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Crime / General

U.B. lecturer to face trial for $100,000 theft!

The former head of the Adult and Continuing Education pro-gramme at the University of Belize, Mohammed Kamruzz-aman, has been indicted to stand trial at the next sitting of the Supreme Court in January. He is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the university during the sixteen months that he […]

General / Social

Taiwanese investors visit Belize

A high level business delegation from the Republic of China (Taiwan) met with Prime Minister Said Musa and Investment Minister Ralph Fonseca in Belmopan on Friday last November 26, 2004. Minister without Portfolio Lin Yi-fu lead the delegation which included officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Fisheries […]

Crime / FrontPage / General / Social

GOB bruk – No Income Tax refunds until 2005

The financially strapped Musa government, has been having problems since April to pay thousands of Belizean taxpayers the income tax refund owed to them, as a result of their having paid more than their share of taxes. Several employees of the Income Tax Department were reluctant to go on record […]

Social

Dark side of cruise tourism now coming to the forefront

The Belize Tourism Association has protested to the Belize Cruiseship Industry Association about what it describes as the

Crime / FrontPage / General

Telephone shutdown due to damaged submarine cable

Belize Telecommunications Limited (B.T.L.), says that damage to underwater fibreoptic cables in Mexico and South America is to blame for the abrupt interruption of international direct telephone and Internet services on Friday last until Tuesday evening, November 30. Thousands of Belizeans and especially the business community, which relies so heavily […]

Editorial / General

U.S. court approves compensation, Prosser & ICC to pay $85.8 million

The Chancery Court of the State of Delaware has given its official stamp of approval to a settlement between investors of Emerging Communications Inc., a telecommunications company in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Innovative Communications, I.C.C., a company owned by Jeffrey Prosser. Proser persuaded the directors of Emerging to sell […]

Editorial / Social / Sports

Editorial (05.12.04)

Two weeks ago the Delaware Supreme Court gave its approval for a settlement involving penalties amounting to U.S. $85.87 million. Innovative Communications (ICC) and it majority shareholder, Mr. Jeffrey Prosser have agreed to pay this settlement for their undervalue acquisition of 48 percent of the shares of Emerging Communications, a […]

FrontPage / General / Sports

Barrier Reef sellout?

Thurs. Dec. 2, 2004 Belizean investors David Gegg and David Courtenay are pushing an ambitious project proposal to lease some 63 miles of the Belize Barrier Reef for 20 years to develop what is essentially an aquatic theme park. The Barrier Reef Park as it

Crime / FrontPage / General

Belizeans walk for AIDS awareness

Hundreds of concerned Belizeans, students and health workers participated in the Annual AIDS Walk though the streets of Belize City from the Constitution Park to the Memorial Park on World AIDS Day, Wednesday, December 1. AIDS Commission Technical Director Ruth Jaramillo welcomed the participants to a short ceremony at the […]

Crime / FrontPage

BEL to buy bagasse energy

The Belize Electricity Limited and Belize Co-generation Energy Limited (BELCOGEN) have signed a power purchase agreement on Wednesday that should keep electricity rates from going up in the long run, despite possible increase in diesel prices.