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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Bibliographic ID: UF00076855
Volume ID: VID00029
Source Institution: University of Florida
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BELIZE CITY P. O. Box 324.

No. 30 ****************** **_- p to 26th July, 1965.
The World's Heavyweight Ch ampion, Mohammed Ali,
Belize firo Miami on Satui~'y. July 24th f-i a 24 houi visit.
Present tD mee-t him at the Belize Inteinational Airport were
members of the Belize BDxing Association.
Boxer Mhammned Ali gave, two exhibition bouts in Belize City.
Hundreds of Belizeans were at the Belize InternatiDnal Air-
port on arrival of the World's Champion, wh, was accorampanicd'by his
manager. Angelo Dunde, and three others.
On arrival in Belize City, Mohammed Ali tDucd the principal
Streets o3f the City which were flocked by hundreds Df Bclizuans to
see the World's Heavyrweight Champion.
EH later then called on the GDvernor Sir Petel Stallard at
Governmi.nt House.
This visit v'as followed by one t tothe Acting Pcrmic the Hon.
Albert Cattouse:, wh'- wcicD:oned Mr. Ali to Belize and'exprisscd the
hope that, his stay would be a pleasant one.
,Mr. Cattouse also wished him success in all his future under-
Mr. Ali who was being taken around by the Members of the
Belize Boxing Board then called on the Minister of Internal Affairs,
the HEn. C.L.B. RDgcxs.
Present there to meet Mr. Ali were the Minister of Internal
Affairs; the Minister of Education and HousinL the HDn. Mrs. Gwendo-
lyn Lizarragai .Senat'r Jesus Ken; the Representative for the Toledo
South ElectDial Division in the House of Representatives, the HDn.
Chailes Martinez and the President of the Christian Workers Union
here, Mi:. ilaa Lightburn.
The Heavyweight Champion of the World later called .n the
Vici Consul of the United States of Amrica.

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The "ATHELChiST", owned by Athel Line Limited, a subsidiary
of Tate and Lyle Limited arrived at the Belize City Harbour to load
approximately 2,000 tons of molasses

It was the first time an "Athel Tanker" called at Belizd for

She is a tanker of 10,290 deadweight tons specially con-
structed for the calriage of molasses in bulk but equally suitable
f D other, liquids.

The overall length is 459 feet and the. beam 61, feet 2 inches.
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The dockyard of Simeon Young and Sons and Company was the
scene last week of a short and impressive ceremony when a new cutter
was christened and launched by the Hon. the Acting Premier, Mr. A.E.

The Belizean blue and white flag was flying proudly in the
evening breeze when the Premier arrived and the Belizean anthem, Land
of the Gods was played.

Mr. CattDuse said at the launching ceremony "The vessel we
are about to launch is a tribute to. the workmanship of our Belizean

"Shipbuilding is an industry that can bring thousands of
dollars to bolster our economy," Mr. Cattouso said. Christening the
new Belizean cutter, the first of her class, the Premier paid warm
tribute to the builders and as he pronounced the name, "APPLEDORE",
the moorings were cut and the ship slid into the Belize River.

The Appledore is the first of a new design which
known as a "Belizean Cutter" and was designed especially for Belizean
builder, MI. Simeon Young by a naval architect in the United States.

The project was started and supervised by Mr. Melbourne
Smith, a Canadian sailing-master. This first vessel with numbers
BZ-1 has been purchased by a client in New York and will be sailed
to Maryland by Captain Smith.

Captain Smith said that he had rcceivcd orders fri
two more vessels of the same design and the.e will be built by Mr.
Young in Belize City.

He said if the ship proves successful further orders may be

Captain expressed the opinion that Belizaan shipwrights can
compete favourably with other international shipyards in wooden boat
construction, and yacht construction could become a leading industry
for this country.


The captain stated the Belizean blue and white flag will be
flying frcu the amain-imst :' 'ihe AppledJre when she sails for


A toast to the Government of this country was moved last
night by Mr Roy-Leslie, Principal Tutor at the Intermediate Training

Mri Leslie was speaking at the Reunion Dinnei of the Inter-
mediate Training Centre held last Thursday at the Fort George Hotel.

In his toast Mr. Leslie paid warm tribute to the Bulizean
Government for its endeavouls in the promotion of education es-
pecially in the field of Teacher Training.

