36 episodes

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 and talk about.

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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 and talk about.

    Why the Sudden Rush to Re-open Schools? / The Costly Case of the Customs Comptroller.

    Why the Sudden Rush to Re-open Schools? / The Costly Case of the Customs Comptroller.

    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, ...

    • 20 min
    The Unions vs. GOB... Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

    The Unions vs. GOB... Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

    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...

    • 18 min
    What Was Dr. Manza's "Major Misconduct"? / What the Municipal Election Results Mean for Both Parties

    What Was Dr. Manza's "Major Misconduct"? / What the Municipal Election Results Mean for Both Parties

    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...

    • 25 min
    "I Do Not Recall" / A New Low in the Dr. Manza Debacle

    "I Do Not Recall" / A New Low in the Dr. Manza Debacle

    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...

    • 26 min
    Disrespect for Dr. Manza / The First 100 Days of the PUP Government

    Disrespect for Dr. Manza / The First 100 Days of the PUP Government

    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...

    • 25 min
    Is There Limited Talent in Belize? / How NOT to Pack for a Belize Vacation!

    Is There Limited Talent in Belize? / How NOT to Pack for a Belize Vacation!

    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,...

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

rarnyr ,

Food for Thought

This podcast delivers some difficult truths about life in Belize. Brent presents the facts in a gentle way to engage the listener into thinking more deeply about the issues of the jewel. I like how he ties together events from the past to link them to the current situation in Belize. Always though he has some tidbit of positivity to show that humanity is alive and kicking.

Natasha Stuart ,

Exactly what we needed in a podcast

Brent is my new favorite source for updates in Belize and I that’s because I am here. I really appreciate his points of view, his obvious concern and willingness to help Belize put things into perspective. Great Job Brent this is great stuff!!

JC Cuellar ,

You get more than just 2 cents

Brent dives into some topics that established media houses in Belize only skim. The podcast may just be 15 mins but you really get some thought points that has you discussing with yourself and others who listen.

It is professionally done, witty and I keep looking forward to the next episode.

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