Hello my dear Teen colleagues. Christmas is around the corner and, of course, you must be planning already how you will spend that special annual event. I know that Christmas is cultural and we all do as the rest do in our community. However, I also know that every individual has his/her unique way of making this celebration special, so for this issue I ask teens, " What all do you do to make Christmas special for yourself and other loved ones?" First I will tell you what I do.
We don't care that Mary found a lonely brown cow on her farm.We don't care that you're having yet another fight with your boyfriend. We got on Face book to connect with your real life, hear about your triumphs, how great you are doing in school, news about your family, not about your "life" as some kind of monster who keeps posting how hungry you are or if you just tripped over a rock.
In light of the recent murder of the stewardess from Spain and the stabbing of a gentleman at/near a local bar, much attention is being given to crimes on our Island. It's not that it is out of hand, but we in San Pedro do not like to hear of "any" criminal activity in San Pedro whatsoever.
This week we experienced a demonstration march demanding that permissions be granted for the South Beach Project (Ironically, they were stopped by police because they did not have the necessary permits to parade). The Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development also held a town meeting to discuss this project and its effect on our environment and society.
What is a role model? It’s a person whose behavior, action, choices, values, and success can be emulated by others, especially teenagers. A role model is someone that accepts and admits that they are not perfect and that they make mistakes just like any other ordinary human being, but learns from it and allows their surroundings to learn from their mistakes as well. Most teens answer that a role model is someone who inspires them to make a difference; it’s a person they want and wish to be like.
Red, white and blue - those are the colors that make up our country; a country that is filled with diversity, a young nation that is full of life. We should all be proud to live in a land where we have freedom of speech, a country where our resources aren’t limited, a country that has struggled and moved forward to what is it is today. I am a proud born Belizean who feels pride at the sound of my anthem and yearn for it to touch the hearts of others, for them to feel pride as well, "United and Proud – Moving Forward – I Am Belize"