Editorial

The wreckage of decolonization

The wreckage of decolonization

A few days ago, the murder statistics for the nation-state of Belize stood at 133 murders for 2017 so far, with 81 of these taking place in the Belize District. 81 out of 133 is something [...]

Of honorables as barracudas

Of honorables as barracudas

There is a fish called the barracuda which is a very clever customer indeed. When hooked on the troll, the barracuda has a trick where he suddenly swims along with the line which the fisherman is [...]

A strange silence

A strange silence

An FBI paper dated January 5, 1968, claimed that a then confidential source, one William George Gaudet (the publisher of LATIN-AMERICAN REPORTS), stated that he was in Belize (British Honduras) during the Christmas holidays (1967), and [...]

The big boys

The big boys

During the 1998 general election campaign, there was one businessman/industrialist who wrote a check to the People’s United Party (PUP) for one million dollars. When the PUP won that general election in late August of 1998, [...]

From The Publisher

From The Publisher

A group of us were reminiscing this Tuesday morning about our experiences with Hurricane Mitch in 1998 (probably late October). One of the group said that Carlos Fuller, Belize’s chief meteorologist at the time, had not [...]

Bluff poker, and the pot  is $90 mil …

Bluff poker, and the pot is $90 mil …

If we are going to reason with each other in this essay, the first thing you have to understand, and we are sure you do, is that 90 million dollars is a lot of money. In [...]

Belizean health care

Belizean health care

Every day in Belize, families are having to make stressful financial decisions which have to do with health care. Poor families don’t have to make any decisions: they have to go to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital [...]

Financial concussions for The Jewel

Financial concussions for The Jewel

In this essay, we hope we have given you an idea of how racism and capitalism, ethnicity and ideology, factor into this Guatemalan claim. When we were children, we believed this dispute was all about nationalism. [...]

Racism and capitalism:  the Guat claim

Racism and capitalism: the Guat claim

“Because many – though emphatically not all – foreign clergy had come to Guatemala specifically because of its obvious relevance to a theological praxis (hands-on application) that demanded liberation for the poor and called for an [...]

Settlement Day 2017

Settlement Day 2017

Papers preserved in British archives show that the idea of removing the Caribs from St. Vincent entirely had been seriously considered as early as 1772, even before any treaty had been signed and in spite of [...]