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We expect the PUP’s to declare everything they own Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

pup statements.jpg - 54.55 KbSo the PUP Parliamentarians  showed up in Belmopan on the same day, time and place the BNTU was holding a protest march and rally, that used the same name and theme, the PUP had used for their protest and rally only a few weeks earlier. However what was even funnier was the reason they claimed they were there. According to them they were there to file the declaration of their assets with the Secretary of the Integrity Commission. After hearing that, we had to check our calendar and call a few friends to ask what date it was, because Monday’s PUP sojourn to Belmopan really had us thinking, that it was All Fools Day, April 1st. We later found out that it was actually the anniversary of the signing of the Accommodation Agreement 19th September 2005!

We hope they declared all their assets, for example those MILLIONS their leader spoke about back in 2011 and once again in 2015 . Perhaps the leader himself will finally show us those papers concerning those two cable companies that he promised to show Jules. Another we hope was filed, is who really owns the Former Government Printery and who collects what from whom. Maybe just maybe we will know who owns MY company and SUMA. We hope to know who really owns that building that houses the office of the Fort George Area Representative or who owns those houses by the Fort Point including the one where Tropicolada is or was. Then there is the airport, we need to be shown the money trail

Those thing we have listed are not all the things we expect to see in those declarations. We need to hear of all the secret trusts being held in other people’s names. Maybe we finally get to meet the mother and the SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS BABY whose father and ordinary driver died and left the baby millions. What about those wives and concubines, will they declare their assets too? If this thing is done right, we will take off our hats to these honorable persons. Then their sons, daughters, cousins and other family members, even those five year olds could publish their LAST WILL and TESTAMENT, so that we know who owns what or who. If all these things were not done on Monday then we will have proof that they are just wasting our time and taking us for IDIOTS.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:43
 
Governor General honours 21 distinguished Belizeans Print E-mail
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Written by By Shane D. Williams   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

receiving for danny conorquie.jpg - 56.31 KbIt was extremely disheartening to witness the contestants of the Miss Belize Pageant all march up to the stage and speak of their favourite  national hero, George Cadle Price. Disheartening not because of their choice but because it makes one think that there was only one Belizean ever worthy of being called a national hero. This is far from the case. Belize has had countless heroes in our brief history. On Thursday, September 15, another 21 such distinguished men and women were honoured at the 2016 Tribute to Belizean Patriots at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. The National Honours and Awards Act was passed on August 16th, 1991. It says that each year honours and awards may be conferred to individuals, living or dead, who may have rendered outstanding and meritorious service to Belize. This year, 19 individuals received Meritorious Service Awards and two received Orders of Distinction.

The Governor General of Belize Sir Colville Young presided over the proceedings on Thursday and bestowed the awards of Order of Distinction upon His Excellency Ambassador Benjamin Ho of Taiwan and Mrs. Jane Usher for distinguished service to Belize. Ambassador Ho was honoured for his continued advocacy on behalf of Belize in areas of health, culture, infrastructure development, agriculture and hurricane relief, among others. Mrs. Usher was honoured for her tireless public service.

Meritorious Service Awards were bestowed upon three individuals posthumously: Ms. Vilma Bailey for contributions to nursing and health; Mr. Danny Cornoquie for contributions to public security and safety and Mr. Pedro Guerra Mena for contributions to politics and sports. Living national heroes who were honoured with Meritorious Service Awards this year are Sister Josefina Alamilla for contributions to religious life and community service; Mr. Lucio Alcoser for contributions to music; Mr. Lester Gilbert Eiley for contributions to philanthropy; Ms. Lottie Paulino Flores for contributions to education; Mrs. Alicia Andrea Harrison for contributions to social service; Mr. Stephen Humes for contributions to education; Ms. Geraldine Mai for contributions to community service; Mr. Mario Muschamp for contributions to environment and conservation; Mrs. Dalila Norris for contributions to humanitarian service; Ms. Mavis Felicia Nunez for contributions to nursing and health; Mr. Brad Pattico for contributions to music; Mr. Nelson Robinson for contributions to sports (football); Mr. Albert Papi Smith for contributions to sports (football); Ms. Beverly Swasey for contributions to community service; Brother Karl Swift, S.J. for contributions to religious life and community service and Mrs. Maria Elena Sylvestre for entrepreneurship and community service.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:44
 
Four ambassadors present credentials to the Governor General of Belize Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

Belmopan. September 19, 2016.  

