PUBLIC S WEEKLY BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES
BELIZE CITY P. 0. Box 324.
No. 26 ******* Up .to.27th June, 1965.
S .. THE PREMIER ON CO-OPERATION AND NATION BUILDING
Officially declaring International Cooper-ative Week here
open on Sunday, the Premier, the Hon. George Pricereminded all
Belizerans of the good things which the cooperative movement has
brought to this country and its people.
4"s we unite to build this nation, Christian and Democra-
tic, we should realise that cooperation is a prerequisite as we look
towards independence", Mr, Price declared.
The unity of purpose which binds members of a cooperative
,together-and the determination to work "one for all and all for ones"
he said, is motivated by high ideals,.
These were the ideals we should emulate in our effort to
protect the Belizean Personality and identity,
On Government's policy on Cooperatives and Credit Unions,
he said,Government places the highest importance on the Cooperation
the Belizean consumer can -ender the good Belizean farmer and other
producers by buying Belizean produce.
If we are to build a nation we must look toward our8slves .
as well as our country. This was the strong argi~cnt i favour of
buying Belizean produce and keeping our dollars at h:ime, working for
The cooperative movement, he went on, could Yaise our stan-
dard of living, assist us in improving our economy and pay all the
expenses of an independent Belize,
The Week began with special prayers in churches of all deno-
minations. There are to be special talks on the Radio *ach night and
public film: shows during the week and then, on Saturday, a big Fair
on the Landivar Campus.
Big Day, Big Attraction
A big feature 'of the Fair will be an exhibition to be staged
by Government, with the general theme "How and Why Belizean Consumers
and Producers can cooperate to their mutual benefit in a Buy Belizean
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Several agencies and private organizations are pooling their
best efforts tp present a great variety of sample dishes, wines and
preserves prepared from Belizean Produce.
Also on display will be fine examples Df Belizean Produce
attractively displayed on a model green grocers' stall, incorporat-
ing practical examples of good preparation for supplying retailers
over long distances, hygenic and economic storage and attractive dis-
The Medical Department's contribution will be to show the
nutritional properties of Belizean produce and their advantage over-
synthetic or processed items that compete with national produce.
THE PREMIER: AN ASESSM&NT FROM MEXICO
"Belize is not, as many imagine in Mexico, a territory
which is asleep. It has a vibrant development under the patriotic
leadership of its Premier, the Honourable George Price Escalante,
who has been at'the head-of- the- government sinc-e1951" '--
With these words the Mexican magazine, '"AMERICA DE SD*E
MEXICO",1 begins .a long ar-icle on our- country in its April edition.
Says the article; "The work in the field of education is
intense, which Premier Price has been carrying out since-he founded
;the PUP, and in. the various offices which he has held in government."
The article comments on the two political parties, agr'icul-
ture education, exports, healthroads, commerce and other subjects.
After discussing many of the material developments, the
article goes on: if the material work which Premier George Price
has.been carrying out is great, his spiritual work is even greater."
When he founded the PUP, he restored to- the -.people,-2 or
better- he awoke in them the will to fight, because his county was
asleep, resigned to its fate.
But :Price founded the PUP and he awoke the spirit to fight
in everyone, and he has made tfem realize the importance of
struggling to free Belize, to run their own affair-So And.the people
are responding to the .call :o their leader. And now the Belizeans
"Price gave birth to our conscience to be proud to be
..Belizeans. H, gave us an identity, he gave us a flag, he gave us an
anthem, the Belizean anthem, which is called 'Land of the Gods"'"
These are the thoughts which we heard expressed from the
mouth of the teacher, the clerk, the farmer, the worker, the student
the market vendorr, the report states,.
Guide, Nation Builde /
And the man most responsible for supplying this sense of
direction who is the guide of the people, and who deserves-the name
of Guide, is Ge orge Piice of Belize, the Nation-Builder.
England wanted Belize to be part of the West Indian Federa-
tion, but Price opposed this and said that Belize was part of Cen-
tral America- but not belonging to Guatemala.
REPORT FROM THE PREMIER'S OFFICE
Among visitors received by the Premier during the week were-
FATHER LEO WEBER, of the Society of Jesus, President of St. John's
College, who presented Mr. Price with a copy of the tMangrove', 1965
a bi-annual publication which has been re-started by the College,
The book is a very attractive one and carries many photo-
graphs of the students and college activities.,. There is a
photograph showing the Premier at the ceremonial opening of the new
Science School last year.
In return Premier Price presented a bound copy of the
'Alumni News Letter' which used to be published in printed form with
illustrations under the direction of Premier, Price when he was
President of the Association,
Father Weber said present plans call -f r two editions of
the 'Mangrove' every year, a pictorial edition and another devoted to
TWO MEMBERS of the CIorzal District Branch of the Ex-servicemen
Mr. Wilfred Valpy, a 1914-18 World War 1 veteran who served
in the middle east and Mr. Eulalio Pech a former member-of the'
Defence Force in Belize, during the second World War,
They thanked Government for all that is being done fo- them.
