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Cabinet reshuffle in the works New blood, old wounds!

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Prime Minister Said Musa has publicly confirmed he’s about to announce his 6th Cabinet reshuffle – three years into his five-year term. The unprecedented move comes in the wake of a massive municipal election defeat on March 1, 2006 and strident criticisms of his […]

General

Belize must have her fair share of the petroleum pie!

A growing demand that Belize should be getting a lot more from the sale of its petroleum has pushed the government of Belize into taking a new look at its arrangement concerning in-come sharing. Belize is getting a seven percent cut of current petroleum sales, which is way too low!. […]

General

Belize/Guat./Honduras to negotiate maritime boundary

By Ann-Marie Willimas – News Editor The third ministerial meeting under the Agreement on a framework for Negotiations and Confidence Building measures between Belize and Guatemala took place in Guatemala City on March 23 and 24. On Monday Chief Negotiator Assad Shoman and Chairman of the newly created Advisory Council […]

Crime

Stinking Ducks cost money

A Belize City Chinese, Shuang Chang, was ordered to pay a fine of $50.00 plus $5.00 cost of court after he was found guilty of failing to remove a nuisance arising from the rearing of ducks at # 1 St. Mark Street in the Hone Park area of Belize City. […]

Crime

Fatal Plunge! Youth jumps to his death

A 23-year-old man jumped to his death from the second floor verandah of his George Street home in Belize City. Clinton Edwards had too much to drink and was in high spirits when he plunged. He received fatal head injuries when he landed on the rough pavement. Edwards’mother reported to […]

General

Multi-million dollar resort in So. Stann Creek calls for Hotel-Casino-Marina-Condo complex

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher etails of a multi-million tourist and commercial development for an area of coastland just south of Riversdale in the Stann-Creek District were released this week on the web. The plan calls for the development of a 628 acre parcel and its mile-long strip of beach […]

Social

Free barbershop condoms to help fight HIV/AIDS

By Nebert Robinson – Staff Reporter Tuesday, March 28 marked the end of a two-day workshop for a dozen barbers, who volunteered to be part of the “Y.W.C.A’s” HIV/AIDS outreach programme, aimed at reaching young people. This new initiative will compliment one which began in October of last year at […]

Social

The dying art of penmanship – Does it matter?

By Ann-Marie Willimas – News Editor As more students forsake the handwritten word for the computer, there are some who are worried cursive and good penmanship may one day go the way of the writing on the wall-people don’t often read it, because it can’t be read. The fine art […]

General

U.S. raises Belize’s sugar quota

Belize’s tariff-rate-quotas for raw and refined sugars has been raised twice during the fiscal year 2006. The United Statesmost recent increase, on February 2, 2006, elevated Belize’s sugar quota by 3,955 metric tons.  Combined with the December 9, 2005, revision 3,018 metric tons, the 2006 total increase now stands at […]

Crime

Senator’s truck torched!Evidence of foul play?

By Nebert Robinson – Staff Reporter Belize police have dismissed the fire as showing “no evidence of foul play,” but Senator Godwin Hulse, whose Dodge Ram was torched on the afternoon of Saturday, March 18, is not so sure. Hulse, who lives with his wife Eleanor and children at Mile […]