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Editorial (18.12.05)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher The problem the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Management has been facing with its doctors is not a management problem. It is a money problem.


Man charged with having sex with 7 yr. old girl in 1996

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A Honduran man who works as a security guard with the Belize Social Security Board has been remanded to the Hattieville Prison on charges of unlawful carnal knowledge after a 16 year old girl reported he had sex with her when she was seven […]


Special delivery SUVS at basement prices: Licenced & ready to go!

Following a report two weeks ago of a late model Nissan Patrol Sports Utility Vehicle specially delivered, fully licenced and ready to go, two other reports have surfaced. One woman reported she was offered a 2002 BMW car, already licenced, for $40,000. Such a car bought in the States would […]


Sales tax extortion scam ends in arrest

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter An employee of the Sales Tax Department has been charged with extortion following a sting operation by Belize City police. Leodan Torres, a 28-year-old sales tax collector of Flamboyant Street in the St. Martins de Porres area of Belize City, was granted bail in […]


Keep up the fight! Caye Caulker family urges

The family of the late Ruben “Pony” Alarcon has issued a statement to the press praising the Director of Public Prosecutions and Crown Counsel Kamar Henry for their work on the case which resulted in the conviction of Police Constable Sheldon Arzu for manslaughter. The family said that although its […]


Belize activates 2nd oil well! Combined production: 1,000 barrels a day

Belize Natural Energy Limited, the first and only company to find oil in commercial quantity in Belize, announced this week it now has two oil wells in test production, each yielding some 500 barrels a day. Director Sheila McCaffrey announced the company’s second well, the Usher #2, is active under […]


P.C. Sheldon Arzu gets 13-year in jail for killing Alarcon

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Police Constable Sheldon Arzu, has been sentenced to 13-years in jail for the shooting death of Reuben “Pony” Alarcon. Arzu shot Alarcon in his back inside the Caye Caulker police station on June 7, 2003. The 13 year jail sentence took effect on the […]


D.F.C. takes Novelos’ to court

By William Ysagirre – Staff Reporter Despite the claims of Novelos’ Bus Service general manager Robert Garcia that the receivership is servicing its loans from the Development Finance Corporation and Atlantic Bank, the D.F.C. is clearly becoming impatient to collect and is taking the Novelo’s family to court. D.F.C.’s attorneys, […]


To shoot or not to shoot That is the Question!

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The question of when and under what cicumstances a police officer is allowed to use his firearm was raised in the Supreme Court this week. Cpl. Orlando Cruz testified during a murder trial that police policy prevented him from firing a warning shot when […]


A Christmas Dinner – fit for a Queen!

The semestre has come to end for most of tertiary schools throughout Belize.