General — 10 August 2012 — by Evan X Hyde
Monday, August 13 of 2012 will mark 43 years since Amandala was first published in Belize in 1969. We are very proud of this achievement on Partridge Street because our main competition was established by leaders of the Chamber of Commerce in 1967. They had at their disposal everything money could buy in the way of printing technology. Ours was a roots newspaper, begun, literally, with nickels and pennies and dimes. Because of this beginning and our specific journey of growth, as slow and rough as it was, the people of Belize know that no politician owns or controls Amandala. The proof of that is 43 years in the making.
Amandala – it means power to the people.