Mr.'Leslie went on to express thanks to the Ministry of Edu-
cation for the interest it has shown in the Intermediate Training


Lynai, Agricultural Collc;e in the Stann Cieck District held
its commencement exercises at Holy Ghost auditorium in Stann Creek
Town in July 18th.

The main address to the graduating class, 13 young men from
all parts of the country', was delivered by Mr. Leopold Balderamos,
the Chief Civil Aviation: Officer.

He told the class that much emphasis must be placed on en-
couraging then' to embrace the opportunity before them at this time
and he urged them to apply their knowledge and skills in the common
effort of building anew Belizean nation.

The ceremonies started with the playing of the Belizean
national anthem, followed by the salutatory address by Mr. Jeffery
Perriitt and the Valedictorian was Mr Angel Teck.

The Director of the College, the Rev. Fr. Urban Kramer, of
the Society of Jesus, reported on the activities of the college for
the past academic year and expressed deep appreciation to the bene-
factors of Lynam, including government,

Fr. Kramer also announced the persons who this year were
honoured with citations from the college, a tradition introduced last
ye ar.

For their contribution to their community, Mr. Bernard Smith,
Acting Comptroller of Customs and Mr. Herbert Masson a prominent
farmer on the Northern Highway, were both awarded citations.


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Among those present -fo the Dccasion were the Minister If
Natural Resources the Hin. A.A. Hunter, the Deputy Speaker of the
House of Representatives, the Hon. Allan Arthurs and members Df the
clergy and other Belizcans of the Stannr Creck District.


The EXtension Department of St. John's College held its first
leaving ceremony at the Baron Bliss Institute in Belize City last

The ceremonies started with the playing of the Belizean
National Anthem followed by the salutatory address delivered by Mr.
TrDadio Gonzalez, a member of the graduating class.

The Reverend Father JDhn J. StDchl of the Society of Jesus,
who is the Director of the Extension Department then delivered his

He outlined the aims of the Department as: Dffering adult
education; helping in the preparation of students for external--exami-
nations at various levels; offering commercial education at pDst high
school levels and, most important of all helping to keep our dollars
at home by offering correspondence lessons at reasonable rates.

The Extension Department of St. John's College is staffed by
eleven nationals, five volunteers and four Jesuits. Father Stochl ex-
pressed satisfaction in the Department's continued service to the
needs of this nation in an ever growing way.

Certificates in Book-keeping as well as High School Certifi-
cates were distributed by the President of St. John's College, the
Reverend Father Leo F. Weber, of the Society of Jesus.

The main address to the graduates was delivered by the
Attorney General for this country, Mr. Charles F. Henville, O.B.E.,

'A' former -student of the Extension Department, Mr. Henville re-
ferred to the gathering as a family.

We congratulated the students and urged them to practise the
knowledge and skills they have acquired and not to rest on their

"The great dividing line between success and failure," contin-
ued the Attoiney General, "can be expressed in six ,words 'I did not
have the time'".

He left the gathering with one thought "the trick is to create
the hour and then. to use it wisely."

Those attending the leaving ceremonies included members :of the
Clergy, parents and friends of the graduates and other Belizeans.

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Miss Usher was granted tuition schla-1.:. hip by the Sisters of
Mercy and is a graduate of St. CathKrine Academy.

Miss Usher was received by the Acting Premier, the H3nourable
A.E. Cattouse, who welcomed het back to the country and expressed
deep satisfactiDn that she had returned to her own country to serve
the new nation in her field.

Miss Usher said that she was happy to be back and that she
would do her best to put her knowledge to the full use of Belize and


Premier George Price received Apostle J.E. Stewart, St. Chief
Apostle of the Reformed Church of God in Christ. The church has its
headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

Reverend Stewart is on a one-month visit to formally set up
his church h~re which has been operating in UniLedville and Camalote.
He hopes to establish a church and school in Lake Independence.

In charge of the mission in this country will be the Reverend
D. Lewis, a Belizean.

Apostle was accompanied to the Premier's Office by Elder and
Mrs. Peeoce and his sons Henry and Edward.


Two Belizean students who returned recently from courses a-
broad were received by Premier Price.

Mr. Albert Navarette who successfully load for his Bachelor
of Science Degree in Agriculture at the University of British
Columbia in Vancouver.

He was away for four years and majored in Animal Husbandry.

Mr. Navarette is attached to the Agricultural Staff at Cen-
tral Farm.

