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Safety First

On the way to Stann Creek there is a narrow bridge that links the Hummingbird Highway across St. Margaret’s Creek. The bridge, if we can call it that, is just a slab of reinforced concrete connecting the separated portions of the highway. It has no protective rails, and while it […]

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Much ado about nothing

The Senate Select Committee is spending time flogging a dead horse in insisting that the Government acted wrongly and illegally in awarding a Belizean passport to a man who was not continuously resident in the country for one year before his application was approved. The Senate Select Committee seems to […]

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Protest the Map!

It may not deter her in any way, but we believe Belize should nonetheless protest Guatemala’s plan to print a bunch of maps showing Belize as part of her national territory. We really should make a fuss about this by lodging a protest with Guatemala herself and at the United […]

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The eight year feud between the Government of Belize and British billionaire Michael Ashcroft is about to end with Belize retaining full control of its nationalized company, Belize Telemedia Limited and Mr. Ashcroft ending up with $458.4 million in compensation. The final details about how much is to be paid […]

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Spare the rod and spoil the child! The phrase come from a 17th century poet, Samuel Butler of England, but the inspiration undoubtedly comes from the Book of Proverbs, which instructs parents that “He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastenes him. The “rod” […]

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The Government of Belize may have good and sufficient reason for regarding its Faber’s Road Project as an emergency undertaking, exempting it from the usual public tender procedure, but the decision is nonetheless regrettable. . There are good reasons for requiring that all big tenders for public works go through […]

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The idea of Party Leader John Briceño to call a snap convention of the PUP later this year is a good one. The next general elections are going to be of the greatest importance to the future of democracy and development in Belize and indeed, the very future of the […]

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Last Sunday evening the Gang Suppression Unit raided a farm in the Village of Lucky Strike and destroyed more than 140 marijuana plants. The raid was deliberately timed to catch the plantation owner by surprise, and in this it succeeded. The GSU captured the landowner, 47-year-old Cameron Usher, but his […]

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The call from the Belize Bar Association for the resignation of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin comes as shocking news. The Bar Association wants to see him gone because, it says, he is too slow in dealing with the ever increasing backlog of cases in the Supreme Court. During the last […]

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The tidal wave of criticism, the hoots and jeers which have exploded around former Mayor Zenaida Moya for her role in the September Tenth crowning of a rival Queen is well deserved. She had no authority whatsoever to do any of the things she did: that is, create an unauthorized […]