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Title: The Belize weekly newsletter
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Title: The Belize weekly newsletter
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Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Belize City British Honduras Government Information Services
Frequency: weekly
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: no. 1- Jan. 3, 1965-
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Published by the, Gove.m.r.c.t Information Services
B, e City

No.1 ..;.; ::.p To 14th March, 1965.

The Hon. H-H C t.ur-tenry Sp akV-r of the last Legislative
Assembly, has been elected. Spea ': th. House of Representatives.
\ Mr E W Frcs, been elected President of the. Senate.

Both selections were made last Friday as the National
Assembly met fo the first ftmeC
Long befor- the Aosembly convened, a large crowd, estimated
at more than 400 gathered outside the building to cheer the senators
and representatives elect as they arrive d

And in the House,: one by one the successful election
candidates advanced to the dais andv with .bible in hand, took the -..
oath prescribed in accordance with the constitution.

In his speech proposing Mr .. CDourtenay as Speaker, the Hon.
L.S Sylvest-re representing tihe Belize Rural South division,
referred to Mze Courtnay's "magnificent record of service to the
nation" As Speake.r of the last Legisla'civs Assembly, he reminded
the house, Mr Courtenay had. performed'"in a most excellent manner".
He was supported by the Hono Fred Hunter..

The Hono Alan Arthurs.) member for' the Stann Creek Town
division, was elected Deputy Speaker .
The Premie>0. the Honourable George Price, then formally -'
reported to the House on the appointment of members of the Cabinet.
The House of Representatives is to meet again on 19th
March o .
^l~l^MS'P i :'""

All last week messages of congratulations, of good will .and
solidarity poured into thce P emie's 'office from Belizeans' and well
wishers at home and abroad .
From the Bishop of. Bitish. Honduras, the Rt. Revo Gerald
Brooks came this message ''was.ery 'sorry indeed to be absent from"-
this country durin--a, the time o'-.' the Gene,.ral Ilectiono Now that 'I am
back, I hasten to send yo. and all the members of the National

,- ', :

. A.ey.ty. sc t ua .yrtulation&a You will b<. dJd_--
-the prayers of myself and the members of bhe Ai al3, j^nuin"

Fr. Ronald Zinkle S.J., and all the sixth a. students at
St, JDhnts College signed a letter they sent to the P- emier' which
said, "Sincere .congratulations on the occasion of y : return to
office and God'?s richest blessings"

Replying the Premier said: "YQu are fitting) ourselves to
a degree so that you can help us build efficiently, .- new Christian
Democratic Nation of Belize and my wish and prayer you is that
you dedicate yourselves to advance no other interest `1, that of
serving .with excellence Belize and our fellow Beli nJ."

Other messages came from the Crooked Tree "' age Council;
the people of San Pedro Columbia; the Village Counc: i1 Clique
Arena; Bullet Tree Falls, Rancho Dolores and the Fl c- Bank
Village Councils.

"Ship Of State T I-depe.ndcnce"

On b nalf of the people of Silk Grass, Mi
wrote% "We put our trust in you, as captain of the
lead all Belizeans safely home to the port of Indep.n

ivhn E.o amirez
ip of i;tate, to
once "

DisLaict 424 of Rotary International, mee ; in San Pedro
ul-- e .a ol "The-Lhirtyi-sec-ond conference of di, l'; 424 send;.
you and the people of Belize an affectionate and co u.' salu:e with
sIx41ere wishes for your personal wellbeingo"

Mrs. Micaela Williamson, for the people o- ..yvrille sent
warmest congratulations for the Premier, members of Honse of
Representatives, and special congratulations for the n. Mrs
Gwendoline Lizarraga for assuming office as the firs Selizeaj. lady

"Shoulder To Shoult
From Benque Viejo .del Carmen, came special
conveyed n person by a delegation of men and women
the way t Belize City.o A testimonial signed by Casi.
pledged the loyal support of Benque Vie jo del Carmer
achieve effective progress; for the nation. "We are
at your side," it continued, "shoulder to shoulder,
order tp' attain the complete realization-of the govc:
program ne."

