#UnitedAgainstCorruption As with the years preceding, in keeping with our principles, your Belize Progressive Party - BPP, stands firm in our commitment to champion this cause.
Last year, we conducted a symbolic signing of the UNCAC in front of the PM’s Belize City office. Subsequently we remained steadfast in our conviction to bringing about a commitment by the powers that be, to Good Governance Practises and Principles. This was manifest via our unyielding support of t
To all the nay-sayers out there who tried to malign the BNTU for standing up for Belize, I say that the attached GOB press release is demonstrative of the effect that "PEOPLE POWER/LABOUR" possesses. Let us not exercise a selective memory regarding the occasion when the PM said that signing onto the UNCAC and bringing it into force would take a considerable amount of time. Don't forget that your Belize Progressive Party were the ones to inform, that Kenya signed and ratified
Bighand Banner posed this question to BPP's Chairman, Paco Smith - "While I'm 100% against all,and any kind of corruption, and all for change and good governance, kindly explain to me,how a UDP giving away/lending a Guatemalan company $12,000,000.00 of working men and women sweat and blood,have to do with PUP? I'm sure you can dig up much more recent dirts if you so chooses! Dean Barrow recently gave away $29,000,000.00 of BTL monies's because of arrogant,pettiness,and spite,
“I want to ask where are those millionaires, those people that made millions of dollars over the 10 years when we were in government? Where are those people that benefited? …I could give unu names, but ah no wah call out names,” said Briceño, in comments carried live on PUP’s Vibes radio and rebroadcast on 7 News on October 4. READ FULL ARTICLE GET THE SENSE that the PUP is all about "business as usual", no matter who is designated as their leader. Show the PUP that you will
Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed -- that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra Raymond for 30 years. Shining a flashlight on a continued history of government corruption, Raymond gives us a reframing of financial crime. (Filmed at TEDxPortofSpain.) Afra Raymond has a blog with a vast wealth of information: https://afraraymond.wordpress.co
When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture. In a blistering, eye-opening talk (and through several specific examples), she details how global corruption trackers follow the money -- to some surprisingly familiar faces. Original video here #conventionagainstcorruption #corrupt #corruption #anticorruption #antic
An exclusive investigation into Jamaica's handling of a US extradition request which led to a state of emergency across the capital and the murder of up to 200 people. To the people of Tivoli Gardens, Christopher Coke is the "president" - but he is also considered one of the most dangerous narcotics kingpins in the world by the US justice department. Al Jazeera English went beyond the headlines to discover who the man accussed of drugs and weapons smuggling really is. Origina
National Integrity Action (NIA) is a not-for-profit organization that was launched in December 2011 with the objective of combatting corruption in Jamaica on a non-partisan basis. This film, produced by NIA, graphically details four episodes in Jamaica's 50-year Post-Independence history, each of which speaks to how corruption undermines Jamaica's achievements. Find original video here #conventionagainstcorruption #corrupt #corruption #anticorruption #anticorruption #anticorr
A major immigration scam, allegedly perpetrated on at least 22 persons who were seeking genuine Belizean citizenship, was kept under the radar until the matter was disclosed by Opposition member for Toledo West, Hon. Michael Espat, in the House of Representatives on Friday, December 4, 2015. Although Espat seemed to have been partially right, that an immigration scam did take place, he apparently misreported some of the facts, and now Immigration Minister Godwin Hulse is dema
BELIZE CITY, Wed. Dec. 9, 2015–Today is the United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day, a day which is recognized in the 178 countries which are signatories to the United Nations Convention on Corruption that countries began signing onto twelve years ago. Belize, however, is not a signatory to the convention, although corruption in Belize’s governance structure is so obvious at times that it is noticeable internationally – with clear examples of this being the Elvin Pen
In this Sept. 16, 2015 photo, blood-stained Rigoberto Paredes is escorted in handcuffs by police in Tegucigalpa, Honduras after he fatally stabbed a lawyer who represented an official charged with fraudulent medicine sales to the government. Paredes was arrested by two security guards and while they waited for police, one of the guards pulled out his phone and recorded a conversation with the killer. "Nobody told me to do anything. This is the people, the people deserved it,"
David Nanes Shnitzer was caught on San Pedro on November third, the day before General Elections. He was taken to court on November sixth and charged for uttering on a forged driver's license. He was remanded to prison and got ten thousand dollars Supreme Court bail two weeks later - despite the fact that his passport had been revoked two days earlier on November the 18th. He hasn't been seen since. It's caused consternation in Mexico where authorities there wanted Nanes Shni
The BPP Patriots and Agents of Change have been studying the best practices of other countries in fighting corruption. "Philippines - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales believes a true patriot must help fight graft and corruption in government.
Speaking at the 2nd State Conference on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Implementation and Review, Morales said: “The added value of adopting the UNCAC as an anticorruption framework is the realization that al
Belizeans and true friends of Belize, Today you go to the polls in order to elect those who shall represent you and ultimately form the next Government of Belize. Your Belize Progressive Party has fought hard over the past several weeks toward providing you with the only viable, national alternative to the corrupt forces of the UDP and PUP, who basically have raped and pillaged this nation's resources for the past 34 years. As Belizeans we love to complain, yet on this occasi