Author Archive for Rifqa

Belizean Since November 21, 1982, Points Earned to Date: 0

Belizeans Protest Guatemalan Military Intimidation
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Belizeans Protest Guatemalan Military Intimidation

Days ago, Guatemala used military vessels to prevent the free movement of Belizean civilians within Southern Belize. This latest incident is the second to occur between the Guatemalan military and Belizean civilians as one year prior, Guatemalan military vessels had intercepted a group of some 37 Belizean civilians in the same area, kidnapping them taking them across the border to Livingston, Guatemala.

NTUCB Press Release re BSI/ASR Attempt to Contravene Sugar Industry Act
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NTUCB Press Release re BSI/ASR Attempt to Contravene Sugar Industry Act

NTUCB sounds the alarm that “ASR/BSI CANNOT BE TRUSTED AS THEY KEEP MOVING THE GOAL POST!” The release refers to an attempt by ASR/BSI to replace the legally established Sugar Industry Control Board with their own newly created ‘Harvesting and Delivery Control Unit’, thus changing the already concessionary terms of the previously settled agreement, both without consulting with farmers, and in contravention of the law.
The NTUCB laments that these illegal attempts at control of the industry and disenfranchisement of the farmers is compounded by the seeming complicity of the government and its political directorate.

ROC re Start of Sugar Cane Delivery Season 2014
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ROC re Start of Sugar Cane Delivery Season 2014

ROC asserts that the Sugar Industry Control Board need not and should not delay the start of the season until there is a signed agreement between ASR/BSI and BSCFA. ROC calls on the board to consult with ASR/BSI and BSFA and to proceed to set the date for the start of grinding. ROC asserts that it will maintain its vigilance in ensuring that the sugar cane farmers of Belize do not become reduced to mere laborers working the sugar cane fields for foreign entities

Spokenword 501 Episode XXX1
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Spokenword 501 Episode XXX1

It’s Belizean poetry out loud and at its best, Friday October 17th, at the Brick Oven in Belize City. Emcee: Kyo D’Asassin 501 Spokenword Poetry = Culture in #ivolution.

Crime Control Open Dialogue
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Crime Control Open Dialogue

October 2nd has been internationally designated as ‘Non-Violenyce Day’. In Belize, crime control strategies will be presented for discussion via web conference, with the objective of galvanizing support and plotting a way forward for their implementation. Click here to participate.

The Rod of Correction [ROC]
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The Rod of Correction [ROC]

The Rod of Correction or ROC is an umbrella organization that establishes common ground on which organizations of diverse mandates are able to centralize efforts for the well-being of the nation of Belize.

Crime Control Dialogue Invitation
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Crime Control Dialogue Invitation

October 2nd will be celebrated internationally as a ‘Day for Non-Violence’. In Belize, crime control strategies will be presented for discussion via web conference. Keep reading to see how you might participate.

BGYEA Fact Sheet
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BGYEA Fact Sheet

BGYEA – Harmonyville Fact Sheet In February 2010, Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association (BGYEA – pronounced ‘Big Yeah’) was formed by 5 Rastafarian brothers in Belmopan City, Belize who, after experiencing challenges in attempting to own land in Belize, observed the practice of illegal immigrants squatting on lands in Belize and eventually getting titles to […]

Support BGYEA in the Struggle Against High Handed Governance
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Support BGYEA in the Struggle Against High Handed Governance

Removal of barriers to participation is one of the keys to good governance, yet our government often seems intent on resisting local participation at any cost (even as it seems eager to move mountains for foreign interests).

BGYEA's Mission for Sustainable Living Opposed by G.O.B.
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BGYEA’s Mission for Sustainable Living Opposed by G.O.B.

The Government of Belize threatens to imprison, fine or take away assets from members of BGYEA if they continue with a plan to plant corn in the buffer zone of their community.