Editorial

King Bayman vs Clinton Canul

King Bayman vs Clinton Canul

Finally, both Villa and the leader of the strongest popular movement in southern Mexico, Emiliano Zapata, differed in significant ways from the revolutionary leaders that emerged elsewhere in the twentieth century. In contrast to such men [...]

From here to April 10, 2019

From here to April 10, 2019

“The responses of Guatemalans to the article, ‘Climate change activists should strongly resist Guatemala’s unfounded claim,’ which was published in last week’s edition of THE REPORTER and shared on social media, expose the condescending and racist [...]

The tourism economy: pelvis over cerebrum

The tourism economy: pelvis over cerebrum

Before Belize was flung open to tourism in the mid-1980s and 1990s, it was already the case that our society had a lot of poor people in urban settings. Often when we speak about our poverty [...]

Battle plans and their adjustments

Battle plans and their adjustments

There was a time in human history when almost all substantive leaders were military, or so it appears. Societies were led by their greatest warrior, one of the reasons being that such a man had the [...]

ICJ referendum volatility

ICJ referendum volatility

ST. MARY’S HALL, Mon. March 23 (1981) A meeting of at least 500 members of the Public Service Union this evening after nearly three hours of discussion, decided by unanimous vote to issue an ultimatum to [...]

Stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety

In this third millennium world of social media, it appears that a lot of people have appointed themselves experts on a lot of matters. The problem is that such self-appointed, sometimes attention-seeking, “experts” are not held [...]

Morazán, Carrera, Walker, and the 1859 Treaty

Morazán, Carrera, Walker, and the 1859 Treaty

Francisco Morazán (1792-1842) was president of the Federal Republic of Central America from 1830 to 1839. Before he was president of Central America, he was the head of the state of Honduras. He rose to prominence [...]

The claim/conflict in context historical

The claim/conflict in context historical

We have already seen that since 1790, it was feared that a new war would start between Spain and Great Britain, and the latter had ordered Belize to be fortified, and munitions and stores to be [...]

A scapegoat, and  his handler

A scapegoat, and his handler

Late on September 9, 1954, as midnight approached, Jacobo Arbenz, the recently deposed president of Guatemala, was escorted into the Guatemala City airport with a small entourage, including his wife, Maria Vilanova, and two of their [...]

KREM Radio and ICJ public education

KREM Radio and ICJ public education

Within a month, on March 7 and April 7, 2018, two public events occurred recently which indicated that the media landscape in Belize City is not what it appears to be at first glance. On Wednesday, [...]