Education, Freedom, History

The Other America – 1968

by Dr. Martin Luther King Members of the faculty and members of the student body of this great institution of learning; ladies and gentlemen. Now there are several things that one could talk about before such a large, concerned, and enlightened audience. There are so many problems facing our nation and our world, that one… Continue reading The Other America – 1968

Education, Freedom, History

The Other America – 1967

by Dr. Martin Luther King Members of the faculty and members of the student body of this great institution of learning; ladies and gentlemen. Now there are several things that one could talk about before such a large, concerned, and enlightened audience. There are so many problems facing our nation and our world, that one… Continue reading The Other America – 1967

Thoughts

Millennials in Belize suppressed by gangs and crime

This is a story of one side of the coin that Belize faces with a Political angle to explain things but falsely. Watch the video first, I will provide my point of view after... https://youtu.be/linC65qnh_o The narration starts off, then shortly after, some highlights.... debtunemployment at 9%the murder rate one of the highest in the… Continue reading Millennials in Belize suppressed by gangs and crime

Guatemala, Issues, Politics

To Go or Not To Go – The ICJ

An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people. "I know no safe depositary of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them,… Continue reading To Go or Not To Go – The ICJ

Belize, Corruption, Government, Issues, Legal, Politics

Belize Bank Limited vs Association of Concerned Belizeans

[2011] UKPC 35 Privy Council Appeal No 0096 of 2010 JUDGMENT The Belize Bank Limited (Appellant) v
The Association of Concerned Belizeans and Others (Respondents) From the Court of Appeal of Belize before
 Lord Phillips Lord Walker Lady Hale Lord Mance Lord Clarke JUDGMENT DELIVERED BY Lord Clarke ON 20 October 2011 Heard on 29 June… Continue reading Belize Bank Limited vs Association of Concerned Belizeans

Thoughts

Rice “conspiracy”?

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President of the Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT) and outgoing chairman of the National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO) Wendy Lee Yuen yesterday expressed a concern that there was a “conspiracy” among rice importers to artificially inflate the price of rice.

Lee Yuen was speaking to the Express following a meeting with Legal Affairs Minister Danny Montano convened which the minister convened to discuss issues surrounding the increased production of root crops or “ground provision” as an alternative to rice. Montano had made a public call for the population to turn to root crops as an alternative to rice, as a response to the recent twenty per cent increase in the price of rice.

Lee Yuen explained that although “importers say that the rice from Belize, Suriname and Guyana, which enters Trinidad duty-free, is not of good enough quality”, those countries continue to export in huge volumes.

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Belize, Community, Government, Issues, Politics, Thoughts

Belize New Management

Here's an idea I've been toying around with for a while, thought I'd share it with you to get your feedback and ideas on how we can make Belize better. National Board will managed the daily on-goings in the nation. They will be elected by the people in a national election that will be every… Continue reading Belize New Management

Belize, Legal

Belize Age of Consent

The Age of Consent in Belize is 16 years old. The age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity. Individuals aged 15 or younger in Belize are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result… Continue reading Belize Age of Consent

Community, Drugs

Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who tested positive for marijuana  were no more likely to crash than who had not used any… Continue reading Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

Community, Culture, Drugs, Politics, Science

How Neuroscience Reinforces Racist Drug Policy

A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who do not. Such well-intentioned and seemingly objective science is actually a new chapter in a politicized and bigoted history of drug science in the United States. Different-looking brains tell us literally nothing about… Continue reading How Neuroscience Reinforces Racist Drug Policy

Belize, BTL, Cellphones, Issues, Telco

BTL Warning – Phone Bill Cramming

!!! WARNING !!! Read a note this morning from a friend regarding BTL billing. Check your bill carefully for any extra charges that seem out of the ordinary. Apparently they are adding 17 cents to your bill for paying with you credit card from your machine at home" ... To one person this may not… Continue reading BTL Warning – Phone Bill Cramming

Belize, Community, Corruption, Economy, Education, Elections, Government, Issues, Nationality, Politics

The promises of a better future …

So I've been reading the manifestos for both the PUP and UDP parties and have some items I want to cover, hopefully I can get to it all before election day... From the UDP Manifesto "Completing the Norwegian Cruise Line cruise port in southern Belize" I thought it was Norwegian Cruise Line that was investing… Continue reading The promises of a better future …

Government, Issues, Politics, Thoughts

It’s almost that time again Belize

Pretty soon someone will start visiting your homes, spreading cheer and giving gifts. No, I am not talking about Jolly Old Saint Nicholas; I'm talking about your local politicians. The problem here is that they come bearing small gifts in turn for huge returns once they get into office. Here is how it will more… Continue reading It’s almost that time again Belize

Politics, Thoughts

The Alternative struggle in Belize

I talk to Belizeans on the ground every day and the one thing that is certain in all the discussions is that they want a serious Alternative, not a bunch of individual units working together under a common idea. Belizeans see that as a larger more spread out version of the two party system. Currently… Continue reading The Alternative struggle in Belize

Belize, Fun

Belizean Tiburon Rum

So I cracked open my first bottle of Tiburon yesterday and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised by the smooth taste from that sexy bottle that feels like running your hand through fine silk, not that I was expecting anything too different. This is highly recommended. I tried it in different ways:… Continue reading Belizean Tiburon Rum

Community, Education, Family

Attention Parents: Your Emotions Are Contagious

To stay healthy, people will do everything short of quarantining themselves to avoid getting coughed on, sneezed on, or breathed on by the sickly. As a parent, you’re probably well aware of how quickly contagious diseases like the flu can travel through a family—nay, a neighborhood. Teachers notice the same thing when they see student… Continue reading Attention Parents: Your Emotions Are Contagious