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Thinking Out Loud

I must start by addressing two particularly heinous crimes which occurred this week, although heinous crimes seem to be the order of the day now. I send my condolences and that of the Council to the Andrewin family, and to the family of the two other persons who were killed in a shocking triple homicide […]

THINKING OUT LOUD

Village Council Elections By Mayor Kevin Bernard Thursday, May 30, 2019 In just a few short weeks, four communities of Orange Walk East – Palmar, Santa Martha, Carmelita and Chan Pine Ridge will be holding Village Council elections to select persons who will administrate the affairs of their communities for the next three years. I […]

THINKING OUT LOUD

By Mayor Kevin Bernard Friday, April 26, 2019 As a politician who grew up with role models like Father of the Nation George Price, who put the people of Belize, and service to the people of Belize way above himself, I have tried to respect all persons. For me, and the people of Orange Walk […]

Mayor Kevin Bernard’s Speech in Taiwan

Friday, March 29, 2019 Representatives from Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund. Representatives from different countries from around the world, colleagues, friends. First, on behalf of a grateful nation, Belize, let me express our gratitude and assurance of continued friendship and cooperation. Our country has benefited tremendously from its long relationship with Taiwan, in many […]

THINKING OUT LOUD

By Kevin Bernard, Mayor of Orange Walk Town Thursday, March 7, 2019 As a community, we are still reeling after the murder of Dwayne Cummings, a star in our community, a young man with his entire life ahead of him, with so much potential. There has been no justice for his murder. In fact, many […]

Thinking Out Loud

By: Kevin Bernard The Orange Walk Town Council is in the process of paving the first portion of Cristock Street from its junction with Pasadita Street to its junction with Burns Street. Last week, we finished paving the first portion of Yo Creek Street, and applied a first coat of paving to Cactus Street. In […]

Thinking Out Loud

By: Kevin Bernard All discussions and debates these days seem to be about the upcoming referendum, and the advisability of going to the International Court of Justice. I like it. I think every voting Belizean should be fully engaged in this discussion because it is possibly the most important one of our time. The issue […]

Thinking Out Loud

By: Kevin Bernard I am happy to see that the debate and discussion on the referendum, and on the ICJ has ramped up significantly. You hear it on the streets, in homes and offices, on social media, on the airwaves and in the news. I notice that some schools have done debates and mock referendum […]

Thinking Out Loud

By: Kevin Bernard You know what I don’t understand, and I never will? How can our leaders in office think it’s okay to take more than half-a-million dollars and give it to their Ministers for Christmas Cheer – but they can barely find $300,000 to give to our sugar-cane farmers so that they can fix […]

Thinking Out Loud

By: Kevin Bernard As I write this, we are coming to the end of 2018, and we prepare for whatever the New Year will bring. Many of us are setting goals, as we do every year. Some of us will want to lose weight, or gain weight. Others will resolve to stop drinking, or to […]