The GOB by way of its bi-partisan approach concerning their suppossed Referendum "Edcation Campaign" received yet another hefty sum to add to the kitty. With the governments of both the UK and the US contributing handsomely, with the auroa of being impartial insofar as the referendum is concerned, why haven't they mandated the campaign present both sides of the issue? Add to the mix, the UNDP that professes to also be neutral in their lending of technical assistance/support a
For approximately the past ten (10) years I have pondered the question, “Why would those who are elected to ensure that Belize’s best interest is served, enter into such an obviously skewed agreement like the Special Agreement/Compromis, thus inevitably and unnecessarily placing the sheer existence of our nation (both geographic and otherwise) in jeopardy of being irreplaceably altered?”
I trust this has indeed proven a pressing question, among others, as well. Admittedly
#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,"
It happened too late for much news coverage on Wednesday, but one of the highlights of the Senate meeting was a request for an inquiry into immigration corruption, specifically in regards to the David Nanes Schnitzer fiasco. The matter was introduced at close to six in the evening, and it was clear early on that no U.D.P. senator would support. In his address, new Senator Aldo Salazar stated that there is no perceivable public discontent to warrant an inquiry, while Senator S