Thursday, May 31, 2012
BTL INTERNET SERVICE IS GOING SLOWER AND SLOWER IN WESTERN BELIZE, CAYO DISTRICT. It is believed in the pursuit of profits, that BTL have oversubscribed, the shared bandwidth available, about 2 Giga. In fact, some days, it is not possible to use the internet at all during business hours in Santa Elena Town. Amateurs like myself, believe the bandwidth is carrying DOUBLE the customer load it was designed for and sold to customers. There is talk by BTL customer service people that sometime this year, the bandwidth will be increased to 4 GIGAS. BTL under different owners have constantly lied about such promises over the past 22 years. Nobody believes them. This under the current customer service subscribed load, would bring service back to normal at 4 GIGA. The local opinion, is; that 4 GIGA Bandwidth, will simply meet the current subscriber load needs. In order to promote development and the future of the nation building, an effort should be made to get ahead of the development curve and go up to 6 GIGA bandwidth. To allow for new customers to be added over the next two years. Across the Western border with Guatemala, THEIR CITIZENS enjoy 10 GIGA bandwidth of internet service. Caye Caulker with about 50 registered customer users in the town on the island, during my last dry season, four month stay there. The WI FI service was far superior to what we get from BTL in Cayo District. A U TUBE teaching video is uploaded and able to run continuously on CAYE CAULKER due to the light customer load, whereas in Hillview, Santa Elena Town in comparison, it is not practical to try and use U TUBE videos for learning new things. You click on a video on U TUBE to learn something in Hillview. You get 1.5 sentences, then the video stops to reconnect and reload, after 4 to 5 minutes of waiting, you get another snippet of 1.5 sentences and then the video stops to reconnect and reload and you wait another 4 to 5 minutes to get the next 1.5 sentence. It can take hours ( about 4 hours ) to run a learning video off the internet. It takes about 4 to 5 minutes to download a url webpage completely. We use the two antenna BTL wireless modem at home. On Caye Caulker a URL appears complete in less than a second, once you press the key. We are definitely not getting the customer service we pay for, about $120 per month.
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CONSTRUCTION GOING ON AROUND THE TWIN TOWNS IS GOING AT A PREDICTABLE STEADY PACE. NOTHING FANCY, BUT STEADY YEAR AFTER YEAR. Took a scenic drive along the road from Bullet Tree Falls, through Santa Familia villages, Billy White village and Duck Run going into Spanish Lookout. The road is maintained smooth and well, even though a dirt road, by Mennonites. There is a lot of expatriate construction of retirement homes along this scenic route, through rolling hills and beautiful views.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
AGRO PROCESSING OF THE SURPLUS PRODUCTION CAPABILITY OF FARMERS OF BELIZE IS STILL LACKING. Blamed for the failure to produce new processed, and packaged vegetable food exports out of Belize, is the failure of academics of the University of Belize, hired to do just that in various government departments, to provide the technical know how, start up ventures for entrepreneurs in agro processing. Production of vegetable know how of farmers has surpassed the ability of the new academics hired to foster the agro processing industry, to create a product and market same for development of the country of Belize. We are failing and with oil money going to run out in four more years, in desperate need for an economic boost from the agro producing, export industry.
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SUGAR CANE FARMERS OF THE NORTH, CENTRAL AND WESTERN PARTS OF BELIZE HAVE SURPASSED THE 100 TONS OF SUGAR DELIVERED AND PRODUCED AT THE SUGAR FACTORY. For the first time in six years, cane farmers have produced more than 100 tons of sugar. They are expected to reach 110 thousand tons for this season. This is the result of reorganizing the delivery schedule and timing of deliveries by organization. Also quality control was implemented to get rid of mud carried on the trucks. Mud was often used to pad the figures for delivery of sugar cane.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Mother and daughter, from Caye Caulker, Belize graduate together from University of Houston.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012
A BELIZEAN DESCRIPTION OF THE BELIZE GOVERNMENT MODEL INEPTOCRACY: A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least capable to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. Thoughts? (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/318226_3995774899946_1448181587_3523552_658200968_n.jpg)
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SPAIN SEEKS BELIZEAN TECHNICAL AID IN HELPING JAMAICA IMPROVE THEIR AGRICULTURE From: "Wong, Luis"
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" ; "email@example.com"
Cc: "Fonts, Agusti"
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2012 10:35 AM
Subject: Message for Mr. Ray Axillou (Belize)
Dear Mr. Auxillou:
Greetings from IRTA (http://www.irta.cat/en-US/Pages/default.aspx), the Agri-Food Research and Development Institute from the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, Spain.
