Are Public Officers Slowing the Wheels for the Delivery of Public Service ?

When public officers violate the government's mandated delivery of service, the public is adversely affected in many ways. The impact felt by the public is usually seen in the following areas: Delayed service delivery: Public officers are responsible for providing essential services to the public. When these services are delayed or not provided, it can cause inconvenience and frustration to the public. This can lead to a backlog of services and a backlog of complaints, which can have a domino effect on the community. Poor service quality: When public officers are absent from work or not performing their duties, it can lead to poor service quality. This can lead to mistakes, errors, and omissions that can cause harm to the public. It can also lead to longer wait times and more frustrated and angry customers. Reduced trust in government: The public's trust in the government is an essential aspect of democracy. When public officers fail to deliver essential services, it can cause a reduction in trust in government. This can lead to a decrease in the number of citizens who participate in the democratic process, as well as a decrease in the willingness of the public to pay taxes. Economic losses: Delayed or interrupted service delivery can cause economic losses to individuals and businesses. For example, if a public officer fails to process a business license, it can prevent a business from operating, leading to economic losses. If a public officer fails to process a loan application, it can lead to financial losses for individuals.

San Pedro needs a Designated Channel for Resort Guests restricting Passing Vessels within the area.

It is always heart wrenching to hear of the loss of a young life in a sudden and unexpected manner and the death of 17-year-old American Ceylon Pratt Logan really saddens the community of San Pedro. Logan was struck by a passing skiff navigating the area where she and her mom were swimming just in the vicinity of Mata Chica Resort. Boat Cарtаіn, Јеѕѕе Јаmеѕ Ѕmіth, who was navigating a 25-fооt fіbеrglаѕѕ ѕkіff identified as ‘Маthеw’, has been detained by San Pedro police in connection with a boat accident. It's important for the authorities are thoroughly investigating the incident to determine what led to the accident and if any negligence or wrongdoing was involved. It's fortunate that the skiff owned by Pro Dive Center Limited was licensed and insured, as this should ensure that the victims and their families are able to receive any necessary medical treatment and compensation for their losses. However, no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, and my thoughts are with Logan Pratt's family during this difficult time.

Where is Belize's Political Future Heading; Who is ultimately Responsible?

The recent political convention in Belize, where John Saldivar was elected as the standard bearer for the Belmopan constituency, raises serious questions about the values and priorities of the United Democratic Party (UDP). Despite being named by the US State Department for his perceived involvement in corruption and money laundering, Saldivar managed to secure a significant number of votes and defeat his rivals. This result is a concerning indication of the UDP's disregard for integrity and accountability in politics.

Amnesty for Undocumented Migrants Starts in April 2022

The much-anticipated Amnesty Program will start in April. At a recent meeting held in San Pedro Town, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration Department, and the International Organization for Migrants met to roll-out an awareness campaign and to design structures that will serve as the required criteria to be implemented in the upcoming Amnesty.