Business, Companies & Organizations

Business Community Questions Government’s Measures to Tackle Inflation

Is the government setting in place the right measures to tackle inflation? That’s the question
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PUP Chairman agrees Chamber should have been consulted on GOB’s

Also chiming in on Minister Mai’s comments, which apparently ruffled the chamber’s feathers, was PUP
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Surge in Deadly Crimes Takes Toll on Belizean Businesses

The recent uptick in deadly crimes is affecting businesses, according to Business Senator Kevin Herrera.
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Minimum Wage Increase Impacts Employment Dynamics

It’s been more than half a year since the country’s national minimum wage was increased.
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Belmopan City Council Hosts Business Forum to Promote Smart City

The Belmopan City Council held a business forum yesterday, gathering small businesses from around the
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Silk Grass Farms Implements Regenerative Farming for Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture -it’s the art of using the earth to cultivate crops, till the soil, and
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Media Giants in Belize Unite: Owners and CEOs Form Media

Owners and CEOs of the largest media houses in Belize met earlier today with an
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Belize Chamber of Commerce Calls Out PM Briceno for Lack

Prime Minister John Briceno is being called out by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and
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Belize Chamber of Commerce Expresses Concern over Government’s Unilateral Price

Aside from not having regular meetings with Prime Minister Briceno, the Belize Chamber of Commerce
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Belize Chamber of Commerce Expresses Discontent Over New Regulations Without

While many Belizeans welcomed the government announcement to expand the list of goods that are
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Will BSI and BSCFA kiss and make up anytime soon?

Will the Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI) and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA)
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BSI/ASR Applies for Brown Sugar Price Increase

The cost of brown sugar remains the same, but BSI/ASR has applied for a price
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Belize’s Western Border to Open on Saturdays for Cargo Clearance

Commencing this weekend, Belize’s western border will be opened on Saturdays for cargo clearance. The
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Cooler heads prevail between Government and BSI/ASR

Recently, we told you of the application for a court injunction that the BSI/ASR was
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Sweet Success for Belize Sugar Farmers as Revenues Reach Highest

Another set of good news emerging from the sugar sector, is the increase in revenues
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BSI/ASR and Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Still at Odds

And while that is good news for the sugar sector, there remains the issues between
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Annual Caribbean Public Services Association Conference Underway in Belize City

The fifty-first annual conference of the annual Caribbean Public Services Association (CPSA) continued in Belize
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Joint Partnership Between BEL and Water Office Ends

Once upon a time customers were able to pay their water bills at BEL’s Office
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Super Sale Event Coming to Belize City Downtown

Another Super Sale in Belize City comes up next month in the downtown area.  It
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Belize City Mayor Voices Support for Stake Bank Project as

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner has weighed in on his preferred cruise port. The municipal
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Public Service Union Urges Government for More Progress on Good

The President of the Public Service Union, Dean Flowers, says the government is working towards
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Public Service Union Joins NTUCB in Demanding Minister of Labor’s

The Public Service Union is joining the NTUCB in calling on the Minister of Labor
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Will GOB grant Portico permission to make artificial land peninsula

Will the government grant Portico Enterprises the permission they need to create an artificial land
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Belize City Mayor Weighs In on Portico Project Debate

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner also weighed in on the Portico saga.  Wagner says while
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Belize Blue Morpho Butterflies Flourish in Dubai Butterfly Garden

Belize Blue Morpho Butterflies are blooming in Dubai. A butterfly farm in the south of
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New development in Portico Saga

Love News has received a copy of a letter from the BNP Paribas, dated September
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NGOs Request Report and Disclosure in Portico Development Project

Sticking with the Portico Development Project, a coalition of NGOs wrote to the Prime Minister
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NTUCB President weighs in on BNTU issue

As a follow up to the letter sent to the Caribbean Union of Teachers, Love
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Government Training Individuals to Monitor Price Gouging in Belize

Another issue discussed by Prime Minister Briceno whilst on Vibes Media this morning, had to
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Prime Minister Addresses Definitive Agreement and Media Reports

Prime Minister John Briceno also spoke on the Definitive Agreement and the Portico situation.  He
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NTUCB Hopes Senate Committee Will Uncover Truth in Portico Saga

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) says they are hoping that the Special
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Port of Belize Limited Requests Investigation from Ombudsman and Contractor

The Port of Belize Limited has written to the Ombudsman, Gilbert Swazo and the Contractor
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NTUCB Urges Government to Fast-Track Occupational Safety and Health Bill

