Editorial

Corruption, collusion, cronyism

Corruption, collusion, cronyism

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts, but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. –  Frank Herbert It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about a politician, an [...]

Che Guevara: Arbenz, Castro, and Price …

Che Guevara: Arbenz, Castro, and Price …

LA HIGUERA, Bolivia – Irma Rosales, tired after decades of tending her tiny store, sat back one morning with a box full of photos and remembered the stranger who was shot in the local schoolhouse 50 [...]

God bless the teachers

God bless the teachers

TRUMP REJECTS DIALOGUE WITH KIM (by Felicia Schwartz in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL of Monday, October 2, 2017) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he didn’t think it was worth pursuing negotiations with North Korean leader [...]

Belize and the Trump presidency

Belize and the Trump presidency

While it is true that race consciousness among Afro-Caribbeans developed in and was nourished by racist environments such as the United States, allowance ought to be made for a noteworthy exception to the general tendency for [...]

An angry Wednesday afternoon

An angry Wednesday afternoon

Student activism is one of the phenomena which repressive governments fear most, one of the reasons being that in many cases the students are the children and the grandchildren of people who support these repressive governments, [...]

The wasteland

The wasteland

Many Belizeans do not realize that the nation’s population center, Belize City, does not presently have a franchise in the semi-professional football league. In Belmopan, by contrast, the four-time area representative, Hon. John Saldivar, was controlling [...]

Mr. Barrow’s real bosses

Mr. Barrow’s real bosses

“Their lives were a study in contrasts. Robert Sidney Turton was an ultra-capitalist, womanizer and irreverent iconoclast. George Cadle Price was an ascetic, bible-quoting bachelor, detached from material possessions who never owned a television set in [...]

The facts versus the arguments

The facts versus the arguments

I had noticed the judges and jurors, but I missed an important part of an English court. Where were the gentlemen of the bar? Some of my readers will perhaps concur with Captain Hampton’s observation that [...]

Who gave the order?

Who gave the order?

No one was injured during the entire episode but one Marisol Amaya who as always was being overzealous in trying to get an interview with Briceño had to be hauled off to the side as she [...]

Resistance versus appeasement

Resistance versus appeasement

The anti-colonial struggle in Belize began not with the devaluation of the Belizean dollar on 31st December, 1949, or even the day after when the People’s Committee was formed, but on an October day in 1934 [...]