Crime / General

U.D.P. promises good governance as they brace themselves for new elections

By Ann-Marie williams – News Editor The United Democratic Party presented its 12-point reform agenda to the media at a press briefing at the Radisson in Belize City on Wednesday, May 11. Before unveiling the bold new changes the party promises to effect, Leader Dean Barrow reminded those present and […]

Crime / FrontPage / Social

$85 million in new taxes! That’s what it will take, IMF says

International Monetary Fund consultants who spent two weeks here last month looking at the state of the Belizean economy, have said the government must now go through an austerity phase, raising new taxes and cutting down on expenses. The Government of Belize this week produced its own sanitised version of […]

Crime / FrontPage

Wanted: Fake Doctor and Fraud master

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter Less than four hours after last week’s issue hit the streets, the Reporter received reports that Raul Randolfo Ramirez Cabral, a computer technician who was posing as a doctor, fled the island on the first available flight. As of press time, he was reported […]

Crime / Editorial

Editorial (15.05.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Glen Godfrey, chief architect and principal share-holder of Intelco, the telephone company that tried to break the Ashcroft monopoly at B.T.L., has broken his silence to say publicly that Intelco lost U.S.$60 million in investment capital when it was forced into receivership. Speaking on the […]

El Salvador wins 2nd Central American Female Softball Junior Championships
Crime / General / Sports

El Salvador wins 2nd Central American Female Softball Junior Championships

By William Ysaguirre – Sports Editor El Salvador’s under-19 female softball team repeated as champions in the Central American female softball junior championships hosted by the Belize Softball Federation at the Rogers Stadium from April 29 – May 1. El Salvador won all first five of their games, except for […]

Crime / FrontPage

Sabotage cost BEL thou$and$

By William Ysaguirre – Staff reporter Saboteurs sawed through and set fire to six poles supporting the 115 kilovolt transmission line from Mexico to Belize about a mile north of San Pablo Village in the Orange Walk district on Saturday last, April 30. Six more had been damaged in the […]

Crime / FrontPage

Belize to appeal South Miami District Court ruling

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Godfrey Smith, Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, revealed on Wednesday that Belize is appealing the Miami District Court’s ruling in the dispute over B.T.L.’s directors. Smith said he is not in a position to answer questions about whether Belize would pay the contempt penalties […]

Crime / Social

“He shot again at my wife and she groaned!” Mennonite farmer recalls in Urbina/Vega trial

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The murder trial of Mark Vega and Luis Urbina began last week in the Supreme Court with the testimony of a Mennonite farmer who saw his wife shot dead before his eyes. Before Justice Adolph Lucas, the prosecution’s key witness, Enrique Patkau, described in […]

Crime / FrontPage

GOB must pay Southern Florida insists!

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher The United States District Court of South Flordida on Monday this week rejected a motion by the Belize Government to reduce its contempt fine, in force since March 31. District Judge Ursula Ungaro-Benages confirmed the penalties will remain at U.S. $50,000 a day until the […]

Crime / FrontPage

B.D.F. crashes surveillance SUV

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter One of eight late model sports utility vehicles rented by the Belize Telecommunications Limited and issued to Belize’s security forces crashed on the Coastal Road around 8:00P.M. on Sunday last, May 1. The 1999, 4-door Chevy Tracker valued at over $20,000 was issued specifically […]