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Federal jury convicts Herbert Could face life in jail

George Enrique Herbert, a Belizean gang leader who worked with Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, has been convicted of four counts of cocaine importation charges and could be facing a life time in jail come March 5, 2005 when he According to a United States Embassy press release, Herbert was […]

Crime / FrontPage

Web of intrigue!Senate hearings on SSB unravels

The public hearing of the Senate Select Committee, tasked with probing into reports of irregularities in the Social Security Board, is revealing a government-backed securitisation programme replete with conspiracy, abuse of authority and corruption. Seven people, including two employees of S.S.B., Maria Elena Contreras and Rolando Zetina, as well as […]

Ex-lover stabs partner dead
Crime / FrontPage / General

Ex-lover stabs partner dead

A 35-year-old Honduran woman is being sought by police after she allegedly stabbed her former common-law-husband Lu?s Foreman, 40, to death in a jealous rage. Reports say Miriam Filomina Lopez found him with another woman at his house in Lord

Editorial / General / Social

Editorial (19.12.04)

Agripino Cawich Bridge for Valley of Peace
General / Social

Agripino Cawich Bridge for Valley of Peace

The Central American refugee community of Valley of Peace has developed into a major vegetable producing sector for Belize but their principal access to market is via a ferry which takes five minutes to cross the Belize River at Young Bank. The crossing can take twice as long when the […]

Crime / General / Social

Chetumal on track with E.P.Z.

Officials close to Governor Hendricks in Chetumal have been talking about state plans to build an Export Processing Zone upstream from the foot of the Belize-Mexico Friendship Bridge. The zone will be for Mexican manufactured goods almost exclusively, but Belize manufacturers of wood and other products will be invited to […]

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 […]