Letters to the Editor
Belize City. The New Year has begun the same way the old one ended – more murders, more misery, more depressing media reports. And, even more depressing, there is news of yet more corruption within the machinery of Government. At this stage now I think Belizeans should stop wishing for a Happy New Year because right now it certainly doesn't seem like it's going to be happy, not at all, especially for our youth! Why?
- by Valerie Woods - With the amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act, an adult will now be able to possess and smoke up to 10 grams of marijuana in the privacy of his/her home and in someone’s house or in a hotel room with the consent of the owner.
- by Valerie Woods - Prime Minister Barrow on October 18th 2017 held a press conference in an attempt to rid his government once again of another major scandal. This time it was the $8million contract to Gaspar Vega’s nephew for the reconstruction of Faber’s road on the southside of Belize City. At the Prime Minister’s press conference on Faber’s Road, questions were not only limited to Faber’s road. Some questions were also raised about the completed Lake Independence Boulevard in Belize City.
Belize on its 36th Birthday Valerie Woods On September 21st, 2017, Belize marked its 36th year of independence. To listen to the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. John Briceno and the Prime Minister of Belize, Rt. Hon Dean Barrow, it is a tale of 2 countries.
Angry Woman By Valerie Woods I am a Belizean woman. Sometimes I’m an angry woman. But I'm not as angry as I should be watching a policeman manhandle a woman journalist, grabbing her by the waist, dragging her by her breasts and forcing her to the ground. For God sake, stop it. I'm not as angry as I should be watching policemen brutally go after the only woman journalist on the scene and not even a "knack seh" on the large, robust men journalists.
The island is all abuzz about a murder that took place late yesterday afternoon in downtown San Pedro; a shooting purportedly connected to another murder that occurred just a few days before, and likely not very coincidently taking place on the day of the funeral of the first murder victim.
Every person in Belize is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms to the individual not to exclude the protection of the law. Now tell me BPD how are you serving and protecting when the first thing you search for is your service weapon???
A month ago I send an open letter to Mr.Heredia our UDP Caye Caulker representative published in The Amandala and The Ambergris Today under the headline: Mr.Heredia, Caye Caulker needs your help! When Mr.
Dear Mr. Heredia, I do wish you A HAPPY NEW YEAR personally and as our Area Representative and hope that we all as islanders can find positive solutions to this quickly changing everyday reality. One thing we can be sure of in this year of 2017 is CHANGES.
Dear Editor, Thank you for allowing me to express my sincere gratitude to the amazing sponsors that made the Christmas Inspiration at The Zoo day such a huge success. It all started when I wanted to take a friend of mine and her daughter, who uses a wheelchair, to enjoy the new wheelchair friendly paths at The Belize Zoo for a day out. The idea somehow took on a life of its own and I ended up taking my friend, her daughter and a group of beautiful children from The Inspiration Center, an outpatient rehabilitation centre for children, from all over Belize, who have special needs.
Dear Editor!Hope you are willing to publish this commentary since it is as much relating to San Pedro as to people in Caye Caulker! Thank You! Kindest regards- Chriss Roggema - Caye Caulker Dear Mr. Prime Minister
October 6, 2016 Dear Friends in Christ, With this letter we want to reiterate our support for all those pushing the Government of Belize to implement policies and laws to monitor and enforce good governance.
Dear Ambergris Caye,
To Ambergris Today,We were regulars since 2009, some years even twice a year. We used to love this island, it was cozy and unique. First we stayed at a hotel in/near town, than further South and a few times up North. Sometimes we visited just the 2 of us but three times we also brought friends and once our kids. Finally we must quit.
Dear Editor, It is it with deep concern that we from the People’s United Party (Belize Rural South) write to our local news media with regards to the rapid, uncontrolled and perhaps unregulated traffic woes that are affecting our town in the most negative manner. For proof, this image that was taken this weekend in the&nbs
To The Editor:We visited, coming from an area in the US where each plastic bag used to cost 50 cents US. Such high price makes even a seemingly worthless plastic bag a costly item which nobody would carelessly throw away: "Who would throw $1Bz away"?
Belizeans join hearts and hands to show their love for marine resources Dear Caribbean Sea,
Dear Editor,We love to bicycle ride while on vacation. This is the reason we only book vacation on low traffic vacation destinations and preferable on island's with predominantly golf carts. We thought that your island's traffic made bicycle riding unpleasant and even dangerous at times.