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Jul 1, 2011

Questions of the day about quality of life

Over six persons voted on our last poll, which asked should the P.M. ignore Court of Appeal and retain control of Telemedia? Three hundred and ninety-six voters, which represent sixty-three percent, said no and emphasize in their comments that as a lawyer and the leader of this country, Prime Minister Dean Barrow should set the example and uphold the law. One person posted on our blog that; “The law is the law and the Court of Appeal is the highest authority in the land, so to use the Belize Police Force to break the law; it is a rather slippery slope we are threading along.” Thirty-seven percent of voters on the e-poll said yes the government retaining control of Telemedia and encouraged PM to stand his ground. Our poll for tonight takes a different form. We ask the following: 1. Are you happy in Belize? 2. Do you feel safe in Belize? 3. Do you live a better life than your parents in Belize? 4. Do you think your children, when they grow up, will live a better life than you in Belize? 5. Will you be taken care of in your old age in Belize? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post your vote on our e-poll at You can also send an email with your comments to

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3 Responses for “Questions of the day about quality of life”

  1. Rod says:

    No no and no and no everything is in the drain in this country every aspect of life is worse than ever before this is the worse Belize has ever been in the history of our nation worse pm and gov. In the history of Belize.

  2. Mrs.Belize says:

    Channel 5 you are only playing with people’s mind, you and I both know that Belize is not getting any better. In fact the whole world isn’t getting any better. As the time nears for our Lord and Saviour to come back to earth, things will only get worse. What we should be doing is pray for our country and ourselves for the worst is yet to come.
    We can only blame each other for all the wrong things being done!!!

  3. BZNinCALI says:

    As a Belizean who no longer lives there but pass through from time to time, I honestly feel that without the mindless violence, Belize is or can be a better place than the one our parents grew up in. For the younger generation who are unaware, there was a time when we did not have a modern sewage system & were exposed to an open sewer. Water shortages was the norm & we had to haul water from street side faucets, Prosecutions for statutory rape & incest were rare & virtually unheard of because those crimes were swept under the rug & the abuse was an open secret to everyone. It is very possible that the abuses that went unpunished has contributed to the level of delinquency we have seen over the years. It is a little tough to tell your son/grandson who was born to the 14 or 15 year old impregnated by a father, uncle, cousin or family friend that you have their back when your actions contradicts that. As much as we all scream about the poor health care system, it was the same one our parents & grandparents dealt with & they did not have any media available to voice their concerns & complaints, they accepted the crappy treatment as simply another bi-product of poverty.

    There are a lot of things we can do better like develop a legal system which will again allow our people to feel some sense of freedom & hope. I have been proud of the way Belizeans have developed a sense of protocol, seeing our people stand up & sing our national anthem without being forced to may seem trivial but it tells me we are on the right track. We still have a lot of wonderful, productive people & while I am just as guilty as the rest for responding to the negative stories we see in the news, I still believe that we can turn things around.

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