Articles by Nefretery Marin

Leadership in Turmoil

There is a clear distinction between Politicians and Leaders. Belize has sadly only had politicians in elected office. It is sad because in times of turmoil, people look to leaders to lead. All too often in Belize, these times are when Politicians run and hide; either they hide important truths from the people, or they hide themselves behind their arrogance, ignorance and greed. Leading in such times as these is not for the faint of heart. It takes a leader to keep it together when the going gets tough.

A New Era in Belize Politics

Politicians in Belize are focus on winning elections at all cost; they attempt to increase voter turnout by fast tracking citizenship for central American Immigrants and by paying citizens both to register and to vote. But in doing so, they’re missing something important: the broken two-party system; and the pyramid economy that they have built with a weak foundation, which is crumbling before our eyes. How, then, when it comes to general elections, can they expect the young Belizean voter to be enthusiastic with PUDP choices they are being served — The young Belizean voter knows that we have no meaningful choice at all.

In the Name of Corruption

Some years ago, I was speaking to a Friend of mine, a brilliant Political mind from the middle East. He opened my eyes to look…