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A “YES” vote could play out okay

A “YES” vote could play out okay

First of all, let’s get this absolutely clear: Guatemala’s legal case against Belize rides solely on the interpretations of certain Guatemalans and certain Americans. In his, Pocket Guide to the Referendum on the ICJ, Dr. Assad [...]

The British royal wedding and the Caribbean colonial jumbie

The British royal wedding and the Caribbean colonial jumbie

Ten years ago, British “royalty”, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the Caribbean and locals prostrated before them. Local leaders made arrangements for them to play the Steelpan and the sacred Rastafarian Nyabinghi drums. Leslie [...]

Beware the ICJ…

Beware the ICJ…

I am very thankful to Mr. Godwin Sutherland for sending me a copy of the book, Background and Study of the Special Agreement between Guatemala and Belize to submit Guatemala’s Territorial, Insular and Maritime claim to [...]

I’m with Ms. Guadalupe

I’m with Ms. Guadalupe

I think that to be with Ms. Guadalupe Lampela, the star of what must be the hottest infomerical on Belize television, means that you are NOT with the Fisheries Department. (Please, I am not about making [...]

Burgos must rent upstairs apartments

Burgos must rent upstairs apartments

Immediately I heard that the Belize City Council was going to address the silting eyesore at Yaabra Bridge, I thought they were being presented with an opportunity. I thought that while it was silted (and we [...]

MUSLIMS CELEBRATE RAMADAN

MUSLIMS CELEBRATE RAMADAN

Say: “We believe in Allah and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob and the tribes; and that given to Moses and Jesus and all the other prophets by their Lord. We [...]

BELIZEAN STANISLAUS

BELIZEAN STANISLAUS

May 11, 2018– THE AGE OF REFORM:  Let us so title the next two decades, 2018-2038. To make reform an achievable goal, those who have political power should be the prime agents of change or at [...]

Guatemala, Belize, and the ICJ: The Big Picture

Guatemala, Belize, and the ICJ: The Big Picture

Reproduced from  the Tuesday, May 8, 2018, #3176 issue of Amandala I am addressing this brief message to ALL Belizeans, wherever they may be and irrespective to which of our three political parties they belong, or, [...]

The referee didn’t teef

The referee didn’t teef

Everyone who gives a daam about football knows what transpired in Broaster Stadium in a playoff game between Verdes and BDF a couple weeks ago, so we don’t need to rehash. Okay, a penalty was called [...]

Ruling on Bakassi shows clear path

Ruling on Bakassi shows clear path

Some Belizeans have suggested that the ICJ’s ruling on the Bakassi should make Belizeans fear going to court with Guatemala. In 2002, the ICJ ruled that the contested territory of Bakassi (257 sq. miles), belongs to [...]