March 4, 2013

Guatemalan Mayor in Belize

Guatemalan Mayor in Belize; Sister City Relations established

Belizeans are not exactly happy with neighboring Guatemala right about now given the upcoming October sixth referendum and this week’s fiasco with the national basketball selection in Peten. The referendum will decide whether the Guatemalan claim to Belize’s territorial land should be taken to the International Court of Justice for final settlement. Continue reading “Guatemalan Mayor in Belize”

Barrow’s Proposed Budget

Barrow’s Proposed Budget: No cuts and No new taxes


Dean Barrow

The second reading of the General Revenue Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 2013/2014 took place this morning during a meeting of the House of Representatives.  The presentation of the budget proposals for the upcoming financial year was made by Prime Minister Dean Barrow.  He emphasized that the impending fiscal calendar will not see any new taxes being introduced, nor will there be any budget reductions.  P.M. Barrow also lauded the accomplishments of his administration in restructuring the super bond, as well as other economic developments in 2012, notwithstanding a sudden decline in electricity production, crude oil mining and cruise tourism arrivals.

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House of Representatives


The 2nd Sitting of the House of Representatives for 2013 has begun. Prime Minister Dean Barrow is now presenting the budget for Fiscal Year 2013/2014.

You can find a transcript of the PM’s speech at the link below:

Listen live on major radio stations.

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