Tag: Government

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”

CARICOM moves to harmonize business rules in CSME

CARICOM moves to harmonize business rules in CSME

Published on August 15, 2014

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has started work towards creating a harmonized framework within which companies and other businesses can be established and operate in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

CARICOM heads gave this mandate to ensure that the rules for establishing and operating businesses in one country apply throughout the CSME. The consultant BKP Development Research and Consulting, in consortium with AESA, has been awarded the contract to strengthen the CSME regulatory and market regimes.

The two-year consultancy started last month, July 2014, with funding through the 10th European Development Fund and is expected to be complete by July 2016. There are four result areas within the project. In addition to the single jurisdiction, the project will also strengthen the framework for regulating competition, strengthen consumer protection and create the structure for companies from startup to bankruptcy.

It is expected that systems and practices for business complaints administration and determination of competition disputes will be put in place through the training of staff of national competition authorities. A number of deliverables will also focus on enhancing consumer protection within the CSME.

The right to privacy in the digital age

The right to privacy in the digital age

United Nations                                    A/RES/68/167

General Assembly

 

Distr.: General

21 January 2014


Sixty-eighth session
Agenda item 69 (b)

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2013

[on the report of the Third Committee (A/68/456/Add.2)]

68/167. The right to privacy in the digital age Continue reading “The right to privacy in the digital age”