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Belize hosts CARICOM Heads of State 10th meeting

By William Ysaguire – Staff Reporter Sustainable development: protecting our region’s biodiversity was the theme of the 10th annual conference of the CARICOM Heads of State, hosted by Belize at the Radisson Hotel on October 3-6. Governor General Sir Colville Young of Belize hosted at the conference which was attended […]

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Insurance Pioneer Norman Moore dead at age 67

By William Ysaguire – Staff Reporter The Belize Insurance community and the community at large mourn the passing of insurance pioneer Norman Moore, who died on Thursday last, September 29. Moore died of a massive heart attack around 11:30 P.M. He was not known to have had a heart condition. […]

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BTL Union busting:Trujeque sacked for joining union!

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Another senior manager of the Belize Telecommunications Limited (B.T.L.) was dismissed from his job this week, but not for the missing millions of dollars that cost former Chief Executive Officer, Gaspar Aguilar his job three weeks ago. Dale Trujeque, who has headed B.T.L.s Human […]

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Assault by Phamplet? Court throws out criminal charges against area representative !

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Opposition Member of the House of Representatives, Patrick Faber, has been acquitted of charges of assaulting two police officers when he appeared in the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Presiding Magistrate, Harrison Hulett, upheld a no-case submission by Faber’s attorneys.The prosecution […]

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Teenage girl responds to slapping by chopping

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A teenage girl who is on trial for chopping off a finger from her ex-girlfriend’s hand said she had no idea the rusty machete she used would have done so much damage. Seventeen-year-old Catherine Grant, who appeared undefended in court on Wednesday morning, is […]

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Sexual offences top the list of cases before the High Court

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The October session of the Supreme Court’s Central sitting in Belize City opened on Tuesday October 4 with 32 criminal cases on its calendar. Violent sexually related offences, which include rape, carnal knowledge and incest, top the list of cases scheduled to be heard […]

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Belize gears up for trade with EU

Government and privates sector leaders sought to identify opportunities for exporting to the European union and to access funds at a two-day seminar on Promoting Sustainable Development through Trade and co-operation with the EU. The seminar was organised by Belize Ministry of National Development and the Directorate of Foreign Trade, […]

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Woman to claim U.S.$100,000 reward from Oprah for rapist ID

By William Ysaguirre & Ann-Marie Williams A Ladyville woman stands to claim a U.S.$100,000 reward from popular American television talk show host Oprah Winfrey for information leading to the capture of an accused rapist wanted in the U.S.A., who has been hiding out in Belize. Patricia Waight recognised 50-year-old African […]

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Jury convicts police officer Crispin Jeffries Jr. of date rape

Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Police Constable, Crispin Jeffries Jr. son of Assistant Commissioner of police, Crispin Jeffries Sr., has been found guilty of raping a 20-year old young woman almost two years ago. The nine-member jury, seven men and two women, deliberated for three hours before reaching the verdict […]

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IMF offers bail-out plan. But GOB needs to come clean!

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest report on Belize has offered a bail-out plan that involves approaching external creditors to seek debt service relief, possibly through an I.M.F. support programme. The purpose: to underpin Belize’s efforts to bolster confidence and secure an agreement with external creditors. But they […]