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Editorial

Editorial (01.04.07)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Br’er Anancy in Belizean folklore had a favourite saying. Two troubles are better than one, he used to say. Our local telephone company, B.T.L., seems to be following in the steps of Br’er Anancy. Its local directors, which still have the question of legitimacy hanging […]

Sports

Mateo Cruz wins Masters Cross Country race

By William Ysaguirre – Freelance Writer Masters Cross Country champs Mateo Cruz receives his prize from Kaya Cattouse. The Santino’s cycling team won top honours with three of the top five places when the Belize Cycling Association held the 2007 Masters Cross Country on Sunday, March 18 Mateo Cruz of […]

Crime

DFC Fiasco: the biggest lendingscandal in history of the Caribbean

By Correspondent Troy Gabb. Five years ago the Caribbean Development Bank, C.D.B. warned the Government of Belize and the Development Finance Corporation D.F.C. that they were heading for trouble because of excessive spending on housing. At the end of the year 2002 the D.F.C. had some one hundred million dollars […]

Social

COMPOL’s father dies at 80 years

By Armin Petzold – Staff Reporter Benjamin Westby, dead at 80. Funeral services for Benjamin Lincoln Westby, father of Police Commissioner, Gerald Westby, takes place on Saturday, March 24, in Punta Gorda Town at the St. Peter Claver Church at 2:00P.M. The body will be interred at the Punta Gorda […]

Crime

Hit and run driver kills young motorcyclist

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A younger Jerry Romero now deceased. family from the north side of Belize City is mourning the tragic lost of their loved one 23 year old Jerry Romero, who died violently in a hit and run traffic accident near the Pound Yard Bridge early […]

Social

Epic walk for AIDS kidsBDF men and women on 8-day hike!

Ten volunteers – five men and five women soldiers of the B.D.F. – will do thios epic 367-mile walk. A 10-man team of five B.D.F. women soldiers and five men will embark next week on an across the country run-walk of some 364 miles to raise money for children with […]

General

Sweet Break for Belize! Sugar Quota jumps by 20%

Belize has fought for and has obtained an additional 8,000 tons of sugar quota with the European Community. The Republic of Guyana also gained an additional 8,000 tons. Both Belize and Guyana have benefitted from a decision taken by St. Kitts to give up its sugar production for export. St. […]

General

Belize prepares its final blueprint for Exercise TRADEWINDS 2007

By Armin Petzold – Staff Reporter Major Francis Thomas, Logistic Officer. Plans are underway for Belize to host for the second time Exercise TRADEWINDS ’07. Some 80 military representatives from Belize, CARICOM, Canada, the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom gathered at the Princess Hotel in Belize City on Tuesday for […]

Social

Lexia Simmons weathers her way through stormy met competition

By Armin Petzold – Staff Reporter Lexia Simmons. Thirteen-year-old Lexia Simmons, a freshman at the St. Catherine’s Academy is the winner of the 1st Aspiring Young Meteorology 2007 competition. Simmons won the event from among 21 other high school participants. Second place went to Herlinda Martinez of the Belmopan Baptist […]

General

Tensions over Corozal Bay!Town Council face-off with area rep over beach

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Corozal Bay beach house being hauled away by the Town Council. The United Democratic Party controlled Corozal Town Council faced off with the People’s United Party’s Area Representative for the Corozal Bay Vildo Marin when the council removed a small wooden and aluminum building […]