We are writing to you to request your help. IRTA will take care of a training program for small farmers in Jamaica, in the matter of Protected Agriculture techniques. This program will include several modules and we are interested in knowing if you (or any of your associates) could act as instructor in one specific module:
2.2 Plant Propagation & Nursery Management
- Nursery Structures and Designs
- Plant Propagation Methods and Media
- Nursery Management: Production Planning & Logistics
- Irrigation and Fertigation Technology
- Plant Protection
- Practical case: Propagation and cultivation of a Caribbean ornamental plant
This module is supposed to be taught in English for an auditorium of between 30 to 40 people, within a week (six continuous days, from Monday to Saturday), by mid to late June 2012 (we would precise the dates shortly)and it’s both theoretical and practical, with specific emphases on the practical part.
We would cover your roundtrip airplane ticket, your hotel and meals, your internal transportation charges as well as would pay you a sum of US 400.00 dollars per every day of instruction (US$ 2,600.00 in total, free of any deductions). If you agree on this, we would send you a contract stating these aforementioned conditions.
We would need a confirmation message from you, providing us critical information:
a) Materials needed for the conducting practical experiences.
b) Any modification to the previously mentioned basic syllabus.
c) Any other request, relevant to the instruction of this module.
d) An updated copy of your curriculum vitae, with phones, fax numbers, emails, etc.
Please consider this request. If you can’t help us, please recommend us someone who could. Thanks for your upmost valuable cooperation and assistance. Truly,
Luis Wong-Vega, Ph.D.
Liaison Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean
Dr. Luis Wong Vega,
Oficial de Enlace Regional para América Latina y el Caribe
Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA)
Generalitat de Catalunya
Tels. en Panamá: + 507 399-7388 / + 507 6570-1768
Tels. en Santo Domingo: +(809) 442 3476 / +(809) 566 8121
Thankyou for your offer. I´m not sure how you got my name? I did do a three year vegetable growing project to disprove the Agriculture Department of that time here in Belize contention that small farmers could not grow vegetables profitably. But I was self taught and going to the contrarian view of the bureaucrats and politicians of that time here in Belize. The subsequent three year nursery experimental booklet was sent to UN FAO of the three year results experienced and knowledge gained from the internet and tried in practice in my own NGO nurseries. This worked out well and subsequently the government of Belize and Agriculture Department started to access a lot of international GRANTS for green houses and incoming technical expertise. They did in fact acquire millions of dollars worth of aid based on the results of my book. Subsequently I closed my nurseries as the job and results desired were reached from an educational viewpoint, as an NGO development project. We changed the defeatism type of mindset of the government basically. The Agriculture Department picked up on the technological changes and with the aid of experts from abroad, learned a lot of new things about tropical vegetable farming and soil changing. This whole thing was a complete new thing for Belize which had been constricted by a hand labor mindset, milpa growing mentality. The local vegetable import substitution took off and some people made a lot of money. The local market being small, it soon ran into trouble with overproduction. The main result has been a widening of vegetable supplies and new varieties, and Belize is now self sufficient in food. Though we seasonally import shortages. The new focus is to develop export orientated vegetables through acquiring processing knowledge and plant capacity. I have no part in that field and leave it to the paid salaried people of the government to do.
As a self taught person, I am not sure how much value I would be too you. I have been a school teacher, so teaching is no problem. But I will pass your request by my wife and if she approves would be delighted to do a little bit. In light of the above information, if you are still interested, contact me again. I have no agriculture degrees. My specialty turned out to be soil changing, organic farming and hydroponics. I would require internet access as I am working on another project developing financial trading as a business for Belizeans, through JAGUAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, which can be maintained by internet availability, if I have it in Jamaica. This financial project is now two years along and will require another year. My only experience in propogation is through seeds and cuttings. I do not have any experience in propogation of ornamentals, though my daughter in Florida owns a commercial nursery doing stuff like that.
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GROWERS OF CITRUS FRUIT NOTE THAT ORANGE JUICE FUTURES CONTRACTS, FELL TO THE LOWEST PRICES IN TWO AND A HALF YEARS. HOW THAT WILL EFFECT THE FACTORY PRICES LOCALLY IN BELIZE IS NOT KNOWN. BUT THE FACTORY USUALLY SELLS THE CITRUS FUTURES CONTRACTS LONG BEFORE THE HARVEST.
