The PUP have no political opposition! The UDP opposition is basically dead and the Belize Reform Party lack the money needed to do the long process of going district to district and seeking candidates and forming a party. This leaves the PUP in control of the country of Belize with no Opposition to keep them on the straight and narrow. So Opposition must come from within the party of the PUP through new organizations and groupings of elected people.
Thinking about this, and the problems the nation has with the governance under this political constitutional structure, we might find solutions to getting more democracy in Belize by seeing the PUP re-create itself, sort of.
The major problem with the PUP is that control of the party, the Cabinet and preferred Ministerial posts and decision making matters lies almost solely with the few members from the old port town of Belize City. Yet, the PUP is made up of many more members than the old port town. The problem with the party, is that the port town PUP mafia are close together. They are a cabal. They get to talk daily, or several times a week with each other, both at home in the port and also in Belmopan the capital. While the rest of the PUP party are district orientated and basically isolated on their own. Because the leaders of the party all come from the PUP mafia of the port town, decisions are made and control is lavished by patronage. Said Musa and Ralph Fonseca mainly and a few other party friends get to decide every body elses business. This has not always been done very well! This is because they all live and work together and thus get to COMMUNICATE more often, than the rest of the PUP party members do in the port town.
To acquire more debate, disagreement and consensus in the PUP party itself, it would seem that the district elected representatives need to form a group within the political party and hold monthly, or twice monthly meetings. Leaving the port town Belize City group out of such things. This way, there could be some independent thinking, vote getting and alternative arrangements to the communications advantage the Port Town PUP mafia have. Thus, when cabinet meetings are held, there would be more of a need to find a consensus after a better debate. Certainly, the rural elected representatives have more votes. But to get the usage of such voting power, they need their own meetings and discussion groups to discuss problems and policies of the districts. Away from and outside the influence of the group in the port town. It may be, that another group would form of solely rural elected representatives and leave out district town members, who would have different interests, who could meet another time regularly each month, to discuss their district townie issues.
On the face of it, the other districts outnumber the port town PUP representatives, but because of remoteness, isolation and lack of constant means of communication, they simply get taken advantage of, by the port town PUP members.
Something to think about! Form your own inner workings of a rural representative group to discuss policies and issues separate from the port townie cabal.
DECLASSIFIED MILITARY TECHNOLOGY COULD ALLOW BELIZEANS TO GET THE
INTERNET ANYWHERE IN BELIZE!
I don't understand this stuff, but it must be on the internet. In Haiti, where they are using this technology, a bunch of Cyber Cafes are springing up. Haiti does not have much of any infra-structure. No electricity and no phones most places. Get your own generator, buy an antenna for $4000 and link to the ACN satellite ground station and away you go.
New Cyber Cafes are springing up around Haiti. So far, the pricing is for foreigners and the rich elite. At a Cyber Cafe called Click 123, members can pay $37.50 for a 20 hour block of time on the internet. The Cyber Cafes are cheaper than installing a new government run telephone system, but the internet is still a luxury in Haiti. It is also a luxury in 80% of Belize too! Belize has a long way to go, to catch up to the USA and Canada.
EXPATRIATS AND DUEL CITIZENS ARE BEING ASKED TO BECOME PRESIDENTS AND
PRIME MINISTERS IN SMALL COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
Madeline Albright, the Secretary of State of the USA, was just asked by Czech President, Vaclac Havel to consider running for the President of the Czech Republic. Albright was born in Prague.
The new Prime Minister of Slovenia is Andrej Bajuk, a banker from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was picked by local politicians as a compromise candidate. His Slovek language skills are about like my Spanish.
Lithuania had elected Valdas Adamkus, a 71 year old career US government bureaucrat who had retired from the US Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington, D.C.
Adamkus was born in Lithuania, but been a US citizen for 50 years. Bolivia's former President grew up in the USA and only knew Spanish as a second language.
Boniverte Claude a South Florida long time resident is running for President of Haiti.
In Mexico, a Los Angelus businessman Eddie Varon Levy is now a Mexican Congressman. He lived in L.A. since he was 19 years old and is now a 42 year old economist.
Looks like a lot of dissatisfied countries are looking to their expatriates. Once they were considered traitors, now they are needed to bring honesty and patriotism to their original countries. The idea of Global Political foreign implants is spreading fast.