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

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 [...]

The new Centenary

   In July 1919 a number of ex-Servicemen from Belize who had served in the First World War under the British returned to Belize totally disgusted with the racist treatment they had suffered abroad at the [...]

Pigs of Belize …

   BELIZE CITY, Wed. March 8, 2017    Trade unionists who attended the Prime Minister’s press conference held this morning to unveil a breakthrough in the superbond negotiations, left clueless on what new tax measures would [...]

Stormy Monday

“They call it Stormy Monday, but Tuesday is just as bad …”       – STORMY MONDAY, original lyrics by T-Bone Walker, 1947 “An older, more modest, and more mature view of the presidency was [...]

The new Belize

We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both. - Louis Brandeis Wealth begets power, which begets more wealth. [...]

What happened to the youth?

Black Power was the peculiarly African Caribbean response to an international revolutionary abertura that was captured, inter alia, in the Czechoslovakian Spring, the student uprisings in Mexico that were brutally suppressed preceding the Olympics; the tumultuous, [...]

A sick media landscape …

The equipment and technology at Channel 5 are all sparkling and state-of-the-art. Channel 5 is a member in good standing of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU). The television station is owned by a billionaire international business [...]


Early in December of last year, the Kremandala group of businesses began an overall belt tightening. This was with a view to surviving the post-holidays downturn which hits the Belizean economy every January. More than that, [...]

From honesty to dishonesty …

Prime Minister of Belize, the Rt. Hon. Dean O. Barrow, came out of one of the old civil service families in British Honduras. The post-World War II scions of several of these families went to study [...]