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Belizean toilet paper – this is how we roll

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TP-gate! The Caribbean nations, including Belize, are coming up with a new and more modern standard for toilet paper.  That will come as a big relief for many people used to a, let's say,  less-coarse experience ...
TP-gate! The Caribbean nations, including Belize, are confronting uneven standards for toilet paper and even suspect content in the paper. They are coming up with a new and more modern standard for toilet paper. That will come as a big relief for many people used to a, let’s say, less-coarse experience …

You can tell a lot about a country from its toilet paper.

As we traveled around Belize recently, I got the impression that, like its beer, this country has one manufacturer/distributor of toilet paper. And like all monopolies, the toilet paper kind of sucks.

Let’s call it the TP Cartel, for lack of any serious investigative reporting.

Toilet paper distributed by the TP Cartel in Belize is thin, stiff and scratchy and comes in very small quantities per roll. At least, that was our experience.

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