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1/9/2007

Health professionals seek ways to turn education into action
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/9/2007
... different working groups that are set up will be presenting communication for behavioural impact plans for different problems that are affecting Belize. ...

Sept. 10th: St. George’s Caye Day or National Day?
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/9/2007
He did however cite Chapter two hundred and eighty-nine of the laws of Belize--that's the section listing holidays--which, strangely enough, ...

Senate confirms DPP appointment, but still no contract
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/9/2007
During a special sitting of the Senate on Monday at the National Assembly in Belmopan, veteran attorney Lutchman Sooknandan was approved as Belize's new ...

Missing woman’s son-in-law detained for questioning
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/9/2007
Allan Caceres, a mechanic from Sand Hill Village, was taken in to Belize City this morning for interrogation by police. At news time we could not confirm if ...

Oil field accident has Spanish Lookout concerned
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/9/2007
It represents such an important part of Belize's economic future that a government eager for new revenue has been less than strict in its enforcement of ...

Gold in the lair of the tiger: Big cats vs big profits
Independent, UK - 1/9/2007
In the 1980s, this bull-headed biologist from Brooklyn coaxed the government of Belize into creating the world's first and only jaguar reserve. ...

TIDE GETS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
LoveFM, Belize - 1/9/2007
She also served in the port Honduras marine reserve advisory committee representing the University of Belize. That was during here stay there at the ...

WTO GRANTS A FIVE YEAR RENEWAL TO THE WAIVER FOR CARIBAN
LoveFM, Belize - 1/9/2007
A release from the Canadian Embassy says that relations between Belize and Canada have been growing steadily.According to the release, in 2006 Canada ...

BELIZE CITY COUNCIL SEEKS TO STANDARDIZE PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS
LoveFM, Belize - 1/9/2007
The Belize City Council has sought to standardize its property tax collections.Mayor Zenaida Moya explains how this was done. ...

OFFFICIALS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM TO VISIT BELIZE LATER THIS WEEK
LoveFM, Belize - 1/9/2007
A team of officials from the United Kingdom Office of the Department for International Development, D-FID will begin an official visit to the Caribbean ...

MARGARET GABB MCKENZIE APPOINTED CHIEF MAGISTRATE
LoveFM, Belize - 1/9/2007
Margaret Gabb McKenzie is Belize’s new Chief Magistrate. 52 year old Gabb McKenzie began her career in the civil service in 1989. ...

CONCACAF Roundup
90 Minutes Soccer Magazine - 1/9/2007
The ninth edition of the bi-annual UNCAF Nations Cup will consist of two groups for the first round, with Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the host, ...

Pirate’ whale activists risk
The West Australian, Australia - 1/9/2007
... left Tasmanian waters last week, is flying the organisation’s version of the skull and crossbones and has been stripped of its registration in Belize. ...

Revolutionary Conquerors hold Hankook Verdes to 1-1 draw – Suga ...
Amandala, Belize - 1/9/2007
In the other semifinal match-up at the MCC Grounds in Belize City, the visiting Suga Boys Juventus of Orange Walk shocked Lake I with a huge 2-nil victory ...

Wayne “Red Boy” Uter visits home
Amandala, Belize - 1/9/2007
Wayne “Red Boy” Uter, who became popular as a disc jockey at Radio Belize in the 1980’s, arrived in Belize from New York City last Thursday for a two- week ...

General Robert Garcia appointed Nova receiver
Amandala, Belize - 1/9/2007
It also says that the company has been discussing the best way forward with the Government of Belize. Nova was founded in 1989. According to the IFC, ...

Findley chopped his bra-an-law
Amandala, Belize - 1/9/2007
... Findley Gladden, 41, a field worker for Belize Water Service and a former football star who played for Milpros and most recently for Kulture Yabra, ...

Arthur “Art” Leslie, passes after serving Customs for 30 years
Amandala, Belize - 1/9/2007
... Comptroller of Customs and Excise Department and a resident of #5817 Bachelor‘s Avenue, who passed away yesterday at Belize Medical Associates Hospital. ...

Central Bank sec shot at by lover!
Amandala, Belize - 1/9/2007
Jodie Myvett, 23, a receptionist/secretary at the Central Bank of Belize, is lucky to be alive tonight after being shot at by her boyfriend, Mark Medina, ...

More confusion about UHS-KHMH deal
Amandala, Belize - 1/9/2007
The only official statements we’ve seen coming from the Government of Belize have said that Government intends to purchase a two-thirds stake in the UHS, ...

1/8/2007

UHS staff weighs in on proposed take over
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007/nobr>
Following the Nurse's Association criticism of the deal last month, on Friday a press release from the Belize Medical and Dental Association claimed that a ...

