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Tuesday, January 20, 1998

Newly appointed Ambassadors present credentials - Courtesy of B.C.B

The newly appointed Ambassadors to Belize for the United States, Norway and the Philippines presented their credentials to the Governor-General, Sir Colville Young, yesterday in Belmopan. The Ambassadors also met with Deputy Prime Minister, Dean Barrow.

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries advises cattle vaccinations - Courtesy of B.C.B

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries advises farmers to vaccinate their cattle against Blackleg. The disease, common to cattle but which does not affect people, is characterized by inflammation of muscles, severe toxemia and high mortality. The vaccines can be bought at local agricultural depots in the districts.

Government Service and BEL meet - Courtesy of B.C.B

Members of the Government Service and the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) are meeting today in Belmopan for a seminar on "Joint Women's Study Circles". The seminar is intended "to sensitize public sector workers about the complex issues facing them, particularly women, so that pro-active measures can be developed."

YEA to receive $5K - Courtesy of B.C.B

The Youth Enhancement Academy (YEA) will receive $5000 worth of woodworking tools from UNICEF during a presentation ceremony this afternoon at the site in Ladyville. The equipment will be used in a woodwork shop to be opened at the academy in the near future.

Man found murdered in Columbia, Toledo District - Courtesy of B.C.B

A man from the village of Columbia in the Toledo District was reportedly murdered yesterday. About 4:30 yesterday morning Punta Gorda Police visited the village where they saw the body of 51 year old Juan Coc lying face down in a drain in front of the home of Jose Pop. Police say Coc's body had bruises to the chest and right eye. The body awaits a post mortem at the Punta Gorda Hospital morgue. Meantime, police have detained three persons pending investigations.

Justice Meerabux to sentence Francis Vasquez - Courtesy of B.C.B

Justice George Meerabux will tomorrow sentence Francis Vasquez, charged with the death of Monique Emmanuel last year. Vasquez, who is charged with "causing death by careless conduct" pleaded guilty to the charge this morning in the Supreme Court. The victim, Monique Emmanuel, lost her life on the night of February 13, 1997 during a domestic dispute with Vasquez, her common-law husband. The incident happened at their home in the Port Loyola Area in Belize City.

Lions to sponsor free clinic - Courtesy of B.C.B

A "glaucoma awareness" and "blood pressure test" will be held tomorrow at the Battlefield Park in Belize City. Sponsor for the clinic, the Lions Club, says 50 percent of people who suffer from glaucoma are unaware they have the disease. The free clinic is from 9:00 in the morning until noon.