Group Title: Belize newsletter
Title: The Belize weekly newsletter
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Title: The Belize weekly newsletter
Physical Description: Serial
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 Government Information Service

No. 4 ************************** Up to 1st November, 1965 .... ,


,, ," .Accompanied by the North electoral division represen-
tthive the. Hox. Elito Urbina and ad bevy of public officials
the Piemiesi oay Wednesday, began a giass loots..,oux, 8;njthe '-I*a;^i
;N Orange Walk district. --
.". Fistl stops ibcluded-, the Agricultuial Station,, Admi .
nistxative building, ~ndT -thollc .arnd, AiiLican. ,Schooqlsr I2'hvn, :1,
S the paity left on toup of six villages San Jose Nuevo, San-
oman Sah Jose Sain'Pablo, Douglas and San ,Estevan.. p

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'T Ihe. villages were gaily decorated with arches and
flowe:t:s and the blue and white flag of independence was promi-
nent (averywhexe.
Belizean man, women and children turned out to welcome
theAi Premnie and Represcntative the Hon. Urbina. Village Coun-.
: cil Chairmen all along the way pledge support for the government
.and. thne movement of independence.
'm:a The. Premier ts message was that although Belize is a..
small county, Belizeans must be a proud people; a people of
great stature and resolution for the task of nation building.

Good News For Orange Walk

On the first day out, ReprcsentatiVe Urbina learned
S that government is to distribute two parcels of land in the Town
for expansion. The PremieI informed him that family size lots
would be made available for applicants some thirteen of which
have already received a favourable road. .... ..

Second Day
On the secondd day, the Premier, now accompanied by tW" '
South division's representative, the Hon. Guadalupe Pech, the
U.S.A. Consul Mr. Robe.t Teppel and Rev. Ph'illip Pick, Jesuit
Supervisol in Belize,:moved briskly through s'ix moir village s.
The villages San Felipe, August Pine Ridge, Trinidad, San
Lazaro, San Antonio (Rio Hondo) and Yo Cle'ek.

..Once again, .thee were gtIla civio receptions, flag
displays, the playing of the Belizean Anthem and speech making.
School children presented items of song and poetry..



"o.6teadfast Suppo t
|- At San Lazaxo the United States Consul gv. -n :..ddess.
STtiere weie also speeches by Miss Manuela Garcia, P1 .id nt of the
46unirlight Ladies Gioup, and th' Premi.
o, The Honourable Guadalupe Pe ch noted th~-t it w a.i. a
Sgleat occasion the first time our Pxemier was accompI:ini,.: by a ,
Consul of the United States .of Aimeica.-on a visit .t th. O0'.lan~
SWalk district.

The. people of Yo Creek, he said, support the mov::ient of.
'independence and he was sure the villages- of the. 01ing'E Walk S-uth $
Division would always support the Lovernment 'and co-op-lat, with
othel Bclizeans.
Winding up the tour, the Prwmi~c addirsse'-. '. lui ~_ pub-
lic meetingQ',t Queen Elizabeth Park in Orange Walk 'To.;ji.

10.000 TONl U.S.A. SUGAR 'UOTA

Belize has been assured of an annual sugai quota of
10,000 tons by the United States of America. The ar_.rLmLnt ic to
lun for six years,
The new Quota, was contain d in a new sug:i2 bill passed
the week before by the Congiess of the United States of Am;riic-a.
The new. legislation affords Belize. the opi.,-' tunity of
selling larger quantities of sugar in the United Stat-s of Amriiea
Sunder a favourable' p iice for a relatively long polio.
It also opens the wa;y for BEliean produ'-eri to 11.hL in
additional allotments should other countr.ies- fail to nim..t thlei .
quotas 31 if the. United States consumption exceeds c:-p.:ct tiorn.
', Unde similar provisions in the. old law, B~li:; in 1-
cent months received additional allotments of:750 to'n.
S.$Sandy Happy, But...
SM R-bert Teppei, the USA Co~sul heie, -xp1--c, plia-
i :sure over the new quota and said that his'government hop s t h'!.t it
Will contribute to the economy of th. :counLty.
SFar his part, the Minist r of lNtural i{ -c. ouicc 3 th, Hon.
1AiA. THuntter said he was very happy to'have got th'e 10,000 ton
: quota. At the saime time he noted that it will eas. th Ltu:. Lion
for tho next few years.
IHe was, howevui, disappointed that the HIi ,. i L e-ul-
: tural Committee Bill which proposed 198,64 tons for Belize had not
be-en accepted, .

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Sefno Juan Vallejo R. Director General of the Mexican
Magazine Criteca, is on his second visit to Belize.

Earlier this year his magazine carried a feature
article on. this county which dealt with- the general development
potential of Belize and its natural resources.

On the present occasion M o Vallejo is preparing an
article .dealing with tourism, Last week he was shown around by
personnel of the Governrment Information Service.

In its May edition, Critica carried a. photograph of --
Premier Price on its cover and devoted its main editorial to
Belize .

