Amandala late this evening spoke with a very worried mother, Jenecia Cook, a resident of La Democracia village, in hopes that she had gotten a positive feedback from Miami police after she had her worst fears confirmed yesterday, that her estranged husband, Richard Daniel Cook, 63, an American, had spirited their daughter, Zoe, 6, to the United States of America over the weekend.
Amandala today spoke with a not-too-happy Matthew Smiling, proprietor of the famous “Smiling Meats,” located on New Road in Belize City, who is not only angry that his business is being used for nefarious purposes, but also wants to warn the general public, abroad and in Belize, about a con artist operating in the United States.
The Government of Belize today launched its biggest bond offering on the international market, in which it is trying to exchange the country’s outstanding commercial debt for the new U.S. dollar bonds. Belizean legislators approved the billion-dollar-bond offer (estimated at US$565 million) about a week ago.
Black American linked with Al Qaeda found in Belize – 15th U.S. fugitive to be caught in Belize for 2006
Ernest James Thompson, 41, also known as James Ujaama and Bilal Ahmad, travelling under a Mexican passport in the name of Jose Luis Ramirez, was the fifteenth wanted United States fugitive to be apprehended in Belize.
As much as 44 square miles of Belizean territory - which the sellers claim houses 14 unexcavated Mayan sites, just north of Ladyville (Belize District) and located minutes away from a major Mayan ruin - Altun Ha?has been opened for a multi-million-dollar bid on the international market.