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The on-going debate about the quality of education our children receive in our primary schools should take into account the fact that in Belize there are some cultural and economic ingredients which make us less prepared than children of similar age in many other countries. We believe, and there is […]

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Now that the rains have come, we expect that there will be a stronger flow of water in the Haulover Creek to clear away the buildup of silt which has disfigured our coastline along Southern Foreshore. We should not however be expecting the forces of nature to do the maintenance […]

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In the fierce competition for leadership within the United Democratic Party last weekend Minister of Education and Youth, Patrick Faber, put on a virtuoso performance, defeating his rival, Defence Minister John Saldivar by 338 delegate votes to 248, in a two-way contest involving an impressive 99.3 percent turnout of party […]

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The late Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first inaugural address (1933) told the American people,”The only thing we have to fear – is fear itself – debilitating, unjustified terror which paralyses needed effort to convert retreat into advance.” That declaration by one of America’s greatest presidents has inspired millions of […]

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The Government of Belize has suffered an unexpected setback with the higher-than-expected valuation of BTL shares by the Permanent Court of Arbitration. Belize is legally bound to accept this valuation. The court has said it estimates the shares taken from the Ashcroft companies to have a value of some $253 […]

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The People’s United Party at its recent Council meeting decided that the party should take a trip to visit the Sarstoon River. We hope that they will hold off on that decision for at least a few weeks. Here’s why: Guatemala, especially its military, is in a foul mood following […]

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All of Guatemala, and it now appears that even the Organization of American States, hold the view that our BDF patrol was at fault and bears responsibility for the death of 13 year-old Julio Alvarado Ramos. The boy was shot and killed at Cebada, in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve on […]

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The shooting of a thirteen year old boy by BDF Forces in the Cebada area of the Chiquibul National Park on the Belize side of the border has inflamed the people of Guatemala, and on Thursday, April 21 President Jimmy Morales put the Guatemalan forces in the area of the […]

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The prognosis for those with the Zika virus just got worse! The Centers for Disease Control in the United States announced on Wednesday this week that there is an unmistakable link between Zika and growth deformity in babies. Babies born with this deformity have smaller heads and weaker brains. Sometimes […]

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Sometimes we cling to nostalgic visions of ourselves, not realizing how radically some things have changed. . Changes come with alarming swiftness for our young people, teenagers especially, who have had to grow up quickly in a social environment fraught with danger and bad examples. . . Two recent arrests […]