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Finance reform measures are now law What would it have meant for GOB?s ?pillow talk? with Ashcroft?

Financial reforms that limit Government borrowing above $10 million without legislative approval and that institute new rules for Government contracts above $5 million and the sale of assets valuing more than $2 million are now in effect.

The reforms are enshrined in the Finance and Audit (Reform) Act, 2005, which became law on April 18, 2005. It replaces the Finance and Audit Act, Chapter 15 of the Laws of Belize.

Safe Food Awareness Campaign 2005

Primary schools countrywide are being presented with vital information on safe food handling through the entire week, Safe Food Handling Awareness Campaign 2005, which began on Monday, April 18.

These presentations, the first to be conducted through the joint efforts of the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), with the support of the Pan American Health Organization and the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), are part of the awareness week to enlighten the Belizean public, ?Because safe food handling affects: YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR LIFE!!!?

?Fi di man? & ?Fi di woman!?

The Southside?s hub of traditional medicine sits near the corner of Racoon Street and Central American Boulevard, at Regie?s Tea House?an invitingly colorful grassroots center that sells a wide assortment of herbal medicines and natural teas.

The proprietor is Reginald Hamilton, a young Belizean entrepreneur who has spent most of his adult career in the trade.

Nuru?s Realidad

?His charismatic, nonchalant, professional demeanor has earned him the respect from the music industry not only in Central America but also around the world.?

? Nuru?s bio

Garifuna Punta Rocker, Nuru Ellis, a.k.a. ?Dayaan.? has recently released a company disc of music titled Reality/Realidad, coming straight out of Los Angeles, California.

Unions have their say, Musa has his way

The unions were supposed to begin their demonstration in front of the National Assembly building in Belmopan at 9:00 this morning. Expecting a militant mass of protestors, the Police Department had cordoned off the area, running rolls out barbed wire around the edges of Independence Hill, and placing a barricade mid-way up the stairs leading to the National Assembly. Just behind this line a team of police officers?men and women?stood with their backs to the National Assembly and their faces toward where the protestors were supposed to stand.

Violet Agatha Stewart Myles is 102 and counting!

On February 25, 2005, Mrs. Violet Agatha Stewart Myles (Sis Myles), of #114 West Street in Belize City, celebrated her 102ndbirthday and this past Friday, a service of thanksgiving was held for her at various institutions, of which she is a member.

Institutions that have helped Sis Myles feel at home include the Help Age Belize for the elderly, Young Women?s Christian Association (YWCA), and she counts, as well, her friends and relatives.

U.S. dollar crunch is the bigger problem, private sector Senator says

Senator Godwin Hulse, one of two business sector representatives in the Senate, told Amandala this evening that while there has been a lot of talk about the country?s burgeoning debt and deficit, the larger problem with the economy is the scarcity of the United States dollar?the main currency with which we purchase our imports.

?We have a desperate problem,? said Senator Hulse, advising that there is the need for an emergency forum to address the matter.

Frazer and Fuentes: We did not ?sell out?

After having been accused of ?selling out? their members who participated in the recent protests against the Government?s taxes and budget, the Belize National Teachers Union?s (BNTU) president, Anthony Fuentes, and executive secretary, George Frazer, who is also the general-secretary of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB), visited Amandala on Wednesday, February 15, 2005, to give their side of the story.

Dan Marcus I releases Royal Rebel on KREM TV?s Studio Cam Primetime, Friday

Young Belizean entertainer, Dan Marcus I, will be the featured star on KREM Television between 8 and 9 on Friday night, February 11, when the station will inaugurate Studio Cam Primetime, to be hosted that night by acclaimed entertainer Kenny Morgan.

Dan Marcus I plans to unveil his debut album, Royal Rebel, on the television station, and it should also be available in stores as of Friday.

Curl Gordon sculpts Mandela

Belizean sculptor, Curl Gordon, today visited our newspaper with his latest masterpiece?an expressive sculpture of the great Black leader, Nelson Mandela, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who previously served as the president of South Africa.

Gordon said that he took about three months, off and on, to finish the polished piece, molded from mahogany, Belize?s national tree.

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