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Saturday, August 7, 2010

It has been many years now since the United Democratic Party granted dual citizenship rights to Belizeans who became citizens of another country and to their children and offspring who are born overseas. Yet, despite this passage, Belizeans who possess dual citizenship cannot vote by proxy... read more...



Saturday, July 31, 2010

It was reported in the news two weeks ago that the people who own the port in Big Creek, which is about forty miles from Dangriga Town, have received millions of dollars to upgrade their port. This is happening when the oil and citrus companies are begging the government to reopen Commerce Beight Pier. read more...



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Bar Association of Belize (the “Association”) has seen an article by Mr Oscar Ramjeet entitled “Controversy over Retirement of Belize’s chief justice”. Mr Ramjeet is referred to on your website as “an attorney at law who practices extensively throughout the wider Caribbean”, but he is known to the Association as... read more...



Monday, July 26, 2010

When I heard that two men came out of a car, with one carrying an AK-47, and started to fire shots in a private property at 48-year-old Calvin Graham killing him instantly, then turning that same weapon on 8-year-old Marquis Mahler, a little child, I was shocked and appalled at this senseless and brutal murder. read more...



Monday, July 19, 2010

The chief justice of Belize, Dr Abdulai Conteh, will be 65 on August 6 and, under the Constitution, he cannot continue to be the Head of the Judiciary unless the governor general offers him a contract. But this can only be done if the prime minister advises, and Mr Dean Barrow has already indicated... read more...



Saturday, July 17, 2010

After extensive planning by the Garifuna Coalition USA, their president, Jose Francisco Avila, and the Hondurenos Contra El Sida president, Mirtha Colon, the Garifuna community had the opportunity to meet with New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday,in the Bronx for a town hall meeting. read more...



Saturday, July 10, 2010

The most played sport throughout all the countries in the world is football, which for some strange reason the Americans choose to call soccer. I have been playing this game from the time I was a child growing up in Dangriga Town, Belize, along with some national stars such as Garincha Adderly, Buck Palacio... read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Mayas are the indigenous people of southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala Honduras and El Salvador, numbering about seven million people, but among them there were cultural differences such as the Yucatec, Kekchi and Mopan, which led to several conflicts and division of land and territories in the region. read more...



Monday, June 28, 2010

MIAMI, USA (AFP) -- Tropical Storm Alex made landfall in Belize late Saturday as it caused concern for efforts to clean up the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, US forecasters said. The eye of the storm, which packed sustained winds of 60 miles, passed within just 20 miles northwest of Belize City. read more...



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Belize and many other countries that were colonies of Great Britain are having problems finding senior ranking police officers in their respective countries to become Commissioners of Police. In Belize this is due to a lack of training, favoritism, the promotional system and politics. This could also be the case in the other... read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

I have always listened to many world leaders speaking about what they would like to accomplish for the citizens of their respective countries during their tenures in office and have very seldom heard any of them committing themselves to provide full time employment to all their citizens. read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) -- The world's top billionaires, Bill Gates and Carlos Slim, will team up with the government of Spain in a 150-million dollar health initiative for poor people in Central America, including Belize, and Mexico, it was announced here Monday. Funds for the "2015 Meso-American Health Initiative"... read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

The report issued recently by Assistant Commissioner of Police Elodio Aragon Jr and Major David Jones from the Belize Defence Force on the success of Operation Jaguar revealed that gangs, guns and drugs are three of the main culprits responsible for the escalation of crimes in Belize. read more...



Saturday, June 5, 2010

Almost everybody in Belize knew that the Prime Minister Dean Barrow was planning to reshuffle his Cabinet at anytime soon. However, nobody knew to what extent and how deep this reshuffling would be and the ministers who were going to be affected by it. The announcement was made Thursday that a... read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Edwin Carrington, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General has welcomed the decision of the government of Belize to abolish appeals to the London Privy Council with effect from 1 June 2010 and embrace the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court of appeal. read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In the news last week it was reported that, since Operation Jaguar was launched in Belize, violent crimes and murders dropped in Belize City for a couple of weeks. This is because the criminals who were committing the crimes went into hiding because they are trying to avoid being caught by the law. read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

There are several articles in the news media that the government of Belize has granted permission to a few oil companies to come into our country and drill for oil. If these news sources are accurate, then Belizeans must urge our government to conduct an environmental impact study. read more...



Saturday, May 15, 2010

One of the most prosperous and thriving Garifuna villages in the country of Belize is Hopkins. According to Garifuna history, this village was created after a severe hurricane destroyed a previous village in the Commerce Bight pier area of Dangriga town. The residents of this village used to be mostly Garifuna people. read more...



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It is now official. Belize will abolish appeals to the Privy Council as of next month, June 1. An Order to this effect was issued by the country's Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, which was advertised in the last issue of Belize Government Gazette and which stated that the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act... read more...



Saturday, May 8, 2010

Belize, like many other countries in the world, is divided between north and south and has its own racial geographic differences to deal with. Up to about the late 1970s, the Garifuna people made up a large percentage of the population in the Stann Creek and Toledo districts, the Creoles in the Belize district... read more...



