Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Letter to the Editor: Chriss Roggema


Letters-to-the-EditorLetter to the Editor:
Hey, Chriss why did you stop writing your articles?
I mostly answer by asking, “What do you think I should write about.” Or I say “Pardon my French, but we say the more things change, the more they stay the same whatever one says or writes”
Yes, I do admit I have been frustrated these last six months because my private situation and divorce but not that alone. I look around and see people still kill each other because one is red or the other is blue or one is sunny and the other is shite or one is Belizean and the other is Guatemalan.
Where is the love? Where is the respect? Where is the acceptance of our differences? Where is the care for the betterment for our children?
The one person who answered my question about what to write about mentioned the high school situation. How many cases of dengue do we need at the Caye Caulker Ocean Academy before social security and thus central government is willing to invest in the future of our island? And I am not talking what will this do to tourism. I’m talking about our children!
As you could read in the Amandala last October 3rd, senior health official Mr. Alpuche reported a serious rise in hemorrhagic dengue this fall. Especially in the specific areas in Belize City with stagnant water, poor draining, garbage hotspots and overgrown properties. Which is about the same situation as around our high school!
Social security owns the property on the other side of the airport, which the elders of Caye Caulker and many more parties have proposed for usage for the local high school and the possible extensions. The usual excuse: there is no money, for this is null. It is just a question of accounting and trade with government for another property.
Or is it just too comfortable for the social security staff to have a nice place to come to and do different ‘seminars’ at the seaside?
So why it is that social security is not willing to invest in Caye Caulker?
The people of Caye Caulker are asking how much money has gone to social security through all those years and how much have they invested in Caye Caulker.
These questions I have conveyed to the CEO of social security Mr. R. flowers by his secretary and hope for an answer this week.
The future of our island is our children; they are the best and most secure social investment you can make in Caye Caulker!
So why not, Mr. Flowers?
/s/ Chriss Roggema
Commentaries from the garden.
Caye Caulker: 226-0226; Skype #chriss.roggema. [email protected]

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