Central Bank Governor Joy Grant has responded to News Five via email following our story of Thursday night. The Bank in its capacity of registrar of credit unions is moving [...]
Cleophas Adderley, founder and director of The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC), will be the recipient of the ALIV Bahamian Icon Awardsâ first Lifetime Achievement Award, for his trans-generational contributions...
At the start of April, the Central Bank of Belize announced plans to liquidate four existing credit unions. These are the Police and Civil Service Credit Unions based in Belize [...]
Belize is buckling down to the business of paying off Superbond three point oh with interest payments resuming on a semi-annual basis subject to conditions until 2030 when the first [...]
Ten dollars a pound! If your jaw dropped when you heard that price for retail of whole fish this Holy Week, be assured, ours did too. In fact, unconfirmed reports [...]
On Wednesday evening, the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Finance, dismissed any suggestion of manipulation by senior management of the General Sales Tax Department of audits carried out [...]
News Five broke the story last Thursday of internal complaint in the General Sales Tax Department. A senior tax officer alleged influence by the Departmentâs management in the outcome of [...]
The tax system remains a concern for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose members often pay more than their fair share of taxes. They have long complained that the [...]
Is the Department of General Sales Tax playing fair with taxpayersâ money? That is the question tonight after News Five obtained a letter written to the office of the Solicitor [...]
Mondayâs announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Patrick Faber that Government is using a million dollars to hand out special bonuses for Easter has sent shockwaves through [...]
WASHINGTONâ The IMF has released a Working Paper that reviewed the tax administration reforms that have been undertaken by 20 Caribbean countries with the support of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the...
KINGSTON, Jamaica â The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has welcomed the move by the Government to remove the ban on corned beef. Local News Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:31:02 GMT Final count for Greater...
KINGSTON, Jamaica â The 2017/2018 sectoral debate, which was opened by Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett yesterday, will continue in the House of Representatives this afternoon. Local News Wed, 05 Apr 2017...
KINGSTON, Jamaica â The Child Development Agency (CDA) says help is on the way for the family whose house was destroyed by fire in the Washington Boulevard area on Monday, leaving 11 people including four children...
New prices are in effect for beer and stout; soft drinks; rum; cigarettes; fuel and cement following the coming into force of the 2017-2018 Budget. The Government of Belize legislated [...]
The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is putting off its second annual entrepreneursâ expo, better known as the Belizean Roots Expo. This year, the expo moves from Burrell Boom [...]
All Foolsâ Day may be on Saturday, but for those who enjoy beer and cigarettes or pay electricity bills of one hundred dollars and above, our next story will be [...]
There was a possibility, with an odd number of Senators now seated and any tie-breaker removed from President Lee Mark Chang except in specific circumstances, that the General Revenue and [...]
Fuel prices, as motorists would know, have shot up considerably, jumping almost twenty percent during February 2017.Â The most notable increase was in the cost of diesel fuel which went [...]
The Statistical Institute of Belize confirms today that exports are significantly down. In the case of citrus which once placed as the number one export that industry has plummeted to [...]
Belize is hardly alone regionally in economic malaise; many nations in the Caribbean region, whose governments are presently submitting budgets for consideration similar to others, have had similar sluggish economic [...]
After a marathon two days of discussion and recrimination, Prime Minister Dean Barrow wrapped up the House of Representativesâ debate on the General Revenue and Appropriation Bill just before eleven [...]
Responding for the Government, Senator Aldo Salazar made the point that Belize is in the same boat as the rest of the region, where Jamaica passed massive tax increases and [...]
Close to eighty million dollars has been claimed by the Government in additional tax measures under the new Budget, affecting everything from electricity to fuel to the environment. And while [...]
As a Senior Counsel, Eamon Courtenay has faced his share of scary situations. So what would cause the Oppositionâs top Senator to âfaint away,â as he claimed during this morningâs [...]
Just before seven-fifteen this evening, a division was called in the Senate on the 2017-2018 General Revenue and Appropriation Bill. The Bill, also known as the Budget, passed by a [...]