Letters

Tension in Bakassi after handover

Tension in Bakassi after handover

Dear Editor, I encourage all to read in its entirety the enclosed opinion on the Nigeria/Cameroon ICJ ruling which also cites some information on the Thailand/Cambodia dispute and ruling. Legal scholars all agree that court rulings [...]

Correct me if I’m wrong, says Brian Plummer

Correct me if I’m wrong, says Brian Plummer

Dear Editor, Based on the doctrine of inheritance, Mexico and Guatemala claimed Belize. In 1893, Mexico signed a treaty with Britain and dropped the claim, but later stated that if Guatemala was successful in obtaining all [...]

Ankle bracelets for criminals is a good idea

Ankle bracelets for criminals is a good idea

Dear Editor, I pen tonight with much enthusiasm my endorsement of the concept of “ankle bracelets” being introduced into Belize’s crime situation. This stance and support is based on both technological and security principles coupled with [...]

For our leaders, we need people with wisdom

For our leaders, we need people with wisdom

Dear Editor, The entrance to Belize City between the Brodies and Mirab roundabouts should not be a freeway style of road. This is a business district, with residential areas at the sides. The planners of that [...]

I wasn’t involved, says Lois Young, Head of Belize’s Mission to the United Nations

I wasn’t involved, says Lois Young, Head of Belize’s Mission to the United Nations

Dear Editor, I would like to set the record straight regarding the Public Service Union (PSU) press release of February 6, 2019, “PSU condemns request by Paulette Elrington,” seeking to involve me as Head of Belize’s [...]

Slaying our wings

Slaying our wings

Dear Editor, What triumphs lie ahead for our country when our wings are being slayed before even wearing a graduation gown and holding a degree in our hands? Belize, often referred to as “Our Jewel”, is [...]

Open letter to P.M. Barrow

Open letter to P.M. Barrow

Dear Hon. Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize, In October 2016, the teachers of Belize went on strike for eleven days. One of the main issues for the strike was Proposal 22, which speaks to full [...]

Why isn’t there tourism in the Toledo District?

Why isn’t there tourism in the Toledo District?

Dear Editor, It is said that the Toledo District in the Central America country of Belize is the “Forgotten District”. Why is that? The short answer is rooms. There are not enough of the big-dollar hotels [...]

African-American citizen writes on his “bad experience”

African-American citizen writes on his “bad experience”

Dear Editor, I am a retired African-American U.S. citizen residing in Punta Gorda, Belize. On February 2, 2019, at about 2:30 p.m. while I was doing my fast-walking regular exercise along the seafront in Punta Gorda, [...]

Go on and vote YES, Belize, and may God forgive you

Go on and vote YES, Belize, and may God forgive you

Monday, February 4, 2019 Dear Editor, Having read Mr. Harry Lawrence’s silver-tongued sophist spiel for voting YES to the ICJ, and having read in the same issue of Reporter an article advertising ‘how to’ classes for [...]