Editorial

Tourism doing well, but too much crime and corruption

Tourism doing well, but too much crime and corruption

An IMF (International Monetary Fund) team recently concluded their annual look at the economy of Belize, and while we at this newspaper don’t look to them for our blueprint for the future, we believe it is [...]

Columbus and 500-plus years  of wealth transfer

Columbus and 500-plus years of wealth transfer

In early August, 1492, Christopher Columbus, an Italian sailor living in Portugal, received sponsorship from Spain and set out with three sailing ships across the Atlantic Ocean. Columbus was searching for a new sea route to [...]

Unworkable contract costs in Belize City

Unworkable contract costs in Belize City

Judge Courtenay Abel’s ruling in favor of the complainant in the case brought against the Mayor of Belize City and the Belize City Council (BCC) by former City Administrator, Ms. Candice Miller, most likely did not [...]

The result of “party before country” is collapse

The result of “party before country” is collapse

When Hon. Dean Barrow became Prime Minister of Belize in 2008, he did not ride in on a record that showed he had capacity to create jobs and subdue crime. Indeed, the accepted opinion is that [...]

Belizeans gave UDP a chance: now they disrespect us

Belizeans gave UDP a chance: now they disrespect us

The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Patrick Faber, has a history of being honest about the dishonorable deeds of his party, the United Democratic Party (UDP), and he has passed off quite a few of these deeds [...]

USA disrespected Belize because our leaders disrespect Belize

USA disrespected Belize because our leaders disrespect Belize

Belize’s Prime Minister, Hon. Dean Barrow, said at a recently held press conference, where he covered a range of issues that the USA had acted disrespectfully toward Belize in a matter involving Mr. Reynaldo Verde. Mr. [...]

38 years after independence, our democracy in peril

38 years after independence, our democracy in peril

By early 1981, Belizeans across the length and breadth of the country knew that momentum was building toward Premier Price’s dream of leading Belize to independence. Most of the clutter in the path to independence had [...]

LPG deal —another poor GoB decision

LPG deal —another poor GoB decision

Dr. Gilbert Canton probably deserves to be rewarded for his bright idea to have Belizean business folk and the government wrest control of the LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) market from foreign hands, especially if it leads [...]

PM should apologize for corruption and other wrongs

PM should apologize for corruption and other wrongs

It is hard to believe that a person who threw his hat into the political ring around forty years ago, and has kept it there up to this day, has no concern for what his country [...]

Our thoughts are with the Bahamians

Our thoughts are with the Bahamians

Our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas have just come through a storm the likes of which few have ever experienced. For almost two days a Category 5 hurricane hammered some sections of that country, and [...]