Daily Archives: October 10, 2013


Dirty Scandal… No Action 1

By Audrey Matura-Shepherd It is possible that a person’s mind and/or a nation’s psyche could be so saturated with the negatives and scandals that they just become desensitized, sinister, or fatigued that they just cannot deal with it anymore? However, for a person or nation to reach that point it has to be that internally, their reasoning mechanism just cannot or does not want to process one more thing, because the psyche is now detecting it is the new norm it is dealing it, not as a mind-boggling, shocking, jerk –you-out-of-your-senses event. For some reason it seems that this is […]


Belize prepares for gay sex law to be axed

With a court due to rule whether the gay sex ban is unconstitutional, experts say the Belize government is paving the way for consensual anal sex to become legal 03 October 2013 | By Tris Reid-Smith Belize is preparing for their law against sodomy to be struck down by the courts. Gay anal sex, considered ‘against the order of nature’, is illegal in Belize and can get you 10 years jail – but a court case is trying to change that. Recent government moves indicate they accept the court may rule the gay sex ban is unconstitutional and has to […]


EDUCATION IN BELIZE: FROM DISCIPLINE TO ENGAGEMENT

By Gustavo A. Ramirez, Guidance Counselor / Education Consultant This past week I saw electronic media postings by educators who complained that, and seemed to know why, students today are failures.   As is usually the case, whenever anyone (parent or teacher) complains about students, whether today or a hundred years ago, the overwhelming reason always is: “they no longer (are allowed to) teach the way they used to”, in other words, “the best way to learn will always be the way that I learned”.  How very egocentric.  The postings also triggered many memories in me!  That very old school line […]