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 …
In the last post you found out where Belize is, today we will venture to the town of San Pedro (La isla bonita) on Ambergris Caye. A diamond in the midst of a gold mine, San Pedro has a much to offer from next to none scuba diving and fishing to chilling on clean sandy… Continue reading Where in the world is… San Pedro
Pull out a globe if you have one. Today you will learn how to read a globe and how to find Belize. There are imaginary lines on globes and maps, they are called lines of Latitude and Longitude and they tell a pilot or ship's captain exactly where in the world certain places are located.… Continue reading Where in the world is… Belize
Youth, Education and their future are my new goals.. Care to join? I'm working on some ideas and will let you know as soon as I get the drafts laid out and I'm comfortable enough with them to start the blueprints. Some things are already in motion and will be implemented in the near future.… Continue reading How do we change the future?
For the past 30+ years we find ourselves swinging back and forth between a two-party structure that has basically had one true goal of self fulfillment of their members and chosen affiliates. We have constantly been lied to and taken advantage of. Parties basing their plans on a 5 year span only, never allowing any… Continue reading Thought for the day July 1 2014
Many people use this word and I can guess that most of them use it a lot out of context, don't know really what it means, or know exactly what it means and use it to remove their accountability to what they said when using it. The misuse comes in more in politics when politicians… Continue reading Should
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
This past week the government of Belize (GOB) launched its “(mis)education campaign” involving the push to take the matter of Guatemala’s unfounded claim on Belize’s sovereign territory to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a supposed “final determination”. I have pulled no punches in terms of my assessment as to why those vested with… Continue reading Commentary: The ICJ and the Belize-Guatemala issue: A den of strategy and deceit
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
A PANORAMIC HISTORY OF EL CAYO Presenters: Dr. Jaime Awe - An Anthropological History Don Hector Silva - A Political History Melanie Smith - A Sociological History Mr. Alfonso Tzul - Agricultural Economy 7 p.m. December 7th, 2012 Octavia Waight Conference Center For more information contact: Melanie Smith-604-7924
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?
For 13 years during the secretive period from 1962 to 1975, negotiations were carried out behind closed doors. Little information was given to the people of Belize or of the world. The Belizeans were observers in the British team. And it's happening again...
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
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
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
From 1975 to 1979, the U.S. abstained on all the United Nations resolutions concerning Belize's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Finally, in 1980, it changed its policy of neutrality and voted in favour of the U.N. resolution that called for the independence of Belize. This resolution was adopted in November 1980. It demanded the… Continue reading Did you know … US and the OAS on the Independence of Belize
In 1975 at the U.N. the only Spanish-speaking Latin American country that supported Belize was Cuba.
By: Peter Chamberlin In the kingdom of the master deceivers black is white, war is peace and freedom is slavery.The object of the avalanche of lies that washes over us all on a daily basis is to so overwhelm us with lies and half-truths that we can no longer recognize the truth, even when it… Continue reading Welcome To The New World Order
A very good read for those that like to discuss and learn about issues affecting Belize.
Prohibition, 1919 to 1933 - As use of marijuana became popular in response to alcohol prohibition, conservative anti-drug campaigners railed against the "Marijuana Menace," linking the drug to crime, violence and other bad behaviors. 1930, Federal Bureau of Narcotics established - By 1931, 29 states had criminalized marijuana. Uniform State Narcotic Act of 1932 -… Continue reading The following is a summary of milestones of federal marijuana enforcement in U.S. history