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Cocoa
Published on September 2, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Cocoa

By Abdulmajeed K. Nunez

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September this year Belize will be thirty-three
Dah now we weh know if it’s truly free
This pending sugar slump threatening wi economy
Will reinforce that we got independence symbolically
Unless wi start thinking and strategizing early
Partnering with countries round we
Everybody mi di jump pan Sedi
But they have information that we are not privy
They saw it coming already
That’s why he ran to Guatemala and agree

From in the 70s Price mi know
That the sugar quota mi wah get slow
Now we will neva know
Why he did not warn the country before
It’s one big puppet show
With just ova two years to go
Cane farmers may have to consider now fi sure
That the country has the capacity to grow cocoa

Brothers and sisters
For Belize to make it through this era
We have to fully embrace Petro Caribe and ALBA
We have to even explore business with Russia
Before the crumbling of the Rothschild and Rockefeller dolla
Perhaps it’s time to consider
Sooner rather than later becoming a serious producer
Rather than settling for being an importer
We have to go back to agriculture
Filling the quota for our neighbours
Belize should become as serious beef exporter
And explore other agricultural venture

We need not be sentimental
The EU is forcing us to be practical
Rather than bailing out the sugar industry
Government should have invested in a chocolate factory
Remember Humming Bird, Hershey, Cadbury,
These are lucrative industries in high demand globally
Our people need to see the potential
And approach the banks for the capital
Or Belize will be preparing for its own economic burial
The building of the road to Guatemala is not coincidental
The Guatemalan Dispute is just political
Our preparation must be radical
I’m waiting to hear something official
We must come together as a people for our own survival
Opening a road from Belize City to the Commerce Bight port in now crucial
Keeping the industries in country segregated is no longer practical
Merging these government departments is no longer optimal
Belizean people need to be more critical in charting a way forward for the country’s survival
 
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