Safety


Emergency Preparedness – Hurricanes

This will remain a work in progress article as we are always learning new ways to prepare for emergencies. We will also be making some print outs for general use case preparing regardless of emergency and will post them as soon as they are ready so stay tuned. It is essential to be prepared for any emergency scenarios. Today we’ll be looking at Hurricanes. What is a Hurricane? A hurricane is a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters. When a storm’s maximum sustained winds reach 74 mph, it is called a hurricane. […]


Belize 2019 Hurricane Shelters

Belize District Location Internal Shelter (Less than 100 MPH) External Shelter (More than 100 MPH) Bermudian Landing Belize Rural Primary School, BelRiv Centre Belize Rural Primary School Biscayne Biscayne Government School Biscayne Government School Bomba Santa Martha RC School, Maskall RC School Santa Martha RC School, Maskall RC School Boston Sandhill Community Center King’s College Burrell Boom Methodist School, St. Therese RC School Methodist School, St. Therese RC School Corozalito Corozalito Community Centre Corozalito Community Centre Crooked Tree Crooked Tree Disaster Shelter, Government School Crooked Tree Disaster Shelter, Government School Davis/Grace Bank Sandhill Community Centre Sandhill Community Centre Double Head […]


The Hypocrisy of Guns, Crime and Abuse in Belize

This article contains multiple pages, look for the page lists after the Related Articles section. While I agree that guns should be something controlled, I also believe that there should be a freedom for people to own guns and that it should be applicable to all citizens, not just some with a few special people able to have their way. In Belize there is a tendency that people tied to the ruling Government of the day get to have special privileges and can be above the law just like the politicians if they are close enough or have connections to […]


Focusing on Readiness for Emergencies

I’ve been looking at the world and started noticing patterns developing that are concerning and thought that I’d start a series on Preparing for Emergencies. The information will still continue as usual at FiWeBelize, but this needs to happen. Governments have been preparing for different scenarios and most people are not paying attention to these things. As we look at the issues affecting places like Venezuela and other nations that are not getting into the mindset of getting their citizenry ready for emergencies, I am going to be putting articles together that will help the average person prep for different […]


Curfews hurt societies not help

I’ll try to keep this short and sweet to get the conversation started. I want society to start thinking of what is actually driving the issues we face in Belize and how we can properly address them and help our future generations get out of the mud into a better future. First off, what is a curfew? The word “curfew” comes from the French phrase “couvre-feu“, which means “fire cover”. It was later adopted into Middle English as “curfeu”, which later became the modern “curfew”. The stated goal of most curfew laws is twofold: to prevent juvenile crime and to […]


Belize Criminal Act – Sex Offender

Sex offender orders. 18 of 1998 8.-(1) If it appears to a police officer of or above the rank of Assistant Inspector that the following conditions are fulfilled with respect to any person, namely:- (a) that the person is a sex offender; and (b) that the person has acted, since the relevant date, in such a way as to give reasonable cause to believe that an order under this section is necessary to protect the public from serious harm from him, the police officer may apply for an order under this section to be made in respect of the person. […]


As the World Sleeps Belize keeps getting destroyed, terrorized and invaded

As the world sleeps, Belize is being systematically destroyed and invaded both from within and without. For decades Guatemala has remained head strong claiming that it owns Belize despite the world noting that Belize is an independent nation and it’s people have full rights to independence. At the African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Community (ACP-EU) meeting in Abuja Nigeria on March 2000 the following was noted: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 35/20 of 11 November 1980, which reaffirmed the inalienable right of the people of Belize to self-determination, independence and territorial integrity and called on all […]


New British Defence Attaché strengthens the UK’s defence relationship with the Guatemalan army

This is who we are looking at to defend Belize. Well, sorry to burst your bubble people, they are in bed with the enemy. From:British Embassy Guatemala City First published:18 April 2016 Part of:Guatemala Colonel David Strawbridge MBE, a serving officer in the British Army, paid a three day visit to Guatemala to initiate his new role as the UK’s Defence Attaché to Guatemala. He assumes the role with over 34 years of military experience including time spent in operational theatres such as Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq as well as peacekeeping in Africa. During this initial visit, Colonel Strawbridge […]


Now the Sarstoon has become Guatemala’s 2

by Thérèse Belisle Nweke … A Belizean in Nigeria on the Annexation of the Sarstoon ” All your friends are false; all your enemies are real” – Mexican proverb The subterfuge, excuses and unimpressive attempts to conceal the truth have ended. The Sarstoon is no longer Belize’s, but is now a part of the Republic of Guatemala. This, the redoubtable Wil Maheia recently proved when as head of the Belize Territorial Volunteers (BTV), he and 19 other Belizeans were arbitrarily prevented by armed Guatemalan military personnel from entering the Sarstoon river, on their way to the Gracias a Dios border […]


The deafening noise of the Police and Judiciary sytem in Belize

There is a large community of Immigrants in Belize and many have given and keep giving lots to Belize. There has been case after case of crime against visitors and immigrants in Belize with nothing much to nothing at all done by the Police or the Judiciary; all while the embassies of their home nation sit by quietly twiddling their thumbs. I know it’s bad enough that the Government of Belize refuses to invest the money to empower our Belize Police Department and to allow the Judiciary to be independent of political games and abuse; but wrong is wrong no […]