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FrontPage / Social

National Policy favours Voluntary AIDS Testing

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The damage to Belize’s national development caused by 2% prevalence of HIV/AIDs in the country, the highest in Central America, has driven the National AIDS Commission to prepare a national policy on HIV/AIDS. The Commission presented a draft of the National HIV/AIDS policy to […]

General / Social

Belize fights dengue fever – all 118 cases

By william Ysguirre – Staff Reporter One hundred eighteen cases of dengue fever have been detected in the capital city, Belmopan and ten surrounding villages in the Cayo district: Armenia, Camalote, Cotton Tree, Las Flores, Ontario, Roaring Creek, Salvapan, San Martin, Unitedville and Valley of Peace, said a Government Information […]

Crime / General

Max Samuels tells meeting he will not contest general elections

By Ann-Marie Willimas – News Editor Reports are that Belize Rural North Area Representative for the PUP, Maxwell Samuels, is hanging up his political hat after a long run, having won the PUP stronghold for four terms. Aware of his strength in the constituency, he’s leaving the party in disgrace […]

Editorial / General

Coming soon – A Goods & Services Tax with all the trappings of VAT

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Belizeans will soon find themselves paying a Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.). The new tax is essentially the same Value Added Tax (VAT) the government of the day (the PUP) maligned back in 1996 when it was first instituted by the U.D.P. under the […]

FrontPage / Social

Cop to pay $4,000 for the shooting death of Darnell McDonald

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Police Corporal Sherwood Wade has been convicted of a lesser charge of manslaughter by negligence for the shooting death of Belize City resident, Darnell McDonald. At the sentencing on Wednesday, presiding judge, Michelle Arana ordered Wade to pay a fine of $4,000, by October […]

Crime / FrontPage / Sports

S.S.B. securitisation default gave Belize a black eye

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter “What has gone wrong has cast a black eye on Belize. There is now a confidence issue in the international marketplace where Belize is concerned. In the investment market place trust is everything,” lamented Ian McMillan, Domestic Manager for the Securitisation Programme for the […]

FrontPage / General

Andrew “Pawpa” Brown wanted by the U.S.

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Andrew “Pawpa” Brown, 39 and his brother Floyd Brown, are wanted by United States authorities on drug related charges, and will have their day in court next Thursday July 28. Full legal arguments will commence to determine if the two brothers should be extradited […]

Editorial / General

Editorial (24.07.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Last Friday the men and women of the media had an opportunity to review the status of human rights in our country at a workshop organised jointly by the Belize Centre for Human Rights Studies and the Reporter a leading independent newspaper in Belize. For […]

Crime / General

3 injured in boat accident, Port to suspend captain’s licence

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter A Caye Caulker boatman was stripped of his boating license on Wednesday, July 13 after three people were injured in a boating accident near Caye Chapel around 5:20 P.M. on Saturday last, July 9. The people were injured when the Big Al, driven by […]


“Priest” appeals expulsion from Belize

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter An American man, whom the Immigration Department is accusing of entering Belize illegally will on Friday July 15, know his fate, when Justice Michelle Arana will decide whether he should be expelled or remain in Belize. Fifty-two-year-old Stephen Griffith is appealing a March 2005 […]