Letters to the Editor
What Kind of Democracy Will the Next Generations Choose for National Happiness?
It is through adversity that character is shown, and it is through trials that a nation forges its identity and greatness. Belize is in a time of challenge it has not endured since the beginning of its independence. Its greatness will be shown if it is able to hold firm to its founding principles and vision. This year’s September theme, “Belize @ 40: Hopeful Hearts, Steady Hands, Together we rise.” is an exhortation to rise from those same founding principles. Before Covid, September celebrations were filled with life.
Open Letter to Minister of Tourism: "People Need Answers"
Open Letter to the Minister of Tourism June 19th 2020 Manuel Heredia Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation City of Belmopan, Cayo Belize Dear Minister Heredia,
Caye Caulker Business Association – Thanks to Bowen & Bowen
The Caye Caulker Business Association (CCBA) would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Bowen and Bowen Company for their generous assistance to the Caye Caulker residents during the recent water crisis. The special effort to donate and deliver water went a long way in softening the blow to the residents and businesses on the island. Through thoughtful and cooperative efforts such as this we can work towards a better and sustainable future for the island.
Letter to the Editor: My Take on The Caye Caulker Crisis
To The Reader, Firstly, I would like to establish that the observations and opinions presented in this letter are strictly personal and do not in any way represent any position or conclusions by the Caye Caulker Business Association (CCBA), an organization for which I am the interim [president.
Letter to the Editor: Crocodile Tears
Good morning Mr. Nunez and all, Woke up yesterday morning to see this beautiful creature with this on her back. People pick up your garbage! Remember when San Pedro was a simple fishing village and people took pride in their surroundings. Truly Las Lagrimas del Cocodrilo (tears of the crocodile) Terry and I went in the water and cleaned up the whole area behind our house to the boundaries of La Sirene. We sent you this to share in your paper because this truly is Ambergris Today ?
Crime and Poverty is Good for Government
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?
The Politics and Business of Marijuana
- 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.
The Curios Case of BIL
- 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 by Valerie Woods
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.
Perspective People! I Choose to Make San Pedro My Home
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.
To Serve and Protect Belize?
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???
Caye Caulker Representative Mr. Heredia, Where are you when We Need You?
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.
Letter to Minister Heredia: Caye Caulker Needs Your Help
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.
Thank You Sponsors for Christmas Inspiration at The Zoo
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 Mr. Prime Minister...For Our Children
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
Letter from Roman Catholic Bishops on Teacher's Strike
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.
Traffic and Hitchhikers in San Pedro
Dear Ambergris Caye,
Tourists Are Just Seen as an Entitlement
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.
San Pedro Not as Advertised