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We need to pass a law to stop people from cursing others, “black”

We need to pass a law to stop people from cursing others, “black”

This story has many threads leading into it, but if you are brave and stick with me to the last, you will get my point. We are approaching October 12, a national holiday formerly named Columbus [...]

From British Honduras to Belize: one family’s drama

From British Honduras to Belize: one family’s drama

a novel written by the late Chrystel Lynwood Hyde Straughan (This novel, edited by Mrs. Straughan’s, nephew, Evan X Hyde, will be published in serial form in Amandala.) CHAPTER 1 Matron, as most of us called [...]

PSU: Stand up and be counted!

PSU: Stand up and be counted!

For a union to be effective in the service of its members, it requires administrative and technical staff and space where its members can hold meetings and socialize. Recognizing the special role that unions play in [...]

Our slow and silent death…

Our slow and silent death…

We have had so little time in Belize to collectively focus on living in a healthy environment and respecting our natural environment because we have been so busy weeping over the deaths of our brothers and [...]

The Monrad Metzgen Story: Tribute to a Belizean Patriot

The Monrad Metzgen Story: Tribute to a Belizean Patriot

Most persons within their life-span set limits as to what they can achieve. One man who lived his life without limits, and whom I refer to as a ‘limitless patriot’ was Monrad Sigfrid Metzgen. He did [...]

Either a new beginning or the beginning of the end?

Either a new beginning or the beginning of the end?

CHINA, Oct. 1, 2019– Today the Chinese people celebrated 70 years of National Day.  President Xi Jinping said, “This was the end of 100 years of humiliation. The Chinese people stood up and embarked on a [...]

Pray that Sedi doesn’t lose again

Pray that Sedi doesn’t lose again

I am watching this court case involving Mr. Sedi Elrington very keenly, and I di run sweat that he will take a likking. I am just tired of foreigners banging the stuffings out of us whenever, [...]

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner’s  Independence Day speech

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner’s Independence Day speech

The late Right Honorable George Cadle Price, the Father of our Nation and the figure that led us to freedom, did not perceive independence only in terms of transfer of political power. But rather he considered [...]

A confession is not a sure conviction!

A confession is not a sure conviction!

I know from my personal experience that the most difficult murder cases for me to have proven were the ones based on confession alone.  For the layperson, news of a confession from an accused gives joy, [...]

Sobbing in my rum

Sobbing in my rum

In the wee hours on Sunday morning some men went to the house of one of my neighbors, Mr. Chen, and killed him. The story is that they broke into his house with the intent to [...]