Saturday, May 1, 2010

LONDON, England -- A hastily-introduced amendment to Belize’s contempt laws threatens the country’s assets abroad and its role in the international community. These are just some of the claims of leading international lawyers which form the basis of a special TV report presented by broadcaster, Robert Beckford. read more...



Saturday, April 24, 2010

Last year the Belize national basketball team travelled to Mexico to compete with other teams from the Central American region in the COCABA games. When the Belizean players entered Mexico, some of them who were born in the United States presented their American passports because that was the only... read more...



Saturday, April 17, 2010

The prime minister of Belize, the Right Honorable Dean Barrow, Ministers of his cabinet and a delegation will be visiting the city of Chicago this weekend to meet with concerned Belizeans at a Grand Ball Dance and to hold a public meeting. This visit coincides with other visits our prime minister has made to the... read more...



Thursday, April 15, 2010

An issue has developed with respect to Belizean students with LLB degrees from the University of Guyana, and the fact that they are required to sit an entrance examination in order to enter the Norman Manley Law School at the Mona campus in Jamaica. The issue is complicated because Guyanese students... read more...



Saturday, April 10, 2010

Most Belizeans are not aware of the fact that next month there will be a national election held in Great Britain for the 650 seats in the British House of Commons. The main parties that are competing for these seats are the Liberal Democrats, under their leader Nick Clegg; the Conservative Party, with David Cameron... read more...



Thursday, April 8, 2010

BELMOPAN, Belize -- The Executive Committee of the Council of Legal Education (CLE) has expressed sympathy for the plight of some two dozen Belizeans who hold the LLB degrees but cannot gain entry into the Norman Manley Law School to complete their legal studies because, under an agreement signed more than... read more...



Monday, April 5, 2010

In the year 2005 I went to the Lake Independence area off Central American Boulevard to stay with my nephew and niece after I buried my sister in Belize City. This is an area I know well because I used to live on Vernon Street across the street from Kiticat Bar and Restaurant and when I was playing football... read more...



Saturday, March 27, 2010

When the United Democratic Party defeated the People’s United Party by a landslide on February 8, 2008, by a margin of 25-6, they came to power with a series of planned constitutional reform issues that were related to Article-V1 of the Belize Constitution. However, the People’s United Party, knowing... read more...



Thursday, March 25, 2010

BELMOPAN, Belize -- The Government of Belize is taking steps for its students who were successful at the Bachelor of Laws examination at the University of Guyana to gain automatic admission to the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica without passing another qualifying examination. read more...



Monday, March 22, 2010

As Belize is about to join the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court, one of the seven judges and the Court Registrar visited the country and held discussions with local judges and explained the Rules and Procedure of the regional court with practising lawyers. Their visit coincided with a farewell sitting for... read more...



Saturday, March 20, 2010

When I grew up beside Logan Field on the north side of Dangriga Town, there were two vibrant Garifuna associations working on behalf of our people, namely CAC and CDS, about two blocks away from my house. The purpose of these associations was to use their buildings as gathering places. read more...



Saturday, March 13, 2010

In a talk show that was held last week on one of Belize’s most popular radio station Love FM, the owner of the radio station, Rene Villanueva, made a comment that, without a long term plan, Belize will never play a major role in international sports when competing among other nations of the world. read more...



Saturday, March 6, 2010

Under Belize’s law exists an Ordinance titled “Means of Justifiable Force and Harm”. When I was a police officer in Belize back in the late 1970s it was Chapter 77 of the Belize Criminal Code. I do not know if the chapter remains the same but the contents of the law should not have changed much. read more...



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

LONDON, England (AFP) -- Tory deputy party chairman Lord Ashcroft on Monday admitted he had held "non-dom" tax status for the past 10 years, allowing the Conservatives' leading political donor, who has ties to Belize and the Turks and Caicos Islands, to avoid paying UK taxes on his overseas earnings. read more...



Saturday, February 27, 2010

Last week the House of Representatives in Belize passed a major constitutional reform bill that included the following measures: selecting the Attorney General from the legal profession in private practice without being a member of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and to make the Caribbean Court of Justice... read more...



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Belize has gone a step further, and is very near to become the third Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state to rid itself from the Privy Council to join the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The Bill paving the way for this to become a reality was passed unanimously last Friday by the House of Representatives. read more...



Thursday, February 18, 2010

MIAMI, USA -- Annita Devi Gerald, a Guyanese national, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bringing an alien into the United States for commercial gain following an investigation led by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE’s) Office of Investigations in Miami. Gerald, 52, pleaded guilty on February 16 in Houston. read more...



Thursday, February 18, 2010

Belize and the other English-speaking Caribbean countries are all experiencing a significant increase in their crime and unemployment rates. The time is now right for these countries to conduct a comprehensive study in order to examine the impact chronic unemployment has on crime. read more...



Monday, February 8, 2010

BELMOPAN, Belize -- January 28, 2010, hundreds of people packed the Pierre Hotel Auditorium in Manhattan, New York City, to attend the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) $500 per plate On Thursday, fundraiser, when awards were given to alumni and others for their life accomplishments. read more...



Saturday, February 6, 2010

In almost all the countries in the English-speaking Caribbean crime rates have increased to the point where the governments are frustrated and baffled by the new numbers. Not only have the crimes increased but, when it comes to bodily harm and theft, they are more violent in nature. read more...



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