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New taxes – $56M

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Surrounded by massive protests outside the National Assembly Building, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Said Musa will be on the inside administering a bitter pill to the Belizean public when he announces that they are expected to pay $56 million in new taxes. […]


Unions oppose taxes! P. M. in hot seat

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Tensions are expected to run high on Independence Hill this morning where hundreds of Belizeans, including students, public officers, employees of the three major utility companies and as well employees of the private sector plan to stage a peaceful demonstration to denounce any new […]

Student clings to life, doctors gave up!

Student clings to life, doctors gave up!

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Delvoy Castillo, 16, a first form student of Gwendolyn Lizarraga High School in Belize City, is fighting for his life as he lies unconscious in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, after being knocked off his bicycle by a car on Saturday last. Castillo and […]

Cycling – Michael Lewis wins New Year
Editorial / Sports

Cycling – Michael Lewis wins New Year

By William Ysaguirre Independent rider Michael Lewis completed the 90-mile ride from the Corozal Commercial Free Zone to Belize City in 3 hours 54 minutes flat. With his victory Lewis won the $2,000 first prize, a round trip ticket to the United States courtesy of American Airlines and a trophy. […]

Crime / Social

Blessed are the Merciful…They shall obtain Mercy!

Lisbeth Ayuso Christmas 2004 brought with it a rainbow for Violet Robinson and her grand-daughter, Tasha this year. Several persons responded to the article which told her It was a report about a blind, elderly lady living with her teen-aged grand-daughter, both very poor, and it told the story of […]


Visiting tourist Donna Lee dies in San Pedro

The police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of an American tourist, Donna Lee Howland. She died on her way to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital on Thursday last, December 30, after she experienced breathing problems at her hotel room in San Pedro. Gary Deon Howland […]


B.W.S. wants to increase your water rates, again!

The Belize Water Services has also applied to the Public Utilities Commission on December 20, 2004 for an Annual Review Proceeding. The company in their submission is seeking an increase in water tariff to be applied in the next Annual Tariff Period, which commences on April 1, 2005. The company […]


Coastal Zone wants to manage Barrier Reef

The Belize Tourism Industry Association on Thursday last December 30, submitted a proposal to Cabinet outlining specific practical solutions for the revenue generation and management of the Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute. Submitted to the Ministers of Fisheries and Tourism as well as to the Prime Minister for their […]

Crime / General

BTIA mourns Espat

The Board of Directors of the Belize Tourism Industry Association has expressed deep concern and disappointment at Prime Minister Said Musa In a release on Wednesday, December 29, the directors said the B.T.I.A. has enjoyed an open, transparent and dynamic relationship with the Belize Tourism Board under Mark Espat. His […]

General / Social

Second man dies in fire in less than a month

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A construction worker Reports say Mauricio Adalberto Rodriguez, 24, suffered first degree burns to 60 percent of the body but died of smoke inhalation when he was found around 9:50 P.M. on December 31. According to reports, the San Pedro Fire authorities first became […]