December 14, 2020

Regional economist suggests it’s okay to default on debt 

Robinson, the acting director of Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business at the University of the West Indies (UWI), believes that the long-term costs of a [...]
December 14, 2020

Caribbean Development Bank, UK to support upgrade of northern portions of Philip Goldson Highway 

The portion located within Belize City was redone by Cisco Construction starting a few years ago, but is already showing wear and tear from heavy trafficking [...]
December 14, 2020

Belize’s creative sector receives emergency COVID-19 relief from the Caribbean Development Bank

An article published in the Jamaica Observer notes that the Belize Music Agency received US$12,000  for an "off-the-shelf web-based platform" which would host a live-streamed festival showcasing entertainers [...]
December 13, 2020

Central Bank “had quorum” for approval of Belize Bank-Scotia merger

The remaining directors, as announced shortly after, approved the Belize Bank's acquisition of the Bank of Nova Scotia.
December 12, 2020

Salary cut for Cabinet goes “as long as is necessary” 

Speaking afterward to reporters, he confirmed the cuts would not affect allowances to Ministers and Ministers of State, which would run up to several hundred thousand [...]
December 12, 2020

“No money no deh,” but COVID relief will continue 

But it may take a while to come in, as will the overall Food Assistance Program and the Unemployment Relief Program. 
December 11, 2020

Minister of Agriculture: Red kidney beans will be imported due to local shortage

Mai explained that when the pandemic hit earlier this year, the administration of the day had done an inventory and determined that there were enough red [...]
December 11, 2020

“Sugar roads and cane quality remain major concerns at start of 2020 crop,” says Minister of Agriculture

Speaking on the quality of the roads this week, Mai explained that the recent floods have made them all impassable. He noted that surveyors were deployed [...]
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