UB student receives first David Pook Scholarship
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007
This afternoon, twenty year old Aaron Humes was presented with the first ever David Pook scholarship, organised by the Belize City Council, to attend the ...

Margaret Gabb is new Chief Magistrate
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007
Belize has a new Chief Magistrate and her name is Margaret Gabb. Effective tomorrow, Gabb will take over the duties of former Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord. ...

Asst. Comptroller of Customs dies from stroke
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007
Today the flag of Belize flew at half-mass at the Customs and Excise Department as employees mourned the loss of a dedicated co-worker. ...

OW’s Sugar Boys beat Lake I in Knockout play
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007
Here in Belize City, Lake I played host to Sugar Boys Juventus of OW at the MCC Grounds to kick off their home and away series. ...

Controversy continues over citrus share sale
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007
The fallout following the announcement that a major investment in Belize's citrus industry by Eastern Caribbean interests has been consummated, ...

Robert Garcia appointed to salvage Nova shrimp farm
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007
One of Belize's largest shrimp farms is in financial trouble and its lenders are looking for ways to put it back in shape. In 1998 the Nova Farm, ...

Two thousand dollar reward offered for accused killer
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007
Sutherland was stabbed fifteen times in her home in Belize City. According to Police Press Officer G. Michael Reid, the authorities are doing what they can ...

Woman escapes death after boyfriend goes berserk with gun
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007
In less than a month, two Belize City women have been brutally murdered. Karel Gabourel was viciously stabbed in front of her two children on Christmas Day, ...

Lobster tails jacked from Northern Cooperative
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/8/2007
Somewhere in Belize tonight, someone is dining on one of the most expensive Belizean delicacies ... lobster. According to the Caye Caulker branch of the ...

REWARD BEING OFFERED FOR THE CAPTURE OF LOUIE GANZI
LoveFM, Belize - 1/8/2007
Channel 5 and Crime Stoppers Belize are putting up a reward of a thousand dollars each for the capture of Louie Gentle also known as Louie Ganzi. ...

FORECASTERS REVIEW PROJECTIONS FOR DRY SEASON
LoveFM, Belize - 1/8/2007
Forecasters in Belize met last week to review the projections for the dry season this year as well as expectations for the Hurricane Season. ...

TRAINING SESSION ON COMMUNICATION FOR BEHAVIORAL IMPACT UNDERWAY
LoveFM, Belize - 1/8/2007
“Because many of the public health problems are affecting Belize like maternal mortality, sexual transmitted infections, HIV and ADIS, domestic violence and ...

BELIZE CITY COUNCIL AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO UB STUDENT
LoveFM, Belize - 1/8/2007
A handing over ceremony for the first ever David Pook Scholarship Award took place this afternoon in Belize City. The Belize City Council awarded University ...

ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER OF CUSTOMS PASSED AWAY
LoveFM, Belize - 1/8/2007
Leslie was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit at the Belize Medical Associates and died yesterday. Leslie entered the public service in 1976 and served in ...

1/5/2007

Gang violence is not just a city thing
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/5/2007
We believe that when it comes to deadly gang violence, Belize City is the only game in town. And while the old capital remains the big league of flying ...

Dala taxi: latest craze in public transport
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/5/2007
Public transport in Belize City is no walk in the park. Taxis are expensive and buses are often few and far between. So what's a citizen to do? ...

Oops! DPP’s appointment must go to Senate
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/5/2007
This afternoon we spoke to Senator Godwin Hulse, the man most identified with political reform in Belize, who gave us a civics lesson. ...

Committee of 5 says citrus deal was fast & loose
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/5/2007
I'm not sure who said that but the quote certainly applies to Belize's citrus industry. Just as a compromise seemed to have been brokered between opposing ...

CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION CEO DISCUSSES RECENTLY SIGNED AGREEMENT
LoveFM, Belize - 1/5/2007
An Investment agreement among Citrus Products of Belize Limited, Belize Citrus Growers Association Investment Company Limited, Blue Waters Holdings Limited ...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISCUSSED
LoveFM, Belize - 1/5/2007
Canon Leroy Flowers, who heads the Belize Council of Churches, says that every Belizean has it within their grasp to turn back this terrible tide; ...

FIRST PHASE OF SOUTHSIDE POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROJECT TO BEGIN
LoveFM, Belize - 1/5/2007
When we spoke last week with Prime Minister, Said Musa he said the Belize City Southside Poverty Alleviation Project was going to get started early in 2007. ...

PACT TO DEVELOP AN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL STRATEGY
LoveFM, Belize - 1/5/2007
University of Belize’s Doctor Vincent Palacio and the Belize Audubon Society are working together to develop the strategy. We spoke with Belize Audubon ...

