Group Title: Belize newsletter
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
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Dates or Sequential Designation: no. 1- Jan. 3, 1965-
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THE BELIZE


WEEK LY NEWS LE T T ER I


(Published by the Government Information Se i s).
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No..42 ********* Up to 17th October, 19G6.


IN THE SENATE O.K. FOR FOUR BILLS

Government guarantees on lo?.ns to cane farmers and public officers
an amendment to the Patents and Designs legislation, and the Protocol to
the Canada-West Indies agreement 1925, were all approved at last Tuesday's
me'.ting 7of the Senate.

Attending to signify the Governor's assent to the two loan
guarantee measures was the Hon. Hector Silva, Minister of Public Utilities.

Speaking on the guarantee of loans to the Sugar Cane Farmers'
Association, Senator"Jesus Ken called on government to exercise stricter
supervision on the issuing of loans. He urged that loans should also be
extended to small farmers to enable them to cope with their transporta-
tion problems.

He was supported by Senator Brooks.

Senator James Meighan, leader of government business, gave notice
of four Bills to be brought before the House for their second reading on
October 18th.



HIGH TEVEL TALKS ON COMMERCE, TRADE, DEVELOPMENT

A seven hour meeting between representatives of the Chamber of
Commerce and the..three government ministers was held early last week.

Commerce, Trade and Economic Development were the main topics
under consideration.

Representing government were the Premier in his capacity as Minis
ter of Econl) ,' Dcnvolopinpnt, the Minister of 'N.tural Resources and Trade
ntriI Lhu Minister of Public Utilities. Permanent Secretaries from all
three Ministers and Mr Mr D.R.B. Gill, Head of the Planning Unit were also
present.

A release issued following the e'.ting described the talks as
"fruitful".



CREDIT UNION WEEK
Credit Union Week was officially opened on Sunday in a mid-day
broadcast by the Minister responsible for this subject, the Hon. Albert
Cattouse.

The Minister, reiterating government's support for the Credit
Union Movement drew attention to the fact that the Co-operatives had been
established and maintained primarily-to support the movement. Laws had

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also been enacted to protect the interests of those who join Credit Unions.

Continuous Expansion Envisaged

The survival and spread of Credit Unions in Belize is a. tribute to
the industry and the-.progressive attitude of leaders of the movement.
Directors, he continued, would need to be constantly aware of the import-
ant role they have to play. They must discharge their stewardship with
honour and integrity.

On savings he said every cent put away with the Credit Union can
help to strengthen our economy. Government envisages a continuing expan-
sion of the movement. But members, he argued, will have to live up to
their moral obligation to repay loans promptly.

The first credit union here started with assets of just $17.50.
Today, Credit Unionists have amassed assets of almost $2,000,000.


CLASC RENEWS ITS SUPPORT FOR' BELIZE INDEPENDENCE

The three-Belizean delegates to the fifth Congress of the Latin
American Confederation of Christ2ian Trade Unions returned home on.
Wednesday.

The three were: Rae Lightburn, Pr-si,-ent of the National Federa-
tion of Christian Trade Unions; Allan Castillo, President of the Southern
Christian Union and Nicholas Pollard, newly elected Vice President of
CLASC.

Pollard captured the highest vote in the conference balloting.

Among results of the deliberations was a decision to transfer the
CLASC headquarters from Chile to Venezuela. Steps designed to speed up
the integration of Latin America were also agreed upon.

In a matter of paramount importance to this country, the con-
ference, by formal resolution, upheld the right of self determination and
independence for Belize.



LEADERSHIP TRfINING IN TOLEDO

The week long course for cormiunity'leaders in the Toledo district
ended on October 7th.

Students were drawn from villages throughout the area.

A wide range of subjects, including Hygiene, Cookery, Vegetable
Gardening, Child Care and Parliamentary Procedure, were included in the
programme.

The course was opened on October 2nd by Representative Charles
Martinez.



BELIZEAN HEADS 'NAZAREIE MISSION

Back in Belize City after a four year assignment in the Stann
Creek District is Reverend Alvan Young, the new Assistant District Super-
intendent of the Church of the .: rene in Belize.
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Anpointed to the post since hMay last y,-.r by the Governing boarp.
of the Nazarene church in Kansas C'ty, Missouri, Reverend Young will now
supervise the sixteen couLntrywid. congregations and pastors of the
mission from Nazarene hc-dquarters on Cork Street, Belize City.


PRIVATE ENTERPRISE HELPS WITH TRAINING

Through the generous cooperation of Shell BH Limited and Lindo
Brothers, Mr Edward Hyde, the Mochanical Engineer, Public Works Depart-
ment, is now pursuing a specialized course of instruction in Welding.

His programme includes visits to several important firms doing
welding. The U.S. Welding Society is also helping with his training.
If the programme is completed successfully Mr Hyde will gain a certifi-
cate in welding and qualify as an examiner in his field.

A release from the Ministry of Labour expressed satisfaction
over what it described as "the fine spirit of co-operation which exists
between private firms and the Belizean government".


NEWS IN BRIEF

WILLIAM CHUN has been appointed Deputy ,R:istrar of Births and Deaths at
San Antonio Village in the Toledo Di..trict.

Knox Cumberbatch is the new special constable for the Belize
International Airport.

Both announcements, by the Ninitry of Internal Affairs, were
announced in last week's Gazette.


ACTING POLICE COMMISSIONER RONA LD i.TATSO T paid a routine visit to the
Stann Creek district !ist week to inspect police stations in the area.


ELDRED ALEXANDER DAKERS back in Belize after successfully completing the
Dinloma course in Public Administ-rtion at the T.W.I. was welcomed home
by the Premier, the Hon. George Price.


ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT O" PRISONS, AP.RTHURT TUC~KR, is back in Belize
City after attending a course at the Wakefield Staff College for prison
officers.

He gained a certificate for satisfactory performance.


HA'P.Y LAWRENCE, IU-TGINGC DI-ECTOR OF CITY ENTERPRISES LIMITED, and
John Searle, Manager of Belize Global Travel Service have been elected
to serve on the Chamber of Commercets Executive Committee.











OF THE MOR7 THAN 1,000 ST~UD 'TS studying under the Commonwealth Scholar-
ship and Fellowship plan in 19'~ five were from Belize.



LYDIA OGALDEZ, Miss Irdepen-n -,n 1" -63, is back in Belize after a
three year stay in the UI.S,'. where she studied and practised Commercial
modelling.


*ENID FLOWERS, Assistant Manager of Mesopotamia Credit Union Limited, has
just completed a course at Coady International Institute, Saint Francis
Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She wrs awarded a diploma
for successfully completing the course.



TWENTY SEVEN YER- OLD T'cOX -THOMPSON, an employee of the Forestry Depart-
ment, died on October -th followTing a traffic mishap on the Mullins River
Road.

In connection with thi;i incident, Richard Cacho was later arrest-
ed and charged with 1anslau',ht-r by Negliennce.



M.ICHAEL EVANS, a teenage motor cyclist, sustained head injuries described
as 'critical'when he w,-s involved in a collision with the public clock in
Barracks road.
















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appreciate to learn fro'i you if you wish to continue receiving this

weekly publication frori the Government Information Service.

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turn it to our office. If we do not hear from you within a month's

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