THE BELI Z E
WEE KL Y N E WSL T R
Published by the Government I tion Se es.
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No. 42 ********************* up 1o th October 1965
SECRETARY OF STATE CONCLUDES VISIT
The Right Honourable Anthony Greenwood, Secretary of itate
for U.K. dependent territories left for London via the Bhhamas
and New York on Tuesday afternoon.
.He was accompanied by Mt.so Greenwood and two Bxitis, ,
Officials on a tour of Belize which lasted six days.
His, final engagements were meetings with the Premier, and
the Cabinet and a short visit with British trobps at Airport'Campu
on his way out.
While here the U.K. cabinet'ministce made whi'Stle stop
tours in each district. Last on the list were Corozal and Orange
Walk, seat of the expanding. sugar. industry. ..............
SOn the Visit to Corozal Town, Mr. Greenwood accompanied by
th-e Gove'nor, ,ir- Peter Stallard.and the Piemicr, the Hon.n Geor3ge
Price, were accorded a civic reception.
Replying to the address of welcome, Mr. Greenwood who wah
dressedl-in light brown guayabc~a, praised the people of.CCorozal
for th&.il courage and foitituad following hurricane Janet' in 1955.
Refelling to the friendship which exists between Britain
and Belize he also noted the increasingly cordial relations which
exist between Corozal and Chetumal,
"May this cooperation and friendship continue to the
mutual be nefit of the two countries", he declare cd.
"'Refering to difficulties confronting the suga' industry he
said he would welcome any presentation the Cane Farmers' Associ-
ation would like to make,
While he could not make any statcmeht which might dis-
courage the prospects of the many intexestcd countries he would
study the matter carefully when he returns to London.
Hard Work And Enterprise
Belizeans of Corozal by their history of hard work, and
enterprise had distinguished themselves.
Following the speechmaking, commemorative trecs were
planted in the Park.
The party then moved on to the hospital and the new light
plant building-now. uqder construction.
HIol. .Sajtiag o..Ric.l.de.....
alie.r the Mayor, the Hon,.Santiago Ricalde, thanked the
Secretary for T1he benefits which thc country has received from
the British Government, He also spoke of the industrial and edu-
cational growth of his district and said that the people of
Cor ozal were pledgQ'd 'to do ~evrything possible to make Belize
Speaking about the impact' of the Sugar Industry on the'
rural communities of the district' ~, Sev2ro'Pinto noted the rise
in the s-andeid .of living. He thanked the Premiex and the Minis-
ter of Ndiuial' Resbou.rces for being mainly responsible foi inducing
Tate and Lyle, to invest in Belize and"fob making caie lands
available to farme rs, .
FVom Corozal Town the visitors went on to the Sugar factoiy,-
at Libertad and Orange Walk Town.
Orange Walk. T wn
Despite a continuous drizzle the party arrived in Orange
Walk Tow, to find hundreds of School Children and other Belizeans
waiting fp1 the reception at the Municipal Park.
Mr. Greenwood expressed his appreciation foi the courtesy
and friendship displayed by the citizens of Orange Walk Town.
Again ,he rfercd to the strong and growing friendship
between the unitedd 'Kihgdom and Belizc.- He was happy, he' said,
that th c.uhty .had' reached- the stage where the essentials o0
Parliamentary democracy already exists.
He'lo.ked forward, he said, to.'seeing the country advance to
independence ahd' wished all the people of this. country prosperity,
stability and pace.
In his address the' on. Urbina acknowledge Britain's valu-
able financial assistance and nhotcd that uhdcr the present ad-
minis.trtion tremendous economic and social progress had come to
He then wished Mr, and Mrs. Grecnwo'd pleasant memories of
this "Land of the Gods by the Carib Sea".
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THL'Y SAW TB FkLEMIER
GORDON, ROBINSON, who resides in.Jamaica is on a short visit with
relatives his first since leaving' the countryshortly after
Received by the Premier on'Wedncsday he said there is a
vast improvement in the city today as compared to what it was
befoxn the huxzicane.