They also observed that Exservicemen are today getting many benefits
which they did not get before.
MR. WILLIfAM HOARE, O.B.E., the Government Printer.
The Premier wished him a happy vacation and thanked him for
his good'work as Head of the Government Printing Office.
iMR. LIBORIO GOMEZ, formerly a teacher at Xavier College in Corozal
Town who returned recently from the United States of America where
he obtained his Bachelor ofAr-ts degree, majoring in Spanish and
He remarked among other things that he.:ha'd received issues
of the Belize Newsletter regularly ahd this enabled him to keep up-
to-date with matters in Belize, particularly information on other
Belizeans who went abroad to study,
'The Premier thanked Mr. Gomez for his visit and wished him
a successful future
B EDMOND MARSHALLECK, an Administrative Officer Grade Two, just
back from Jamaica after completing a course in Public Administration
at the University of the West Indies, He obtained the Diploma in
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Mr, Marshalleck will be posted to the Ministry of Local
Government and Social Development.
TWO OFFICIALS OF THEPDIRECTORATE OF OVERSEAS SURVEYS: Mr. Michael
Brand who has been working here for the past two years, and Mr ...
Anthony Westwon who will relieve Mr. Brand.
Mr. Weston arrived -i June 18th.
Premier Price thanked Mr. Brand for all the work he has
been doing and welcomed M.r Weston. He said his government was glad
to have the assistance being given by the Directorate in makiLng more
land available for housing and farming,
MRS, ISABEL CASSlS LA BD CHICHIRAKY of Progress, Spanish Honduras.
SMis -Chichi&ky, a daughter of Mrs. Valarie Cassasola of
St. Paults Bank) has essided outside Belize for over 40 years, but
pays occasional visits to her homeland,
The Premier thanked Mrs. Chichiraky for the visit, and said
he was pleased to learn that Gloria Isabel, Mrs. Chichiraky's
daughter, is this year's Queen of the Lions Club in Progressot
MR. EUSTACE GILL AND MRS, ENID OLIVER, Chairman and Secretary of the
Burrel Boom Village Council ...
Mr. Gill informed the Premier that his Village Couhcil
wished to record their gratitude and satisfaction for the progress
report the Premier had given the House of Representatives recently
on governments activities since the March 1st elections.
MR. EDWIN GARCIA, Assistant Community Development Officer of the
Social Development Department.
Mro Garcia had attended a nine month course at the Cody
SInterhational Institute of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish
Nova Scotia, where he earned the Social Leadership Diploma.
Mr. Garcia said he was glad to be back home. He mentioned
the recent flag debate in the Canadian Legislature and said he wars
able to tell many with whom he spoke that here in Belize we have
already taken steps to establish our own flag well in advance ,pf
Thanking Mr., Garcia for his.visit, Mr. Price said he was
certain.the knowledge he had acquired Will be used to the best ad-
vantage of Belize and Belizeans.
MR. CARL GEWTILE, Assistant General Passenger Manager of the Cunard
Steam-ship Company in New York.
Mr. Gentile explained that periodically he tours to inves-
tigate the possibility of extending the cruise programme of Cunard
and was taking this opportunity of calling on the Premier.
He showed keen interest in the New Capital project and the
plans shown him by the Premierx
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He wished the Premier and Belizeans every success in the
establishment of the New Capital.
DOCTOR MANUEL LIZIAMA a Belizean graduate of the University of the
He will be employed by Tate and Lyle in the NI-thern Dis-
Doctor Lizama is to assume duty on July 1st,
MINISTER TOURS IN BELIZE CITY
The Minister of Social Development, the Hon. Albert Cattouse
last Friday carried out several visits in Belize City.
At the Prisons Department he saw inmates at work and later
held discussions with the Superintendent, Mr, Philip Campbell.
During the discussions the. Minister considered what improve-
ments could be made to the recreational facilities available for in-
Later, the Minister called at the Headquarters of the
Northern Fisherma- Cooperative. He was shown around the recently
expanded storage space .for fish and lobster prepared for national
and export markets.
The Minister expressed satisfaction with the stepped up
programme of the Cooperative and praised the Manager for the contri-
bution the Cooperative is making to national economy.
Finally, he visited the Social Development Department's
storehouse where CARE rations and equipment for distribution are
Mr. Cattouse was accompanied by the Assistant Secretary at
the Ministxy, Mr. Alfred Campbell.
CWU WINS POLL
Capturing over 51% of the votes cast, e ChZistiao Workerst
Union last week emerged with full bargaining rignrs for workers of
the Mechanical Section of the Corozal Sugar Factory Limited.
The G.W.D.U. polled 20% of the votes.
