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D.F.C.workers walk off the job-$3.3 M loan write-off protest

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor The staff of the Development Finance Corporation (D.F.C.) on Thursday walked off the job in protest of the $3.3 million in student loans Cabinet says it’s recommending to be written off. The decision to write off loans in the amount of $5,000 or less […]

Editorial

Editorial (16.07.06)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher It sounded like some ancient cult ceremony from a savage tribe – women teamed up against a single victim, stripping the victim naked and then proceeding to bring her under subjection by beatings and peering into her private parts. But it wasn’t cult and it […]

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Dissecting the P.S.E. its merits & demerits

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor The Primary School Examination has come and gone and now that the air is clear it seems opportune for us to take a dispassionate look at the hidden results of the examination. According to Programme Manager for Exams, Yvonne Davis, of the 5,915 students […]

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Kolbe makes a few good men of inmates!

By Lisbeth Ayuso Family and friends from far and near joined loved ones in a first-of-its-kind graduation ceremony at the Hattieville Prison on Sunday last, July 2. The prisoners, all 49 of whom had a problem with substance abuse, completed a 90-day rehabilitation programme which started in April. It culminated […]

Crime

Jury acquits P.C. Lanza of teenaged sex crime

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter < The verdict comes just three days after the girl told the court it was Lanza who had sexual intercourse with her on June 6, 2005. Police Constable Wilbert Lanza, has been acquitted of carnal knowledge charges on Friday last, June 30. Seven jurors […]

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Struck by lightening,Park Warden dies of burn wounds

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Daryl Peo A routine boat trip from Caye Caulker to Half Moon Caye early Sunday morning turned to tragedy when lightening struck and electrocuted one of 13 people travelling in a dive boat operated by Frenchie’s Diving Services. Twenty-three-year-old Daryl Peo, a resident of […]

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A nostalgic glance backward

By Lydia Humes The rains came. From mid June throughout July was the rainy season when it rained a lot. The streets were flooded, vats were filled and the water drums overflowed. It was the time when you knew which house was “dry weather house.” There were some houses whose […]

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Lubaantun’s famous Crystal Skull continues to draw rave reviews!

The famous Crystal Skull Many stories have been written about the famous Crystal Skull which the late British explorer-archaeologist Federick A. Mitchell-Hedges bequeathed to his adopted daughter Anna. Anna’s crystal skull is the largest and most beautiful of three skulls, all sculpted from the same crystal rock which is known […]

Crime

Jury acquits man who bit off finger in self defence

Marlon Arnold A man accused of biting off the tip of another man’s finger in San Pedro has been acquitted by a jury of his peers. Marlon Arnold, on remand since the April 1, 2005, walked free after a nine-member jury became convinced he acted in self defence when he […]

Crime

UB student and secret lover face abandonment charges

University student Lloydia Martinez, 20, and her 27 year old boyfriend, Gary Young were both arraigned in the Belmopan court on joint charges of abandonment of their infant baby. They were both released on $3,000 bail and are expected to appear in court on August 11. Police are alleging that […]