Political corruption


Corruption

In our little corner of the world, Corruption is up and in your face. The politicians are not afraid to do it outright and say they are proud of what they do, some even say they deserve it because they are not Normal Belizeans, while others simply feel they are entitled for whatever reason. Corruption in general undermines the stability of a business or group but when it comes to Political Corruption, you put the entire nation and it’s people at risk. It undermines the “democracy” of the nation and violates the basic principle of civic virtue. So what is […]


Masters of Corruption

We got another email that we thought you’d like to read…   Management Consultant, guys you have always been on the ball. This UDP crowd is the Masters of Corruption. The UDP has become blatant in their corruption practices same as the bald head that is the Prime Minister. He does his corrupt deals in the bright of day and claims that he has “NO APOLOGIES”. So Penner and the other Ministers who will be exposed soon, are following that example. CHECK OUT SIF. They became so brave under Barrow that they accepted checks. IMAGINE, one can be such an […]


Hon. Gaspar Vega: No Apologies For "Giving" Land To Family

Thu, August 2, 2012 Last night on the news, you heard the PUP making the case that two UDP Ministers, Gaspar Vega and Rene Montero had given their family members lavish parcels of land easily and inexpensively. Today, we caught up with Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega in his role as Minister of Agriculture. He was in Blue Creek for a Cattle Sweep – and, thus, had the misfortune of being the first public official to stage an impromptu press conference under a cattle shed. But no matter the circumstance, he was obliging, and remarkably candid about land that he […]


Bribery and Corruption in Belize 7

Produced by the Belize Development Trust We have over the years at the Belize Development Trust and long before it existed, received complaints of cases, of both political and civil service bribery in Belize. Probably the most common has been complaints with the national political police. It is not that common, but periodically in certain locations from Dangriga, to Corozal to Caye Caulker we do get these complaints. More common are the complaints by foreigners, who are immigrating to Belize, or starting a business in Belize and that sort of thing, on a relatively small scale. Usually under a million […]


Unscrupulous political affairs

PUP 1989 to 1993 and from 1998 to 2008. UDP 1983, 1998 and 2008 – now. How do you define corruption? Corruption is operationally defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Corruption and “against the rule” corruption Facilitation payments, where a bribe is paid to receive preferential treatment for something that the bribe receiver is required to do by law, constitute the former. The latter, on the other hand, is a bribe paid to obtain services the bribe receiver is prohibited from providing. What is “transparency”? “Transparency” can be defined as a principle that allows those affected […]