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Friday, May 18, 2012
Belize one and only sugar mill is up for sale. Banco Atlantida has withdrawn their offer and the latest offer is coming from a USA company. They plan to put $20 usa million in improvements into the sugar mill.
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TOP THREE RETIREMENT DESTINATIONS ON THE AMERICAN CONTINENT OF 34 COUNTRIES They are: Trumpet introduction first, then BELIZE, GUATEMALA, ECUADOR. These three countries are tops for people on FIXED RETIRMENT INCOMES, from SOCIAL SECURITY, PENSIONS, and SAVINGS. The main reason is: These are heavily populated indigenous populations that are in large part agriculture orientated. This makes FOOD very cheap. Much cheaper than European, or North American countries. Rents are usually much less than the equivalent in industrialized countries and medical is often FREE, or very cheap. Belize has an added advantage because English is the legal language, though Spanish, German, Chinese Mandarin are also spoken.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
There are hundreds of tax havens all over the world. The goal of an international businessman is to establish companies in different tax havens, to make it difficult for predatory governments to demand more taxes than they should, as a harassment tactic. There is nothing more criminal that many Western industrialized societies, who habitually extort money from their home businesses in the name of permits, licenses and taxes. With over 200 countries in the world, it behooves any sensible businessman, to diversify his holdings, his income stream over different legal jurisdictions. Nobody wants to do criminal things, but sometimes greedy governments who are mismanaged financially, look to choke the life blood of the world economy, and tax havens like Belize are part of that legal type business maneuver, to diversify the assets. When investing, diversification is KING of survival in business. _____________________________________________________ QUINN'S SECRET EUR80MILLION CARIBBEAN HQ; BBC PROBE UNCOVERS HIS HIDDEN ASSETS The Mirror May 16, 2012 Wednesday AN investigation into Sean Quinn's empire tracked down the HQ of a company controlling more than EUR80million worth of assets belonging to Irish taxpayers. And shockingly, it revealed how Anglo Irish Bank has been locked out of properties it now owns on our behalf. Billionaire Quinn went bankrupt in January owing EUR2.8billion to Anglo. Bosses at the company hoped to scrape EUR500million for taxpayers by selling off Quinn Group's Click for Enhanced Coverage Linking Searchesglobal property portfolio. But weeks before Anglo - now the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation - took control of the group, obscure offshore companies laid claim to key properties. And a special BBC Spotlight investigation managed to track down the new secret home of Quinn's EUR80million property portfolio in Belize. The tiny country on the Caribbean coast of Central America - 5,000 miles from Ireland - is where the biggest slice of taxpayers' money is tied up. The explosive documentary also revealed: IBRC took control of a EUR60million shopping centre that Quinn once owned in Kiev, Ukraine, but the property agent it appointed has been locked out COPS armed with AK47s showed up the first time the property agent tried to get inside after the mall's dismissed management team called 999, and BEING locked out is robbing Irish taxpayers of EUR800,000 a month rent that is rightfully ours. The programme, which aired on BBC1 Northern Ireland last night, also broadcast evidence it uncovered in Sweden which appears to show Quinn was part of a secret boardroom coup which put him back in charge of the property empire weeks after he had been dismissed from the Quinn Group. Click for Enhanced Coverage Linking SearchesJournalist Jim Fitzpatrick was seen speaking to IBRC-appointed property agent Rostislav Levinzon outside the taxpayerowned shopping Mall in Ukraine. The BBC team didn't manage to get inside and security guards interrupted filming and told the production team to leave. Mr Levinzon revealed how he was chased by police armed with rifles when he tried to take charge of the centre. Mark Rachkevych, a journalist with the Kiev Post, told how the drama made the headlines. He revealed: "It was embarrassing for everybody because the management office is next to the bowling alley and this was afternoon time when a birthday for kids was taking place and mothers saw people with flak vests, helmets and AK47s come in, and they were shocked. "So this is bad for business, whoever is in charge of that place." Quinn is currently involved in a contempt of court case which claims his family purposely put multimillion-euro foreign property assets beyond the reach of