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Fuel prices up! GOB taxes down

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Fuel prices went up again this week, across the board an average of 23 cents per gallon on regular gasoline, premium and diesel, as a result of record high world prices on crude oil. The only good news in this situation is that government […]

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Justice prevails! D.P.P. concedes to wrongful imprisonment

By Angel Novelo – Staff Rpeorter Julius Martinez, a Belize City man serving a seven year jail sentence for aggravated burglary, was given a full reprieve on March 22, after the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kirk Anderson, conceded that Martinez had been wrongfully convicted. He had spent two years and […]

Editorial / FrontPage

To speed up the justice system: Chief Justice

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter New rules of court which go into effect on Monday, April 4 will enable the court to better manage the administration of justice in civil cases and enable the Supreme Court to deal with these with more efficiency and with less expense.

Editorial / Social

Editorial (03.04.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher It may be true that the First District Court of South Florida has no jurisdiction over a Belizean Company such as B.T.L., but that does not mean that the Government of Belize can treat this court with impunity – or worse- with disdain! The First […]

Crime / Social

Landmark decision ahead! Unions vs Mayan King Farm

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A landmark decision into a drawn-out legal battle over whether banana grower John Zabaneh fired six of his employees because of their interest in joining a labour union, is expected to be handed down on Friday, April 1, 2005. Justice Samuel Awich was scheduled […]

New basilica for San Ignacio
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New basilica for San Ignacio

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The Roman Catholic congregation of San Ignacio Town and Bullet Tree Village will soon have another place to worship when the St. Juan Diego Basilica is completed. Bishop Dorick Wright who was in town to participate in confirmation ceremony for 20 students of the […]

Unions protest GOB
Crime / General

Unions protest GOB

By William Ysaguirre – Staff reporter Members of the National Trade Union Congress marched on Independence Hill outside the National Assembly in Belmopan on Friday last, March 18 to protest what they regard as government The country

Crime / General

Commissioners investigating D.F.C. sworn in – hearings in May

Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor The three-member Commission of Inquiry appointed by Prime Minister Said Musa to investigate the transactions of the Development Finance Corporation has been sworn in on Wednesday last, March 16. The commissioners are Historian David Price, who is the Chairman, Merlene Bailey-Martinez and Chief Magistrate Herbert […]

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Centre for Human Rights Studies celebrates its first anniversary

The Belize Centre for Human Rights Studies celebrated its first anniversary of promoting human rights through education in Belize on March 16. One year ago, at the Centre He spent time at U.B., with the media and in the community, discussing the importance of human rights education and its integration […]

General / Social

Cecil McKay, oldest Belizean is 105 years old this week

Cecil McKay, Belize For all of his life McKay has been healthy and robust, but recently he has fallen ill and has been confined to bed. His friends in Belize and elsewhere continue to pray for him. On the occasion of his 105th birthday, his sister, Louise DeShield and her […]