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The Garifuna cross borders in time for Settlement Day

This year Belize will have one more reason to celebrate as Garifuna Settlement Day draws near. A new book, The Garifuna: a nation across borders, will be launched at the Gulisi Museum in Dangriga today Friday, November 18 at 2:00 P.M. The Garifuna: a nation across borders is an impressive […]

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Elephant Grass, a renewable fuel for co-generation

y Harry Lawrence – Publisher Belize for the last decade has been facing the twin problems of declining earnings from sugar and escalating prices for motor fuels. Since the year began gasoline prices have risen on average of 83 cents a gallon, and diesel $1.12 cents a gallon! At the […]

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Cop on trial for the murder of a detainee while in custody

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The prosecution rested its case yesterday, Thursday morning in the murder trial of police constable Sheldon Arzu, accused of killing a man inside the Caye Caulker police station 29 months ago. The prosecution rested its case yesterday, Thursday morning in the murder trial of […]

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Supreme Court orders Chartered Accountant to pay back $111,000 of stolen money

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Chartered accountant, Bernard Palacio and former treasurer of the National Garifuna Council, has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay more than $111,000 in damages for spending the Council’s money on himself. Presiding judge, Adolph Lucas has given Palacio until the end of […]

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Enriquez off to politics

The Public Service Union has announced the resignation of Bro. Hubert Enriquez from the position of First Vice-President in P.S.U. Council of Management. Enriquez has teamed up with an independent group of community minded individuals to contest the Belmopan City Council Elections. In his letter of resignation, Enriquez documented his […]

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Electricity rates need 20% hike – says BEL

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The Belize Electricity Limited (BEL), the country’s main supplier of electricity, this week announced that it will asking the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a 20% increase in electricity rates to meet its rising costs of generating power. BELs Chief Executive Officer and President, […]

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Stamps of Belize travel to T & T

The Stamps of Belize – A Visual Display collection is on exhibition in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago and will remain there for the month of November at the Central Bank Money Museum as part of a philatelic/numismatic exhibit. The event is intended to promote and create […]

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Public pressure forces Arnold out as FIU Director

Keith Arnold, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit and Chairman of the Belize Telecommunications Limited, has bowed to public pressure and resigned. In his letter to the Governor General dated November 16, Arnold said he is heeding the counsel of his legal advisors. He said he hopes his contribution as […]

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Philip Wright, 38 ascends to Anglican Bishop

ByAnn-Marie Williams – News Editor The Anglican Diocese of Belize has its third and youngest Belizean Bishop. Philip Silvin Wright, 38, was on Thursday November 17, at 10A.M.ordained by the Archbishop of the West Indies, The Most Reverend Drexel Gomez in a three hour 15-minute long service. Hundreds of Belizeans […]

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Editorial (20.11.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Belize has gained an enviable reputation in the Caribbean and in Central America for maintaining a stable economy. When currencies collapse all around us – in Jamaica and Barbados, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, the Belize Dollar has been able to maintain its relationship with the […]