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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Orange Walk Girls Win National Primary Schools Football Championship

Orange Walk Girls Win National Primary Schools Football Championship

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:50

Belize City, March 17, 2017   The Progresso RC Primary School girls from the Orange Walk District won the national football championship which the National Sports Council held at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex grounds last Friday. In Game 1, Progresso RC ...

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San Pedro Boys Win 4x NSSSA Softball Championship

San Pedro Boys Win 4x NSSSA Softball Championship

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:49

Belize City, March 18, 2017 The San Pedro High School boys won their 4th National Secondary Schools Sports Association (NSSSA) softball championship at the Rogers Stadium over the weekend. San Pedro High School has now won 4 national championships this ...

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E.P. Yorke High Girls Win NSSSA Softball Championship

E.P. Yorke High Girls Win NSSSA Softball Championship

Sunday, March 26, 2017 21:47

Belize City, March 18, 2017   The Edward P. Yorke High School girls won the National Secondary Schools Sports Association (NSSSA) softball championship at the Rogers Stadium over the weekend. In Game 1 Friday afternoon, the Western champs the Belmopan Comprehensive girls ...

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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 ...

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