Tag: Belizeans

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.

Belize New Management
Belize New Management
  • 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 5 years.
  • District Reps will be elected by the people in a district wide elections once every 4 years.
  • Local Governments will be responsible to work with the people on the ground to come up with plans and solutions to issues affecting the populace and present them to the District Reps. There may even be room for smaller bodies like Councils to make it even more involved with the people. These bodies will be elected by the people in an election every 3 years.
  • Review Board to consist of Accountants and Attorneys along with advisors in different fields that will review all transactions both incoming and outgoing to ensure they are not only feasible but legal and within appropriate coding guidelines.

This is just a quick outline, we can grow from here. Leave your comments below.

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 seem like a lot but start adding that up over time and the amount of customers BTL has and, well, you get the picture.

$0.17 x 50,000 = $8,500 a month x 12 = $102,000 a year. And I bet they have more than 50,000 customers.

This is called “Cramming” and it was a practice used by phone companies in the USA a while back. Not sure if it’s still done but I haven’t heard about it for a while and I’ve not noticed it on my bills. Continue reading “BTL Warning – Phone Bill Cramming”

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… Continue reading “The promises of a better future …”

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 than likely play out..

Good day, we are here campaigning for the upcoming elections. Can we come in to talk to you and your family?

In a couple minutes you will start hearing:

  • A million excuses about why this particular politician was not able to do what they had to do in the past.
  • A bunch of lies about the other party to confuse you and get you to not want to hear the next person.
  •  Tons of lies, promises that will be broken and several truck load of horse-shit.

Continue reading “It’s almost that time again Belize”

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 we have PUP and UDP fighting for power, if the Alternatives win, it will be a larger struggle for power..

The lesser of two evils is still evil. And we keep doing the same insane thing of voting in evil every 5 years.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
– Albert Einstein

Continue reading “The Alternative struggle in Belize”

Thought of the Day

I haven’t done this in a while but here is my TOD for today June 25, 2015
The problem is that we allowed our Colonial masters to instill in us that one race is superior to another and one group is to rule others and that certain “classes” of people are inferior and should be put to death even.

We have allowed ourselves to be led into the construct where we are classified like farm animals…

The system works on a divide and conquer method and we do all the work by being racists and bigots.

Until we learn that the construct of classifications is our enemy and we learn to break free and unite as one people regardless of color or orientation or any of the dividers they place between us we will remain where we are and things will only get worst.

Integrating the Caribbean and Central America

In continuing with what I’ve been talking about for several years now as to how things are being integrated into districts and all that. Earlier posts talk about the over all picture, others talk about the regional CARICOM and SICA stuff and some other angle. This one speaks more into that. Time to wake up Belizeans.

THE TIME TO SAVE YOUR COUNTRY IS BEFORE YOU LOSE IT!
– Philip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson

Originally posted on Caribbean Journal
By Alberto Duran and Noemi Areli Sanchez

The Central American Integration System (SICA) was formed in 1991 and is a regional organization which includes the States of Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

This alliance was formed with the purpose of enhancing integration for the cohesion on sensitive issues such as poverty, democracy, freedom and trade.

According to SICA’s mandate, one of the purposes of SICA is to “promote, in a harmonious and balanced way, the sustained economic, social, cultural and political development of Member States and the region as a whole.”

Since its formation, SICA has grown in strength and its population is at more than 45 million people, with a Gross Domestic Product of $108 million, and international investments for $3,000 million. The System also includes a group of Regional and Extra regional Observers, from Latin America, Europe and Asia.

The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is a product of the desire of the 28 Contracting States, Countries and Territories of the Greater Caribbean to enhance cooperation within the region, an initiative aimed at building upon obvious geographic proximity and well-documented historical linkages.

To that end, the ACS is an organization for consultation, cooperation and concerted action among the countries of the Greater Caribbean. Based on four distinct pillars, its directorates are focused on four (4) thematic areas for growth which include Disaster Risk Reduction, Transport, Trade and External Economic Relations, and Sustainable Tourism. Continue reading “Integrating the Caribbean and Central America”