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Dear Editor,
On Wednesday, July 1, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, there were 10,717,096 cases and 516,904 deaths from COVID-19, globally.

Belize had 28 cases and 2 deaths from COVID-19. This pandemic has precipitated many socio-economic changes. In June 2020, the World Economic Forum announced that in January 2021, there will be a conference in Davos, Switzerland, called the Great Reset.

This conference of the global ruling elite aims to usher in a new social contract and a new global socio-economic system. The global elites argue that the global health crisis revealed that the current system is inadequate.

Most people in the Caribbean and Belize do not pay attention to the propaganda of the global elite, but in these serious times, it is required. Both local and global elites will not let a crisis go to waste.

The United Kingdom will engage in a no-deal Brexit, which means that trade between the European Union will follow World Trade Organization rules. This mean the UK will pivot towards its former colonies to increase its international power.

In June, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the UK, announced the merger of the department of international development and the foreign service. It will be called the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

The name indicates the interest in Commonwealth countries and will merge UK national interests with foreign aid. It is widely accepted that politicians in Belize are susceptible to foreign aid. They usually put personal and party benefits over national interests.

The Caribbean and Belize are heavily indebted. Belize’s debt to GDP ratio has reached over 120%. With tourism and global trade being very weak for at least a few years, Belize will likely seek debt relief or seek the aid of international financial institutions. They will want some concessions.

Before World War I, passports were not generally required for international travel. Similarly, international travel will require more bureaucracy. Globally and locally, personal freedoms will be further limited after this pandemic.

Pay attention in order to maneuver successfully.

Yours truly,
Brian Ellis Plummer

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