TWO DAY TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP UNDERWAY IN TOLEDO
LoveFM, Belize - 1/5/2007
Plenty Belize is hosting a two day teacher training workshop on organic school gardens.The workshop began today at the UB Toledo Center. ...

Belize Building Act
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the status of the Belize Building Act 2003 and the Belize Building (Amendment) Act 2005. ...

Gion Hansen wins KREM Classic
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
Fifteen-year old Gion Hansen of the Belmopan Cycling Club won the KREM New Year’s Day Junior Cycling Classic in Belize City, on Monday, January 1. ...

Gina Lovell wins KREM Classic
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
Female Cross Country champ Gina Lovell continues to dominate female cycling by winning the KREM New Year’s Day Cycling Classic in Belize City, on Monday, ...

Shane Vasquez wins 17th KREM Classic
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
Cross Country champ Shane Vasquez won the 17th KREM New Year’s Day Cycling Classic in Belize City, on Monday, January 1. He completed the 92-mile ride from ...

The Court at the Hague... What it does and how!
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
The Prime Minister’s announced in his New Year’s message to the people of Belize he intends to seek a judicial solution to the long-standing Guatemalan ...

Ladyville Police earn reputation as most abusive cops in Belize
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
Another man has accused the Ladyville police of brutality following his arrest in Burrell Boom Village in the Belize Rural on New Year’s eve. ...

PM thinking about a court ruling to end Belize-Guatemala dispute
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
Prime Minister Said Musa chose his New Year’s message to announce that with the help of the Organisation of American States Belize will decide to submit all ...

The Queen lists 7 Belizeans on her New Year’s Honours
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
Reneau, a concert pianist who has produced the successful We are Belize-The Music for Belize’s 25th Independence Anniversary (September 21, 2006) has been ...

Teachers join the fight to control HIV/AIDS in Belize
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
On Wednesday the Belize National Teacher’s Union and Education International, a teacher’s union based in Brussels, Belgium, held an AIDS/HIV workshop, ...

IA Commission says GOB must protect indigenous people of Toledo
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
By permitting oil exploration on indigenous lands in the Toledo District the Government of Belize is violating treaty obligations and also a 2004 ruling by ...

Louie Ganzie wanted for stabbing his girlfriend dead
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
Belize City police say he allegedly stabbed his own girlfriend to death at her southside home at the Corner of Bocotora and Raccoon Streets during the wee ...

Lutchman Sooknandan succeeds Kirk Anderson as Director of Public ...
The Reporter Belize, Belize - 1/5/2007
Governor General, Colville Young exercised his powers through Section 108 (1) of the Belize Constitution to grant him the post. ...

People do the stupidest things
Men and Motors Uncut, UK - 1/5/2007
Second place went to a man from Belize, Central America, who flew a copper wire-bound kite during a lightning storm. Predictably he was electrocuted and he ...

Shane Vasquez, Gina Lovell and Geon Hanson take top honors in KREM ...
Amandala, Belize - 1/5/2007
The road into Belize City was lined with a plethora of attractive station prizes that could have easily lured any rider to burnout before reaching the ...

Trouble at Nova – operations suspended
Amandala, Belize - 1/5/2007
Reports to Amandala are that Nova Companies Belize Limited, touted as the country’s largest shrimp farm, formally suspended operations after the New Year ...

Belize and Mexico renegotiating border?
Amandala, Belize - 1/5/2007
Despite repeated attempts, Amandala was unable to get comment today from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belize on a statement posted on the website of ...

The Ganzie tragedy
Amandala, Belize - 1/5/2007
Since crack cocaine and gangs entered the streets of Belize City almost two decades ago, young men on the Southside who had dropped out of the school system ...

Ganzie on the run!
Amandala, Belize - 1/5/2007
The last screams of Keisha Sutherland, 28, a badly abused woman, rang out from her home on Wednesday morning at the corner of Bocotora and Racoon Streets. ...

Dispute deepens over $25 million citrus deal
Amandala, Belize - 1/5/2007
The dispute over a $25 million investment agreement between Citrus Products of Belize Limited, the Belize Citrus Growers Association and a pair of Caribbean ...

Errol Haynes, 22, charged with shooting Gerald and Troy Tillett ...
Amandala, Belize - 1/5/2007
The police’s investigation of a shooting incident believed to be due to a feud between two rival street gangs has resulted in the arrest of Errol Haynes, ...

1/4/2007

In retirement, he's on a mission
St. Petersburg Times, FL - 1/4/2007
Volunteers fly to Belize City every few months and ride an old Bluebird bus they call the chicken bus with its bobblehead Jesus on the dash to Punta Gorda. ...

Dispatch from the Chinese landfill
Online Journal, FL - 1/4/2007
So hell, why not go to Belize? Or Madagascar for that matter? Or sleep forever on the beach in Mexico. Sure, sun and sand are the easy paint-by-numbers ...

