Mass registration in Ladyville 2

News 5 Another round of mass naturalization is scheduled to take place this week in Belmopan to beat the February twentieth deadline for registration of new voters. There have been two recent swear-in ceremonies; the last was on Friday, when more than five hundred took the oath in Belmopan as full-fledged Belizeans.  The granting of citizenship so close to an election has raised a firestorm from the public; the government which condemned a similar exercise when it was in opposition, now finds nothing unusual or unlawful and according to the Prime Minister, the practice is as ancient as the hills. […]

Quotes on the Importance of Voting

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual–or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. Samuel Adams Look well to the characters and qualifications of those you elect and raise to office and places of trust. Matthias Burnett Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be […]

New citizens swear oath 3

In Friday’s newscast, we showed you the video of hundreds of persons lining up at the George Price Centre in Belmopan where they took the oath to become new Belizean citizens. The rush to process and bestow citizenship on hundreds of persons is telling because municipal elections are just around the corner. And with the general elections imminent, it stands that the new Belizeans are soon be added to the voters list. There is also a report that four hundred and eighty additional persons will take the oath this Friday, at least that’s the plan being put in place by […]