Mr. Robison wolks at the Kingston office of Compaf Mexi-
cana lde, A
Following a visit to Gales Point to sce his gixndmothel, he
said -he.-was vexy-.pl...sud to see how the- village has been lrebui-lt
with CGovr nme not's help.
MR. IHAR-iSON BUCKNOR, a mcmbcx ofthl Aixpot Fir e Scvie V0, just ,
back i.';m training in Trinidad.
.He was very glad to see the pIogxZss the country is 'making,
he sa.d and noted.that eve~y day the voice of Txinidad's Prime
Minister. is he ard on the Radio exhorting the people to work hard..
This policy is similar to the one followed by oui PIemice
here in-Bczize, he obs-xved, and it is being vexy successful in.;-.-
Tiinidad, He was sure that it was meeting with equal success he-ze,.
The Pxmi-x told MX. Bucknor he was glad that. he had :been ,,,,
able to -acquu.,e. new knowledge in file fighting technique'S, But, ;
he ad'cl.ed .*:~ wish yo.u never -have cause to use it." "
"Al.T.. .ol...;. ..THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE, WATER PROBLEMS
In fulfilment of the promise to provide a house to .Q93use, .
watei supply system fox Belize City bcfoxe the end of 1965, a
start is to be made on both the northsidc and southside in
An Laaounccment last week said the pressure in the pipes
has n':w been stepped up to a satisfactory levCl, so that Users
will tce able to have properly chloxinated water piped into.theiri.
homes without the ned for pressure pumps ox any othex foXim of
To begin with, applications far. connections will only be
accepted from persons r:sidiig on striets now cazxying six-inch
There are plans to make thesc standard throughout the City
as qu..ckly as possible.
First Connections On The No thside .,
Streets which now caxry six-inch mains on the North Side'
ales Princess Margaret Drive, from New Town Barracks to its
junct..on with St. Matthew Stret; New Town Barracks, Douglas
Jones:; North Front Strxet,c from its junction with Douglas Jones
Stire-t to the St. Mary's Rectoxy; Gabouxel Lane, to its junction .
with Queen Stxeet; :Bve Strect; -Barrack Road; Kelly Street from
its junction with Simon Lamb Street to its junction with Baymen
Avenue -Wilson Strett; and Fr-eetown Road, from its junction
with the Princess Margaret Drive, to the Belize Technical College.
On the South side; Vernon Strxt; Collet Canal Strect;
Yarbor.ough Road; Regcnt Strete, from its junction with Yarbo:xough
Road to its junction with Bishop StrcL; Bishop Street, from its
junction with East Canal Street .to its junction with Regent Street;
East. Canal Street the portion bctwen Bishop street and Watox
Lane, Water Lane-, from its junction with East Canal Sttrct to its
junction with Richard's Side Walk5 Bagdad Stfeet; Mosul Stxret,
from its junction with Bagdad Street to VeWnon Street; Basra
Street; and South Streeto
.Applications for water must be made. to the: Secretary, Watel
Authority, in care of the Medical Depa'rtment in Belize City.
S Fist. strxets to be served will be Douglas Jones Streot on
the north side' and Basra Street. on the ojuth Side.
Pay'As You Use
The water supply will be metered ahd a -harge of .02*,
levied f-o.r ,every foux gallons consumed.
Subscriber-s will have to pay a standcad fee of $30, foz
connections-i This charge is to meet the cost of, met< ., valves,
pipes, and other-fittings as well as the repair of inx-e.ts or
drains after the connection is made.
Connections will bc made up the applic:at's property line.
HO will., make. his. own.arrangeme-nts -for p-iping-d.directly- into his
CREDIT UNION WAIEK
The Minist-r responsible for Credit 'Unions the Hon, A.E.
