Editorial

April 1 Decision

April 1 Decision

The Honorable Chief Justice, Kenneth Benjamin, has set April 1, 2019 as the date to hear an application for an interim injunction on the April 10 referendum. Belizeans, on April 10, are set to decide if [...]

PM’s legacy, free spending, and abuse  of the power disparity

PM’s legacy, free spending, and abuse of the power disparity

During the period when the Wong Hong Kim scandal and other scandals were rife, Prime Minister Barrow famously, or infamously, declared that he didn’t lead the country with a concern for his legacy. He had a [...]

Looking at environmental aspects of Stake Bank Project during REEF WEEK

Looking at environmental aspects of Stake Bank Project during REEF WEEK

The Oceana website says the objective of Reef Week, an annual celebration of all things marine started by the organization in 2013, is “to raise awareness of the pivotal role the Barrier Reef plays in Belizean [...]

UDP recyclers

UDP recyclers

According to the design of our political system, our parliamentary democracy, it is the duty of the opposition party in the House of Representatives to keep the government on its toes. By design there are mechanisms [...]

For a little more freedom of speech

For a little more freedom of speech

The Belize Times, in its headline story last week, declared that the Prime Minister was flirting with contempt when he made certain pronouncements about court-related matters at the Business Forum held at the Belize City Civic [...]

2019-20 budget likely to be huge on borrowing

2019-20 budget likely to be huge on borrowing

The leader of our country, Prime Minister Barrow, dropped a comment at the recent Business Forum held at the Belize City Civic Center about a published paper he had read that doesn’t share the fear some [...]

How the “South” votes should be a concern

How the “South” votes should be a concern

When asked what Guatemala is claiming, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and former Foreign Minister, Dr. Assad Shoman, and the entire ICJ team, reply that it is the entire country of Belize. When Belizeans go to vote [...]

Belize can’t gloat about her democracy

Belize can’t gloat about her democracy

Our neighbor to the west and south, Guatemala, tried democracy and if we are to judge by recent developments in that country, they don’t like the taste of it. In the 1950s, when Guatemala had set [...]

Socialist Nicaragua has lowest murder rate in C.A.

Socialist Nicaragua has lowest murder rate in C.A.

The website, Knoema, which describes itself as the “most comprehensive source of global decision-making data in the world”, says that the murder rate (persons murdered per 100,000 people) in Nicaragua in 2016 was 7.4. The country [...]

The PUDP and the ICJ matter

The PUDP and the ICJ matter

What Belize enjoys of parliamentary democracy is built on the organizational foundations of our two major political parties – the ruling United Democratic Party (UDP) and the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP). It has been said [...]