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Published on December 27, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version


By Abdulmajeed K. Nunez

In the 60s Belize was said to be richer than Kuwait
I’m trying to get the record straight
Mexico and Guatemala are Belize’s beneficiaries
It is we who have been building their economies
We have light sweet crude
Our leaders should be sued
There was a time when Belize extended deep North and south
Of its boarder as a matter of fact Henry Fearweather
Surveyed the Chetumal border

Well I vex
Why didn’t our government make an agreement with Pemex
Or was that so complex?
Mexico is the fifth largest oil producer
Located not too far from our border
Wouldn’t life have been much easier?
If we could pay five dollars a gallon for fuel like our neighbour
Belize was the region’s leader
Until Uncle Sam became the puppet master
Bring Central Banks to the Diaspora
Controlling our leaders and tell us how, when and where to spend our dollars

My bally’s wife is a teacher
A commuter and commutes to Belize City daily
She spends $600 monthly
Wouldn’t life be easy if she could save that money?
Perhaps they could have pumped that money right back into our community
Our monies are not bouncing around in country
Too much of it is being spent buying foreign currency
The remainder is being shipped away to other countries
UNO rebranded all Texaco gas station in Honduras
Why are they still in Belize is the question I have to ask?

Ever wonder why Corozalenos
Seem to be living so prosperous
Whilst life in the city is so congested
People seem ill spirited
Our government is not creative
They lack initiative
Something wrong with their cognitive
Then again it might be calculative, manipulative
Their policies are primitive
Due to signing of bilateral agreements
So they’re bonded, not yet independent

So Sedi and the PM went to Venezuela
Discussion with PetroCaribe
Belize signed an agreement with PetroCaribe in 2005
To get 4,000 barrel of petrol a day, damn it!
Unfortunate for us they did not ratify it
The program lasted two years, there are many questions left unanswered
For example: Who was the oil sold to in Guatemala?
All our exported fuel was to be pure profit
Please tell mi how the countries benefit?
Instead they took $20,000,000 for Marion Jones stadium
And $1,000,000 for a running track
This is not conjecture but facts
Why aren’t they telling the people that they do not have jack squat?
That the economy is about to fall flat on its back
So they have to seek out alternatives to prevent that
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