Eccentric US millionaire McAfee plans presidential run...from Cuba
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — After making a fortune with his early antivirus software, then being caught up in murder and drugs cases in Belize, US millionaire John McAfee has now added a new chapter to his tumultuous life...

Entrepreneurs Get Training in Developing a Business Plan
Channel 5 Belize

A one-day business plan development workshop was held today at the BTEC building on the ITVET Compound in Belize City. It’s sister agency, the Small Business Development Centre, which also [...]

Changes in Prices of Fuel
Channel 5 Belize

There are changes in the prices of fuel; there’s a dip, but also an increase. Effective midnight, the pump prices for premium gasoline will go down to ten dollars and [...]

Central Bank of Belize Explains Increase in Processing Fees
Channel 5 Belize

The Central Bank through the Belize Chamber of Commerce has released a statement on the matter of bank charges for the issuance of cheques which is stirring concerns in the [...]

BELTRAIDE’s Inaugural Female Entrepreneurship Class Graduates
Channel 5 Belize

The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, with the support from the Regional Center of Promotion for MSME, closed its first Female Entrepreneurship Programme with a graduation ceremony today in Belize [...]

Electricity rates won’t go up
Channel 5 Belize

The Public Utilities Commission made its Final Decision in respect of the 2019 Annual Review Proceeding for electricity rates and the news is that rates will remain the same at [...]

GST Dept. Says BTL Up to Date with Taxes
Channel 5 Belize

Two days after the news broke, C.E.O. Rochus Schreiber handed in his resignation letter and according to B.T.L., Schreiber decided to pursue other personal interests and reunite with his family [...]

Kareem Musa: “We can no longer trust the financials of that company anymore”
Channel 5 Belize

According to the P.U.P.’s Kareem Musa, the government has been silent on the matter because the pile of documents which indicates B.T.L.’s true financial standing, is a huge political blow [...]

Opposition Party Comes Down Hard on BTL for Reported Multimillion Dollars GST Debt
Channel 5 Belize

The People’s United Party today mounted pressure on Belize Telemedia Limited, the Department of General Sales Tax and the Prime Minister as it relates to a throve of damning documents [...]

Letter by BTL Requesting Tax Waiver Exists, Says Musa
Channel 5 Belize

Amidst the leakage of documents showing B.T.L.’s purported multi-million dollars G.S.T. and business tax debt is a letter reportedly sent by Chairman Nestor Vasquez. In that rumored letter, Vasquez reportedly [...]

Private Sector Senator says S.S.B. has other Options to Avoid Financial Crash
Channel 5 Belize

The new S.S.B. contribution and reform scheme came into effect on Monday. The Social Security Board embarked in a two-year consultation process where the private sector, the Opposition, Cabinet, and [...]

Private Sector Senator Calls for Independent Investigation of B.T.L.’s Financials
Channel 5 Belize

There has been no further communication from Belize Telemedia Limited since last week.  On Wednesday, News Five first reported on leaked documents which purportedly showed that B.T.L. owes the government [...]

New Tax Bill Comes with Enforcement
Channel 5 Belize

On Wednesday, the Senate passed the Tax Administration and Procedure Bill which ultimately seeks to increase government revenues. The bill merges the Income Tax and General Sales Tax departments. The [...]

Attorney General: “IF it is true that any entity is not paying its taxes, they should be held accountable”
Channel 5 Belize

Information to News Five is that B.T.L. Chair Net Vasquez wrote to Financial Secretary asking for a write-off.  Joseph Waight says he has not seen a letter. We attempted several [...]

G.S.T. Auditing B.T.L.’s Financial Accounts
Channel 5 Belize

The General Sales Tax Department is conducting an audit of B.T.L.’s accounts. News Five has received voluminous information and documents which show the telecom giant purportedly owing the Government of [...]

SIB Releases New Quarterly Statistics
Channel 5 Belize

On the economic front, there is positive news coming from the Statistical Institute of Belize in respect of the labour force. Figures show a drop in the unemployment rate from [...]

Pump Prices of 3 Fuel Products to Decrease
Channel 5 Belize

As of midnight tonight, three fuel products will see a notable decrease. Premium gasoline will decrease by forty-one cents. The new price will be eleven dollars and thirteen cents per [...]

No Check and Balance for Contract Officers Spending Public Funds
Channel 5 Belize

A huge part of the problem, says Espat, is the fact that there is no oversight for the expenditure of public funds where contract officers are concerned.  According to the [...]

Julius Espat: Auditor General Expresses Frustration
Channel 5 Belize

Espat, who has been at the helm of the Public Accounts Committee for the past seven years, says that there is an obvious lack of accountability in the manner in [...]

PAC Chairman Says Government has No Interest in Audit Report
Channel 5 Belize

The 2014/2015 Audit Report highlights a number of inconsistencies where it concerns proper accounting of public funds.  Those discrepancies were flagged by Auditor-General Dorothy Ann Bradley who tendered the report...

Rising Entrepreneurship Gala is Here Again
Channel 5 Belize

The 2019 Rising Entrepreneurship Gala is drawing near and young business minds, particularly single mothers, are being called to come forward.  The goal is to raise eight thousand dollars that [...]

Late Night Belize City Vendors Given Curfew
Channel 5 Belize

Late night food vendors in Belize City are being shut down at midnight on the south side and by two a.m. on the north side. From what we are told, [...]

PUP Alleges Political Corruption at S.S.B.
Channel 5 Belize

In fourteen days, the new social security contribution and pension scheme is set to take effect. The People’s United Party, however, is not happy about it. Cabinet has approved the [...]

From Inmates to Entrepreneurs
Channel 5 Belize

Today, twenty residents of the Belize Central Prison proudly received their certificates for having successfully completing the Business Development Training programme. It is a programme rolled out by the Belize [...]

Does S.S.B. Need a Trigger Mechanism to Keep Fund Afloat?
Channel 5 Belize

According to S.S.B.’s Chief Executive Officer, Doctor Colin Young, the new pension and contribution scheme will not impact existing pensioners. As it stands now, the fund is approaching the ‘period [...]

Opposition Leader Says S.S.B. is G.O.B.’s “Piggy Bank”
Channel 5 Belize

Effective July first, employers and employees will begin paying a higher contribution to the social security fund.  The new contribution and pension reform, approved by Cabinet, is essentially to save [...]

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