the State-owned IBRC. Last June, Mr Justice Frank Clarke ordered the family to stop - but the bank alleges that Quinn, his son Sean Jnr and his nephew Peter Darragh Quinn continued. They deny the claims. But this global property portfolio is the only real chance we have of clawing back some of the EUR2.8billion Quinn owes the country. IBRC has secured properties in Ireland, the UK, the Czech Republic and Turkey. But it is struggling to regain control of properties in Russia, Ukraine and India. IBRC chair Alan Dukes said the Quinn family had left the bank with "no option" but to take court action. He told the BBC: "EUR2.8billion outstanding to a bank that is owned by the State is a matter of serious concern to the taxpayer. "I don't expect that we will recover all of that, but our job in the bank is to recover as much of it as we possibly can. "The bank has no option but to pursue this." *************************************************** BELIZE is a tiny country on the east coast of Central America, bordering Mexico. The population is roughly 310,000 and the official language is English. 40% of the population are living in poverty and the country is plagued by crime and drugs.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Prime Minister Dean Barrow publicly declares that he will now seek the Road of Conciliation and Cooperation with Lord Michael Ashcroft, whom he had formerly referred to as the "public enemy no. 1" and "new age Colonial Master" and "Persona Non Grata in Belize." .... most interesting!!! Enquiries minds would like to know what is behind this turn-around in policies, views and perceptions..." "Prime Minister Dean Barrow reportedly gave the keynote address at the Belize Bank's 25th anniversary celebration at the Radisson Fort George Colonial Gardens last Saturday night. Our report is that it was very conciliatory and in it he called for an improved relationship between the bank and his administration." "While no other UDP minister or high ranking party member was there, Lord Michael Ashcroft was in attendance." Source: The Independent http://www.flashpointbelize.com/flashpointarticles/tabid/103/EntryId/141/Ashcroft-Barrow-Detente.aspx FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL THE CYNICS SAY. WITH FIVE YEARS TO GO AND THEN PUP INTO OFFICE, BARROW NEEDS ASHCROFTS LEGAL BUSINESS IF HE CAN GET IT? GOT TO BUILD UP HIS RETIREMENT FUND YOU KNOW? ( grin ) What do you think?
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Monday, May 14, 2012
ATLANTIC BANK HITS SMALL SAVING ACCOUNT HOLDERS WITH NEW TAX, OR SERVICE CHARGE. Imagine my surprise last week, when out on Caye Caulker I went to get $200 out of my account for living expenses. My home is out WEST in the twin towns. Like most ATLANTIC BANK small savings customers, most husbands and wives have a joint account. Often one works somewhere else in the country and returns on weekends, or thereabouts. My wife at home keeps the savings passbook, as she has to meet the house living expenses. I ran short of cash and went to the local branch of Atlantic Bank on the island and was told this time around, that a penalty was being charged for not having the passbook with me. In order to take out $200 I would have to pay a FEE of $6.05. Well they had my back against the wall. I only had $2 in my pocket. Needed my money, so accepted the service charge. There was no other change. Same look up the account on the computer, same withdrawal slip and signature. Same photo I.D. and no problem. Just that my small needs cost me $6.05 extra. If I had known I would have taken out a few hundred more. I´m hoping I can hang on long enough for the next visit from my wife out here at the island and she can bring me a few hundred dollars. The bank being a bit expensive to use. Makes you wonder what is going on in the banking circles in Belize? Friendly banks seem to be a thing of the past and the bottom line profit seems to rule the roost nowadays.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
BELIZE POLICING CONTINUES TO BRING BLACK EYE ON THE COUNTRY POLICING SYSTEM For 45 years citizens of Belize have tried to change the policing system in Belize. The inherited police system is an inherited colonial model, intended to serve political masters of the government. To this day, the police system does that. Thuggery is rewarded over professionalism. Nor, is any change on the horizon. The government itself is an elected one party dictatorship for five years. Promotions depend on favoritism to political masters in the CABINET. So many attempts to clean up the police force have been made and all have met with failure. The Belize policing system is not as corrupt as India, nor as deadly as that of Syria. Yet the desire for a professional police force among the voters and citizenry is still a DREAM, unfulfilled.
