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Brokdong Competition holds swayKenny Morgan wins “Artist of the Year”

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Prize monies poured into the Institute of Creative Arts (ICA) on Wednesday morning as Director, William Neal received $8,000 to be shared among the big winners of the Wilfred Peters’ Brokdong Competition. First Caribbean’s International Director, Stephen Duncan presented Neal with a cheque for […]

Editorial

Editorial (01.01.06)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher Officials of the Musa government say they are working quickly to develop a strategic management plan to oversee and guide the development of the emerging petroleum industry in Belize. So far there are two functioning oil wells at Spanish Lookout putting out something like 500 […]

Social

U.B. attempts to sell a national university concept to the media

By Ann-Marie Williams – Editor The five-year old University of Belize which is still reeling from its controversial move to the nation’s capital, Belmopan sought to give itself a much needed image makeover on Wednesday, December 14. The deans addressed the press on the various programmes their departments offer as […]

Social

300 children party with Santa Claus at Matron Roberts Clinic

Three hundred children of southside Belize City were made happy after the staff of the Matron Roberts Polyclinic II hosted them at a Christmas Party on Saturday, December 17. The festive event, held on the clinic’s compound on Magazine Road had the presence of Santa Claus who came bouncing in […]

Social

Ancient Peoples Meet for Historic reunion in Caracas

After seven days of Venezuelan hospitality, four indigenous Belizeans from Toledo returned to Belize inspired by what they saw and learned about indigenous peoples. The Continental Summit of Indigenous Cultures, which has for its theme: America before America, was hosted by the Venezuelan National Council of Culture under the direction […]

General

Tropic treats itself to anew 16-seater Caravan

Tropic Air has added to its fleet of 10 aircraft by spending $3 million on a brand new Cessna Caravan, which arrived direct from the factory at San Pedro on Friday last. The new Caravan arrived just in time to be pressed into service for the crowded peak season. “We […]

Sports

Marlon Castillo wins 9th Alpheus Williams Classic

By William Ysaguirre – Sports Editor Marlon Castillo of Team Santino’s won the 9th Annual Alpheus Williams’ Cycling Classic on Sunday last, December 18. Castillo rode the 50 mile race from Belmopan to Belize City in two hours four minutes and 55 seconds, entering the Marion Jones Sporting Complex alone […]

General

Pound Yard land will become shopping mall

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter A new Southside Shopping Mall is to be built by the Hotchandani Group on Pound Yard land which the Group has purchased from the Novelo family for $3 million. Company Director, Arun Hotchandani, manager of the sleek and swanky Mirage Store in downtown Belize […]

Crime

Honduran man cuts off his lovers three fingers and chops her in the head

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter Police are searching for 28-year-old Honduran national, Nectali Avila who tried to kill his common-law-wife by inflicting dangerous chop wounds to her head and fingers. Julia Amaya, a 35-year-old tacos vendor, is recovering at home after having been released from the hospital on Monday […]

General

IMF writes off 3.3 billion in poorest countries’ debt

The International Mon-etary Fund (I.M.F.) has agreed to write off $3.3 billion dollars owed to it by 19 of the poorest countries in the world. Belize however, is not one of them. The write-off follows the Group of Eight debt forgiveness deal which was struck in July. Earlier this month […]