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Judge rules: BTIA Judicial Review to examine Carnival contract

The Belize Tourism Industry Association has won its call for a judicial review of a 20-year contract awarded by the Government of Belize to the giant cruiseship conglomerate, Carnival. The ruling by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Awich earlier this week frustrated government

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Broadcast Authority recommends four new stations for the North

The Belize Broadcasting Authority announced last week that since the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is nearing completion of its restructuring of the F.M. broadcast frequency spectrum, it has proceeded to recommend a licence for four new radio stations. The stations are, three for Corozal Town and one for Orange Walk. […]

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Web of intrigue!Senate hearings on SSB unravels

The public hearing of the Senate Select Committee, tasked with probing into reports of irregularities in the Social Security Board, is revealing a government-backed securitisation programme replete with conspiracy, abuse of authority and corruption. Seven people, including two employees of S.S.B., Maria Elena Contreras and Rolando Zetina, as well as […]

Ex-lover stabs partner dead
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Ex-lover stabs partner dead

A 35-year-old Honduran woman is being sought by police after she allegedly stabbed her former common-law-husband Lu?s Foreman, 40, to death in a jealous rage. Reports say Miriam Filomina Lopez found him with another woman at his house in Lord

Crime / General / Social

Chetumal on track with E.P.Z.

Officials close to Governor Hendricks in Chetumal have been talking about state plans to build an Export Processing Zone upstream from the foot of the Belize-Mexico Friendship Bridge. The zone will be for Mexican manufactured goods almost exclusively, but Belize manufacturers of wood and other products will be invited to […]

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Belize Red Cross raises $44,736 for Ivan appeal

The Belize Red Cross has contributed $44,736.19 to its Caribbean Hurricane Ivan Appeal 2004. The funds were forwarded to The Secretariat of The International Federation of Red Cross for the Hurricane Victims. The Red Cross says thanks to the many individuals, corporations and students who contributed generously and makes special […]

Crime / General

Save the D.F.C.!

Employees of the financially strapped Development Finance Corporation (.D.F.C.) have been working around the clock to save the financial institution from going into liquidation. They remain optimistic that government will accept several proposals put forward by management and staff to keep the D.F.C. functioning. In mid November a committee representing […]

Crime / General

Senate SSB commmittee appoints auditor

The Senate Special Select Committee inquiring into the management and investment portfolio of the Belize Social Security Board met on Wednesday 8, 2004 where it finalized the appointment and the terms of reference of a special investigative auditor. The auditor will be assigned to conduct an investigative audit of the […]

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GOB raking in $5/gal in fuel taxes

Despite a sharp reduction in the cost of a shipment of fuel which arrived in Belize on Tuesday December 7, gasoline prices at the pump have not gone down. Consumers continue to pay an average of $8.07 per gallon on regular gasoline and $8.39 on premium gasoline. Esso Standard Oil […]

Man,78 burnt to death in sleep
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Man,78 burnt to death in sleep

A Belize City man, 78-year-old Herbert Pratt was burnt to death while he lay sleeping, from the flames which gutted the upper flat of his two-storey Berkeley Street home in Belize City. around 1:30 A.M. on Thursday, December 9. An autopsy determined Pratt died of smoke inhalation. He led an […]