Can more be done to stabilize and reduce fuel prices? Despite the best promises of Prime Minister Dean Barrow after a series of cruel spikes between August and early October, [...]
Exporters yesterday declared that the time had come to reduce dependance on commercial banks for US currency, stating that increasing export volumes was now a priority. Managing director, Fresh Start Ltd, Marcus Sun Kow...
The Government had to put together seventy-eight million U.S. dollars to repay Dunkeld International Investments Limited and the B.T.L. Employeesâ Trust as final payment for the acquisition of Belize Telemedia [...]
Long before Dr Didacus Jules was Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, heâd already decided to get in touch with Bevil Wooding. Jules, then the Registrar and CEO of the Caribbean...
Espat told us that with respect to the past absences, he has made it clear to his fellow parliamentarians that he will tolerate no excuses for future absences from meetings. [...]
This evening, we sought a response from the Committeeâs Chair, Julius Espat. For the most part, he said, the meeting was an education in the role and responsibility of the [...]
One of the contentions raised by Espat and echoed by the social partners is that Public Accounts Committee meetings should be held in public as the name suggests. But Patrick [...]
The House of Representativesâ Public Accounts Committeeâs last two meetings wound up canceled.Â One was by its chairman Julius Espat because Auditor General Dorothy Bradley was not able to attend. [...]
BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) â The Belize Government says it is not surprised at the latest move by Guatemala seeking to claim all of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) country ahead of a referendum early next year in the...
Earlier this week on Wednesday, the Financial Secretary promised that consumers can expect a decrease in fuel prices. He didnât say there would be an increase, but as of midnight [...]
While some doors have opened, there is still a long way to go for women to ease into the top of businesses.Â A conference taking place today has brought women [...]
They are the moving hands, rarely seen, in control of national economies and finance structures. Their word can determine how much a country receives for projects, chart investment and growth, [...]
October has come and gone and fuel prices remain relatively high despite continuous protest. As of October twenty-eighth, premium fuel retails at eleven dollars and ninety-two cents, compared to ten [...]
The removal of seventy-eight million U.S. dollars or the equivalent of a hundred and sixty million Belize dollars from the countryâs foreign assets is nothing to sneeze at.Â And the [...]
The Government of Belize says it has the money. But tonight, the question is whether it will meet the November tenth deadline for final payment of compensation for the double [...]
Notwithstanding the exorbitant cost that the people of Belize have ultimately paid for B.T.L., PM Barrow maintains that it was all worth the money.Â Thatâs a hefty price tag of [...]
This afternoon, the Peopleâs United Party released a statement of its views on the judgment, which it calls an âabsolute disasterâ for Belize. Â It points out that the timing of [...]
Prime Minister Barrow, following this morningâs decision, called a press conference this afternoon to address the judgment.Â While government will meet its obligations to Dunkeld and B.T.L. Employees Trust in [...]
The predicament that government now finds itself in, according to Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay, is entirely the responsibility of PM Barrow, who privately negotiated the settlement of compensation package with [...]
Prime Minister Dean Barrow promised a significant fuel price reduction at a press conference, but he asked for a couple days grace for it to happen. According to the Prime [...]
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)Â Â âÂ The CARICOM-Mexico Summit set forÂ Wednesday 25 October 2017Â in Belize is seen as a pivotal opportunity for the Caribbean Community to...
Later, when the bill was brought up for debate on the second reading, Opposition Leader BriceÃ±o landed a telling blow when he brought up the extensive salary and benefit package [...]
Todayâs session of the House of Representatives had a loaded agenda. Several bills were returned for second reading, including the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts [...]