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Title: The Belize weekly newsletter
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Title: The Belize weekly newsletter
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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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No. 35 *********** **** Up to 30th g .

This week marks the official opening of this yeai's
National Day celebrations. Tuesday night Constitution Park near
the Pound Yard bridge on the southside of Belize City was used for
the first time. The beauties selected to compete for the Miss
Belize clown were on hand as government dignitaries, led by the
Premier addressed a bumper audience on the significance of oul
National Day.

The .new bandstand donated by the Lebanese Belizean
Community was the scene on Ffiday of Miss Cherry Mae Day's easy
victory in the Miss Belize District contest.
It was a double-head event.
The inauguration of the'bandstand was under the dis-
tinguished patronage of the Piemier the Hon. George Price.
To Show Appreciation
Mr. Sarkis Abou-Nahra Consul for the Lebanon, said the
occasion w;.s a happy one for the Lebanese Community. The bandstand
was a token of the appreciation and a gesture of the good will for
the hospitality and friendship which his people have enjoyed in
Accepting the bandstand on behalf of the Belizean people
the Lord Mayot, Mr. Fred Westby thanked the Lebanese Belizean
Community for their very fine gesture. The bandstand, he continued,
will be a landmark in the future of Belize.
Dedicated To......
When he addressed the gathering the Premier announced
that the 1965 National Day celebrations are dedicated to Belizeans
and theii friends abroad.
On hand to bless the bandstand were Father Oswald Reyes
of th3 Roman Catholic Mission and Rev. Stevens of the Methodist


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Following the inauguration c~emDiony, thirtcen beauties
went on-stage for the Mis:. Belize district contest.

Cheiry Mae Day All The Way

The Judges Senatoi Elsa Vasquez, Miss Signa Yolke,
Principal of Belize Teachers' College, Mi. Eustace Gillett, Chairman
of the Buniell Boom Village Council, Mi. and Mrs. Emoiy King and Mi.
DaiiellU Diaz Principal Education Officer, agreed that Miss Chenry'..
Mae Day was the loveliest, most graceful of them all.

Runner up was Miss Linda Living-ston-who represented
Hattieville and third place went to Miss Sonia Henkis of the Collet


Two City bands Police and Impe~ial shared the stage
Sunday night fo~ promenade concert at Memorial Park under the
patronage of Mi, Fred Westby, distinguished LoDd MayDi of BelizeiC
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The Concert started with the playing of tho Belizean the Police Band. A progi.amme of matches and .ld time
favourites followed. Stax performer for the night was Mrs. Leola
Oxosco who thrilled the audience with her full throated rendition of
"Bilss this house" and "The Holy City",

Belizean Blue and White flags and the Union Jack held
prominent position during the concert.

The Honourable Premii the Minicter of Inteinal Affairs
and Health, City Councillors, and othr distinguished-guests were--on
hand for the evening.


In glittering cc.rmonies on Saturday: night Miss Carmel
Cartmelita Far ias of San Ignacio was selected Miss Independence

There were contestants fiom the six districts. Miss
Maltha Marino Mi s Independence, 1964-5 also took part in the pagean-

The districts were represented, as follows. Stann
Creek district, Miss DoDothy Vernon; Toledo district Miss Maxrell-
ina Enmiquez; Coxozal district, Miss fMaxia Vellos; range Walk
district, Miss Rita Lascot; Belize district, Faye Cherry Mae Day,
and from the Cayo distIict, tie winner, Miss Caimelita Fariias.

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Meanwhile at t.he aden Cinema the night before Miss
Yolanda Cruz alo of San Ignacij, was selected t..e Queen of the
Competing for the title were eleven young ladies.
The runner up was Miss Rose Garbutt.


First. reports from outside the capital indicated that
plans for the celebrations were going well in.t.h rural areas.

Seine Bight

Scheduled for Seine Bight was a thanksgiving service,
a children's parade, community games and laces. Also.planned the
traditional addresses and installation of Miss beine Bightt..

The San Jose, Orange Walk district progxamme includes
a bicycle r.:.ce, games for. children, a, singing contest, treasure
hunt, and the selection of Miss San Jose.