IntClvije'.d by Liborio Ayuso ovel Radio Belize on Sun-
day Sfior Vallejo said he wants to give Mexican readers and others
in various parts of the hemisphere an idea of the various aspects
of life in Belize,

Commenting on self-sufficiency, Sefior Vallejo said that
as a journalist looking at the situation impartially, it was not
.a hope but a reality that..Belizeans would soon achieve this objec-
" tive.

Deplois Slanted Repopt

Ref(ring to an article about Belize appealing in the
Miami Heiald recently, Sefio Vallejo said many countries envy
Belize and that his guess was that the injurious -a-ticle was paid
fox by someone out to give the wrong impression of the country.

Sefioi Vallejo promised to lefute the slanted report by
simply stating facts, backed up by the photographs he had taken
during his visit,


At a meeting of.. the Belize City Council last Tuesday,
His Worship the Lord Mayor of Belize City disclosed that the sur-
facing of Wilson Street is now complctec

An ambitious programme of works was approved.

Speaking on the programme of works Councillor George
Price explained that there are sections of the city not included
in the programme cOf works because these are the direct responsi-
bility of Central Goveirnient.

These areas include Hone Park, King's Park, and
Cinderella Town on the noth- side and Lake Independence, Queen
Square and its extension, and the.Ex-Servicement s area on the
South side

The P.W.D. Will Help

The Public Works Department had been directed to carry
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out the necessary works in these areas and Deputy Lord Mayor of Belize
City Mr. Anthony Meighan and his fellow councillois, Miss Lois Encala-
da, MX. James Meighan and Mr. Oilando Lizama has been in close touch
with the Department in carrying out the improvement projects.

Councillo Piice. soaid he was confident that the energy and
organizing skill of the City.Council would ensure that a great deal of
the work will be completed bef or the end of the year.

Labour Relations And LEfficiency

Councillor Rogers paid tribute to the wonderful relation ex-
isting between the City Council and its workers, He .congratulated his
fellow councillors for the achievement of this type: of relationship
and recounted the number of wo)kess who have received gratuity payments
during the life. of the present City Council.

And the LDod Mayor observed that many City Council workers
had been able to )purchase their own homes with these gratuities.

Speaking on the appi.oval o another warrant to cove the cast
of two new heAlth Service Trucks, C-ouncilloi Rogers lauded the effi-
cient way in which the twelve City Council Trucks are handling the
collection and disposal of garbage fiom the City.


The Hon. A.E. Cattouse in a ladio broadcast last Fliday
appealed to Belizeans to give their fullest possible support to the
National Red Cioss.

Red Cross Appeals Week Was declared open on Oct. 24th by the-
Premier, the Hon. George Plice,

The Ministe praised: .Qur National launch of the Society for
the efficient manner in which it tackled thf day to day crisis of the
needy countrymen and he singled. -'ut their spectacular performances in.
the dak.'houls afte- Hurrica,c Hattie,

Mr. Cattouse noted that the Red Cross is an essential part
of our social services. The success of the drive, he declared, will
depend on every Bclizean.


Shell' senior drilling engineer, Mi. H.W. R. Wardlaw, was
received by the Minist c of Natural Resources, the Hon. A.A. Hunter,
shortly after his aiiival on Thursday.

He was accompanied by Shell's temporary m-anager here, Mi.
W.E. James.

The purpose of Mr. Weidlaw's visit is to review the suz-
vey being carried out by two Shell enginer s at Turneffe.


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Earlire it was announced that Shell will be sinking a well
10,000 feet down in the Tuxneffe group in the hope of finding oil OX


Twenty-six Smartly dre,-ssed policemen-and five new police-
women took part in a passing out parade at the Police Training
School on Friday. The ceremony was witnessed by the Minister of In-
ternal Affairs the Hon. Lindbcig Rogers, the Ga-iison CCmmnL:I., Col,
J.S.S. Gratton, officers and m.:mbers of the Police Force, and other

Col. Gratton, congratulated the new constables on their
smartness, This, he said, reflects the high standards of those who
were responsible for their tr:,.iningo And'he urged them to continue
in the .mnaintainance of this quality,

Comparing the Belize Police F.rce with others in Central
America, the Garrison Cammander said our force was one of the most
efficient. Describing his for a good force, he said that an
efficient Police is not judged by the number of guns but by his abi-
lity to maintain law and poao, without guns,
Policemen Should Be

They were members of a firce they could be proud of. A..
good police, he continued, could prevent offences from being

Policemen should be:courteous but firm in upholding the..
law. This way they give valuable service to the country.
Cementing the. happy r.;lationship which.exists between the.
Police F:)rce and the Army,:the Garrison Commander presented the
Commissioner of Police with a Shield of the Garrison stationed in


A V.II.F.. system, linking ning Police Starions and a re-
peater was inaugurated on Wednesday morning by tht Minister of In-
ternal Affairs the Hon. Lindbc.rg Rogers.
Present f'r the ceremony werc the Commissioner of Police
Mr. Bruce Taylor, the Superintendent Mr. R.W. Watson, Inspector
Orio, Fat.:-er Ring of the Society of Jesus who-had given technical
advice on the setting up of tih'- new system, Mr. Norman Lewis re-
presenting Pye agents and guests frL m the news media.
In his'-speech the Mini.stcr said the occasion marked
another milestone in the development of police communication. The
move was designedd to assure p- ~iction of life and property and
the maintainance of order in the Co:1iunity.
And he p;,.i:': .! :agatlul.tiorns to Inls ector Oiio
and his men for ..a:ssembling: a- ijntr..lli, tlhe n- w quip:ent.


