Letters — 01 October 2013 — by Sally and Leonardo Caretella

Dear Editor,

We are meeting more and more people who are not happy at the disappearance of the Al-Jazeera news channel. When it first disappeared, we phoned the local cable office and we were assured that the guys were working on it and it would be back. Well, some sort of Al-Jazeera is there, but it is not the channel we enjoyed watching. We phoned the local office again and were told that they would see what they could do.

Well, several weeks have gone by and we are stuck with something masquerading as Al- Jazeera. It may be an exciting new news experience for people in the US, but it is not what we have grown to expect here in Belize.

This was an opportunity to travel the world and get a greater understanding of people in other countries. Now we get adverts for medication not available here. Even the speech by Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, following the Nairobi shopping mall siege, was interrupted by ads.

Please, Belize, can we get a decent international news channel back?

Sally and Leonardo Caretella,
Esperanza village

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