Editorial

Belize at 36:  how we got here

Belize at 36: how we got here

We have two octogenarian Belizean friends of African descent who were deeply disturbed by events in British Honduras involving the extremely popular People’s United Party (PUP) in the early years of the anti-colonial movement in the [...]

Garvey’s 130th

Garvey’s 130th

E no good fu stay eena white man country too long. – Mutabaruka Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart [...]

Corruption as PUDP culture

Corruption as PUDP culture

In this newspaper’s 48 years of existence, we have been privileged, at various points in time and for various periods, to work with all four Prime Ministers of Belize – Right Hon. George Price, Right Hon. [...]

The Saldivar saga

The Saldivar saga

As we write this editorial early Thursday morning, the national football champions of Belize, the Belmopan Bandits, are preparing to defend Belize’s honor this evening against a visiting football club from Nicaragua. This is the home [...]

Let the tournament begin …

Let the tournament begin …

As the annual September 10 (1958) national day celebrations rolled around, the obsessive Price conceived the idea of promoting a Miss Belize beauty pageant to rival the Queen of the Bay pageant promoted by the pro-British [...]

Before the UDP was hatched…

Before the UDP was hatched…

AU REVOIR, RAIDERS BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Aug. 17, 1995 In a letter today to Belize Basketball League Commissioner, Hilly Martinez, Kremandala Raiders Limited majority shareholder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the franchise’s Chief Executive [...]

Cuidado, Belize

Cuidado, Belize

It is past the point where we Belizeans need to be careful, to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves. The innocence of our September celebrations has been polluted by our desire for the relatively easy tourist [...]

Class prejudice, ethnic bigotry

Class prejudice, ethnic bigotry

In our lifetime we have seen two peoples from widely separated parts of planet earth, the Vietnamese and the Cubans, make some unbelievable and bloody sacrifices in order to achieve and maintain independence, sovereignty, and national [...]

Independent or incandescent?

Independent or incandescent?

Just about forty years ago, the then ruling People’s United Party (PUP) made a decision to invest in this newspaper. Led by then Senator Said Musa, PUP personalities bought 50 percent of the shares in a [...]

Hopelessly corrupt

Hopelessly corrupt

I, as Aeneas our great ancestor Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber Did I the tired Caesar – and this man Is now [...]