The other student was Mr. Kent Innis, who qualified for the
Certificate of Public Health from the Royal Society of Health,

Mr. Innis undertook his course at the Public Health School in
Kingston, Jamaica and was away for one /ear.

In welcoming the students, PremiLr Price told them to wDrk
hard to build the new nation and presented them with recent publica-
tions issued by the Government Information SArvice.

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On a visit from Jamaica were Mr. Hugh Miller, Director Extla
Mural Studies and Mr. A.A. Thompson, Deputy Director.

Mr. Miller, former Chief Technical Officcr in the Ministry of
Agriculture and, until earlier this year, Development Officer with the
Caribbean Organization in Puerto Rico, has been appointed to the post
of Temporary Director of Extra Mural Studies, University of the West

Mr. Miller is very well known in the West Indies as an expert
in Agricultural affairs.

He is particularly interested in the extension side of agri-
culture and it is expected that under his direction agricultural edu-.
cation will be brought into the Extra-Mural programme of the Universi-
ty of the West Indies.

Meanwhile, Mr. Thompson is well-known here, as he acted as
Resident Tutor in 1963 during the absence of the Resident TutrDI
Senator Vernon Leslie.


Mr. Lascelles Bowen, Assistant Community Development Officer
in the Social Development Department here has .completed a one-week
adult education course at Leeds in the north of England.

Mr. Bowen is studying leadership for a year at the National
College for the Training of Youth Leaders at Leicester, Central

He told a correspondent in England that when he comes home next
year he will be working as community development officer in the rural

He added that government here is boosting agriculture and he
would like to foster adult education in farming skills.


Another Belizean student has returned home after successfully
completing her studies abroad. She is Miss Kathryn Usher, 21 year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Usher.

Miss Usher graduated from Salve Regina College in Newport,
Rhode Island as a Qualified medical technologist.

She left this country in 1961 and returned home last week.

After completing her course she did one year internship at
Newport Hospital and before returning home sat the medical technology
State examination.

/ ..... ...Miss

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His WDrship tho MayDr if Stann Creek Town, Mr. CarIls P.
Nolberto, who is a top ranking official of the Southern Christian
Union in the Stann Creek District left Belize en IDute to Canada
where he will attend a three month training cDurse in Trade Unionism.

The cost of Mr. Nolbeirt's training is being met from funds
provided by the Canadian Government under its technical assistance
pro I:'mme .

Mr. NDlbertD is the second Belizean to undergo such training
course under the Canadian Technical Assistance Pr:gramme.

It is recalled that Mr. Adolfo Rosales of the General Workers
Development Union was the first national of Belize who went under the
same scheme, last May.


The Reverend Harold Gill, a national Df this country returned
home frDm Jamaica last Saturday.

Reverend Gill has just.completed his four year preparation for
for the Methodist Ministry and will be here for about five weeks.
Reverend Gill has about twD more years to complete his studies.

He will work in the Leewards Islands and will be engaged in
field work there for the next two years.


Twenty four Peace CDrp Voluntcers of the United States of
America now serving in Belize held their annual conference at the
Bliss Institute in Belize City.

A spokesman of the Peace Corp VDlunteers said that the aims
of the conference are to; review the past year's activities of the
Volunteers and to consolidate ideas based on the first year's ex-
perience for the improvement of their programmes and individual

Special talks were delivered to the Volunteers during the
week-end conference by the Social Development Officer, Mr. Robert
Bennett, M.B.E., and also by the Chief Education Ofiicer, Mr. Robert

Those attending the week-end conference arrived in Belize last
September and consist of twelve secondary school teachers; eight
Community Development workers; two agricultural workers; a cooperative
adviser and a public health nurse.

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Three children died frDm dirwning last Tuesday afternDDn at
Grace Bank Village in the Belize District.

The three children, DDrla, Issac and Duncan Robinson and
another child jcere crossing the liver in a dorey when the b-at over-
turned, thrIwing them intD the water.

One Mr. Robinson saw the incident fr Dm his window and
immediately rushed tD the river and jumped in, savin, one child.
Only Dne body, that of Duncan, was recDvered.


Currently visiting Belize City is a tennis team from San
Pcdi3 Sula, Republic of HDnduras.

The team arrived here twJ days ago to play a series of games
against one of the City clubs.

About a month ago, a team of tennis players from Belize had
paid a visit to San Pedr Sula, and it is hoped that interchange of
visits will develop int'-- an annual cultural and-sport-exchange.

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