Ministry of Finance


BELIZE – Home Mortgage Crisis Costing Billions

By: Richard Harrison On October 10, 2008, the leading newspaper in Belize, the Amandala, wrote “The Central Bank of Belize’s new Governor, Glen Ysaguirre, told Amandala this morning that “we are pretty much safe,” referring to Belize’s financial situation.” This was in response to a question regarding the effects the financial crisis in the USA could be expected to have on Belize…and in the wake of the US$700 billion bail-out package and the cutting of the Federal Reserve interest rate which took place that week. On June 24, 2009, our Prime Minister addressed the UN General Assembly representing Belize and […]


The Super Bond

The information on this page is relevant to the “Super Bond” that has been given much hype and that almost all Belizeans know as “Evil“. We will post the information as it appears on the Luxemboug Stock Exchange site for you to read and make your own conclusions. Security Form Type Bond, Fixed rate Amount issued 546 786 000 USD Amount outstanding 546 786 000 USD Main issuer BELIZE (THE GOVERNMENT OF) C/O MINISTRY OF FINANCE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING BELMOPAN BELIZE ISIN code USP16394AF89 Trading code USP16394AF89 Agent(s) BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON (LUXEMBOURG) S.A. (THE) Currency USD Listing 06/03/2007 Interest Floating […]


Belize and the IDB – Words from the PM 2

Dean Barrow says IDB President’s crass act of cowardice There is a major fallout with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and this morning, Prime Minister Dean Barrow threw the IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno under the bus even though they have had a cozy relationship over the years. For background, in August, the PM said he was leaning on the IDB to obtain financing in the form of Policy Based Loans (PBL) and had taken to the House a number of legislative issues to secure the PBL as part of the restructuring of the US five hundred and forty-four million […]