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) continues to call on GOB to rush
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Protesters Gather to Oppose Non-Renewal of Serrano’s Bus Company Permit

Come Friday, July 14, the road service permit for Serrano’s Bus Company will expire.  The
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Senator Janelle Chanona Rejects Claims of NGO Silence on Portico

Despite reports of the NGO community being silent on the Portico predicament, Senator Janelle Chanona
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National Kriol Council Welcomes New Representative on People’s Constitution Commission

The National Kriol Council (NKC) has a new representative on the People’s Constitution Commission (PCC).
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BELTRAIDE Holds Elevator Pitch Competition for Small Businesses

The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) in collaboration with the Office of the
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BSCFA Calls on Government to Mediate Dispute with ASR/BSI

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is calling on the government to assist them
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Waterloo Holdings Alleges Government Bias in Press Conference on Port

Tonight, we bring you an extensive look at what the representatives of Waterloo Holdings are
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Waterloo VS Portico

A crucial part of the press conference was where Luis Prieto-Munoz drew comparisons between Portico
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Waterloo Holdings Expresses Frustration Over Alleged Government Bias in Environmental

After spending millions of dollars in attempts at getting environmental clearance, the group at Waterloo
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Request for Information on Portico’s Plans Goes Unanswered by Department

Recently, Allan Herrera issued a letter, utilizing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), to get
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Foreign Consultants Respond to Questions on Possible Bias Against Waterloo

When all is said and done, perhaps one of the main questions, is whether government
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Controversy Surrounds Ruth Guerra-Shoman’s Presidency as Some Belize National Teachers

Ruth Guerra-Shoman – she is the president-elect of the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU), and
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PM says government working to find solution to electricity demands

The alarm has been sounded, and Belize needs to move fast to secure additional sources
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Christian Workers Union and Port of Belize Resume Negotiations

The Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited are back at the negotiating
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Belize Tops List as Number One Value Destination for Business

Belize has been named the number one top value destination when it comes to the
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Belize Secures Funding for Cybersecurity Upgrade in BPO Sector

Other news coming out of the BPO industry is the recent approval of funding that
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Minister of Infrastructure Development and Housing weighs in on Definitive

It’s been over a month since the “Definitive Agreement signed with Portico Enterprises and the
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First-Ever Fairtrade Market Day Planned for Belize

The first-ever Fairtrade market day is being planned for this weekend. The Chairman of the
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Did the Leader of the Opposition go too far by

The Royal Caribbean Group (RCG) is not the only entity that Opposition Leader, Shyne Barrow,
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Belize City Council Launches Youth Innovator Incubator Summer Program

The Belize City Council is preparing engage youths from across the city in the second
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BEL says Belize needs to increase it’s energy generation

The Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) is sounding the alarm on what it says is an
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BEL registers $15 million in profit

On the financial side of things, the Belize Electricity Limited has recorded fifteen-million-dollars in profit
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BEL Chairman says solar power alone won’t be the answer

Is solar power and distributed energy generation the solution to the country’s demand for more
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Oceana Belize Delivers 22,000 Signatures for Offshore Oil Exploration Referendum

After having launched a signature drive some six months ago, Oceana Belize delivered some twenty
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Belize Electricity Limited Appeals for Energy Conservation Amid Generation Shortage

Belize Electricity Limited (BEL”) is asking residents to minimize their use of electricity as they
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Former Attorney General and UDP Chairman Weighs in on Port

The war of the ports – it is a situation that brings up more questions
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UDP Chairman Calls for Deeper Investigation into Land Documents and

As our newsroom continues its investigation into the land documents that are surfacing, and may
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Serrano’s Bus Service Owner Breaks Silence on Permit Cancellation

The owner of Serrano’s Bus Service, Hernan Serrano, has broken his silence on the cancellation
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Belize’s Cacao Industry Thrives

Belize’s cacao industry continues to boom as farmers are now benefiting from collaborations being offered
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Department of Youth Services Launches Entrepreneurial Pilot Project in Belize

The Department of Youth Services (DYS) launched a pilot project today at the HUB center
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Port of Belize Urges Investigation into Definitive Agreement

The Port of Belize Limited has sent off a second letter to the Contractor General
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Attorney Michael Peyrefitte Asked to Vouch for Russian-Belizean National

Yesterday we brought you an interview with Barry Williams, a Russian national who also holds
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Sugar Cane Farmers Association Seeks Inquiry into BSI’s Finances

Viewers will recall that in March, after numerous requests from the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers
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Belize Sugar Industries Stands Firm in Commercial Agreement Dispute

