The press in Belize is relatively free. Unlike Yugoslavia or other places like Ecuador in South America, at least in Belize, they don't shoot the reporters, owners and editors. Nor do they throw them in prison. But the FREE PRESS so called, is also a scam game of graft perpetuated in the main port of Belize City, which rules Belize like a plantation economy. The political party gangs of the town who rule Belize the nation in turn; take turns robbing the government treasury by selective departmental advertisement payments in their political party organs. These political party rags are not even found outside the town of the district of Belize. Even though there are five other districts. Yet, when in power up in Belmopan, the government advertising vouchers flow into the coffers of the pseudo newspapers used to promote the political party line.
As Meb Cutlack of the Reporter newspaper said in an article of May 28, 2000, the party newspapers ( so-called) squander public money on political party affairs, and castigating their opponents solely for the benefit of the local town electorate in this one place. These pseudo newspapers filled with nonsense and name calling, innuendos and thinly veiled slander, sling mud at the other political party gang in the town, under the guise of being newspapers. When in fact, they are nothing more than Party propoganda organs.
Meb Cutlack says it right. Unless these party rags have free editorial authority then it is ludicrous to pretend all the government money spent with the winning party in office in Belmopan is anything other than subsidizing by graft that particular political party propoganda.
We've said it before and we'll say it again. Time for you townies to build a nation! You can start with passing some laws, that say any advertising spent by any government department must be equally spread in all six districts, in equal amounts with local papers. This should mean no party organs qualify!
Quit being greedy and selfish! It's time to build a nation and get out of this nonsense!