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Editorial (09.10.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Three percent inflation would be acceptable for a country which does not have to import all of its machinery, hardware, petroleum and most of its food. But three percent does not, and cannot begin to describe the steep inflation that has bedevilled Belizean consumers in […]

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Man with ties to Belize gets 40 years for stealing millions

A former investment manager was sentenced on Wednesday to 40 years in federal prison for stealing tens of millions of dollars from orphans and accident victims to spend on business ventures and luxury items. U.S. District Judge, J. Phil Gilbert, said he gave James R. Gibson, 60, the maximum prison […]

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3,000 Belizeans fed-up with Musa’s economic practices

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Some 3,000 Belizeans demonstrated in protest on Saturday last, September 24, against the PUP government led by Prime Minister Said Musa in a massive march to say they are fed up with the plundering of workers’ contributions to Social Security and they’re not going […]

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U.B. sells 10-acres in the city to develop Belmopan campus

y William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The University of Belize seeks to finance $1.7 million in improvements to its services and facilities by selling off a prime piece of real estate in the posh West Landivar area of Belize City. The university has advertised for sale 10 acres of undeveloped […]

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Nation honours Nurse Dorothy Bradley

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor She could never have met John Wesley, Founder of Methodism, and will never meet him in her lifetime as he died in 1791. However, Nurse Dorothy M. Bradley, J.P. says she’s lived and continues to live by one of his greatest maxims-Do all the […]

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40-year forestry exclusives need to be examined

Minister of Natural Resources, John Brice?o has signed two long-term Forest Licences with Thomas Gomez and Sons Limited and Bartholomew Young. It covers 97,000 acreage of the Deep River Forest Reserve and 65,170 acreage of Swasey/Bladen Forest Reserve respectively. The licences are for 40 years each enabling the holders to […]

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GOB strikes back at smugglers

The Government plans to introduce measures at Friday’s (September 30, 2005) sitting of the House to strike back at smugglers and bootleggers. The new initiatives will be presented as an amendment to the Customs Regulation to increase the penalties on those people who import restricted goods, those who circumvent the […]

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A.C.B. brings the Masses to the Streets

By Courtenay Madsen Last Saturday morning on a day hot enough to boil an egg, upwards of 3,000 Belizeans took to the the main streets of Belize in the form of a peaceful and organised demonstration. The Association of Concerned Belizeans sponsored this forum for discontented citizens to publicly air […]

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U.S. donates to Forensic Lab

The United States is to provide additional funds of U.S.$73,221 to support the ongoing development of Belize Forensic Science Services and the Belize National Coast Guard, a government spokesman announced this week. Prime Minister Said Musa signed a letter of agreement along with the U.S. Ambassador to Belize, Robert J. […]

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Fire leaves 2 families, 7 people homeless

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Two families were left homeless after a fire gutted their two-storey home on #101 Racecourse Street in the city around 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 28. Emerson Williams, whose family owns the building, was not at home in the upper flat he shared with […]