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An act of war

An act of war

The word Ka’añaar, explained by Brother Yasser Musa at the Corozal House of Culture graphic art exhibition which took place on Thursday, June 27, 2019, is two words — “Ka’a” in Maya, which means two, and [...]

Getting the sense

Getting the sense

When I was a young man, een a mi prime, a time when there were moments when I thought that every gyal that I like mi like me, one Saturday evening I got on a bus [...]

Musings by the Curious  Non-Conformist

Musings by the Curious Non-Conformist

With all that’s happening in the news and around us today, I thought it would be an opportune time to share a piece by a good friend of mine from SpokenWord501, Mr. Kyraan Gabourel. Of course, [...]

The Growth of Black Consciousness in Belize 1914–1919

The Growth of Black Consciousness in Belize 1914–1919

Continued from Tuesday, July 2, 2019 The Background to the Riot II. White Racism and the Growth of Garveyism In Belize itself a similar disillusionment had come to pass in the minds of many who had [...]

Mary Hickey y la historia de Bowen

Mary Hickey y la historia de Bowen

De los seis hijos a quienes Mary Hickey había legado esclavos en 1826, solo se sabe que tres sobrevivieron más allá de la infancia: Sophia Searle, Matilda Caroline y Richard Manfield.  El Dr. Bowen murió en [...]

Red & Blue not biggest factor in Village Council Elections

Red & Blue not biggest factor in Village Council Elections

There are villages in this country that have produced area representatives, and in these villages there is a heightened consciousness of Red & Blue politics, so much so that the fate of the political party is [...]

Is failure an option? – The canary in the coal mine

Is failure an option? – The canary in the coal mine

“I kno I dah nuttiin but ah wah betta fi mi daata.” — Young male Belizean (name withheld), June 2019. Getting into my barber’s chair is always a priority. The “trim” is usually accompanied by spirited [...]

Belize mestizos and  St. John’s College

Belize mestizos and St. John’s College

The Changing Context of Dependency Beginning in the 1960s, the colony’s economy, which had begun to shift toward greater integration with the United States early in the century – Swayne commented in 1917 that the United [...]

The Growth of Black Consciousness in Belize 1914–1919

The Growth of Black Consciousness in Belize 1914–1919

(Continued and concluded from last weekend’s issue of Amandala) That anger, perhaps somewhat ameliorated by the expectations of demobilization and their return to Belize, was reactivated on the long journey home by the so-called “Incident at [...]

Like, I’m waiting

Like, I’m waiting

It’s not within my nature to push for an apology from anyone, but sometimes you have to set the record right. A Facebook “friend” of mine selected a sentence out of a column I wrote and [...]