Editorial

Bullying led to death in cell

Bullying led to death in cell

Most Belizeans know that bullying is a part of our culture, and that it is one of the worst things about us. We bully, and that includes making sport of people who we perceive to be [...]

We must take control of our country

We must take control of our country

You have to be careful about bending because if you bend too far you might hurt yourself. Everyone, everything has a breaking point. The healthiest, sturdiest trees will break in a storm. The toughest man will [...]

Political BTL, No justice, Defunct PAC

Political BTL, No justice, Defunct PAC

There was a legal hurdle our present government had to cross to reacquire BTL. The company, under private ownership, had made interconnection seem impossible for rivals, had not encouraged voice over internet, had not been respectful [...]

13th Senator Senate must be replaced by elected Senate

13th Senator Senate must be replaced by elected Senate

On June 23, 2016, 71.8% of eligible voters in the United Kingdom (UK — England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) voted in a referendum on whether to leave the European Union (EU), which is comprised of [...]

Our governments made the climate for Sanctuary Bay

Our governments made the climate for Sanctuary Bay

There is a story out there that the Americans are trying to put a hook in the Government of Belize, us, for a project that has reportedly bilked mostly American citizens out of over US 100 [...]

Cruel Irony: our country’s guilt

Cruel Irony: our country’s guilt

The next person who is brought before the court for a “revenge murder” should sue the state for negligence in delivering justice. Revenge murder is a too-real story in Belize. If you don’t believe that, listen [...]

Rewards for success; punishment for failure

Rewards for success; punishment for failure

A columnist in The Guardian wrote in last week’s edition of that newspaper that “The Amandala’s Editor does NOT know that the referendum is very, very different from a vote of no confidence.” We believe the [...]

Parliamentary dictatorship must end

Parliamentary dictatorship must end

When he saw the Special Agreement (the Compromis) that Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington had signed with Guatemala, former Prime Minister, Honorable Said Musa, wrote in his book, “With malice toward none”, that Prime Minister Barrow’s 2008-2012 [...]

La dictadura parlamentaria debe terminar

La dictadura parlamentaria debe terminar

Cuando vio el Acuerdo Especial (el Compromis) que el Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores Wilfred Elrington había firmado con Guatemala, el ex Primer Ministro, el Honorable Said Musa, escribió en su libro “With malice toward none” [“Con [...]

Get serious about BELIZE, UDP

Get serious about BELIZE, UDP

No Belizean leader or political party ever had such an easy run. PM Barrow and the UDP came to power in 2008 after the PUP government of 2003-2008 imploded. The PUP, to an extent, has remained [...]