited. The Musa Government agreed to give the Ashcroft company a cast-iron guarantee that if the company did not make a 15 percent net profit on its […]

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The laws of Belize make it difficult for married couples to get a divorce. They require applicants to first get a provisional divorce before going on a final decree. The courts insist on having serious reasons for a divorce. It is not enough for one of the parties to claim […]

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Opposition Leader Mr. Johnny Briceño said something significant in his New Year’s address to the people of Belize. Outlining his govermment’s policy on Guatemala he said: “The PUP will never agree to any session of our territory to Guatemala. Our position remains Guatemala should get no part of our territory […]

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Two powerful forces were at work in 2016 to make the year a tough one with long-range implications for Belizeans. The first was the economy. Poor harvests in banana and citrus, shrimp, and sugarcane, compounded with the disruptions of Hurricane Earl to make the year a dismal one for agriculture. […]