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No forensic auditor! Too expensive, says GOB

By Ann-Marie williams – News Editor Reliable reports reaching Reporter say the Ministerial Team chaired by Jos? Coye, charged with negotiating with the unions is saying a forensic auditor is too expensive for them to hire. For GOB to pay an auditing firm some U.S. $500,000 to $1 million is […]

FrontPage

D.P.P. appeals Wade’s $4,000 fine for killing Darnell McDonald

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Police Corporal, Sherwood Wade, who a week ago escaped jail time after a jury convicted him of manslaughter by negligence for the shooting death of Darnell McDonald, is not yet out of the woods. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Kirk Anderson, will appeal presiding […]

Editorial

Editorial (31.07.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Crime and unemployment have become the two biggest social problems facing Belize. During these times of cutbacks and economic hardship, unemployment and poverty are causing deep trauma to the Belizean society, spawning a tidal wave of crime against people and property. Younger people looking for […]

Cartoon / Social

Fr. Lazarus Augustine passes

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter Father Lazarus Alvin Augustine, a Catholic priest for the past 23 years, passed away on Saturday, July 16 after suffering for some years from cancer to the liver. Over the last two months, 53-year-old Father Augustine’s illness became advanced and his visits to the […]

Crime / Social

Journalists put human rights in sharp focus

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter World Freedom of Expression Day was marked in Belize with a media workshop on human rights and how it all relates to freedom of expression. The one-day event took place at the Belize City House of Culture on Friday last, July 15. This highlight […]

Crime / Sports

Overturned pickup kills Mennonite farmer – driver charged

Police have charged the driver of a grey Chevy pickup which was involved in a fatal traffic accident on the Guinea Grass Road around 4:00 P.M. on Friday last, July 15. Thirty-five year old Erwin Hernandez of San Carlos Village was charged with manslaughter by negligence causing death by careless […]

Social

San Pedro Lions Club wins international award

The San Pedro Lions Club won international recognition for Belize when it was chosen as the Lions Club of the Year, from amongst 46,103 Lions Clubs in 193 countries at the Lions Club International 88th Annual Convention held in Hong Kong from June 27 – July 1. The results were […]

Crime

Afternoon heist leaves Income Tax $14,000 in the hole

By Renee Trujilo – Staff Reporter Police are still looking for the unmasked armed gunman who ‘jacked’ the Income Tax Department at the Government Complex Building in Belize City of $14,000 on Friday last, July 15 around 4:00P.M. According to Police a man described by eyewitnesses as dark- skinned, casually […]

General

GOB sells Ashcroft B.T.L. shares for U.S.$37 million

Government closed the deal and sold the remaining 37.5% shareholding in the Belize Telecommunications Limited as authorised by the national Assembly by a motion passed in the House of Representatives on June 17, 2005 and subsequently ratified by the Senate. As of July 18, 2005, a share purchase agreement was […]

FrontPage / Social

National Policy favours Voluntary AIDS Testing

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The damage to Belize’s national development caused by 2% prevalence of HIV/AIDs in the country, the highest in Central America, has driven the National AIDS Commission to prepare a national policy on HIV/AIDS. The Commission presented a draft of the National HIV/AIDS policy to […]