Editorial

Commissioner Williams’ hopeful goal

Commissioner Williams’ hopeful goal

New Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, who was appointed to the post on January 9 this year, told the press that his number one goal will be to reduce murders. Commissioner Williams said: “My main area [...]

Tourism questions

Tourism questions

Tourism, by definition, is a service industry. There is no shame in serving. Jesus the Christ made this very clear in John 13, when he washed the feet of his disciples. It must be noted, though, [...]

Tourism, BPO, Loans

Tourism, BPO, Loans

The first industry of Belize, the history books say, was piracy. Way back in the 1600s, pirates established a base at the mouth of the Belize River, and from that safe haven they sailed out to [...]

UDP has been dominant  party since 1984

UDP has been dominant party since 1984

The way UDP leaders talk sometimes, you’d think that this party which has controlled the reins of government since 2008 is ruling the roost in this country for the first time. Honorable Sedi Elrington still cannot [...]

History will not go easy on these two leaders

History will not go easy on these two leaders

Former Prime Minister, Hon. Said Musa, and present Prime Minister, Hon. Dean Barrow, have presided over a period when our country cannot be considered a tranquil haven. Belizeans, especially those who grew up in a time [...]

Voters who are a concern for Belize

Voters who are a concern for Belize

In the 1882 story, “The lady, or the tiger?”, by Frank R. Stockton, a youth who has dared to fall in love with the daughter of a barbarian king, must choose between two doors. If the [...]

April 10 – better than bread and circus

April 10 – better than bread and circus

Bread and circuses — It means distracting people with food and entertainment (bread and circuses/popcorn and movies) so they won’t notice the things that are really wrong… The term comes from the work of the Roman [...]

Putt Putt to Pier One; end of an era

Putt Putt to Pier One; end of an era

The passing of the iconic figure, Miss Jane, last week, and her burial on Tuesday of this week,  after lying in state at Holy Redeemer Credit Union, where her personality dominated that institution for more than [...]

Too much grief plus $108 million

Too much grief plus $108 million

A 2018 World Health Organization fact sheet says that 1.35 million people die in road traffic accidents (RTAs) each year, and that the cost of RTAs for most countries is about 3% of their gross domestic [...]

Did our leaders blink in 1981?  Will Belizeans in 2019?

Did our leaders blink in 1981? Will Belizeans in 2019?

As the discussions and debates pick up more momentum towards the referendum date of April 10, 2019, it has been remarked by some vocal advocates of the “No” position that they are not being given equal [...]