T LY L L E L.T TER
PublishedC by the Government Information Szervices
t Belize City,
No, 8 up To 21st February. 1966
DESPITE I.RE B.,l C MILL _,PLOYENT AT SAM LEVE L
Following the recent fire, which completely de-stroye d the
Beli e Sawmil the Beli]_ c Estate and Produce Company has under
consideration alternative means for the production of lumber which
will justify contnuation of their present logging operations at
This % was stated in a release by the Company on Wednesday
following discussions between Premier George Price and -IMrd Ro Groves,
a Director of the Gliksten group which owns the BoE.Co
The release went on o say it is expected that for the next
few months there will] continue to be employment available at the
Belize Sawmill a't 1the same level as before the fire .
While the precise way n future milling will be done has
not yet been dete:2rmied, evry endeavour is being made to achieve
this on a provisional basis by about July of this year- the release
Meanwhile felling operations at Gallon Jug have continued.
MOVE TO UPDATE DISTRICT TELEPHONE SE-VICE,
Cable and Wireless Limited has been invited by government
to conduct a survey into the possibility of bringing the district
telephone system ui' to the same level of e fficiency enjoyed in Belize
This was disclosed on Thursday in a release from the
Ministry of Communications which revealed that over the past .four
weeks. M]r. Ri Downe" i"nager of Cable and Wireless and ri BoL0
Smith, Assistant Telephone Engineer, had carried out a sur.cvey -of ..
requirements in the Cayo, Orange Walk and Corozal Districtso
Reports have seen prepared and estimates of the cost are
being made ready for presentation to Government-o Earliecr, a survey
of'the Stann Creek District was carried out and estimates prepared
Proposals have also been put forward for improving the
telephone service-to .the Beeize Iinternational Airporto
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Electricity Board. authorities ave denounced a .s couple tely
false a statement mad.e by M.: Philip Golds on leader :)f the National
Independence Party regarding g Elect:.iity ar I.workers
In a. polite .ic:al b:;:oadcast ?over Radi 7 Belize o February 13th
Mi-r Goldson said: '.As reg a.:ds he Electricity Board workers, who for
more than a year now have been getting he 'run:l-a.Y round their :
;matter will be deal w'it.h and. settled in a fair: and. equitable
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Sp A spokesman for .. he Elect ci ty Boar-d re called t.at a'
Joint Industri al Council. c L:prising the Officers of the Public
Dece..mbex 5ettlei.t.. ; A P ..ties .. ti., .sf;. e s
On Thursday 0Ith December- 1964% a final meeting of the
Joint Industrial C:ounc.l was Ield at which full a l'greemt ws reached
"etro active payments were ade to worker a cfnting to $5.633.20
.for the five umontl. period .beginning on 1s.t July 1964.
The saLary increase will now cost the -Board T12000 a year
it was disclosed In ad.ition. workers who used to work a 48 hour
week 0now do a 4-5 hour- week witi no"1 reduction in wag"esc
SThe increase- of salaries and wages rprresentP a 12 increase
ih paymentt bthe to the employees ovint Fund all of
which is boine by e Ealectricity Board, And the schee has been
extended, to include temporary as.w. l as permanent staff and workers
It will cost the Board an additional $39000o
The Electricity BEoad Ispesma alo referred to f ringe
benefits additional to t.os agreed by the Jo.in:t Industrial Council
jillboaod Kne Of Acor d
SThe: agreement had been given. due publicity an.d a release
issued by the 'General Workers: Development Union. had been published
in the Belize Billboard on 12th December. which meant that its
:Mana:ging Directori, rie Philip., Gold.son should. hlave known the agree-
ment had been reached a nd. that the..Electricity Board was not giving
the workers as the NoloP1 leader Iadput it the i'ircuin-aru. 00nd
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'. ..'-o Apology Or Excuse. Can Disguise
1 The Facto
Last ek the Ministerof Internal Affairs and.Justice
received two letters "'" ,' +' ha'les Et Cliff:ord of Hitchcock, Texas,
in the United Sta-es :of Amerca, tendering his apologies for the
notice -which ai.ppare a rec 'i e o J t he Belize Billboa r:d,
'adverti ,in fo.. a ..ite couple i'to ma...ge a cafe to "be built in
this countryV. .. .. .... .
A; statement .y i( Ministry aid Mr. Clifford had been in
correspondence with Gover:nt about certain proposals for invest-
ment inL this country \ t 'ove r:m:nt did nit) and would n ot agree to
any' proposals suggestive of racial discriminationin any shape oD
duce into this country a .-;.: of driscei inati.on based on colour which
.this government will not tolerate, ad which the Minister considers
his Cduty to (.. r., i:: condemn- in the strongest possible t erms "
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Information has been received that the ioard of the
Judi cial Com mittee .of the Privy Council has dismissed the appeal of
So Albert Au, w a unsuccessful candidate fr electi to
the( Stann Creek Town Board held in *Decemberu 1963
S This was reported 'fr1o the Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Justice AI Thursday.
