Letters

The political hand

The political hand

Dear Editor: ‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the [...]

UB student questions Lands Department’s slothfulness in  processing land documents

UB student questions Lands Department’s slothfulness in processing land documents

October 16, 2017 Mr. Evan X Hyde Editor AMANDALA Partridge Street Belize City Dear Editor: Land is a very important natural resource. The Mayas, like Africans, believed that the land belonged to the entire community, not [...]

CORRUPTION:

CORRUPTION:

Dear Editor, Excellent recent editorial; should be required reading in every classroom and from every pulpit! All you can do is to continue hammering away until “the people” get the big picture. Good luck in this [...]

Giovanni de la Fuente writes Prime Minister Barrow

Giovanni de la Fuente writes Prime Minister Barrow

October 5, 2017 Honourable Dean O. Barrow Prime Minister, Belize secretarypm@opm.gov.bz Dear Mr. Barrow: I write to inform you of my experience on the Sarstoon River on the 16th of September, 2017. I participated in the [...]

Watch out for Hepatitis

Watch out for Hepatitis

Dear Editor, Just read in a Diario de Yucatan of October 6, 2017 newspaper that the conjunctivitis epidemic is not fully over yet and we are now facing a Hepatitis outbreak. This one will damage your [...]

THE ANALOGUE POLITICAL PARTY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

THE ANALOGUE POLITICAL PARTY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Dear Editor, Kenya’s youngest president, Uhuru Kenyatta, had his 8th August, 2017 re-election to a new presidential term recently nullified by Kenya’s Supreme Court. This was unprecedented in the annals of justice in Africa. Kenyatta, (popularly called Kamwana, [...]

Stake Bank without the causeway ???

Stake Bank without the causeway ???

Dear Editor, Whilst Belize was in a festive mode for the September celebrations, the government decided to finally sign the contract for the Stake Bank tourism project, which will see the construction of a berthing facility [...]

Major Lloyd discusses Guats’ strategic patience, coercive diplomacy

Major Lloyd discusses Guats’ strategic patience, coercive diplomacy

Dear Editor, Coercive diplomacy “is essentially a diplomatic strategy, one that relies on the threat of force rather than the use of force. If force must be used to strengthen diplomatic efforts at persuasion, it is [...]

Romel “bigs up” Officer Chi

Romel “bigs up” Officer Chi

Dear Editor, I would like to big up Officer in Charge of Orange Walk Police, Mr. David Chi, for the wonderful work being done to control the public intoxication in our town and villages. We no [...]

Marijuana smokers need to know …

Marijuana smokers need to know …

Dear Editor, I need some help here. Does decriminalization of 10 grams of marijuana mean that you can legally possess this amount? Or only that you will not be criminally charged in court, but have a [...]