U H L "HT N",I ORPIATIN SERVICES
BELIZE CITY P. 0. Box 324.
No. 16 '::: : p to 18th April, 1965.
B7LIZP-JAMAICA TRADE T1O IBE C INCRASED
Ag ro c L:.& p- .. had on subst ant ially
increased purchases of B"el: r-n timber by Jamaican Under the
arrangement, Belize would reciprocate by buying more Jamaican
This was revealed by Mr. Rafael Fonseca, in a message
to the Government Informatlon Servic-o at the end of Premier
George Price's four day visit to Jamaica .
It's been revealed that following tho agreement., the
Jamaica government added timber immediately to its list of res-
tricted imports under the Jamaica trade law.
During his short visit to Jamaica, the Premier held
discussions with the Acting Prime Minister, Mr. Donald Sangster
and other government officials. He also saw something of
Jamaica's industrial activity,
Mr. Price and Mr. Fonsoca were on their way to London
for talks with the British Government on financial assistance
for the building of the new capital
As a result of the agreement reached in Jamaica, a
Jamaican timber company has already sent a representative to
* this country to assess the availability of timber0
THREE FOR BA.. BADOS
The Honourables Charles Martinez and Florencio Marinn,
members of the House of Roepresentatives left Belize City by
air last Tuesday for Ear:.u a '- :o -..'y .ill attend tho Regional
Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association,
Mr. Stanley HulseO Clerk of the House of Representativesa
left on the same aircraft also for,. Barbados, H will be attending
a conference for Clerks of Legislatures.
Both conferences wore scheduled to last three days.
ROCKSTONE POND V-C. SEU~STS CHANGE
The Ministur of Education theo Hon.o Mrs. Gwondolyn. ..
....Larag ..M-BE has agreed to change the name of the
Rockstone Pond Government School. It is now to be called
"The Lucky .Strike Government School".
This change followed receipt of a petition from the
members of the Rockstone Pond Village Council, in which they
pointed out that the school building has, since 19469 been
transferred from Rockstone Pond Villago to Lucky Strike Village.
FREE MEDICARE FOR SCHOOL CILDRiN
Following the recent meeting between the Minis ter of
Education and representatives of the Catholic Educational
Association and the Union of Teachers, the Ministry has sent
a reply to the joint.Working Committees on the matters brought
before the Ministero
The Minister reminded the teachers that medical attention
A..c-0 school children has always been free and will continue to
be .ree. The only condition is that the child presents a note
of ide icaBtion..from his teacher or Principal to the medical
Other matters such as better conditions of. service, the
Minister said, are being considered by the Governmente
PORT LABOUR COMMITTEE M-ETS
The Belize City Port Labour Committee met on Monday to
-c&nsider-severance pay for waterfront workers. The meeting
was chaired by the Labour Commissioner Mr. K.oC Dunn.
It was agreed that representatives of the Union,
employers and an officer of the Labour Department will inter- n
view all waterfront workers at a date and place to be decided
on in the near future. The purpose of the interviews will be
to compile a register showing each worker's age and length of
an holiday pay, it was agreed that this matter should be
deferred until negotiations for severance pay are completed.
PUBLIC UTILITY PROJECTS
The Minister of Public Utilities and-C.ommunications, the
Hon. Hector Silva, addressing the weekly Rotary luncheon,.
revealed that a new Sir Winston Churchill commemorative postage
stamp and a new definitive issue on national scenes would soon
,: be released.
The Minister also reported on some projects his Ministry
hag--der wayy. Chief among those are road building projects,
reclamation nprjvement to the airport, oloctricity and power
schemes, and the cXt-nsion of existing water and telephone
lines. He also said there is cash in hand to make ..a.start..Dn
the VHF link with district towns, particularly in the indus-
Six persons including three women wore injured in a
car crash early on Wednesday morning in Belize City.
The three men, Lennox Burgess, Derrick Kelly and Hugh-
donald Kelly were not too seriously injured,
Of the women, one received injuries that are not too
serious but the other two were reported to have sustained very
serious multiple fractures and were placed under careful medical
A hospital spokesman said the orthopaedic bed, recently
donated by the Hospital Auxiliary, together with one the Medical
Department had, came in very handy in the treatment of the two
SThe ill-fated party wore travelling in taxi number 4141
when it ran off the road and crashed into McNab's lumber yard
just outside the city limits.
