Bribes come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Here in the US they are called campain contributions. Contributors expect something in return for their contribution whether that is just better leadership or a personal favor.
My "accusation" is a fact. I could "report" the person who took the bribe but I won't no matter how much some of you try to bait / bagger me into it.
Reasons: 1. I don't want to be "black listed" with the town officials and not be able to get needed permits or whatever in the future.
2. Bribes come in many forms, money, favors, vacations, memberships, use of equipment (boats,cars), sexual favors and virtually impossible to completely eliminate.
3. I see or hear of a lot of "illegal" activity that I choose not to report as do many of you. Example, underage drinking on the island, underage driving a cart, purchase and smoking of pot, public nudity, ect. Some things just aren't worth the trouble of reporting to me. The law may be black and white but the reality is that there are shades of grey.
Just because I refuse to name the individual involved doesn't mean it didn't happen.
Cudos to this guy for his stance on bribes! But just because he said it or wishes it that doesn't make it reality.
Reality lives in that shade of grey both there and abroad. Who you know is (and will always be) more important than who you are.
Edited by Belize-N-Us (08/04/08 02:26 PM)
Future full time Belizeans
Tommy & Sonia Blackledge
Magee, MS 601-849-1918