MR. LEONILO COCUM, home for a visit with his family after an absence
absence of twenty four years called on an old primary school pal
one afternoon the Premier, the Hon. George Price.

Said Mr. Cocum: "I have. returned to meet a. new gene-
ration of ambitious, forward-looking Belizeaas". He con-tnuedI:.u .
"So much is strange; so much is nicw. Here in Belize City, as in
the countryside, I have bIcn plc,~:d to witness th that have takcn place during my absence".

MRS. ESTELLE GARBUTT a Belizean who left the country in 1958. and.
who has been living with her family in Sierna Leone, West Africa.
"Belize City" she said, "looks 'ery new'". Sheet ex-
pressed surprise at the improvements and expansion which has taken
place, especially round Queen's Park and Lake Independence areas.
She also commented on the big improvement of the city streets in
comparison to what. they were' before she left.

MR. GL;?N MURPHY, a young Belizean Chancellery guard at the British
Embassy in Mexico, is on a month's vacation with his family.
Receiving Glen on Tuesday, the Premier noted type of training in the diplomatic field to which Mr. Murphy is ex-
posed may well be of service to Belize on the attainment of

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Independence, Othri Belizeans who will serve in our own diplomatic
coDps he remarked, should receive at least a part of their formal by
special attachmernts with foreign diplomatic missions.


Seven students and their professor, from Brandeis Uni-
versity in .the State of Massachusetts U.SoA. called on the Preimer on
Tuesday morning at the end of their two and a half month study pro-
ject in this country,

The students were posted in Villages. and lived with
Belizeans, sharing their day to day experiences at'work and at play.

"In the building of our new nation," the Premier told the
students,'"we are doing all we can to speed the coming together of all
the different ethnic groups into one Bclizean identity.

"The road building programme, Radio Belize, and equality
of access to the Public service, along with the educational drive and
our symbols of Independence are all helping to make this objective a

"One of the big problems facing Belize today,"he went-on
"is to pull away from a spirit of depenae-ncy.-- We are learning more
and more to depend on ourselves and to look within ourselves, and
within our country for solutions to the pressing social and- economic
problems facing Belize.

MRS. V-ERONICA ALVARAD.O, mother of 15 children who owns a farm at Mile
25A on the Noithern Highway, proudly presented Premier Price with a
rare twin melon which she grew herself on her farm.:

Premier Price congratulated Mrs. Alvarado on her partici-
pation in building the new nation of Belize by producing fruits and
vegetables for the domestic market,

MISS JJANITA FULLER WADj who left Belize City 47 years ago. All this
time she has been living in the Central American Republics.

Miss Wade expressed admiration for the improvements and
expainion in Belize Ci-ty and told the Premier that she now wants to
reside here. 'Belize City," she said, "is lovely."


A five mile road connecting the Villages of Cristo Rey
and Macaw Bank-in the Cayo District was declared open on Sunday by t_:
Honourable Premier

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Present for the c-r, r.ony ,ere the Ministi of Public
Utiliti.-s, the Hon. HectrD Silva, the -rersentativte foD the Cayo
South ElectDoal Division, the Hon. .antiago Perdomo, Goverrnmnt
Officials and Belizeans from the :ara.

Clisto .cy

Prayers were followed by remarks of the Chairman of the
Cristo i:ey Village Council Mr. Felix Ku, who Lhen called on the
Premier to declare the road open.,

The Premir compaed- our roads network to t the viens
through which oui liie blood flows. "It is Lihriouh these Ioads that
Bellzeans and Belizeans p: oduce must ciiculate," he said.

He said he was 'pl sed to see the -a s on th way to the
cillage. Once they we u only accessible by rivr. He could see that
Belizeans of Cristo Rey were producing food for the table.
It wrs clear, he observed, t:.t -the o.i.d would help the coumntiy.
Though it would flow Lhe p oduce of the villages.

Winding up, the Pi mi..r said tLu l ;ad w-uld b ing othrI
bene-fits. Through it would come social seivicus provided by govern-
ment, and many cultu rl amenities.

Macaw Bank

At. the othri enid of ttihe Ioad, at MaCaw Bank ceremonies
started with the''singing of the Bulizean National Anthem.