QLe tle Stand Firm
{Mr. Elfigo Pantf, President of the San Jo.
Village Council sent a message saying "The people
Succotz send you a patriotic salute on the victory
We pledge our solidarity and support."

Fr. Van Fleet in Progresso, Republic of H.:,
"Qongratulations and God' s blessings all the way." .;
Hattieville group, came a message which said, 'e 4.
it were not for the confidence the majority of the p-
have in you and. your Ministers, you would not have !
office. This election victory clearly shows that th-
qountry stand.,fizmly behind you-in your ideals and y

... Heart To

.c t..ngs,
-) r:,ve.led aI
. Coyo,
j .rc.or to
y to fight
; to' i..eart.
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From Proggresso K-e Village Cou ;il wrote "Congr tielations
- -on the overx.whcing victor .of the Peopi 's United Party anr your re-
appointm.entas-Pxemi. pledge our s port and undertake. o work
hard for. Belizean-progre. -

The Churches

-The Be rmud i an I
to you and. your governmer
that you will direct us 4

Meanwhile in.e- B
man of. the.: Methodist .hu.
Belize District Circuit r
resolved to snd. you our
our pledge .of support of

The Pastor o'f
Apostolic Faith wrote.
opportunity of conveying,
party on the recent elect.

S A message in sj
Village council.

The Boston Vill
and the' Sand Hill Council

From Mullins R-i
wishes, for success in the

Other messages
Independence, the Lord, s
Sporting. Association of
and the Hattieville Aiddc

A letter from t
United OdC. .. 0>. j.- (
you and your party for tb
give you and your Ministe
to lead our country to ir4 .

.din Villaage
in the electi

. sI said: "T,. Q
the Methodist
, government

SChurch of th
. behalf of ou
.r sincere con"
n. victory."-

unc il said "Con
'victory. We havy
.d we will support

you whole-

.vo 0. Leonard Car y Chair-
T-.,rly Meeting of the
h'burch met recently aInd
:n your return to f ice and
. it leads the country into

Lord. Jesus Christ of the
church assembly I take this '.
:atulations to you and your

-lar terms was received from the ;t. Ann

e Council pie ed solidarity and support
lso sent cong. tulations,

r came a pray. : for God's blessing and'

Sme from the U.
Sok.Y Village Co;
'nn Creek Town
elf Help GrouI

Lted Women's Group of
-.cil, the Old Citizens'
the Sibun Village Council

Past Grand M. 3ter Council of the Grand
opws Sa:.d 'Warm congratulations to
election vict :y We pray that God will
more wisdom .d a long and healthy life
'pendence Y

rjy3j~ E~MIjR't S VISIT, '.-I

from the Toledo Districtt
chamber by the Premier or.

elled all nig":. on the southern-iighway
* Belize City, :ere received in: the Assembly
monday morning

rThe delegation, presenting t people of the Toledo
North division, brought c gratulations r the Premier on the
general election victory the People.'s unitedd Party, and a
assurance of continued sU, -ort by the gr .t majority of peor-le in the
area? who, according to t- spokesman.., "e vry thankful cf: the
tangible progress realize in their vill- 4es under the P.UP.
administration" .,

SS:,: and Big Falls were repre. :ted. by the de -ggationo

o4III0"amwammlll *o

.. oh Victimization' Pledge
Addressing the pa:lrt4,motly-Biaas-f Ame^.idia.
-descent, the P:remier decla ed: "We are no. going to victiQm..%apy
body as a result of the elec1 tions, The go d work opening up the
0ount yy adejrin.ast e to farmers aind the communities will.

/ The government w ald not forget a11 the good Belizeans in
the .area who work toward f e fulfillment -f our national aspj tlons,
beprprom iIsed.