Four ambassadors presented their credentials to the Governor General of Belize H.E. Sir Colville Young today, Monday, at the Belize House in the City of Belmopan.

The Governor General welcomed and received the credentials of H.E Jorge Roza de Oliveira, Ambassador of Portugal; H.E. Margriet Leemhuis, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; H.E. Malgorzata Wasilewska, Ambassador of the European Union; and H.E. Lee In-ho, Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea. The Governor General also welcomed H.E. Muktesh Pardeshi, High Commissioner of India to Mexico, who paid a courtesy call.

The ambassadors expressed their pleasure in being in Belize and congratulated the country on its 35th year as an independent nation. Each ambassador conveyed their country’s intention to continue to develop their diplomatic relations with Belize.

 
Churches file appeal against CJ ruling on Section 53 Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

The Catholic Diocese in Belize has publicly applauded the Barrow Government for fulfilling their commitment and filing their appeal of the Section 53 judgment. With that follow through, the Catholic Church and National Evangelical Churches of Belize will be able to mount their challenge of the judgment which makes gay sex and other “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” legal.

Acting Solicitor General Nigel Hawke filed the Government’s partial appeal document on Friday, September 16 at the Court, which now makes it a live issue. Later that same day, the National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) and the Catholic Church followed through as well. The Statement from the Catholic Church says, “The Roman Catholic Bishops express their appreciation to Government for appealing the decision, even if on a limited basis, to revisit the national gender policy and to support the position that marriage should be between man and woman only. The Bishops also express their gratitude to the... Opposition Representatives who supported the Church’s cause for appeal and who provided commitments to vote for Constitutional Amendments with a view to safeguard our children against the advance of an agenda that is not consonant with our collective public morality and our religious teaching.” Claimant Caleb Orozco has told the press that he is “ready for round 2”.

 
National Day of Disservice Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:00

A few years ago the government of Belize, under the leadership of Prime Minister Rt. Hon Dean Barrow, who is also the leader of the UDP decided to honor the memory of the Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price, Belize’s first Prime Minister. This was done in the form of declaring the 19th September, the date of George Price’s death as National Service Day. Monday of this week was National Service Day and in typical PUP fashion rather than honoring the memory of George Price, the Patriarch of the PUP chose to dishonor his memory with a demonstration organized by them through one of their operatives, Luke Palacio, a former PUP Deputy Mayor and Councilor of the Punta Gorda Town Council.

This move by the PUP effectively kept the children out of school for Monday. What better service could a nation’s people give to it than to educate it’s children. Keeping those thousand or so teachers out of the classroom robbed the children of a valuable day of education and a chance for the very same children to do something to honor the Rt. Hon. George Price. Service to country would have been a valuable lesson for our children to learn. PUP turned the National Service Day into the National Disservice Day. They would argue that what they did was teaching the children a good lesson. However the only lesson we see the children learning is that when we fail to discuss as adults, anarchy prevails.

The PUP led BNTU will tell you that the demonstration was done in the interest of the teachers because of issues facing  the teachers but what they won’t say is that they had no interest in sitting down and working out those issues with management (GOB). Even before government could respond within the time set by the union it announced that they would demonstrate, regardless of what the response from the government was. Now tell us if that is negotiations? This present leadership of the BNTU seem to be more interested in being adversarial with government than looking after the interest of the teachers and by extension our children.

What is even a harder pill to swallow is that one of the five pillars claimed in the PUP mantra is to educate our children and our people in general. How can they now lay claim to that by effectively closing down schools albeit for a day. Under our system of education a specific amount of contact hours is set whereby the students must be in the classroom being taught. How will they get that opportunity if the teachers are taken out of the classroom in order to satisfy the gaping hole known as the PUP? Who will pay the teachers who did not work on Monday or on any of those other occasions they skipped work to do the bidding of the PUP? It certainty should not be us the taxpayers. We call on the Ministries of Finance and Education to do something about it. No work, no pay may be the best way to go.

 


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