Elie: 1i .1964 Mr91' Aru filed, election petitions which
were dGismied-c b t.he Suprem:e C:ourt' whereupon Mr- Arzu appealed to
the Privy Council in London
The Board of the Judicial Committee u of he Privy Council
has annouc ed 'that th -' s .. fr the dis issal of the appeal will be
de livereCd lat D
Fr .LRobert Bas.kowski and Rafael Fonseca
'epre senate the Belizean government at th Council of the UoWI i hld,
Tin Jar aicao .
SMro Fonseca attended the Standing Finance Committee
1 ,meeting. -
Meanwhile Mr Roy Les.lie, Principal Tutor at the
Intermediate Training Centrei in clize Ci.ty also travelled to
Lof Degrees, Diplomas and Certiuficates held at Mona on Saturday.
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of ~ C~~ Desee ,. .et-;L'c .o s. ne3~~td,. at ivlrn. ..1 og/Dtu:d y
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,Amon1 Belizeans r1se'nted with Arts. dgrees weres Miss
Miriamr Bel_ grave M.: Alexander Bennett and .i o RO' Leslie in
person and Mrlo ..gbert Grinage," in absentia.
receiving degrees in economics ,were. Mr xo Haraxold Flowers
DistrictComisine of e edo D ict and iiMr. .Raymond MeighanM
a lecturer at St Michael's College both in absentia. .
Dipl n.....s in I. ucation w.<:.r a .r ed to rs," Maxrga?"et u '.,.
(nee Ewing) arI) : l. n.. Rand:.lph. J.cnz.se
ne cclvvin g certificates inL Social WorkL, in Absentiab, were
Mr And.rew cValentine Assistant Social LDevelopent Oficer Mrs
Fio st Honor aY DelFr e
SThe feature addJre s at the Presentation C .remoni s on
Saturday was 1delive re.d y His .acellen..cy. Adai S.teve nsonD.
Ambassador of the Jnited States of America to the United 0Nat ions.
An. The J:niversity conferred. itas first Honourarny De greei that
*of Doctor of Le t ters on Hcr Majesty,.I ? Queen :RlizabeDth the bQueen
VM1cther Chancellor of London Univerasity
\TllIiNG BISE1 P Si 4 'O1YIic 01T 9ICTORc"
The -ReV Bishop "Frederick D. iLaCin.gton a highA executive
of the Chur.o -)f ,od in Christs accompanied by MrS, Liashintion,
we.re presented to tahe Preier by the Rev1' ishop MrSlcohD a "';n.t.
Althugh e has only been in the count ry for a s
Bishop Wa&shington.said he has been overJ\helmed by tI1; pLoi e
Stx.anqui1-ity and ]inte1igee onc r f tShe Beliean pe, ople. ,q lThere are. .
-any things the y do not have V observed 5Bishop 'Wshingtonk I but the
things they Li h D "Ve .ar [ dexce0- in value those, the
PresieGeorge sPrice h" said he had conc luced tha t a quotai oL. from
.the Bible e was very ap appropriate T f yDu are a great. ]e oplye Moses .
had said, c go up to the wood' country and cut down '" j"I think thatt
what you have done. Bishop Washington declaredI "'ou hai. 'e. before
you0 a gre at challenge an der ur age siv band c nstrue t ive
administrationX l se'e :*nothing but. victoryL1 L '
Bishop Washi":.5ton is here a't tending the Church of God in
Christ Conventi t1on He has been addressing his congregation during
ihe past week and he tiold the Premie that he wo uld be speaking at
:seVeral coDvent;ons of hi s church He would invite his parishioners
to visit this country and enjoy its beauties sj fishing2 bird2 life and
all the other.. things the country has to ofe the visitor.
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.On onday wn >the union Jack was lowered in Canada .and r at
all Caadiani :i! Las s ie si, and C"osulates arxouLndS the A rld. an&d the new
flag of' Canada hoisitld th Cancadian Trade Cur. Iissione::, on- visit
to Beliize City declared. "' are veryii pleased and proud to have our
own flag at last
The flag is the result of in.y years' heated cDontroversy
in Canada, Overx 2400 were oCsidered.c
Five additional., students from this country left last week
to undertake Degree Coures- .in Agriculture under the 0Mexican Techni-
cal Assistance program
The grog a. was a. ranged during the goodwill Ministerial
tour of Mexicoo last year by PremiLer George Price a.nd other Cabinetc
hei -niste rs .nt
The course will be of five years duration The. students
will enter the Nationfal School of Agr culture .Chapingao The first
three yea:rswill be spent on the study of general agriculture 'In
the .final two years the stude-nts are expected to specialize in a
.particular field f agriculture.
