Belize earn high rank on Most Hated Cities in the world list
You may have heard of America’s Most Wanted captures in Belize, but there is a report that Belize is one of the most hated cities. CNN Go has released a list of the top ten most hated cities in the world. Belize comes in at number ten, with an article captioned: “Hate Belize? No, no, no. I’d just prefer to be somewhere else”. The article says that while the Jewel has been dubbed “Central America Lite,” “the other Caribbean” and “the gateway to the world’s second largest barrier reef”, Belize City has a reputation as the sorriest port of call on either edge of the Caribbean. But that’s only the start of the criticism. It goes on to say that; “Crime, drugs, dilapidation, welcoming committees of bored, desperate touts, a vibe that screams avoid being out after dark and wait for your real itinerary to begin; Belize City has it all.” Belize’s Director of tourism is quoted as saying that the city is “consistently rated as the worst destination” among cruise passengers. It ends with a final jab that; “something more than the city’s famous swing bridge may need adjusting. Until then, it’s full speed to the puddle jumpers and water taxis.” The damning article was discussed at the P.U.P.’s Press conference this morning and Senator Karen Bodden, who was also an aspirant for mayor in the last election, had this to say.
Karen Bodden, P.U.P. Senator
“Take a close look at the new Belize—a country that was once characterized as being a haven of democracy, now bears the fifth deadliest country in the Americas and the sixth deadliest country in the world. A country that is now known as the murder capital of the region with sixty-seven murders being committed this year so far—and we still have six months to go. Thirty-five of those murders were committed in Belize City; that’s for the period of January to June 2012. A country that hosts the city that is the tenth most hated tourist destination. A country where our national symbols seems to have been replaced by guns, gangs, crime and violence. The current state of affairs in Belize contravenes both the laws of God, which clearly states and I quote; “thou shall not kill,” end of quote. As well as section 2(a) of the constitution of Belize which protects the right of every Belizean man woman and child to life, liberty, security of the person and the protection of the law. The constitution of Belize, although the supreme law of the land however, is not able to guarantee life or the protection of it in this new Belize.”
The other countries the list are Cairo, Egypt at number nine, followed by New Delhi, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; Lima, Peru; Los Angeles, United States; Timbuktu, Mali; Paris, France; Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and at the top of the list, the number one most hated city is Tijuana in neighboring Mexico.