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I felt I had to produce a column for Easter Week, one reason being that, through the years and decades, the Easter column has always been a favorite of mine. That is because writers write in [...]

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Dear readers, this is not my regular column. Yes, I’ve been missing in action, but I haven’t gone anywhere, and I’m in pretty good shape. It’s difficult to explain all the issues and personal emotions of [...]

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Millennia of Chinese dominance ended abruptly in the first half of the nineteenth century when the Qing Dynasty came face-to-face with the power of an industrializing, imperial Western Europe. When the Qing tried to prohibit British [...]

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One thing leads to another thing leads to another thing leads to the other thing …. –   JAH-ART For most of the 1970s, except for the school year 1971/72, when I taught at Wesley College, I [...]

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If people bring so much courage to this world, the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken [...]

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Maybe I was too young when I went to America. And that’s funny, because I stuck out three years burning the midnight oil at Dartmouth College because the racist ex-Dean of St. John’s College Sixth Form, [...]

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Hitherto, Belizeans who have decided, no doubt sensibly and rationally, though sometimes under duress, to become employees, affiliates, associates, or assets of the mighty United States of America’s federal government, have not been forced to confront [...]

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By the way, also staying at my Aunt Gladys’ home in Rutland Road were two women, one named Elma, another named Millie, and also Mrs. Rosado, her grandson Michael, and Sylvino Rosado, whom I had been [...]

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When a man reaches the age I have, a man, all things being equal, has to be extra careful. Yes, a septuagenarian’s life experiences are very helpful, and they boost a man’s confidence. But, the world [...]

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There is a phenomenon in electoral politics which is called the “swing,” and it excites political analysts in much the same way major hurricanes appear to excite meteorologists. The first significant swing in Belize’s modern electoral [...]