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PIONEER PLANTATION, HENDRY COUNTY, 2.5 acre pineland ranchette for sale. One of about 150 ranchettes located in the Pioneer Plantation subdivision in the middle of rural Hendry County. The Ranchette is for sale on a LEASE PURCHASE ARRANGEMENT. With $7000 down payment and the rest of the asking price of $19,000 to be paid over five years. Including interest and property taxes the monthly payments for five years would bee $318 per month. For further information contact VANESSA at: Berdugon@aol.com , or telephone: 954 914 8439 Website with details, adventure story and some photographs. http://falconview0.tripod.com/hendrycounty/ This is a good investment, as a double lane highway across the state of Florida has been recently built nearby, making commutes to Fort Lauderdale, or Fort Myers easy. Asking prices are running around $40,000 and were being sold between $50,000 and $60,000, seven years ago. I think it will take another 7 years to see the prices of ranchettes in Pioneer Plantation get back to that level from the general collapse of the housing bubble. But you cannot go wrong at this bargain price. The owner now lives outside of the USA and not interested in returning and wants to get his property taxes back in the sale. Hence the bargain price, for fast sale.
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ARCHEOLOGISTS FIND DESCRIPTION OF MAYAN CALENDAR MATHEMATICS ON WALL EXCAVATED AT XULTAN, GUATEMALA, WEST OF THE BELIZE BORDER.
MAYAN CALENDAR MATHEMATICAL
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
KEVIN KELLY WAS BEATEN TO DEATH BY BELIZE POLICE FORCE IS THE PUBLIC OPINION ON MAY 8TH., 2012 Police PR: ( release ) As part of the ongoing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Kevin Kelly on Tuesday 8th May, 2012 Dr. Mario Estradabran conducted a post mortem examination, where at the conclusion he certified the cause of death to be Hypervolemic shock due to internal bleeding, due to multiple abdominal trauma, due to blunt instrument type. To clear up all ambiguities a second opinion was sought, where Dr. Hugh Sanchez on 9th May 2012, between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:45pm conducted a second post mortem on the body of Kevin Kelly. At the conclusion of the examination, Dr. Sanchez’ findings were conclusive to those of Dr. Estradabran’s, hence supporting the original post mortem results. The Commissioner of Police Mr. David Henderson has immediately interdicted from active Police duties all those officers whose names have been mentioned in this investigation. The criminal and internal investigations continue into the death of Kevin Kelly. Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Office ( FEAR AND TERROR SWEEP THE BELIZE POPULATION, AS THE NATIONAL POLITICAL DIRECTED, POLICE FORCE, ACTING ON POLITICAL DIRECTION, CARRY OUT DEMONSTRATIONS OF FORCE, LEADING TO A CLIMATE OF FEAR AND TERROR, THROUGHOUT THE LAND.
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CANADA TO PROVIDE MENTORING FOR COMMISSIONER OF POLICE AND REFORM OF THE DEPARTMENT I can't think of a better partner for such a mission. Something Belize badly needs. -----Original Message----- From: innovate belize
Sent: Thu, May 10, 2012 12:10 pm
Subject: Bz-Culture: Canada and the Belize Police Commissioner Project
Support for OAS - Belize Police Commissioner Project
Implementing Partner: Organization for American States
Timeframe: April 2012-March 2014
Canada is working in a cost sharing arrangement with the Government of Belize to support a foreign commissioner of police who will lead the police department, implement initiatives and mentor future commissioners of police. This project will support Belize’s objective of reforming and modernizing its police force. Fundamental to these efforts will be the implementation of sustainable programs and processes that focus on identified needs, such as criminal investigation, human resource management, and accountability amongst the senior ranks of the police department.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
PINE LUMBER ON WESTERN HIGHWAY, LOSES MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF LOGS TO FIRE. The unknown owners of the lot next to the Pine Lumber log drying storage yard, had hired a man to chop the weeds and brush off their lot. The idiot worker, then set the brush and weeds on fire to burn them off. Except, he was upwind, to the EAST of the Pine Lumber property and the fire quickly roared across the field and into the stored inventory of Pine Lumber logs. Up went a million dollars of inventory in fire and smoke,due to carelessness. The man ran away.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012
