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Jul 19, 2011

Are preventative detention measures too draconian?

Tonight’s question is about crime: Do you believe that the proposed preventative detention measures are too draconian and will rob Belizeans of their personal liberties? 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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4 Responses for “Are preventative detention measures too draconian?”

  1. Ricky Malthus says:

    Draconian laws are draconian. They cannot be too much or too little. Leaders who are scoundrels will always implement stupid laws to manifest their stupidity and to carry out hidden agendas.Barrow has destroyed an economy and will destroy our laws to target perceived enemies whom he sees as snubbing him. Remember Barrow is megalomaniac who will revamp entire ministries and use police powers illegally to even personal vendettas. Some people call those actions “intrigues”.

  2. BDF soldier says:

    The fact is that in the little country of belize,the police and BDF force are a political force,they defend both law firms that run the country every 4 years,and when poor belizeans gets fed of them and fight for their rights,its the police and bdf force who gets called to kill them.yep,belize,a free country?hahaha,you are a fool if you believe that.

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  4. Roy Yates says:

    Folks, go on the Internet and google stupid laws and see for yourselves stupid laws that politicians have put on the books in various countries. I don’t fully accept the notion that poverty is totally responsible for crimes, at the same time its abondantly clear that some crimes are directly related to poverty. The sreet crimes in Belize is directly related to poverty with its multidementional consequences. Now we see the cause and effect playing out as jaded minds in the government try to stem the ever increasing street crime. Its quite obvious that the man at the top of the government is not fit to guide the country through these tumulteous times in the country’s history.

    The man Finnegan spoke volume when he commented on how he vote for issues, serious or otherwise. If the party says its good, its good for him even though he personally does not feel good about the situation. Mr. Finnegan can afford to do that without political risk, because he knows what it take to appease the voters in his area. All he has to do is have enough money to dole out for basic every days needs by the many single mothers. So he can look forward to another five years in office even when his party is no longer the government of the the day. And the same can be said of Boots Martinez.

    Should the PUP government win the up coming election, its no guarantee that they will be able to improve the economy by getting out side investor/s since it will be in the back of the minds of potential investors that there could be repeat, down the road when they are no longer the government, and should the UDP come back to office, what is going on now could raise its ugly head all over again as they go about to undo what they conceive as PUP give away. THIGHTEN YOUR BELTS FELLOW BELIZEANS.

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