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No More Facebook

10 days ago or so we posted a few links on Facebook about the Julian Assange case and how it impacts Free Speech and Free journalism all over. We go kicked off while trying to make another post and had not been able to log back in. After several attempts to get assistance via Twitter since you need to be logged into Facebook to get help, I finally get this screen that walks me through “verifying” who is FiWeBelize. We are not uploading a picture to Facebook so we have to say goodbye on that platform except for the possible […]


The Hypocrisy of Guns, Crime and Abuse in Belize

This article contains multiple pages, look for the page lists after the Related Articles section. While I agree that guns should be something controlled, I also believe that there should be a freedom for people to own guns and that it should be applicable to all citizens, not just some with a few special people able to have their way. In Belize there is a tendency that people tied to the ruling Government of the day get to have special privileges and can be above the law just like the politicians if they are close enough or have connections to […]


Economic Unconventional Warfare Manual

WikiLeaks released a document named Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare highlighting the facts that major global financial institutions like the IMF and World Bank are used as unconventional financial weapons in times of conflict as well as to leverage the policies and cooperation of State Governments. I’ll highlight some of the more hard-hitting sections below but you have to go read the entire document on WikiLeaks. September 2008 DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors only to protect technical or operational information from automatic dissemination under the International Exchange Program or by other means. This […]


Noise Abatement in Belize

NOISE ABATEMENT Unreasonable noise emissions on premises. 37. (1) A person who on any premises uses or causes or allows to be used any equipment in such a way as to cause or allow it to emit unreasonable noise from those premises commits an offence. (2) A prosecution for an alleged offence under subregulation (1) may be instituted only by – (a) any three or more persons, each of whom is the occupier of the premises and claims to be directly affected by that alleged offence; (b) an authorized person; or (c) a police officer. Installation of equipment emitting unreasonable […]


US visa applications may soon require five years of social media info

Washington (CNN)    The Trump administration plans to require immigrants applying to come to the United States to submit five years of social media history, it announced Thursday, setting up a potential scouring of their Twitter and Facebook histories. The move follows the administration’s emphasis on “extreme vetting” of would-be immigrants to the US, and is an extension of efforts by the previous administration to more closely scrutinize social media after the San Bernardino terrorist attack. According to notices submitted by the State Department on Thursday, set for formal publication on Friday, the government plans to require nearly all visa applicants […]


2012 Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for Belize – Ministry of Health

Acronyms CNCD Chronic non-communicable Diseases INCAP Nutrition Institute of Central America and Panama FAO Food and Agriculture Organization CFNI Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Kcal kilocalorie FBDG Food Based Dietary Guideline HECOPAB Health Education and Community Participation Bureau QUADS Quality Assurance Development Services PAHO Pan American Health Organization BAHA Belize Agricultural Health Authority HFLE Health and Family Life Education INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED IN THE MULTI-SECTORAL GROUP Ministry of Health Nutrition Unit Public Health Unit Health Education and Community Participation Bureau (HECOPAB) Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Ministry of Agriculture National Food & Nutrition Security Commission Ministry of Education School Health Unit Quality […]


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, […]


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

LIMITED OFFICIAL USE PAGE 01 STATE 099857 44 ORIGIN ARA-17 INFO OCT-01 ADP-00 AID-20 CIAE-00 COME-00 EB-11 FRB-02 INR-10 NSAE-00 RSC-01 TRSE-00 XMB-07 OPIC-12 CIEP-02 LAB-06 SIL-01 OMB-01 L-03 TAR-02 /096 R DRAFTED BY ARA/ CAR/ J: WPKELLY/ PWHILBURN, JR.: JANET 5/24/73 EXT-23447 APPROVED BY ARA/ CAR: JRBURKE ARA/ CAR: PFCANNEY ARA/ ECP: JLANDBERG ARA/ CAR: WBWHEELER ARA/ CEN: SLIPPE ——————— 026226 R 241617 Z MAY 73 FM SECSTATE WASHDC TO AMCONSUL BELIZE AMEMBASSY BRIDGETOWN AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN AMEMBASSY KINGSTON AMCONSUL NASSAU AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN LIMITED OFFICIAL USE STATE 099857 E. O. 11652 N/ A TAGS: EGEN, EEC, BB, BH, […]


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 […]