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McFee´s brutal victimization goes internet wide. From the Minyanville, THE DAILY FEED -----When antivirus software inventor John McAfee relocated his life and business interests to Central America in 2007, he ended up getting more than the tropical paradise of a tax shelter he’d bargained for. With McAfee Associates behind him -- which was eventually acquired by Intel Corporation (INTC) -- McAfee switched gears from curing computer diseases to those that infect people. He set out to find herbal solutions to drug-resistant bacteria, deep in the rainforests of Belize. But McAfee’s venture developing natural antibiotics came to an abrupt and frightening halt this week when the government came pounding down his door. In the early morning hours of May 1, a law enforcement arm of the Belize police force, called the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU), raided McAfee’s research facility in the northwest district Orange Walk. The GSU allegedly ransacked the property looking for drugs and firearms, shot and killed McAfee’s dog, handcuffed him and his 12 employees, confiscated his passport, and put him under arrest for possessing illegal weapons. McAfee is crying corruption. The raid and arrest, he says, are bogus and merely the consequences of his refusal to line the coffer of a United Democratic Party (UDP) politician -- the “local political boss,” as McAfee describes him. While the GSU found a cache of weapons during the search of his property -- including 12-gauge shotguns, handguns, and rifles with scopes -- McAfee had permits for all but one of them, which he claims a GSU soldier not-so-accidentally misplaced. ( Frame up - extortion using the government institutions ) “Fortunately we had copies,” McAfee said. “Even then it was difficult to get out. I had to get the intervention of the American embassy to get released. By the time I got to Belize, it was sixteen hours. I slept until 2 a.m. on a concrete floor at the Queen’s Street Police Station until the embassy finally convinced someone to release me.” The GSU has a reputation for abusing power in Belize, conducting illegal raids and indiscriminately using violent force against innocent civilians. “This is clearly a military dictatorship where people are allowed to go and harass citizens based on rumor alone and treat them as if they are guilty before any evidence whatsoever is obtained,” said McAfee. Ultimately, McAfee was not charged with any crime. Read more: http://www.minyanville.com/dailyfeed/2012/05/04/antivirus-developer-john-mcafee-arrested/#ixzz1txTebCq4 _________________________________________________ Technically, Belize is a democracy. Once every five years, the people elect a one party dictatorship, on the AFRICAN STYLE of the British Commonwealth Parliamentary system. Essentially still; a COLONIAL RAPE, and PIRATICAL SPOILS SYSTEM OF PLUNDER. Composed of PIGS feeding at the tax trough, as opportunists run for office and enjoy mafia gang protection from their dictatorship role of all things government. In this case, McFee is charging that he was EXTORTED for money, and in vengeance for not paying, by a political politician and his supporters, whose party is in power right now and they used the trappings of the police force, INFAMOUS AFRICAN STYLE police in a ONE PARTY RULED STATE,
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Friday, May 4, 2012
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
HOT DISCUSSION GOING ON BY BELIZEANS ABOUT THE UDP GOVERNMENT ON THE INTERNET SOCIAL MEDIA Ditto on that MEL. I know I'll get a few flaming arrows thrown at me but seriously, I am scared shitless every time I visit Belize. In an earlier post where Ray talked about Belize being a state in the Republic of Guatemala, he said Guatemala is better than it was 50 years ago but Belize is the same as it was 50 years ago. I beg to differ. In my opinion, Belize is significantly worse that it was 50 years ago. Each year that I go back, I find myself climbing the walls to leave. I know every country has its problems, including Panama where I'm going to retire, but I just don't feel safe in Belize even in broad daylight in downtown Albert or Queen Street. Steve Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 07:14:42 -0700 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Bz-Culture: More on McAfee Raid To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org CC: email@example.com Sounds like the type of abuse Sr. Reek used to endure - except he wasn't a famous millionaire so nobody cared. PUPs will say the UDPs are a bunch of thugs (and they are) - a lowly officer may get re-assigned and nothing will change. It doesn't matter how many pictures of sailing boats and blogging about the sweet life in Belize that Ray posts....this kind of news will turn people off from Belize (myself included). MEL --- On Thu, 5/3/12, Ray Auxillou
From: Ray Auxillou
Subject: Re: Bz-Culture: More on McAfee Raid
To: "Charlie Trew"
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6:52 AM
So, you think the officer that pocketed the firearm licenses and conveniently lost one, and was proven wrong when McFee produced the photo copy of it, will get prosecuted in a court of law and sent to prison for framing McFee?
I had no idea a Security Guard had to have a license? Wonder who issues such photo I:D:´s? Which government department and what is the fee? Would you get it at the traffic department?
What do you think of the gratituitous destruction of property, as using sledge hammers to ostensibly open doors, that were already open, if you turned the knob. Now you got to have a license to test mold in a petri dish, as an antibiotic, or something similar? You gotta be kidding me? Bloody hell!