The loggerhead between the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) and Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA)
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Shrimp Industry Eyes Comeback, Targets Export to Mexico

There was once a time Belize’s shrimp industry was raking in almost one hundred million
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Fortis Conducts Early Warning System Testing in Cayo District

Portions of the Cayo District can expect to hear sirens blaring come tomorrow between the
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World Child Labour Day: Ministry of Labour Aims to End

World Child Labour is being observed today as is done each year on June 12. 
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Belize City Council Finance Director Resigns Citing Personal Family Matter

Love News has confirmed the resignation of the Finance Director for the Belize City Council,
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National Bank of Belize’s Finances Improve Under New Administration

The finances at the National Bank of Belize are seeing improvements when compared to the
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Christian Workers Union Threatens Industrial Action Against Port of Belize

As if the Definitive Agreement were not enough for the government to deal with, the
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Port of Belize Files Notice of Proceedings Against Former Minister

The attorneys for the Port of Belize Limited have filed a notice of intended proceedings
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Port of Belize and Christian Workers Union Lock Horns Over

The notice from the Christian Workers Union (CWU) came just after three o’clock this afternoon. 
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Union President Hopes for Serious Charges Against Erwin Contreras Amid

The silence of the unions was broken today when President of the Public Service Union,
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Stake Bank Enterprises To Take Legal Action Against Government Over

The Definitive Agreement’s scandal seems nowhere close to dying.  As a matter of fact, it
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Public Service Union Breaks Silence on Controversial Definitive Agreement

The Public Service Union (PSU) is the first union to make a public statement against
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Outgoing BNTU President Elena Smith Addresses Controversy Surrounding Successor

In less than a month, the firebrand President of the Belize National Teachers Union, Senator
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Digital Connect Center Provides Free Access to Technology in Bella

Residents of Bella Vista in Toledo will now have free access to computers, the internet,
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Indira Andrewin Wins UNDP’s Best Sustainable Entrepreneur Award

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced yesterday that an entrepreneur from the Toledo District
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Waterloo Investments Challenges Oceana and Environmental NGOs Over Controversial Agreement

Waterloo Investments is calling on Oceana to break the silence of the environmental and conservation
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Belize Electricity Limited Implements Contingency Measures Amid Energy Supplier Pause

The Belize Electricity Limited is currently on alert after one of their energy suppliers, BAPCOL,
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Social Security Board Expects Lucrative Returns After Investing $20 Million

The Social Security Board (SSB) is expecting a handsome return on investments after injecting twenty
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Social Security Board Defends $20 Million Loan Amid Opposition Criticism

The Social Security Board (SSB) says that contrary to comments made by Opposition Senator Michael
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Social Security Board Seeks to Expand Investments with Over $100

The Social Security Board has over one hundred million dollars in liquidity and is looking
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Majority of Belizeans Want Government Control of Ports, Survey Finds

Interestingly, the survey commissioned by Lord Michael Ashcroft also dove into whether Belize’s ports should
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Assessment Conducted for Cacao Fields in Southern Belize

With 450 organic cacao farmers within the Maya Mountain Cacao Limited, an assessment is being
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First Boledo, Now Fantasy 5 and Pick 3

Thirty seven days after the last Boledo Draw, avid gamblers are now seeing the last
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Stake Bank Enterprise LTD sends court threats to the Government

The Government has two days to publicly declare the Definitive Agreement as null and void;
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Belize Port Authority claims Definitive Agreement bypassed them

As Stake Bank Enterprise awaits a reaction from the government on their request to declare
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BSCFA Supports New Regulations, says it will ensure transparency

Another major point of contention at today’s press conference was the payment of Fairtrade. BSCFA’s
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Port of Belize Limited Calls for Investigation into Controversial Agreement

The Port of Belize Limited has continued its campaign to have an investigation launched into
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Seasoned Attorney Weighs In on Controversial Definitive Agreement in Belize

The Definitive Agreement is one that will survive multiple news cycles due to the extreme
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“Made-in-Belize Expo” Showcases Local Entrepreneurs and MSMEs in Belmopan

Entrepreneurs from across the country gathered in Belmopan on Saturday to showcase their products at
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Portico Enterprises Denounces Leader of the Opposition’s Comments

Portico Enterprises Limited has issued a press release that has, in essence, called out the
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Investigation into Portico Agreement Launched says Minister of Home Affairs

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, is the first from the Briceno Administration who has
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Minister Kareem Musa Endorses Potential of Bamboo Operations in Belize

As the Minister of New Growth Industries, Kareem Musa has endorsed the potential of a
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