Editorial

Division and conquest

Division and conquest

Two different articles by Adele Ramos, the Assistant Editor of Amandala, in the Tuesday, June 20, 2017 issue of this newspaper which do not appear to be related to each other, certainly are related in the [...]

Belize – between Guatemala and Cuba

Belize – between Guatemala and Cuba

Belize’s education system appears to encourage Belizean students to ignore regional affairs. This newspaper has therefore struggled mightily to inform the Belizean people about some regional realities which have major and ongoing significance for Belize’s status [...]

The real of the deal

The real of the deal

Today we use the term “Machiavellian” to describe leaders who pursue their goals without regard for moral or legal limits. They focus completely on status, always look to their own advantage and use others to their [...]

PUP and UDP families

PUP and UDP families

For a few years now this newspaper has been using the “PUDP” acronym to refer to Belize’s two major political parties while simultaneously emphasizing the similarities between them. Our two major political parties are the ruling [...]

1773, 1798, 1823, 1838, and 1898

1773, 1798, 1823, 1838, and 1898

The history of the Battle of St. George’s Caye, when the Baymen repelled a Spanish attack from Yucatan in 1798, was first memorialized in 1823, in a document before the British Parliament entitled THE DEFENCE OF [...]

Our troubled justice system

Our troubled justice system

It may well be argued that the present executive of Belize, in the form of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Cabinet, lost its moral authority three years ago when Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie was ordered [...]

Washington sends a message

Washington sends a message

The United States Embassy in Belize revoked Hon. Edmond Castro’s diplomatic and tourist visas less than twenty four hours before the United Democratic Party (UDP) Transportation Minister’s great nemesis, Alvarine Burgess, was scheduled to appear before [...]

Families, groups, and corporations

Families, groups, and corporations

Today we want to do something different from what we usually do, and look at the politics of Belize from above, from the perspective of the wealthy, powerful families, groups, and corporations which finance the two [...]

A socio-political crisis

A socio-political crisis

The history of besieged Presidencies is, in the end, a history of hubris – of blindness to one’s faults, of deafness to the warnings, of seclusion from uncomfortable realities. The secret of power is not that [...]

Attention, Chairman Alberto

Attention, Chairman Alberto

Our understanding of Belize’s political parties has always been that the Chairman is the third most powerful official in these parties, following the Leader and Deputy Leader. So then, Cayo’s fiery and fanatic Alberto August, Chairman [...]