Editorial

An alternative history

An alternative history

If the United Democratic Party (UDP) under the leadership of Dean Russell Lindo had won the 1979 general election, as it was widely expected to do, Belize would not have gone on to political independence in [...]

The truce

The truce

The Hon. Michael Finnegan, United Democratic Party (UDP) Mesopotamia area representative and Housing Minister in the Dean Barrow government, of late has been claiming that he began his political career in 1965. If that is so, [...]

The significance of the BNTU election

The significance of the BNTU election

After the December 1984 general election defeat of the People’s United Party (PUP), Assad Shoman, the socialist Health Minister of the PUP during its 1979 to 1984 term of office, broke with the PUP and exited [...]

A million bucks of Easter basket

A million bucks of Easter basket

When the Deputy Premier/Minister of Education, Hon. Patrick Faber, first announced early last week that his United Democratic Party (UDP) government had, almost casually, found a million dollars to reward those teachers, presumably members of the [...]

Real, ready, rapid, rigid  response ….

Real, ready, rapid, rigid response ….

Usually one does not see the correlation between events as quickly as the following correlation jumped out at us this week. The Government of Belize is moving Senior Superintendent of Police, Chester Williams, to a desk [...]

The Barrow Emeritus future

The Barrow Emeritus future

When Rt. Hon. George Cadle Price was replaced as People’s United Party (PUP) Leader in 1996, he was around 76 years of age. At that point, of course, Mr. Price became PUP Leader Emeritus. He was [...]

Strange Senate, strange country

Strange Senate, strange country

Belize is a strange country in several ways. One of the most intriguing ways in which Belize is strange has to do with what appears to be the reality that Belizeans from certain classes and backgrounds, [...]

The tourism basket

The tourism basket

Belize is putting too many of our economic eggs into the tourism basket. For sure tourism has been fast money, and tourism has appeared to be smart money for more than two decades now, but there [...]

Aikman, Ashcroft, and the atomic age

Aikman, Ashcroft, and the atomic age

   Government-funded environmental scientists began noticing something curious: nuclear explosions deplete the ozone layer, which protects the Earth’s atmosphere. This finding related to observations made by scientists who were not working for the military.    In [...]

Cops, crime, and the  community

Cops, crime, and the community

In Belize City, the nation’s population center, the Police Department is clearly overwhelmed by the violent and often sensational crimes which occur so frequently as to be practically dizzying. Violent crime in Belize City has been [...]