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Belmopan nurses say eclipse causes deformity of baby’s mouth

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter An unemployed mother of Cotton Tree Village in the Cayo District is asking the public for financial help to improve the appearance of her three-month old baby girl, who was born with extensive deformity of the mouth. Magdalena Rivera, 18 says surgery to repair […]

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Taiwan makes Belize E-government ready

The Government of Belize is moving to use Information Technology to upgrade its speed and efficiency to E-government, with the gift of 30 computers from the Republic of China on Taiwan. Ambassador Charles Tsai of the Republic of China presented the 30 computers and network devices to the Government of […]

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Cronyism: It’s leading to industrial unrest!

As industrial action taken by workers to “go-slow” entered its second week, the Belize Telecommunications Limited has come increasingly under pressure to meet with the Belize Communications Workers Union to work out grievances. This week, Prime Minister, Said Musa, received a letter from Union Network International, a confederation representing 15 […]

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Invaluable SPEAR poll shows political maturity in the making

A first ever national opinion poll conducted along scientific lines by the Society for the Promotion of Education and Research (SPEAR) released this week shows the Prime Minister of Belize has a 20% approval rating among Belizeans of composite age groups. The poll was conducted for the purpose of finding […]

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Labour appoints Conciliator to union/B.T.L. dispute

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The Ministry of Labour has appointed a senior labour officer, Adelfino Vasquez, to act as a Conciliator in the ongoing labour dispute between the Belize Communication Workers’ Union (B.C.W.U.) and Belize Telecommunication Limited (B.T.L.). Vasquez’s official appointment comes as a tension-breaker for B.T.L., which […]

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Chamber appalled at GOB’s $4 M deal

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has denounced Government’s privatisation of the country’s Companies’ Registry and the Government’s payment of stamp duty on behalf of the buyers in the recent transaction to purchase the Belize Telecommunications Limited shares. An indignant Chamber release recalls earlier in the year the Government […]

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Garifuna Music Festival punta down P.G. on Nov.18

Organisers of Garifuna Settlement Day activities have announced the Garifuna Music Festival 2005 will be held at the Toledo Sports Complex in Punta Gorda Town on November 18. This year’s lineup will feature major Garifuna artists from Belize, Guatemala and Honduras including Chico Ramos, Supa G, Titiman, Lloyd and Reckless, […]

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Senior cop guilty of manslaughter by negligence

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Two police officers have been convicted of a crime by a jury of their peers in just over two weeks. The first was P.C. Crispin Jeffries now serving time for rapewhile Police Inspector Cardinal Smith, was on Wednesday found guilty of manslaughter by negligence. […]

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GOB ends BELIPO sweatheart deal

The Government of Belize has decided to end the arrangement with the Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO) under which BELIPO operated the Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry and the Intellectual Property Office. Prime Minister Said Musa proposed the termination of the existing arrangement and the Cabinet agreed at a Cabinet […]

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K.H.M.H. establishes Neurosurgery Unit

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Neurosurgery became more accessible and much more affordable for Belizeans in need when the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital established its Neurosurgery Unit, the first ever in Belize. The K.H.M.H. introduced its neurosurgical team to the media in the hospital’s conference room on Thursday, October […]