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Crime / General

Because of dead witness…Casino manager beats assault charge

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Mert Bolukbisi, General Manager of the Princess Hotel and Casino, who was charged with grievous harm on Eder Alamilla, walked free as the charges against him were dismissed on Tuesday, March 15. This came about after the complainant and key witness for the prosecution, […]

Cleopatra White Polyclinic II opens
Crime / Social

Cleopatra White Polyclinic II opens

By William Ysaguirre – Staff reporter Belizeans in need of primary health care can now seek treatment at the newly renovated Cleopatra White Polyclinic II at the Pallotti roundabout in Belize city. Inaugural ceremonies were held on Thursday, March 17. Renovated by the Ministry of Health at a cost of […]

Crime / Editorial

Printers Ass

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher At the civil hearing on Wednesday of the dispute between the Belize Printers ?ssociation and the government of Belize, the Court ordered Print Belize to produce an affidavit attesting to its audited balance sheet for the period August 2002 to March 2003. The first two […]

Editorial / FrontPage

Editorial (20.03.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher By now it must be clear to all what the leadership of the People They befriend business people and companies who go to them for help and in this way they create a stockpile of resources which they can then use to win elections. The […]


Battered woman stabs lover in self defence

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter Joan Bennett, 52, a woman family members say was battered for years will tomorrow be arraigned on manslaughter charges for allegedly stabbing her abusive common-law husband, Sebastian Ortiz, 43, to death. Bennett is an employee of Sanitation Enterprises Limited, while Ortiz was unemployed.Police found […]



By Ann-Marie Williams – Editor The seizure of stolen vehicles continues. Last week the Revenue Intelligence Unit seized a bottle green Lincoln Navigator with private licence plate C18039. The SUV, registered to one Stephanie Craig of Belize City has been a fixture on the streets for almost three years. As […]

Crime / FrontPage / General

BTL tango for two: Ashcroft & Prosser

By Angel Novelo and Harry Lawrence The legal fight for the majority shares of B.T.L. took some bizarre and unexpected twists this week. But the overall effects is that Michael Ashcroft, the determined British millionaire, is on his way back with 26.9% of B.T.L. shares. Jeffrey Prosser, the pesky American […]

FrontPage / General

Protestors rally in Belmopan against Musa

By Ann-Marie Williams – Editor Prime Minister Said Musa will encounter massive protest as he enters the House of Representatives in Belmopan, this morning primarily over the $56 million in new taxes he needs to raise and the dire need for his government to reform itself. Independence Hill will be […]

Editorial / Social

Editorial (13.03.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Belize Electricity Limited, our monopoly power company, has been making strong representations to the Public Utilities Commission for higher electricity rates for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The company argues that the cost of production including fuel has gone up, so it wants to increase […]

Big-H canoe wins 2005 Ruta Maya
Crime / FrontPage / Sports

Big-H canoe wins 2005 Ruta Maya

By William Ysaguirre – Sports Editor All the months of training finally paid off for Armin Lopez, and Daniel and Amado Cruz of the Big-H team in their canoe, The Pine Lumber team in their canoe