Constitution of Belize – Citizenship 3

Chapter 4 of the Laws of Belize – THE CONSTITUTION OF BELIZE PART III Citizenship 23.-(1) Every person born in Belize, immediately before Independence Day, shall become a citizen of Belize on Independence Day. (2) Every person who, immediately before Independence Day, is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies- (a) having become such a citizen under the British Nationality Act 1948 by virtue of his having been naturalised in Belize as a British subject before that Act came into force; or (b) having while resident in Belize become such a citizen by virtue of his having been naturalised […]

Dual Nationality

27. A citizen of Belize by birth or descent who acquires the citizenship of any other country may, if the laws of the other country so permit and at his option, retain his citizenship of Belize. 28. The National Assembly may make provision, not inconsistent with this Part, in respect of citizenship, including provision for- (a) the acquisition of citizenship of Belize by persons who are not eligible or who are no longer eligible to become citizens of Belize under this Part; (b) depriving any person of his citizenship of Belize; (c) the renunciation by any person of his citizenship […]

Reflections on a false democracy 1

democracy 1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. 2. a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges. 4. political or social equality; democratic  spirit. 5. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their political power. Remember when your parents told you: “Do not take candy from strangers, it may be drugs!” They kept reminding us of this because […]

Votes 4 Citizenship Program 3

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of every day life in Belize there is something happening and most of the people aren’t really paying attention. Our Belizean Citizenship is being marketed away to anyone that promises to gain votes for the upcoming elections. We all know that this is a normal thing in Belize, but this is honestly the first time that I have seen it done this way, so blatantly open and in your face; defiant of the laws and constitution of the country. It’s like they know something that we don’t that is allowing them to do as […]

What's UDP Candidate Doing In San Pedro's Elections Office After Hours? 1

7NewsBelize Wed, January 18, 2012 With elections just a few weeks away, the usual flurry of accusations concerning voter fraud and other irregularities leading up to Election Day are heating up. Tonight we have the latest such allegation against the United Democratic Party using its influence to get an upper hand in the upcoming 2012 Municipal Elections. The incident of abuse is said to have taken place yesterday in San Pedro, when an aspiring UDP Councilor candidate was caught on camera entering the sub-office of the Belize Rural South Electoral Division after office hours.7 News has acquired these revealing photos […]

Director Of Immigration Says It's All above Board

7NewsBelize Wed, January 18, 2012 Of course, the Director has a lot on her hands right now. She’s presiding over an office that is being besieged on a daily basis in the run-up to the close of registration. In fact, that office was open until the late hours last night working on the mad rush of applications for citizenship. Still, she’s not shrinking away from the tough questions, and that’s because she says nothing out of the way is happening – even if her staffers are processing applications ’round about midnight. She told us today that she is grateful that […]

More New Citizens Sworn In – Just In Time For Elections 3

7NewsBelize Wed, January 18, 2012 Today there was another swearing in of new Belizean citizens in Belmopan. Over 200 new citizens were sworn in at the George Price Center in Belmopan – making it about 750 new citizens naturalized in less than two weeks. The unseemly haste to process and naturalize has everything to do with elections, because only Belizean citizens can vote – and after these citizens are sworn in, the other rush will be to register them. Tonight we can report that – under these political pressures – things are sliding in all directions – mainly at the […]

Hon. Penner Says He's Paying Half For 100 New Citizens 2

7NewsBelize Wed, January 18, 2012 And working the process from the other end is the UDP’s Cayo Northeast Area Representative Elvin Penner. He’s one of the few elected representatives we saw working the ground today – although many UDP minister’s had their political operators working on the ground. Indeed, many of them see this as the battleground that may determine the outcome of the next election. Make no mistake; a large part of that crowd is the function of pure political muscle, machinery and money. Yes, money. It costs three hundred dollars for an adult to get his or her […]