Punta Gorda


Crime

Crime and Society

By: Dr. Robert Winslow Belize is a parliamentary democracy with a constitution enacted in 1981 upon independence from the United Kingdom. Numerous ruins indicate that for hundreds of years Belize was heavily populated by the Maya Indians, whose relatively advanced civilization reached its height between A.D. 250 and 900. Eventually the civilization declined leaving behind small groups whose offspring still exist in Belize contributing positively to the culturally diverse population. In 1502, Columbus sailed through parts of the Caribbean, but did not actually visit the area later known as British Honduras. The first reference to European settlement in the colony […]


Belize Guatemala Dispute

The Belizean-Guatemalan territorial dispute is an unresolved bi-national territorial dispute between the states of Belize and Guatemala, neighbors in Central America. Belize or Belizean-controlled territory has been claimed in whole or in part by Guatemala since 1940. Early colonial era The present dispute originates with imperial Spain’s claim to all “New World” territories west of the line established in the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494. England, like other emerging powers of the late 15th century, did not recognize the treaty that divided the world between Spain and Portugal. After the native Mayans had ejected Spanish conquistadors and missionaries from Tipu and surrounding […]


Elections 2012

Elections are right around the corner, we have gotten our hands on the Manifestos for the PUP party; as soon as we get more we will be posting them up. PLEASE!  I do not want these posts to be taken negatively. I am only trying to get a better picture of what is being promised in the manifestos and point out issues that I see in them. My goal here is simply to remove confusion or doubt. As soon as I get the manifestos for other parties they will be getting the same treatment… And PLEASE, if you are friends […]


Benjamin and Onelia Rash

MISSING Two children, a 9 year old boy and an 11 year old girl from San Marcos Villagers are missing for over a year now. Reported missing to local police on Monday August 30th 2010 Name: Benjamin Rash Age: 11 Years Height: 5’0″ Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Black Hair Type: Straight Last seen: Monday August 30th 2010 in Hopeville Punta Gorda Town Wearing: Blue T-shirt with red sleeves, black short pants and green rubber slippers. Name: Onelia Rash Age: 9 Years Height: Approx 3’5″ Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Black Hair Type: Straight Last seen: Monday August 30th 2010 […]