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Court Reporters! A simple solution for a persistent problem

By Kenneth Gale Belize prosecutes defendants under a law and under procedures that are manifestly unjust. Such unjust prosecutions can result in the convictions of the innocent and long periods of punitive imprisonment while an innocent defendant awaits trial. Such inappropriate procedures have resulted in low conviction rates and the […]

Isabel Bennett – the long road to recovery
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Isabel Bennett – the long road to recovery

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Webster’s Dictionary defines strength, with reference to character, as “the ability to resist being moved or broken by a force” or “the quality that allows someone to deal with problems in a determined and effective way.” According to this definition, strength is only visible […]

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HARMONYVILLE MUST LIVE AND NOT DIE; Plant the corn!

By Louis Wade BGYEA and the Harmonyville movement is NOT a Civil unrest movement. It is a People’s movement, and one based on a genuine Belizean need; Housing and shelter… and if the movement fails, we all fail. Lest anyone forgets, the group has been agitating for land since march […]

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Commitment to Rule of Law, an Imperative

We often hear the phrase ‘rule of law,’ but rarely discuss what it means and how it’s relevant to our collective efforts to earn our daily bread. In the dictionary and therefore at its most basic, rule of law refers to “the principle that all people and institutions are subject […]

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Time to move on

After a brief break it’s good to be back. Relationships that do not work always end in breakups and the time has come for the administration of the UDP to move on. This administration has lost the faith of the people and has failed the nation as a whole. In […]

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Bain Bells the Cat

By Louis Wade When Hitler decided that Jews were less than human and that his Arian race was the superior one, his Scientists who disagreed disappeared. Scientific Data collected through research and experimentation had to be interpreted through his warped social construct or scientists had to face the consequences. Countless […]

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Enforcing Contracts…Slowly

If your sole concern in deciding where to do business is how quickly legal actions proceed and at what cost, the best country for you to invest in is Luxembourg, which ranks at number 1 for enforcing contracts. Luxembourg, of course, doesn’t have warm tropical weather, the second largest barrier […]

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Nine Steps to Legal Business

Few people would disagree that Belize must increase its rate of economic growth more dramatically, and in a sustainable way. One of the obvious ways in which Belize can do that is by encouraging entrepreneurship. Beltraide, through its Small Business Development Center, provides assistance for new entrepreneurs in the form […]

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A two-legged stool cannot stand!

By Louis Wade According to the Belize Constitution, the word “Government” speaks to three separate branches; the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislative Branch. Government can be seen, then, as a three legged stool; each leg is separate, but all are working together to hold up the entire structure. In […]

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Creating Jobs and Growth

By Kay Menzies GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, is the total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year. In other words, GDP is a measurement of the economy’s growth. Last year, Belize had GDP growth of 0.7%. The accompanying analysis spoke to the factors […]