Editorial / Social

Editorial (13.03.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Belize Electricity Limited, our monopoly power company, has been making strong representations to the Public Utilities Commission for higher electricity rates for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The company argues that the cost of production including fuel has gone up, so it wants to increase […]

Crime / Editorial / General

Family of 3 perish at Dangriga swim hole

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter A mother of three and two other children drowned in a tragic river incident on Sunday last, March 6 in the normally placid waters of North Stann Creek River which flows through the heart of Dangriga. Twenty-six year old Benedicta Valerio lost her footing […]

Editorial / FrontPage

Belizean sun rises on B.T.L.

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Three senior telecommunications executives of B.T.L., Karen Bevans, Head of Business Development/Marketing, Gaspar Aguilar, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer and Roberto Young, Director of Telecommunications at the Public Utilities Commission, are in negotiations with the government to buy the majority shares of the Belize […]

Editorial / General / Social

(Economics) The Musa Administration

By Ambrose Tillett Jr. Jose Coye and Godfrey Smith press conference on May 27, 2005, seemed more like a circus were it not for the serious public business being discussed and the clowns in this case made sure that the joke was on us the tax paying Belizean public. Readers […]


Editorial (27.02.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Now that the People Musa appears to be firmly entrenched as the leader of his party, and the Prime Minister Emeritus has shown by his actions that he approves. The Party has succeeded in getting its leadership posts filled according to plan and Musa would […]

Editorial / General

DFC: Down, but not counted out!

By Lisbeth Ayuso The Development Finance Corporation has been under tremendous scrutiny since the Social Security hearings began over a month ago. Those hearings brought to light several irregularities practiced by the institution and left several unanswered questions in regard to its function. The heat continues to flare as more […]

Editorial / General / Social

Editorial (20.02.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher The recent history of BTL in Belize is a good example of what can happens when dry rot takes control of a government which loses sight of the public interest it has been elected to protect. The story is so bizarre that it belongs to […]


The flip side…Prosser accuses GOB of perfidy!

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Jeffrey Prosser the American businessman who took control of Belize Telecommun-ications Limited (B.T.L.) by means of a promissory note almost a year ago, is no longer in control of BTL. The Government of Belize in deciding to take back control of B.T.L., dissolved Pros-ser

Editorial / Social


By Harry Lawrence – Publisher There is a way forward for Belize that addresses all of our pressing problems. It is a legal and constitutional way forward, but it will involve some sacrifice and some tough decisions. Want to hear about it? Sometimes in the life of a nation it […]

Editorial / Social

NTUCB rejects GOB proposals

At a joint meeting of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (N.T.U.C.B.) and other Social Partners held on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, both groups denounced government I. roll back the Tax Increase so resoundly rejected by the people of Belize, but still implemented by GOB as law today, February […]