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Y.W.C.A. celebrates half a century of women’s leadership & growth

By Nebert Robinson – Staff Reporter The Young Women Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) is this week celebrating its Golden Anniversary under the theme: Empowering Women, Educating All: 50 Years of Service to the Belizean Community. The week started on Sunday, March 12 with an ecumenical service at the Y.W.C.A.s headquarters on […]

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No financials to back up budget? That’s illegal! says Chamber

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Said Musa to tell him that in its view his budget proposals, which are to be presented to the National Assembly today Friday, will “lack credibility” if not backed by a signed audited […]

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Corozal cops torch marijuana plantation

Corozal Police say they have destroyed a marijuana field with some 6,000 mature marijuana plants. During a morning raid a police swat team found the field some four miles southwest of the Santa Elena border uprooted the plants and torched the field. Nearby in a hut, they found, some 30 […]

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Stann Creek police probe disturbing case of incest

A disturbing story of incest is being uncovered in the Stann Creek District between a 15-year old Central American boy and his 10-year-old sister. The boy was detained after his mother, a 35 year old Honduran immigrant, reported him to the police. A medical report this week confirmed the girl […]

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Polonio elected President National Garifuna Council

Garifuna people from all 10 branches of the National Garifuna Council, converged on the southern town of Punta Gorda Town in the Toledo District for the Council’s 22 annual convention. The event, at the Father Ring Parish Hall, lasted from March 3 – 5. It was well attended with members […]

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Vertical long lines can be safe harvesting procedure – Fisheries Administrator

The Belize Fisheries Department this week dismissed a report that the Government of Belize had given permission to two Japanese fishing vessels to do long-line fishing in Belizean waters. “That report is emphatically not true,” declared Beverly Wade, Fisheries Administrator. “The ministry has no intention to consider others, i.e. non […]

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Transport system in disarray Commuters are the losers

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor The controversy over who should be granted permits to operate runs in the national transport system is still on going and is clearly not going away anytime soon. Secretary of the Belize Bus Drivers Co-operative, Anna Young visited the Reporter on Monday to register […]

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Scotiabank offering incentives to savers

Belize City, March 6, 2006 It could be you. That’s Scotiabank’s promise to everyone in Belize – give our Bank a try and you could be a big cash winner. Until June 30, 2006, new and existing customers can enter to win $75,000 by setting up a Scotiabank chequing account, […]

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Cops hold 63 year old Guatemalan for murder

Sand Hill Police have arrested a 63 year old Guatemalan man, Adrian Asuncion and charged him with killing another Guatemalan. The arrest closes the file on the puzzling case of Jose Armando Perez, whose decomposed remains were found in a shallow grave in December last year in an area of […]

Chinese visa scandal at Immigration Department
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Chinese visa scandal at Immigration Department

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Belize’s Immigration Department headed by Director Jose Carmen Zetina is once again embroiled in an immigration scandal, not with passports this time but with Single Entry Visas using the University of Belize as a cover. Several documents leaked to the Reporter show that 52 […]