Business and Economy


Carlisle Holdings Limited (Carlisle) – Holding in BTL

BELIZE CITY, Belize, Oct. 27 — Carlisle Holdings Limited Nasdaq: CLHL; London: CLH), a leader in outsourced facilities services and staffing services announced today that their Chairman, Michael A. Ashcroft had recently agreed to purchase 23.5% of Belize Telecommunications Ltd (BTL) previously held by MCI WorldCom, Inc. A twelve month option to purchase this additional BTL stake at cost plus financing was granted to Carlisle by Mr. Ashcroft which would give Carlisle a controlling interest in the company. Notwithstanding Carlisle’s current strategic direction to develop its services businesses in the United States and United Kingdom, the consolidation of BTL would […]


Endorsement for Ralph Huang for UDP 2

The Following endorsement has been released by Lord Neil B Gibson and Associates. January 3, 2014 To Whom This May Concern Re: Mr. Ralph Huang for Stander Bearer Political Endorsement Our business organizations would honorably like to declare our political and financial support of Mr. Ralph Huang’s candidacy for the position of Stander Bearer in Cayo South Constituency Area representative Slated Convention United Democratic Party in Belize. In these last five years, our organizations have worked closely with Ralph Huang in business and financial ventures. We have found Ralph to be an extremely strong professional with an extensive range of […]


Belize People's Front and VIP on the Hubert Pipersburgh Show

Featured guests are Nefretery Nancy Marin of the Belize People’s Front and Hubert Enriquez of the VIP.. The two leaders of these parties will share with us their vision for Belize’s future. More Current Events Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with BelizeBillBoard on BlogTalkRadio


GOB Bringing home the Bacon

The Government of Belize did another pair of nationalizations – and this time, it’s Immarbe and the IBC Registry – both foreign owned entities that control and operate the entire offshore business sector in Belize. Let’s start with Immarbe – that’s the International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize, which sells the Belizean Flag as a flag of convenience to international vessels. That’s the one that we’ve been reporting on as causing much distress for Belize with the European Union. It’s gotten to the point where Belize was blacklisted by the European Union and our fisheries product could face trade sanctions […]


The Belizean Diaspora

The diaspora represent the last bastion for Belize. However, like the rest of the Caribbean Belize remains hostile to its Diaspora and the misguided notion that any other citizens other than those of the commonwealth are suspect to questionable allegiance. Belize must think locally, but act globally. In this age of globalization the citizens as well as the corporations have difficulty in confining themselves to one country. The nations that refuse to comprehend this new phenomenon are condemned to remain backward, underdeveloped and marginal to the tide of progress and prosperity. – Hubert Pipersburgh Online Current Events Radio at Blog […]


Belize PM says US should change form of Government

Amidst all the corruption taking place in Belize the PM gives advice to the US about how to solve their problems. I think he forgot about all the problems in Belize and how our way of Governing has not only brought us to where we are but keeps it happening. How do you advise a people what’s good for them when you can’t even do what’s good for your own people? Prime Minister of Belize — Our Government’s BETTER Than Yours


Why the secret world of Belize business alarmed US drug agents 3

Rob Evans, David Hencke and David Pallister The Guardian, Monday 4 June 2001 09.44 EDT US documents obtained by the Guardian reveal for the first time why the drug enforcement agency and other US authorities were so concerned about millionaire Tory treasurer Michael Ashcroft’s offshore world in the 1990s. The original discovery that references to the Florida-based Tory donor existed in DEA files led to controversy two years ago. Mr Ashcroft issued a libel writ against the Times, which published a correction, and he declared there was nothing to support “allegations that I am a drug runner and money launderer.” […]


Rate your GOB 1

March 7th marked a full year into the 2nd term of the current Government of Belize Administration, that’s 6 years as the crow flies. We would like to hear from you on how they have been doing and rate their job performance; they do after all, work for you. Once you vote, please leave a comment explaining why you voted how you did so we know where they are failing or where they are doing great. Hopefully they get to see this and take your voices into account as they move forward. Rules No profanity. No threatening or offensive language. […]


Belize Prime Minister Announces New Debt Terms on Defaulted Bond

By Adam Williams – Feb 12, 2013 12:32 PM CT Belize’s government proposed extending maturities and cutting the coupon on the country’s $544 million of defaulted debt as part of the Central American nation’s second debt restructuring since 2007. Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s plan would extend the maturity on the defaulted bonds to 2038 from 2029 and lower the current coupon to 5 percent from 8.5 percent. Barrow, speaking to the lower house in Belmopan, said the agreement would provide the country $247 million in relief over the next 10 years. “There is no reason to fear that with this […]


Constitution of Belize – Citizenship 3

Chapter 4 of the Laws of Belize – THE CONSTITUTION OF BELIZE PART III Citizenship 23.-(1) Every person born in Belize, immediately before Independence Day, shall become a citizen of Belize on Independence Day. (2) Every person who, immediately before Independence Day, is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies- (a) having become such a citizen under the British Nationality Act 1948 by virtue of his having been naturalised in Belize as a British subject before that Act came into force; or (b) having while resident in Belize become such a citizen by virtue of his having been naturalised […]