An announcement from the Ministry of Labour, giving the re-
sults, said balloting took place at Santa Cruz, near Tower Hill, on
FISHING CO-OP HEADING FOR BRIGHTER PROSPECTS
Northern FishermGn s Co-operative sustained the loss of
some 11000 ibs of lobster last year- because of the. lack of stage
This was disclosed on Saturday as members gathered at Caye
Caulker for their fifth Annual General meeting. There were reports
from the Managing Committee, Executive Secretary, Mr, H.E. Solis
and Mri Feix Bradley, Plant Managerj
There was encouraging news from the management- the pro- ...
vision of a new freezer and two additional storage room should
eliminate the possibility of heavy los-se-s due to-spoilage in the
The Plant Manager of the Society also reported that the pro-
cess plant, was removed from Cleghorn Street in Belize City, in
rented premises, to the Society's property on North Front Street.
M- .-. HoEo Solis, the First Executive Secretary, revealed
that tw.o officials of the Me.tropolitan Shrimp Exchange in the United
States of America had made two visits here to hold discussions with
the Society, As a result of these discussions the management had
noted some valuable suggestions for improving the efficiency of the
Because of the present quota on the lobster the Co-opera-
tive had been unable to take action on many applications for mamber-
Special congratulations for the occasion were sent to the
Registrar of Cooperatives and the staff of his Department.
OCU CARELESS FOOD HANDLER
"A careless food handler who has bad health habits could be
the cause of an epidemic in the country, "
This is what sixteen food handlers were told last Wednesday
as they assembled to receive certificates issued by.the Health
Branch of the Medical Departments"
The speakerr was the Hon. C.L.B. Rogers, Minister of Health,
who delivered .the main address, Mr. Rogers told the students that
the food and the service they offer will have an effect for good or
ill, on the important ,Tourism industry,
Describing the duties carried out by the Health Branch, he
said these include the inspection of food exposed for sale to the
public; the examuninaticon of animals intended for human consumption
and the sponsorship of training courses similar to the one .just com-
To Maintain The High Standard
Closing, the Minister said: "Food handlers can help in main-
taining a high standard of food service by cooperating with the
Health Department to keep` the country healthy by upholding its-, :altt
rules ad4 public health laws."
Earlier, Senator Vel.non Leslie Resident Tutor of the Exti.ra
Mural Department of the West Indies, which was co-sponsor of the
seminar, also addressed the gathering. He called on the food..-.
handlers to take with them the things they had learned and to put
their new knowledge into practice for the., improvement of the health
of all Belizeans.
THE DFC NOW HAS A MANAGER ..
Mr. Ralph Wyatt, Manager of the DeveLopment Finance CDrpora-
tion, accompanied by his wife, arrived here recently.
Accompanied by Mr. Horace Young, a DFC Director, Mx. and Mrs.
Wyatt were presented to Premier George Price on Monday.. .
Mr. Wyatt's appointment was made., possible through one of the
Technical Assistance Agencies of the United Nations. He was due to
arrive earlier this year but was delayed. because he was completing an
assignment with.the World Bank.
Premier Price told Mr. Wyatt that Government was vexy happy
that he had come to be the Manager of the Development Finance Corpora-
tion. Government was confident that with his world wide experience in
Banking he would be able to get the DFC moving so.that it could do the
job for which it has been created..
NEWS IN BRIEF
A LOIDON LTEESS SERVICE RElOUT states that this country will supply
Britain with 450 tons of concentrated &range juice for the year i.,
beginning in December, 1965.
Belize was represented by C.P. Cacho for Government, G.N.F.
Nord for the Citrus Growers Association and H.R. Sharp for the Citrus
AN EXPLODING set fire to the clinic at Roaring .Qreek on Monday night.
Two Public Works Department carpenters, Leslie Brown and
Lincoln Hamilton who were doing repairs to the building, were
temporarily trapped inside but escaped without serious injury. The
building was gutted.
THE EX-SERVICEMEN'S LEAGUE first Annual General Conference was
officially declared opened at the Militia Hall in Belize City on Monday
by His Excellency the Governor, Sir Peter Stallard.
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RAYMOND BLAKE a retired British Soldier died on Sunday following
a head on collision of two vehicles near the Haulover Bridgei
Lennox Baird, one of the drivers involved has been arrested and
charged with manslaughter, by negligence
CHIEF TRAFFIC OFFICER, INSPECTOR WINSTON CARCAMO of the Police
Force left for the United states of Amierica on Monday to do an
eleven week course in Traffic Safety Education.
The course is sponsored jointly by the Belize government
and Illinois State University,.. It was arranged. through the good
officer of Donald LaFond, a Papal Volunteer, teaching at St. John's
College in Belize City.
W.P. CHRISTIE, Survey Technician, Survey and Lands Department has
been success~ 1 in the Intexmidiate Examination of the Royal Insti-
tute of Chartered Surveyozrs,
Mr. Christie, who is 28 years old, entered the Public
Service as a messenger on the 1st of June, 1956, and became a tem-
poraray clerk on the 1st of January, 1957. He was transferred to the
post of Survey Apprentice onithe 1st of May, 1957.
From April 1960 to April 1964 Mr. Christie underwent a
course of training in Trinidad and was appointed to his substantive
post of Survey Technician with effect from the 7th April,- 964.
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