Editorial

Editorial

Editorial

The late Ronald F. Greenwood, City Planner and author of the books Hurricane Resistant Construction, Town and Country Housing and Belize City Planning always believed that Belize could be hit by a tsunami, even though there are no nearby volcanoes. He theorized that Mount Soufriere on the island of Guadalupe […]

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Editorial

The year just ended has been traumatic for most working class Belizeans because of the high level of violence we have endured! One hundred and forty-two murders a year is a lot of carnage for a small country like Belize, especially when you consider that 34 percent of the population […]

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Happy New Year

All over the world at this time people are making plans to welcome the new year. It is a practice of universal appeal. We have no trouble at all letting go of the old year, and we wait up beyond midnight, counting down the inexorable seconds to greet the new […]

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Christmas is all about Love!

It is about love and respect for God, the magnificent, mighty Creator of the universe. But mostly it is about the love that God has for the race of humans He created, endowing its members with special gifts of intelligence and powers of discernment. The superb engineering of the universe […]

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Editorial

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is seriously delusional when it suggests that the Government of Belize can raise $90 million to honour a judgement of the Caribbean Court of Justice to pay the Belize Bank by simply plugging leaks in the tax system. Government’s chief vehicles of taxation […]

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Editorial

It is easy to see why PUP Leader Mr. Johnny Briceño would want the National Assembly to agree to pay off a PUP debt of $30 million which has amassed $60 million in accumulated interest. If only Prime Minister Barrow would agree to pay up, that would be one less […]

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Pay it back

In the heyday of the PUP under Prime Minister Said Musa, and his Finance Minister Mr. Ralph Fonseca, Dr. Victor Lizarraga was an inside player. He received several contracts to build government houses, and when he expressed his desire to build a private hospital, Prime Minister Musa arranged for the […]

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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 […]