MR. TIEO A. TdLUY.S Secr try for the Lat.L., American division of
Inter Church Aid, Refuge .nd World Servic_, and the World Council
of Churches, called to .re the Premier on :riday shortly before the
National Assembly went into session
He was accompanied by the Reverend Leonard. Carty, ObCaLmar
and General Superintendent of the Methodist mission,

_ Vast Diffe rence \
Mr. Tschuy was on his second visit to Belize country. His
first visit took place three years ago. Comparing conditions now
with what he had seen following hurricane Hattie, Mr. Tschuy told- the.
Premier the degree of reconstructioua. ac-omplished in three years was
more rapid than the post W rld War 11 recovery he had witnessed in
mainy-a.-s-ofEiuT--T e.e was a vast difference- i conditions.

Mr. Tschuy was her..e on the'last led of a tour that has
-" .-takei him to Chile, Jara.-ca; Haiti and Guatemala.

He assured the Premier that the World Council of Churches
will do all it can to heip the people of Beclize.
THE DIRECTORS of the Machetr;e Nile Company, Dr. Russel Wright of
Detroit, Captain Paul Stimson of Philadelphia and Mr. Thomas McCarthy
of Santa Monica, Californio,- called to see the Premier last week to
offer congratulations on his government's re-election and to outline
plans for revitalizing their company's operations here.

Several directors and stockholdeo.s of the Company-were in
Belize City to review the progress of the company and chart its
course for future.
Good Footing For Independence

Dr. Wright, who heads the group, remarked that from his
observation the Premier is a capable leader who is very concerned with-..
humanity. He felt certain that under this leadership the countryAist
going to progress on a good footing towards independence.'
Among the new plans announced for Machete Nile is the

building up of :a large herd of pure bread Brahmin cattle to serve
as breeding stock for Belizean farmers and for export to Central and
South America. A start in this direction has already been made with
the recent import of seven Brahmin bulls f:om Jamaica.

Mr. McCarthy is a former Mayor oJ Santa Monica .Calil.axn.ra
S Cap tAtiman--.:s ommadr of, the f t'- Naaval D .is in the
TU,'$.A. Navy.


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M i, DGAR PAZSCASLO, M&caEanjal Engineer of the Forest Department,
paid a courtesy call on the Premier George Price on his return from
an 8 month c-ourse in the United Kingdom.
While -on the course Mr. Pascasio said he had attachments
with the Perkins Engineering Company in Peterborough, the Vauxhall
and Bedford Schools in Luton, the Land Rover Company in Sulhihull;.
the British Motor Company in Birmingham and the J.'Lucas Company,
among others.

He did.both theoretical and practical work and returned with
certificates and diplomas.

DR. DAVID FLORES BECERRA, Mexican Eye Nose and Throat specialist,
who is to set up in private practice here was received by the
Premier on Wednesday. He was accompanied, by the representative elect
for the Corozal North Division, Mr. Santiago Ricalde.

Welcoming the doctor, the Premier observed that there was a
great need in Belize for this type of. service.


The Hon. Mrs. Gwendoline Lizarraga, first woman to hold a,,
post of Ministerial rank in Belize Country -undertook a tour of
teacher training institutions, the Education department and the Belize
Technical College last Monday as.hexr first official engagement since
assuming office.

She was accompanied by her Principal Secretary, Mr. A.S.
Frank son.

At the St. John's Teacher Training College, the Minister
was shown around by the acting Principal, Mr. Augustine P. Flores.
On display were a number of teaching aids.

Later, at St. Georgets College, she met the principal, Miss
Signa Yorke, and saw students at work., Miss Yorke presented her with
a hand woven basket on behalf of the ilege to commemorate the

From there it was on to the Intermediate Training College
where the Principal, Mr. Roy G. Leslie, took the visitors on a walk 1
around tho institution and presented the Minister to the staff and
student body.

