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Crime / General / Social

Belize Red Cross raises $44,736 for Ivan appeal

The Belize Red Cross has contributed $44,736.19 to its Caribbean Hurricane Ivan Appeal 2004. The funds were forwarded to The Secretariat of The International Federation of Red Cross for the Hurricane Victims. The Red Cross says thanks to the many individuals, corporations and students who contributed generously and makes special […]

Crime / General

Save the D.F.C.!

Employees of the financially strapped Development Finance Corporation (.D.F.C.) have been working around the clock to save the financial institution from going into liquidation. They remain optimistic that government will accept several proposals put forward by management and staff to keep the D.F.C. functioning. In mid November a committee representing […]

New era dawns for Belize cruise industry
General / Social

New era dawns for Belize cruise industry

A new era in cruise tourism dawned this week with the inauguration by Jolly Roger Funships of Belize of the first Belizean funship – the Jolly Roger One. The Jolly Roger One was blessed Wednesday evening and christened with the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow. Father Oliver Smalls […]

Crime / General

Senate SSB commmittee appoints auditor

The Senate Special Select Committee inquiring into the management and investment portfolio of the Belize Social Security Board met on Wednesday 8, 2004 where it finalized the appointment and the terms of reference of a special investigative auditor. The auditor will be assigned to conduct an investigative audit of the […]

Social

Health C.E.O. to become Provost

The Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Health, Henry Anderson has been hand picked by University of Belize President Corinth Morter-Lewis to fill the post of Provost at U.B., come January 3, 2005. Anderson taught for about three years in the Business faculty after which he had a brief […]

Crime / General / Social

GOB raking in $5/gal in fuel taxes

Despite a sharp reduction in the cost of a shipment of fuel which arrived in Belize on Tuesday December 7, gasoline prices at the pump have not gone down. Consumers continue to pay an average of $8.07 per gallon on regular gasoline and $8.39 on premium gasoline. Esso Standard Oil […]

Editorial / Social

Editorial (12.12.04)

All indications are that there are two PUP factions in the House and Cabinet getting ready to wage cataclysmic war for leadership during a national convention planned for February 20, 2005. For the Group of Seven, the opportunity offers itself to create a new leadership of consensus by sweeping aside […]

Man,78 burnt to death in sleep
Crime / FrontPage / Social

Man,78 burnt to death in sleep

A Belize City man, 78-year-old Herbert Pratt was burnt to death while he lay sleeping, from the flames which gutted the upper flat of his two-storey Berkeley Street home in Belize City. around 1:30 A.M. on Thursday, December 9. An autopsy determined Pratt died of smoke inhalation. He led an […]

Crime / FrontPage

CITCO pays cronies handsomely for garbage collection

When the Belize City Council announced that it was privatising its garbage collection in August, the then Sanitation Manager, Lawrence Ellis told Reporter the Council found it necessary to do so because it had become cheaper for it to give the contract to private individuals. A Reporter investigation seems to […]

Crime / FrontPage

Barrier Reef park proposal revisited

Reliable reports reaching Reporter out of Tuesday Cabinet has asked Fisheries Minister Michael