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Poets Corner: Collaborate
Published on March 13, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

Collaborate

By Abdulmajeed K. Nunez

Chinese came to this country
Discrimination aside, do we know they would be bad for the country
Or are we buy in to this false sense of nationality
They are here for a better life
Somebody ought to build a better government
Why not them?
Let’s find out what’s their plan then
We isolate ourselves by isolating them

Monies coming in hand over fist
This super bond is taking an entirely new twist
Why can’t Belize pay 13 million US quarterly?
When tax di coming in, taxes are being paid and people are buying
This was the same bond that was restructured
They had to give proof and evidence for repayment
Or the bond hold would not have made the investment?

Now they refuse to pay?
Where is the money for the payment?
That was reconfigured with the promissory agreement
That Belize would have been able to make the payment
What government is doing is strangling our futures
Reducing interest rate to four percent
Yet stretching principal payment
To 2019 to 2036 paying interest payments
Putting out children in indebtedness
Our grandchildren will be in indebtedness

Claiming to alleviate the problem going for better rates
When in fact they are pushing for the problem to the third age bracket
Digging a bigger hole
Setting themselves up to pay Ashcroft
I’d pay bond payment and give the rest to Ashcroft as good faith
As a measure of good faith we are doing what we can
But this requires transparency
It needs to be explained clearly

If someone is going to buy in
They have to understand that someone is watching
The Chinese seem to have the buying power
Should Belize be making the Chinese community an offer?
Belize is at the point that it has to go to bed with somebody
Has Ashcroft Support Society worked for the country?
If Belizeans don’ have the backing to unite
Then those united enough to move forward despite
Should Belize be collaborating with the Chinese for better ethical government?
Instead of participating in their own detriment
Forfeiting the super bond payment?
 
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