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Mar 2, 2011

Viewers respond to question about Highway to Guatemala Border

The government is investing forty-seven million dollars to upgrade the southern highway up to the border with Guatemala. When you consider the number of incursions already happening in the south, it raises the questions of whether security problems will outweigh the benefits. That’s what we asked our viewers on Tuesday night and the response was mixed. One our e-pool, fifty-three percent voted no, which means they don’t think security will be an issue, while forty-seven percent voted yes. Meanwhile, one viewer commented via text message on our IMS that; “that’s not going to help Belize. That will only cause more contraband and human trafficking.” Another responded; “I think the south deserves a good road but is the government ready to put a new immigration office to monitor the daily activities?”

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11 Responses for “Viewers respond to question about Highway to Guatemala Border”

  1. toseedand back says:

    Black people in belize city do not want anything for the people in toledo. When the goverernment of belize spends millions of dollars on lazy people from belize city there are no polls to see what the country thinks about it. Now that the south is about to be connected to the rest of the world the people in belize city are mad.

  2. RoniBze says:

    GOB… they keep amazing me.

    So many other roads need fixing and upgrading. But they want to pave the road for Guatemalans to have smoother rides into Belize. How smart is that?

    What about the road to Caracol and Mountain Pine Ridge, which actually brings revenue from tourism? It used to be a road, now we can’t even call it that!

  3. Storm says:

    Connecting all the parts of the country is the foundation for more and better business, and future prosperity. I hope we will keep all the major highways in good shape, or it will all be wasted.

  4. The People Had Enough says:

    Nothing happens on such upper echelons of decisions without a reason, and that reason is right before our eyes but most people, not even in the USA, Mexcio and Canada are aware of the North American Union that is trying to be established. Lou Dobbs was the first and seems to be the only mainstream media report that talked about and against the NAU. People of Belize…… have no idea what is going on around folks, there so much bigger things happening around Belize it is not even funny. Hey, tell anyone that and you are a ‘conspiracy nut’. Do your research people, good north american union and you will, maybe, understand what is happening around you, everything that is happening in Belize an the world is by design.

  5. Ginseng says:

    Government didn’t actually invest in this project. It was funded by Kuwaiti and OPEC investment funds.

  6. Elgin Martinez says:

    Highway to the border when 50% of the streets in the City are not even paved.Get the F out of here Barrow.What about investing some money in the Social Service so as to stop the trafficking of our kids by foreigners.

  7. louisville,ky says:

    It is time and overtime that that stretch of road gets paved. Come on , this is the 21st. century so I don’t even understand why there should be any debate or consensus about upgrading such a vital link in the south of the country that is so rich in natural beauty and resources. I cannot recall any oppinion poll when it was time to pave the northern highway connecting Corozal with Mexico. So, what is the big deal with Dump to Jalacte?? Ahn……What?????

  8. concerned says:

    Speculation is unnecessary. It’s a no-brainer that this project is linked to the oil industry.

    Not sure if I should find it promising or scary.

    Would like some reassurance and more details from my government, but they’re not very good at communicating with me in a transparent fashion …

  9. Maurice says:

    Central American integration is on a rapid pace as we speak, building and the upgrading of all types of infrastructures.This will help in the rapid transportation of goods from country to country,Belize is on board this bandwagon so this road will be built.We need this connection to the Pan American Highway which runs closest to Belize in the south west corner of the Toledo District.With the port of Big Creek not to far away we will then become a vital outlet to the Caribbean market through our ports and roads.Folks lets look at the long term more jobs will be created, we will be in a position to compete with other countries producing goods like we produce.We are sournded by millions of people that are ready to buy what ever we can produce which will help our economy.If our Government do things right our country is on its way to prosperity.Let us be positive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! give progress a chance.

  10. B grovy says:

    Selfish selfish selfish there goes the naysayers want ever thing for the rest of the country and nothing for Toledo ….

  11. marilyn says:

    I enjoy driving in Belize especially North and through the Belize District. Pave the roads. Pease do the streets in the city also, they are in very bad shape. In the city the streets are so bad you do not want to drive. This will careate jobs.

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