Daily Archives: July 28, 2012


Lets take a trip

HISTORY OF LSD LSD, or Lysergic acid diethylamide, as you may have guessed, comes from the ergot fungus. It was first synthesized by the Swiss chemist, Albert Hofmann in 1938 when he was doing research on the fungus for medicinal purposes. He writes about his experiences in his book, LSD: My Problem Child, where he says: “Last Friday, April 16, 1943, I was forced to interrupt my work in the laboratory in the middle of the afternoon and proceed home, being affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay down and sank into a […]


The medical perspective on decriminalizing marijuana possession

You will have heard by now of a proposal to decriminalize the possession of a small quantity of marijuana. The pros and cons of this proposal have been and will continue to be debated; and there are strong arguments on both sides. The recreational and medicinal use are separate and distinct issues; this week, Healthy Living gets the medical facts on marijuana,  its effects and one medical professional’s opinion on the issue of decriminalization. Marleni Cuellar, Reporting By now, either by means of drug education or the glamorized drug use in pop culture, most people are exposed to marijuana and […]


Toledo West Area rep says his constituents are affected by Guatemalan incursions

Toledo West area representative Oscar Requeña, whose constituency is made up of a number of villages near the Belize/Guatemala Border, today raised concerns in the House in light of the recent encounter with illegal Guatemalan loggers in Machaquila.  According to Requeña, residents of communities in those areas have been living under the constant threat of incursion from xateros, loggers and gold panners who enter the country to pillage its natural resources.   Oscar Requeña, Area Representative, Toledo West “The community of San Jose, the community of Na Lum Ca. In 2010—in October 2010, to be specific—Mister Speaker, we had the […]


Belize 2012 Olympic Outfit

Having created the uniforms for the winning bid committee in 2007 for Shanghai, Jeff Banks knows a thing or two about winning outfits. The Belize Olympic committee asked Jeff Banks to create their uniforms for the Olympic opening ceremony on July 27th, which will be watched by an estimated 1.5 billion people including some 700,000 Belizeans at home and abroad. They only have 15 competitors so we rank as the smallest nation at the games but are determined to stand out against some of the largest competitors in the world. “I used the Great Gatsby as my inspiration with a […]