UKYP Results are in 1

At the start of the month we brought to you the story of the UKYP election that 14-year-old Belizean Born Ramel Flores, who is in his fourth year at the Portstewart college, was running in the East Londonderry constituency. Well the results are in and here is the data for his division: East Londonderry East Londonderry I, David Clark, being the Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate is as follows: Name of Candidate Number of Votes* David Hunter 8 Anna O’Connor 63 Jack McCann 324 (elected) Ramel […]

ELECTORAL BRIBERY: Does it EXIST and are the existing laws NOT BEING ENFORCED?

Section 32 of the Representation of People’s Act, Chapter 9 of the Substantive Laws of Belize, R.E. 2003, states: “Every person who, DIRECTLY or INDIRECTLY by HIMSELF or by ANY OTHER PERSON on his behalf, GIVES, LENDS or AGREES to GIVE or LEND, or OFFERS, PROMISES, or PROMISES TO PROCURE or to ENDEAVOUR TO PROCURE, any MONEY or VALUABLE CONSIDERATION to or for ANY VOTER, or to or for any person on behalf of any voter, or to or for any other person, IN ORDER TO INDUCE any VOTER TO VOTE or REFRAIN from VOTING, or CORRUPTLY does any such […]

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 […]

Voting 1

How to Vote Voting is an easy process. As long as you are registered, you will be able to vote on Election Day. Your vote is your voice as a citizen of whatever country you are a citizen of. It’s your opportunity to be heard, to hold elected officials accountable for their decisions and to have a say in important issues that affect your community. On Election Day, every vote matters. Today we’ll learn why it’s important to vote and read about your rights as a voter. You should also read about the political parties competing for your vote and […]