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Chetumal lawyer held for currency violation

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter A Mexican lawyer, Carlos Garcia, has paid his court fine of $5,000 plus the costs of court after pleading guilty on Tuesday, June 28 to a charge of currency violation. Charges against his two companions Raul Antonio Carillo, 32, a driver and Octavio Soldano, […]

FrontPage / General

Mexican investor plans Four-Mile Lagoon resort

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Rpeorter The name Galeria Maya wasn’t mentioned, but a Mexican hotel entrepreneur is seeking to build a four-hotel resort, a la Galeria Maya, in the Corozal Commercial Free Zone, on the shores of the Four-Mile Lagoon. Prime Minister Said Musa gave first hint of the […]

Crime / Editorial / Social

Court puts Shares on hold, trial resumes Monday

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The Government of Belize will have to wait at least until next Monday, July 4, to see if it has legal authority to sell an additional 12.5% bloc of B.T.L. shares to British millionaire Michael Ashcroft. Gilbert Smith, an employee and minority shareholder of […]

Crime / General / Social

A bridge to boost trade! Mexico to spend $30 million

By William Ysaguirre – Staff reporter Mexico’s President, Vicente Fox finalised three agreements: to build a new cross-border bridge in Santa Elena, a bilateral agreement for co-operation in disaster prevention and a bilateral agreement on border security, during his one-day state visit to Belize on Tuesday June 28. Fox was […]

Crime / FrontPage / Health

Public’s monies missing who is responsible?

William Ysaguirre – Staff reporter The government of Belize and in the end Belizean taxpayers, will foot the bill for any shortfall in monies owed by the Development Finance Corporation (D.F.C.) to the Social Security Board (S.S.B.). Financial secretary, Carla Barnett, disclosed this outcome when she testified before the fifth […]

FrontPage / General / Social

D.F.C. liquidates for the chosen few

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter Massive liquidation is about to begin at the Development Finance Corporation which the government of the day ran broke with several bad loans to a few chosen political cronies. A new Board of Directors to oversee the liquidation process has been named to manage […]

FrontPage / General

Date rape Woman says she was also beaten

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The trial of a man accused of raping his cousin’s former girlfriend while on a date commenced before Justice Adolph Lucas on Wednesday, June 29. A 21-year-old woman claimed Kareem Witty date raped her around 4 A.M. at an apartment on George Street in […]

Editorial / General / Social

Editorial (03.07.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher How does one tell when the Prime Minister is lying? When his lips start moving! The local joke has been making the rounds ever since Musa’s dramatic confrontation in the House two weeks ago, when he accused the Member for Mesopotamia, Michael Finnegan, of “telling […]

General / Social

High Stakes Gambling with taxpayer money! “Da no Me!” Musa bleets

Prime Minister Said Musa admitted on Friday last, June 17 that his government had gambled on the highly speculative derivatives Market, putting one currency against the other. But he said, it’s not his fault GOB lost its shirt. Musa says he expects the loss to be no more than $3 […]

Crime / Social

Convicted rapist threatens prosecutor who sent him to jail

By Abgel Novelo – staff Reporter Luis Urbina, a convicted rapist who along with Mark Vega and Omar Vellos had their rape and kidnapping convictions and sentences upheld by the Court of Appeal on Monday. An angry Urbina, immediately after the three Justices dismissed his appeal on Monday evening, walked […]