Daily Archives: September 16, 2014


The Origins and Implications of the Scottish Referendum 1

By George Friedman The idea of Scottish independence has moved from the implausible to the very possible. Whether or not it actually happens, the idea that the union of England and Scotland, which has existed for more than 300 years, could be dissolved has enormous implications in its own right, and significant implications for Europe and even for global stability. The United Kingdom was the center of gravity of the international system from the end of the Napoleonic Wars until World War II. It crafted an imperial structure that shaped not only the international system but also the internal political […]


US grant for Job Creations in At Risk Neighborhoods

This is from Apr 7, 2014 but I did not see much on this specific grant on the Belize news (I may have missed it however and please excuse me if I did) and thought I should share so others may know. The US State Department has issued a grant to Belize for job creation in At Risk Neighborhoods across the nation, funding is available to U.S. or overseas-based non-governmental and non-profit organizations (NGOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs) and Educational Institutions, according to the announcement expects to fund 5 to 7 proposals ranging between $100,000 to $500,000. Description Variable. The […]


The State’s Secret: Belize’s Money Laundering Regime

By Grace Kranstover and Ragini Chatterjee Nestled on the northeastern coast of Central America, Belize is often named one of Central America’s most beautiful vacation destinations. With its ornate coral reefs and rainforest, the small English-speaking country has plenty to offer for tourists looking for tropical adventures. Yet, Belize is rapidly becoming known to the international community for attracting many drug trafficking organizations known for transporting marijuana and cocaine into North America. Since the country’s currency is conveniently pegged to the U.S. dollar, Belize also offers nonresidents the opportunity to run offshore accounts. Money laundering has become a prime form […]