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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n JUL 20 165


BELIZE CITY P. 0. Box 324.

No. 27 i********************* Up to 4th July, 1965.


The climax to the Co-operative Week programme came on Saturday
afternoon with a big Fair, held at the St. John's College Field House,
Present to declare the Fair open was the Acting Premier, the
Hon. Albert Cattouse, who is also the Minister with government responsi-
bility for Co-operatives.
An Assurance
Mr. Cattouse reiterated government's policy on Cooperatives and
Credit Unions and went on to..give .an assurance that Government is solidly
behind the movement and would give every possible assistance, support and
guidance to all existing and new cooperatives. This is because he said,
government realizes that this is one sure way, of strengthening the eco-
nomy of the man in the low income bracket.

And An Appe al
He then appealed to all Belizeans to forget and bury petty
differences and work hard, in a spirit of co-operation for the advance-
ment of our young Belize an nation. ... ...
Closing the Minister called on all to take advantage of the ex-
perience of the Staff of the Cooperative Department for their own benefit
and for the benefit of the country.
From Friday afternoon delegates from district towns and
villages began arriving in the capital for the fair and later on in the
evening a cocktail party in their honour was given by the Acting Premier
at the official residence of the Premier on Southern Foreshore.


"Save the Children Week" was declared open on Sunday with a':
radio address to the nation by the Acting Premier and Minister of Social
Development, the Hon. A.E. Cattouse.
The week is part of an educational programme aimed at improving
family life and awakening a sense of responsibility for the welfare of
children in our community,
Said the Acting Premier; "This youngnation of Belize needs its
own men and women of the right calibre to protect and preserve the in-
dependence which the government is fighting for with all its might at the
earliest possible time."

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On the needs of the several age groups the Acting Premier ree
called that the churches and other social organizations, have, with their
limited resources, established nursery schools in conjunction with the
elementary schools. "But to a large extent, he continued, "too many
children between 4 and 6 are still remaining at home at an age when their
social training should be in the hands of people specially qualified for
this pur-pse."
For Grown-Ups ..., A Challenge
He expressed concern for youth in the 14 to 16 age group, who
through various reasons, cannot enjoy the benefits- of belonging to orga-
nized.youth groups from which, he asserted, they could derive tremendous
go d .....
Challenging grown-ups he declared: "Here is an opportunity for
adults to rise to the challenge and make a positive contribution by offer-
ing leadership on..a community basis to these boys and girls."


On a visit to Cockloft in the Belize Rural North constituency
last week, the Acting Premier, the Hon. A.E. Cattouse, held discussions
with Village Council leaders on: community affairs.
He also inspected a number of village projects.

Mr. Cattouse was accompanied by the area Representative, the
Hon. Fred Hunter.

Belize City is to have a $10,000 band-stand.

It is to be financed by the Lebanese Community under the leader-
ship of the Consul for the Leberan, Mr. Sarkis Abaur Nehra, and will be
erected at the Memorial Park.
,The good news was made public during last Tuesday's meeting of
the Belize City Council. Following the unanimous vote approving the pro-
ject the Deputy Lord Mayor, Mr. Anthony Meighan rose to thank the Consul
and Zhe Lebanese community here for a "timely, thoughtful and generous

Other Business
Earlier, the meeting decided to name new streets in the Queen's
Square and Lake Independence areas after famous birds, fishes, animals
and timber of Belize,
The Council also

- Decided that two of its Health Service employees are eligible
to share inthe Provident Fund Scheme,;

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Voted a gratuity for one retired 1ong service employee;
: Approved the months programme of works, approved a number of
Trade Licences and granted permission for the laying of sewer


The Ministry of Local Government is establishing a Valuation
Se vice.

An announcement to this effect was issued last week following
final action on a proposal from the Ministry by the Belize City Council.

The Service will be concirn- d with the Valuationof properties in
Belize City and in the District Towns.

It is slated to come into effect as soon as the necessary pro-
clamation is made by the Governor in the official Gazette.


AmDng those who called to see the Acting Premier last week were:

A DELEGaTION from the Hope Creek Village Council in the Stann Creek Dis-
trict, The group was lead by Mr. George Westby.

The Village Council leaders discussed the possibility of making
more land available for house and farm plots.

Before leaving, they pledged continuing support for the Acting
Premier and his government,

Manager of the local branch Mr. Norman Hunter.

They were accompanied by the outgoing Manager, Mr. Lloyd Roberts.

The bankers told Mr. Cattouse that they were here on a routine
visit and were interested in putting: a bank at the new capital when the
time. comes.

They were reportedly impressed with what they had been able to
see on visits to the north and west and south of the country.

Mr. Money observed that the people had done a wonderful job
after Hat\tie. The people at Barclays were very satisfied with the
business- their bank is doing here.


,The 1965 Hurricane season: is well underway and the Albert
Cattouse Building was the scene of a hurricane exercise last Wednesday


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involving the setting up of the Central Emergency Organization. The
Coordinating Center was set up at the PDlice in Queen Street,
Belize City and Hurricane shutters went up at the Albert CattDuse Build-
ing, the Pallotti High School and a few Df the large apartment stores.

The British Garrison and the Police FDrce took an active part
in the exercise.


Claver College in the Toledo District held its second Commence-
ment Exercise last Friday night.

Present to address the graduates seven young ladies and nine
young men was the Minister Df Education, the Hon. Mrs. GwendDlyn
Lizarraga, M.B.E.

