Belize is a country with a population of about 400,000 people. It is underpopulated and there is enough land in the 8,867 square miles, to give each Belizean a lot to build a home for his family and himself. Plus, almost every Belizean family own farmland which can be subdivided to give all their members a lot to build a house for themselves. Yet, there are hundreds of Belizeans at home and abroad, who are yearning to get a piece of lot to build their homes but cannot get a lot to do so.
Justice Moore’s decision to hand down a guilty verdict on mason and his co-defendants for the brutal killing of pastor Llewellyn Lucas brought a sigh of relief among many Belizeans but if the maximum sentence is not granted which is death by hanging in accordance with the laws of Belize for intentional murder it will be forgotten.
Our country of Belize received its independence from Great Britain on September the 21st 1981. Yet, many of our people are living in a state of dependency, our government keep borrowing money from several countries and institutions to survive making us more financially dependent and our nation’s independence is still haunted by the Guatemalan claim to our territory.
Dear Editor Channel-5 News,
I was made to understand that the Belize People’s Front (BPF) a political party in Belize with their Leader Nancy Marin, are the people who are organizing this protest in Belmopan. There is nothing in this news report that is saying that.
A permit has been issued to a group of concerned Belizeans, who will assemble at the steps of the National Assembly building, to express their discontent this Friday. One of the issues is the recent murder of Adamir Choc as well as the violence and social issues plaguing the country. Earlier today, Commissioner of Police said that the group is allowed to exercise their right and the police department will be out there to ensure that the event is carried out peacefully.
UDP AND PUP MUST BE BLAMED FOR THE POLLUTION OF NEW RIVER AND ALL THE OTHER RIVERS LAKES AND STREAMS IN OUR COUNTRY FOR LACK OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT.
When I was a Police Officer in Belize I was sent to Orange Walk District in 1974 to be stationed there. P.C. 308 Daniel Cacho who retired as an Inspector and myself, founded the Police Boys Club. We use to take the members of the club camping at the Tower Hill Toll Bridge. We implemented a swimming training for our cadets at that sight. When we were finished we stopped by Jim’s Cool Spot a bar and restaurant in the area to relax. A few of the cadets were complaining that their skins were itching them but I did not pay it much attention.
Time and time again since our independence in 1981, we have been consistently electing one of two political parties and yielding the same results. High poverty rate, high unemployment rate, high cost of living, inefficient governance, and the most obvious is the super-bond which we, the people and our children, are paying for the multiple corrupted contracts and poor decisions of those political parties. The super-bond’s value is over one billion dollars! Where can we find the one billion dollars’ worth of national development? Can we find it in our roads paved properly to ease the transportation of the people and resources for the benefit of our country? NO! Can we find it in the construction of the new educational facilities or improved national infrastructure? NO! Can we find it in the formation of national health care coverage for the people and the new equipment and facilities in our national hospital system? NO!