Thursday, March 30, 2017

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THE WONDERER AND THE BELIZEAN SPLIT

THE WONDERER AND THE BELIZEAN SPLIT

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:59

You must be wondering if it’s the Belizean Split at Belmopan House of Representatives or the Belize – Guatemala Split at the Sarstoon…..it’s the CAYE CAULKER SPLIT! Yes, Belizeans, friends and tourist “The Caye Caulker Island split has its ...

THE GOV’T’S BUDGET 2017/18:

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:57

SLASH & BURN & LIES The government’s budget for the next fiscal year that begins in April is a hodge-podge jumble of figures made to look like economics but far removed from the reality of good governance. It is slash and burn economics short of a rational national development strategy. The Prime ...

HARD TIME BUDGET

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:57

By Gilroy Usher, Sr.   Government is in a financial pickle. It is broke. To get out of this financial jam the 2017- 2018 Budget outlines plans to collect $80 million more in taxes than last year and reduce spending by $30 million less than that of the previous year.  This is ...

Sober Reflections – Monsters Among Us…

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:52

By: Mike Rudon Jr.   Last night I was shown a picture of some human parts found in a crocus sack – two legs and two arms, neatly cut off, discarded like just so many pieces of garbage. Police have been unable or unwilling at this time to reveal the identity of ...

Thinking Out Loud

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:51

By: Kevin Bernard   I was pleasantly surprised recently by the words of my brother Mayor Darrell Bradley who recognized the scope of works which have been taking place in our municipality. Sometimes I fear that we have become so divided over politics that we will never unite as a people. I ...

MY PERSPECTIVE – RE-REGISTRATION IS A MUST

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:51

Much is being said these days about the Re-Registration process that must take place and that should have been done long ago. The Electoral Roll of any democratic country is plainly the lifeblood of a properly functioning democracy. We have to know who the eligible voters are whenever an election ...

Dissecting Barrow’s Budget 2017/2018 pt.2

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:46

Less Spending…Less Growth! Concurrent with the struggles of our export industries, the PM has proposed in his budget to cut capital expenditure to $149.7 million from the $243.5 that was allocated in the last financial year.  This means that there will be $93.8 million less in government spending on projects that ...

Dissecting Barrow’s Budget 2017/2018

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:45

Industries in Crisis…GOB Clueless! The budget presented and the expected results are not in alignment.  The expected result, according to the PM, is a 3% to 3.5% growth in GDP, a 2% primary surplus and an economy that has recovered from the grip of recession.  Although these goals are not ordinarily ...

A BOLD Vision…A REAL Belizean Recovery

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:44

  PUP Leader John Briceño Today I want to share our vision with the Belizean people.  It is rooted in a philosophy that goes back to the Father of our Nation the Right Hon. George Price.  Mr. Price always believed ours was a work in progress; he led a revolution, one that ...

OAS Pushes for Referendum on ICJ

OAS Pushes for Referendum on ICJ

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:44

Tuesday, March 21, 2017   OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro Lemes was in Belize for a few days last week, mainly to urge Belize to step up efforts to hold the referendum on whether Belize should take Guatemala’s unfounded claim to ...