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No. 17 U********** Up to 25th April, 1965.
SUGAR RBPOT STEADY PROGRESS.
At the Ond of the first two and a half months of the
present grinding soason, a bit more than one third of the os- "
timated crop had booeen reaped.
This was revealed by Mr. Severo Pinto, Secrotary of the
Sugar Board in a release which said slightly more than 108,149
tons of cane had been delivered to the factory by the end of
March. Thirty per cent of the estimated 1965 production or
S11767 tons of sugar was manufactured. The sucrose consent im-
proved slowly and at month's end stood at 8-,8 tons of cane to a
ton of sugar..
On another subject, cane fires, Mr. Pinto said these had
increased considerably, durXing M.rch, Some 23,620 tons of burnt
cane had been delivered.T.o the factory.
The report also said various improvements to the mill
at. Libertad had enabled the factory to begin accepting the record
figure.of some 2,000 tons of cane daily during the latter part
of the month.
Meanwhile, at Tower Hill in the Orange Walk District,
work continued on the site for the new factory schedule to
start operation in 1967. Land clearing in the Corozal and
Orange Walk district' was also been stepped up in order to have
cane ready when the new factory comes into operation.
CENTRAL FARM SCHOOL RSOPENS.
The National School of Agriculture at Central Farm
has now been rooponed.
Short courses will be available in gonoral agriculture
livestock management, vegetable gardening and plant propagation,
In an interview with Mr. Eric Russel, Agricultural Education
Officer it was stressed that the new courses form part of Gov-
ernments plan to assist farmers improve their methods. The
course is residential with board and lodging provided, The
duration varies from ten to thirty days depending on the field.
of study the farmer chooses.
STo ANNIS YOUTH GROUP TOURS THE CAPITAL.
Sixteen members of the St. Ann's Youth Group toured
plhces~-o~f interest in Belize City on Friday.,
T.. he highlight .of. their visit was a.meeting with the
Acting Premier. the Hon,_ -Albert Cattouse.
Mr. Cattouse escorted the group led by Youth Or-
ganiser, Hiss Coleen Wagner of the Social Developmant, Depart- ....
ment to the Cabinet Chamber o
Later, they wore shown the film the New Belize" at
Government Information Services and given a briefing on the
work of the GoISo by the Chief Information Officer, Mr4
Next was a visit to Radio Bolize, where they saw the
studios_, .news room and an announcer doing a live broadcast.
Other places visited included the office of the Social
DevelopuG .t Department, headquarters of both national news-
papers, the Public Library and the Supreme Court Buildjng.
REALIZEE CITY GETS EY EAR, NOSE &
Dr, David Flores Becerra, a young Specialist graduate"
of the University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico arrived in
Belize City recently to set up Eyoe Ear, Nose and Throat clinic.
Dro, Becerra has h.d three years' training as an
'Ophthalmologist, He served at the general hospital in Guadala-- ,
jc.ra for a time and was later sent to Cuidad Chetual by the
.Mexican government where he served in the hospital and in
During his service in Chetumal Dr. Bocorra performed
many operations(, some of his patients being Belizoans who
travelled many miles to seek specialist treatment across the
"I would like to give some of my time and work to the
poor people of the country"1, he told a Eadio Belize reporter,
"I am here to help as much as I can. I have met many people
from your country who came to Chetumal to see me, and I have
made friends with nany of theme. "
Dr,, Becerra's office is situated in the upper flat of
the Feinstein building on Albert Streeta
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FESTIVAL VERY GOOD RESPONSE,
Two outstanding personalities from abroad have ao-
cop d invitation to be adjudicators at tho forthcoming
National Festival of Arts is due to open at the Bliss Centre
for the performing Arts in Belize City next month.
They are Professor 'egan from the Royal Schools of
Miyusic London and Mr. Roex Nettleford of the University of the
West indies al Mona, Jamaica.
Announcing this, a spokesman for the National Festival
of Arts Committee said the response from cultural groups through-
out the country has been very good.
NEWS IN BRIEF
"WORLD 'HEALTH DAYTwith its 1965-thm-e "Smaupox Con-
. tantAlert," was observed her, on April 7th.
The Ministry of Health disclosed that just under 60
percent of. the babies who live to vaccination age in Belize
receive at least a primary vaccination.
THE. ADVANCE PARTY OF 'A" and "B" Companies of the lat
& ... Ba.btalion-iugshpshire Light Infantry began arriving on
Wednesday to take part in omanouevres with "C" Company which is
Two Belizean youths, Privates Reid and Gough, who
travelled to Britian last November to enlist in the British
Army, arrived in an RAF Hastings aircraft.
TWO W,H,0. 0FFIGLALS Sr. Oswald Bahamonde and Sr.
Mario Espinos.a, Sanitary Engineer and Water Supply Consul-
tant held dscussions with the Minister of Public Utilities?
Hon, Hector Silva, on a country wide water supply system
house to hosI a oo neta9 o for Belie .City .
ARTHUR N, GIBSON, a former Accountant Generalt has
been appointed a member of the Public ServicesCommission in
place of Mr V,H,Courtenay0. who gave up his appointment when
She accepted Doiation as S senator in the National Assemblys
LGA TURTON ND T HELMA LAINFIESTA, who recently woro
awarded diplJma nas Stato fogitod Nuss roturnod honor on-.
They stucivdd at thG -Po"l Gwexi al Hospital..ia.Jsat.
S IORD SMITH BBC COMMONWEALTH CORRESPONDENT. on
tour of thr Caribbean, arrived on a three day visit last Sun-
He travelled to the Northern -cane growing belt,
Visited the new capital site and had discussions with govern-
ment ZMinisters before leaving for Londonp,
iLI ,RITH the Conservator of Forests for the past 10
years, presented the Belize Rotary Club with a magnificent
..cain. which he calls.- "The Builder "
It was his farewell presentation to the Club,
In making his final report to the Club, Mro Frith,
who is taking up a job in Argentina with the Food and
-gricul.ure rganiiz.ation-of the UnitedN.INations. --reviewed
the works of Rotaryy..
HTe l-ited the completion of the new Stella Maris
School for the andicapped-Children; the sending abroad of
four handicapped- children -for medical-_treatment and two
scholarships which had been awarded and he said there were
other smaller projects. *
Its .reported that Mr. Frith is due to leave for South
America next week .
Twenty-nine year old. Belizean boxer, Rudolph Bent
arrived in Belize City on'Thurzsday .for a scheduled bout with
S rugarRa- Robinson .
Bent, who'' recently won thQ middleweight title in
Jamaica w.-s'ast in.Belize in- l9 H said in an airport
statement that he was optimistic about the scheduled en-
counber with Sugar" Ray, He was met by 5mbeprs 6f the Belize
at.er in the week it was confirmed that because of
an injury to his hand, "Sugar" Ray Ri5insonr would not be able
to appear for the fight against Rudolph Bent as arranged.