Brent's Two Cents: The Semi-Serious Thoughts of a Guy in Belize

Brent's Two Cents: The Semi-Serious Thoughts of a Guy in Belize

What's on Brent's mind? He's just a guy in Belize with strong opinions on current affairs, politics, the economy, and society. Unfiltered and uncensored, this weekly podcast will give you something to think about.

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July 19, 2021 33 min

Episode 35 - A 14-year old child is dead, shot by police simply for being on the beach at night. My two cents on if there can ever be #JusticeForLaddie given that has never been justice for so many other innocent Belizeans killed or seriously injured by police.

Plus, why is the anti-vaxx movement is gaining traction in Belize.

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Episode 34 - It's been 9 years since 13-year old Jasmine Lowe was murdered. Her accused killer, Bert Vasquez, has yet to be brought to trial. Meanwhile, it's been 4 years since another 13-year old, Faye Lin Cannon, was found dead in her bedroom in San Pedro. Faye Lin's adoptive mother, Anke Doehm, was charged in connection with her death, yet for unexplained reasons she remains free on bail as her case gets continually ...

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Episode 33 - Jasmine Hartin may be free on bail, but that's definitely not the end of the story. Not in Belize, and certainly not in the United Kingdom. 7 News reporter, Cherisse Halsall has been at the centre of the media storm for the past two weeks and she shares her own two cents on what it's been like covering one of the most sensational stories in Belize's history. Plus, whether or not justice will be served for H...

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Episode 32 - One of Belize's top cops is dead and the accused killer is a wealthy and well connected socialite. My two cents on why Jasmine Hartin will likely never see the inside of a prison cell ever again, once she gets bail. Plus, after the latest domestic violence situation involving Patrick Faber it's time for the UDP leader to step down. 

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Episode 31 - The latest tactic from GOB in their propaganda war with the unions is to suggest that refusing a 10% pay cut could result a devaluation of the Belize dollar. My two cents on why that would never happen.

Plus, I got vaccinated against Covid-19! I'll tell you about my experience with side effects and explain why you need to join the 42,000 other Belizeans who have received their first jab.

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Episode 30 - Seemingly without warning the Ministry of Education has announced that schools will re-open for face to face learning on April 12. But is this really just a move by GOB to prepare for a battle with teachers over proposed salary cuts?

Plus,  four very expensive lawyers are fighting over who gets to be the next Comptroller of Customs.  Why would both parties spend so much for a promotion that results in a rather modest i...

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Episode 29 - GOB is facing a massive budget deficit and the PM is asking teachers and public workers to make up the $80M shortfall by accepting wage reductions or face job cuts. My two cents on how the unions can leverage this situation to force GOB to implement some meaningful reforms that might help prevent a future financial crisis from happening again.

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Episode 28 - The Ministry of Health and Wellness has gone nuclear in their war on Dr. Manzanero. My two cents about what is really going on and why Dr. Manza being punished for abiding by WHO guidelines standing up to Big Pharma! Plus what the results of the municipal elections mean for both major parties and their leaders.

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Episode 27 - "I do not recall". Those four little words that witnesses just love to utter at every commission of inquiry in Belize. Who is Zhourong Li, how did he acquire so much government land, and what does that have to do with Hugo Patt's government vehicle?

Plus, a new low in the war against Dr. Manzanero as the good doctor  gets investigated for misconduct contributing to the deaths of Covid-19 patients 6-months be...

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Episode 26 - Director of Health Services Dr. Marvin Manzanero may of won the hearts of minds of most Belizeans during the first 7 months of the  pandemic, but it appears he has become persona non grata with his new boss. Plus, my two cents on how the new government has performed during their first 100 days.

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Episode 25 - Prime Minister Briceno found his foot in his mouth when he tried to defend nepotism by suggesting there is a talent shortage in Belize.  Plus, what was an American tourist thinking when he tried to bring 1.5kg of weed into Belize? Dude, shop local!

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Episode 24 - Belize's largest public hospital is charging Covid-19 patients $200 per day just for the PPEs worn by health care workers! Why hasn't the new government done anything to end sweetheart contracts being offered by outgoing administrations? And if The Gazette is so important for Government, why is it so difficult (and expensive) for people to get a copy?

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Episode 23 -  The Covid restrictions get relaxed. The debate over "good" hair. How come no one ever goes to jail for trafficking narcotics in Belize? And a great story about a rescue at sea in San Pedro!

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January 25, 2021 25 min

Episode 22 - The statistics for Covid-19 infections appear to be much better than they were just one month ago. But are those numbers too good to be true? My two cents on why government should not ease restrictions, even if Belize is finally starting to flatten the curve.

Plus some good news as Mrs. Rossana Briceno becomes our new Special Envoy for the Development of Families and Children.

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January 18, 2021 20 min

Episode 21 - The Government of Belize appears to be moving full steam ahead to legalize marijuana and establish a commercial cannabis industry. Last month the Minister responsible even introduced the media to his very own foreign cannabis consultant! So who is this "weed guy" and why is nobody asking the right questions?

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Episode 6: Belize experienced 105 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in just 8 days! The second wave looks more like a tsunami. How did this happen? Who is to blame? Will we learn from our mistakes before it gets even worse?

Plus, listeners give their own two cents about the situation in Belize.

And some good news from the Belize Zoo. Generous supporters have raised enough money to make sure no animals will go hungry during this difficult t...

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January 4, 2021 25 min

The episode that started it all!

Episode 1: The former leader of the KKK might be a citizen of Belize. Concern about Covid-19 when the Belize International Airport re-opens in August. And everything old could be new again when the UDP elects their next leader.

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Episode 15 - The number of deaths from Covid-19 in Belize has nearly doubled in the last month. So why does nobody seem concerned? And just how much worse might the situation be following the election campaign, with Christmas on the horizon? Plus a mix of good and bad news from the first 10 days since the Philip Goldson International Airport re-opened.

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(Originally released August 31, 2020)
Counter messaging what actual health experts tell us is hurting efforts to contain Covid-19. The latest hoax getting traction in Belize, thanks to an evangelical pastor, is that ivermectin can cure Covid-19. Spoiler alert: it can't. So why are people spreading this fake news? 

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Episode 20 - A very tragic weekend following a terrible week in Belize. Is a nationwide lockdown the only hope we have left to turn the tide in the war against Covid-19?

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