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, Government, Issues, Nationality, Politics

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… Continue reading Integrating the Caribbean and Central America

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Community, Issues, Thoughts

Something to think about as a community

In all reality guys, we as a people need to do our part in spite of whichever govt is in power. If we learn to live within our means, become self-sufficient, stop wanting everything we see on tv so we can have something better than the other person, start eating locally produced products rather than… Continue reading Something to think about as a community

Thought of the Day
Belize, Community, Corruption, Education, Freedom, Government, Issues, Politics, Thoughts

Thought of the day 05-13-13

The system really has not served us except for the very beginning extending a bit into a decade or so after Independence. If we look around at how our nation has been served we can clearly see that only politicians, their families, friends and special interest groups have really been served.When a system is created… Continue reading Thought of the day 05-13-13

Thought of the Day
Belize, Crime, Culture, Government, Politics, Thoughts

Thought of the day 05-01-13

Sorry for missing a bunch of days of sharing my thoughts.... Here is my brain opening up today.... I will go out on a limb here and say that we are being used as Guinea Pigs.. Just like with all their other things.. Test STD's on the natives in Guatemala, test agent orange on the… Continue reading Thought of the day 05-01-13

Issues, Thoughts

On discussing part of our path to the ICJ

I had this discussion on Facebook with some friends about one part of the Belize - Guatemala claim and going to the ICJ.  My concern here is more to the point of we have never taken this issue to any legal body before. Cayo Buay SO, I keep hearing of all these cases and such… Continue reading On discussing part of our path to the ICJ

Belize, Community, Government, Issues, Nationality, Patriotism, Politics

On Belize vs Guatemala at ICJ

For several reasons, I vote… NO! Amidst the hustle and bustle of trying to convince people either way on this issue, some things are being left out that I think are important factors that the people MUST know ahead of any other words that they would be listening to. Here are some: Why do we… Continue reading On Belize vs Guatemala at ICJ

Belize, Education, Issues, Nationality, Patriotism, Politics, Thoughts

Did You Know – Central America

Who had claim over Central America first? The first Mexican Empire.... Southern Belize and Guatemala was part of the Guatemala District. The map shows the twenty-four districts of the Empire. Once the First Mexican Empire broke up, the Federal Republic of Central America was formed, the member states? Original Members: Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala… Continue reading Did You Know – Central America

Thought of the Day
Belize, Community, Thoughts

Thought of the day Jan 22 2013

Tit fi tat and butta fi fish. - Dean Barrow Meaning: Because the other party did it, I am justified and am right in doing the same evil. Dis weh blow ova like wah lee breeze. - Said Musa Meaning: People will forget what we did by the end of the day so I don't… Continue reading Thought of the day Jan 22 2013

Community, Thoughts

Societal Pollution in Belize – Discos, Bars etc

For a very long time now there has been an issue where these establishments have been allowed to co-mingle with residential subdivisions to the point that you look out your window and you see the issues, shootings and fights out in the open, the noise that keeps people up until wee hours of the morning,… Continue reading Societal Pollution in Belize – Discos, Bars etc

Belize, Education, History

Did you know …Why still a claim?

At the core of Guatemala's claim to Belizean territory is the Anglo-Guatemalan Treaty of 1859. From the British point of view, the agreement simply declared the boundaries of an area Britain already ruled. Those boundaries still exist today. From the Guatemalan point of view, which was developed after the agreement was signed, it was a… Continue reading Did you know …Why still a claim?

Belize, Education, History

Did you know …The Webster Proposal

  In June 1965, Britain, in consultation with Belize, agreed with Guatemala to submit the dispute to a Mediator appointed by the United States Government. The Mediator, Mr. Bethuel M. Webster The mediator submitted the Webster Proposal... The plan placed the defence, foreign affairs and, to a certain extent, the economy of Belize under Guatemalan… Continue reading Did you know …The Webster Proposal

Belize, Education, History

Did you know …Allowance to participation of Belize Delegates

  1962 was a significant historical moment because in that year delegates from Belize were permitted for the first time to participate in the Anglo-Guatemalan negotiations which took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the U.K. and Guatemala as principals. Belize had not yet achieved self-government and so the delegates were members of the… Continue reading Did you know …Allowance to participation of Belize Delegates

Belize, Education, History

Did you know … Recognition of Belize as an Independent State

  On September 25, 1981, Belize was admitted as a member of the United Nations. On the same day it became a full member of the Non-Aligned Movement, after being a member with "special status" since 1976. On Independence Day Belize was also admitted to membership of the Commonwealth of Nations. Today, Belize plays its… Continue reading Did you know … Recognition of Belize as an Independent State

Belize, Elections, Government, Nationality, Patriotism, Politics, Thoughts

It’s all in the planning you know

I am of the opinion that our politicians have the mentality of 5 year terms. I only plan for the 5 years I will serve. We need to start thinking long term goals. I want to hear solutions that we can run with for the next 50 years. Build a new football stadium, Develop teen… Continue reading It’s all in the planning you know

Belize, Issues, Thoughts

The Ignorant Pursuit of Happiness in Belize

If we look pretty close we will see that what we are offered is in essence a sense of happiness where we must keep chasing it every 5 years and then must decide who will be better suited to deliver it to us but we keep getting the same delivery man who keeps painting his… Continue reading The Ignorant Pursuit of Happiness in Belize

Belize, Culture, Education, Music

Watina (I called out); the Music of Andy Palacio

The Garifuna All the black communities living on the Caribbean coast of Central America are commonly called Garifuna or Black Carib, or as they refer to themselves, Garinagu. Over the last three centuries, in spite of many migrations, re-settlements and interactions with Indians, British, French and Spanish, they have preserved much of the culture from… Continue reading Watina (I called out); the Music of Andy Palacio

Issues, Politics, Thoughts

Right in your backyard

This week started on a sad note. The start of a hostile takeover of our country by the very people we put all our trust in. While I believe that for a country like Belize, utilities should be owned by the people; I understand that the need for growth is important and it is better… Continue reading Right in your backyard

Issues, Politics, Security, Thoughts

Guatemala’s Claim

With all the talks of Guatemala's claim on Belize on the rise again. I would like to ask why is it that we have not asked Guatemala to put something on the table that they can loose. I mean it's only fair; we have a country and a people to lose, they have nothing to… Continue reading Guatemala’s Claim