Later in the same day it was reported that PC Ruben
^K Rodriguez, on patrol duty, was overtaking a truck at the
-- timjX--ZOf _Pickstock Street and Barrack Road, when he was
knocked off his cycle
BIG TRAFFIC WATCH
OPERATION TRAFFIC WATCH, the nost intensive ever police
move to prevent holiday mishaps on the highways and in towns,
was put into effect on Good Friday.
The operation, which covered the entire country, was
announced in an unscheduled broadcast appeal by the Chief
Traffic Officer, Inspector Winston Carcamo, on Wednesday night
following two serious incidents in the Belize district. The
incidents, which came within six hours of each other, imperilled
the lives of some seven people, a Police patrol rider among tbs.
Special traffic patrols were despatched from Belize COty
for points north and west some to set up speed traps, others
to stake out' at.strategic points along the highways from where
they were assigned to conduct spot checks and roadworthiness
inspections. The control measures were continued at night.
Meanwhile, the Chief Traffic Officer himself, accompanied
by officials of the Cyclists Associations, conducted a mile-by-
mile pro-check along the northern highway Friday afternoon in
Preparation for the big cross country race onHoly Saturday.
At the end of the period, despite unusually heavy traffic
on all highways, the Police Traffic Branch confirmed that.V jaot
a single mishap of any consequence was roported.---.....
EASTER SPORTS -CYCLINGC .
John Miguel was again the winner of the annual cross
country bicycle race which ended with eighteen laps in the
National Stadium before a large audience.
Vet-cr-an. Dunc an Vernon who ran second, was beaten by
.only-half a length
The gruelling 141 mile race began at Cinderella Plaza
in Belize City at 5,00 a.m.. It proceeded to Orange Walk Town
It was the first time since 1947 that the route for the
race was changed from the Western Highway, to San Ignacio and
Eleven contestants left Belize City. Eric Card and
Clinton Castillo were the pace setters most of the way and
Lindsford Sutherland looked dangerous in the sprints.
But back in Belize City, in the final stages of the race
it was anybody's race.0 Competitors dropped out one by one until
only five remained the Sutherland brothers, John Miguel D ..an
Vernon and Reneau. Sutherland had the misfortune of having his
chain broken just as the final sprint was nearing the finishing
EASTER SPORTS TRACK
The Astourjthletic Association held its Half Marathou
The race started at 6 o'clock in the morning inx'-front of
the Pallotti Convent along the Northern Highway. It ended at
the National Stadium. ,.
The distance covered was thirteen miles,5 196- yards.
There were twelve contestants0 Robert Lightburn was the winner
,with a time of 1 hour, iS minutes and 15 seconds.
Taking second place was young David Neal, a junior rune .---
His time was 1 hour, 22 minutes and 30 seconds. He was highly
commended by officers of the Association.
-The Hon, 1.E, Cattousc, Minister for Social Services* waZ
at the Stadium fothehe finish. He addressed the contestants
briefly, congratulating them on a fine showing*
THERESA DONAJKOWSKI MEMORIAL
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Donajkowski, parents of the late
S Theresa Donajkowski, the Papal Volunteor who lost her life
' *....in a drowning incident at Mountain Pine Ridge last October,
arrived here last Tuesday.
They were accompanied by their son, James and the '
SRev Johntm Troaster, assistant pastor in their hometown. parisX,-"
of Alpena, Michigan. .
The Donajkowskis came to bo present at San Ignacio
on Sunday the 25th of April, for a Memorial Mass at-Sacred
Heart Church, when a'-mmorial will be dedicated in honour of
EMPLOYERS' FEDERATION VISITS
Mr. H.3. Dalton Deputy Director of the 'Organisation
of Employers' Federation and Employers In Doveloping CounttriSet ..
arrived here on Tuesday,
Before coming to Belize Mr. Dalton attended the Annual.
General Meeting of the Caribbean Employers Confederation in
'During his stay he mot Government Officials5 Employers,
and Trade Unio 'LeadoGr-for discussions on mt~trS of rmutuil