The final stop was at the Belize Technical College for a
discussion with the Principal, Mr. E.P. Yorke and a meeting with
teachers and students.


Father Leo Weber S.J., backL4-rom a successful-five week
tour of the U.S.A., paid a courtesy call on Premier George Price .on
Monday. morning to acquaint him with the result of his trip.

Fr. Weber is President of. St. John's College which with
the establishment of its 6th Form Liberal Arts studies, has taken
.Belize country a firm step towards the development of its own


!; i 6 -

'-' xr ity.

Fr. We447- tjAtoc "the U.S. to visit Catho%-uiver'sita
and. Foundatjis in order to explore the possibilities of getting
assistance in.the form of sho la~ipand grants for St. John's
CA.llege. .
He was also concerned with the recruitment of Papal
Volunteers to replace those presently serving here once their tour
ends. In this latter respect, the mission has been completely
successful, Fr. Weber reported.
One of the highlights of his visit was a day spent at
Loyola University, home of the Inter-American Centre for Leadership
Training -Courses for the youth of Central America and Panama.


A new booklet entitled "Your Government of 1961-65 At
Work"? prepared by the GovernmenL Information Services, was
distributed throughout the country last week
In the preface attention is called to the fact that in.960
a new Constitution was. granted to our country, introducing the
)insteial system. This constitution provided for- a majority of
elected members in the Executive Counicil.
The People's United Party won the general elections held
under that constitution in 1961 and its manifesto prove ided the
guideline for government's policy up to the end of its four year
.. In the booklet government party'.s manifesto is examined
clause by clause and the various steps in carrying out the manifesto
by pledges 'during the period 1961 to 1965 are enumerated.

According to a London Press Service report a contract
valued at some $6 500,000 has been awarded to Taylor Woodrow (Overseas)
Limited for thh civil engineering design and construction of the new
sugar mill planned for the Corozal Sug-ar Fact-ory L.Lmited. part of the
Tate andLyle Group.
This will be situated near Tower Hill at the gateway to
Orange Walk Town.

The company will be responsible for the installation-of-
extensive maehao a.L-se rvices, including the processing equipment,
electricity and water supplies which will make the factory tindraident
of external services,
Work is due to start in the very near future, The project
should be completed before the end of. 1966. The Tower Hill Sugar
Factory, part of a $31,000,000 scale sugar expansion program me
launched by Tate and Lyle, wilJ have a capacity-, when fully extended.,
of some 135,000 tons per. season.
Cane will be delivered by road, mechanically unloaded, .and
after r

Ste Trc s.slg aai-stae t will be di~sch...ei .
'barges for transport to Belize City aid subsequatly-exorted and
re f ined.-

CARE-bh ts-Co-Epe rative for Amer ic anlieLi Everywhe-e
Incorporated, has donated a five .to vehicle to the Education Depart-
ment to be usde as a school bus in the Ponona area in the St.>in C-
District where there is great need for such a service.
The cost of the $4P180.00

Just.xreent CARE completed discussions with the Education
Department on.a school broadcasting project in which CARE will provide -
250 transistor radios to primary schools throughout the..couaty. The'
total cost of this project will be .$9,000.00


Barclays Bank, D.C.O*, is to establish a branch in Belize
City within a few weeks.

The nj-w-banAh will be situated at the corner of Barrack
S Road. :and Cr-aig Street a -will bring the total number ofoffices in-
Te -couxtryto five

Full bank services will be available, The officer in
charge of the branch in the city will be Mr. Charles Arzu, a national
who is presently acting Accountaht at the main office in Albert Steto

iThe Third Annual National- Catholic Elocution and Oratorical
.Contest for secondary schools was held in Corozal Town last Friday.
Nine schools were presented The gold medal went to '
S.Sandra Anderson of Austin High School in Stann Creek Town for her''
recitation of "Woman Wrapped In Silence ........

