Rice “conspiracy”?


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 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

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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

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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


What to Say When Your Child Blathers on About Minecraft

Lolz.. Glad I’m a Minecrafter so I understand. My wife tho is like this.. 🙂

Creeper. Notch. Enderman. Griefers. Mobs. Mods. If you have a Minecrafter in your house, you’ve likely heard these words shouted — like a foreign language — from the computer room. Minecraft is EVERYWHERE. If you have an Internet connection and a 7- to… well… 45-year-old, good luck escaping it.

But if you can’t escape it, you might as well become fluent in the idiom. I did some extensive field research (aka asking my 9-year-old) to discover what the hell kids are talking about when they’re talking “in Minecraft”; what they want us to say in response; and what we will probably say instead. Here’s a rundown on how these convos are likely to go:

“Oh no! I just got blown up by a Creeper!”

Huh? This means that your child just lost everything he/she had.

What your kid wants you to say: Oh, sweetie! That’s terrible! Creepers are THE WORST…

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