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The Hangman

The Hangman by Maurice Ogden Stanza 1 Into our town the Hangman came, smelling of gold and blood and flame. And he paced our bricks with a diffident air. And built his frame on the courthouse square. The scaffold stood by the courthouse side, only as wide as the door was wide; a frame as tall, or little more, than the capping sill of the courthouse door. And we wondered, whenever we had the time, who the criminal, what the crime, that Hangman judged with the yellow twist of knotted hemp in his busy fist. And innocent though we were, […]

Capital Punishment

Military

Central America, Still Caught Up in the Arms Race

By Lina Barrantes Castegnaro In this column, Lina Barrantes Castegnaro, executive director of the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, denounces the arms race in Central America and calls for the implementation of the Costa Rica Consensus, which urges rich countries to increase development aid to countries that cut military spending. SAN JOSE, May 25 2016 (IPS) – The recent announcement of the Nicaraguan government’s 80-million-dollar purchase of 50 Russian tanks caught the attention of the press in Latin America and caused alarm in the international community. The purchase, not an isolated acquisition, is part of an arms race […]


Commonwealth Caribbean Economic Integration

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Alberni author writes of 'dysfunction' in Belize

What began as a plan for retirement down south turned into a published memoir of one couple’s eye-opening experience. Hugo and Tershia Lambrechts had vacationed in Belize in the past and when they discovered an attractive retirement package they decided to return for the long-term. Hugo, who was 63 and nearing the end of his 40-year practice at Manzini Animal Hospital, never thought he would retire, said Tershia. “He couldn’t sit and do nothing, so we had to adventure,” she said. Tershia said they chose Belize because it was a stable, English-speaking country, where they could bring their animals. In […]


Belizean Company aiming for Tanzania Gold

First off let me say that with the recent “get rich quick” schemes that have been popping up around Belize, this one smells like one of them from the start. I may be wrong but. Kilimanjaro Capital (KIMJF), a “new breed” natural resource company based in Belize, is looking to acquire an interest in Tanzanian gold assets controlled by Sika Resources Inc., a Canadian company. In a press release issued Friday morning, Kilimanjaro Capital announced an agreement in principle had been made with Sika Resources “to acquire an interest in world class gold assets in Tanzania.” Tanzania is the third […]


PM Ind Day Address, a win for UNIBAM and Belizean LGBT?

Belmopan. September 21, 2013. Your Excellency, the Governor-General, Sir Colville Young, and Lady Young Hon Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica and our Independence Day Guest of Honour My Lord Chief Justice, Kenneth Benjamin, and other Justices of the Supreme Court Hon Leader of the Opposition, Francis Fonseca, and Mrs Fonseca Hon Ministers of government and Members of the National Assembly Your Worship the Mayor of Belmopan, Mr Simeon Lopez, and Mrs Lopez My Lords the Bishops of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches of Belize Superintendent of the Methodist Belize/Honduras District President of the Evangelical Association […]


Stanford Prison Experiment 1971

Famed psychologist Philip Zimbardo led this experiment to examine that behavior of individuals when placed into roles of either prisoner or guard and the norms these individuals were expected to display. Prisoners were put into a situation purposely meant to cause disorientation, degradation, and depersonalization. Guards were not given any specific directions or training on how to carry out their roles. Though at first, the students were unsure of how to carry out their roles, eventually they had no problem. The second day of the experiment invited a rebellion by the prisoners, which brought a severe response from the guards. […]


Wake Up Call 2013

A few clips put together to help you open your eyes. We still have time people, it’s not too late but if you don’t act now your time will run out and you will become a statistic.


AMID A STACKED OAS DECK, BELIZE NEEDS PROACTIVE SUPPORT! 3

Recently, an editorial appeared in the Jamaican periodical “The Gleaner”, which spoke of the current status involving Guatemala’s intransigence on the matter of Belize’s territorial integrity. I must express sincere thanks, for the voice of support that has finally begun to emanate from the region! Paco Smith staunchly advocates the emergence of civil society to serve as a proactive force toward positive change within the policy development arena. Among his many involvements, he is a co-founder of the group Belizean Patriots against the ICJ. For approximately five years, I have monitored and expressed my view in terms of: (1) the […]


The War On Democracy

‘The War on Democracy‘ is John Pilger’s first major film for the cinema – in a career that has produced more than 55 television documentaries. Set in Latin America and the US, it explores the historic and current relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. “The film tells a universal story,” says Pilger, “analyzing and revealing, through vivid testimony, the story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror”. The War On Democracy (English subtitles) from John Pilger on Vimeo. Related articles The […]


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We started our Community a little bit ago and would like to offer a warm invitation to join us in the discussions. Feel free to share photos, videos and other media. (Click on the image below to be taken to the community.) Thanks, The team at FiWeBelize   FAQs What is a Google Plus Community? A G+ community is more like a forum. The “members” can be people you do not have circled. A community is not like a Brand page because any member is allowed to start a post “thread“, whereas on a brand page, only the owner or […]