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Over-The-Counter Medications for Children Ages 2 to 5 ~ Fever Reducers

Over-The-Counter Medications for Children Ages 2 to 5 ~ Fever Reducers

In my previous article, I wrote that there is such a thing as a “big” three-year-old and a “small” three-year-old. I also stated that some medications may be dosed based on the weight of your child. Both fever reducers that exist on the market at this time are dosed based on your child’s weight. I […]

Belize Optimist National Championship Sailing Regatta – Placencia

Belize Optimist National Championship Sailing Regatta – Placencia

An optimist is a small sailboat designed particularly for children. Over the past year, the sailors of the optimists have sailed six races. The ones who are qualified to sail for the Championship Sailing Regatta had to sail five of the six preliminary races for them to qualify for the Dennis Bradley Cup. The Belize Sailing […]

In memory of Belize’s legendary Garifuna parandero, Paul Nabor

In memory of Belize’s legendary Garifuna parandero, Paul Nabor

In the world view of the Garinagu, Paul Nabor, Belize’s internationally revered parandero, has entered the community of the departed where he will eventually join the society of the ancestors. Like all those who have gone before him, his death is seen as a rite of passage, a cross-over from the material life to the […]

True Nation Building for Belize

True Nation Building for Belize

True nation building starts with appreciating our diverse cultures: It was in the spacious thatched roof kitchen of my grandmother Jane V. Enriquez that I, as a little boy, first learned to appreciate the beautiful diversity of Belize’s various cultures. I always remember it as a special place that drew friends and relatives together – […]

Belizean women must find new ways to push open the door to political office

Belizean women must find new ways to push open the door to political office

An important standard by which the quality of a democracy is determined, is not only the degree to which all citizens – men and women – are able to effectively participate in the political system, but also how equitably represented they are public office. The participation of women in positions of political power not only […]

The practice of mindfulness in our schools

The practice of mindfulness in our schools

Why Mindfulness should be taught and practiced in our schools All over Belize are people who live in emotional pain, irritation, anger, jealousy, unresolved conflicts, and stress.  For whatever reason, we all experience these emotions and disharmony from time to time; some far more than others. The problem is that when a person suffers from […]

The school environment that nurtured Andy Palacio…

The school environment that nurtured Andy Palacio…

Before television came to Punta Gorda in the early 1980s, and before the later fixation of the town’s youths on technological gadgets in this new millennium, there was a vibrant, creative and expressive social environment that nurtured a number of musical talents. Interestingly, these talents emerged through a distinctly parallel social context within the community. […]

Domestic violence in Belize

Domestic violence in Belize

Domestic violence in Belize: A pressing issue for women and men to resolve The reported incidence of domestic violence in Belize, as indicated through the most recent statistics (2012) from the Epidemiological Unit of the Ministry of Health, continue to show troubling trends. Persistently, Belizean men are overwhelmingly the perpetrators of violence suffered by women. […]