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Editorial

Editorial (05.02.06)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Not many people are aware of the proliferation of radio stations in Belize. There are 31 of them today and 15 of these are stations run by church organisations. In recent years there has been a flood of applications from church groups which want to […]

Formula 1 Team wins BTB Relay Triathlon
Sports

Formula 1 Team wins BTB Relay Triathlon

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The Formula One team won the Sprint Relay Triathlon. The event which took place on Sunday last at the Sandlighters’ Promenade was part of Tourism Awareness Week. Formula One’s Melanie Mcfield was the fifth swimmer and the second woman out of the water, but […]

General

Chalillo onstream but BECOL wants another dam at Vaca Falls

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The much bally-hooed Chalillo hydroelectric facility added another 7.3 megawatts to the nation’s generating capacity when it came onstream last November, but the Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL) is already suggesting another 18 megawatt hydro facility be built upstream from Vaca Falls in the […]

Social

San Pedro Chamber condemns wasteful long-line fishing

The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce has said it is firmly oposed to the use of long line fishing in Belizean waters. Long-line fishing is a practice that is prohibited in almost every country in the world, the Chamber says. In the spring of 2004, the Department of Fisheries in […]

Crime

Insp. Cardinal Smith could face jail time if D.P.P. gets its way

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter When Inspector Cardinal Smith was convicted of manslaughter by negligence on October 19, 2005 and fined $6,0000 plus $5,000.00 compensation or default two years in jail he thought his legal troubles were over. Not so says the Director Of Public Prosecutions who has filed […]

Crime

Sacked prosecutor sues Citco! Claim is for $193,539.28

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A former civilian prosecutor, employed by the Belize City Council is suing the Council for $193,539.28 after he was dismissed from his job. Romel Palacio, in a lawsuit filed with the Supreme Court, is claiming the Council is responsible for wrongfully dismissing him. He […]

General

Chamber challenges GOB: Can public money be used for private profit?

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher The Belize Chamber of Commerce, the umbrella group representing the private sector in Belize, has followed the example of the Belize Printers’ Association and the Belize Tourism Industry Association and has sued the Government of Belize over its misuse and abuse of public revenue. In […]

General

Fond farewell for Ambassador Charles Tsai

In appreciation of his immense contribution to the development of Belize during the last six years, the Government of Prime Minister Said Musa honoured Ambassador and his wife, Linda Tsai at a cocktail and dinner at the House of Culture on Friday last, January 20. Tsai is seen here wearing […]

Crime

Tourism cop with “Satan inside” shot in the head by police

By Angella Francis – Staff Reporter A man wanted by the police, who claimed he had a devil inside him, has been cornered and shot in the head. Charles Grant, a Tourism policeman, had been running from the Police since Saturday, January 21, when he beat his woman, 39-year-old Alma […]

Editorial

Editorial (29.01.06)

Recent reports of Police breaking into people’s homes in the dead of night, smashing doors and breaking furniture, accounts of the police beatings, the willingness of police officers to shoot first and ask questions later – all point to a disquieting trend in Belize. The Police in Belize will respect […]