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Editorial / General

Editorial (28.11.04)

The joint declaration this week by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Trade Union Congress is the expression of two private sector organisations which have completely lost their confidence in the Musa Administration to govern the people with justice and equity. In the days which follow, […]

FrontPage / Social

BTL & Belize Bank clash over $30 million loan

The Belize Telecommunications Limited, the telephone monopoly now owned by Jeffrey Prosser of Innovative Communications Corporation (I.C.C.), has accused the Belize Bank of improperly tying up $30 million dollars worth of B.T.L. deposits. B.T.L. says the deed, done in November last year, was clearly one of conflict of interest since […]

Crime / Social

Women march to

Today, Belize like many other nations throughout the world, is observing International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women. A growing global movement to end a tragic epidemic that devastates the lives of women and girls, fractures communities and is a barrier to equality, development and peace. Today we remember Nora […]

Crime / Social

Ex-cop gets 15 yrs. for child sex abuse

Jason Flores, a former Dangriga policeman who savagely beat a 10-year-old girl while raping her five years ago in Dangriga, was convicted of the brutal crime in the Dangriga Supreme Court last Thursday. Temporary judge Justice Simeon Sampson sentenced Flores to fifteen years for the crime of carnal knowledge and […]

Features / Social

Technology

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FrontPage / General

D.F.C. sell out! Buyers wanted!

The Prime Minister Since June 2003, the corporation has been working on a restructuring plan in an effort to make the institution more sustainable and to take recognition of the changing role of the development banks in the region and of the criteria required by the traditional multi-lateral lending institutions. […]

Crime / FrontPage

Princess mgr. on trial – illegally exporting U.S. $$

The Magistrate Court trial of a Princess Hotel floor manager, Murat Kalender, accused of illegally exporting U.S. $16,094 in cash on July 8 of this year, continued on Monday with more witnesses testifying for the prosecution. Kalender, the prosecution is alleging, failed to declare the U.S. currency while departing Belize […]

Crime / Social

Trouble in Offshore land: Court rules in favour of client.

Some serious weaknesses in the offshore banking business in Belize were exposed last week at the conclusion of a Supreme Court trial, in which the court ordered Atlantic International Bank Limited to pay an export processing business the sum of U.S. $4,724 which was confiscated by U.S. federal authorities. The […]

FrontPage / Social

Human rights education gets a boost from San Carlos University

Presently on a week-long visit to Belize is Dr. Marco Antonio Sagastume Gemmell, Director of the Institute for Legal Research at San Carlos University in neighbouring Guatemala. This international/regional human rights lawyer and scholar who has penned many book on human rights issues is here to support the work of […]

Crime / General

Cops ready for Christmas crooks

Citizens concerned about the crime explosion announcing the beginning of the Christmas season can take comfort in the knowledge that the Police Department has already stepped up both foot and mobile street patrols in Belize City and elsewhere. Street patrols have already been beefed up with senior staff from police […]