Editorial

Three decades and seven years ago …

Three decades and seven years ago …

Many of us Belizeans have not viewed political independence as a challenge to consolidate our status as a nation-state. Rather, we have been encouraged by leaders of various descriptions to see these annual commemorations of our [...]

Belize: a changing Guatemalan problem

Belize: a changing Guatemalan problem

In its rise to national hegemony, the army was helped by U.S. military aid, which, however, was seldom direct or decisive in terms of the political process. Such aid consisted of supplying Guatemala’s military needs with [...]

Belize: innocent and bogus at the same time

Belize: innocent and bogus at the same time

Mr. R. Saldivar spoke on an occasion of a night in late December, 1979, when a plane from Belize Air Cargo flew out from the International Airport at 4 a.m., a time when the airport was [...]

The Southside: cancer and matrix

The Southside: cancer and matrix

The problem with treating cancer cells is that they basically live within a healthy matrix in the human body, so that attempts to destroy cancer cells cause collateral damage, in that the surrounding healthy matrix also [...]

$95 million owing to The Lord: 5 Southside murders in 36 hours

$95 million owing to The Lord: 5 Southside murders in 36 hours

Under the stewardships of two of the smartest attorneys and political leaders in the modern political history of Belize, Rt. Hon. Said Musa and Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow, Belize has ended up owing Lord Michael Ashcroft [...]

Belizean self-defence

Belizean self-defence

The Southern Caucus of the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) this week introduced the idea of Belizean self-defence on the Wednesday morning edition of the KREM Radio/TV Wake Up Belize (WUB) show. When we say “introduced,” [...]

If not “the Tenth,” then what!!??

If not “the Tenth,” then what!!??

A good friend and compadre posed the above question to me, when, after reading some revealing history on the whole “Anglo-Guatemalan dispute,” I concurred with the suggestion that we had all been set up by the [...]

1779, between 1773 and 1798

1779, between 1773 and 1798

In a radio talk on the Lectern series, Ronald Clarke said: “I would like to refer, at this stage, to a certain fiction which has been spread abroad by the local establishment, acting in concert with [...]

From red or blue, to yes or no

From red or blue, to yes or no

Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) Leader, Hon. John Briceño, suddenly finds himself in a bit of a pickle. The PUP has 12 area representatives sitting in the House of Representatives, and 6 of these are now [...]

Wall Street, Washington, and Belizean sovereignty

Wall Street, Washington, and Belizean sovereignty

The United States of America originally comprised thirteen British colonies which declared their independence from Great Britain in 1776.  In their war for independence, the Americans were supported against England by the French, a most interesting [...]