The ceremony got underway with the playing Df the Belize4n
National Anthem. Then, the salutatery address was given by Miss Martha

Mrs. Lizarraga addresse4d- the graduates on Belizean values,
which she described as 'practical values for physical survival

Said the Minister:- "We are descendants of those sturdy and
daring Belizeans who gained our country for us. We have chosen Christian
Democracy, and we proclaim 'confidently and firmly that Christian Demo-
crady can win fo.r us a better way of life than any other system or
philDsophy of government"

Even in Christian DemDcracies values may become distorted
because some consider a big bank account, a sprawling ranch house with
a swimming poDl or television set to be its ideal.

But the basic values are indeed good and neces-sary -in our ....
modern economy and sDciety. 'The values that' are precious and imperishi
able are within, the Minister went on. These values are our minds and
hearts and our 'ability to appreciate the riches and the joys of the world
around us.

Recalling the late Pope John, Mrs. Lizarraga said true civiliza-
tion and progress depends on a general awareness of and respect for the
higher values on which Christian Democracy rests; respect for family
life; the dignity of the human person and our responsibility to our
nation and to its people.

The good Belizean she said, works hard to produce the goods and
services that will make Belize great; to help their less fortunate
brothers and sisters who yet suffer poverty, misery and humiliation.

Graduatesshe said, could share with other's in uplifting our
Belizean values and helping to make them flourish and enchance the new
Be li ze. ....... .. .

Those present for the ceremony included the Hon, Charles
Martinez, Area Representative; His Worship the Mayor of Punta G rda, Mr.
S.A. Vernon, Jr.; the Secretary Df the Cabinet Mr. Hugh Fuller, M.B.E,,


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the Acting Chief Broadcasting Officer, Mr. Lester Young and hundreds of
Belizeans from all walks of life.


.....A Rod Letter Day and "WELL DOi~."

Symbolic of the progress and expans~in of the Caribena Co-opera-
tive of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, is the recent inauguration of its huge
fre zer plant. -- ..... -.....
Present for the occasion last Wednesday were the Minister of
Public Utilities, the Hon. Hector Silva and the Belize Rural South Repre-
sentative, the Hon, Louis S. Sylvestre.

SAddressing a large gathering of San Pedranos Allan Forman
Chairman of the Co-op.rative said the occasion marked the beginning pf-a
business which is going to be handled by the islanders themselveS ''
He sounded a note of warning that the :success Dr failure of the
enterprise would depend very much on the .fishermen themselves.
"So let us begin tD work with all our hearts and faith together
like brothers to reach oux goal which is prDsperity and the well-being of
all," he declared.

The Journey Tr-avelle.d

Said the Hon. Louis S. Sylvestre: "We have come a long way in
the past few'years. He recalled that only a few years ago the men had
nothing. They used to sit and discuss the co-operative idea on.the plaza
at nights with their representative and there the idea took root.

The Task Ahead
"You have done .well." Mr. Sylvestre told. them, "You have
worked hard and.- this big buildingvwith its freezers .are .conoCret: 'prxooLf "
that if you wIrk together~ you will succeed. You have done well. I .am .
confident that you will go on to greater things. As long as :'I.n .
am your representative, i will continue to help you get the things you
desire ."


A five day education seminar, sponsored by the Trade Unions and
the Labour Department under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour will
be opened on Monday, the 5th of July in-Stann Creek Town..
The Minister of Labour, the Hon, D.L. McKoy, will be .the guest
speaker at the session.

This as announced by the Ministry if Labour last Saturday.....
There will be lectures and workshop sessions on trade union
functions and organization, collective bargaining, conciliation and arbi-
tration and the labour laws.

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The seminar ends on July 9th.


CORNELIUS (PAT) CACHO, Principal Assistant Secretary (Economics) at the
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development returned home on June 30th
following a two year period of study at the University of London.
He now holds the Master's degree. in .Ec onomics.

J. VIELLARD, Operations Officer of the Ministry .:f Aviation in the United
Kingdom arrived last week to discuss runway specification requirements
for the Belize International Airport and to advise on works programme
compatible with scheduled aircraft movements during the period when works
will be carried out on the runway.

ALFRED NEWTON, the newly appointed General Manager of Jamaica Oxygen and
Acetylene Limited is here to look into the cDnstruction of the plant
being built by Belize Industrial Gases, a subsidiary of the Jamaican
The machinery to be used to manufacture industrial gases is
already here and the General Manager is making final arrangements for its
installati on.

RAFAEL FONSECA, Pe3rmannt Secretary at*the Ministry of Finance and
Development, has been appointed Governor's Doputy during the absence of
Sir Peter Stallard fron the country.

The appointment was announced in a-Gazette Extraordinary
published on Monday.

As a part Df their twenty week-training course which ends on
July 16th., teachers from the Intermediate Training Centre toured Radio
Belize studios and offices and were shown around the Te.lephone Exchange
on Saturday. Earlier another group visited St. John's College Landivar,
where they inspected the Science Class Rooms.

The I.T.C. leaving ceremony is tD be held at the Baron Bliss
Institute on Friday, July 16th,


thirteen Belizean Legislators who toured the U.S.A. under a State Depart-
ment programme, returned home towards the end of June.

Their 'tour was arranged by the Consul for the United States in
Belize City.

FIVE STUDENTS from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, guests of the school-teacher of
the Roman Catholic at Caye Caulker Village axe here under an exchange
programme started three years ago.

The five young people: three boys and two girls, will be
running a fair at the Caye as their main project and will assist with
other social functions.

THE BELIZEAN BOXER, RUDOLPH BENT, Middleweight Champion of Jamaica won
a unanimous ten round decisionover the Jamaican, Tiger Lewis, third rank-
ing middleweight contender in Jamaica, at the Palace Theatre on Saturday

H.A. BUCKNOW, FIREMAN, Civil Aviation Department left on Saturday to
attend a three month training course for Fire Officers in Trinidad.

The cost of his training is being met from national Funds.

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