The Village Council Chairman, M1. hloy Waight extended
to the .Premier a cordial welcome Miss Polita Waight then asked God's
blessing on him as bh leads the country into nationhood. She present-
ed him with a floral bouquet.

The limited resources of government will not allow: foi
all of ur riDads to be first class all weather ioads. But with in-
crease production the villages will in time help improve the roads.
Mr. Price congratulated Messrs Eduardo and Luis Alb..rto Espat who con-
structed the road, and the Belizcans workers for thcir contributions.



On toui of the Cayo district last Saturday the Minister
of Local Government, the Hon. Albert Cattouse called at the office
of the San Ignacio Town Board and held discussions with Messrs Ocheata
and Axagon, two members of the Board who were present. He encourag-
ed the members to work hard to reduce areas of revenue owing to the
Board. Also discussed was the forthcoming Bye Election caused by the
resignation of the Hon. Santiago Perdomo as Chairmnanand member of
the Board.

The Minister's next stop was Unitedville where the Villa
Village Council held a special session to welcome him. He praised
the Village Council and their representative, the Hon. Hector Silva
for the construction of their beautiful Community Centre on an aided
Self-help basis.
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The Chairman, Mr. Harold Gabourel, pledged his personal
co-operation and the co-operation of the entire village in support of
the oDveinnmunt in all its unde I t kin.,


The Chronicle of the West India Committee has published a
special August edition on Belize.
The magazine cover displays a photograph of the Belize
International Airport. There is a .e.ssage from Premier Price, five
pictoral selections, and four major illustrated articles.

The articles are entitled "Belize Dynamism with Stabi-
lity," Sugar in Belize 'Valley of the'Orange Blossom Promise,' and
"Catle a potential development in Belize."

All told, excluding the cover, there are twenty eight
photographs. These include one of PremiGsr eorge Price and the
Secretary of State Mr. Anthony Greenwood, discussing the country's
affairs, the development of sugar fields, boatmaking, the citrus faa-
tories and fields, neT buildings in the public and private sectors, the
mountain pine ridge, cattle ranches, and the police training school.

In his message to readers, Prcmier George Price states that
the next stage in the country's political development is independence
which he described as an all-embracing obj-ctive.
"Political independence without economic Viability and
without internal and external political and economic stability, and
without a universal feeling of national consciousness is empty and un-
desirable," says the Premier.

The Premier's m'nsage concludes: "We look forward with
optimism to joining the society of nations as a -full member of the
United Nations and of the Commonwealth."


The Minister of Internal Affairs and Justice the Hon,
Lindberg Rogers deputizing for the Minister of Local Governmenr the Hon.
Albert Cattouse, officiated on Saturday night at the triumphant debut of
the newly formed Princess Royal Youth Hostel band, its Director
Police Constable hobert -Ande-son.-

On arrival, the Minister who was met by t'he Warden and his
wi.e, the band played the Beiizean National Anthem."
In his address Minister Rogers paid warm tribute to the
warden for his devout services to the instution.
Mr. Rogers also had high commendation for the band director
and .he expressed confidence that the services of Police Anderson had
done much to mitigate the fears of problem children by bofriending the
children and gaining their confidence, respect and admiration.
The Band received round after round of hearty applause from
the audience,
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The function ca me to- ;,, close with tl playying of tLhe
3,Bitish .Natio nal Anthem. iThe 1liiean Blue and White nd the Union Jack
were pr. minetntly displ.,ayd i'i tlhe -csion.


Bishop Hodapp Add:esse s 4Mn's Meeting

The 14th anniivesary of the Belize Men's Me-eting was ma-ked
by a hist'.iy-nr in, at the Sc3t's iilsk in B3..i:D c City.

The opening rimaiks wexc made by the Riev.cnd C.W. Cousins,
Presiden:o, and this was followed by the endingg of Lthe Annual report by
M;. E.A. Laing, SecoEtaly.

In the chlair was Mi. E.P. York, Piincipal .f Belize
Technical College.

Highlighting the event was an..:-'audice.3 by Roman Catholic
Bishop i.L. Hodapp of te. Society of Jejus.

