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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 […]

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The Social Security Board announced this week that it is running out of money! It is losing money at the rate of a million dol- lars a month more or less. ! About half of this million is going to pay a pension to people who have retired and are […]

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Two decisions the Barrow Government took last week show a welcome adjustment of focus. The first is the decision to put a brake on pending pro-marijuana legislation until GOB has had a chance to hear what church leaders have to say about the move to de-criminalize the use of small […]

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The Battle of St. George’s Caye was the climax to a series of provocative actions taken by the forces of Spain against the Baymen Settlers,who were cutting logwood for export to Britain, where it was used to make a rich purple dye. The ups and downs of the early settlement […]

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Sometimes in the tide of times, advice comes too late. It may be so in this case, but we feel honour bound to offer it. The Government of Belize is about to introduce legislation to decriminalize the use of small amounts of marijuana for recreational smoking. The legislation, we believe, […]

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Belize needs to find a more accurate way to track storms and hurricanes to keep the population informed of exactly where the storm is. The electronic maps showing an elongated blob of fierce weather pointing towards Belize does nothing to inform the population or to calm its fears. Belize lies […]