This batch of students ...ere from hearing Creek Village2
O-.ange Walk Town, bSanu IgnacioJ and Sta:nn Creek Tow.
The first forest fire of the. present dry seasoniwas
:reported on 13th Februr y in the Las Lomitas area of the Swasey-
Bladen Forest Relserve. .
The fire was br ought under control by Sunday afternoon by
Forestry Departmen personnel ..
The fire hazard is already high in most parts of the
country. Last wek the Conservator of Forests av v..a warning that .a
momeentts cacelessness with fire -.oul .d ead to a serious outbreakk.
C.0.1. ACE 'OTOGrhLij jL 0[ PdiEClAL YMI4SION
Mr F Carroll, ace photographer: of .the. Central Office of
Information, London arrived last Sunday He is expected to be here
for about a month
His visit was arranged by the Colonial Office in co-
operation with the Goveriment Infor0mation Services. Mr Carroll will
be visiting alI the districts to tke picturs of industry, people
at work and play, hurricane rehabilitation ..
His visit was tied to co-incide with the Geeral Electnions
which he will be covering for world-wide distribution.
ro Carroll first came to Belize Country in .l61, shortly
before Hurrica ne Hattieo After driving through the city he said he
was most1 impressed with all the new houses he ha.d seen Havyinjg
followed news reel and photo magazine reports of the extensive
hurricane devastation, he was surprised to see that so m'uch
reconst auction had been oop'leted within, the last .three years s
It is hoped that Mr. Carroll will also be taking colour
photographs for the Co0 oI in, preparation for a new- clour- poster to
advertize the countrys tourism, potentiality ..
.. He wasmet attheairprt by Chief Information Officer,
Mre. Rudy- Castillo, who.ris respoDsible for his programme
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sSt. John s Teachers Training College in eli'e City held
its annual exhibition of work last Friday at rn o .
.. a.. The exhibition s.rIiuded 1prese0ves of national, produce -
secti or wa s a d isplayof Be lizean -stamps el lin out the. word
"BELI ZE" en:,ath the .nhme i the *couoitry ,r-e beautiful depictions 1
?f tourist aUt tactions ;
AMong other dYisplays wer a miniature town a nationally
A book about hurricane Hat ie and its after affects has f been
written by a B:lizean student at the University of ,:thep LiE. st Indies in
SJamaicaLC V b .
.. .." The author Milton Aralna is well-known in L-literary circles
in this colIt ry :He hopes to publish 1the 4boo'k shortly 1 1
According v o the author the story has been written to
preserve for posterity a true account of what too placed during- the
course of the storm and the days iirnmdiately following. "Wherever I
have allowed my I fMK inatiLn t.O -come. into play D .tV wrU 1 1o C S it has
been in a, sincere effort to conveyJ the feeling .attendant on such
texible 'criLtastrophe '
CiiTDIDO G1IL :E0'L.o 'PEh1riLes 0 ff icer I has left fDI:
Barbados o'hr he [wil 'do a oe mot'h couse witLh the :inis.tr.y of
A culture and.Fisheries .
On his return. via tiHiL, he will spend a f xek at the
..rine Institute of t.he university sof Miami.
Sy aFOUR .RADI-O ,a.TieiURS .1o m the US.iA- were pIesenteds.C to
Premier George Price on bedLasd'ay by the Very Rev. Fri Superior 3DI
the Jesuit Mission in this. country Fr' Philip Pick,
They were hee as t ofthe Amateur Radio eay League
largest organization of.radio aateurs in"the worldJ to transmit
special broadcasts from this countryI.. With equipint siet up in the
Mountain. Pine Ridge they ade contact wit:h 1500 other 6ateurs in
all parts o- thce world d. including ;thLi-.South Ple o
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EREST 3 JO].SOI a Beii zean has been called to the Bar
at Lincolns Inn followingthe completion of a law course in
He left Belize c country in Septem-berU 1962 under a Tecrni-
cal and Professional Scholarship and read for his Bachelor of Laws
Degree at Lincolns Inrno
W. AIRE HAPPY TO REPORT that Robert Reyes is doing very
well at Boise Junior College and we would appreciate having more
like him." ,
This is what the Dean of the Faculty of-Architecture at.
Boise Junior College Idaho, had to say in a report to Jack Cooney,
ILO.o vocational education expert here recently
5 L.Lo WOODS5, a Principal in the West Indies Department of
the Colonial Office in London, arrived last Sunday on a short
ERIC G. RUSSEL has been appointed Agricultural Education
Office rC He was formerly an Agricultural Officer0
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