General / Social

Sunrise group bids to control B.T.L.

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The Sunrise Investment Limited is fast approaching the June 5 deadline set by government for Sunrise to purchase the remaining 37% bloc of shares in the Belize Telecommunications Limited. B.T.L. Head of Business Development /Marketing Karen Bevans, representing the Sunrise group, told Reporter that […]

Crime / General / Social

Former prison security boss says Kolbe is soft on convicts

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Royston Rochester, the former Chief of Security at the Hattieville Prison, has accused his former bosses at the Kolbe Foundation of being too soft on convicts serving time for violent crimes. He was responding to a report in the May 22, 2005 edition of […]

Crime / General / Social

Education Summit 2004 presents action plan

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Exactly a year to the day after the first National Education Summit was held in May 2004, the Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports has released a comprehensive report of the summit entitled “In Search of Reform.” The 250-page report compiled and edited by […]


Chocolate giant Cadbury takes a hand in Belizean organic cacao

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Green and Black’s, the organic chocolate makers of the award winning “Maya Gold” from Belizean cacao, has been taken over by the British chocolate giant Cadbury. The company, which employs 30 people at its Valentine Place headquarters off Blackfriars Road in London, has announced […]

FrontPage / General

PSU accuses GOB of union-busting! but government says “not so”

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (N.T.U.C.B.) has said it will seek legal redress from the pay deductions, transfers and other punitive action which the Public Services Commission has taken against union leaders for their leading role in the public protests against new […]

Editorial / FrontPage / General

Contract officers on the chopping block

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Thursday, May 26: The Musa government decided today to cut the Capital II budget by $2 million. Capital III will also be cut and several contract officers will be out of a job as government can no longer pretend it hasn’t spent recklessly. These […]

FrontPage / General

Miss Belize competes at the Miss Universe

Miss Belize, Andrea Elrington, 22, has done well in her interview session and the preliminaries which took place on Wednesday, according to pageants Belize Director, Carolyn Trench Sandiford. Belizeans are invited to watch the live telecast of the Miss Universe pageant from Bangkok, Thailand on Monday, May 30, at 7:00 […]

FrontPage / General

Cops charged for beating Caye Caulker man senseless

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Two police constables accused of beating Luis Alcoser, a Caye Caulker man, to a pulp while in police custody on Saturday last, May 21, 2005 have been charged with dangerous harm. Twenty-six-year-old Ricardo Cowo and 29-year-old John Mas are out on $5,000.00 bail. The […]

Crime / General / Sports

Guinea Grass girls win 2005 National Primary Schools Football Championship

By William Ysaguirre – Sports Editor The girls of Guinea Grass RC School in the Orange Walk district are the new national champions of primary schools female football. The Guinea Grass girls remained undefeated in all their games to win the 2005 national championship tournament hosted by the National Sports […]

Crime / General

Three senior prison officers dismissed, suspected cases of abuse and bribery charges

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Three senior prison officers employed by the Kolbe Foundation at the Hattieville Prison, were fired on May 9 because of alleged brutality and bribery. Chief Executive Officer Marlon Skeen confirmed to Reporter that the officers are Baltazar Garcia and Royston Rochester, two officers who […]