Bishop Hodapp spoke about the second Vatican Council,
attended by almoDst 3,000 bishops,

"The purp,.sc 3f thi. meeting,"he explained, "was to bring
about a j.newal of the Chuich o~ri within, with a paLstolal outlook,"

One difficulty was blem o DI~ anizati3n. This
pr blem Eis LDidship reported, "was gr dually being slve d.

Bishop Hodapp said b)th Ppec John ancd Paul Weice luctant
to int..irvcnt in the running of the Council,.

There weri a number. of questions irm tihe congregation.


"Dispitu your isolation flom the rest of the country you
are still. contributing a lDt to tihe, evelopmcnt- of .ou. ne-W natiJonu-"

This w..s what the Hon. ChLarls...s Martiiez Jr., representative
fi Tl3.ed~. South Elect ral Division, told a packed meetinC of Belizean
A-.azinci ns in the Village ofi Ceque SaLco in the Toledo District

The area irpics, nti:tive also I..p .ited tha two: new plo-
jects ar ae envisagea foD t..e Village, filstly, the Drganization of a
Village Counicil, and secondly, the installat1Dn of a Buying Centre with
the Villages of Dolores and Otoxa as silvice points.


MISS ISIDORA JACkSON of the TDledo district has sold the Marketing
Board 6051bs of paddy.

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She is tie fi-st woman farrme in th:it District to leap
and sell this much to the'B ard.

DOCTOR LIiITON SAT.cRIHWAITE, a well known ArchaelDgist.arnived here
last Friday from the Maya Ruins in Tikal, in the Republic of Guate-,
mala, by way of Melchor do Mencos.

He, was accompanied on a visit to Xunantunich in the Cayo
District*by the Government's Archaeological Commissioner, Ml. A.
Hamilt on Ande r son.

Doctol Satterthw:ite has done extensive work at CaIacDl
site in the Cayo district.

THOUSANDS OF ROMAN CATHOLICS paraded through the stIeets of Belize
City in the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe p ocesion implying pro-
tection fr country fiom huriicanes.

Speaking about our laws Bishop Hodapp said "The laws of
oum land are good. I would say they aie holy because they arc found-
ed on or aie even a repitition of the divine law. But since I am not
blind and my imagination is not dead, I cannot help but think that
mlze could be done to protect our yDung people from those who are
making money by pandering to vice".

ROMAN CATIlLIC PARISHIOI'LnS in Santa Elena Cayo District have, with
the approval of their Bishop and past~ formed themselves into a
fund raising group called the Loyola alising Committee.

The goal Df the Committee is to build a new church dedi-
cated to St. Ignatius of LDyola, theii pat'on.

AC'7Iii_ PRINCIPAL SECRhLTARY (NaLu~al HRsources aaii TiLade) h.A. Fuller
returned on August 22nd from the Fifth Annual General Meeting'of the
Caribbean Cane F,.me~s' Association held in Bridgetown, Barbados from
the 16th to the 20th of August.

Others representing this country weze the Managei1 of the
Cane Farmers' AssociatiDn, Matec Ayuso and the Chairman of th-
Association, Matis Henry.
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PUBLIC HIALTH INioPCTOR C.A. Alzu and'D.I. Mendoza left Belize recent-
ly to do th. one year course at the West Indies School of Public
Health in Kingston, Jamaica. The cost of their training is being met
jointly foDm Colonial Development and Welfare funds and by the
Belizean government.

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The functiDn ca de to :..close with tKh playing of the
B it.ish .National An.them. The iuliean Blue and .d~.t and the Uhion Jack
were pi eminently displayed foi tlhe occasion.


Bishop Hoda-p -Adde-sses Men's. Mee ting

The 14th an iversary of the Belize Men's Meeting was marked
by c. hitL'jy-rl;kin, s:.Iji:-n at the' Scot's iilk in B.Dli:-' City,

The opening rem-zks wexe made by the ihevcicnd C.W. Cousins,
Prisiden.., and this vas followed by the re'ding of the Annual .eport by
Mr. B.A. Laing, Secretazy,

In the chair was Mi. E.P. York', Principal of Belize
Technical College,

Highlighting the. event was n,.ac ddicss by iRman Catholic
Bishop '.L. HDdapp :f the SDciety of jts .