.Second prize was awarded to Francisco Cervantes, represent-
ing St. John's College, for his rendition of "Lord Ullin' s DaugJa er.
The host school, Xavier College won third prize with Florence Gegg ..
reciting "Queen Catherine's Defence."

The outstanding speaker of the evening was Miguel Mena from
Sacred Heart College in. San'Ignacio. His theme was "Government is
Everybody' s. Businesss. '


More and.more, history conscious Belizeans are t-yi.g to
preserve relics of the past which form part of the fabric of fa ...
in: this. roun.try as our ancestors knew it.

-- K
;' "

Mr. Hugh Fuller who keeps the -t-As handed in in pepara-
tion for the day when ou'nx national museum is established, says the
collection is growing, week week .
The latest find, presented to the Premier by Mr. John
Gideonh a woriman, engaged on excavations at the shell compound, is a
coin-like, thought to be some sort, o: token, with the words
United Fruit Company engraved on one side,


SPremier George Price was guest of honour on Saturday after-
noon when the Belize Technical College held its Sports Day.

S..A 0 lso present at the event was the Minister of Education,
the Hon. Mrso Gwendoline Lizarraga, '

After the.playing of the Iproposed National Anthem, the
teams marched iast' the Premier sshouting their team dall as they went

Late:, His Excellency the Governor, Sir Peter Stallard,
watched a fewof the events.O

There was brilliant weather, ideal for every form of out-
door activity, on 9th March as Belizeans observed a public holiday id
honour of Baron Henry Edward Ernest Victort Bliss, fourth Baron Bliss
of Portugal and. a generous benefactor o.f Belize,

The Baron, an engineer by; pxfe:s.sion,,was a keen sports
fisherman. Ho came here in 1926 anh. having spent less than two months
off shore -he never set foot on Belizean soil left a considerable
fortune to be used in the development of the' country.
,.,:a Funhds from the Baron'Bliss Trust have thus far been spent
on a variety of projects ranging from the Bliss Institute centre for
the performing arts and headquarters of the national Library service,.
to purchase. ^f the site along the western highway for the proposed
. ... capital.. ..


His Loxdship the Anglican Bishop, ievere'nd ,erald
Brooks returned last Monday aftex spending over a month'in St,
Vincen where'.he, was to have attended the Caribbean Synod of Anglican
Churches this year

Just before the Synod, B.ishop .Brooks. suffered, a
fracture of the right shoulder arnd angle and was admitted into the
St. Vincent Hospital ,
On arrival at the Belize international Airport9 he' said he
was extremely glad to be back' in Bel.ize and.that he was very grateful
to all the people who sent him messages of sympathy and remembered him
in their praye'rso .



The.BJ3_jh isab t o walk
stjv j^a^ii can use his xight-arm-a-JJ


Mr. Ernest M. Johnson, Barr
over the week-end on the completion o
Bxjitai~, received hearty congratulate
last Monday from Premier eoxge Piic-

"I am glad that you have r3
take up the post of City Magistrate,
devoting all our energy to the build

Then, according to custom,
chance behind developments which have
past few years stress being laid on

Replying, Mr. Johnson assure,
certainly contribute his best in his

The Premier also welcomed t
-Joh-on that anothx-..--iLzean, Mr. J,
First CLas~q.ierk in the Pubjlic-Seixur
iuLjnhis studies, and had been called
on 9th February

a lil ith-r-& aid of two
tle .

ARibliTERS /

istei-at-Law o returned home
f studies fo the Bar in
oLs ,mand a-4.arm. welcome home

turned home duly qualified to
the Premiez told him. "We are
ng of oui- nation,~ Mro Price

A0r Price explained the signifi-
been taking place here over the
the Belizean flag, name and

ed the Premier that he would
particular fieldA

ie report, conveyed by Mr.
hn N. Avilez, who was a former
e, had_&.also been success-
S"to the Bar at Linj~oL. s-Inn

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