Carlson Wagonlit Travel's 2007 Travel Trends Survey: Las Vegas and ...
PR Newswire (press release), NY - 1/4/2007
Emerging Destinations: The top five "up and coming" or "emerging" destinations for leisure travel in 2007 are (in order): Costa Rica, Belize, ...

Services for domestic abuse victims underused
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/4/2007
“In all honesty we are extremely disappointed about the fact that after so much education and I must say not only here in Belize City but throughout the ...

US embassy rescinds Cayo travel warning
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/4/2007
It took the form of an update in the US government's travel advisory on Belize. The new release acknowledges the efforts of government and private sector to ...

Police still searching for killer
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/4/2007
Because Ganzie has relatives living in southern Belize the police believe he may be heading in that direction. Authorities would not confirm reports to News ...

New DPP: public confidence must be restored
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/4/2007
“Mr. Sooknandan, you are no stranger to Belize’s system of crime and punishment you’ve been a Crown Counsel, a Senior Crown Counsel and you were acting DPP ...

Lions programme teaches life skills
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/4/2007
With so many church based educational institutions in Belize, Tresidder says the programme should integrate well into the schools. ...

Belize US Travel Advisory Updated
Caribbean PressReleases.com (press release), Barbados - 1/4/2007
Belize -- 4 Jan., 2007 -- The Ministries of Tourism, Home Affairs, and Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the Belize Tourism Board, the Belize Tourism ...

Go Your Own Way
TIME - 1/4/2007
A tour to Belize provides opportunities for trekking, snorkeling, cycling, canoeing and cave exploration. World Outdoors also offers a Machu Picchu ...

BELIZE CITY MOYOR COMMENTS ON FIRST TEN MONTHS IN OFFICE
LoveFM, Belize - 1/4/2007
For Belize City Mayor, Zenaida Moya her first ten months as Mayor and the old capital’s first female mayor went well, despite many adversities. ...

BNTU SPONSORS HIV/AIDS WORKSHOP
LoveFM, Belize - 1/4/2007
A three-day workshop on HIV/AIDS is nearing completion in Belize City. The event is sponsored by the Belize National Teachers Union and has in attendance ...

1/3/2007

Woman missing for month; family fears murder
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/3/2007
Tonight police and the family of a missing Belize City woman are seeking the public's assistance. According to relatives of fifty-six year old Janet Rivers ...

Third woman in two weeks killed by enraged lover
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/3/2007
The latest--and perhaps most brutal--occurred this morning in Belize City. Twenty-eight year old Keisha Sutherland and twenty-nine year old Louie Ganzie ...

Teachers Union works on AIDS education
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/3/2007
Today that professional body in Belize took a major step toward joining in the nation's efforts to deal with the AIDS crisis. News Five's Kendra Griffith ...

Belizean flagged ship de-registered for threatening whalers
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/3/2007
According to a release from IMMARBE, the International Merchant Marine Registry of Belize, the motor vessel "Farley Mowat" was registered to fly the Belize ...

1/2/2007

Tax Dept., not police initiated Anderson incident
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/2/2007
When they heard he was departing Belize to take up employment in his native Jamaica, however, it became necessary to detain him as allowed by law. ...

Shane Vasquez wins KREM Cycling Classic
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/2/2007
In the meantime folks the elite class featured ninety-nine riders in a race that travelled ninety-two miles from the Santa Elena Border to Belize City. ...

Repeat offender charged with rape
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/2/2007
In other court news, a Belize City youth has been remanded to prison for rape. This morning twenty-one year old Deon Neal was formally arraigned for the ...

Police say patrols, public, helped curb holiday crime
Channel5Belize.com, Belize - 1/2/2007
This bogus hundred dollar bill was one of two received at the Belize Bank. “The bank handed over two, one last week and one this week. ...

Darwin awards for stupidity announced
Metro, UK - 1/2/2007
The 26-year-old, from the Central American country of Belize, died in March last year, after the kite sent a fatal bolt of lightning through his body. ...

COMMISIONER OF POLICE COMMENTS ON 2006
LoveFM, Belize - 1/2/2007
And the gun related violence in Belize City, we are having discussions with the police and these people involve with these gun related violence in Belize ...

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHARES HIS VIEWS ON BELIZE/GUATEMALA ISSUE
LoveFM, Belize - 1/2/2007
In his New Year’s Day message Prime Minister Said Musa spoke of a more imminent possibility of the Belize – Guatemala land dispute going to International ...

The Many Apocalypses of the Maya
OpEdNews, PA - 1/2/2007
As anthropologists who work among contemporary Maya peoples in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, we are troubled by Gibson's fantasia about a real civilization ...


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