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Now that we have a new Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries we hope he will find time for some serious thought to a new law which would end the use of gill nets in Belizean coastal waters. Ideally it would be great for Belize to take the initiative in persuading […]

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This has been a dark and ominous week for our Prime Minister Dean Barrow. The disclosure that his Minister, Mr. Gaspar Vega has had a hand in a rigged plan to stiff the government of Belize for some $800,000 has cut voters to the quick and taken a heavy toll […]

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It has been decided! The teachers of the Public School System will go on strike starting Monday, August 3rd involving every primary school up and down the country. They have unprecedented support from the Catholic Church which has offered a ringing endorsement, from the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

Happy Birthday Belize
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Happy Birthday Belize

Thirty five years ago Belize stepped gingerly into independence. We weren’t quite ready because the Guatemalan claim was still hanging over us, and the state of the economy was still wobbly. But we took a leap of faith, just as we did in 1798 when a flotilla of Spanish vessels […]

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Now that it has been decided to have a Senate hearing into irregularities at the Ministry of Immigration and Nationality, the stage is set for the most explosive investigation of senior government officers in the history of Belizean politics. The Senate when it begins its hearings will have authority to […]

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The Audit Report prepared by the Belize Audit Department under Ms.Dorothy Bradley is the most painstaking, most meticulous, most complete audit we have seen in many years. It is a monumental work, compiled by professionals and it puts the spotlight where it belongs – on various ministers without fear or […]

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If Belize had a Pulitzer Prize for TV-journalism it should go to Mr. Jules Vasquez of Channel 7 for his principled stand in refusing to abandon his work of recording the uproar at last Friday’s House meeting. Thanks to his tenacity and good judgement the Belizean public got a front […]

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The special forensics report on the shooting and tragic death of 14 year old Julio Rene Alvarado Duarte in the Sapote area of the Chiquibul Forest on the evening of April 20, 2016 is in. It states conclusively that the child was not killed by any member of the BDF […]

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It was Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, who in a speech dedicating the new Ave Maria School of Law in 2002 rationalized the relationship between law and culture. “Culture,” he said, is the world which people in a given society make, by what they do and why they do […]

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Church leaders and their legal advisers will be pondering over this benchmark decision of the Supreme Courrt for a long time, and may even be contemplating an appeal. There is a lot to think about, but the first step is to understand what the judgement means. The ruling means that […]