Cattouse, in a radio talk. opening Credit Union Wer:k stressed the
ruling-People's United Party pledge to encourage and organize
co-operativo.s and credit unions throughout Belize,
Government, he went on, is anxious that evey person who
is eligible gets the opportunity to-bKcomeca membez of a credit
union, By.'being a member, th the her opportunities of being able..
to save and borrow in his own bank would enable the individual
to do things for himself and improve his lot,
Every member of the union, the Ministel said, has an
opportunity to borrow and face his repaymenrts in -asy intervals,
Money saved in a credit union is secure, The bigLgest
factor is that members 5f a union ari like one big family. "
"Your savings helps the other person to have money when he
needs it. This means:that when enmrgenc.is arise, you know
where you dan find-help to.meett them," he advised,
To a great extent, the Minister said, people serving in
credit unions -as officerss and coinmittee members, do so as
volurn.tes, without pay.
So the mv-mnent brings out the leadcship in people, :It
serves the purposG of serving the members and at the same time
allows men to help his fellow-man.
"This is what our country n~ds," Mr. Cattouse said,
"and that is why I am happy to join you today during your cele-:.
NEW PIER FOR. STANM CL.EK TOWN
In Stann Creek Town lastTue;;day to inauguratee the new
Town oie, the Hon. JSctoi Silva, iMinist,.r -of Public Utilities,
said' despite hold ups, the long awaited now piir was a reality.
Master of cec moiies Walt'r Blown the District Officer,
said the new pie.x would gxoatly fcilitate prisons travelling to
Stann Crick Town by sea and speed up the mail service,.
Prayers wre .said by the iRev.ee'nd D.A. Mullings of the
MethoDlist :Chuxch, and Rev. Father .William Thio of the Society of
Among those pir.3sent were the Deputy Mayor Mi' Fiancis ,
Castillo, and other-.councilloT.s, two Justices of the peace M.
Kelsici Buller, and Mi, Har y Stanley and otheL prominent citizens...
'At the entrance to the pier the Belizean flag and the
Union Jack flew in unison.
Results ,announced last week in the 1965 teachess and: pupil
Of the 148 candidates f for first pupil teachers' certi-
ficate 84 o~ 56%'wee successful. ;...
This was an increase of 6% ovel the 1964 figures.
Seventy six oi 59% of the- candidates fox the second pu-il
teaches' certificate wctr. successful, anotheL inci-ease, 4/ over
last year's examination. But in the Second Class certificate
test, a diop of 11% was i~coJdcd.
Meanwhile, in the First Cl.ass division, passes were up .5% -
76 of the 169 candidates were successful.
A new house fox the generating plant in Stann Creek Town
was completed during the month.
This w-s revealed in a pr-grecss. port fiom the Ministry
of Public, Utilities which also showed many wiaks already in po--
gless ranging from police stations and the health laboratory to
roads-and bridges near completion.
And A New Stamp. Issue
*Meanwhile, it was disclosed that the special postage
stamps issue commermoating International Cooperation Ycar will
be placed on sale throughout the county on Monday October 25th.
Sale is slated to continue until Janualy 24th next, ye ax
unless .the stocks aie exhausted befoD~ that dat'.
t The issue will"be in the .Ol/ and .22( denominations.
NEWS IN IELF
DOCTOR DENNIS HOY of th'e n dial Depaitment delivez d tho seCond
in the series of lcctuxes on Common Diseases last Wednesday at
the Baron Bliss Institute.
His subject was "The' Problems -of Child-birth".
E.A.W. CARTER, Radiogiaph~l in training, Medical Department, is
leaving this month to do a there year course in Radiography at '
St. Nicholas Hospital in the United Kingdom.
COMMANDER ROBERT WALL, of the British High Commissione~'s Office..*
.in Jamaio h~e-is in charge of British Infjormation services
Jqmalca -"spent a few days here last week having talks with
personnel of the Information- Sezvicc.s 'rnd Radio Belize.
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