I feel like an idiot …

Dear Editor, It occurs to me that Donald Trump, the amoral lunatic liar and corrupt Republican nominee for President of the U.S. in this November’s election, might consider relocating to Belize, where he could take his ease and [...]

Mario Lara writes Foreign Affairs Minister Elrington

Monday, September 19, 2016 Dear Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs and/or CEO, On Saturday, September 17, 2016, I was on a support boat that travelled to Sarstoon Island as part of the first ever Sarstoon Island [...]

Mario Lara talks about Sarstoon Island Eco Challenge experience

Dear Editor, Below is an article I posted via my Facebook profile to document the successful collaboration between Belizeans at home and abroad in hosting the first ever Sarstoon Island Eco Challenge held on Saturday, September [...]

Especially for you, Miss Belize

Dear Editor, I wrote this poem to Miss Belize, entitled “Especially for Ms. Belize,” in 1990, and it was published in the Amandala and The Belize Times newspapers. I am looking into putting it to music, [...]

Teachers, unite!

Dear Editor, I must say, though, in reference to comments made about Price’s campaign for ‘Christian Democracy’, that back then it was soon figured out to be a farce.   For that reason the Public Service [...]

Fyah, Fuego, Sham, Ka’ak and Fire

Editor Amandala Sir, No matter what you call it, the flames and smoke will come. Though it is rainy season now, the burning will come with dry season. Last week I flew in to Belize City [...]

Of abalones and fake sincerity

Dear Editor, The bureaucracy of politics in Belize is truly a sight to behold. I’m mystified as to how much more compelling evidence is necessary before Belizeans wake up to just how completely corrupt and how [...]

Alfonso C registers a complaint

Dear Editor, I have been following the three days bash that the Belize Brewing Co. has been hosting in Belize city for the last years. I do honestly believe that the concept is an excellent one [...]

Of necessary checks and balances

Editor Sir: In theory, a democratic government guarantees the free and equal representation to all its citizens in determining the rules and manner in which they are governed. In practice this ideal is never achieved. Often [...]

Dangriga youth complains

Editor Amandala Sir, Today I am here wondering as a youth of Dangriga, amazed daily by the neglect that the town faces from both government and non-government entities. While the country is focusing on the corruption [...]