Bishop Hodapp spoke about the second Vatican Council,
-att'-nded by almost 3,000 bishops,

"The purpDse f't th meeting,"he explained, "was to bring
about a luncwal of the Church 'riam within, with :. pa,stDoxal outlDok."

One difficulty was thei problem );' 1 ganizati n. This
problem His LDrdship leportcd, "was gradually being sLlved.

Bishop HDdapp said both PDpc John and Paul were- reluctant
to intirvcnt in the running of the Council.

"Theie we;r a nuimiber of qustLiDns iirom the congi- gatlibh.

Chil'U SATo CO IN tHE PIC(T. '.

"Dispite your isolation flim the rest ;)f the country you
.aic still contributing a lot t. thLe development of Dur new nation."

This the Hon, Ciha:leus Marltiniez Jr., representative
fD1 TDl.ed.D South Electoral Division, told a packed meetin- of Belizean
Aihnlini ..ns in the Village of Creque Saico in th,.. Tol-do District

The aze- repie senta.tive also I p.Dted that two new pID-
jccts are, envisaged foi t.:e Village, fitstly, the Diganization of a
Village Couincil, and secondly, the installatiDn Df a Buying Centre with
the Villages of Dolores and Otoxa as service poDints.


MISS ISIDORA jACkSON of the TDledo district has sold the :;..l:eting
Boaid 6051bs of paddy.

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She is th fi rsL t woJan farmer in that District to leap
and sdll this much to the Board.

DOCTOR LIITON SATiRTHWAITE. a well known Archaelgist -.n ived here
last Friday from the Maya Ruins in Ti'al, in the Republic of Guate-
mala, by way of Melcho-r de Mencos.

He. was accompanied on a vinit to Xunantunich in the Cayo
District b'y the Government'ls Archaeologica-l C.ommissioDnex.r MI A.
Hamilt on Ande r s n.

Doctor SatterthwAite has done extensive work at Caracol
site in the Cayo district.

THOUbADS OF ROMAN CATHOLICS paraded thr ough the streets of Belize
City in the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe procession imploring pro-
tection for country frDm hurricanes.

Speaking about our-laws Bishop Hodapp said "The laws of
DuI land are good. I would say they-ar~ holy because they are found-
ed on or are even a xipitition of the divine law. But since I am not
blind and my imagination is not dead, I cannot help but think that
moIe could be done to iDtect oui yDung people fxom those who are
making money by pandering to vice".

ROMAN CATHJLIC PARISHIOiL -LS in Santa Elena Cayo District have, with
the approval of theii Bishop and pastor p-fomred themselves into a
fund raising gioup called the LoyDla Ralsing Committee.

The g:al of the Committee is to build a new church dedi-
cated to St. Ignatius of Loyola, theii patron.

ACTING PRINiCIPAL SECRETARY (Natural hRsouices anu Tr de) h.A. Fullei
returned on August 22nd fLom the Fifth Anrual Gunezal Meeting of the
Caribbean Cane F-,mers' Association held in Bridgetown, Barbados from
the 16th to the 20th of August.

Others representing this country were the Manag.r of the
Cane Fairmrs' Association, Mateo Ayuse and the Chairman of tle
Association, Matis Henry.

PUBLIC HLALTH INiPLCTOR C.A. Aizu and D.I. M~ndoza left Belize recent-
ly to do th .one year course at the West Indies School of Public
Health in Kingston, Jamaica. The cost of their training is being met
jointly from Colonial Development and Welfare funds and by the
Belizean goverlnmnt.

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MISO S.R. JOiLo, Staff Nuse, Medical Dep~ata nt left on August 27th
to undergo a one yeal ciouse fDI Ov;.rseas Wazd Sist:rs at the RDyal
CDll3gc Df iulsing in the United KinadDm.

The cDst Df tiLr ti dining is being m6t jointly by the
United Kingdom and the gvelnmfnt -f BUli:ac.

E.C. DAVIS H~alth L.ducatiDn OfficcI; Gxadc 1 h~s been appointed
Acting Distiict OfficeI, CayD District.

As District Officci he will be ex-.fficiD Magistrate of
the CayP Judicial Distiict,

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