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FrontPage / Social

Freak accident kills American kitesailer

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter An American national died violently while kitesailing on the island of Caye Caulker on Tuesday afternoon. Michael Femrite, 41, who resided on the island, died instantly from severe head and body injuries when strong winds flung him and his kite into his beach front […]


BTL workers say they want Prosser out!

The management and workers of the Belize Telecommunications Limited have proposed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Belize in which they make it clear they want Prosser out! They have retained Nestor Vasquez Sr., a former Chairman of the Board, as their consultant and adviser. The Memorandum calls […]

Crime / Social

Teachers need to set higher standards for students, the P.S.E. shows

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor “The love of learning, the sequestered nooks and all the sweet serenity of books. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet who’s awesomely prolific as he’s prodigiously popular. “The love of learning, the sequestered nooks and all the sweet serenity of books. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, […]


Cop found with pants down & teenager in bed

By Renee Trujillo – Staff Reporter A San Pedro police officer who was caught literally with his pants down has been charged with carnal knowledge, that is, having sex with an underaged girl. Twenty-five year old Wilbert Lanza is on bail after magistrate Dorothy Flowers opted not to remand him. […]


KHMH to offer new diagnostic imaging service at lower cost

By Lisbeth Auyso The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, dubbed the poor man’s hospital, is preparing to step up its services by introducing state- of -the art CT Scans and Ultrasound services by mid-July of 2005. The new equipment competes with three others already in the country, but offers advanced technology, […]


Standard & Poors downgrades Belize to CCC-

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor On the heels of the PUP government’s announcement last week to try to restructure its debt, Standard and Poors has once again downgraded Belize, a second time in less than two months. From CCC to CCC- is the lowest rating that can be given […]

General / Social

An Economic Rescue Plan UDP says it knows how!

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter Rooting out corruption, staving off devaluation of the Belize dollar, stabilizing fuel prices at the pump and more equitable taxation are some of the measures the United Democratic Party proposes to bring down the cost of living and get Belize out of its current […]

General / Social

Sunrise group bids to control B.T.L.

By William Ysaguirre – Staff Reporter The Sunrise Investment Limited is fast approaching the June 5 deadline set by government for Sunrise to purchase the remaining 37% bloc of shares in the Belize Telecommunications Limited. B.T.L. Head of Business Development /Marketing Karen Bevans, representing the Sunrise group, told Reporter that […]

Crime / General / Social

Former prison security boss says Kolbe is soft on convicts

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Royston Rochester, the former Chief of Security at the Hattieville Prison, has accused his former bosses at the Kolbe Foundation of being too soft on convicts serving time for violent crimes. He was responding to a report in the May 22, 2005 edition of […]

FrontPage / Social

Retrenched! 56 contract officers going

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor Last week Thursday, May 26, the Said Musa government had a special Cabinet meeting to find ways to restructure its debt. Today, exactly a week later the retrenchment of 56 contract officers is underway. Eleven of 25 contract officers from the Ministry of Education […]