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CHANNEL 6 NEWS STORY ALARMING! EVERY ORDINARY BELIZEAN IS AFRAID OF THE BELIZE GOVERNMENT THESE DAYS AND THEIR APPLICATION OF VIOLENT INVASION AND TRUMPED UP CHARGES. ME TOO! THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TG BE AFRICA, BUT YOU CANNOT SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR ELECTED STYLE ONE PARTY DICATORSHIP. POLITICAL EXTORTION BLAMED BY FAMOUS PHILANTHROPIST IN BELIZE RETIRED HERE FOR GSU ATTACK ON HIS HOUSE.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
There is a lot of publicity going on about the upcoming referendum with Guatemala. Considering 97% of the people consider that the two major political parties, are RAPING BELIZE under the Colonial copy cat Constitution. We also know from various economic studies from international economists, on things Belizean, that our method of governance, the BRITISH SPOILS IMPERIALIST INHERITED COLONIAL SYSTEM cannot be changed, as the two major political parties are made up of people whose sole intent is self enrichment, at any cost. We have 50 years of experience of this. So, the SPOILS SYSTEM OF THIS BUNCH OF MAFIA PIRATES IN COLONIAL GOVERNMENT MODEL, or what? The gang has the political power, they make and enforce laws according to their needs, they tax and regulate in what economists explain is the EXTRACTIVE governing system. They will not share power, or create methods to distribute government jobs by ability, or civil service tests. Certainly they both, the two major political parties WILL NOT make Belize a REPUBLIC, which is a more INCLUSIVE SYSTEM and the gateway to economic success. When in office, they also control the police and defense force and have the guns, for superiority in fire power. Perhaps then, a new generation of us should consider that since Guatemala is a REPUBLIC, it would not be a bad thing, for Guatemala to actually take over by an INTERNATIONAL court decision and bring Belize to the status of a REPUBLIC through this sideways approach? Our political mafia pirates will not do it. They consider RAPE of Belizeans and the TAX TROUGH earnings, their due ( as SPOILS ) when in office. Their RIGHT, just ask the current Prime Minister! Certainly there is no distribution of power, either. The economists forecast Belize will remain poor and inadequate in per capita income, due solely to BAD GOVERNANCE, the model we currently use to govern with. Seems like we ordinary Belizeans should PRAY, that Guatemala wins the REFERENDUM and the COURT DECISION on the future of Belize. We are not going to accomplish anything under our current colonial governance model. That is obvious. The only way you could otherwise change the system of governance is REVOLUTION. Who wants to turn into an ARAB SPRING? With all the death and violence involved. Think about it you new Belizean generation! Don´t be saddled with the propoganda and clap trap brainwashing of the past. Be logical !
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Small town life in Western Belize. SUCCOTZ is at the white water rapids, of the Mopan River. Across the river rises a huge hill, on top of which is the famous Xunantanich MAYAN ruins. We know for sure this town has been here for about 4000 years and most suspect for over 10,000 years. Small town life can be a very good life. SAN JOSE SUCCOTZ FIESTA, 2012
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SWEET MEMORIES FROM A SEA KAYAKING TOUR, AND LIFE IS SO SWEET.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
e mail post by INNOVATE BELIZE An example is this alternative trading system is https://www.secondmarket.com/ But we would need fiber optics ... ____________________________________________________ ****INTERNET IS THE ONLY PROBLEM AT THE WESTERN BELIZE FINANCIAL CENTER IN HILLVIEW. For the past four months, I´ve been operating out of Caye Caulker, which has a high speed wi fi system. This has worked out much superior to the service at our FINANCIAL CENTER in Hillview. Which is radio waves and modem, plus it is shared bandwidth and overcrowded. I am getting constant complaints of brown outs, cut offs, slowdowns, non performance, at the main Financial Center in Hillview, the Twin Towns by telephone calls. I have had several interruptions of lost service on Caye Caulker as well. Yesterday morning was one of them, when the wi fi internet system would not let me into the local server. I even phoned our broker in Chicago near the OPTIONS EXCHANGE, who tracked the problem from up there and they said it was here in Belize at the BTL server. I could not connect at all here, when Monday morning I routinely have thousands of dollars of trades to implement and seconds count. I was stalled without a server for about four hours, this past Monday morning. Despite the failure of the government controlled/owned internet BTL monopoly for business, we are still planning an expansion up at the main center in Hillview, starting probably June, or July. We currently had converted a family bedroom apartment, to operate four trading desks. We had started with one desk, went to two desks and now use four trading desks. That apartment conversion has grown too small, and we have guest traders coming in from other countries, planned for the FALL and WINTER months, to do some educational training and mentoring. So the building plans are to tear down the third floor, annex vegetable nursery and rebuild it as a trading center with about 50% more floor space and capacity, than we now have. The apartment will be restored with a face lift, for emergency accomodations. Indeed, the whole two building three story complex is to be re-painted, reconstructed and refurbished. Hopefully finished before January, 2013, the end of this fiscal year. We are just approaching the professional threshold here on performance statistics. It has taken two very long years to get this far. By JUNE we should be to a professional standard, in everything, except internet service and capacity from BTL. That will control any future expansions, or other businesses from moving here.