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Then thee was a dry run with most of the links xep eting -.
reception "loud and cleal".


A permanent. exhibition site, nGearly eight acres all told
is being developed at San Ignacio.

Outline plans for permanent fixtures including buildings
a traffic pattern display areas and cai park, were presented at a
meeting of the Western Show Committee on October 24th.

Foi the most party this development is being financed by
private donations.

Preparation for this yeax's show began immediately after
the 1964 event.; Thexe are over foulteen major exhibits, in.addi-.
tion to .displays by government' a encis like the marketing Bo-id
and tbe Forestry and IHealth Dep::tments.

At the moment prepeiatriy work is centied around the nine
sub committees which make up a well disciplined organization of
some for.ty volunteer w.ikecs.

Per formance

Asked w-hethci there is any significant difference this
year in compais.on with last year's Show, Chairman Frank Norxis

"P~.-maneano pe--aronce in planning and puranence in
physical development." The theme this ye-:r, he said is:. "The Man
on the Land his importance in turning out the produce to sustain
our economy today and toma~low,"


The new Bliss `ounge qa the B&lize' Intainational Airport
foi Intiansit Passengirs was deoOlared opened by the Governor, Six
Peter Stallard, on Monday,

AftE~ formally -pre snting the building to government, Six.
Peter noted that the present terminal building is inadequate for
the picsent number of intrinsit passengeIrs

He congratulated the architect very w:,amly and rzemaiked
that the building would be vr-y much appreciated. He also paid
tribute to Baion Bliss though whose geneirsity the building was
made possible.

Worknen Praised

.The Minister of Communications, the Hon. aotor Silva, in
receiving the Lounge, made a brief review of the history of the
Belize International Airport, Continuing, he declared; '!The
beauty and*fine'structure of this transit lounge testified. the
skill of our Belizean workmen of the Public Works Department ."


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The Beliz,:n i'nthem vwas then played followed by the British
Anthem after which the Gov.rnDi departed.

The Blizean Flag ,id-the Union Jack flew in unision inside
the Lounge

The ferro concrete building was constructed at a cost of
$40,000 a'donation flrm the Baron Bliss Trust.

Among those pirsent for the ceremony were the Premiexr
Ministers of Governmjent, Airlines Representatives and othef'Belizeans.


THE SEIHATE met briefly on Tuesday morning to consider a Bill f o the
regulation of aircraft flights into Belize. President E.W. Francis
was in the chaii.

DOMINGO T, ESPAT was elected Mayor of San Ignacio Town at a meeting
on Tuesday. Hernan J. Ocheata was elected Deputy Mayoi.

THE STA.N CREEK TOWN BOAiRD, meeting on Friday, dealt with several
applications for permission to costruct houses undel the Town's new
building code.

FRENCE SHIP, Com-mandant Dory arrived in the Belize City Ha~houl
Friday norning. Several officials went aboard to welcome the
visitor;: and the ship's Corrirandcr, Lt. Pieli Duplaix, accompanied
by Edga:: Gcg, French Consulor agent, paid a call on the Goveinor at
Governnmc nt House.

THE. MAYOR OF STANN CREEK TOVWN, Mr. Carlos P. Nolb xoto, also an
official of the Soutihe-n Christian Union. turnedd home on Friday
from Canada where he attended a three month Tiad] Union course.

He is the second Belizean to bc trained under the Canadian
Technic',l Assistance programme foi Belize.

THE BELIZE BOYS' BnIGADE celebrated Founder's Da'y on Sunday with a.
Church'Soevice followed by a parade through the principal streets of
Belize City. Joining in this year's observance was the 1st Stann
Creek Co.pany which aizived in Belize City on Satuiday undeI their
captain Mi4. Nathantiel Cacho.

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THE iANNUIL CT IiOLIC OSPILLT. B CONTiJoT fSo Roman Catholic Primary
Schools was held on Friday in the Stork Club at San Ignacio,

First Prize jwas awarded to MasteL Eirol Vernon, a pupil
of Saint Joseph's School of eIlize City. Second prize was avwarded
to Master Osboin Milanda, a pupil of Sacred Heart School in Sta.nn
Creek Townd

TRIkPLETS were born to Mrs. Mari ana Mai of San Antonio (Cayo District)
last week.

A report from Hospital authorities in San Ignacio last
Tuesday said Mrs. Mai and the triplets we~r doing fine.

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