Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#352613 - 09/28/09 09:37 AM Home work; or just work?  
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2
Baldy Offline
Baldy  Offline
Home work; or just work?

For years now, the local catholic school teachers require it's students on a regular basis (weekly or bi-weekly) to create little booklets of pictures, typically 5 to 10 of them of various subjects, such as the 7 Sacraments, Landfills and Countries of the World. These have to be photographs. Where is a typical San Pedro elementary student supposed to get these? The library? No, they have no printer or copy machine. From magazines? Obviously not since there are none to speak of. That leaves two options for the majority without a color printer at home; a friend with an internet connection and a color printer; or as applies to most of them; the local printshop with internet and a $5.00 price tag for each photo. Do the math, we are talking about a lot of money, and there are really only two print shops in town.

Should the children have the option to create drawings instead of just paying for internet searches and expensive color prints perhaps?

#352619 - 09/28/09 10:11 AM Re: Home work; or just work? [Re: Baldy]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 957
lovey and thurston Offline
lovey and thurston  Offline
We recently ordered some text books for our caretaker who is going to night school. To our surprise, they are now charging duty on books as well as the GST and enviromental tax on the shipping. Does not seem like a very positive move. How can this be of benefit to Belizeans wanting to further their education?

R.B. Mernitz
#352623 - 09/28/09 10:53 AM Re: Home work; or just work? [Re: lovey and thurston]  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,046
Peter Jones Offline
Peter Jones  Offline
I think they decide what to do as they go along. I was charged duty on books three years ago.

#352625 - 09/28/09 11:10 AM Re: Home work; or just work? [Re: Peter Jones]  
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,206
SnoopysMom Offline
SnoopysMom  Offline
This type of requirement and duty on school books indicates an absolute lack of thought or consideration for the welfare of Belize and it's citizens!

#352641 - 09/28/09 01:05 PM Re: Home work; or just work? [Re: SnoopysMom]  
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 109
HOT_Card Offline
HOT_Card  Offline
A full page colour print at Gecko Graphics is $2.30bz, or a regular 6x4" photo is $1.20.

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 230 guests, and 6 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0