Letters

Belize’s onerous departure tax

Belize’s onerous departure tax

A short-sighted non-solution that exacerbates rather than solves… Dear Editor, History is littered with ill-conceived policies that were rashly implemented to fix problems, only to make them worse. Often made in haste, and without proper consultation, [...]

Rough vibes from Russell Czarnecki

Rough vibes from Russell Czarnecki

Dear Editor, Is it mere incompetence, or is it simple GREED ? Let’s put down our rum and Cokes for a minute and ask ourselves, what has the GOB ever done that contributed to the stability and [...]

Heighway’s discussion of “social protection”

Heighway’s discussion of “social protection”

Dear Sir, The recent discussions between members of the current Belize City Council are interesting from a political point of view with municipal elections in the near future. But of even more importance I believe, is [...]

Bernard Bulwer’s  two cents

Bernard Bulwer’s two cents

Dear Editor, I’m out of circulation, FB/social media, but from what I’ve glimpsed (and maybe I shouldn’t comment because I haven’t digested or discussed deeply), this smells of a dangerous game at Belize’s expense. Could Taiwan, a [...]

SC Balderamos-Garcia elaborates on the Bain/UWI case/verdict

SC Balderamos-Garcia elaborates on the Bain/UWI case/verdict

August 7, 2017 Dear Editor, Allow me please to respond to the headline story by Micah Goodin that appeared in your Friday, August 4th edition of Amandala. The Jamaican Full Court (Three Judges) did indeed rule [...]

Remember Errol: Big up, Pulu

Remember Errol: Big up, Pulu

Dear Editor, While Orange Walk had “Cat” as the master of the basketball court, Belize City also had its boss a time later in the likes of “Pulu” Lightburn. I did not witness his prowess in the city, [...]

My life-changing internship experience with Ya’axche Conservation Trust

My life-changing internship experience with Ya’axche Conservation Trust

August 1, 2017 Editor Sir, Last June, Ecology Project International (EPI)-Belize selected two of its most active alumni to participate in a two- week internship to work on the Human Jaguar Conflict Project with Ya’axche Conservation [...]

Tough times for Canadian expats — can’t get cash from Toledo ATM machines

Tough times for Canadian expats — can’t get cash from Toledo ATM machines

Dear Editor, I was wondering if your newspaper would be interested in printing a story about Canadians scrambling to access money to buy food and pay for everyday living expenses in the Toledo District. Since about April [...]

Categorize the buses to ensure better service, says Ervin Wade

Categorize the buses to ensure better service, says Ervin Wade

Editor Amandala Thursday, July 27, 2017 Dear Editor, This is an open letter to the Transport Department of Belize. I was to depart from the Corozal Bus Terminal at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, on [...]

Opinion from Lyra Spang, Ph. D.

Opinion from Lyra Spang, Ph. D.

Dear Editor, Having read the editorial “The Reef, The Oil and The Politics” from the July 19, 2017 issue of the Amandala, I wanted to comment. The author hits the nail on the head with regards [...]