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12,116 visitors read the BELIZEWESTERNHAPPENINGS BLOG for the month of APRIL, 2012. Those are the statistics of the number of readers, visiting Western Belize Happenings blogsite, written by Ray Auxillou, a 75 year old retiree, living in the suburb of Hillview on the slope of Green Parrot Valley, in the Cayo Western District of Belize.
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JAGUAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SHARES CLOSED APRIL, 2012 AT .77 CENTS A SHARE "JAGUAR CAPITAL MANAGMENT" IS A HIGH RISK, SPECULATIVE, FAMILY, PRIVATELY RUN,HEDGE FUND, AT THE WESTERN FINANCIAL CENTER IN HILLVIEW, THE TWIN TOWNS OF THE CAYO DISTRICT.
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WHAT ARE THE SECRET POLICIES THE WASHINGTON TIMES OF THE USA, ARE REFERRING TO, THAT WOULD MAKE BELIZE A RICHER COUNTRY? The Washington Times in the USA did an article comparing the small country of Belize and the small country of the Cayman Islands economic success ( Cayman ) and the poor showing of Belize. Quoting a USA ECONOMIC ADVISOR in an earlier article on this BLOG, it was only stated that policy changes in the Cayman Islands 10 or 15 years ago, made Cayman Islands a per capita very rich country. Whereas the failure because of bad governance in Belize by the political parties and established setup, guaranteed they hinted, to keep Belize a poor place. The article criticized, but NEVER outlined the POLICY CHANGES, that had to occur in Belize, to make Belize RICHER per capita than the Cayman Islands. It´s easy to destroy and criticize, but building a nation is a tougher job. So, I wonder and many other citizens of Belize wonder, what are these mysterious policy changes that happened in the Cayman Islands, that were not done in Belize? Curious minds want to know? C´mon WASHINGTON Times, do an article on what was done in the Cayman Islands, that we should do in Belize. _____________________________________________ Recommended reading for Belizeans. WHY NATIONS FAIL ! by Daron Acesmoglie and James Robinson A summation of why nations like Belize fail! Ray, I'm still in the process of reading it. The gist of what I've read so far is that the differences are in the institutions, primarily political institutions. The authors differentiate between "inclusive" political institutions that foster widespread participation in politics, the economy, the benefits of natural resources, and other forms of civic life, and "extractive" political institutions that concentrate all those things in the hands of an elite. The elite being the party, or those connected to the party. ( e.g. Louis Young ) According to the author's research, "inclusive" nations prosper and "extractive" nations don't. That is an overly-simplified thumbnail, but my understanding from my reading so far. In the case of Belize, consider things like concessions, monopolies and near-monopolies, hurdles for entrepreneurs, expensive and restrictive telecommunications, and land-control issues. The authors do have some interesting and disturbing things to say about China's long-term prospects and trends in the US. Greg ____________________________________________________________________ p.s. I guess that would cover Belize alright? The pirate, SPOILS SYSTEM. In which our one party in charge politicians, exploit, business, steal businesses for themselves, or relatives from other people, the feeding at the tax trough, like a herd of pigs, gimmeee, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee. Endless taxes, laws and regulations, that are applied to non-insiders, vs ignored for the controlling party insiders. Patronage jobs, instead of by civil service blind application qualification tests for government jobs. Sounds about right!
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BELIZE AGRICULTURE SHOW AT BELMOPAN A SUCCESS THEY SAY, WITH 24,000 VISITORS, BUT MORE COMMERCIAL BOOTHS. Considering I never knew about it and therefore a good percentage of the population in rural parts did not know either. The average attendance was good and normal.
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