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Independence Day 2005 A brave face despite hard times!

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Despite hard times brought on by soaring energy prices and high taxes, Belizeans celebrated the 24th anniversary of independence with enthusiasm and good cheer. The usual pomp and ceremony at the Memorial Park were followed by a parade of uniformed services and secondary schools […]

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For a powerful lesson in love, Boy 12, makes supreme sacrifice!

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A twelve-year-old boy from the village of San Marcos in Toledo shot and killed himself with his father’s 16 guage shotgun on Independence Day to put an end to the violent argument between his mom and dad. The child sacrificed himself in front of […]

Sports

Roque Matus wins Non-elite Tour de Santinos’

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Roque Matus of Team M & M Engineering won the Tour de Santino’s for non-Elite riders held on Friday to Sunday, September 9-11. Matus won 20 points when he took the first stage on Friday from Leslie’ Imports on the Western Highway to Burrell […]

Telephone expansion brings problems for dozens of city streets
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Telephone expansion brings problems for dozens of city streets

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Roadworks tearing up the Belize City streets? Not again! Several utility companies are guilty of the craters and the pot holes we have to drive and walk in because they’re not forced by the Belize City Council to properly restore the streets as close […]

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Tenth parade growing in popularity, 207 years of celebration

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Amid clear blue skies, on Saturday morning September 10, 2005 the Chief Justice, Abdulai Conteh, Opposition Leader, Dean Barrow, Prime Minister, Said Musa and the Governor General, Sir Colville Young arrived at the Memorial Park in Belize City. Sir Colville’s arrival signalled the start […]

Crime

Cops capture cocaine treasure!

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Police say an 8:00 A.M. tip on Monday led them to confiscate the biggest cocaine haul ever, seizing well over 5,000 pounds which was buried on Tobacco Caye, 40 miles east of Dangriga in southern Belize. A team of police, B.D.F. and D.E.A. failed […]

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Carnival road march – keeps tradition alive

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Financial sponsors for Carnival bands may not be so easy to come by as in year’s past, but the Carnival spirit of the troupers is unflagging. A total of nine bands, five seniors and four juniors, participated in this year’s edition of the annual […]

General

BCCI hosts Guatemalan Trade Mission Guatemalan Companies seek Trade Partners in Belize

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (B.C.C.I.), through the Enhancing Commercial Linkages Project, is hosting a delegation of Guatemalan companies, along with representatives from the Ministry of Economy in Guatemala, on a trade mission to Belize City, Belize, September 16-19, 2005. The mission will help Guatemalan and Belizean firms […]

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Chalillo now ready to deliver

The much heralded Chalillo Dam at the headwaters of the Macal River is now complete. Announcing this, the Belize Electric Company on Tuesday said the construction took two years and four months to complete from ground-breaking to commissioning. Monday for the first time, the turbines were turned on to generate […]

Belize hosts 5th Feria de la Amistad in the park
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Belize hosts 5th Feria de la Amistad in the park

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Belize may not be a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) like our northern neighbour Mexico, but the bonds of friendship between the two countries were never stronger than during this week’s 5th annual Belize-Mexico fair. The audience was entertained with […]